On Afghanistan President Biden Betrays 1800 KIAs And Their Families!

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President Joseph Biden's decision to completely pullout the U.S. military from Afghanistan by September 11 of this year is a gargantuan betrayal by an American President. It is a heartbreaking betrayal to those 1800 U.S. soldiers Killed-In-Action and 20,000 soldiers Wounded-In-Action during the Afghanistan War and their families all those 1800 young lives who had so much wonderful life ahead of them who gave their life for their country and these heroes families who go through indescribable loss with the absence of their loved one and this sacrifice is now all for "nothing". President Biden with this decision is making it all one big waste, a meaningless, all for nothing sacrifice. Because let no one have any doubt in their mind the condition of things in Afghanistan today are such that when America and NATO forces leave this country the Afghanistan Army will steadily deteriorate and ultimately completely collapse and it will happen relatively rapidly! The Taliban may be a group that lives in the Middle Ages in regards to treatment of people and the running of a society but in regards to their fighting capacity they are a first rate twentieth to twenty-first century grass roots fighting force. They are as good as any communist or gorilla fighting force the world has seen in the last seventy-five years. They will use assassination of their enemy's leaders, they will use ruthless terror they will go into villages that aid Afghanistan forces and violate and kill leaders and their families in front of other villagers to terrorize compliance and they will burn and murder entire villages that aid the Afghanistan Army to further terrorize local Afghanistan populations. They will voluntarily and involuntarily "recruit" soldiers in the Afghanistan Army and Government to spy and work for them; they will use Improvise Explosive Devices on roads throughout the country to paralyze the country and government of Afghanistan. Without the U.S. and NATO military forces and their capabilities the Afghanistan security forces don't stand a chance at withstanding the onslaught! The other critical betrayal that President Biden is culpable of here is to those people in Afghanistan and future countries America seeks to return to a safe and just country fold that trusted America and stuck their necks out that put themselves and their families at grave risk doing what America advised believing that when you partner and ally with America they will be a great friend they will not abandon you! The Taliban are a very smart lot they have the names of the leaders of Afghanistan security forces, government and societal organizations there will be retribution for allying with the Americans many will be killed and others severely persecuted and history will not forget the lesson demonstrated that you cannot fully trust the Americans!


President Biden's defense of his actions here indicates that he is weak in the character department and a spewer of garbage rhetoric! President Biden says he had to act now because the temporary truce with the Taliban is ending on May 1st and he could not justify sending U.S. soldiers back into war against the Taliban. That rationale has no significant value because America hasn't been conducting combat operations against the Taliban for years now, the Afghanistan Army does that work America's role has been a back-up role for some time now with danger to American soldiers' life and limb very limited! President Biden references the February 2020 deal between the Trump Administration and the Taliban as a moving rationale for his withdrawal decision. This deal is a joke and a national embarrassment, a virtuous President would have nothing but contempt for that agreement. First off, it is a disgrace that the Trump Administration entered into unilateral negotiations with the Taliban abandoning our great partner the Afghanistan government, it would be like President Roosevelt ending U.S. involvement in World War II by negotiating directly with the German government and abandoning the British and the French! The goals of the negotiation were completely idiotic there was no goal of obtaining democracy, human rights or territory concession territory concessions from the Taliban in the negotiation, objectives which America sacrificed her sons and daughters lives and treasure for during the past eighteen years no the goal was to get the Taliban to agree to never host or support al Qaeda, ISIS or other radical Islamist groups in Afghanistan in the future and in return America was offering to militarily leave Afghanistan! Even this limited goal was stupid for the American government because it involves trusting a militant radical Islamic group, the Taliban, from supporting other militant radical Islamic group where the Taliban a deeply religious group has deep religious tenets calling for them to support such actions by members of the Islamic religion. Moreover, many of the members of these radical Islamic groups America seeks to stop recruiting and having bases in Afghanistan are brothers, sons and cousins of Taliban members, it is completely foolish to expect members of the Taliban to go against family members. The completed agreement is a fool's effort, it was not signed by the head of the Taliban military or any Taliban military commander, it was signed by a Taliban deputy political leader; the full agreement was not made public to the American people, it doesn't deserve respect by subsequent American Presidents! Lastly, the promise to the American people by the Trump administration to militarily leave Afghanistan was an empty promise it is not possible to do it and still protect the American people and the continental United States from terrorist attacks from Islamists in the Afghanistan and Pakistan region, America's current head of intelligence essentially said exactly that when he said we will after the withdrawal have resources in the country of Afghanistan to do this needed work and the obvious related point applies the U.S. will have to have at least one special forces team remaining in Afghanistan to kill top ISIS and al Qaeda leaders America's intelligence services locate in Afghanistan. For these reasons, any reference by the Biden Administration to this President Trump agreement and it prompting the withdrawal is nonsense!


