Air Force Master Sgt. Maily Groeschel, right, a care flight chief with the 23rd Medical Group beneficiary, administers a COVID-19 vaccine to Air Force Staff Sgt. Austin Kennedy, 75th Aircraft Maintenance Unit dedicated crew chief, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, Aug. 17, 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Megan Estrada)
Dr. Anthony Fauci and the government health establishment continue to insist vaccines provide superior immunity to natural infection, contradicting the consensus prior to the coronavirus pandemic.
But the largest real-world analysis to date found people previously infected with COVID-19 are at lower risk of contracting the delta variant than people who received two doses of the vaccine produced by Pfizer and BioNTech
Representative Louie Gohmert, a Republican from Texas, on Friday appeared to speak in support of unproven treatments for COVID-19, including ivermectin, a drug that’s often used as a dewormer for cows and horses.
The review by the intelligence agencies of the origin of the coronavirus pandemic ordered by President Biden was inconclusive, but an “element” of the intel community believes COVID-19 began in a Chinese lab.
According to a declassified summary of the 90-day review, some in the intelligence community believe COVID-19 spilled over to humans naturally from animals, the Daily Caller Foundation reported.
The Taliban have control over 32 of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces. But one, Panjshir, is firmly in government hands, and a second is contested, with at least three districts retaken by Northern Resistance forces on August 20. We should not as a nation be rushing to raise the white flag of surrender to the Taliban and throw our Afghan allies under the bus before the Taliban even get the flagpole erected and the bus started. Under both international law and the Afghan Constitution, the lawful President of Afghanistan is now First Vice President Amrullah Saleh, and he is in Panshir Province with a force of some 10,000 men, including about 6,000 commandos. Defense Minister Bismillah Khan Mohammadi is there as well. They have at least five operational helicopters and a number of armored vehicles. They have been stockpiling ammunition and supplies for four years.
The Panjshir Valley was the heart of Afghanistan’s resistance to the Soviet invasion from 1979 to 1989, and it never fell to the communists. The Soviets attempted at least nine assaults into the Panshir with huge armored forces, armored personnel carriers and Hind gunships. Their wreckage litters the valley floor to this day. The Taliban would not fare better. Since he became President, Mr. Biden has promised to continue to support the lawful government and armed forces of Afghanistan, and under international law, the lawful government of Afghanistan is still on Afghan soil. It urgently needs international support. There are other centers of resistance in other parts of Afghanistan as well, notably in Nangarhar Province and in Khost Province, where the Khost Provincial Force comprised around 4,000 Zadran and Kharoti Pashtun tribesmen remain fiercely anti-Taliban as they have been for a quarter-century. And Afghan society itself has changed dramatically since the last time the Taliban were in power. Half the population of Afghanistan has no memory of Taliban rule and its draconian laws. The Taliban are faced with overruling a population that does not support them. Just because they would not fight for the corrupt and incompetent Ashraf Ghani does not mean they want the Taliban in power.
The federal government doesn’t require the general public to get vaccinated. But the FDA’s decision has prompted it to require vaccinations for some activities, such as entering facilities like nursing homes and other federal medical facilities. Cities, states and businesses have also instituted vaccine requirements — or plan to soon. For example, New York City and San Francisco are among the municipalities that have instituted vaccine rules for indoor activities.
Airmen prepare to load qualified evacuees aboard a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 21, 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Taylor Crul)
Among the evacuees from Kabul are as many as 100 Afghans who are on intelligence agency terrorist watch lists, including one with potential ties to ISIS, a U.S. official warned Tuesday.
The Afghans, who have been flown to Qatar, are candidates for entry to the United States through Special Immigration Visas (SIV).
Police gather as protesters clash with security forces as they storm the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on January 6, 2021. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
By Theodore Bunker | Wednesday, 25 August 2021 10:34 AM
On the day before the violent protest on Jan. 6, the Secret Service sent a warning to U.S. Capitol Police about the potential for violence by attendees at the rally supporting then-President Donald Trump, Politico reports.
The government watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington were given the documents following a Freedom of Information Act request and subsequently shared the emails with Politico, which notes that the names of senders and recipients have been redacted.
In one email, with the subject line “[REDACTED] Officer Safety – 1/6 Demonstrations,” sent on January 5 says: “Per our Denver Field Office, a concerned citizen reported that [REDACTED] were flying into BWI [Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport] today to attend tomorrow’s rally and ‘incite violence.’
The chaotic end to America’s 20-year war in Afghanistan is taking a steep toll on President Joe Biden’s approval rating, with a majority giving him a thumbs-down on his job performance, a new poll showed Tuesday.