The beginning of woes in Afghanistan:
Here is a question that seems like a no-brainer to me: With the absolute hellhole that is Afghanistan right now, who would any sane person prefer leading the free world at this point? The choices are these: A decisive, no-nonsense leader like Trump, or a mentally-enfeebled, wishy-washy woke-wonder like Biden?
As I write this, Afghanistan is in complete freefall, and Sleepy Joe is unable and unwilling to do anything about it. We now have terror attacks occurring with impunity, killing hundreds of people, including American servicemen. We now have thousands of people trapped behind enemy lines with no hope of getting out. We now have one of the worst debacles in American foreign policy in decades.
This may well become the largest mass-hostage situation we have seen – perhaps ever. And with billions of dollars’ worth of high-tech military equipment (including Black Hawk helicopters) simply left behind, and now in the hands of our enemies, this is just the beginning of hell on earth – not only in Afghanistan but around the world.
And on top of all this we now have this shocking headline from Politico: “U.S. officials provided Taliban with names of Americans, Afghan allies to evacuate”. The article begins:
U.S. officials in Kabul gave the Taliban a list of names of American citizens, green card holders and Afghan allies to grant entry into the militant-controlled outer perimeter of the city’s airport, a choice that’s prompted outrage behind the scenes from lawmakers and military officials.
The move, detailed to POLITICO by three U.S. and congressional officials, was designed to expedite the evacuation of tens of thousands of people from Afghanistan as chaos erupted in Afghanistan’s capital city last week after the Taliban seized control of the country. It also came as the Biden administration has been relying on the Taliban for security outside the airport. https://www.politico.com/news/2021/08/26/us-officials-provided-taliban-with-names-of-americans-afghan-allies-to-evacuate-506957
Hey, what could go wrong? The Taliban are fully trustworthy, are they not? Commentator Rod Dreher says this about the situation:
At what point does incompetence become evil? We are there.
The United States government gave these savage cutthroats a list of our people to kill! Who did it? Who? Name names. Fire people. Salt the earth of their reputations forever! I don’t know that I’ve ever been more ashamed of who we are as a nation. The Biden administration trusted the Taliban, and because of that, people who trusted America will die.
People, listen to me: the answer here is not “vote Republican”. It is not to tolerate this appalling level of stupidity, incompetence, and corruption at the highest levels of our military. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin was overwhelmingly confirmed to lead the Pentagon. Is he going to fire anyone for this debacle? Will Gen. Mark Milley, the Trajan of the Woke, keep his job as Joint Chiefs head?
The fact that Congress has taken no action despite the revelations of institutionalized serial mendacity on Afghanistan highlighted in the Afghanistan Papers shows you how little they care about genuine accountability. They were lied to for years, their money was misspent, and a lot of American lives were lost — and now, a lot of lives of Afghans foolish enough to trust the competence and moral decency of the US Government — so maybe they could muster up more than a yawn at this conduct.
He goes on to show how this will impact the entire free West:
I know a lot of Republicans are going to want to blame this entirely on the Biden Administration. I will not lift a finger to defend it, but I insist that we not let the Pentagon and State Department brass off the hook. This is a failure across the board of our leadership class.
You know what’s going to happen now, don’t you? There is going to be a mass exodus of Afghans, mostly men, to Europe. Europe will be swamped with these migrants. Germany, led by the retiring Christian Democrat Angela Merkel, opened its doors to a million refugees from the Syrian war. Merkel is retiring, and her Christian Democratic party is now behind the Social Democrats and the Greens in polls. It is likely at this point that Germany will be governed by a Social Democrat-Green coalition. That means open doors, and a likely civilizational catastrophe for Europe.
The West is falling. It’s a suicide. And America’s hands are guiding the dagger into the West’s soft belly. https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/afghanistan-failure-of-the-west/
All this should never have been allowed to happen. But many people who are still able to think straight warned last year that a Biden Presidency would not only be disastrous for America, but for the rest of the West. We are now seeing this being played out on a massive and shocking scale.
While the American military is still among the best in the world, we need leadership right now. But there is none to be found in the White House. All we have there is an old man with increasing senility who runs away from press conferences, afraid to answer questions.
There is no leadership and no accountability with this morally and mentally decrepit Commander in Chief. The disaster we see unfolding right before our very eyes should result in heads rolling, starting from the top. Biden should resign immediately, along with other top brass who have been responsible for this tragedy in Afghanistan.
The situation is so bad that for the first time since Biden took office, even some of the most sycophantic mainstream media personnel are beginning to turn on Biden. Even they are now starting to ask some belated hard questions. It is a pity that it has taken Americans coming home in body bags before some of them have started to wake up.
What will happen in the days ahead will be an utter nightmare. Biden is still insisting on his arbitrary August 31 date for a complete withdrawal. There is no way that this will be possible, and so many will be left behind – not just Americans but other Allies, as well as so many Afghans who have been loyal to us.
Thankfully various voices are sounding the alarm about the disaster that is Biden. The latest Tucker Carlson monologue on this is just one example. It is well worth watching: https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=D_hc3sgE1HQ
And a new discussion about this from Dennis Prager is also worth watching (in this video he also discusses the new “tyranny in Australia” due to lockdown mania): https://www.prageru.com/video/ep-201-crisis-in-afghanistan-and-tyranny-in-australia/
I tremble for the future of the world. As long as total incompetents like Biden are in control of things, we have no future as a free West. Yes, as a believer, I know that there are much greater powers, and God is in control. Despite complete losers like Biden, at the end of the day justice will prevail, and good will triumph over evil.
But in the meantime, there will be massive amounts of suffering, bloodshed and death found not just in the Middle East but throughout the world. The enemies of America and the West now know they will have a free run. America will not be able to oppose their moves as they once again engage in global terrorism and jihad with renewed vigour and bloodlust.
What to do? We can pray at least. But the future looks as bleak now as at anytime in my sixty-plus years. If this is how America and the West come crashing down, well, then so be it. But until I am certain that this must be the case, I will continue to speak out. And I will continue to pray for all this.
God have mercy on us all.