The media and the left are pushing the idea that Democrat Joe Biden was only following the orders and plans of President Donald J. Trump when leaving Afghanistan; however, even mainstream media reporting exposes that idea as a total fantasy.
“Bidens’s ideological drive to have zero troops in Afghanistan for no militarily or politically defensible reason, led to a completely needless catastrophe that is still ongoing with 200 Americans and thousands of Afghans as hostages of the ISIS and the Taliban,” Kyle Orton wrote in reaction to Wall Street Journal article.
Of course, the question remains, on the 20th memorial of the terrorist attacks on America, whether Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan was purposeful to help the Taliban form a new government with a massive military presence, or was he just being reckless and sloppy?
Orton is an expert on Middle Eastern terrorist groups and posted recently about an article that deserves closer inspection.
"Though Mr. Biden reversed other Trump policies, he was inclined to go through with the Afghan [withdrawal] … The military argued for keeping 2,500 troops … Bagram air base was central to the military's plans" for drones and special forces. https://t.co/397jgfj07E
— Kyle Orton (@KyleWOrton) September 5, 2021
“Though Mr. Biden reversed other Trump policies, he was inclined to go through with the Afghan [withdrawal] … The military argued for keeping 2,500 troops … Bagram air base was central to the military’s plans” for drones and special forces.
On 8 May, “The Pentagon wanted a discussion on an emergency evacuation of the embassy and how to plan to remove Afghans at risk, but White House officials asked that those issues be removed from the agenda” Again, Biden cannot say he didn’t know. Biden chose to leave the Afghans.
Even Jake Sullivan thought closing Bagram Airbase was a bad idea, and in June, there was a pause for four days. But Biden insisted on doing all this with 650 troops in Kabul, so the Pentagon could only protect either Bagram or HKIA, and Biden went with the latter.
The dissent cable asking Biden to get at-risk Afghans out was sent on 13 July. By now, “Only 750 out of more than 20,000 pending applications were in the final stage.” There were plans to mass evacuate and sort in a third country, but that needed “approval from the President.”
The US had drawn down to 650 troops and had to scale up to 5,000, double the number Biden had inherited, who would have prevented the entire catastrophe if he just left them in place.
Zalmay Khalilzad worked out a deal with the Taliban to wait on the edge of Kabul for two weeks. Ghani, not wanting to trust his safety to the Taliban after Biden had disabled his army and knowing what happened to Najibullah, made the reasonable decision to leave.
BUT WHY THE REVERSAL OF TRUMP’S PLANS?
Sullivan, Biden’s National Security Advisor, did come around eventually and grew in support of the Taliban, as reported by media outlets.
Biden’s National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan doesn’t rule out giving aid directly to the Taliban, a terrorist group that is executing people in the streets of Afghanistan. pic.twitter.com/ROSY4dSPbe
— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) August 31, 2021
So, who was influencing the administration?
Numerous theories are being discussed, examining why Biden would do such strange things in his epic failure in Afghanistan and against the United States of America.
Most theories have to do with helping Biden’s friends, the Chinese Communist Party.
Biden gave China an open door to all of the rare earth minerals in Afghanistan.
— Wendy Rogers (@WendyRogersAZ) September 6, 2021
As the Taliban announce that China is now their 'principal partner', Beijing Biden must be held to account.
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) September 3, 2021
Communist China is waiting for Biden to leave Taiwan behind. Communist China should understand Americans unequivocally stand with Taiwan.
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) September 6, 2021
The Taliban has declared China as their closest ally.
China will now "invest in and reconstruct" Afghanistan.
Biden handed our enemies everything that they wanted.
We've sacrificed countless lives and trillions of dollars just for Biden to throw it all away.
It is appalling.
— Sam Brown (@CaptainSamBrown) September 3, 2021
Former legal counsel for Trump, Rudy Guiliani, believes that Biden’s behavior was treasonous, and that is a growing concept in America.
Giuliani: Biden Should Be Investigated For Treason https://t.co/gkHCSZoCV6
— Rudy W. Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) September 6, 2021
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Kari is an ex-Community Organizer who writes about Voter Engagement, Cultural Marxism and Campaigns. She has been a grassroots volunteer with the GOP, on and off for 18 years. She is a Homeschool Mom in North Carolina and loves Photojournalism and Citizen Journalism. @Saorsa1776