“America’s Elites are trash”

NAILED. IT.

Former US intelligence colleagues are angry and deeply worried at what has happened in Afghanistan. Here’s what I’m hearing, and why there’s nearly universal belief that America and the world are in for one of the most dangerous, unpredictable times in modern history.

Afghanistan has shown the world — enemies & allies alike — that our military & intel assets are largely irrelevant because we can’t deploy them successfully. The blame lays at the feet of multiple Presidents. The Generals. The Spies. The Congress.

America’s Elites are trash. China knows it. They will become emboldened, covertly & overtly. War over Taiwan and contested islands in the S. China Sea and E. China Sea is now more likely. Russia will consider similar covert & overt moves, focused on Crimea, & former Soviet satellites. The fear is that China & Russia will act in concert.

Why? America was whipped by a tiny rebel force and couldn’t even retreat properly. Meanwhile, the American people are angry, COVID weary, & divided. If there were ever a time to push American hegemony aside, this is it. If Cold War III grows hot, America will need to quickly build up & work with foreign counterparts. But who will trust America after Afghanistan? Who believes we have the leadership to use our military might well? Who will trust us when we say “We Will Stand With You”?

Nobody with half a lick of sense, on every one of those questions. Including me.

Beyond China/Russia, others will take gambles too. Terror orgs like al-Qa’ida & ISIS are degraded but not dead. Their ideology is very much alive. Iran’s Hizballah — with terror cells throughout the US — may see an opening to create chaos too.

Meanwhile, the disaster inside Afghanistan is only just beginning. The Taliban will launch a terror campaign against American collaborators. The pictures will shock the conscience of the world, further degrading American moral authority. Biden & Co will struggle to respond.

There’s also the nightmare of tactical weaponry now awash in Afghanistan, in the hands of the Taliban and — soon — on the global black market. These arms will fuel chaos around the world for decades. The Pentagon has no idea where this stuff is and no plans to destroy it.

Finally, if Afghani refugees pour into the US, there are profound implications for security, culture, the economy, & politics. Are they properly vetted? Do they hold Western/tolerant values re: women, gays? Do they bring skills/education? Which party will they support?

More questions for which sentient beings already have the answers: no, RUFKM, HELL no, and three guesses, DUH. Expect to see much more splodeydopery, head-choppery, and sidewalk-murder-trucks driven into crowds up close and personal-like all across the too-feckless-to-bother-saving-itself Woke West, as the victorious Taliban expands its power and reach to put all those new war-toys abandoned by the fleeing Uncle Sam to best use.

The existential problem is that America needs good leadership to right its ship but there is none. Our federal bench is weak. Biden is a corrupt old man. Impeachment is a long shot; VP Harris is an unpopular paperweight. The Legislature is a feckless cabal of empty suits. Leadership could come from a state Governor, it’s true, but not soon enough. The above threats by China, Russia, & Co will metastasize well before the 2024 elections, and even a heroic new President will need years to clean things up.

Hate to be the one to hip ya, buddy, but the problem is even more existential than you may realize. NO President—however heroic, over whatever span of time he’s given—can or will clean this up. The mess is simply too big, the rot too deep, the national fabric too tattered and torn. This Augean stable is beyond hope of restoration; even the mighty Hercules himself would only throw up his hands in despair and just walk away from the job, shaking his head and muttering under his breath about what a total dick that damned King Eurystheus was for assigning it to him in the first place. Which, as it turned out in the end, he really was a dick. Anyhoo.

Again, our enemies and allies know this. Upshot: There is fear and outrage streaming through former intel officers over the Afghanistan debacle. America is rudderless. And the world now knows it. Grave dangers lie ahead, some predictable, others unimaginable.

‘Fraid so. The closing plea to “vote for change” is risible and pathetic, of course, in enforced accord with Beck’s First Law of TINVOWOOT™. But the rest is pretty much spot on, I’d say. Makes one wonder, since Wright is identified as a “former CIA ops officer,” whether there might not actually be a few white hats in the US spook community after all. Or might have been in the past, shall we say.

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MrHead

Define “vote”.

(Perhaps it’s just a language problem with these folks.)