The one thing I would agree with the Biden Administration and I think such an action would have been fair to the Afghanistan people is that with Joseph Biden being sworn into the Presidency of the United States is that it is time for a comprehensive review of America's engagement in Afghanistan and such a review would have concluded the following. The American government has been a great friend to the Afghanistan people we have made an outstanding effort to try to get Afghanistan to succeed as a country, to be a good country a democratic and just country that respects the full scope of human rights of all Afghanistan citizens. Unfortunately though Afghanistan is failing as a country it is neither in an acceptable state in stopping human rights abuses in its country nor in prosecuting the war against the Taliban. The critical point is that this is not the American people's fault sure we made mistakes in trying to build the country of Afghanistan we should not have paid protection money to accomplish these tasks that in many cases found its way back to the Taliban but the current state of Afghanistan where it is failing as a country is fully the responsibility of the Afghanistan people. One could write a book on the failings of the Afghanistan people in this regard beginning with the terrible terrible man of Hamid Karzai, the first President of Afghanistan, who immeasurably betrayed the Afghanistan people that did not do enough to fight the Taliban, that undermined the U.S. effort to fight the Taliban and did not do enough to fight corruption throughout Afghanistan. It is neither here nor there all the Afghanistan people's failings on this matter, the issue is what do we do from here. I don't think America and her allies should have given up on Afghanistan "if" the Afghanistan people and government made specific dramatic changes to their country to try to get it to succeed as a good country. It should have been made clear to the Afghanistan government that these government changes needed to take place in a "timely" manner (a specific date should not have been set because that would appear coercive) otherwise America would completely militarily disengage from Afghanistan that the American government views are that it would be irresponsible and immoral for the American government to continue to sacrifice American soldiers lives on an effort to build a good Afghanistan country a reasonably prudent person would conclude would never succeed!

The specific changes required by the American government for continued American military engagement in Afghanistan would have been the following. The Afghanistan constitution would have to be changed to permanently authorize capital punishment for homicide crimes and from the time of the constitutional change until forty years after the signing of a peace treaty ending the Taliban war authorize capital punishment for the following crimes; kidnapping for ransom, major narcotics trafficking, and specific crimes against women involving gender discrimination and the women doesn't know the perpetrator (those specifics being aggravated assault, attempted murder and rape) and the aforementioned specific crimes when the crime involves religious discrimination. The Afghanistan constitution would have to be changed mandating that the Afghanistan Ministry of Justice or Afghanistan Prosecutors Office whatever the country's prosecuting organization is called make it a top priority investigating and prosecuting these capital crimes involving gender discrimination against women especially when it has an organized Islamic religion or Taliban connection, capital crimes involving religious discrimination and capital crimes involving major narcotics trafficking and also major public corruption (which holds back prosperity and stability for the people of Afghanistan). Currently, crimes against women arising out of the Islamic religion and major narcotics trafficking are major threats and vulnerabilities to the country of Afghanistan and there is nothing like a real fear of capital punishment against perpetrators of such crimes to greatly suppress these wrongs in a country! The Afghanistan constitution would have to be changed to actually guarantee freedom of religion not the current Afghanistan sort of has freedom of religion and furthermore, the Afghanistan constitution would have to be changed to stop authorizing the Islamic religion to be used to suppress human rights. Specifically, the Afghanistan government would need to get rid of the second sentence in Article Two and the entirety of Article Three and Article Forty-five in Chapter One and put specifically in their constitution something like "Any and all tenets and provisions of the religion of Islam are subordinate to all fundamental human rights in Afghanistan". Outside of the right of life there isn't any more important fundamental human right that the right to freedom of religion the right to follow one's conscience in believing in God, discerning that God's tenants and worshipping that God; currently Afghanistan doesn't have sufficient protections for non-Islamic religions and that needs to change if Afghanistan is to be a good country!
 

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President Joseph Biden's decision to completely pullout the U.S. military from Afghanistan by September 11 of this year is a gargantuan betrayal by an American President. It is a heartbreaking betrayal to those 1800 U.S. soldiers Killed-In-Action and 20,000 soldiers Wounded-In-Action during the Afghanistan War and their families all those 1800 young lives who had so much wonderful life ahead of them who gave their life for their country and these heroes families who go through indescribable loss with the absence of their loved one and this sacrifice is now all for "nothing". President Biden with this decision is making it all one big waste, a meaningless, all for nothing sacrifice.

