The Last Plane Leaving Kabul
It is not about pulling out of Afghanistan. That was decided. Biden spends much of his time blaming Trump about an issue that was not the issue. On the one hand, Biden blames Trump for freeing the current leader of the Taliban; on the other, Biden claims Trump committed him to a withdrawal date which, by the way, Biden did not follow either. Discussing reasons for leaving is the old “bait and switch” game, a clever ploy when you want to draw the conversation away from the real issue, which was how the withdrawal was executed. And we all saw that it was abominable! Biden’s incompetence is mind-boggling and continues to astound. You don’t pull out the guns before you pull out the secretaries and translators. He could not have had advice that bad! Lindsey Graham, who was once his friend, stated on national TV, “This is just Joe Biden. He has been this way for 40 years. Unfortunately, he is Commander in Chief now.” What we see on TV and how our President describes it is wildly divergent. He blames Trump for making the deal, which in the next breath he claims was his decision not to leave the next President with a 20-year-old war. So which is it? You really can’t have it both ways. And furthermore, that is still not the issue.
Either Biden is not briefed, or he doesn’t have a TV, or he is outright lying. This exceeds anything that Trump has done. Where are all those who blamed Trump for everything and now back Biden on everything and are seriously blind or are just are living in a fairy world? Any actions that Trump took on the international scene are dwarfed by the gigantic missteps made by Biden. If Trump and Pompeo did make a deal with the Taliban, they were derelict in failing to assure the deal would go through as negotiated. That could have been accomplished by finishing evacuations before Trump gave up the reins of power. He could then have enforced his edicts to the Taliban. Once he was out of office, he was “powerless” to do anything. Biden had had no trouble reversing most of Trump’s policies in energy, the economy, handling of the pandemic, and so much more. Biden could shut down the Keystone pipeline and stop the building of “the wall,” but he could not change the date of our withdrawal. C’mon, man! Really? Did Biden abide by the deal forged by Trump? If Trump made concessions, Biden had the duty to alter them so as not to cost us thousands of lives and trillions of dollars. Just because Johnny jumps off the cliff does not mean you need to jump off the cliff too. If Trump let out high stakes Taliban rulers to further negotiations 18 months ago, the Taliban disgorged 5000 Isis fighters and Al Qaida on August 15, 2021, adding to the 70,000 they already had in the country. The Taliban figured it out, Biden is a weak leader.
Who is the more stupid? I hope that when this is all over, we will get a clear accounting of everything that happened. There are some consequences to such acts that certainly smell of criminal behavior at multiple levels from the Presidents on down. If the CEO of a company acted with such ignorance and abandonment, he or she would get some jail time. It is too early to tell what exactly went wrong, but wrong is an understatement. And there are more than both Administrations that need to answer. Where was the oversight of Congress? Were they too busy planning Trump’s last impeachment or the January 6th hearings, or was it wrangling about how soon we are going to abandon carbon as our main energy source to satisfy the Paris Accords? Were those items more important than allowing the re-establishment of a power base for the terrorists that created 9/11? Are we failing to realize that there are thousands of lives at stake? The strawman argument of how many more decades we should stay is indeed a strawman argument. It is not about staying. It is about how the withdrawal occurred. It was worse than Saigon! It was a train wreck as judged by NATO, by European Heads of State, and by anyone watching TV.
Right now, it is just the thousands of Afghan lives and the hundreds of American lives that will likely be left behind to face a torturous and miserable end. What happened to “We will leave no Americans behind!” Is that just collateral damage? The price of war? Or was it a lie right from the get-go?
Eyewitnesses report that the nice, peaceful, and civilized Taliban are pulling all women out of their homes to become sex slaves, and those that resist are shot. That does not stop these monsters from raping them anyway. They do have to act quickly before the body gets cold; according to strict Sharia law having sex with a cold corpse gets you only one virgin in paradise. Perhaps I may not be exactly correct on the number of virgins, but Sharia law does allow necrophilia, no kidding. These are the same Taliban that claim they have reformed and now want to earn world respect. Where are Kamala and all the Women’s Liberation rhetoric? Ah, I know she wants to make sure you start buying Christmas presents now, as delays are likely because of the pandemic. It is difficult for me to put this all together. It is just too unbelievably horrifying.
Why would we shut down our most powerful weapon, Bagram Airbase, which could obliterate the enemy in a couple of hours? What General would pull out his troops, the ones with the guns and tanks, ahead of non-combatants? Do you think that thousands of ISIS and Al-Qaida are just going to turn to peaceful knitting projects? I do not think so. The next terror attack will dwarf 9/11. This is not only what I think. This is what Boris Johnson and Angela Merkel know will happen. We have been safe for 20 years, but I can guarantee you, the good times are over.
Can we really trust these barbarians to keep their promises? They violate their words the moment they speak them. Does it give you a clue as to their reformed tolerant thinking when they deny us the removal our people from Kabul, while they are blowing our evacuees up with suicide bombers and direct attacks with rockets? If we go past the August 31 deadline, that is a red line in the sand. And these are the less fanatical radicals. ISIS and Al-Qaida will have free reign in Afghanistan.
With our next terror attack, maybe a dirty bomb in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, or Boston, maybe another 9/11 with eleven planes, maybe an attack on the Super Bowl, with 100,000 attendees, maybe, maybe? These people are medieval fanatics who are monsters with whom you cannot negotiate! They do not speak a civilized language! Their holy books command them to kill the infidel! That is us, for those of you from Peoria. No kidding, you can read it yourself!
Thanks a lot, Mr. President! Dante Alighieri described only nine levels of hell in the Inferno. The last one for the most evil, treachery, this is the level reserved for Cain, who murdered his brother, and Judas, who, with a kiss, betrayed Jesus. Dante obviously didn’t know Joe Biden.