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President Trump to Withdraw 4,000 American Troops from Afghanistan

Newly published documents recently revealed a trail of lies and failure surrounding the war.

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In the wake of the publication of government documents that reveal a legacy of lies and failure surrounding the United States’ 18-year ongoing war in Afghanistan, President Donald Trump is preparing to announce that the nation will withdraw 4,000 American troops from the country.

The pullout would cut the presence of American troops in the troubled Central Asian nation by a third, from approximately 12,000 to 8,000.

NBC News reported on the development on Saturday night. It’s unclear if the development is directly linked to the revelation of the damning documents on the Afghanistan War earlier this week, but the timing seems to imply it’s probably not a coincidence.

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The documents, obtained through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, expose a consistent track record of senior military and civilian authorities overstating U.S progress in deterring and combating the Afghan Taliban. American gains are almost immediately washed away as soon as troops depart from Taliban-infested regions of the country, even after an 18-year presence.

A drawdown of the military presence in Afghanistan would represent a turnaround for the Trump administration and a return to the America First principles the President proposed as a candidate in 2016. Trump had earlier been convinced to buff up the American military presence in Afghanistan.

It’s well past time for the war in Afghanistan- which is now by far the longest conflict to have occurred in American history- to be brought to a conclusion. A troop drawdown is a step in the right direction, but the ultimate goal for America First patriots should be to bring home every American service member from the eternally troubled and unstable distant nation.

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INSANE: Engineer Ran Train Off Tracks to Damage Coronavirus HOSPITAL SHIP

An unthinkable act of possible terrorism.

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A Los Angeles engineer reportedly derailed a train, sending it in the direction of the hospital ship USNS Mercy with the hopes of damaging the vessel Tuesday.

Eduardo Moreno of San Pedo is being charged with one count of train wrecking.

Prosecutors are claiming that Moreno was intentionally trying to damage the hospital ship. They allude to the possibility of Moreno being a conspiracy theorist of some sort, evidently believing that the hospital ship was going to be used for nefarious purposes.

Moreno is said to have crashed a Pacific Harbor Line train, running it off the rails and sending it careening through a barricade to the Port of Los Angeles’ docks. The train crashed through several barriers and fences, crossing over two gravel parking lots. It ceased moving before reaching the Mercy, coming to rest just before the Vincent Thomas Bridge.

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No one was injured from the derailing of the train, but a leakage of fuel from the machine required a hazmat team to respond to the incident.

Moreno allegedly told investigators that he was “suspicious” of the ship, not believing that “the ship is what they say it’s for.” The locomotive engineer reportedly went on to say that “you only get this chance once. The whole world is watching. I had to. People don’t know what’s going on here. Now they will.

A Department of Justice press release on Moreno’s arrest and criminal charge describes the man as admitting to derailing the train with the intention of damaging the ship.

The Mercy docked at the Port of Los Angeles over the weekend. The vessel in present in the area to assist in containment measures for the Chinese coronavirus epidemic, in a similar fashion to the hospital ship USNS Comfort’s presence in New York City.

Derailing a train with the intention of damaging a hospital ship is an extreme criminal act, to put it lightly. The incident may have possible terrorist ramifications if it’s made clear that Moreno wanted to damage the ship for overt political purposes.

Big League Politics will continue to monitor this situation.

UPDATE:

Video surfaced of the halted train and the damage it inflicted on the municipal docks on Tuesday.

 

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