Eric Queen , Owner of New Bern Live and a Retired U.S. Marine, gave me some of his thoughts about what is happening in Afghanistan currently.
“I was deployed as a mentor to the Afghan Security Battalion responsible for recruiting the Afghan Army and have first hand experiences the level of stupidity that post doesn’t come close to touching.”
Queen posted on Facebook:
The failures can’t be pointed to one Administration but series of stupid decisions made over the course of decades.
There was NEVER a professional Afghan Army. NEVER. There was a pig we put lipstick on. We took a bunch of people with the average education of a third-grader and gave them high-tech US Military Equipment.
Hardly anyone in the Afghan Army was there because of pride in their Nation or a real desire to be a free nation. Most were from poor families who wanted the food and little money we gave them. They could care less about any mission.
>We needed to spend over a decade fixing that. Without an educated society in place, you get what you see. Hell, a lot of Afghans don’t even know their Afghans.
>We never forced Pakistan to seriously choose aside. The Taliban used Pakistan territory to rebuild and seek safe haven during the winter months. Remember when Bush said we go get them anywhere they went? We only did that once for Bid Laden himself. We should have got violent with Air Strikes in Pakistan and told Pakistan to F-Off when they bitched. Why we’re at it why are we sending one red cent in foreign aid to Pakistan who is a State Sponsor of Terror regardless of what they or NATO claims.
Negotiations with the Taliban? Who the hell ever thought that was a good idea. We are America we don’t negotiate with Terrorists.
We kill them. We never should have had 5000 Taliban prisoners in Bagram, we should have had 5000 more dead Taliban. War is violent and always has been. You can’t fight a “nice war” which is what our Dumb Ass politicians tried to do. Worried about “collateral damage”.
Make no mistake when allowed to be the Violent Attack Dog needed the US military can wipe out the Taliban in weeks. We NEVER fully let them off the leash. Instead, we worried about BS concerns from BS countries
Now the damage will be worst than if just let the Military be violent. Now women will be raped and enslaved for generations, public executions and the Shariah Law imposed complete with stoning and more.
Queen wrote on Sunday, and expanded on his Facebook page, for his media site New Bern Live:
“The Biden Administration recently blamed the Afghan Army for the Taliban take over of Afghanistan. Saying they had the same equipment as nations all over the world. That comment implies equipment is what makes a military good (it is not). Instead, it is just another example of a stupid comment made by an unqualified Commander in Chief.
My tour in Afghanistan included being a mentor to a battalion of Afghan Army Security Forces in Kabul. This battalion was responsible for recruiting new Afghan Soldiers at what was called Kabul Military Training Center (KMTC) just on the outskirts of Kabul city. They also were responsible for building the Afghan Army through National Army Volunteer Centers (NAVC) throughout every province in Afghanistan and providing security for these location and safe transportation for new recruits back to KMTC. I had the opportunity to visit many of these sites.
My American Team was made up of members of every branch of service and were nicknamed RAT TEAM which stood for Recruiting Assistant Team, our operating base was Camp Eggers in Kabul, just a stone throws away from the U.S. Embassy.
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I had first hand experience watching the training of these young men or boys in some cases (more on the latter). It was a total joke, a nightmare, it was a dog and pony show of epic levels. They left training no better off then when they arrived. Ready to be sent off to the slaughter. Except, at the time that was not really a concern considering the United States Military would be doing most of the heavy lifting and anytime the Afghan Army got into trouble they just needed to make a call and American Power would swoop in for the win.
Read the rest of Queen’s article at his site
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