Pentagon rankled by congressmens' stunt, arriving in Kabul uninvited (Full show)
Representatives Moulton (Massachusetts-D) and Peter Meijer (Michigan-R) essentially snuck into Afghanistan on a chartered flight, surprising and embarrassing the Pentagon. The stunt also delayed the evacuation of two refugees and diverted time from the mission. In the meantime, guards and personnel have left the US embassy eerily vacant. The US retains a small military presence in the form of elite special forces teams, who completed a daring helicopter operation in Kabul. Rick Sanchez examines the ugly picture facing the US military as it continues its withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Shoes, litter, spent teargas canisters, scarves and bullet casings are strewn amid the dense, towering barbed wire with which NATO sought to control the chaos of the botched evacuation at Kabul’s airport. NATO troops and Taliban exchanged fire as desperate people stampeded the airport. RT’s Murad Gazdiev vividly describes the incredibly hectic situation from near the scene. Things have become marginally quieter in recent days, but the situation remains dire for those left in the city. Planes continue to arrive from Afghanistan to Virginia.
RT America’s Sayeh Tavangar reports on-site as flights arrive in Virginia from Afghanistan. The ongoing evacuation flights reached new heights on Wednesday, with thousands of refugees arriving in Virginia from Afghanistan. Then author shares his insights on the US legacy of failure in Afghanistan. Then author Ray McGinnis shares his insights.
Mexico is suing 10 US gun manufacturers in Massachusetts federal court. The suit alleges that these companies wantonly profit by fatal gun violence in the country by knowingly arming the drug cartels that plague the country. Legal correspondent Mollye Barrows explains.
Prof. Edward Slingerland Canadian-American scholar and author of “Drunk: How We Sipped, Danced and Stumbled Our Way to Civilization” joins Rick Sanchez to talk about the crucial role that alcohol plays in the development of civilization by enhancing creativity and cooperation. He argues that alcohol’s ease of production and dosing and its predictability has made it “king of the intoxicants.”