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Biden’s Deadly Afghanistan Surrender and Retreat – Never Forget

Posted on Friday, September 1, 2023
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President Joe Biden delivers remarks on ending the war in Afghanistan, Tuesday, August 31, 2021.

August 30th marked the two-year anniversary of the departure of the last American combat troops from Afghanistan in a shameful retreat ordered by Joe Biden, leaving the country in the hands of the Taliban terrorists. Biden’s compressed timeline was predicated on his desire to take a victory lap while claiming he ended the war before the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 Islamist attack on our nation. The only victory lap was the one taken by the Taliban celebrating 9/11 in our abandoned Kabul embassy.

In the inimitable words of Afghanistan combat veteran, former Navy SEAL, and U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX), “In what f***ing world was it a good idea to just hand over a country to these people?”

Despite all the love/hate and political division associated with Donald Trump, I can say with certainty that his domestic and foreign policy achievements, despite his “unorthodox” methods (to put it kindly), were outstanding. I am also quite certain that the context for conversations regarding two national security threats that reemerged under the inept and vacuous “leadership” of Biden and his cowering Democrat Party would be entirely different if Trump were still in office.

First, Vladimir Putin would NEVER have dared to invade Ukraine in February 2022 if Trump were commander-in-chief. There is no question Putin’s 2014 Ukraine incursion was with the full confidence that Barack Obama would do nothing. It is also clear that Putin did not advance an inch while Trump was in office because he knew Trump would not tolerate it. The blood of tens of thousands of Ukrainian men, women, and children is, inarguably, on the hands of every impenitent Biden/Harris voter.

Second, the end of Operation Enduring Freedom and withdrawal from Afghanistan in August 2022 would have looked nothing like Biden’s deadly and disgraceful surrender and retreat. Had the Taliban dared to cross Trump, he would have smoked ALL of them, just like he did ISIS. (Remember them?) As I noted regarding the blood of Ukraine victims, the blood of thousands of Afghan men, women, and children is also on the hands of every impenitent Biden/Harris voter.

So, on this second anniversary of Biden’s disastrous Afghanistan exfiltration, let’s be clear about his efforts to blame Trump’s withdrawal terms with the Taliban, and let’s be equally clear about the five capstone events in the wake of Biden’s retreat: the murderous bombing of Kabul airport; the disastrous counterattack on the “terrorist mastermind” of the Kabul bombing; the turning over of billions of dollars in American military assets to terrorist Taliban warlords; the abandonment of thousands of our Afghan allies (many to certain death); and the abandonment of millions of Afghan women and children to the tyranny of Islamic law.

The faux line Biden is still pushing regarding Trump’s negotiations goes like this: Biden ended the longest war. The exit was difficult, but that was Trump’s fault because he negotiated with the Taliban, thus he bears the blame. But thanks to Biden, we are out and all is good.

That is a colossal dumper of bull manure. Trump’s exit plan was with the Afghan government but included terms that the Taliban had to meet. The drawdown was contingent on the Taliban meeting specified conditions, and Trump’s plan included leaving at least 2,500 troops on the ground. Trump’s drawdown had two primary and finite conditions: First, that the Taliban had demonstrably cut their ties with al-Qa’ida, ISK, and other terror groups; and second, that they successfully negotiate and maintain peace with the Afghan government. Neither of those conditions were met when Biden folded.

Biden and his cadre treated the Taliban as if they were some trustworthy and legitimate government entity rather than the amalgam of violent Sunni Islamist terrorists who invaded Afghanistan from Pakistan after the Soviet retreat — and have now rapidly reconstituted. There is virtually NO degree of ideological separation between the so-called “Taliban government” thugs and their surrogate terrorist groups. And there is now no doubt that the more violent Sunni ISK Islamists (also from Pakistan) and Sunni al-Qa’ida Islamists have risen just as rapidly as surrogates under the Sunni Taliban protectorate. To insist that ISK and al-Qa’ida are not under the Taliban umbrella is a distinction without a difference.

With Trump gone, the Taliban summarily discarded those conditions and ousted the AFG government. And why wouldn’t they? Obviously, they had no fear of Biden enforcing those terms. According to former Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell: “The Taliban onslaught started coming once Joe Biden got into the White House. The Taliban knew they couldn’t make the move when Trump was in office.” Biden abandoned Afghanistan and its citizens to the Taliban tyrants.

