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Bloody Hands in Afghanistan

Afghanistan

The profound moral, political, diplomatic, military, and humanitarian error – made by Biden, Harris, Chairman Milley, Secretaries Blinken, and Austin – and subsequent distraction from further discussing the escalating tragedy – is dishonorable, unconscionable, indefensible, tantamount to deceit.

So hard to hear are reports I get, almost daily, of what is happening in Afghanistan. “Oh, that place,” you may say. Don’t. Here are facts Americans should know. They are searing, compelling, sobering. They demand action. Where is the honor?

First, speaking with Americans, former military and State Department personnel, with close colleagues, relatives, and friends still in Afghanistan, this is not over – not close to being over.

The profound moral, political, diplomatic, military, and humanitarian error – made by Biden, Harris, Chairman Milley, Secretaries Blinken, and Austin – and subsequent distraction from further discussing the escalating tragedy – is dishonorable, unconscionable, indefensible, tantamount to deceit.

What is happening? More than 100,000 American-affiliated persons remain trapped in that country. They are a combination of (1) American citizens (numbers vary), (2) permanent residents or green card holders, (3) former US embassy and military support personnel, and (4) Special Immigration Visa (SIV) holders, who achieved visa eligibility by reason of a year or more of service to the US in Afghanistan.

To be clear, these 100,000 are hunted, tortured, and killed by the Taliban. Reports suggest a national and fractured process – Taliban vengeance-seekers operating nationwide. Stories shake the soul.

Second, speaking with those who remain close to those pursued, seeing videos, Taliban behavior is as ruthless as it ever was. This is not some “new Taliban,” non-terrorist group, legitimate “government” as that term is understood. To confer stature on vestiges of what passes for leadership is again deceitful. 

Third, firsthand reports, corroborated by those tracking exit flights from Kabul, make clear the US State Department has punted moral, political, and humanitarian rescue – for these dependent, trusting, desperate, imperiled citizens, permanent residents, former US embassy personnel, and SIV holders. 

Rather than demand the Taliban a right to extract these victims of terror, to whom we owe unbroken allegiance, to whom we made moral promises – the Biden team pretends they do not exist. They are not insisting, demanding, or negotiating with the Taliban – or any third countries for landing rights.

Planes to Qatar, the only agreed landing site, already exceeded their promise to take 8000. Planes leave Kabul half-empty, perhaps “300 total” escaping per week, not regular. No pressure is put on Afghanistan to stop killing, on neighboring Pakistan to help, either via overland routes or by air.

No progress is made to save the persecuted, questions about the Taliban’s anti-Western genocide deflected. Bold assertions of small numbers, with zero credibility, are vaguely proffered by the Biden Administration – as if this were about bumblebees, bananas, the price of butter. Less said, the better.  That, too, is deceit.

Fourth, a blithe “who cares?” must sit like a rock in the belly of the Biden Government – on the plight of women and girls, once about to join power, nearly there, educated, included for two decades in the promise of equality, not treated as property, not abused, but fully equal.  That is all gone.

Fifth, all those who would be “sponsored” by family in the United States are being ignored, despite pleas daily to get them out, to help them escape the Taliban. The Biden team – and many in Congress asked to help – are passing the buck, offering empty words, deferring to each other, nod, wink, and shrug. That, too, is deceit.

Sixth, as the Taliban prepare to take the country back to dark ages, harsh winter coming, mountains thick with snow, no working ice or snow removal, no deicing equipment at the Kabul airport, so no commerce, words are mumbled about 23 million starving. Yes, those not killed before they starve. 

Why did all this happen?  It did not have to happen. Liberal outlets say, was time to go, Biden’s a hero, nothing we can do, sorry we are killing so many via this surrogate government, oh well. 

The truth is that this was the most objectively mangled, morally ignoble, terribly planned, indefensibly executed foreign policy, national security, and humanitarian action by the US government for decades – perhaps ever.  And it is not over – far from it.

At this moment, more than 100,000 US-affiliated persons remain in grave danger, in need of rescue.  At this moment, 23 million Afghans fight for life.  At this moment, allies around the globe revile us.  At this moment, China, Russia, Iran, and a cabal of adversaries smell blood, feel US weakness, see opportunity.

The sum is bloody hands, which may only get bloodier if the Taliban pushes power projection if adversaries hit our allies if those who await rescue hear nothing.  Action is needed now, resolve, extraction of those in need, no more deceit. Americans do not leave those to whom we have made a moral promise – to die. Does it get simpler?  Where is the honor?


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Rexford O. Ames
5 months ago

I did have a comment put for what ever the reason. It was eliminated?

Maria
5 months ago

I pray those in captivity that don’t know God find Him at this moment. And those that do follow God spread the gospel as they are being martyred. Lord hide them in you and let justice be done to these evil people.

Frank Bort
5 months ago

This disgrace; this horrible tragedy, his stain upon the Biden administration will not go out; this stain screams to high Heaven!!!

Mario Capparuccini
5 months ago

The Democrats are spoiled little children who do not know anything about honor, and decency. This is not to say that all Democrats are like this, but it is certainly true of Biden, Harris, Pelosi, Schumer, Milley, Blinken, and Austin.

Hal
5 months ago

You left out a bunch of names (for example, Obama, Hillary Clinton) … but you nailed most of the biggies.

Kevin Lee Colby
5 months ago

The (O-BIDEN)REGIMEis playing with the pride of the PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES, and honestly have no backbone when it comes to morality and sense.Too many good shoes in the bunch….

