Older Brother Of Marine Killed By Jihadi During Afghanistan Exit Commits Suicide During Memorial

Written by Wes Walker on August 15, 2022

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The sad fact is, NONE of them had to die.

What was supposed to be a memorial service for a family grieving the death of one of the 13 victims of the suicide bomber in the final days of the Afghanistan wind-down became a whole new tragedy as the elder brother of one victim broke down and took his own life, too.

Dakota Halverson, 28, died on August 9. He was the older brother of Lance Cpl. Kareem Nikoui, 20, from Norco, California, who was one of the 13 military members killed by a suicide bomber outside the Kabul airport on August 26, 2021.
…“Dakota Halverson was a loving son, brother and friend. Losing his brother nearly one year ago has proven too difficult to bear,” the description reads.
“Any donations for his burial and services would be greatly appreciated as he wanted to be buried next to his brother Kareem,” their mother, Shana Chappell, added. “His family and I want to honor his wishes.”
–DailyWire

There were all kinds of ways for America to leave Afghanistan, and even Joe Biden realized that doing it the right way would take time… a lot of it.

Even if you rushed an exit and abandoned all the equipment, it would take some 7 months to get the last plane out of Afghanistan. If you wanted a proper and orderly exit, that would take at least a year — so said 2007 Biden.

But they didn’t have a year to leave… not if they wanted that photo op for declaring War Is Over in time for the 20th anniversary of 9/11.

So they rushed the exit… and Kamala insisted on getting her share of credit for that decision too:

Vice President Kamala Harris confirmed Sunday that she was the last person in the room before President Joe Biden made the decision to pull all U.S. troops out of Afghanistan.
In an interview with CNN’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union,” Harris was asked about being the last person in the room regarding major decisions, something that Biden has said is important to him in his working relationship with the vice president. Harris confirmed that was the case regarding the move to pull U.S. troops out of Afghanistan by Sept. 11.
–Politico

Just as the 2007 version of Biden had predicted, a rushed exit left everything behind. That included not just billions of dollars in military hardwar, but it also involved our abandoning of the Baghram Air Base with no warning either to Afghani authorities or to our Allies.

That, in turn, involved abandoning the people who had been IMPRISONED in Baghram. They were turned loose. Among the people released from prison was a jihadi who celebrated his newfound freedom by strapping a bomb to himself and, besides the untold other numbers of dead and wounded from that event, ended the lives of the last 13 Americans killed during our time in Afghanistan.

This was preventable. We know it because we had gone more than a year without a single American death. But Biden wanted bragging rights and a 9/11 photo op.

Instead of following his own advice, Joe rushed the exit and cost needless lives.

Nobody has been held accountable for the disaster in Afghanistan. No reasonable explanations have been given.

One wonders if such accountability may have granted Dakota Halverson some small measure of peace… maybe even enough that he did not feel the need to add his name to the casualty list of that horrific departure from Afghanistan.

Now we will never know.

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