23 thoughts on “News/Politics 8-16-21

  1. Like I said.

    Lather, rinse, repeat.

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  2. The stain that is Joe Biden.

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/08/the-biden-stain/

    “Rarely has an American president’s predictions been so wrong, so fast, so convincingly as President Biden on Afghanistan.

    Axios quoted Ryan Crocker, a former career diplomat and Obama’s Ambassador to Afghanistan:

    Rarely has an American president’s predictions been so wrong, so fast, so convincingly as President Biden on Afghanistan.

    CNN says it “threatens to stain Biden’s legacy.”

    The stain, however, is not only on Biden’s legacy, it’s on our nation.

    Biden is destroying our national sovereignty, security, and fight against the pandemic by opening the borders, while simultaneously harming our energy independence and economy. He has weaponized the federal law enforcement bureaucracy against political opponents, and turned the military senior officers into political indoctrination and social justice activists. We are only 7 months into the Biden presidency, and the damage is profound and accelerating. It’s hard to imagine what will be in a year or two or three at this pace.

    Joe Biden may be an old fool, but what is happening is deliberate.”

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    He’s so moderate, and no mean tweets!

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  3. Joe Biden built this.

    And he’s on vacation.

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  4. Even Biden allies are having trouble defending this disaster.

    “Obama ambassador to Afghanistan: “I think it is damning for [Biden] to have created this situation in his first significant action as commander in chief””

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/08/even-biden-allies-having-trouble-defending-his-afghan-withdrawal-fiasco/

    “The shameful Biden-created cluster in Afghanistan is such a tremendous blunder that it caught some in the media off-guard. For example, CNN’s Jake Tapper was caught doing actual journalisming on the air . . . for all five of CNN’s remaining viewers.

    In fact, despite the Biden administration’s and war-mongering neo-cons like Liz Let’s find a country to bomb Cheney’s attempts to blame President Trump, there is a surprising (to me) consensus that Biden really stepped in it here.

    As noted in the Wall Street Journal, Biden’s first major decision as commander in chief is “damning” and “an unforced error.”

    Some former officials, however, say Mr. Biden’s troop withdrawal was a blunder and that the fallout could have lasting repercussions. The cratering security, which has put the Biden administration in a race to evacuate thousands of Afghan allies, may threaten the rights of women and could provide terrorist groups with an opportunity to move into Afghanistan’s ungoverned spaces.

    “I think it is damning for him to have created this situation in his first significant action as commander in chief,” said Ryan Crocker, who served as the U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan during the Obama administration and has worked under Democratic as well as Republican presidents. “It’s an unforced error, and as an American I am deeply concerned.”

    The buck stops on Biden’s desk, he’s commander in chief, he approved the disastrous withdrawal “plan.” This unqualified shambles is all Biden’s.”

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    Own it Joe.

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  5. A woke joke.

    https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2021/08/16/our-military-is-a-woke-joke-n2594151

    “Ignore those pictures of the Afghan army that our military senior leader geniuses spent 20 years and zillions of dollars on disintegrating in the face of a pack of glorified mountain banditos from the Seventh Century – the real story is that, finally, America’s fighting men and women are fully aware of the urgency of accepting and validating the trans experience. And it’s even better if said trans people are BIPOC. Plus differently abled.

    Our broke, woke armed forces would be a hysterically funny punchline if the joke wasn’t, “The greatest military in human history walks into a bar, puts down trillions of dollars and buckets of American blood, and asks the bartender, ‘So, what would it look like if all the generals and admirals sucked-up to the garbage establishment that has totally failed the people of the USA?’”

    Yes, it is a joke, a sick one. Fire all the generals. Invite a few back, maybe a dozen. Clean out the Pentagon. Can all the “Diversity Consultants,” “Equal Opportunity Officers,” “Climate Change Mitigation Specialists,” and every other strap-hanging oxygen thief who doesn’t contribute to the only thing the military should be focusing on right now – putting Chi Coms in graves.

