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  • The Basseteer

    “THERE ARE NO AMERICANS LEFT IN THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT.” Truth

    • Sadly, but becoming more plainly obvious.

      Zar Belk!

  • cb

    Someone asked: It really sounds like there may be someone (s) left behind in Afghanistan that the Biden admin is terrified will be rescued or why stop all private evacuation flights?

  • John M.

    Mia could be in for a bit of “Culture,Shock” in the next several months as she finds out who Owens and Levy are… I only hope Sam and Zed have had the discussion Barbara and I had when we first got together. The one about “what happened before we met is history!”

  • Kafiroon

    Maybe there are quite a few snake eaters that were sort of scattered around Afghanistan that could not get into the airport in time. Or were purposely not informed the troops were leaving. Imagine those highly skilled people are a little POed, and maybe have picked up the vendetta attitude from the locals. Beijing Bai Den and his handlers may not want them back here. Could be bad for health.

    • John M.

      But whoever is coming to fill the vacuum the U.S. left behind probably won’t want them either. They know how to “out-guerilla” any group brought in, and they have no R.O.E. because they represent no government.
      The whole “plausible deniability” schtick – we lost communication with them months ago, we’re not even sure they’re alive; and if they,are, they have no idea we’ve pulled out!

  • JTC

    Naja…okay, raised Muslim then. Explains the head rag I guess. Hubby’s Euro name threw me off, and I thought it was a One Christian rescue flight?

    Anyway, no muz in the blood, just need to decompress and decide on a culture.

    That bracelet name tells us Naomi knew a lot, and was wrong to withhold it from Zed, regardless of the baby’s fate. Any hard feelings that’s where they belong. No time for that now though, got to get that girl wrapped up in some love and security, and unwrapped from those trappings if shame.

    Let’s see that hair and face!

  • Too Tall

    The Carter Administration left a Navy SEAL behind in Iran during the FlusterCluck known as Desert One.

    The SEAL walked out of Iran…and eventually walked into the Pentagon and the office of some high-ranking Rear Echelon Mammy Jammer (REMF).

    After 45 minutes or so, the SEAL quietly left, and the REMF ended up being taken to Walter Reed permanently and painfully dysfunctional in more ways than you can possibly imagine.

    No official reports were ever filed….

    • NotYetInACamp

      SEAL protocol covers all situations.

    • John M.

      Too bad he didn’t infiltrate the White House and the Oval Office.and leave the message THERE…

  • NotYetInACamp

    Oh! I do wish an American President were in the White House.

    • steveb919

      You got that right!

  • cz93x62

    Xo Bai Den is neither an American nor a President.

    I would LOVE to buy that left-behind Navy SEAL a steak dinner and all the adult beverages he cares to indulge in. Men of that caliber give me hope for this nation’s survival. Once in a while, The Hard Things must be done.

  • Bill G

    Globalists, all. Along with their enablers in the Democrat Media Complex and the Ivory Towers of Academia. As was said long ago, “They know not what they do.”

    • Dread

      As evil as that would make them, I fir.ly believe that they DO know! I call it treason.

      • Mac

        Unfortunately I think alot of them know exactly what they are doing. Joe? Not so much.

  • Reading everyone’s comments and Chris’ “Muirism” in the toon brought to mind something I read yesterday-