Seasoned political analyst Brit Hume declared, “If you believe the Biden administration’s claim it was bound by the Trump-Taliban deal and thus had to get out fast,” you need to get your facts straight. He added: “In fact, when that deal was struck in February 2020 [our negotiators] made it very clear that this was conditions-based and if the Taliban did not [meet those conditions] we were under no obligation to remove our troops. One of the key provisions of that deal was that the Taliban and the Afghan government would negotiate a [peace agreement]. They never did that.”

And National Review’s Rich Lowry described Biden’s taking credit for ending the war as akin to “the arsonist bragging about how many fires he has put out.”

On 26 August, days before Biden’s evacuation deadline, his empowerment of the Taliban was directly responsible for the terrorist bombing of the Kabul airport.

After 18 months with no American deaths in Afghanistan — zero — a Taliban terror surrogate walked through multiple Taliban checkpoints and murdered 10 Marines, two Army soldiers, and a Navy corpsman, along with more than 170 Afghan men, women, and children. There were 15 Americans injured (some with life-threatening injuries) and countless civilians severely injured.

Recall that Biden was AWOL for eight hours after the attack, but no amount of spin prep relieved him of responsibility for all of the blood spilled. The failure was not Biden’s plan; it was the man. In his rambling teleprompted read, Biden declared we would bomb some tents somewhere in retaliation. Biden put on his most menacing mean face and warned: “To those who carried out this attack, as well as anyone who wishes America harm, know this: We will not forgive. We will not forget. We will hunt you down and make you pay.”

Answering a press question, Biden again attempted to deflect responsibility to Trump: “You know — I wish you’d one day say these things — you know as well as I do that the former president made a deal with the Taliban…”

On 20 August 2021, the last American boarded a C-17 at Kabul, leaving tens of billions in military equipment in Taliban hands. I will never forget the images of those poor souls clinging to the outside of the departing military transports and falling to their deaths during takeoff.

Days later, Biden launched a drone attack against what he insisted was a “high value” terrorist responsible for the Kabul airport bombing. In fact, he did not kill a terrorist, but murdered Zemari Ahmadi, a longtime U.S. aid worker, and nine other civilians, seven of whom were children. Ahmadi, who was among the Afghan people hoping to immigrate to safety, was bringing water to his family and neighbors.

Biden was, again, AWOL when it came time to take responsibility. He departed for a beach trip, passing the buck to Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, commander of United States Central Command: “I am now convinced that as many as 10 civilians, including up to seven children, were tragically killed in that strike. We now assess that it is unlikely that the vehicle and those who died were associated with ISIS-K or a direct threat to U.S. forces. I offer my profound condolences to the family and friends of those who were killed.”

Asked if anyone would be held responsible, McKenzie responded, “We are in the process right now of continuing that line of investigation.” Clearly, Joe Biden was responsible.

And about the Americans and the thousands of our Afghan allies Biden abandoned?

Biden lied when he promised, “If there are American citizens left, we’re going to stay until we get them all out,” before pulling our troops out. In fact, he left hundreds of Americans stranded behind enemy lines.

Likewise, Biden insisted we would protect America’s Afghan allies, promising to relocate them before withdrawing. In fact, more than 78,000 of our Afghan allies were abandoned, and the Biden administration even provided the Taliban what essentially amounted to a kill list with names of U.S. citizens and our allies.

Biden’s ineptitude, and that of his feckless administration, is epic, reckless, and deadly.

The Army’s 2,000-page assessment of Biden’s deadly exfil is an unmitigated indictment of this inept commander-in-chief. But as our military analyst, retired Army Gen. B.B. Bell, concluded well ahead of that report, “Biden’s ill-fated and hapless decision to summarily short-notice withdraw all remaining U.S. troops from Afghanistan will forever be known as the day America’s position in the world order cascaded behind that of China, and for that matter Russia and the European Union as well.”

Some Democrats have conceded that there were obvious “red flags” indicating the administration’s plan was going to be a disaster. But the fact is, Joe Biden IS the red flag, and our nation is facing far more perilous national security threats today than the day before Biden took office.

