Blinken, Austin to visit Persian Gulf to reassure US ‘partners’ after Afghanistan debacle

The fallout from President Joe Biden’s Afghanistan catastrophe continues to reverberate with America’s allies having legitimate concerns about the administration’s commitment to their security, particularly in the volatile Middle East that is an incubator for terrorism.

Two of the architects of the worst foreign policy debacle in decades will be taking their show on the road this week as they travel to the Gulf region to meet with leaders and representatives, as they seek to engage in damage control by reassuring them that the U.S. isn’t going to cut and run after Biden’s surrender to the radical Islamic Taliban.

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will begin his trip by thanking the government of Qatar for allowing the use of the al-Udeid air base to assist with the evacuation, and will also visit Bahrain where he will speak with Marines who served at Kabul’s main airport during the frantic operation to get American citizens and Afghan allies out of the country before the beginning of the Taliban’s reign of terror, the Associated Press reported.

Austin also reportedly plans to drop by Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, as he barnstorms the “region he knows well” from his service as an Army general and head of U.S. Central Command, according to the AP, which first reported the news.

The “woke” Pentagon boss has been pummeled over Afghanistan, raising questions about his ability to lead when he is distracted with forcing members of the military to undergo critical race theory indoctrination and virtue signaling with maternity flight suits and drag queen shows on military bases.

Also embarking on a trip across the pond is Secretary Of State Antony Blinken who, according to AP, will visit Qatar, drop by Germany to visit with Afghan evacuees who are waiting to be cleared for importation into the United States, and participate in a “virtual meeting with counterparts from 20 nations on the way ahead in Afghanistan.”

Blinken will also “convey the United States’ gratitude to the German government for being an invaluable partner in Afghanistan for the past 20 years and for German cooperation on transit operations moving people out of Afghanistan,” according to spokesman Ned Price.

Both officials will likely be glad to get out of the U.S. and out from under the heat over the Americans who were abandoned in Afghanistan and who face an uncertain future.

Like his boss, Blinken has been less than forthcoming with the press, refusing to answer questions about those who have been left behind.

The news wasn’t exactly warmly greeted by Twitter as users piled onto the dynamic duo.

Allies in the Middle East have good reason to be worried about a resurgence in terrorism considering the $85 billion in weaponry that was gifted to the Taliban including sophisticated technology and Blackhawk helicopters.

Some of that equipment will almost certainly find its way into the hands of militants eager to throw the region into a state of chaos that it hasn’t experienced since the Obama years when Biden was riding shotgun to the most destructive president in U.S. history, that is until he took up residence in the White House.

America’s allies have very good reason to be worried considering the dismal track record of Biden and his foreign policy dream team who have taken a wrecking ball to the nation’s reputation.

Chris Donaldson

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