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Thursday, August 26, 2021

NYT: Don't blame Biden for Biden's mess

As terrorists killed 12 American Marines in Kabul -- the first combat deaths in Afghanistan in 18 months -- the New York Times provided cover for Joe "Make Afghanistan Taliban Again" Biden.

The Times lectured readers, "Let’s Not Pretend That the Way We Withdrew From Afghanistan Was the Problem."

(I don't link them.)

It was knee-jerk liberalism from Ezra Klein, who wrote, "To state the obvious: There was no good way to lose Afghanistan to the Taliban. A better withdrawal was possible — and our stingy, chaotic visa process was unforgivable — but so was a worse one. Either way, there was no hope of an end to the war that didn’t reveal our decades of folly, no matter how deeply America’s belief in its own enduring innocence demanded one. That is the reckoning that lies beneath events that are still unfolding, and much of the cable news conversation is a frenzied, bipartisan effort to avoid it."

If there was no good way to lose Afghanistan, then why lose it at all?

Stay.

The combat deaths of Americans reached zero, just as it had in Europe, Japan, and Korea -- places where we have stationed troops for 70 years or more.

I do not like having troops scattered all over the world, but if that maintains the peace, then it is worth the price.

Klein and the New York Times oppose that. He dismissed that as "endless occupation."

Being a liberal, he would rather have the Soviet Union running Europe, Red China running Korea and Japan, and the Taliban running Afghanistan and all the other little stans -- Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan -- because they want to make the world safe for totalitarianism.

Liberals on the one hand talk up human rights here at home while opposing them overseas. They demand $30,000 a year pay ($15 an hour) for flipping burgers so people can buy $250 a pair tennis shoes that are made by slaves. This is their version of the free market.

Other publications are not following NYT's lead and are blaming Biden for Biden's mess.

Politico reported, "U.S. officials in Kabul gave the Taliban a list of names of American citizens, green card holders and Afghan allies to grant entry into the militant-controlled outer perimeter of the city’s airport, a choice that's prompted outrage behind the scenes from lawmakers and military officials.

"The move, detailed to Politico by three U.S. and congressional officials, was designed to expedite the evacuation of tens of thousands of people from Afghanistan as chaos erupted in Afghanistan’s capital city last week after the Taliban seized control of the country. It also came as the Biden administration has been relying on the Taliban for security outside the airport.

"But the decision to provide specific names to the Taliban, which has a history of brutally murdering Afghans who collaborated with the U.S. and other coalition forces during the conflict, has angered lawmakers and military officials."

A defense official told Politico, "Basically, they just put all those Afghans on a kill list. It’s just appalling and shocking and makes you feel unclean."

Biden is not withdrawing from Afghanistan.

He is aiding and abetting the enemy in the murder of innocents.

It is not like the Times is naïve about the real world. 

I am tempted to link an NYT piece by Jane Perlez, "The Real Winner of the Afghan War? It’s Not Who You Think."

Pakistan.

Perlez wrote, "Just days after the Taliban took Kabul, their flag was flying high above a central mosque in Pakistan’s capital. It was an in-your-face gesture intended to spite the defeated Americans. But it was also a sign of the real victors in the 20-year Afghan war.

"Pakistan was ostensibly America’s partner in the war against Al Qaeda and the Taliban. Its military won tens of billions of dollars in American aid over the last two decades, even as Washington acknowledged that much of the money disappeared into unaccounted sinkholes.

"But it was a relationship riven by duplicity and divided interests from its very start after 9/11. Not least, the Afghan Taliban the Americans were fighting are, in large part, a creation of Pakistan’s intelligence service, the I.S.I., which through the course of the war nurtured and protected Taliban assets inside Pakistan.

"In the last three months as the Taliban swept across Afghanistan, the Pakistani military waved a surge of new fighters across the border from sanctuaries inside Pakistan, tribal leaders have said. It was a final coup de grace to the American-trained Afghan security forces."

But for the most part, the Times is being a protector of Biden and the Taliban he has now armed and funded.

The Times reported, "In his first sit-down interview with a Western media outlet since the Taliban took full control of Afghanistan, one of the group’s leaders on Wednesday offered a portrait of a group intent on rebuilding a country shattered by decades of war.

