We have completed our retreat from Afghanistan but Biden’s thinking that people will just forget might be wrong too.
And the report China didn’t want anyone to read might be a report that China wants you to read.
JUST IN: "I'm here to announce the completion of our withdrawal from Afghanistan and the end of the military mission to evacuate American citizens," Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., U.S. CENTCOM commander, announces at Pentagon press briefing. https://t.co/Wfv8QKQBYU pic.twitter.com/0coYP8Lmah
— ABC News (@ABC) August 30, 2021
The Pentagon announced Monday that all U.S. troops have departed Afghanistan. The final C-17 carrying service members lifted off from the Kabul airport at 3:29 pm U.S. Eastern Time. Twelve hours early.
When asked, there are about 250 American left in Afghanistan though they are not really sure how many.
“If there's American citizens left, we're going to stay until they get out."
– Joe Biden pic.twitter.com/0GjAmIAZYb
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) August 30, 2021
Yeah. That’s didn’t happen. In fact they skipped hours twelve hours early giving up on a few rescue flights out.
But don’t worry about it. Super Blinkin is on it.
— ABC News (@ABC) August 30, 2021
So what did Joe Biden say? Nothing. He put a lid on his day. You would think that he would want to say something about “ending” a twenty year war. Instead, he released this weak-assed statement.
“I want to thank our commanders and the men and women serving under them for their execution of the dangerous retrograde from Afghanistan as scheduled — in the early morning hours of August 31, Kabul time — with no further loss of American lives. The past 17 days have seen our troops execute the largest airlift in US history, evacuating over 120,000 US citizens, citizens of our allies, and Afghan allies of the United States. They have done it with unmatched courage, professionalism, and resolve. Now, our 20-year military presence in Afghanistan has ended.”
- There’s no doubt the military was brave. Twelve of them dies.
- Again, there goes Biden comparing the Berlin Airlift with his retreat. He wants to push that comparison instead of the Saigon escape.
“Tomorrow afternoon, I will address the American people on my decision not to extend our presence in Afghanistan beyond August 31. For now, I will report that it was the unanimous recommendation of the Joint Chiefs and of all of our commanders on the ground to end our airlift mission as planned. Their view was that ending our military mission was the best way to protect the lives of our troops, and secure the prospects of civilian departures for those who want to leave Afghanistan in the weeks and months ahead.”
- This is a lie.
- The Joint Chiefs of Staff did not unanimously agree to this. If they did, they should all be fired immediately.
- Remember, the Joint Chiefs of Staff told Trump and Obama to leave a small force in Afghanistan.
- Why not today? Not important enough?
“I have asked the Secretary of State to lead the continued coordination with our international partners to ensure safe passage for any Americans, Afghan partners, and foreign nationals who want to leave Afghanistan. This will include work to build on the UN Security Council Resolution passed this afternoon that sent the clear message of what the international community expects the Taliban to deliver on moving forward, notably freedom of travel. The Taliban has made commitments on safe passage and the world will hold them to their commitments. It will include ongoing diplomacy in Afghanistan and coordination with partners in the region to reopen the airport allowing for continued departure for those who want to leave and delivery of humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan.”
- Working with the international community and the U.N passed a resolution? These guys are seriously going to send a strongly worded letter that can’t read?
- These folks hung a person from a flying helicopter yesterday and then posted on social media. You think diplomacy is a thing?
“For now, I urge all Americans to join me in grateful prayer tonight for three things. First, for our troops and diplomats who carried out this mission of mercy in Kabul and at tremendous risk with such unparalleled results: an airlift that evacuated tens of thousands more people than any imagined possible. Second, to the network of volunteers and veterans who helped identify those needing evacuation, guide them to the airport, and provide support along the way. And third, to everyone who is now — and who will — welcome our Afghan allies to their new homes around the world, and in the United States.
“Finally, I want to end with a moment of gratitude for the sacrifice of the 13 service members in Afghanistan who gave their lives last week to save tens of thousands: Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Darin T. Hoover, Marine Corps Sgt. Johanny Rosariopichardo, Marine Corps Sgt. Nicole L. Gee, Marine Corps Cpl. Hunter Lopez, Marine Corps Cpl. Daegan W. Page, Marine Corps Cpl. Humberto A. Sanchez, Marine Corps Lance Cpl. David L. Espinoza, Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jared M. Schmitz, Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Rylee J. McCollum, Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Dylan R. Merola, Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Kareem M. Nikoui, Navy Hospitalman Maxton W. Soviak and Army Staff Sgt. Ryan C. Knauss.”
