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With World’s Attention on Ukraine, Biden’s Failure in Afghanistan Continues to Destroy Lives and Undermine U.S. Interests

Posted on Friday, May 6, 2022
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AMAC Exclusive – By Ben Solis

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris meet with national security advisers to discuss the situation in Afghanistan.

Baddar, a fourth-grader from Kabul, would never be late for school. His mother taught him that even if he is two minutes late to class, he wastes two minutes of time for both his teacher and each of his classmates. So last Friday, it was unsurprising when Baddar took his seat alongside 32 of his classmates right on time. Then the first bomb went off.

Shards of metal and broken glass exploded through the air, injuring children and throwing up a thick cloud of dust. Baddar, disoriented by the shock, ran to help an injured classmate who was bleeding from a wound to his head. The teacher shouted instructions to escape to a safe room downstairs.

Baddar and his classmates quickly followed orders, rushing toward the door. Just then, a second bomb went off. This time, a piece of metal struck Baddar’s head, knocking him to the ground. Baddar was quickly rushed to the hospital, where he thankfully was able to recover from his injuries along with 22 other classmates. 11 people, students and teachers included, were not so lucky, however, and died as a result of the attack.

Tragically, Baddar’s experience is not unique and is becoming more and more common. Though Afghanistan has faded from the headlines since Biden’s disastrous evacuation last year, its population continues to suffer at the hands of the brutal Taliban regime, and terror is once again thriving in the region.

In the days following the bombing of Baddar’s school, a series of attacks rocked Kabul and other cities in the West and North of Afghanistan. In one case, a bombing killed 100 believers praying in a mosque. In another, a terrorist shot dead four people on the road to the Pakistani border in the eastern province of Kunar.

The Taliban have blamed these attacks on the rival Islamic State affiliate known as “ISIS-K,” a terrorist cell that is notorious for committing atrocities against women and children. Though the Taliban insist that they have secured the country, those words likely ring hollow to families like Baddar’s who nearly lost their son or those who have lost loved ones to terrorist attacks.

Western analysts have warned that ISIS-K is stronger than ever, with more than 4,000 terrorists operating throughout the Middle East. Dr. Amira Jadoon, an assistant professor with the Combating Terrorism Center at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, said ISIS-K has now become a more organized terrorist group and “enjoys more freedom than at any time in recent history.”

But physical violence isn’t the only crisis that has rocked Afghanistan since the U.S. exit. The country has since been thrust into economic turmoil, leading to widespread desperation for millions.

Among those facing abject poverty are Juma and his wife, who were forced to sell their four daughters to obtain basic supplies. A construction worker who lives in the Nawaki village in the northern province of Sar-e-Pul, Juma, has been unable to find work since the U.S. withdrawal. “I sold a three-day-old daughter for 11,000 afghanis and another daughter for 12,000 afghanis,” he told a local reporter. “My third and fourth daughters I sold for 9,000 and 10,000 afghanis.” He said that the rest of his family faced starvation had he not traded his children for funds.

The stories of both Baddar and Juma underscore the complete corruption and incompetence of the Taliban regime. Uneducated and isolated from the international community, the Taliban have proven completely incapable of providing for the security or the basic needs of the Afghan people.

While this situation is tragic in its own right, it may also soon become a national security concern for the United States as well, as American adversaries in Beijing and Moscow smell an opportunity.

In addition to oil and natural gas, Afghanistan is rich in minerals like copper and lithium, key resources for both China and Russia as the two countries develop closer ties and advance their global ambitions. In March, Putin’s envoy to Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov, and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi were in Kabul on the same day to discuss mining opportunities with the Afghan government. Without a U.S. presence on the ground, China and Russia have sought to extract Afghanistan’s natural resources for their own use.

Though the news cameras have now turned their attention to other things, like Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, Biden’s woeful mishandling of Afghanistan continues to have negative downstream effects on both the Afghan people and U.S. strategic interests abroad. The administration would do well not to ignore the troubling events occurring there, no matter how much they would like to forget their failures.

Ben Solis is the pen name of an international affairs journalist, historian and researcher.

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Steve Weidert
Steve Weidert
2 years ago

Biden and his Administration have become boils on our backsides. Eliminate the boil and relieve the pain. It’s that simple. But the American people have become lazy or afraid to admit they did wrong. (You know who you are). Suck it up…..admit your wrongdoing and make it right.

