How Biden’s DoD is leaving Americans behind enemy lines in Kabul
SAN DIEGO: Wednesday, the Defense Dept. and State Dept. confirmed that some 15,000 remaining American citizens inside/outside the Karzai airport in Kabul, Afghanistan are at the mercy of the Taliban.
In addition, thousands of British and other allies’ citizens are caught in the chaos.
The Taliban are the ones leveraging their release as they “negotiate” evacuations with U.S. officials, the insurgents in a position to set the terms. Reports say they have the airport surrounded not letting anyone leave or go. (Taliban Official Announces Group Will Rule Afghanistan with Sharia Law and ‘No Democratic System’)
It’s not clear what U.S. troops deployed there are positioned to do.
An Afghan child was kept warm by a U.S. Air Force uniform during an evacuation flight from Kabul. Airlift operations were slated to ramp up Tuesday – but have they?
“The U.S. is ramping up its airlift for Americans and Afghans fleeing the Taliban and will be able to evacuate 5,000 to 9,000 people per day,” Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said Tuesday.
Whitehouse National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said in a press briefing Tuesday, “the Taliban informed us they are prepared to provide safe passage of civilians to the airport.”
We’re told so far they have except for the beatings, whipping, and using gunfire on crowds near the airport.
— Ruffini (@EenaRuffini) August 18, 2021
The promises of bloodthirsty barbarians.
“Even as Afghanistan’s resurgent Taliban pledged to respect “women’s rights” in a propaganda blitz Tuesday, fighters from the group shot and killed a woman in Takhar province after she went out in public without a burqa,” reports Fox News.
Moderate barbarians – interesting concept. Women are running scared; others are joining the fight. (Taliban claims it’ll be more moderate, but killings continue in Afghanistan)
Times of India reported the Taliban have captured one of the few female Afghan governors. Salima Mazari, 40. Mazari is the governor of the Charkint district in northern Afghanistan, which has a population of more than 30,000 people. She has been recruiting and training anti-Taliban militants to fight against the insurgents since 2019, according to The Guardian.
What sets Mazari apart from others is her ability to fight for her people,
“Sometimes I’m in the office in Charkint, and other times I have to pick up a gun and join the battle,” she says.
Now, the law of the land is whatever the Taliban says is law. There is no order or justice.
How come Biden and his military advisors trust the Taliban?
We’ve seen 20 years of no promises other than hate, violence, and abuse to women and children. What will they do to our Afghan allies who have helped us fight them? So far, no word on safe passage for our Afghan allies, including interpreters who we owe to protect. (Biden’s National Security Advisor Refuses to Answer if US Troops Will Help Evacuate American and Afghan Allies)
This morning during a press briefing, Biden saying that even with the Taliban in power in Afghanistan, he sees a greater threat from outposts of al-Qaeda and its affiliated groups. Ignoring the fact the Taliban and al-Qaeda are joined at the hip. Throw in the Haqqani terror network, too.
With a Taliban rogue regime, there’s nothing stopping these connected terror networks from growing a massive hub in strategic, poppy-rich and resource- rich, Afghanistan. Now with their hands on U.S. military aircraft, vehicles, drones, and weapons.
Especially a big red flag, if the CCP, who declares intent to recognize the new rogue regime as legitimate. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with senior Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar and the two ‘warmed up’ prior to U.S. troop pullout. (China reportedly prepares to recognize Taliban if they oust Afghan government)
Biden is on America- destruct to claim it was no longer “rational” to continue to focus U.S. military power and instead turn our sights away from Afghanistan. Even if only a presence like we do in other foreign locations. His jargon is a diversion away from America’s crisis at hand.
“And the idea we can continue to spend a trillion dollars, and have tens of thousands of American forces in Afghanistan, when we have North Africa and Western Africa — the idea we can do that and ignore those looming problems, growing problems, is not rational.”
What is rational about Biden ignoring warnings and his lack of military strategic vision?
His incompetence led to the Taliban holding the U.S. as hostage in weeks’ time after 20 years keeping them down and trillions spent. After this, how can anyone believe in your wars somewhere else?
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin appears helpless to help trapped Americans, when he has a huge cache of intelligence and military resources,
“I don’t have the capability to go out and extend operations currently into Kabul,” explained Defense Secretary Austin. Why is one of the world’s top military powers incapable of going in and getting our people out?
Contingency is always part of military strategy. While Austin’s DoD focused on extremists in our military – our real enemies took note and action.
