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The Afghanistan Biden Debacle

Updated: Apr 20, 2023



The basic assumption is that Biden is senile. There’s no doubt that he is cognitive challenged. That Biden’s handling of Afghanistan’s exit is tainted by his administration’s ineptitude. Obviously, but that still doesn’t explain the magnitude of the debacle. Something isn’t right. There may very well be more to this than we know.


One can be in favor of a troop draw-down and still be critical of Biden’s handling of it. Frankly, the US should have been out of Afghanistan several years ago, at least from the moment UBL was prosecuted at his Pakistani compound. However, Afghanistan turned into a cash cow for the Military Industrial Complex but we’ll leave that for another day. I don’t think that it’s too much to expect that there be a concrete plan in place to mitigate damage to those people who relied on our presence to protect them from the Taliban.


After all, it was Barack Hussein Obama who first promised an exit from Afghanistan by 2014 while claiming that the “combat mission was over.” This of course never happened and the political left ignored Obama’s deception in favor of the progressive savior’s narrative. Media objectivity? Please don’t waste my time. To be fair, the Trump Administration did the same exact thing, platforming the idea of a major draw-down or a full exit and then instituting troop surges instead, but at least conservatives were far more critical of his backpedaling. Trump finally committed to troop reductions in 2020, with most of the assets relocated AFTER the November election, leaving 2500 military personnel in Afghanistan along with 17,000 private contractors. He listened to those in the know how, but Biden dismissed everything and pull the plug.


The real shock has been the speed of Biden’s exit agenda after Trump had already removed the bulk of US troops. This accelerated draw-down included the removal of almost all the troops and cutting private contractor numbers by at least 60%, and all of this has been undertaken in the few months Biden has been in office. This allowed the Taliban to overrun the last secure provinces surrounding the capital of Kabul and then overrun Kabul itself. A panic then ensued among Afghan citizens with anti-Taliban sentiments, and it’s hitting a fever pitch with hundreds of thousands looking for any way to escape.


Biden’s apologists, who follow in the wake of his blunders in real-time, would make the argument that the gibbering commander-in-chief, has given us exactly what “we” wanted, so we should be applauding him. However, the chaotic manner in which Biden is executing the troop draw-down is increasingly suspect. It feels more like a desperate retreat in the face of an overwhelming attack, rather than a controlled exit with a defensive plan in the face of a limited insurgency. Or, even more disturbing, it feels like Biden needs those troops and resources elsewhere and in a hurry – but where are the troops needed and why? See how this can feed the fertile imagination of some creative minds?


It needs to be understood that the US was “NEVER GOING TO WIN” the war in Afghanistan. An orthodox military strategy is rarely going to succeed against a long term insurgency using asymmetric tactics. It does not matter how technologically advanced that military might be; it does not matter how many planes, tanks, and drones they might have. It doesn’t matter how many of the enemy you kill. I also want to point out that it is not really the troop draw-down that opened the door to the recent Taliban offensive as much as the draw-down of the 17,000 private contractors in country. That was the major force that was keeping the Taliban at bay post 2020 election.


No. I’m not buying the “Biden is incompetent” story because it is too simplistic and it doesn’t take the bigger picture into account. Biden is a marionette, a front-man for the public to love or hate, and that’s all he is. Yes, he can barely read from a teleprompter, let alone answer challenging questions, but it’s his puppeteers that make the big decisions, not Biden. They are not incompetent. So we have to ask some important questions: Why now? And, who benefits? After decades of presidents lying to us about “mission accomplished” and impending troop exits, why is Biden suddenly committing to an exit strategy in the most disastrous way possible?


If you say because he wants to save American lives, you’re a bigger fool than I imagined, which in some ways, explains why Biden is in office. But why did the Biden Admin choose September 11th as the end date for the troop exit? It certainly brings some legitimate questions to the table. Is there another major event like 9/11 on the way? Is the sudden exit from Afghanistan in preparation for that event? Where are all these active duty forces going?


There is a rotten smell to this event. The math doesn’t add up. Something is not right, besides the obvious.


