Just over a week ago, Biden’s “National Security Advisor,” Jake Sullivan, made a rather startling proclamation regarding the Taliban.
“The Taliban have informed us that they are prepared to provide the safe passage of civilians to the airport, and we intend to hold them to that commitment.” [Source: Fox News]
That statement was pathetic in and of itself, but what’s really pathetic is the tragedy that has ensued since: an attack at Kabul airport that has resulted in the deaths of at least 12 Americans and several more Afghani civilians.
John Kirby, the joke of a spokesman for the Pentagon, made the somber announcement yesterday, acknowledging the tragic loss of life.
“We can confirm that a number of U.S. service members were killed in today’s complex attack at Kabul airport.” [Source: Newsmax]
The “complex attack” occurred at the same time that Biden was due to meet with his national security team, presumably to deliberate over yet another plan likely doomed for failure.
Apparently, the British had wind of such an attack coming, with James Heappey, the Minister of Britain’s Armed Forces, informing BBC that “very, very credible reporting of an imminent attack” on Kabul airport had surfaced.
Shortly thereafter, numerous nations began halting their evacuation flights, as Kabul airport was no longer considered “safe,” as directly stated by Danish Defense Minister Trine Bramsen.
“It is no longer safe to fly in or out of Kabul.” [Source: Fox News]
So much for Americans not having “safe passage,” Mr. Sullivan.
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After the terrorist attack at Kabul’s airport, Biden also declined to address the nation, much to the horror of Mark Meadows, who served as White House Chief of Staff under Trump.
“Indefensible that we haven’t heard even a word from the president of the United States today … At least 12 U.S. marines died undertaking a mission to cover for his administration’s failures, and it’s crickets from the Oval Office.” [Source: Fox News]
Biden’s ascension to the White House itself is indefensible, never mind everything he’s done since then. Crickets during crises is sadly par for the course with him.
Guess he’ll depend on Sullivan and Kirby to do all the “heavy lifting,” especially since terrorists appear to have those two appear to keep eating their words, day by day.
Kirby was also wildly inaccurate in his portrayal of the Taliban’s imminent threat, given that he boldly announced that Kabul faced no “imminent” threats from the Taliban on Friday, August 13.
Only for the Taliban to take over Kabul that exact same weekend … under 48 hours later.
Was Kirby trying to deliver some type of perverse Friday the 13th joke?
Worst of all, he still stands by his absurd statement, defending himself to Fox News and further illuminating the full extent of the total and complete incompetence that now defines the nation, from the White House to apparently the Pentagon.
When Lucas Tomilson pressed Kirby as to how he could have been “so wrong,” Kirby delivered a less than encouraging reply.
“In the moment that I said it, based on what we knew at the time, it was a true statement … And yes, two days later, things dramatically changed. I readily admit that things moved very, very quickly … there wasn’t any indication …. that things could evolve as quickly as they did.” [Source: Fox News]
There wasn’t any indication?
How about all the intelligence reports that were apparently ignored by the highest levels of the government?
How about all of the fears raised by the United States’ close allies? Oh, that’s right, Biden didn’t bother to consult with anyone before bulldozing right in, which is precisely why he is being held in contempt by Parliament now.
How about what Trump has long warned about? Oh, that’s right, Democrats are determined to kill all things related to Trump, including the most basic elements of national security.
For that matter, how about asking your average, level-headed American exactly what would happen if the American troops abruptly left Afghanistan, leaving behind a ton of military equipment alongside who knows how many civilians?
Something suggests the average American could come up with a better excuse than both Sullivan and Kirby put together.
One thing is for sure:
In light of the devastating attacks on Kabul airport, the futures of thousands upon thousands of servicemen and servicewomen from the United States and numerous allies remain terrifyingly unclear
With the ability to meet the Taliban’s demands for a full withdrawal by August 31 deadline even less clear …
Author: Jane Jones