    The Epoch Times – 09/07/2021
    Why Did the Pentagon Agree to the Withdrawal From Afghanistan?
    STEPHEN BRYEN
        During the Trump administration, the Pentagon vociferously Donald Trump’s plans
    to pull out of Afghanistan and Syria. Under the Biden administration, the Pentagon didn’t
    oppose President Joe Biden’s early withdrawal. Instead, the Pentagon, apparently
    confidently, arranged to pull out U.S. personnel and some Afghans associated with the
    U.S. mission in the country.    Why did the Pentagon change direction? While the secretary of defense
    had changed (twice since the Trump-era interventions) and the new defense secretary was
    a Biden man, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff was the same man, and any defense
    secretary, even one who was a genera before, would need to consult with the
    Joint Chiefs and other commanders, especially Central Command (CENT- COM),
    which has responsibility for both Afghanistan and the Middle East. Assuming consultations
    took place, it would appear that the Pentagon brass was satisfied that the Biden administration
    had worked out a solid plan to leave Afghanistan.
       It’s clear that pulling troops from a conflict zone has major strategic implications
    for U.S. force posture abroad and for U.S. relationships with allies and friends around the world.
    It’s quite true that, after 20 years, the U.S. effort in Afghanistan had stalled.
    The small number of American troops still in that country were mainly providing training services,
    plus organizing contractor support and supplying intelligence to the Afghan military.
    The most important service of all, close air support, was the single commodity that equalized the
    fighting with the Taliban, which after all was an insurgency, not an opposing field army. It’s also true
    that there was a consensus in Washington that the Afghan government was corrupt up to its armpits,
    and there was little hope for any improvement. That made it difficult for Washington
    to keep pouring billions into a government that was siphoning off millions of aid dollars.
    For the past 18 months before the horrific events in Kabul, the United States suffered no military casualties.
    Fighting was mainly carried out by Afghan forces and the United States was in a support role,
    including close air help in firefights. Therefore, the case to pull out was mostly about the realization that little
    future progress in the country was possible.
       It isn’t clear whether Washington believed that without U.S. and allied help, that Afghan forces could prevail.
    Officially the Pentagon put out that it expected a good showing from the Afghan army—the same argument
    Biden made in his last phone call with Afghan President Ghani. In a sense, whether the Afghan army could
    hold up didn’t matter and hadn’t since January 2019. The “core elements” of a deal with the Taliban were worked out then.
    What was agreed was that a Taliban agreement not to support terrorists such as al-Qaeda and ISIS.
    The “deal” however required implementing agreements. We don’t have any information on the implementing agreements.
    They were concluded by the Biden administration, and they remain secret. It would seem there had to be at least three
    components to an implementation deal.
       Firstly, the United States would leave all bases in Afghanistan preparatory to the final removal
    of U.S. personnel from Kabul.
       Secondly, the United States would be allowed to take out U.S. personnel,
    including U.S. citizens and a limited number of Afghans who worked directly for the Americans. No deal
    appears to have been reached to protect Afghan government people or Afghan military leaders.
    Put bluntly, they were abandoned.
       Thirdly, in exchange, the Taliban would do its best to assure security for the U.S. exit.
    The United States would have had to go to its allies, especially the British, and get their agreement
    to the deal while also getting the Taliban to agree so that it covered the allies. The deal went wrong for many reasons,
    not the least of which was the rapid collapse of Afghan government forces and the Taliban’s quick move
    to take over Kabul. Because of the chaos that ensued, the security situation rapidly deteriorated.
    Had the Taliban really wanted the United States to leave quietly, they could have held
    off taking Kabul until the U.S. exit was complete.
      This was the first clear sign that the new U.S. partner, the Taliban, wasn’t going to make
    a strong effort to accommodate the United States and its allies. While the White House, the NSC, the State Department,
    the Pentagon, and CENTCOM kept up pretenses that the United States was going to rescue all Americans and Afghan translators
    and top people who worked for the United States in the country, it was doubtful this could be done
    under chaotic conditions. It’s possible, in fact highly likely, that Taliban assurances were enough to persuade the
    Defense Department to go along with the pullout. The Pentagon leadership had no qualms in deserting their Afghan allies.
    CENTCOM quickly adopted new language, talking about their Taliban counterparts, praising Taliban help,
    and calling the Taliban “partners.” The Defense Department, along with the rest of the Biden administration,
    was extremely foolish to put total trust in the Taliban. Even now, al-Qaeda personnel are being freed from Afghan prisons
    or reentering Afghanistan. So much for the “core principles” agreed to in 2019. A proper deal would have insisted
    on the Taliban freezing in place until the U.S. withdrawal was completed. It would also have clearly included all
    of our clients and their families who wanted to leave. It’s quite apparent this wasn’t the case and it was a bad deal
    from the get-go.
    Part of the reason the Pentagon went along with the Biden deal, aside from their perception it would be quiet and
    peaceful at least for the Americans, was that the geopolitical environment has changed very rapidly, and
    the United States has shifted its focus from “small wars” to near-peer or peer-to-peer conflicts, that is, to the
    threats from Russia and, most of all, from rising Chinese power. Grinding down U.S. forces in unwinnable conflicts
    isn’t what the Defense Department wants to do these days. Thus, the Pentagon chose realpolitik and decided to leave.
    Now, it is awash in accusations it left behind many friends and allies and U.S. citizens, that its operation was
    poorly planned, and that the Joint Chiefs and CENTCOM failed to challenge the Biden administration deal precisely
    because it was badly flawed from all angles.