Because let no one have any doubt in their mind the condition of things in Afghanistan today are such that when America and NATO forces leave this country the Afghanistan Army will steadily deteriorate and ultimately completely collapse and it will happen relatively rapidly! The Taliban may be a group that lives in the Middle Ages in regards to treatment of people and the running of a society but in regards to their fighting capacity they are a first rate twentieth to twenty-first century grass roots fighting force. They are as good as any communist or gorilla fighting force the world has seen in the last seventy-five years. They will use assassination of their enemy's leaders, they will use ruthless terror they will go into villages that aid Afghanistan forces and violate and kill leaders and their families in front of other villagers to terrorize compliance and they will burn and murder entire villages that aid the Afghanistan Army to further terrorize local Afghanistan populations. They will voluntarily and involuntarily "recruit" soldiers in the Afghanistan Army and Government to spy and work for them; they will use Improvise Explosive Devices on roads throughout the country to paralyze the country and government of Afghanistan.

Without the U.S. and NATO military forces and their capabilities the Afghanistan security forces don't stand a chance at withstanding the onslaught! The other critical betrayal that President Biden is culpable of here is to those people in Afghanistan and future countries America seeks to return to a safe and just country fold that trusted America and stuck their necks out that put themselves and their families at grave risk doing what America advised believing that when you partner and ally with America they will be a great friend they will not abandon you! The Taliban are a very smart lot they have the names of the leaders of Afghanistan security forces, government and societal organizations there will be retribution for allying with the Americans many will be killed and others severely persecuted and history will not forget the lesson demonstrated that you cannot fully trust the Americans!


President Biden's defense of his actions here indicates that he is weak in the character department and a spewer of garbage rhetoric! President Biden says he had to act now because the temporary truce with the Taliban is ending on May 1st and he could not justify sending U.S. soldiers back into war against the Taliban. That rationale has no significant value because America hasn't been conducting combat operations against the Taliban for years now, the Afghanistan Army does that work America's role has been a back-up role for some time now with danger to American soldiers' life and limb very limited!

President Biden references the February 2020 deal between the Trump Administration and the Taliban as a moving rationale for his withdrawal decision. This deal is a joke and a national embarrassment, a virtuous President would have nothing but contempt for that agreement. First off, it is a disgrace that the Trump Administration entered into unilateral negotiations with the Taliban abandoning our great partner the Afghanistan government, it would be like President Roosevelt ending U.S. involvement in World War II by negotiating directly with the German government and abandoning the British and the French!


The goals of the negotiation were completely idiotic there was no goal of obtaining democracy, human rights or territory concession territory concessions from the Taliban in the negotiation, objectives which America sacrificed her sons and daughters lives and treasure for during the past eighteen years no the goal was to get the Taliban to agree to never host or support al Qaeda, ISIS or other radical Islamist groups in Afghanistan in the future and in return America was offering to militarily leave Afghanistan! Even this limited goal was stupid for the American government because it involves trusting a militant radical Islamic group, the Taliban, from supporting other militant radical Islamic group where the Taliban a deeply religious group has deep religious tenets calling for them to support such actions by members of the Islamic religion. Moreover, many of the members of these radical Islamic groups America seeks to stop recruiting and having bases in Afghanistan are brothers, sons and cousins of Taliban members, it is completely foolish to expect members of the Taliban to go against family members. The completed agreement is a fool's effort, it was not signed by the head of the Taliban military or any Taliban military commander, it was signed by a Taliban deputy political leader; the full agreement was not made public to the American people, it doesn't deserve respect by subsequent American Presidents! Lastly, the promise to the American people by the Trump administration to militarily leave Afghanistan was an empty promise it is not possible to do it and still protect the American people and the continental United States from terrorist attacks from Islamists in the Afghanistan and Pakistan region, America's current head of intelligence essentially said exactly that when he said we will after the withdrawal have resources in the country of Afghanistan to do this needed work and the obvious related point applies the U.S. will have to have at least one special forces team remaining in Afghanistan to kill top ISIS and al Qaeda leaders America's intelligence services locate in Afghanistan. For these reasons, any reference by the Biden Administration to this President Trump agreement and it prompting the withdrawal is nonsense!


The one thing I would agree with the Biden Administration and I think such an action would have been fair to the Afghanistan people is that with Joseph Biden being sworn into the Presidency of the United States is that it is time for a comprehensive review of America's engagement in Afghanistan and such a review would have concluded the following. The American government has been a great friend to the Afghanistan people we have made an outstanding effort to try to get Afghanistan to succeed as a country, to be a good country a democratic and just country that respects the full scope of human rights of all Afghanistan citizens. Unfortunately though Afghanistan is failing as a country it is neither in an acceptable state in stopping human rights abuses in its country nor in prosecuting the war against the Taliban. The critical point is that this is not the American people's fault sure we made mistakes in trying to build the country of Afghanistan we should not have paid protection money to accomplish these tasks that in many cases found its way back to the Taliban but the current state of Afghanistan where it is failing as a country is fully the responsibility of the Afghanistan people.