Linda
Linda
2 years ago

The sitting mentally sick and greedy person sitting in our oval office and his evil greedy team had better seek God’s forgiveness for what they have caused to happen to America and her allied countries.
No punishment will be enough for all the people who have died because of the way this administration has handled things and no place in hell will be hot enough for those responsible for the death of millions of babies murdered while still in their mothers wombs.
Pray pray pray that the Justices of the Supreme Court will not be swayed by threats or fear from the left.

Grammy
Grammy
2 years ago

Don’t look behind the curtain! These Ukraine stories are being used just to take your attention off the real corrupt actions the Democrats are trying to pull. What really happened with Jeffrey Epstein’s death, what happen with Hillary Clinton’s spying on President Trump while he was in the White House, where is the investigation going with Hunter Biden and the Biden crimes? They have suddenly disappeared or are no longer important issues that could result in TREASON against the United States. Just stay uninformed and DON’T LOOK BEHIND THE CURTAIN.

Jeff Noncent
Jeff Noncent
2 years ago

Now Kamala Harris wants to be apart of the disaster in Afghanistan this is bad all the way around.

fast
fast
2 years ago

Don’t get distracted by constant biden failures, “Rules for Radicals” suggested overwhelming the opponent with a million trivial things so that your opponent was unable to form a consistent thought or resistance. Treason defined, the crime of betraying one’s country, especially by attempting to kill the sovereign or overthrow the government: On 12/14/2022, did the compromised plagiarist amend International Health Regulations (IHR) allowing WHO/UN to take America’s sovereignty? be aware of upcoming vote May 22 – May 28; contact your senate/congress person.

anna hubert
anna hubert
2 years ago

what about the failure in the USA

Anthony
Anthony
2 years ago

So what other bad news can we hear about this pathedic administration? I’m sick and tired of hearing all this corruption, lying, cheating, redirection. So why isnt anything being done to stop this? Tell me that this empty suit in the White House who swore an oath to protect and serve the American people and our country is not derelect in his duties? These same sheeple that buy into his propaganda wanted to impeach Trump for unfounded lies. Needless to say that they are the minority in this country, a minotity proven by a stolen election. So again…..where are all the patriotic Republicans with a spine? Our country is being ruined right before our very eyes with our hands tied behind our backs and dont give me this bs about 2024, there wont be a country left by then. Its infuriating but maybe this is GODS plan all along, to wake people up from decades of slumber where the spineless fat cats in gvt continue to line their pockets with corporate bribes and hard working taxpayer money. In the Bible, GOD always used evil kings to wake up HIS people. Maybe this is history repeating itself. GOD gave us this country in which was founded on Judeo-Christian values and look where our values are now. We need GOD now in this country more than ever and its obvious that HES the only way things will get turned around so lets hope and pray that with all the cortuption and immorality in this nation we have not reached the point of no return where the LORD turns HIS back on us. GOD help us all.

Patriot Will
Patriot Will
2 years ago

Of course, the mainstream media keeps on ignoring the brutal attacks on innocent civilians in Afghanistan. Of course, the mainstream media keeps on ignoring the horrible violence and killings inflicted on a starving population. Even innocent children are not safe from sexual assault in a country that is once again being torn up by primitive and evil forces, because Biden couldn’t even bother to plan a logically sound retreat from a country which is living under conditions similar to those of the dark ages over a thousand years ago. Of course, the mainstream media is nothing more than Biden’s propaganda machine — true journalism is for the most part distorted and extinct.

Bob L.
Bob L.
2 years ago

Peaceful existence in Muslim countries has not been a common fact of life since the cult was founded and various sects split from one another. The only time they come together in a common purpose is to fight against what they deem a common “enemy”, namely non-Muslims.

The U.S. military rout last August left billions of dollars of weapons, munitions, vehicles, high tech equipment, and even aircraft in the hands of radicals, including the new “government” regime. Not only will all of that material fuel violence among the warring sects, some of it will be used by international terrorists to inflict injury and damage around the world, and no doubt could find it’s way to come back to haunt us at home. I have to firmly believe the act of leaving all of the equipment, arms, munitions, etc to fall into dangerous hands was no accident or ignorant act, but a deliberant act ordered by the Biden administration. I say the administration since it is openly apparent Joe Biden is not the power in the White House but merely the facade for whoever is actually running the office and I don’t think it is an individual, but a White House cabinet made up of globalists affiliated with the UN, Council on Foreign Relations, and possibly other anti-American elements as well. The fall of the United States has been a well orchestrated globalist movement in operation for more than a hundred years, scoring their first victories during the Woodrow Wilson administration based on the Fabian Society’s goal of destroying the world and reforging it into a new world as they envision it.

