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When the Iranians took over the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1979 they took 66 Americans hostage.
Today the Taliban in Afghanistan hold thousands of Americans hostage and they didn’t have to lift a finger. Joe Biden handed them over. He closed the impenetrable Bagram air base that provided air cover and an escape hatch, pulled out the 2,500 U.S. troops, lowered the American flag and shuttered the U.S Embassy. In addition, he handed over billions of dollars of U.S. military equipment and the keys. He surrendered.
It’s hard to argue with British Daily Mail newspaper columnist Andrew Neil when he wrote: “The fall of Kabul and return of the Taliban to power in Afghanistan is the most humiliating foreign policy disaster for America since the end of World War II.”
Thousands of Americans and their Afghan partners scattered around the country woke up to discover they had been abandoned. Only a mindless buffoon would make a decision to pull out the military before taking care of the civilians and contractors they were there to protect? He not only didn’t protect them. He didn’t even tell them he was leaving. America’s allies in Afghanistan weren’t even consulted.
The American civilians and their families left behind are now frantically calling U.S. TV stations, relatives, or anybody else they can reach desperately pleading for help. The streets are teeming with armed savages hunting them down. Their chances of rescue are slim. Joe Biden has abandoned them. Their hopes of escaping are similar to the Iranian hostages whose last chance lay in flaming airplane and helicopter wreckage in the desert due to the ineptness of Jimmy Carter more than 40 years ago.
In a gasping mouth-covering pronouncement, Biden went on national TV Tuesday, August 17 saying he doesn’t regret his decision. He then blamed Donald Trump for his deadly and pathetic blunder, much worse than the 1975 Saigon helicopter optic of the U.S. helicopter leaving the roof of the U.S. Embassy in Vietnam. Kabul’s lasting optics are of desperate Afghans falling to their deaths from the wheel wells of departing U.S. jets. The worst is yet to come.
Biden surrendered without firing a shot and left Americans and our NATO and Afghan allies to be slaughtered by blood thirsty violent Taliban savages. Sitting smugly in the Afghan presidential palace are members of the Taliban that Biden and his pal, Barack Obama, let out of Guantanamo in exchange for American traitor and U.S. Army deserter Bo Bergdahl.
Is appalling enough that Biden abandoned our allies. Even worse are the repercussions. What country will ever trust the U.S. to keep its word in the future?
Biden’s action would be like Winston Churchill saying in 1940 that the British had already fought too many wars in Europe and the British and French troops surrounded at Dunkirk were on their own. Then supplying the Germans with billions of dollars in military equipment and blaming Neville Chamberlain for his decision.
Instead of fighting or even criticizing the Taliban, Biden says it’s all Donald Trump’s fault. He spent the past eight months overturning one Trump policy after another, but says the Afghanistan policy is one he couldn’t do anything about?
Would Trump have done this? No. By now the presidential palace would be a pile of rubble and the burial site of Taliban leaders. Taliban fighters roaming the countryside would be easy prey for American aircraft. And armed convoys would be taking Americans and Afghan allies to secure locations. But if Trump was still president none of this would be necessary because Trump wouldn’t have let it get to this point.
The Chinese and Russian embassies in Afghanistan are open and the staffs must be dancing around inside high fiving each other.
Even more absurd, disgraceful, and detached from reality than Biden’s empty rhetoric is the twaddle spilling from Nancy Pelosi’s mouth. “Any political settlement that the Afghans pursue to avert bloodshed must include having women at the table,” this idiot blurted. Her statement comes right after a young girl in Kabul was shot dead and left in a pool of her own blood by the Taliban because she wasn’t wearing a burqa after leaving her home. Others are beaten and threatened daily. Next Pelosi will demand the Taliban continue the Kabul University gender studies program and leave the rainbow flag fluttering on the closed U.S. embassy.
Now that Kabul and U.S. foreign policy are burning Biden and Pelosi can concentrate their efforts on continuing to destroy the U.S. domestically.
In addition to drug smugglers, MS13 gang members, Covid infected aliens, rapists, thugs and the illiterate and unskilled, we can soon expect the Taliban to take advantage of Biden’s southern border welcome mat as their jihadist terror won’t stay in Afghanistan. Add this to rampant inflation affecting housing, gas, and food; Biden’s promised tax increases to pay for his idiotic green new deal garbage; out-of-control crime rates in all major U.S. cities controlled by Democrats; destroying the U.S. oil industry, and depending on OPEC for our fuel. The future doesn’t look promising.
If the U.S. Congress wasn’t such a cesspool of left-wing idealogues the time for a richly deserved impeachment is now. If there has ever been more inept, incompetent, and unskilled president in the White House I don’t who it was.
America will soon be remembering the more than 3,000 casualties of September 11, 2001, 20 years ago. That day will now be celebrated in Afghanistan as a national holiday. Does anybody think that Joe Biden will dare make a public appearance on that day?
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