Sunday, August 15, 2021
Afghanistan Fell on July 1, 2021
The Fall of Afghanistan Afghanistan Fell on July 1, 2015. Let’s start with President Obama’s prophetic statement about Joe Biden: “Don’t underestimate Joe’s ability to fuck things up.” Nero fiddled while Rome burned. Biden hunkered down in Camp David while Afghanistan fell. President Trump announced the desire to pull out of Afghanistan. That was one of his campaign pledges. President Biden said he trusted the capacity of the “better trained, better equipped and … more competent in terms of conducting war” Afghan forces than the Taliban. He said on July 8: “The likihood there’s going to be the Taliban overrunning everything and owning the whole country is highly unlikely.” Secretary of State Blinken said in June: “I don’t think it’s going to be something that happens from a Friday to Monday.” From Friday to Monday the United States Embassy in Kabul lowered the American Flag. He added: “So I wouldn’t necessarily equate the departure of our forces in July and August or by early September with some kind of immediate deterioration in the situation? That’s our Secretary of State Tony Blinkin. Could the Joint Chiefs of Staff be surprised by the collapse of the Afghanistan Military? Probably not! The military advised the President to keep a small force of 2,500 soldiers in Afghanistan providing air support in Afghanistan. President Biden refused. The Fall of Afghanistan is on Biden. The military didn’t seem to have a contingency plan. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin claimed today that they had prepared all scenarios. Doesn’t look like it. The Pentagon and State Department are in panic mode. They need passive cooperation from the Taliban to get all the Americans, British and other foreigners out. The Afghan nationals may well be left to the tender mercies of the Taliban. Secretary Austin also said he was “beyond disappointed,” adding You can’t buy willpower, and you can’t buy leadership.” What about the lack of leadership currently hunkered down in Camp David? General Mark Milley, Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, seemed more concerned with building a Woke military fighting climate change. Are any going to resign in protest over the debacle? Probably not! The backbone of the Afghan military was the United States military, especially air support. Weather dictates a fighting season in Afghanistan. The Taliban retreat to their bases in Pakistan and lay low in winter. They emerge to fight in the thaw, but were held in check by America’s air support for the Afghans. American air power would stop the Taliban in their track. The Americans and allies were the backbone of the Afghan defense forces. Also pulling out by necessity were the foreign contractors who kept the Afghan Air Force flying. President Biden pulled the plug on Afghanistan as the fighting season began. He promised air support, but he bugged out of Bagram Air Base in the middle of the night on July 1. The departing Americans turned off the electricity at 3:00AM and were under orders not to tell the Afghan they were leaving. The U.S. Military bugged out in the middle of the night. What message did that send to the Afghan military and the Taliban? Whose dumb idea was that? Bagram Air Base was the center of U.S. operatons in Afghanistan. It was also the listening post for America in that part of the world. Bagram held 5,000 Taliban and Al Qaeda prisoners, including some transferred from Gitmo. The Taliban liberated them. The President promised timely air support. The nearest air support is hours, perhaps eight hours, away in the Persian Gulf. President Biden was headstrong on leaving Afghanistan at all costs. America will be paying that cost for decades. President Biden is right in saying Afghanistan is not Vietnam: “There’s going to be no circumstance where you will see people being lifted off the roof of an Embassy of the United States, from Afghanistan.” The Fall of Saigon witnessed helicopters at the U.S. Embassy taking off with escapees to Navy ships at sea. Afghanistan is landlocked far from the ocean. No helicopters will be taking off from the U.S. Embassy to the ocean. How out of touch are the Bidenistas? They profess that the Taliban will lose international support if they resort to brutality. Press Secretary Jan Psaki warned: “If the Taliban claim to want international legitimacy, these actions are not going to get them the legitimacy they desire …” The Taliban could care less about legitimacy in the global community. They adjoin Iran, Pakistan, China, and the Stans. Jan Psaki is on vacation for at least a week not answering questions. The State Department then promised the Taliban foreign aid if they behaved. The Bidenistas are clueless. Yet they proudly proclaim the United States is welcomed back in the global community. President Biden’s foreign policy is “America is back.” The Chinese, Russians, Cuban dictators and Mullahs are salivating at the feckless Biden foreign policy. President Jimmy Carter is looking better every day. The State Department was slow-walking visa applications from the translators and others who supported the United States. Secretary of State Antony Blinkin obviously had no interest in them. Pentagon Spokesperson Admiral (Ret.) John Kirby yesterday said he did not believe Kabul was under “imminent threat.” President Biden: “I do not regret my decision.” Didn’t he also say: “America is back?” Back to Saigon. Secretary Blinkin said today “This is manifestly not Saigon.” It is manifestly worse than Saigon. The North Vietnamese and Viet Cong needed two years to take Saigon. The Secretary also added “We’ve succeeded in that mission.” Blinkin, Psaki, Kirby, which one sounds most like Bagdad Bob? The Taliban needed 46 days to take Afghanistan. If the cast of characters, Biden, Austen, Milley, Blinkin, Psaki, Kirby, had any sense of responsibility or shame, they would resign. This cast of characters is clueless and shameless. Hunkered down at Camp David. Americans are realizing the President is non compos mente. Afghanistan validates Defense Secretary Robert Gates statement that Biden has been on the wrong side of every major foreign policy issue for the past 40 years. He even opposed the raid to take down Osama Bin Ladin. Senator Biden voted to cut off military assistance to the South Vietnamese, which left them unable to resist the North Vietnamese 46 years ago. President Biden either learned nothing from that disaster or has forgotten. Take your pick! Don’t underestimate Joe’s ability to fuck things up!