Pepe the Frog was created by American artist and cartoonist Matt Furie in 2005. Its usage as an internet meme came from his comic Boy's Club. The progenitor of Boy's Club was a zine Furie made on Microsoft paint called Playtime, which included Pepe as a character. He posted his comic in a series of blog posts on Myspace in 2005. It became an Internet meme when its popularity steadily grew across Myspace and 4chan in 2008. By 2015, it had become one of the most popular memes used on 4chan and Tumblr. Wide variations of Pepe include "Sad Frog", "Smug Frog", "Angry Pepe", "Feels Frog", and "You will never..." by enthusiasts across the planet.
The End Of America’s Longest War
The Taliban insurgency happens two decades after president Biden withdraws U.S led forces from Afghanistan, declaring that the counterterrorism mission has been completed. Taliban fighters overrun the capital, Kabul, and take over the presidential palace hours after President Ghani leaves the country. Meanwhile, the United States deploys six thousand troops to evacuate U.S. and allied personnel and secure Kabul’s international airport, creating chaos as thousands of Afghans attempt to flee. Biden says the military will help evacuate thousands of Afghans who worked with the United States, and he expands refugee-status access for vulnerable Afghans.
Taliban spokesperson Mansoor Afghan announced on August 14 that “Nangarhar’s sweet district was completely conquered”.
Evacuation Of Spanish Nationals And Embassy Staff.
Several Spanish diplomats could not be evacuated from Afghanistan during this prevailing uncertainty. A press report reported that Spain’s foreign ministry has announced that the country will evacuate Spanish nationals and the Afgan staff who have worked side by side with its diplomatic and military presence in Afghanistan.
An email statement on Friday said because of “ the advance of Taliban forces in their march towards Kabul ''. Spain would begin “ the repatriation of the embassy staff, the Spaniards remaining in the country, and those Afghans and their families who have worked side by side with us”. Around 100 Afghan Staff and families are to be evacuated as reported by Spanish media.
Frog in The well, Teaches The Ocean A Lesson 🐸
While the Spanish government seemed to have failed to establish a communication with the Taliban, a Spanish Twitter account with a frog avatar has successfully negotiated with the Taliban for fair and humane treatment of Spanish citizens at the nation’s embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan. The account has used Google translation to tweet a request to the Taliban spokesperson.
#عاجل— Mansoor Afghan (@Mansoor14769892) August 14, 2021
د ننګرهار خوږیاڼو والسوالۍ په بشپړ ډول فتحه شوه
The Taliban spokesperson responded to this tweet in English “We are human beings, we all respect each other, we don’t say anything to any foreign troops.”
The exchange of tweets went viral and was found humorous by many Twitter users, with one pointing out that “ a guy with a picture of Pepe has done more for the Spanish people in Afghanistan than the Spanish government.”