We need to show gratitude? Well, of course. Because, as far as Joe Biden is concerned, he thinks this whole situation is over and should be forgotten. This is what he’s counting on. People will get bored with it, worry about climate change, the China virus and racism and will not remember Afghanistan.
Of course, the 20th anniversary of 9/11 is less than two weeks away, which is going to be a reminder and people are going to want to know who’s responsible for all this.
The Taliban is being the Taliban.
- Today, instead of trying to set up a government, they staged a mock funeral for the United States and the U.N.
- Included flag covered coffins.
- A procession down the streets.
- And, of course, “death to America” chants.
- Remember those helicopters we left that the Department of Defense said they couldn’t fly. Yeah, they’re flying them. In fact, there’s a video out with a Taliban fighter flying it and hanging someone from it ala Scarface.
- As if the $83 billion dollars of equipment we gave them and the abandonment of thousands of people, the military left their support dogs.
- Yeah, like Conan the dog that Trump honored.
- The Taliban will probably kill the dogs because they are considered the enemy.
- American Humane president and CEO Robin Ganzert said in a statement: “I am devastated by reports that the American government is pulling out of Kabul and leaving behind brave U.S. military contract working dogs to be tortured and killed at the hand of our enemies.”
- Meanwhile, the Taliban is going door-to-door and killing anyone they suspect worked with the United States (play audio).
From senior US source: house-to-house executions in Kabul following US mil departure. There are no words for what this administration has done to all of us – Afghan and American. pic.twitter.com/KzbLALKxGy
— Lara Logan (@laralogan) August 30, 2021
And what is the United States doing to quell these savages:
NEW: Biden National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan says the US may deliver aid & economic assistance directly to the Taliban pic.twitter.com/sb4dzpTzxx
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) August 31, 2021
Great! Maybe we should send them more weapons too. Screw it. Send them come of our nuclear technology.
That’s Not Good
Yesterday, the Washington Post released a story called Surprise, Panic and Fateful Choices: The Day America Lost Its Longest War, some stunning revelations came out on just how badly this whole Afghanistan thing went.
President Ashraf Ghani exuded that belief, according to Afghan and U.S. officials who, like others for this story, spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive matters.
A technocratic and mercurial former professor, Ghani told aides that Afghan forces could hold off the Taliban in the wake of the American departure, and that the government just needed six months to turn the situation around, according to a former Afghan official. Even as Taliban attacks intensified in rural Afghanistan and provincial capitals, his confidence remained unshaken.
Ghani believed that there would not be a problem holding off the Taliban and that it would only take six months to make things right, by negotiating with the Taliban (which they have been doing for a couple of years now).
But it get worse. The United States, well before the departure, knew that the Taliban fighters were kicking the crap out of the Afghan fighters.
As the Taliban continued to accumulate gains, American officials began to see the president’s confidence as delusion.
Ghani’s lack of focus on the threat that the Taliban posed mystified U.S. officials, in particular, Marine Gen. Kenneth “Frank” McKenzie, head of U.S. Central Command, and Ambassador Ross Wilson.
In a July meeting with Ghani in Kabul, the two men told the Afghan president that his team needed a “realistic, implementable and widely supported plan to defend the country” and must drop the idea of defending all 34 provincial capitals, said an official familiar with the meeting.
So the United States, which announced they were leaving Afghanistan in June, knew that the Afghan army could not hold off the Taliban and they still went forward with the evacuation. The U.S. knew this in June.
But it gets worse.
So Ghani leaves without telling the United States. The Afghan government has collapsed. The United States is leaving. The Taliban knows they have taken over Afghanistan. Mind you the Taliban just wants the United States out by the end of August. They know they’ve won.
So listen to this from the article. It’s amazing:
In a hastily arranged in-person meeting, senior U.S. military leaders in Doha — including McKenzie, the commander of U.S. Central Command — spoke with Abdul Ghani Baradar, head of the Taliban’s political wing.