"'We want to build the future, and forget what happened in the past,' the spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, said in an interview with The New York Times. He rejected widespread fears that the Taliban are already exacting vengeance on those who opposed them and want to reimpose the harsh controls on women that made them notorious when they ruled the country 20 years ago.

"The interview came just a day after Mr. Mujahid warned the women of Afghanistan that it might be safest for them to remain home until more rank-and-file Taliban fighters have been trained in how not to mistreat them.

"It was a notable acknowledgment of the many changes to Afghan society that greeted the Taliban when they re-entered a city they had not controlled for two decades.

"Many of those changes involve women. Not only have they been free to leave home unaccompanied — dressed as they see fit — they have also returned to school and jobs, and their images can be seen on everything from billboards to TV screens.

"On Wednesday, Mr. Mujahid suggested that longer-term, women would be free to resume their daily routines.

"Concerns that the Taliban would once again force them to stay in their homes or cover their faces are baseless, he said. He added that the requirement they be accompanied by a male guardian, known as a mahram, was misunderstood. It applies only to journeys of three days or longer, he said."

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I am reminded that the New York Times in the 1930s denied that Stalin was starving out Ukrainians. 

But he did. And his Holodomor starved 7 million to 10 million people. We remember the Holocaust (as well we should) which killed 12 million people, half of them Jews. But the Holodomor is forgotten thanks in large part to the Times's Pulitzer-winning cover-up.

Now the Times orders us to believe that Biden's surrender of Afghanistan to terrorists has not sent that country back to the hellhole it was under the Taliban.

Up the Times.

36 comments:

  1. This was planned. This was a large part of why the Democrats and the Deep State lied, bribed, cheated and killed to get their people into power.
    They have sold the Americans in Afghanistan to the Taliban. After the 31st, if those Americans are lucky, they will be ransomed. If they are not so lucky, they'll be killed quickly. If they are really unlucky, it will be torture and beheadings for the men, rape and sale as slaves for the women and their children.
    The same fate, less the ransoms, awaits those who worked for the Afghan state as well as the ethnic and religious minorities in Afghanistan.

    Your country's government are traitors' murders, thieves and traders in human lives.
    A military coup would be very appropriate right now.

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    1. Watch this.

      https://www.theepochtimes.com/lee-smith-botched-afghanistan-withdrawal-the-culmination-of-20-years-of-corruption-and-failed-leadership_3963784.html

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    2. No, Jeffery, they're not not that smart, any more than you are.

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    3. Is that the Thunderbird talking there E.D.?

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    4. We are seeing a hostile takeover of America by democrat terrorists and their master plan is horiffic
      .,.Look at this video ASAP!!!'

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  3. Ezra Klein??? THAT PUDENDUM????? Hahahaha….

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  5. Lucifer can present himself as an angel of light but he's still you know who...

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  6. WE have reached the tipping point now. Biden's presidency is done, and the NYTs must consider whether they wish to go down with him. The intel services are already siding on the side of their service, and not so much the prez.

    Special elections since this summer are resulting in democrats getting destroyed. Its going to get worse. I think the beginning of the end of the US progressive experiment has begun.

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    1. So what, Jeffery, you can't wait for Chlamydia to get home?

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    2. Hey E. D. ┌∩┐(ಠ_ಠ)┌∩┐ put the alcohol away.

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  7. Liberals on the one hand talk up human rights here at home while opposing them oversees

    It has ever been thus.

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  8. Our Service-Members' Cause of Death: Chronic Acute Treason

    "Thanks, Obama!"

    I'm not going to address Biden voters. It's not their fault.

    After all, he wasn't elected.

    I'm not even going to address Biden. He's a piece of dogshit, stuck to the bottom of America's shoe.

    But he was installed there by the Obama Syndicate.

    A long time ago, I quit pretending Barack Hussein Obama wasn't a traitor. Unlike all of Official Washington, I never saw the need to maintain the fiction. I wish it weren't so, but it is. You can pretend if you still need to but I'm done long, long ago.

    This is all Obama.

    The blood of these dead Marines is on his hands. This is the outcome they wanted.

    For four long years, the Obama Syndicate did everything they could to frame, wiretap, impeach and smear Actual President Trump. They kneecapped his agenda at every turn, including Afghanistan. I don't mean through honest opposition. I mean seditiously, criminally and treasonously, going so far as to deceive the duly-elected Commander-in-Chief about troop levels and enemy action. And finally, overthrowing him in an Election Fraud Coup.

