2021 Aug 18, 2:48pm
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....The shambolic unravelling of America's withdrawal from Afghanistan comes from a yet to be written textbook of "how to lose at everything". Warnings hadn't been heeded, intelligence was clearly totally inadequate, planning was lamentable, execution woeful. Let's just focus in on one thing - although there are any number that are worthy of examination. The withdrawal came during the "fighting season" - a phrase I have to say I have always found rather odd. But in Afghanistan there is a fighting season which starts in spring - and then in winter, when the country freezes over, there is a time when the Taliban go home to their tribal homelands. Did no-one think that it might have been better to have ordered the withdrawal for the dead of winter when Taliban forces weren't there, poised to fill the vacuum? The end result might have been the same - a Taliban takeover - but it would have almost certainly led to a more orderly drawdown. Yet the Biden administration wanted an eye-catching date. They wanted the withdrawal completed by 11 September. Twenty years on from 9/11 - an artificial, self-imposed deadline. ...Biden's election campaign could be boiled down to three messages to distinguish himself from Donald Trump. First, he would be more empathetic. He would be more competent. And instead of "America First", it would be replaced by the mantra "America is back". But in his address yesterday, there wasn't a whole lot of empathy towards the thousands of Afghans who've helped Americans these past 20 years. On competence, even his biggest cheerleaders would struggle to say the withdrawal of American troops has been anything other than shambolic. And after the bewildering events of the past few days, how exactly is America back? ...But on the policy itself, Joe Biden is utterly defiant. He summoned up his inner Harry Truman and made clear in his speech that the buck stops with him. He was, however, happy to distribute blame in much the same way that a muck spreader disperses manure in all directions. The Afghan leadership weren't up to it, the Afghan armed forces had no fight in them; Donald Trump had negotiated a bad deal. ...A fascinating nugget from a briefing that's just been given by Joe Biden's National Security Adviser. Since the fall of Kabul, Jake Sullivan revealed, Biden hadn't spoken to another world leader. Wasn't that just a bit surprising, given that there were a lot of other nations - including Britain - who'd committed vast resources to Afghanistan? ...When the G7 gathered in Cornwall and the Nato nations met in Brussels the sense of relief was palpable among the prime ministers and presidents that a more outward looking American president was in charge. But given what has unfolded - how America has been humiliated, how Joe Biden embarked on a policy he was cautioned against by these leaders - there is now a good deal more wariness.And who will feel they have gained most from America's departure - apart from the Taliban, of course? Why, three countries near Afghanistan - Russia, Iran and China. I'm not sure that is what Joe Biden had in mind when he said after his inauguration that "America is back".
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The Taliban is now better armed than almost every Nato countryThe Biden administration has pulled off a military-political defeat that gets worse the more you look at itSeptember 2, 2021 | 2:53 am
WASHINGTON, D.C.—With Americans and Afghan allies still trapped in Afghanistan, Republican politicians are vowing to respond by getting "real mad and stuff" about it. "Oh yeah, you bet I'm mad! I'm spittin' mad, I sure am," said Senator Lindsey Graham. "And let me tell y'all, Biden wouldn't like ol' Lindsey when he's angry! I'll make him pay for what he done to our boys in Afghanistan—you know—by being really mad at him." Sources say Senator Graham and others may even pound their fists on a podium while talking about it, or raise their voices slightly, but not enough to break the rules of decorum. They will then send a bunch of angry emails to their email lists saying how angry they are—with links to donate to their reelection campaigns. Senator Mitch Mcconnell also weighed in. "Yup, I'm purdy mad too," he said at a fundraising dinner while wiping some caviar from his neck which was also his chin. "Biden sure will be sorry when he answers to ol' Mitch!"Republicans vow to stay really mad until the next news cycle makes everyone forget about all this.
September 2, 2021Biden Administration ordered abandoned weapons information to be removed from federal websitesAccused of covering the tracks.
