NOTE: In the first version of this post I neglected to mention the true disgrace of this debacle. That is the lives sacrificed or changed forever by US Military personnel and others trying to put lipstick on the pig known as Afghanistan.
This will make it much harder, if not impossible, to evacuate military and civilian personnel from the country. Several thousand American and coalition civilian and military personnel are now in extreme danger of being killed or captured by the Taliban.
Afghanis who helped us as translators or other support personnel will be slaughtered along with every member of the family. The Taliban will take great delete in recording this and releasing the video to the world.
The Biden Administration has had a major number of disasters in a short time in office, but this is the worst.
America is humiliated on the world stage because the President of the most powerful nation on earth signaled his intentions well in advance and an emboldened enemy took full advantage of it.
I can’t say I blame the Afghan Army for cutting and running. After all, it’s what we’re doing to them. Cutting and running with our tails between our collective lengths.
Afghanistan is not a nation, it’s a collection of warring tribes that are surrounded by nations. We spent a couple of Trillion dollars trying to turn it into a nation and failed spectacularly.
This so bad that even CNN can’t run cover for President Biden.
Once they are in control, the Taliban will invite Al Qaeda and ISIS in to use the country as a haven for training and rest. While the Taliban itself may not be able to reach the US or US interests, these other groups will.
General Mark Milley should be Court Martialed for his incompetence. President Biden should , but won’t be impeached.
I won’t be at all surprised if there are attacks on September 11 on the Twentieth Anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. I also won’t be at all surprised if US intelligence agencies completely fail to anticipate and uncover these attacks before they happen. Too busy searching for non existent “White Supremacists” who aren’t planning anything more threatening than marches in US cities.
This will make another good excuse for lock downs and trying to confiscate firearms from law abiding American.
And don’t think for a second that our enemies, especially China and Iran, aren’t taking note of this. Taiwan, Australia, and even Japan should be very wary right now. New Zealand likely less so because from what I’ve seen of their leadership, they won’t mind being a Chinese vassal state.
If anyone told me I’d be typing this sort of thing even a year ago, I’d laugh at them. That’s who much things have deteriorated in so short a time.
I fear for our Republic.
But, as the saying goes at least we won’t have to worry about mean Tweets.
Feel free to comment and call me deranged, but check back at the end of the year to see how wrong I turned out to be.