“We have a problem,” Baradar said, according to the U.S. official. “We have two options to deal with it: You [the United States military] take responsibility for securing Kabul or you have to allow us to do it.”
Throughout the day, Biden had remained resolute in his decision to withdraw all American troops from Afghanistan. The collapse of the Afghan government hadn’t changed his mind.
McKenzie, aware of those orders, told Baradar that the U.S. mission was only to evacuate American citizens, Afghan allies and others at risk. The United States, he told Baradar, needed the airport to do that.
On the spot, an understanding was reached, according to two other U.S. officials: The United States could have the airport until Aug. 31. But the Taliban would control the city.
- The Taliban offered the United States the opportunity to control all of Kabul until the people were cleared out. The United States, specifically Joe Biden, said no.
- The United States would control the airport, the Taliban can control the city.
- Now forget that Joe Biden just gave up the country to 8th century barbarians who were protecting and training the same terrorists who caused 9/11 and is releasing those terrorists from Afghan prisons.
- The chaos at the airport could have been avoided.
- The kids falling from the planes 3000 feet in the air could have been avoided.
- A lot of our assets could have been shipped out or destroyed.
- Americans, green card holders and American being stranded and threatened could have been avoided.
- The terrorist attack at the airport that killed 13 U.S. soldiers and 200 Afghans could have been avoided.
This is a huge f-up by Joe Biden. He owns this. It’s not Trump’s fault. Old Joe has blood on his hands.
There’s a Shocker
Per the Daily Wire:
President Joe Biden’s administration released a long-awaited report on Friday afternoon about the origins of SARS-CoV-2. The report gave no definitive answers, was relatively soft on China, and effectively stated that the origins of the coronavirus will never be known without China’s cooperation.
Wow! Bet you’re shocked to hear about that. The report was written by the United States Intelligence Community.
The unclassified report was a little over a page long and can be read here.
The introduction paragraph says this:
The IC assesses that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, probably emerged and
infected humans through an initial small-scale exposure that occurred no later than November
2019 with the first known cluster of COVID-19 cases arising in Wuhan, China in December
2019. In addition, the IC was able to reach broad agreement on several other key issues. We
judge the virus was not developed as a biological weapon. Most agencies also assess with low
confidence that SARS-CoV-2 probably was not genetically engineered; however, two agencies
believe there was not sufficient evidence to make an assessment either way. Finally, the IC
assesses China’s officials did not have foreknowledge of the virus before the initial outbreak of
Here is the assessment:
- Four IC elements and the National Intelligence Council assess with low confidence
that the initial SARS-CoV-2 infection was most likely caused by natural exposure to
an animal infected with it or a close progenitor virus—a virus that probably would be
more than 99 percent similar to SARS-CoV-2. These analysts give weight to China’s
officials’ lack of foreknowledge, the numerous vectors for natural exposure, and other
- One IC element assesses with moderate confidence that the first human infection with
SARS-CoV-2 most likely was the result of a laboratory-associated incident, probably
involving experimentation, animal handling, or sampling by the Wuhan Institute of
Virology. These analysts give weight to the inherently risky nature of work on
- Analysts at three IC elements remain unable to coalesce around either explanation
without additional information, with some analysts favoring natural origin, others a
laboratory origin, and some seeing the hypotheses as equally likely.
- Variations in analytic views largely stem from differences in how agencies weigh
intelligence reporting and scientific publications, and intelligence and scientific gaps.
In other words, they don’t know crap.
China’s cooperation most likely would be needed to reach a conclusive assessment of the origins
of COVID-19. Beijing, however, continues to hinder the global investigation, resist sharing
information and blame other countries, including the United States. These actions reflect, in
part, China’s government’s own uncertainty about where an investigation could lead as well as
its frustration the international community is using the issue to exert political pressure on China.
Couple of questions:
- Is our government going to do anything about this?
- If Trump was President, do you think he would do anything about this?
- Why is China not cooperating? Could it be that they did f- this up and they don’t want to suffer any consequences?
- And why is Biden not pushing China? Could it be he’s actually compromised?
I have answers to all those questions. I bet you even know what they are.