Our Incompetent Woke Military: Three Star General Posts Photo She Thinks Are U.S. Troops Leaving Afghanistan–Turns Out They’re British
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/09/incompetent-woke-military-three-star-general-posts-photo-thinks-u-s-troops-leaving-afghanistan-turns-british/ Our Incompetent Woke Military: Three Star General Posts Photo She Thinks Are U.S. Troops Leaving Afghanistan–Turns Out They’re British
MisdemeanorRebellionNoCoupForYou saysOur Incompetent Woke Military: Three Star General Posts Photo She Thinks Are U.S. Troops Leaving Afghanistan–Turns Out They’re BritishEven more telling. If you have a gathering that large of US soldiers, you are going to see a substantial number of Blacks.
Afghan Interpreter Who Helped Rescue Biden in 2008 Left Behind After U.S. ExitMohammed, stranded in Afghanistan and hiding from the Taliban, makes a White House appeal: ‘Don’t forget me here’The White House responded to a WSJ story about an Afghan interpreter for the U.S. Army, who in 2008 helped rescue then-Sen. Joe Biden and others during a snowstorm in Afghanistan. Mohammed was unable to leave the country before the U.S. exit and White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said on Tuesday that his service would be honored. By Dion NissenbaumUpdated Aug. 31, 2021 5:22 pm ETThirteen years ago, Afghan interpreter Mohammed helped rescue then-Sen. Joe Biden and two other senators stranded in a remote Afghanistan valley after their helicopter was forced to land in a snowstorm. Now, Mohammed is asking President Biden to save him.“Hello Mr. President: Save me and my family,” Mohammed, who asked not to use his full name while in hiding, told The Wall Street Journal as the last Americans flew out of Kabul on Monday. “Don’t forget me here.”
It’s time that we stop policing the globe, stop occupying other countries, and stop waging endless wars.That’s not what’s going to happen, of course.
CDC Says A New COVID Variant May Be Needed To Effectively Bury Afghanistan News
I don't recall Biden promising any amount of competence??? Anyone got a link?
Afghan chaos undercuts Biden's promise of competenceI don't recall Biden promising any amount of competence??? Anyone got a link?
The Biden administration last month said it had fired on and killed what was believed to be an ISIS associate driving a car full of explosives in Afghanistan; the strike was symbolic for being the last missile fired by the U.S. over the course of its 20 years in Afghanistan. Yet a bombshell New York Times report argues that the drone strike killed not a terrorist but a worker for a U.S. aid group
et a bombshell New York Times report argues that the drone strike killed not a terrorist but a worker for a U.S. aid group
https://notthebee.com/article/report-the-biden-administration-said-it-droned-an-isis-terrorist-but-it-was-actually-just-an-aid-worker The Biden administration last month said it had fired on and killed what was believed to be an ISIS associate driving a car full of explosives in Afghanistan; the strike was symbolic for being the last missile fired by the U.S. over the course of its 20 years in Afghanistan. Yet a bombshell New York Times report argues that the drone strike killed not a terrorist but a worker for a U.S. aid groupThis also undermines any "promise of competence".
It's almost comical.
ChauvinsKnee saysIt's almost comical.What do you mean "almost"?
richwicks saysChauvinsKnee saysIt's almost comical.What do you mean "almost"?Because really it's more scary than truly comical?
Get rid of the assholes in power or it's going to continue.
richwicks saysGet rid of the assholes in power or it's going to continue. They have the support of about half of the population.That's the real problem.
"Now I'm saying, ‘How can they take this equipment?' And I guarantee that China and Russia already have our Apache helicopters and they're taking them apart to find out exactly how they're made. They're the best in the world by far. And they're taking them apart so they can make the exact same equipment. They're very good at that. It's a disgrace.
