AFGHANISTAN AND WHAT ELSE?
The nation formerly known as the United States of America continues slouching towards the gulag and the mass grave with perhaps the rest of the formerly free world not far behind us. It is a bitter irony as well as an indication that hell has frozen over (climate change debunked!) that I find myself in agreement with the crooked, venal degenerate who was installed as commander-in-chief via a stolen election in finally getting us the hell out of Afghanistan. The cynic in me thinks he'll just move them to Syria or some other third world shit-hole where we are hated and that has absolutely zero strategic value or where our national security and interests are advanced.
The other thought I had, which is not cynicism but fear based upon events still unfolding, is that the troops will be brought back home to assist in nation-building, or more accurately, nation rebuilding - that is, putting down resistance to the final transformation of the former USA into a socialist rump state protectorate of the People's Republic of China. But I digress. The other half of that bitter irony is that the party that is supposed to represent conservatism and the real American people represents neither. Joe Biden may be the Senator from MBNA, and now the Pu-Yi of Pooh-Xi, but much of the GOP represents the great states of General Dynamics, Raytheon and Northrop-Grumman. Liz-ard Cheney is in freakout mode that daddy's and her stock portfolios are going to take a hit when the need for more cruise missiles, tanks, and body bags disappears. "[So-called quote-unquote 'president'] Biden’s decision hands the Taliban and al Qaeda a propaganda victory, abandons our global leadership position, and plays into our adversaries’ hands,” said Cheney, a critic of former President Donald Trump and daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney. Cheney -- along with House Democrat Rep. Jason Crow -- fought to prevent the Trump Administration from drawing down U.S. forces from Afghanistan, sponsoring legislation to make a drawdown more difficult. Max Boot, a Never Trumper and champion of the 2003 Iraq War, penned an op-ed in the Washington Post that warned of a fall-of-Saigon scenario. "If Biden pulls out as planned in September absent a binding peace settlement, he will be consigning them to the same fate as our abandoned South Vietnamese allies. The fall of Kabul could be as ugly as the fall of Saigon,” he wrote... Max Boot's complete stupidity and ignorance is radiant. The people, politics and especially the culture of South Vietnam circa 1965-1975 is nothing like Afghanistan circa 1979-present. Then there's General David Petraeus, who actually gives it away: Retired Army Gen. David Petraeus, who served as CIA director and commander of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, also slammed the decision. "Ending U.S. involvement in an endless war doesn’t end the endless war. It just ends our involvement. And I fear that this war is going to get worse...”
Did you get that? An endless war without our endless involvement evidently is catastrophic. Mostly to his paymasters' bottom lines. "And it's one, two, three, what are we fighting for? Don't ask me I don't give a damn. Next stop's AFGHANISTAN..." 50 years later and everything is upside down. The generals really are bloodthirsty Jack D. Ripper, Buck Turgidson psychos itching to get our hair mussed, but good. Finally, dig this from fey fraudster Lindsey Graham: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), one of the Senate’s leading hawks, called the decision "a disaster in the making” and "dumber than dirt.” "A full withdrawal from Afghanistan is dumber than dirt and devilishly dangerous. President Biden will have, in essence, cancelled an insurance policy against another 9/11,” he said in a statement, pushing for a residual counterterrorism force as an "insurance policy.” An "insurance policy against another 9/11?!" Aside from the fact that our southern border has been all but erased and that full-on Islamikazes were caught there not two weeks ago, between the Pulse Nightclub, San Bernardino, Fort Hood, Times Square (barely averted) and Calypso Louie's own disciple last week in the Capitol and dozens more, I'd say the odds of another 9/11 attack originating from a cave in Tora Bora or a hookah bar in Kabul are infinitely less likely than one originating in, say, Minneapolis or Dearborn. And yet to even say that is to be branded with the dreaded "Islamophobic" label and blackballed. Meh, it'll become a hate crime punishable by imprisonment in the near future. Look, Joey Bivalve is obviously not the one making this decision. He's supposedly going to be addressing Congress and he can't even address an envelope. Aside from snarkycism, I wonder what Obama/Jarret is really thinking with this move. Also, considering the Russians are about to invade the Ukraine and China is itching for any pretext to try and grab Taiwan, this withdrawal from the Afghan will soon be forgotten. That is, if the warmongers allow him to actually withdraw the troops. Funny how insubordination at the DoD/JCS was a thing when President in exile Trump was C-in-C. Has it returned?