    Stephen Bryen is regarded as a thought leader on technology security policy,
    twice being awarded the Defense Department’s highest civilian honor, the Distinguished Public Service Medal.
    His most recent book is “Technology Security and National Power: Winners and Losers”.

    • Kafiroon

      Money does not seem to be the problem.
      Note the pallets of cash the taliban are showing off.
      Plus the state dept. talking about continuing payments to them. Jizyyia tax paid to conquerers.

  • Mort

    Man….does this ‘toon’ ever hit hard!….. Pathetic.

    • JTC

      No doubt Bobo is yanking Biteme’s chain, while it itself dances gleefully to the Tali-man‘s tunes.

      Yes they are him and he is them, point man for the Coming. There can now be no doubt about their plan. Unless there is coitus interruptus to that coming…

      And it seems it is on us and only us, to engineer that particular pullout.

  • Dread

    Biden seems to have fully embraced his nickname; Sh*t Show Joe.

    • the Chicken of Depression

      I think my favorite Biden nickname I’ve seen over at Ace of Spades was “Spongebrain Shitspants”

  • Too Tall

    Latest from Michael Yon:

    Just off phone with Rick Clay. Rick is okay that I use his name. Rick Clay and team still have aircraft ready. Recall that Rick’s team had 3x jets at Kabul on 30 August. Rick believes his group has enough funding for 1 airliner flight per day. DoS is only problem. To be clear, and to restate: The problem is NOT Taliban, but US Department of State. Rick said his sources at [elided] saying Kabul Airport is mined now, and also Iranians may have emplaced surface to air missiles around Kabul airport to prevent our retaking airport. Why is this SITREP not secret? Because our best chance of getting Americans out is through Biden’s allies, the Taliban, and not through Biden. Department of State is the problem. US military is the problem. Taliban are just normal jihadists with suicide vests. Thank you for your support. I am packing.

    https://www.michaelyon-online.com

    • TBeholder

      Taliban is but a symptom. There would not even BE Taliban, if not US Department of State and the rest of their merry swamp-crowd.

  • DogByte6RER

    Also … check out Hollie McKay’s news blog for dispatches from Afghanistan.

    I signed up for her newsletter and she reported that she is back in country …

    http://holliemckay.com/

  • Halley

    The US military, as a last resort, could have stepped in and prevented The Big Lie election steal – they knew it, we knew it – from succeeding in installing a criminal regime against the will of the people. They didn’t, and as far as we can see, most of them approved of the crime. This raises the question of how PDT could claim the US military was “stronger than it’s ever been” when it clearly was not, and why he did not remove such bad apples. I’m still baffled by it all. Where is Flynn?

  • TBeholder

    See, that’s what puzzles me.
    Whigs/nu-Puritans consistently were a (small-c) catholic movement. And for well over a century said openly that all those nation states are an obsolete legacy of the dark age, now they want a worldwide Peoplekind Democratic Republic ruled by Committee of Collective Non-Responsibility.
    For that matter, their offered designs to this end consistently… well, made sensible people «ask first of all, if I was not permitted, as an alternative, to be a toad in a ditch».
    For almost 90 years their branch in North America (as Moldbug asked: if you call the loyalists “Tories”, why you don’t likewise call the rebels “Whigs”?), didn’t make a great secret of the same. Then there was that “United Nations” thing. It’s right in the name.
    Yet to this day there are still people who somehow just now noticed.

  • Mike-SMO

    Since the U.S. government would not confront the Paki support for the Taliban, it was a no-win situation. The “evacuation” was so badly done that I have to assume that it was “payback”. The Afghanistan government was about as effective as the Democratic regime in Chicago. I suspect that there was lots of “skim” for some people fairly high up in the branches. Once the “skimers” decided to cut their losses, it was real easy for the “Pentagon” to “present the bill” and make the evacuation into a real horror show. “‘Jes followin’ orders”.

    President Trump probably realized that the Afghan Operation was nothing but a way to get rich off other people’s blood. Various agencies, civilian and military fought President Trump on leavng. When it was forced on the players, they made it as expensive as possible. A withdrawal was always going to be risky. “Somebody” made sure of absolute chaos so that the “Perfumed Princes” got hit with a flood of s___. Maybe some genius though that all the abandoned equipment and stranded Americans would panic Joe Demento into going all-in and rejoining the fight.

    So when do Wiley and Roadrunner make their appearance in the “toon? It still isn’t clear who Mia’s husband was working for/with. After being raised among Palestinians, she is going to be a handful, at best.

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