The Biden Circumstance
By: Bill O'Reilly, billoreilly.com
September 5, 2021
Unintended consequences often lead to crushing reality. When we do something that doesn’t work out (job, marriage, investment) there is usually hell to pay, as the cliche goes.
That’s where President Biden finds himself on Afghanistan. The botched US withdrawal will haunt him the rest of his days and will hurt America in a variety of ways.
It doesn’t matter what Jen Psaki, the minister of propaganda, or the corrupt corporate media puts forth. The truth is that only a heroic action in the future by the President could mitigate this colossal screwup. Place your bets now if you think old Joe will deliver heroism.
Let’s start with the reinvigorated jihadist movement. Now, the fanatical Muslim killers have a huge safe haven. If they have cable in hell, Osama bin Laden is dancing with the devil.
As Americans endure the 20th anniversary of 9/11, terrorists all over the world have reason to mobilize. A weak US president encourages that.
Then there is Great Britain, America’s most important ally. The government there apparently thinks Biden is a ninny. Even leftist Brits are generally appalled the USA did not work with Downing Street in abandoning Afghanistan.
China and Russia have to be very pleased by Joe Biden’s failure. Expect trouble from those countries shortly.
But it is in the United States where the consequences will be most immediately felt. Joe Biden is now a weakened leader, all the job approval polling demonstrates that. So, his domestic agenda will be more difficult to pass. Many in Congress believe he is a detriment to the country so his “bully pulpit” is receding. Fast.
Independent-minded voters have eyes. They clearly see that Biden is not really in command and his policies have been terrible at the southern border and in Afghanistan. Economic hardship will likely follow and that will absolutely alienate working-class Americans.
Joe Biden can hide but he cannot run from his circumstance. Again, only a big win by the President can reverse his very visible failures. He is now being compared to Jimmy Carter as the midterm elections loom.
It isn’t completely over for Mr. Biden, but he’s behind by many touchdowns in the first quarter. And the world knows it.
Taliban is ‘hunting Americans,’ says California mom-to-be left behind in Afghanistan
The American, who just got married and said she is pregnant, says she wonders if she will die in Afghanistan
By Brie Stimson, Fox News
Sep 5, 2021
A pregnant woman named Nasria, a California native, flew to Afghanistan in June to visit family and get married. As of early September, she remained one of the estimated 100 to 200 Americans left behind in the chaotic withdrawal of U.S. forces, according to a report.
Now that the U.S. military is gone, the Taliban is "hunting Americans," she told the Voice of America.
"I think to myself, ‘Am I going to make it home? Am I going to end up living here? Am I going to end up dying here? What’s going to happen?'" Nasria, 25, who asked to be referred to only by her first name for safety reasons, said.
"Apparently they’re [the Taliban] going door-to-door … trying to see if anybody has a blue passport," she said.
Last week, U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., who has been working to rescue Americans remaining in Afghanistan, said during an appearance on Fox News that Nasria had been kicked in the stomach by Taliban fighters.
"Anyone who says there aren't people stranded is wrong," Issa said during the broadcast...
Former UK PM Blair warns West should prepare for bio-terrorism threat
Reuters/Thomson Reuters Foundation
6 September 2021
LONDON, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Islamism remains a "first order" security threat and the West should prepare for potential use of biological weapons by extremist groups, former British prime minister Tony Blair said on Monday.
The Taliban swept to power in Afghanistan last month as the United States withdrew its troops after a 20-year war, and Britain fears the group's return and the vacuum left by the West's chaotic withdrawal will allow militants from al Qaeda and Islamic State to gain a foothold there.
"Islamism, both the ideology and the violence, is a first order security threat and, unchecked, it will come to us, even if centred far from us, as 9/11 demonstrated," Blair said in a speech at the RUSI security think tank to mark the twentieth anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the United States.
Blair said the West needed to assess its vulnerability.
"COVID-19 has taught us about deadly pathogens. Bio-terror possibilities may seem like the realm of science fiction. But we would be wise now to prepare for their potential use by non-state actors," he said...