    Yeah, there’s been a strategic failure of epic proportions by our civilian establishment. We need to fix that at the ballot box by tossing out every Democrat and every Liz Cheney-esque combat tourist who delights in sending our young people overseas to get ground up in idiotic wars designed to enrich their cronies. Hardest hit at the end of Afghanistan: Haliburton, Raytheon, KBR, and a hundred other contractors you never heard of. Oh, and the Afghan people, but they never really figured into this calculus except in the abstract idea that we were going to convert a nation of savages into Lil’ Vermonters living the Norman Rockwell dream of community democracy.

    Twenty years of failure. Twenty years. How far and fast we fell. I was there thirty years ago, in VII Corps main, contributing my car washing skills, when the greatest military force in human history annihilated a country’s entire army in 100 hours and barely broke a sweat doing it. Amazingly, we did it without giving a single thought to our alleged privilege – to the extent cracking over reeking half-barrels in wooden outhouses in the middle of the desert constituted privilege.

    Look at us now. Look at the generals, in their stupid throwback uniforms from the Forties that are supposed to make the gender studies seminar we call the US Army think it’s the same force that broke Hitler. It’s not. A serious organization does not alternate its designation of America’s most serious threat between the weather, “racism,” and other Americans who dissent from the generals’ bosses’ political priorities.

    The Navy is busy smashing ships into each other, or letting them burn, but it will tell you it’s the most effective, lethal fighting force ever. Baloney. It’s glided along on its WW2 legacy as well for going onto a century. It imagines that its glorious naval tradition is going to compensate for the fact that the Chinese are actually building combat-ready ships and learning how to use them. The Carthaginians were like that too – fat, smug, and eager to sacrifice their children to Moloch, just like our garbage elite. The Romans, who had no naval tradition, took one of their boats and copied it. Sound familiar? Then they built a navy. Also ring a bell? Then the Romans cleared the seas of Carthaginians and went on to rule the world for another 500+ years while Carthage’s field can still provide for all your sodium chloride needs.

    By the time you read this missive, there will probably be little or no Afghanistan left unTalibanned – its capitals are getting grabbed up faster than the blueberry muffins at a Vindman family reunion. That guy represents everything wrong with our military and our elite – a mediocrity who stabbed his boss (and the American people) in the back by taking it upon himself to make foreign policy rather than help the guy elected to do so – is held up as an exemplar by our pathetic ruling caste. Recently, he posed (cringingly) with another disappointment who was tested and found wanting, the withered and wrinkly Arnold Schwarzenegger. Arnold the action hero is now just a grouchy old man with barely the virility to sex pester his maid anymore. That’s our military folks – the tough image hiding a pathetic reality. Like The Impregnator when he botched governing California, our military botches its one job when it fights anyone not willing to just roll over.

    We saw the root cause when we watched those generals, bedecked in medals from their failed campaigns, sitting before Congress and defending their stupid reading lists consisting of the kind of stupid books that vapid, frigid Chardonnay junkies from Santa Monica read, not combat leaders. Move over, Sun Tzu – Henry “Ibram X. Kendi” Rogers has some insights into why the country you swore to die for sucks. That should motivate that 19-year old paratrooper from Omaha to take that hill! Thucydides, who we need more than ever right now, gets out of the way – here comes “Dr.” Robin DiAngelo to explain how everyone is racist, especially you. So wait, your job is to give your life…for racists?

    No wonder we lose. We’re not a serious military. It’s now a jobs program for semi-employable field grade and flag officer failures to time-serve in until they can retire and get a sweet, sweet gig at Boeingrayheedynamics.

    Who got fired for losing Afghanistan? No one (and don’t say David McKiernan, a solid officer who was politely asked to leave, not relieved, purely for show).

    And no one ever will. Accountability, the garlic to the vampires of our failed ruling caste, is just as foreign to the American military leadership as it is to our civilian leaders.”

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  6. Perfectly aged, like milk left in the hot sun.

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    Doh!

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  7. I guess in the fevered mind of a leftist, this makes sense.

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    Even CNN is getting in on the game of “Where’s Bido.”

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  8. America abandons those who helped us, and those abandoned will now pay a horrible price for it.

    But still, so much better than mean tweets, right?

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  9. Say it with me now…..

    ‘Total abdication of responsibility’

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  10. The left and NTers loves them some revisionist history….

