All those years and all those lives – did they amount to nothing?
Here we are just 3 days before the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and the Taliban are back in charge of Afghanistan. This is the same Taliban that aided and abetted al Qaeda, Osama Bin Laden, and Khalid Sheikh Muhammad, the masterminds of 9/11.
How demoralizing. And Biden got “elected” on bringing back norms. What a cruel joke.
Never in my life did I think I would see my government do so much harm to its own country and citizens. It’s only been eight months since President Trump left – only eight months since he made sure the Taliban, China, Russia, and Iran knew their place and didn’t dare to challenge him. In those eight months of Joe Biden’s watch, the Taliban, China, Russia, and Iran are more powerful than ever. Was it on purpose or was it incompetence? Does it matter?
Now we”re learning that China is considering taking over Bagram Airbase and all the weapons, planes, helicopters, tanks, and drones that Joe Biden left behind. Don’t try to convince me he left them there for the Afghan Army to use in protection of the country. Biden’s phone call to President Ghani telling him to convince the world that Afghanistan was stable and its army capable of holding off the Taliban, a fact Joe Biden acknowledged in that call was not true, tells us that is a lie.
China taking over Bagram would be even more catastrophic for the US than the Taliban’s retaking of Afghanistan. Monica Showalter at the American Thinker is right on the money:
Here’s the elephant in the room, though: the U.S. may well find itself in the unenviable position of having to go back to Afghanistan once the Taliban set themselves up as a base for more 9/11 attacks. If they get one through (and of course deny it), it’s very likely the U.S. is going to have to go back in. Not only will they have to face a U.S.-armed Taliban with $83 billion in U.S. equipment, abandoned there by the Biden administration, but they’ll face the prospect of a direct conflict with China, sitting there on our old U.S. Bagram Airfield base.
Imagine, al Qaeda being in a position to make more 9/11 style attacks here on American soil whenever they want from the protection of Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. How do we strike back when China is at Bagram?
The way Joe Biden withdrew from Afghanistan was a horror show, not only because of the chaos and the deaths of our 14 brave servicemen and women, but for reasons that have yet to come.