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Posted by Steve Turley ● Aug 16, 2021 4:05:21 PM

Over the last 24 to 48 hours, the world has watched Afghanistan fall to Taliban fighters. The Taliban has now effectively taken over a nation that has been occupied by American and NATO forces. New footage has come out from the nation’s capital showing people desperately trying to board evacuation flights out of the city as gunfire can be seen in the sky. There are also reports that President Ashraf Ghani has left the country; he is now reportedly in neighboring Tajikistan. The recurring refrain in today’s media is astonishment over the sheer rapidity of the Taliban takeover; they swept across the nation and captured every major city and region in a matter of a week! This has been a colossal collapse, made all the more shocking given that the Afghan army was supposedly trained by the world’s best military for the past two decades, to the tune of trillions of dollars! 

The political fall-out from this nightmare is utterly devastating, and it’s only just beginning! We are witnessing Biden’s Saigon moment as helicopters are now evacuating Americans from the embassy in Kabul! This is one of the most damning moments in political history! And so, virtually on cue, the calls for Biden to resign are growing by the minute! President Trump was one of the first to chime in; he released a statement condemning the Biden administration and calling on Biden to ‘resign in disgrace,’ saying, “What Joe Biden has done with Afghanistan is legendary. It will go down as one of the greatest defeats in American history! It is time for Joe Biden to resign in disgrace for what he has allowed happening to Afghanistan, along with the tremendous surge in COVID, the Border catastrophe, the destruction of energy independence, and our crippled economy.” 

To make matters even worse, this is all happening as Biden is on vacation! Additionally, Jen Psaki is nowhere to be found! Unsurprisingly, Kamala is also laughing somewhere far, far away, failing to do her job! The optics in all of this are utterly horrific, and they’re only contributing to the total sense of incompetence of this part-time presidency! Ronald Neumann, the former US ambassador to Afghanistan, said it well: “There’s a difference between the Biden decision to leave and the Biden execution of the decision. The decision to leave is arguably justifiable. The execution of that decision is a lamentable disaster.”

Very few would argue that American or NATO forces should be in Afghanistan permanently; we all knew we had to leave. President Trump made the right decision in announcing that he would be pulling US troops out of Afghanistan. The question comes down to how we leave this pathetic, part-time presidency of Bumblin’ Biden failed so miserably! Biden has been disastrously wrong in his assessment of the Afghan situation. He refused to listen to his military advisors and instead pulled out impulsively rather than strategically. This, at least in part, contributed to the collapse of the Afghan military. Over the last 20 years, Afghan troops relied on US airpower to defend against Taliban forces. When Biden removed that air support, the entire structure of the Afghan defenses collapsed! The British prime minister Boris Johnson is blaming Biden’s decision to radically and hastily accelerate the troop withdrawal, with no contingency plans in place should the Taliban show signs of surging!  And it’s not just Biden; it’s his entire administration. Now there are even reports that Kamala has had a significant role in Biden’s troop withdrawal decision! Even the mainstream media is shocked at the incompetence of Biden. Even CNN is admitting that this is a total and complete disaster for Bumblin’ Biden!

As bad as things are right now for Biden, we don’t want to lose sight of the bigger picture of what’s going on here with the fall of Kabul. We are beginning to see the mainstream media start to come to terms with what happened, and some of the more far-thinking moments recognize that Afghanistan was never, ever going to become the state that George W. Bush and the neocons in Washington DC envisioned; this vibrant jewel of liberal democracy in the Middle East. I think we need to appreciate just how much the idealism of the Bush and Obama administrations has now officially imploded! If you recall, the Bush doctrine, which was simply a re-hashed version of Woodrow Wilson’s international crusade for democracy, actually made the argument that liberal democracy was at the heart of the human person. The idea was that American troops would be received as liberators in the streets of Kabul. If given the opportunity, Afghans would rush to embrace the blessings of democratic liberalism! 

It all seems so surreal at this point! So many in the Deep State believed this! The truth is that the world has largely rejected the old Cold War era where you had to choose between either Western capitalism or Soviet communism! More and more populations are instead going back and embracing their unique customs, cultures, and traditions in a post-Cold War world. For the Afghans, that, whether we like it or not, includes theocratic tribal allegiances. That is one of the reasons why so many soldiers defected; they quickly abandoned liberal democracy for an Islamic political tradition that is far more akin to their culture. The Taliban brought down Soviet forces, and now, they have brought down American forces. What the fall of Kabul means is that the world of the Cold war is officially over. A new world of culture, custom, and tradition is now prevailing. The modern globalist world has lost, and who would have ever thought it would be a bunch of shepherds and goat herders who brought it down! 

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