The basic assumption is that Biden is senile. There’s no doubt that he is cognitive challenged. That Biden’s handling of Afghanistan’s exit is tainted by his administration’s ineptitude. Obviously, but that still doesn’t explain the magnitude of the debacle. Something isn’t right. There may very well be more to this than we know.


One can be in favor of a troop draw-down and still be critical of Biden’s handling of it. Frankly, the US should have been out of Afghanistan several years ago, at least from the moment UBL was prosecuted at his Pakistani compound. However, Afghanistan turned into a cash cow for the Military Industrial Complex but we’ll leave that for another day. I don’t think that it’s too much to expect that there be a concrete plan in place to mitigate damage to those people who relied on our presence to protect them from the Taliban.


After all, it was Barack Hussein Obama who first promised an exit from Afghanistan by 2014 while claiming that the “combat mission was over.” This of course never happened and the political left ignored Obama’s deception in favor of the progressive savior’s narrative. Media objectivity? Please don’t waste my time. To be fair, the Trump Administration did the same exact thing, platforming the idea of a major draw-down or a full exit and then instituting troop surges instead, but at least conservatives were far more critical of his backpedaling. Trump finally committed to troop reductions in 2020, with most of the assets relocated AFTER the November election, leaving 2500 military personnel in Afghanistan along with 17,000 private contractors. He listened to those in the know how, but Biden dismissed everything and pull the plug.


The real shock has been the speed of Biden’s exit agenda after Trump had already removed the bulk of US troops. This accelerated draw-down included the removal of almost all the troops and cutting private contractor numbers by at least 60%, and all of this has been undertaken in the few months Biden has been in office. This allowed the Taliban to overrun the last secure provinces surrounding the capital of Kabul and then overrun Kabul itself. A panic then ensued among Afghan citizens with anti-Taliban sentiments, and it’s hitting a fever pitch with hundreds of thousands looking for any way to escape.


Biden’s apologists, who follow in the wake of his blunders in real-time, would make the argument that the gibbering commander-in-chief, has given us exactly what “we” wanted, so we should be applauding him. However, the chaotic manner in which Biden is executing the troop draw-down is increasingly suspect. It feels more like a desperate retreat in the face of an overwhelming attack, rather than a controlled exit with a defensive plan in the face of a limited insurgency. Or, even more disturbing, it feels like Biden needs those troops and resources elsewhere and in a hurry – but where are the troops needed and why? See how this can feed the fertile imagination of some creative minds?


It needs to be understood that the US was “NEVER GOING TO WIN” the war in Afghanistan. An orthodox military strategy is rarely going to succeed against a long term insurgency using asymmetric tactics. It does not matter how technologically advanced that military might be; it does not matter how many planes, tanks, and drones they might have. It doesn’t matter how many of the enemy you kill. I also want to point out that it is not really the troop draw-down that opened the door to the recent Taliban offensive as much as the draw-down of the 17,000 private contractors in country. That was the major force that was keeping the Taliban at bay post 2020 election.


No. I’m not buying the “Biden is incompetent” story because it is too simplistic and it doesn’t take the bigger picture into account. Biden is a marionette, a front-man for the public to love or hate, and that’s all he is. Yes, he can barely read from a teleprompter, let alone answer challenging questions, but it’s his puppeteers that make the big decisions, not Biden. They are not incompetent. So we have to ask some important questions: Why now? And, who benefits? After decades of presidents lying to us about “mission accomplished” and impending troop exits, why is Biden suddenly committing to an exit strategy in the most disastrous way possible?


If you say because he wants to save American lives, you’re a bigger fool than I imagined, which in some ways, explains why Biden is in office. But why did the Biden Admin choose September 11th as the end date for the troop exit? It certainly brings some legitimate questions to the table. Is there another major event like 9/11 on the way? Is the sudden exit from Afghanistan in preparation for that event? Where are all these active duty forces going?


There is a rotten smell to this event. The math doesn’t add up. Something is not right, besides the obvious.

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