One could write a book on the failings of the Afghanistan people in this regard beginning with the terrible terrible man of Hamid Karzai, the first President of Afghanistan, who immeasurably betrayed the Afghanistan people that did not do enough to fight the Taliban, that undermined the U.S. effort to fight the Taliban and did not do enough to fight corruption throughout Afghanistan. It is neither here nor there all the Afghanistan people's failings on this matter, the issue is what do we do from here. I don't think America and her allies should have given up on Afghanistan "if" the Afghanistan people and government made specific dramatic changes to their country to try to get it to succeed as a good country. It should have been made clear to the Afghanistan government that these government changes needed to take place in a "timely" manner (a specific date should not have been set because that would appear coercive) otherwise America would completely militarily disengage from Afghanistan that the American government views are that it would be irresponsible and immoral for the American government to continue to sacrifice American soldiers lives on an effort to build a good Afghanistan country a reasonably prudent person would conclude would never succeed!

The specific changes required by the American government for continued American military engagement in Afghanistan would have been the following. The Afghanistan constitution would have to be changed to permanently authorize capital punishment for homicide crimes and from the time of the constitutional change until forty years after the signing of a peace treaty ending the Taliban war authorize capital punishment for the following crimes; kidnapping for ransom, major narcotics trafficking, and specific crimes against women involving gender discrimination and the women doesn't know the perpetrator (those specifics being aggravated assault, attempted murder and rape) and the aforementioned specific crimes when the crime involves religious discrimination. The Afghanistan constitution would have to be changed mandating that the Afghanistan Ministry of Justice or Afghanistan Prosecutors Office whatever the country's prosecuting organization is called make it a top priority investigating and prosecuting these capital crimes involving gender discrimination against women especially when it has an organized Islamic religion or Taliban connection, capital crimes involving religious discrimination and capital crimes involving major narcotics trafficking and also major public corruption (which holds back prosperity and stability for the people of Afghanistan). Currently, crimes against women arising out of the Islamic religion and major narcotics trafficking are major threats and vulnerabilities to the country of Afghanistan and there is nothing like a real fear of capital punishment against perpetrators of such crimes to greatly suppress these wrongs in a country! The Afghanistan constitution would have to be changed to actually guarantee freedom of religion not the current Afghanistan sort of has freedom of religion and furthermore, the Afghanistan constitution would have to be changed to stop authorizing the Islamic religion to be used to suppress human rights. Specifically, the Afghanistan government would need to get rid of the second sentence in Article Two and the entirety of Article Three and Article Forty-five in Chapter One and put specifically in their constitution something like "Any and all tenets and provisions of the religion of Islam are subordinate to all fundamental human rights in Afghanistan". Outside of the right of life there isn't any more important fundamental human right that the right to freedom of religion the right to follow one's conscience in believing in God, discerning that God's tenants and worshipping that God; currently Afghanistan doesn't have sufficient protections for non-Islamic religions and that needs to change if Afghanistan is to be a good country!


Are you in Afghanistan
 

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20 years is more than enough

They are not more secure than they were ten years ago. Another ten years will not improve matters.

Let Afghanistan stand on its own
 

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This is what 20 years of liberal warmongering leads to. Nation-building at its finest.

If you are not going to fight to win, then stay home.
 

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Let’s put the blame for the Afghanistan fiasco where it belongs: with President Cheney and his sidekick George W.
 

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This is what 20 years of liberal warmongering leads to. Nation-building at its finest.

If you are not going to fight to win, then stay home.

Ummm......A Conservative got us in there
Own it
 

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This is what 20 years of liberal warmongering leads to. Nation-building at its finest.

If you are not going to fight to win, then stay home.

Ummm......A Conservative got us in there
Own it
No, Bush was no conservative. You're too stupid to know that.

What got us mired in Afghanistan is the fucking nonsense about winning hearts and minds and nation-building promoted by the left.

We should have gone, broke what little there was, and then left.
 

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This is what 20 years of liberal warmongering leads to. Nation-building at its finest.

If you are not going to fight to win, then stay home.

Ummm......A Conservative got us in there
Own it
No, Bush was no conservative. You're too stupid to know that.

What got us mired in Afghanistan is the fucking nonsense about winning hearts and minds and nation-building promoted by the left.

We should have gone, broke what little there was, and then left.

LOL

I forgot....with you guys anyone who is not the latest flavor is a RINO
 

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President Joseph Biden's decision to completely pullout the U.S. military from Afghanistan by September 11 of this year is a gargantuan betrayal by an American President.

Oh what utter horseshit. We've been there for 20 fucking years. Why don't you people sacrifice your own damn children for these wars of choice? Our asses should have been out the door the moment bin Laden was killed. That's the only reason why we invaded.

We still have soldiers in South Korea from the 50s. We still have soldiers in Germany from the 40s. We go to these places and we never leave. It's not up to us to secure these other nations' borders with our money and our lives for eternity. I don't see anywhere in the Constitution that says that's our responsibility, do you?
 

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