    They didn't want him to get credit for leaving Afghanistan the right way--through a position of strength.

    They didn't want an American victory or a Taliban defeat. They wanted a humiliating American defeat and a Taliban victory, which is exactly what they are manufacturing right now.

    And they certainly didn't want to give up their massive Money Laundering Scheme called "the War in Afghanistan" until a replacement revenue stream was in place. Thanks to those stolen Senate seats, they are now looting the Treasury by the Trillions, leaving Biden free to obey China and flee, also the goal of Obama and his Iranian owners.

    That is why you give up Bagram Air Base at the Taliban's demand.

    That is why you give the Taliban a complete list of our Afghan allies.

    That is why six months ago, Biden's lackey called these troops "the enemy within", saying they must be purged from the service. Congratulations; you purged them today.

    Of course, the One-Party Press and the Fascist Big Tech oligarchs are also guilty, but let me give a special shout-out to Paul Ryan's Fox News and crooked local politicians like Brian Kemp and the Maricopa Board of Supervisors. By helping to steal the election, you pointed a loaded Biden at the heads of those Marines and pulled the trigger. You could not be more culpable for their deaths if you had strapped on a suicide vest yourselves. What the fuck did you think would happen, Killah?

    So enjoy your murders, all of you. Sleep well, knowing you did your parts.

    But your day is coming. Sooner or later, it is coming.

    It always comes for traitors like you.

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    1. That Maricopa Board and their ilk chap my ##s. There is no way to explain their behavior without graft. None.

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    2. Jesse Kelly @JesseKellyDC
      I hate these people. Screw every single one of them.

      https://twitter.com/CurtisHouck/status/1431049934296473600

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    3. https://twitter.com/CurtisHouck/status/1431050356344201219

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    4. Hey Gipper, I'm not disagreeing with you, but you seem to imply that Barry is an American. To me he is an imposter from Indonesia Where he was adopted by Lolo Soetoro.

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  9. The Epoch Times has another good video via its American Thought Leaders.

    As the situation in Afghanistan deteriorates, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has eagerly exploited the crisis to discredit the United States, says Johnnie Moore, a former Commissioner for the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF).

    And with the Taliban and Pakistan at its side, the CCP is “creating a new axis of collaborators against the Western democratic order,” Moore says.

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/johnnie-moore-on-the-human-rights-catastrophe-in-afghanistan-and-the-china-taliban-pakistan-alliance_3967254.html

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  10. After the Vietnam war ended, Vietnamese said that more people died in the Communist peace than died in the American war. What will the Afghans say when this plays out?

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  11. Honestly, I’m tired of being the world’s policeman. Vets commit suicide at an alarming rate and we casually suggest this continue, but for what? The REAL Forever War is that entire region. They are nothing more than warring religious tribes and that fact won’t change no matter what we do. It’s NOT OUR PROBLEM. That should be our new motto. Stop fighting them over there and stop letting them come over here. Very simple solution. The withdrawal should have been done better and would have been under Trump. But that doesn’t matter now. Nation building can’t work among those Neanderthals, and I’m weary of seeing writers I like advocating for it.

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    1. It's our problem when they or their guests crash planes into buildings in OUR cities.
      It's our problem when their method of fund raising causes Americans to be addicted to heroin.

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    2. That’s why we stop letting them in here. Period. I guess you missed that part.

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    3. Do you think planes can be stopped by borders? They could fly one in from any place they choose. Follow another plane in and we wouldn't know they were coming if they shut down their transponder.

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  12. Honestly, I’m tired of being the world’s policeman. Vets commit suicide at an alarming rate and we casually suggest this continue, but for what? The REAL Forever War is that entire region. They are nothing more than warring religious tribes and that fact won’t change no matter what we do. It’s NOT OUR PROBLEM. That should be our new motto. Stop fighting them over there and stop letting them come over here. Very simple solution. The withdrawal should have been done better and would have been under Trump. But that doesn’t matter now. Nation building can’t work among those Neanderthals, and I’m weary of seeing writers I like advocating for it.

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    1. "stop letting them come here"
      Amen. If only I were all powerful:
      Finish the border wall, electrify it
      Enforce e-verify, & deterrent-level penalties
      Fix our leaky, awful Visa programs
      Fix our refugee & immigration programs -- strict vetting! Reduced annual limits.

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