Biden’s Not Responsible

Biden's Not Responsible
Biden’s Not Responsible

The above is the Gods’ honest truth. Biden is not responsible for the fiasco of our pull-out from Afghanistan and the Taliban’s resumption of control of that region; all the Democrats who, through voting or other means, installed that senile, deranged fool as POTUS are.

It was to anyone with any knowledge of the peoples of that region of shitholes a foregone conclusion that the moment the leaders of the Taliban knew that President Trump was forced from office they would abandon any semblance of complying with the terms of the change of power and retake Afghanistan by swift and overwhelming force. It was similarly a foregone conclusion that the Taliban would immediately commit various and sundry atrocities as part of this reconquista of the Graveyard of Empires. President Trump – the man, not any policies or plans set in place through the guidance of his cabinet – was the sole force holding the Taliban in check during this changeover.

Besides, how can we hold Biden responsible for anything when it’s so blatantly obvious that he’s mentally incompetent and not really involved in the actual duties of the President?

But… Some Simple Context

Firstly, the Taliban retaking control of Afghanistan was going to happen and was going to happen now regardless of who is POTUS. President Trump’s team already negotiated that as part of the President’s pledge to the American people to end our “Forever Wars.” So, Biden can’t be held responsible for any of that.

Secondly, some amount of atrocities were always going to be part of that regime change. Under President Trump, they would have been more subdued and handled less publicly, and some might have been delayed until the end of Trump’s second term, but they were always going to happen. So, again, Biden can’t be held responsible for any of that Nobody can; that sort of thing is part of the Afghans’ culture.

Third and finally, the fiasco that has been our pullout from Kabul is neither strange nor unexpected, given how fast Afghanistan “fell” to the Taliban. Nothing within that context is particularly odd or extreme. It looks very much like the other times the US military and intelligence apparatuses have had to withdraw from a theater with some level of haste. So too, to our shame, is the lack of support and extraction for our in-theater, indigenous assets.

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So no. I don’t, and I don’t believe anyone should hold Biden responsible for what is happening in Afghanistan right now any more than I would hold him responsible for drooling on- or soiling himself. One and all need to show a certain level of respect to the aged and mentally infirm. Also, as I’ve written above, I don’t see that much to hold anyone accountable for in this situation.

The only ones I feel are responsible for this debacle are those who placed Biden in office. And, even then, I can’t see where they’re responsible for anything other than the specific timing of it and the overtness of the purge going on now in Afghanistan.

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What Did We Fight For?

What Did We Fight For?
What Did We Fight For?

While anvilicious, crudely and needlessly offensively worded, and a wee bit hysterical in presentation, this has some real truth to it. It truly does seem as if generation after generation of American men have fought, bled, and died for our People only to be forced to watch them degenerate and for many of them to actively turn against every value and bit of culture that was and still is America.

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Requiem Ultra Repris

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Requiem Ultra Repris
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It’s past the centennial of the Armistice that ended WW1, but I feel that the dead of that long ago war deserve a reprise of their requiem. And, thanks to the calligraphic skills and efforts of Satwinder Sehmi, this is easy to do. On top of that, his rendering of Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae’s iconic poem as a poppy is brilliant.

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place, and in the sky,
The larks, still bravely singing, fly,
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the dead; short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe!
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high!
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Indeed, by way of a history lesson, In Flanders Fields is cited as the reason that the poppy is the symbol of remembrance for those who died in service and in war.

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Remembrance

Remembrance

It eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month exactly a century ago that the armistice that ended World War I was signed at Compiègne, France.  Yes, it was exactly 100 years ago that the surviving men of that generation from 32 countries could breathe a sigh of relief and think of going home.

Yet, many millions never went home, save as corpses to be buried or as mere tokens used to keep count.  And, as the years and decades past time in perfect order and “The War To End All Wars” was supplanted by later, more romantic conflicts, even the count became something of import only to some few scholars, those men long gone having passed from remembrance, with the last of their surviving fellows having died on May 5, 2011 at the age of 110.

‘Tis to our shame I think that we spare no time to either review or remember those brave souls nor the war they died in.

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Assault Religion

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Well, we’ve suffered through yet another Muslim terrorist attack here in NYC. And, yet again, it wasn’t because of assault weapons or assault vehicles. It was because of an assault religion, Islam.

Sadly, despite the various Liberal and Progressive claims to the contrary, Islam is either the root cause or a significant factor in all of these terrorist attacks. Indeed, the Civilized World would be wiser to call then Jihad Attacks as opposed to just terrorism. Terrorism, after all, simply defines methodology without addressing the real goals of the attack.

While the Usbek immigrant, Sayfullo Saipov could both easily and accurately be described as a disaffected loser, it was Islam that provided with with a “way out” of his situation. Islam’s specific treatment of Jihadis and Martyrdom makes this so and is the force that “triggers” Muslim losers to resort to terrorist attacks upon the peoples of the West.

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