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  11. This is why you shouldn’t give interviews after drinking Nancy.

    “Pelosi Focuses On Gender In Afghanistan As Nation Collapses, Praises Biden For ‘Wisdom Of His Actions’”

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/pelosi-focuses-on-gender-in-afghanistan-as-nation-collapses-praises-biden-for-wisdom-of-his-actions

    “House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) praised Democrat President Joe Biden over the situation in Afghanistan in a statement issued on Saturday evening, saying that Biden “is to be commended” for “the actions he has taken.”

    Pelosi’s statement comes as the Taliban has rapidly seized control of Afghanistan following a disastrous pullout by the Biden administration. The Taliban now controls the majority of the country, has seized a significant amount of U.S. military hardware and weapons, and is reportedly carrying out atrocities and human rights abuses.

    Pelosi focused on gender in her statement on the situation in Afghanistan, writing:

    The Taliban must know that the world is watching its actions. We are deeply concerned about reports regarding the Taliban’s brutal treatment of all Afghans, especially women and girls. The U.S., the international community and the Afghan government must do everything we can to protect women and girls from inhumane treatment by the Taliban.

    Any political settlement that the Afghans pursue to avert bloodshed must include having women at the table. The fate of women and girls in Afghanistan is critical to the future of Afghanistan. As we strive to assist women, we must recognize that their voices are important, and all must listen to them for solutions, respectful of their culture. There is bipartisan support to assist the women and girls of Afghanistan. One of the successes of U.S.- NATO cooperation in Afghanistan was the progress made by women and girls. We must all continue to work together to ensure that is not eroded.

    Pelosi again doubled down on praising Biden for “the clarity of purpose” of his “statement and the wisdom of his actions.”

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    I’m sure the Taliban will comply.

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  12. While Biden vacations, others step up to fill the leadership void.

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    Of course leftists cry because he’s making an effort, unlike them….

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    Just imagine what the next nearly 3 and a half years will be like. 🙂

    Enjoy!

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  14. Feel the moderateness…….

    Embrace it….

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    Should be, but they consider this “Mission Accomplished.” This was their goal.

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  15. 80 million people knew that Biden wasn’t up for the job. The MSM and social media all lied and covered up for him.

    Now look at the mess we’re in…

    Wide open borders… foreign policy in shambles… inflation going wild… spending like drunken sailors. Through a plan-demic we are being trained how to live in fear instead of freedom.

    So many of our freedoms – choice, speech, association, press… all going or gone. They are replaced with: Government mandates against citizens, censorship of free speech, citizens spying on their family and friends, a very biased media controlled by the State.

    Our country is being totally destroyed. Many of these leaders should be charged with treason.

    Thanks Dems (and their supporters) – you’ve successfully transformed the USA.

    And yet…

    “Whom have I in heaven but You? I desire You more than anything on earth. My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; He is mine forever.”

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  16. https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/us-troops-shot-at-return-fire-at-kabul-airport-and-kill-armed-individuals-pentagon_3950947.html

    “American soldiers deployed at the Kabul airport have been shot at and were forced to return fire, killing two, said Pentagon spokesman John Kirby on Monday.

    Two “armed individuals” were shot and killed in separate incidents at the airport, Kirby told reporters in an off-camera briefing, coming as thousands of people crowd around the facility to try and flee Afghanistan after the Taliban took over the country and declared victory on Sunday. About 2,500 troops are currently at the airport, Kirby said.

    There are “preliminary indications” that one American soldier may have been wounded.

    The United States will now focus on securing the Kabul airport, Deputy National Security Adviser Jon Finer told reporters on Monday afternoon. Additional American troops will flow to the airport on Monday and Tuesday, he said.

    Images and videos uploaded online showed Afghan citizens attempting to cling to U.S. military planes that were performing evacuations. At least two fell hundreds of feet from the military planes to their deaths, the footage showed.

    There were unconfirmed reports citing U.S. military officials that said at least seven people died amid the Kabul airport chaos.

    As of Monday, American forces were working with Turkish and other international troops to clear the Kabul airport to allow international evacuation flights to continue, said Kirby to reporters. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, he added, authorized the deployment of another battalion to the airport.”

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