Globalist FDR couldn’t have said it more accurately: “In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.”

Amacer
Amacer
2 years ago

Why are we highlighting everything Biden does except for the justification for him even being in office? The 2020 election was fraught with fraud, yet no one has been incarcerated for any shenanigans. This man, Biden, a man who couldn’t even draw a crowd, could not possibly have garnered the highest votes (80 million) for a U.S. president in our history. Republican politicians’ passivity on this will merely embolden the Left to cheat even more in future elections. If they can get away with stealing a presidential election, why can’t they get away with any other?

Bert
Bert
2 years ago

American troops on the ground in Ukraine, taking casualties, our boys are already coming home in body bags. Only difference between Ukraine and Vietnam. Controlled by the CIA, our once proud mainstream media’s prohibited from reporting anything about American involvement in the Russo-Ukrainian war

Casey C Matt
Casey C Matt
2 years ago

I find it most heartening to hear these tales of woe from civilians whose lives have been decimated by the acts of the western powers led by the USA. This story revolves around Afghanistan, remember the first Gulf War when we had our lead General of that conflict come out nightly to laughably show videos of cruise missiles hitting populated structures with pin point accuracy? Remember the term “shock and awe” when the western powers just pounded the capital of Iraq, Dresden style killing tens of thousands of civilians?
Fast forward to February of this year. Russia advances and surrounds the capital of Ukraine but then maintains position striking tactical targets like communications towers and some armament depots, leaving the populated areas of Kiev, the capital largely untouched? NOT massively killing civilians (while drawing Ukraine forces to protect the capital leaving the east weakened for the collapse there that is now almost complete), and maintaining their positions surrounding the capital was said, by “unknown military sources within the Pentagon”, to be a sign that the peasant women of Kiev had held back Russian tanks with broom sticks and shovels. So, avoiding the mass killing of civilians while strategically beating the snot out of Ukraine forces in the east of the county is…some sort of defeat……..or setback?
We are and have been lied to from the beginning concerning this conflict. If Brandon and a good deal of Congress were not so heavily invested in Ukraine financially there would have been little of interest regarding this conflict. For this we lose our retirement funds, watch as rocketing inflation makes eating too expensive and God help us when we see the cost to heat our homes this coming winter……..or to cool them this coming summer.

Willie
Willie
2 years ago

Biden will get our country destroyed.

Rexford Ames
Rexford Ames
2 years ago

The aboninmation is result of: Both President Biden and President( Wanna Be again ) Barrack Husein Obama. They both should be tried on more than the Afghanistan Diabolical. Their agents through out the Political arena and Government must be rutted out, Tried for all that they have done to this Country.
Once the leadership, of the White House, leave office: All the bad boy’s will disappear with the Government debacle , only seen again if their bossess use them for their own purpossess!
If one thinks the Politicial class is off. One should yeld to our underground rulers!

james michalicek
james michalicek
2 years ago

If a trusted qualified person would do the research to calculate the total number of deaths caused by Biden from day one in the White House we would have something to demonstrate his incompetence. Even though we don’t know who the Ringmaster of this circus really is.

Judy K.
Judy K.
2 years ago

Since Elon Musk is taking over Twitter, this kind of information can now get out to more people in our country without it being shut down by Leftist extremists determined to keep it from getting out.
People need to be made aware, and I’m mainly referring to those who watch the MSM, and who don’t get the truth in information like this. The MSM is still not covering the major crisies happening in this country. This is the clear case of ‘the blind leading the blind; and as it is written in the Word of God, ‘if the blind lead the blind, they will both fall into the ditch.’ The division in this country is between the informed, against the uninformed, and those who are over informed. We do need to be careful what we accept as factual information vs opinions. The Left is putting us all in the same category as Right Wing Extremists as terrorists. They are scared to death of the truth and of us.
Thanks to Elon Musk, if this gets wrapped up and he becomes the CEO of Twitter, free speech will hopefully have a real chance. But the Left is determined as the Devil to try to stop him. I also pray for Elon’s safety.