Fact is, Biden has reseeded the al-Qa’ida and ISIL turf, putting the U.S. homeland at risk of another terrorist attack. McKenzie, the CENTCOM commander Biden trotted out to confirm that his retaliatory strike for the Kabul bombing actually killed civilians, has declared: “ISIS has nevertheless reconstituted as an asymmetric threat…Their desire to harm us is as intense as ever.”

And of greater consequence, Biden’s now-obvious failure as commander-in-chief has resulted in dire national security implications far beyond the borders of Afghanistan. Biden’s AFG retreat has emboldened far more powerful tyrants, notably our near-peer adversaries Red China and, as previously noted, Russia. And, of course, Iran and North Korea are on the move.

The most significant threat is China. Understanding that Biden will bow, Chinese dictator Xi Jinping is now aggressively threatening Taiwan and even trying to co-opt the Taliban as a terrorist surrogate.

Power does not tolerate a vacuum, nor an inept and vacuous appeaser like Joe Biden.

So, if you are considering casting another vote for Biden, or whomever will replace him as the 2024 Demo candidate, former presidential advisor Michael McKenna suggests, “Next time you vote for a president, vote as if the lives of our soldiers depend on it.”

Reprinted with Permission from The Patriot Post – By Mark Alexander

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Paul B.
Paul B.
10 months ago

There are so many words to describe this unforgiveable fiasco; cowardly, shameful, pusillanimous, disgusting, and traitorous. All in the name of politics. It wasn’t only billions in high tech military equipment, there were huge crates filled with US 100-dollar bills. Don’t take my word for it, it’s all available on the internet. Please don’t forget that 13 United States Marines died because of this disgusting piece of crap excuse for a President. He has accomplished so much damage to the United States in such a very short time that it is truly hard to believe.

Knan
Knan
10 months ago

l lost my son in Afghanistan, this is a total slap in the face to all who served! I will also never forgive or forget that it was Biden who spilled the news that it was Seal team 6 who took out Bin Laden. Their blood is also on his hands.

Truth
Truth
10 months ago

Obama is running the country. What happened is exactly what Obama would do. Obama’s 3rd Destroy America tour!!!

Rik
Rik
10 months ago

Has Jack*ss Joe done anything that was good for America? . . . The answer is NO!

usmc7
usmc7
10 months ago

Joe Biden isn’t capable of running a circus even if he were a clown. A total waste of air. He has been in Congress for almost 50 years and to this day he has not done one thing good for Americans.

Mary
Mary
10 months ago

Who was the person that did not let one of our guys shoot down the bomber. Our guy asked twice and was told no and 13 of our young soldiers were killed.

Walter
Walter
10 months ago

Both Obama & JB are anti-American and are and were unfit for Command of our great military.Unfortunately,they both got many of our troops killed. Both need to be in prison.

Morbious
Morbious
10 months ago

This is by no means just on biden. The entire treason party has been working for decades to diminish this country. Why? They believe the usa is the major negative influence in the world. In 75 they defunded our pledge to resupply arvn, guaranteeing the nva victory. In 05-06 they strove relentlessly to ensure defeat in iraq. Two yrs ago they made a mockery of every sacrifice our people made in afghanistan. These arent well intentioned mistakes. Biden isn’t blundering. Its part of the long term plan.

Veteran
Veteran
10 months ago

That, every standing protocol violating, unmitigated, State Department run, and nincompoop stooge general executed foreign policy and military disaster alone should have been enough to have Biden and his crew of merry corrupt political hacks impeached, and removed and barred from office.

Irv C
Irv C
10 months ago

biden & obama we’re/are the worst presidents in our history. If we don’t get Trump or another like Trump in office starting in 2024 our country and its constitution will be finished.
i am truly in shock that America has sunk this low while NOTHING aside from Trump was done. Now he sentenced the Proud Boys to long prison terms, trying to take down Trump, next ovomit, & biden will have police wearing swastikas and arresting Republicans.
this has to STOP!!!