Though, sadly, I think it’s more of a facing reality type problem.

kennycan

The “Elite” are not but they aren’t stupid either. They’re Evil and WANT America to Lose.

warren

Trump could have turned it around, or at least given the American experiment another few decades, sort of like Claudius coming in after a Caligula.
But the damage that has been done since the election is unprecedented, and the US Military based petrol Dollar will soon collapse as the world now sees how weak our woke military has become.

2024, lol. We will see a USSR style collapse and break up before then, and no amount of FBI wokean style 1/6false flags show trials and incarceration of the regime’s political opposition can stop it.

kennycan

Exactly as the ChiComs planned.

HazHap

And the fun continues today, with the regime spokes-things babbling out conflicting stories about what happened in Kabul. The Pentagon group is claiming no one knew the situation was that bad (“Blame the intel folks! Not us!”), the intel groups are blaming the military, the political side is just trying to dump blame on anyone but Biden.

They can’t even keep their lies straight, and the finger-pointing is happening right out in the open. I interpret this as them all knowing someone’s head is going to roll over this debacle, and they are all scrambling to scapegoat someone else so they don’t get the axe themselves.

Even more hilarious was today’s public statement “reaffirming our commitment to stand by our allies.” Yep, that one’s TOTALLY believable, as the world watches live feed of the Taliban rounding up westerners stranded in Kabul and everyone who collaborated with the US. And to make things even more fun, Israel was specifically mentioned — that should get the (((usual))) (((crowd))) all in a (((tizzy))) about (((da Joooooooos))) and their (((nefarious))) (((influence))).

(There, did I use enough parentheses?)

The next few weeks here in clown world should be highly amusing…for certain values of amusing that range from ‘dark’ to ‘pitch black.’

Barry

The left has always been evil, and the evil is certainly in full display now.

This fuckup has to be by design. For what reason? I’m not sure, but I’ll take a stab at it. Someone mentioned this a few days ago, maybe you Haz but I’m thinking it was Ironbear, this is the prelude to taking biden out through the 25th. Sacrifice 10k Americans in Afghanistan? No problem.

HazHap

I think that must have been Ironbear.

Rumors are circulating that Harris has been meeting personally with members of the cabinet….

That would certainly be one option for the regime: blame everything on Dementia Joe, then dump him via the 25th to try to get a clean slate.

Barry

“clean slate”
Led by a whore. And everyone knows it.

Yea, I think sundowner is on his way out, and soon.

Barry

“We could see Joe Biden removed from office next week, perhaps earlier. It all comes down to the appetite within his own Cabinet and Kamala Harris’ ability to convince them she’s not a disaster waiting to happen.”

And there’s the problem. Harris is probably a bigger disaster than the Delaware Dope.

<giggle>

HazHap

Quite a prospect: that the regime could actually get worse/even more incompetent than Rutabaga Joe.

Barry

🙂

There is no bottom to this crowd.

DamnDem: “It couldn’t get any worse”

TheWhore: “Hold my joint”

kennycan

To the point that either Joetato or Kamel Humps ever were, or will be, making decisions and running things, it’s kind of a laugh to think she feels the need to “gain support” of the Cabinet. When the Puppet Masters cut the strings and turn to her to Puppet Dance to their string pulling, THEY’LL tell the Cabinet what to do.

This is more gaslighting, trying to make it seem like she, or Joetato, ever were doing anything but follow orders, sign what they put in front of them, vote as instructed and read from the script. If it happens, it was a done deal when they engineered the pullout and abandoning of the Trump Withdrawal Plan.

Oh, have you heard. Joetato has been saying that they abandoned Trump’s well thought out plan because “it was taking too long”. Seems to me Joetato, that you draw up a plan for a safe withdrawal and follow it BECAUSE AMERICAN AND THEN ALLY LIVES WERE AT STAKE and depended upon proper execution and not your “political timeline” agenda.

kennycan

They started this months ago when they first stood him up in front of the press and let him ramble through a press conference. What was that, in April or May?

It’s amazing how quickly his July 8 statements that Afghanistan wouldn’t fall to the Taliban popped up so quickly everywhere, even on Lefty media.

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