“There was nothing that I or anyone else saw that indicated a collapse of this [Afghan] army and this [Afghan] government in 11 days.” – General Milley
Why was Gen. Milley’s blindfold on?
The Taliban easily took Jalalabad Aug 15, because the governor surrendered in order to save civilian lives. This effectively cut off Kabul, leaving the country’s only urban area under government control.
At that point, the Taliban forces had under their ammo belts, 26 of Afghanistan’s 34 provincial capitals.
A day previous, August 14,
Taliban fighters took Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan’s fourth-largest, heavily defended city. The offensive essentially gave them all of northern Afghanistan.
“Abas Ebrahimzada, a lawmaker from the Balkh province where the city is located, said the national army surrendered first, which prompted pro-government militias and other forces to lose morale and give up in the face of a Taliban onslaught launched earlier Saturday,” France 24 reports August 14.
The same day,
The Taliban captured all of Logar province south of Kabul, said Hoda Ahmadi, a lawmaker from the province. Concurrently,
“President Ashraf Ghani delivered a televised speech, his first public appearance since the recent Taliban gains. He vowed not to give up the “achievements” of the 20 years since the U.S. toppled the Taliban after the 9/11 attacks,” says France 24.
After Jalalabad, there was a high probability of fighting inside Kabul. Both Biden and Milley failed to mobilize and get Americans out fast. Instead, the U.S. continued peace talks in Qatar. As the Taliban offensive racked up victories, with no interest in concessions…or peace.
Now ousted Ghani hides in the United Arab Emirates with millions in cash.
According to MSN today, the Afghanistan Embassy in Tajikistan urged Interpol to arrest former President Ghani over allegedly stealing public funds. He denies it.
No worries though because Biden intends to keep 3.6 billion of taxpayer money in the budget for Afghanistan for 2022. All to help fund the Taliban terror regime.
A regime that sprays gunfire on protestors waving an Afghan national flag, causing fatalities. Go in about 12 seconds and watch the rip-your-heart-out despair of local Afghan citizens.
— Wajahat Kazmi 🏴 (@KazmiWajahat) August 18, 2021
Biden knew and so did the DoD.
“Republican Senator Ben Sasse suggested that administration officials were dismissive of his concerns about withdrawal during Intel committee briefings,” reports National Review.
“The business of intelligence is not to say you know on Aug. 15 the Afghan government’s going to fall,” Timothy S. Bergreen, a former staff director for the House Intelligence Committee, told the Times. “But what everybody knew is that without the stiffening of the international forces and specifically our forces, the Afghans were incapable of defending or governing themselves.”
For now, it’s talking to the Taliban commanders in charge. Defense Secretary Austin added the U.S. is prepared for a military response if asked by Biden. Biden only seems concerned with defending his agonizing withdrawal debacle.
“Mr. Biden said the city would never look like the fall of Saigon, but it is worse than that because this time the whole world is watching the humiliation of America in real-time on TV,” says Wall Street Journal (WSJ).
Will the Taliban risk combat with American forces?
According to Sean Hannity, the U.S. military response against the Taliban could lead to the assassinations of Americans. And who would lead a U.S. offensive, large or small?
It’s a dereliction of duty that neither Biden nor Kamala Harris are answering any questions about this crisis of their creation. Signaling to China and Russia no one with any backbone is in charge of America. Unless it is the War Hawk, Hillary Clinton. A former State Dept. architect of the Benghazi failure, using her position for personal wealth gain.
State Department was in charge of civilian evacuations.
They failed miserably, and continue to fail.
When the dust settles it’s hard to see how Secretary Blinken should still have a job.
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) August 19, 2021
“President of the United States Joe Biden has disappeared and refused to have any contact with world leaders about Afghanistan so, evidently, the task of talking to foreign heads of state has been subcontracted out to non-Administration operatives such as Hillary Clinton.”
Yesterday, the White House said that Joe Biden has not taken any calls with world leaders in regards to Afghanistan.
Just look at the pictures. When mothers start handing their babies to be evacuated over the fence to people inside the wire at the Kabul’s Karzai airport, you know things are bad.
“How does this happen? This is the United States,” asks Hannity with an elevated strain in his voice.
People are passing infants to the front of the crowd outside of the Kabul airport in the hopes that they’ll be evacuated. pic.twitter.com/iyJdfTnhgC
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) August 18, 2021
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