“Wake up Hunter, I need you, you are the smartest man I know!” pic.twitter.com/L6B3pfCiJC— The Cocaína (@MrNukemCocaine) August 15, 2021
Taliban in the house of Dostum, the warlord the US gave the vice presidency and $100k a month to. pic.twitter.com/wAwr9h9kQ6— Richard Hanania (@RichardHanania) August 14, 2021
The Taliban has announced their political agenda for Afghanistan includes:— William LeGate (@williamlegate) August 15, 2021
– Abortion is banned
– Gay marriage outlawed
– Rejection of science
– No vaccines (against their religion)
– No separation of church & state
– Religion taught in schools
This is why we lost. pic.twitter.com/SgdkTSLXUn— blue (@blue_prop) August 15, 2021
Biden overruled his top military commanders–Gen. Frank McKenzie, Gen. Austin Scott Miller, and Gen. Mark Milley–who recommended the US keep 2500 troops in Afghanistan while stepping up diplomacy to try to cement a peace agreement. https://t.co/cmUOeG2DT1— Karim Sadjadpour (@ksadjadpour) August 15, 2021
In a few weeks, every woman in Afghanistan will be forced to wear this. They will not be allowed to go to school. That’s what Taliban taking over means for women. That’s what the US withdrawal will do to women pic.twitter.com/1XZdML6ihW— Ghanem Nuseibeh (@gnuseibeh) August 14, 2021
Pretty sure class is cancelled tomorrow! https://t.co/V9iHOeDh5c— Ethan Ralph (@TheRalphRetort) August 15, 2021
Seething https://t.co/xFOMC7SHdF— Occidental Dissent (@DissentOcc) August 15, 2021
The situation in Kabul is actually inverse what u have told. This ? is today’s jubilations of ppl for taliban entering in Kabul. Ppl were fed up of the war lords, the president n his cabinet coz they all looted money n didn’t do anything for common ppl.They r welcoming taliban pic.twitter.com/bzZNCUKoRf— (K….) (@KMikewillson111) August 15, 2021
I wonder why our enemies are now laughing at us? pic.twitter.com/iZW9NmGHVl— Catturd ™ (@catturd2) August 15, 2021
Every foreign policy expert who used to comment every hour on Trump and then lauded the “return of the adults” seems to have disappeared— Bruno Maçães (@MacaesBruno) August 15, 2021
.@SecBlinken in June: “I don’t think [a Taliban takeover] is going to be something that happens from a Friday to a Monday…”— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) August 15, 2021
NBC’s Chuck Todd: “…That does not age well.”
Blinken: “We’ve known all along that the Taliban was at its strongest position…since 2001.” pic.twitter.com/ksjW1jsgWP
Who cares? https://t.co/BJHowRzM7X— The Dieting Dissident (@DietingDisident) August 16, 2021
Humayoon Humayoon the former deputy speaker and a one time close ally of Ashraf Ghani says he was appointed as police chief for Kabul by the Taliban for the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. Complex dynamics of Afghan politics , side switchings were the work of months if not years. pic.twitter.com/502OfK3Qwn— BILAL SARWARY (@bsarwary) August 15, 2021
The month of June is recognized as (LGBTI) Pride Month. The United States respects the dignity & equality of LGBTI people & celebrates their contributions to the society. We remain committed to supporting civil rights of minorities, including LGBTI persons. #Pride2021 #PrideMonth pic.twitter.com/qgKPQAPaOY— U.S. Embassy Kabul (@USEmbassyKabul) June 2, 2021
“Joe, it’s Corn Pop.” pic.twitter.com/XrmTl5C7JM— Odyssean (@0dyssn) August 15, 2021
Citing Obama’s former ambassador to Afghanistan, Ryan Crocker, Tapper then brought up serious concerns about Biden’s ability to lead America at all. “I’m left with some grave questions in my mind about Biden’s ability to lead our nation as commander-in-chief,” he read. pic.twitter.com/n3W1eyNfPL— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) August 15, 2021
Butlerian Jihad begins in Afghanistan pic.twitter.com/rp9ZiuLeMG— David Pinsen (@dpinsen) August 15, 2021
I’ve had plenty of negative things to say about Joe Biden on this website. I have nothing but praise for Joe’s leadership though on Afghanistan. It took courage for Joe to stand up to the generals and get us out. Joe did something right for once and all the right people are furious with him.
The withdrawal wasn’t “botched” and it is better that it happened this way because otherwise the Pentagon would have found an excuse to keep thousands of troops in Afghanistan forever like in Japan or South Korea or Germany. The only thing that has happened here is that a corrupt puppet government with zero legitimacy which was always rotten to the core has fallen in span of two weeks.
Consider what Joe has accomplished here:
- ZOG has been defeated
- Joe Biden has been humiliated in the eyes of the political establishment
- The political establishment is seething
- The corporate media is seething
- Neocons are seething
- True Cons are seething
- The Pentagon has been exposed as incompetent and learned nothing from when the best and the brightest took us into Vietnam
- The fall of Afghanistan is a huge blow to the American Empire and will weaken it elsewhere
- The “intelligence community” has been exposed and humiliated
- Globohomo has been defeated
- We’re out of Afghanistan … FOR REAL
- The transfer of power to the Taliban was mostly peaceful
What’s not to like?
The Taliban has seized control of state television. The Pride flag has been taken down. Women are being forced to wear burkas and live under sharia law. Homosexuals are being stoned in Afghanistan.
Mitch McConnell and Ben Sasse think we should be outraged by this and stay in Afghanistan forever to protect liberal democracy and women’s rights. It is their country, not our country. It is their problem, not our problem. The Taliban represents Afghanistan, not the puppet government.
The “journalists” are saying this is the worst thing that has happened since the fall of Saigon. They never bring up the fact that Saigon and Vietnam are doing fine now. The war which devastated Vietnam and which cost tens of thousands of American lives and which was led by technocrats was the real tragedy. The same was true of Afghanistan. It was always a grift from the top to the bottom.
Sure, there were massacres and reprisals after we left Vietnam, but that is how these things always shake out after wars which have gone on for decades. It is wars which create the bitterness and displaced waves of refugees. The idea that we could transform Iraq or Afghanistan into the United States was always laughable. The American occupation was an unsustainable blip in the history of the region. The Pentagon and the “intelligence community” spent decades lying to American presidents and the American people about their puppet government in Kabul. It was always going to end this way.
Once again, I am not sorry that we are out of Afghanistan. I doubt the vast majority of the country will hold this against Joe Biden. There are plenty of reasons to be angry with Joe, but not about this. Even a broken clock is right twice a day and our position here was always get out ASAP.