Tony
5 months ago

There is no end to the tears of sorrow people of conscious will shed for these desperate people. Likewise no end to the shame we collectively feel for our once proud nation as it is led astray by a confused and greedy shell of a man with no moral compass, the corrupt stooges who prop him up and the naive masses who blindly follow him to doom.

Frank Bort
5 months ago
Reply to  Tony

Thank you; Well said

Kevin Colby
5 months ago

This (O-Biden)REGIME is playing hard to get anything done in the decency of morality and common sense ..PERIOD

Tom W
5 months ago

Narcissist only see how beautiful they are when they look in the mirror, so don’t expect a change from the Biden Adm. and Democrats, and for that matter, many Republicans. They have their cozy jobs so let’s not upset the apple cart.

Jeanette Kirk
5 months ago

This is totally on our so called Presidents head and he needs to be gone preferably in Guantanamo but even there would be to good for him

Dean Vollette
5 months ago

Disgusting turn of events. When will we learn. Wasted American lives and dollars. For what? As a veteran I am appalled at the government’s treatment of this situation.

HocasPocas
5 months ago

There is no honor to anything American from this tyrannical administration

Retired USN
5 months ago

It’s a ticking time bomb over there in the “Sand Box”. Who are the mindless sheep, following the communist Democrats, going to blame when terrorism comes hard to the streets of America?

I was in the first strikes we sent starting OEF. I knew then what and why we do what we do. Now I see it all thrown out as our Republic goes down the shitter. I don’t know why, other than maybe people WANT to live in poverty in a communist country with violence a daily thing. We are headed there, with Biden at the Helm. Sad.

MCPO USN Ret.

Jerry
5 months ago

The Taliban will be murdering those that our sorry “President” has abandoned with our weapons that a$$hole joe left behind. General Milley and General Austin are traitors and should be punished. This is almost unimaginable to know that we have such imbeciles in leadership positions.

HocasPocas
5 months ago
Reply to  Jerry

He’s not my president

D.P.
5 months ago

It is no surprise to hear what the Taliban is doing….no surprise when you examine the history of that group and Islam in it’s radical form. Their past is their future, and the present is a stepping stone back in time. No surprise to see this administration act as they do….and see the right simply go along for the most part, afraid to make waves, do the right thing and chastise the administration openly. We have a government that has become a ghost of its moral self. By the time any change takes place to turn this around, the bodies will have piled up beyond comprehension, and the damage being done will be irreversible. Next on the coming agenda is terrorist attacks on our home soil…..a bonus of the southern border fiasco.

Hal
5 months ago
Reply to  D.P.

Seems to me that the Democrap Party is leaning towards a Taliban model of governance.

Jesse Tiede
5 months ago

Afgahistan is only one of a myriad situations where Biden and company are complicit…

Mardet
5 months ago

Based on this disgraceful episode in our nation’s history why hasn’t Biden been impeached!

Shelli
5 months ago
Reply to  Mardet

I would bet Impeachment may be coming, perhaps after the mid-terms. Impeachment for ALL involved!

HocasPocas
5 months ago
Reply to  Mardet

They all need to be decertified. They shouldn’t be in our White House either. They need to be taken out for the firing squad.

Hal
5 months ago
Reply to  Mardet

IF the Nation wants to get out of the inept management of Biden, citizens better heavily turn out and vote Republican for all Congressmen/women. And when the next POTUS election comes around, continue to vote Republican and Trump. AT present we have an brain-impaired incompetent libtard crook as POTUS. As we can see already, Biden at the helm is guiding it to the graveyard of the deeps!

Hal
5 months ago
Reply to  Mardet

Can’t impeach with the big number of Democrats in Congress. And you can bet your bottom dollar they will NOT impeach Democrap Biden …period. And I also think the Democrap Party is much less comfy with moving Camel Hairs in to the POTUS slot. I’d bet BIG money that Joe Hidin’ Biden will NOT be on the Demcrat ticket for POTUS in the next POTUS election. And a bunch of Democrap comrades (mostly male) are chomping at the bit to get in that POTUS candidate position.

Rexford O. Ames
5 months ago
Reply to  Mardet

He is not only a disgrace, he is being held up by some very, very powerful influences. These people hide, they are very good at that. I once heard that the true governorship of our government was by the ” Deep State”. Most of those are working for the Government as government employees , who cannot be fired, They can be removed by competent authority but that also has been compromised!
Reality: We must not allow others to control our Government.

anna hubert
5 months ago

We keep threshing the same sheaf after 20 years what was accomplished, had the forces stayed another year or two would the country be better of?What about the brass? Did they know the purpose of the prolonged visit,they sure are not saying much

James Smith
5 months ago

Biden, Harris, Chairman Milley, Secretaries Blinken, and Austin  should all be brought up on charges of treason for the aiding and abiding of the enemy and for not carrying out their sworn constitutional duties.
The Taliban is one of the best equipped forces in the region, thanks to the prez and his cronies.

Fred Noel
5 months ago

Just after Biden’s disastrous Afghan withdrawal. The Biden Administration started with the CCP-19-VIRUS vaccines mandates and mask mandates and other distractions. Look over here, there’s nothing to be seen over there! LET’S GO BRANDON. Someone tell Joe it doesn’t mean everyone wants to have sex with him.

Bwa Ha
5 months ago

When are we ever going to hold the biden administration and the left accountable for their never ending failures?! Biden needs to go!

MAGA2024! TRUMP2024!
FJB! LET’S GO BRANDON!

Biden?! Just another failed liberal politico!

IMHO!

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