Gary
Gary
10 months ago

I think it was more a “cut and run” than a retreat . It was disgraceful , embarrasing . The Boy Scouts would have done a better job of ‘breaking camp’ . It’s just too damn bad that the M-16s that were left there for the Taliban to seize were not distributed to the people of Afghanistan . Just think , if the people of Afghanistan each had their own M-16 , they could then ‘greet’ the Taliban when they came calling at their front door. The Taliban would have evaporated in seconds if the people were armed . Only a free society can have armed citizens and , Only armed citizens can have a free society .

Vince
Vince
10 months ago

No defendable explanation for this debacle of a pull out from Afghanistan. Completely at a loss why Biden was not called to account for this horrible decision. Blamed it on previous administration. Guess the buck doesn’t stop here for demented Joe and (Obama) that is.

Mal
Mal
10 months ago

This article is spot on! Remember shortly after taking office the left kept yelling “Russia collusion. Russia collusion” and Trump replied “Actually, I’ve never met the man (Putin) but I’m sure we could get along”. That’s called tact. Detente’. Remember he was able to walk across the border into N. Korea ALONE and shake hands with their leader Kim. That alone shows it was possible (I’m a 95 year old Korean War Vet and never seen this possible before). I believe Trump was attempting to unite the rest of the world to counter China’s growing global influence, and make it 6 1/2 billion people vs. China’s 1 1/2 billion. The Dems ruined all that so now we are all going to suffer the consequences.

PaulE
PaulE
10 months ago

Any Democrat elected to the office of POTUS in the future would follow the exact same policies as Biden and his merry band of misfits. This was NOT a failure of just Joe Biden, but of the mindset of the Democrat Party as a whole. The withdrawal from Afghanistan was far from Team Biden’s only failure. You can add encouraging Putin to invade Ukraine and pushing the Saudis into the arms of the CCP to list, along with almost another dozen nations in the last two years.

Thinking
Thinking
10 months ago

If ole Joe or any democrat wins in 2024 may I suggest we learn to speak Chinese. Only a matter of time Xi will be sitting in the White House.

Robert Zuccaro
Robert Zuccaro
10 months ago

The government’s response to everything for the last 30 years has been do nothing until provoked, then launch a few dozen tomahawks and call it a day. Gaddafi bombs a club in Germany,neven brings down a oassenger plane over Lockerbie, and what was our response? Saddam invades Kuwait and we stopped after booting him out in Gulf 1. Gulf 2 we finally outed him but left that vacuum for Iran to fill. AQAP blows up embassies in Africa and suicide bombs the USS Cole and what was our response? It took 911 for government to act and that after debate about “quagmires”. I’m no neocon but sometimes it takes war to keep us out of a bigger one! We could have kept a base in Afghanistan… talk about strategic locations! But we had Spineless Joe looking for his “win” on the 20th anniversary… visual politics before strategy! But who I really feel sorry for are all the young women we told to go to school, be independent, just like “western women”. Now all they gave to look forward to is walking behind a man when they’re allowed outside with one and arranged marriages. Way to “nation build” people!

TammyS
TammyS
10 months ago

Ovomit and his puppet biden both should be tried for treason!

Granny26
Granny26
10 months ago

Jackass Joe (and Obama) a disgrace to our country. He needs to go but if we do, we also have to get rid of Harris. She has the mind of a first grader…if that.

Garyk
Garyk
10 months ago

biden,obama and the marxist democrat party are all traitors.
They should all be hung for their crimes against America.
These morons are a TOTAL disgrace and have damaged OUR Country immeasurably.
Wake up People,the immoral,corrupt devil democrats are out to destroy America and Freedom!

Steven
Steven
10 months ago

Biden’s disastrous pullout in Afghanistan should have resulted in an immediate Impeachment for incompetence, failing to protect American citizens, our military personnel, our allies in the Afghan government and leaving billions of dollars of state of the art military equipment to the Taliban. Had Trump done this he would have been Impeached immediately. His failure as a leader and his and Obama’s foreign policy decisions have jeopardized the USA and our allies. No one in the military respects him as his actions speak louder than words. The entire Biden/Obama Administration is incompetence on steroids.

