The last time I remember the country really coming together and being united was September 11, 2001. It was a day that we should never forget. It’s also the catalist that jump started the War in Afghanistan.
The Taliban was the de-facto ruling group in Afghanistan at the time. Then-president George W. Bush demanded the group hand over Osama bin Laden, the leader of Al-Qaeda who took responsibility for 9/11. The Taliban refused which led to Operation Enduring Freedom. Us forces and the Northern Alliance more or less defeated the Taliban and Al-Qaeda.
The Taliban reorganized under Mullah Omar and launched an insurgency against the Afghan government in 2003 which continued back and forth until the present day.
President Trump had planned on withdrawing our troops, slowly, from Afghanistan to prevent more American casualties in a war that seemed to have no end.
In true Joe Biden fashion, the former vice president screwed everything up and blamed Trump.
It started last month when Biden assured everyone that it was impossible for the Taliban to fight back against the 300,000 highly trained Afghan soldiers.
These highly trained soldiers can’t seem to understand the concept of a jumping jack.
Taliban fighters moved in on Kabul on Sunday after the government collapsed. President Ashraf Ghani fled from the country, signaling the end of our 20-year effort to rebuild the nation after the withdrawal of the U.S. military from the region.
Ghani quietly left the sprawling presidential palace with a small coterie of confidants — and didn’t even tell other political leaders who had been negotiating a peaceful transition of power with the Taliban that he was heading for the exit.
According to rumors reported at The Standard Ghani did not leave empty-handed.
“Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled from Kabul with four cars and a helicopter full of cash, Russia’s state news agency RIA Novosti has reported.
“The collapse of the regime … is most eloquently characterized by how Ghani escaped from Afghanistan: four cars were filled with money, they tried to shove another part of the money into a helicopter, but not everything fit. And some of the money was left lying on the tarmac,” Kabul’s Russian embassy spokesman Nikita Ishchenko is reported as saying.
Asked by The Associated Press about how he knew the details of Ghani’s departure, Ishchenko said “well, we are working here,” without offering any more details. The AP couldn’t independently verify his claims.
Ghani left Kabul on Sunday as the Taliban swept into the Afghan capital. Media reports suggested that the president went to neighboring Tajikistan or Uzbekistan, but there was no official confirmation of his whereabouts.”
People started to break down and desperate Afghans overran the Kabul International Airport on Monday in an attempt to leave the country.
As of Monday morning, all U.S. evacuation flights were suspended, with U.S. officials telling Fox News that the runway was “not secure” as hundreds of Afghans “breached” the airport walls and flooded the runway.
There is a video out there of a military airplane taking off from Kabul amidst the chaos. Unfortunately, seven men who were clinging to the outside of the airplane did not get off in time. All seven men plunged to their deaths in their attempt to leave the terrorist-controlled country.
Before watching the following video, it does show people falling to their death. If you get upset easily I wouldn’t watch it.
This bumbling by Biden hasn’t gone unnoticed though. According to the Trafalgar Group 69.3% of Americans disapprove of the handling of Afghanistan.
After his rambling speech, he made today Biden refused to take questions from reporters. Instead, he left to go back on his vacation at Camp David, because that’s what’s important right now. His vacation.
Perhaps it’s best if he doesn’t take questions and just leaves. He seems to forget more things and make the United States look ridiculous with every speech he makes. I mean just look what his son continuously does.