Friday, August 13, 2021

All The Wheels Just Fell Off

People worried that the Taliban might retake all of Afghanistan in six months were clearly smoking crack because it is happening right now.


The subheading tells the tale....

The insurgents have taken more than a dozen provincial capitals in recent days and now control more than two-thirds of the country

As does this graphic.


News reports last night were saying the U.S. is sending in a couple of troops to help with the evac of our embassy.


Now granted I am not an expert on embassy evacuations but 3,000 troops to evacuate an embassy? One Army and two Marine infantry battalions? Leave it to the Biden regime to completely fuck up this last chapter in a 20 year national embarrassment. Just last month Biden was quoted as reading from a memo written in crayon handed to him by some flunkie that this wasn't going to happen.

President Biden last month dismissed the possibility that the Taliban would swarm through Afghanistan, which just weeks later they are in the process of doing. 

"So the question now is, where do they go from here?" Biden said during a July 8 press conference. "The jury is still out.  But the likelihood there’s going to be the Taliban overrunning everything and owning the whole country is highly unlikely.

Who seriously thought that once the U.S. was no longer propping up the regime in Kabul that it wouldn't collapse almost immediately? 

I assume that as the Taliban encircles Kabul you are going to see an acceleration of Afghan government troops flipping sides or just quietly slipping away and dumping their gear. Who can blame them? They have to live there, they have families and friends. No one wants to be the next guy swinging from a lamppost in Kabul. 

Watch for some sort of pretext to get involved in another conflict to feed the military-industrial complex. The best case scenario would be some pissant country like Afghanistan but they are chomping at the bit to get into a tangle with one of the big boys like China or Russia. That won't be pretty given the general state of the U.S. military.

20 years of wasted lives and money all about to circle the drain and see the Taliban returning to power, only now they can rightly claim to have outlasted the omnipotent U.S. military which will only give them more hajji street cred. Good job all around!


6 comments:

  1. WTF were we EVER doing in shitholistan? Aside from the heroin, what else has that wasteland ever contributed to the world?

    I grieve for the families who lost their sons fighting a futile war against stone-age goatherds and having nothing to show for it but a folded flag and a hearty "thanks" from our banana republic. Ditto the many wounded, inside and out, resulting from that pointless wild goose chase.

    Afghanis don't WANT our 'democracy', our 'freedom'. They are not clamoring to come to this country as refugees in great numbers. They want to live as stone-age goatherds. Let them.

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    1. A bunch of politicians and contractors got rich and all it cost was trillions in tax dollars and thousands of dead and maimed Americans. What a bargain.

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  2. When I look at that "control" map, I have wistful thoughts of a similar USA map, with the only gray areas being Boston-NYC-Philadelphia, DC, Chicago, and SoCal. And those shrinking by the day.

    Hey, if those Taliban guys can humiliate the Empire's army, we can, too. Especially since the decent remnant in that army/navy/AF will be helping.

    I'm also reminded that one reason all Goodthinkers were upset about the Taliban was that they were dynamiting the cultural relics of Buddhism in Afghanistan. You know, Buddha statues, remember? After 2020, we see that -- as usual -- whatever hateful thing we made war on overseas, we ended up importing. Yeeeesh.

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    1. That is our best hope, that more and more of the country outside of those metro regions slips from the control of the FedGov leviathan. There is already a small groundswell of rebellion in places like Florida and Texas, hopefully that spreads although here in our home state the governor is a useless pussy.

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  3. I agree with you, but I don't think tptb will go as easy on us as they did the afganis. There will be no rules of engagement with us. They will try to wipe us out.
    I say bring it on. I'd surely give my life if my kids could live in a better world.

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    1. That is likely true but I hold hope there will be significant pushback from within the ranks, although that will shrink as the military and law enforcement shed Whites

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