Newday
Newday
10 months ago

Our hearts go out to the thousands of lives that were affected by this disasterous blunder by the biden administration. Never forget hose who died, those who have loved ones who were killed, the Afganistan people who are still suffering from this, and for the embarrassment of our great country.

anna hubert
anna hubert
10 months ago

After 20 years of our presence there what was the expected outcome ? Model democracy state? How was that supposed to happen? Our army had their hands tied Same as in Vietnam and Korea 20 years for naught Someone is laughing all the way to the bank and it aint’t the ex soldier

Ho Chi Minh
Ho Chi Minh
10 months ago

What an international embarrassment by these “clown” generals and Biden. Biden caused Ukraine to be invaded, and lost 13 American lives.

Impeach this buffoon now.

Garyk
Garyk
10 months ago

Read the facts and you’ll see who should be labeled stupid

Ben Y.
Ben Y.
10 months ago

Just a quick note to say Biden’s disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan is far worse than what most people have heard. Biden changed the existing plan by moving up the date of withdrawal, and also flipped the order of withdrawal from civilians first and U.S. military last. Biden withdrew the military first and some vulnerable civilians.lt appears the Biden Administration permitted the Taliban to set the terms and conditions for U.S. withdrawal. Thus the U.S. military evacuated the Bagram Air Base in the middle of the night leaving the Afghan military surprised and critically vulnerable by morning. Furthermore, the U.S. abandoned for the Taliban’s use many billions of dollars worth in state of the art weaponry, ammunition, military vehicles, and more.Reportedly, the Biden Administration also left the Taliban with a list of names of Afghans who cooperated with the U.S. military. Even before the last plane departed Kabul Taliban we’re moving from house executing entire families–men, women and children.And the CCP benefited from Biden’s criminal and inhumane withdrawal from Afghanistan. No surprise here!

Ty
Ty
10 months ago

Bidens spine was removed years ago. Why is he so afraid of China, or maybe has been doing so much illegal business with them that his corruption is being held over his head to do exactly what they want. Get out of Afghanistan, we need the earth minerals and Biden did and his policies made sure the earth minerals went to Chian. I know this for sure. America is not first in this administration, China is!

Westhus
Westhus
10 months ago

The Communists goal is to destroy this nation and a pillar of that effort has been to weaken the U.S. Armed Forces. In the ‘90’s it started with Bubba and the Felons, who initiated the idea that the US military needed to be part of a grand social experiment. They implemented programs like Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, implemented cultural awareness training as mandatory for many combat arms as well as support units, then drastically reduced the funding for warfighter training at battalion level. I was a witness to this phenomena as an NCO on Active and Reserve duty in the US Army from 1991-99. During that time, my peers and I dreaded the specter of a combat situation erupting somewhere that we’d have to lead our soldiers into. Only a few years later GWOT began and to this day Im convinced that the effects of the lack of focus on war fighting across the entire force during the 90’s is this: the blood of every US service member shed in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as the anguish suffered by all those who served in theatre, and the dependents and families who are left to deal with the mental and physical scars.

HocasPocas
HocasPocas
10 months ago

Quit using one of our great presidents as your pseudonym. He was much more intelligent than you will ever be

Allan E Brem
Allan E Brem
10 months ago

There were more misdeeds mad in his term than there were souls lost in the twin towers. I doubt that the average american will have a problem remembering dislike and distrust he has worked so hard to earn.

Rich
Rich
10 months ago

Hopefully grandpa Joe is still trying to wash the blood off his hands every night for what he was directly responsible for. So very shameful. All that the republicans need to do is use the FACTS when the next election comes up. If the American people refuse to acknowledge the facts and really don’t care, then we deserve what will come, more of the same.

Harry
Harry
10 months ago

He didn’t. And that is documented!

Harry
Harry
10 months ago

Better review Trumps success, not the ones the MSM has said was the truth.

We were much better off. And 78 % of the people say it.

Harry
Harry
10 months ago

He bragged about ending a long war. He ended it about as bad as it could possibly be done. Then what’s he do? Gets involved in what will also be a long and expensive war. And it could end in nukes here. Hopefully it’s in DC. The Chinese are already here looking at where to make their hits, invited in across the border to assist them by Joe Biden!! How really dumb are Democrat Voter’s?? This and his economy . And much much more shows it!

Sinal19
Sinal19
10 months ago

He didn’t, if he did Afghanistan would still be under Afghan rule, all Americans would be home,all military equipment would be home, and all Afghanie allies old be here in the US!!!

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