On the Afghanistan Disaster
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.
27 Replies to “On the Afghanistan Disaster”
What we can do as Christians is continue to follow the path Jesus Christ laid out for us.
As for this mess, even blind freddie saw it coming, it would take a complete fool, or a complete fascist evil satanist to say they didn’t see this would happen with who they put in the WH.
Left idiots here blaming Trump. Saying he is the one that released Taliban leaders. Never mind it was Obama in 2014 in return for the traitor Bergdahl. I think they share in Joe’s dementia.
Quite right Neil and Michele.
Americans are rightly infuriated:
and on the same day Kamala Harris is meeting with LGBTIQ lobbyists in Vietnam.
May God Help America.
Agenda documentary maker Curtis Bowers speaks of the Afghanistan tragedy. He concludes with a call to believers to read the book of Nehemiah, then cast ourselves in prayer upon our Father God, together as His people fasting lunch and dinner each Friday as we bring our earnest petitions to Him. For, as Nehemiah well knew, hope is only through the Lord our God!
Thanks for that Lily.
The problem is that if Biden resigns Harris becomes President. Maybe you think she can’t be worse? Who knows and who would she appoint as VP? Maybe pray that the mid term elections will render Biden powerless. I just think the devil you know…… Yes, Tucker Carlson is great but he is on Fox. If you watch CNN even for five minutes you get a different take. Alarming.
Thanks John. Yes Kamala will be just as disastrous, if not worse.
While this disaster is unfolding:
* Biden is simply pathetic.
* Pelosi talks about “wimmin and diversity”;
* Harris talks with LGBTIQ in Vietnam;
May God help America
Thanks John. And one of the biggest jokes is watching Biden trying to do his Trump impersonation in talking tough: “We will not forgive. We will not forget…” Yeah right Joe, you got the Taliban and ISIS and al-Qaeda shaking in their boots right now!
The 1,000 pound gorilla that will not go away and is in my opinion the much bigger story – who took President Trump out so that this mess in Afghanistan happened?? Sorry, I will not move on until President Trump is reinstated as president of the USA and these frauds and impostors “leading” the USA and all the people involved in the coup to take out President Trump are arrested and thrown in jail.
Yes. Don’t know if you’re in America or not John, but please pray for us
President Trump just released statement to hurting Americans re Afghan tragedy:
Link doesn’t work Lily.
Dear Mr Muehlenberg – will you please replace with this link:
Thanks as always for your ‘clear eyed’ articles. Not overstated, not hyperbole, but clearly stating the conditions that will lead the West down a heartbreaking road for the unforeseeable future.
Many here in the US, as you know, are putting all their hope in another election…the 2022 ‘midterms’…when the ‘bums’ will be thrown out. I wish it were so simple.
As you always remind us, our hope is in the Lord…that doesn’t mean bury your head in the sand, but through the fire or around the fire He is with us. We NEED to get that solidly into our heart.
May the Lord bless you and the tireless work you do Bill.
AP (PCA) reported: “We’re hearing from reliable sources that the Taliban demand people’s phones, and if they find a downloaded Bible on your device, they will kill you immediately,” said SAT-7 North America President, Dr Rex Rogers. “It’s incredibly dangerous right now for Afghans to have anything Christian on their phones. The Taliban have spies and informants everywhere.”
Yes I have heard that as well Antoon.
AOC and them want 100’s of thousands or millions of Afghans here in America NO VETTING! It is a crisis so they don’t want you to think just let them act. Strangely enough Biden is complaining he isn’t being given enough credit for evacuating people (out of the crisis he created!).
I’m afraid John Kamala and her people, the hard Left, are already in charge as Joe is too demented to run anything. He is a figurehead – a face much like the great Oz in the wizard of oz the real person is behind the curtain!
My heart breaks for those babies in the story I sent you Bill. The whole West has seemingly gone mad collectively.
Grieving and praying.
Unfortunately (an understatement), Biden’s resignation would hand the presidency to Harris, which would be far worse.
Bill – The 2020 Trump Agreement for bringing peace to Afghanistan adds light. Here is the link to the agreement issued at the time from the US Department of State.
Help if you can:
Here’s an article I’d like to see you write into –
Thanks for that Beverley.