"I want to thank ... uh ... that fella Down Under. Thank you very much, pal," Biden said.This is really not good. At all.
https://notthebee.com/article/diddid-biden-forget-the-name-of-the-australian-prime-minister-during-a-major-press-conference "I want to thank ... uh ... that fella Down Under. Thank you very much, pal," Biden said.This is really not good. At all.
Biden’s presidency has a very real chance of completely foundering within its first year. After a promising start where he inherited a vaccination process that was already in progress, albeit briefly, under Trump, his vaccine strategy has stalled to the point of him now demanding mandates on private businesses, a step he assured the electorate he would not take. Last Friday, an FDA panel bucked Biden’s booster rollout program, which was slated to begin this week.That was one of many self-inflicted wounds that Biden suffered at the end of last week as he took off for the Delaware coast for a long weekend of bike-riding and ignoring reporters. In the span of that single afternoon, the Pentagon also revealed that a retaliatory drone strike for the deaths of 13 US service-members at Kabul airport did not kill any Isis-K terrorists, as Biden and his State Department had claimed, but instead killed an innocent US-linked aid worker, as well as seven children. Neither Biden nor his press secretary Jen Psaki have answered questions on this matter. Their strategic silence is all we need to evaluate how they think this looks – and they are correct.Along with the self-imposed Afghanistan debacle, which has created an enormous refugee crisis in a foreign region, Biden has caused another one on our southern border. Drone footage and photos splashed all over social media this weekend showed thousands of migrants, some believed to be Haitian, crossing the Rio Grande river into Del Rio, Texas, unabated. They had to be corralled under the Del Rio Bridge, with several even crafting makeshift tents and shelters.Biden promised that America would be back. Instead we’re getting his back, as he turns his away from the microphone every time one is placed in front of him. His ‘strategy’ has also not helped with allies, as France recalled their ambassador over a secret deal between the US and Australia that saw Washington renege (according to the French) on an agreement to sell nuclear submarine technology to them and not the Aussies (crikey!). I’m not going to pretend I understand all the particulars of why the French are upset with us this time, but recalling an ambassador sure sounds serious for an administration that prided itself on being the adult on the world stage.
Prediction: The Deep State Will Toss Joseph Biden Out Like an Old Casserole Within a YearBY TDBTUESDAY, SEP 21, 2021 - 14:18
New Proof Emerges of the Biden Family Emails: a Definitive Account of the CIA/Media/BigTech FraudAn axis of the CIA, Big Tech and the DNC-allied wing of the corporate media spread an absolute lie in the weeks before the 2020 election. We now have definitive proof. ...A young reporter for Politico, Ben Schreckinger, has published a new book entitled "The Bidens: Inside the First Family’s Fifty-Year Rise to Power.” To his great credit, he spent months investigating the key documents published by The New York Post and found definitive proof that these emails and related documents are indisputably authentic. His own outlet, Politico, was the first to publish the CIA lie that this was "Russian disinformation,” but on Tuesday — without acknowledging their role in spreading that lie — they summarized Schreckinger's findings this way: the book “finds evidence that some of the purported Hunter Biden laptop material is genuine, including two emails at the center of last October’s controversy.” In his book, the reporter recounts in these passages just some of the extensive work he did to obtain this proof: ...Given what I regard as the unparalleled gravity of what was done here — widespread media deceit toward millions of American voters in the weeks before a presidential election based on a CIA lie, along with brute censorship of the story by Big Tech — and given that so much of what was done here took place on television, we produced this morning what I regard as the definitive video report of this scandal. I realize this report is longer than the standard video — it is just over an hour — but I really believe that it is vital, particularly with the emergence of this new indisputable proof, to take a comprehensive look at how the intelligence community, in partnership with Big Tech and the corporate media, disseminated massive lies and disinformation, using censorship and other manipulative techniques, to shape the outcome of what was a close election. (We will very shortly institute our new feature of producing transcripts for all videos above ten minutes in length, but I really hope that as many people as can do so will watch this video report).
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