D.P.
D.P.
2 years ago

Parallel to all this is China……knowing the turmoil, knowing the crisis, knowing they can easily step in with funds and support and take over from behind the scenes…..China waits. They now eye the Baghram airfield, the infrastructure needs, and the potential for gaining resources with drooling lips.
….sadly, it seems no one in our present administration is even looking at all this, and if they are, they are doing so from afar, having moved on to other things with a “never mind” attitude. I have never felt we should have gone there, but that’s water under the bridge…..and sadly, our leadership has not or is unwilling to learn the lessons taught. It won’t take long for China to become a friend to the Taliban and work their way in…….although it is debateable if they can manage working with the Islamic extremists to their satisfaction. It’s a wait and see world we now live in, thanks to the present administration’s methods and agenda.

Bill T
Bill T
2 years ago

We just assisted Ukraine in sinking Russia’s flagships war vessel, hundreds of Russian sailors just lost their lives, I’m absolutely sure the Russian naval commanders are strategizing a devastating payback for this, and unfortunately so is Putin. Monday is Russia’s celebratory day. They have a deadly nuclear arsenal, won’t use it. But they also have hypersonic capabilities and could easily destroy our electrical grid and leave our entire country defenseless and severely crippled? Wonder if these idiots figured this scenario out before smirking about the shop they just destroyed?

Becky
Becky
2 years ago

I just cannot get worked up over the Taliban killing and destroying within Afghanistan. The whole world knows how filthy and immoral the Taliban is. The people WANT the killers and rapists in power.
More power to them….

DrScott
DrScott
2 years ago

Just wanted to chime in on this article.
Democrats are notorious to change the subject of their continuing screwups. $85billion of our best military equipment and weapons left for the future of Afghanistan to use or sell.
Bagram Airbase, which unless you saw it and know about the insane amount of money we spent building it, many people have NO FLIPPING CLUE how important this base truly is, was for our future. Bailing out before returning 16,000 Americans and add more promised to come is horrible. How many people are dead now because of our abandonment?
I’m not a stupid man. I’m not a young man anymore. My life has been filled with many different journeys and travels. Life and the various worldviews I’ve seen and worked with seasoned me to become what God intended for me.
It’s not a wonder why democrats change the subject away from this total blunder, or in the military it’s a total snafu. It’s not just the only one these people have done or doing.
Our ability to allow human migration is a special thing. We’ve always had an opportunity for the world’s humanity to become a part of our community. We are a welcoming nation, a special way of life and love for our God, country and family.
Today’s open borders welcoming everyone to join us and become a member of the American community is so tainted and unsustainable the way the democrats are going about it, we’ll meet our fiscal demise in a far shorter time than we know.
$32 Trillion debt plus an insane unfunded liability 5x or more already. Does anyone know what the financial aid is costing for the super migration process since the democrats opened up our country to everyone who wants to come? Dental, medical, health, welfare, housing, etc., per person on average would be good to expose how much damage to our bad financial situation already has become.
For 3 decades or more, I’ve been writing, calling, and talking directly with our elected leaders to make them Balance our Budgets. I have been blown so much smoke from those lying people up my rear that now I’ve got Toxic Megacolon problems.
So, I have conclusions about what the Democrats and Republicans under cover, I mean RINO, are truly up to and I’m sure not happy with their plans.
Yes, they are expediting us into their Great Reset. No it’s not a Great Awakening or God breathed Revival we’ve been earnestly praying for. This GR is evil in my view.
We need God’s Revival in His Church and the Great Awakening to follow before they tip the scale into their trap of GR.
Folks, we have to stop this. We have to bring it to an immediate halt or something horrible that has already been let in through our front doors will try to devour our country from the inside.
These things are very well planned by some very demented evil people who believe they are good. Instead, they are far from a biblical role model. Absolutely, under no circumstances should they be allowed in power over us, or be allowed to influence our future generations of families.
Evil calls good things bad. Evil does bad things and blames others for their sins. Evils like this have come out of their darkness in the light and try to keep covered up all their very sinful crimes and evil deeds, but now they are showing and teaching their evil deeds and pleasures to our children.
This must stop.
God help us please.

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