The incredible atrocity that is the Biden administration’s Afghanistan crisis may have ceased to shock the public, but it remains no less horrifying.
It is reminiscent, in some ways, of the ghastly tragicomedy in Tim Burton’s 1996 classic Mars Attacks!—a cross between Dr. Strangelove and Independence Day, in which self-serving government officials manage to negotiate themselves into oblivion.
After Martian invaders destroy Congress, President James Dale (Jack Nicholson) tries to reassure concerned citizens that he is in control of the situation.
“I want the people to know that they still have two out of three branches of the government working for them, and that ain’t bad,” he says.
However, the president’s flowery rhetoric can only go so far when facing this existential threat.
For Dale, like the Biden administration, the refusal to accept the obvious reality at hand and to take proper precautions concerning a national security matter allows chaos and destruction to reign by default.
LYING IN PLAIN SIGHT
Although the mainstream media‘s Afghanistan coverage showed encouraging signs in the early days of the unfolding catastrophe, its obligatory comeuppance has proven to be a mixed bag.
Clearly, some outlets, such as CNN, quickly realized that ignoring the egregious mishandling of this humanitarian disaster—paired with President Joe Biden’s unwillingness to answer tough and critical questions—had pushed the situation beyond defensibility.
Yet, after riding out the wave of initial outrage, the White House has continued to spin its yarn, even demanding “props” on Wednesday for minimizing US casualties.
“They’ve framed the operation as historic… declared that they’re “over performing” their own metrics, and trumpeted the president as “defying expectations.”” https://t.co/Kgd8pDhQPR
— frankgillespie (@frankgillespie) August 26, 2021
Sadly, the first blood was spilled less than a day later, when suicide blasts near the Hamid Karzai International Airport on Thursday left dozens dead, including both US service members and Afghan citizens.
The reality is that Biden has displayed callous indifference for American citizens and allies alike who remain trapped in the ticking time-bomb of Kabul.
Meanwhile, the failure to address the US border crisis makes another 9/11-style attack on his watch all but inevitable.
Yet, the administration’s deflective response to this unmitigated disaster also offers a window into many other scandals that it has adamantly denied to this point.
If the Left can downplay a situation in which the world witnessed teenagers plunging to their deaths off US airplanes, what can’t it shrug off?
The Biden administration’s legacy has been sealed in Kabul, and no amount of hemming and hawing will undo the damage that its policies have set in motion.
But one nagging question that still lingers is “Why?”
It simply defies logic that anyone would be so incompetent and so blasé when the stakes are so high.
Thus, it’s time for responsible media to begin asking another question: “What would an administration that has been security-compromised actually look like?”
Although left-wing critics were quick to point the finger at former President Donald Trump over the dubious, debunked Steele dossier, none have broached the issue of whether Biden’s botched withdrawal might have been intentionally executed as a way to damage America’s global standing.
But all evidence points to the unthinkable possibility that the current president threw the world’s greatest superpower under the bus in order to serve his own immediate interests.
Even the most bleeding-heart of liberals would have decided, by now, to conduct strategic drone strikes on the Taliban rather than allow this travesty to continue. (Note: Late Friday, the administration followed my advice and launched a drone strike killing one ISIS terrorist.)
Instead, we face the prospect of a Taliban presence on the United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women—another black eye for democratic, Westernized nations if ever there were one.
Taliban may inherit Afghanistan’s seat on UN Commission on the Status of Womenhttps://t.co/LqLF1zw2kF
— Dinesh D’Souza (@DineshDSouza) August 26, 2021
In short, the Biden administration’s policy of appeasement is the very antithesis of what Democrats aim to project about their values.
Moreover, when taken in conjunction with other controversial decisions, such as Biden’s capitulation to Russia on the Nord Stream II pipeline, his reckless fiscal policy and outright refusal to comply with US law, a pattern begins to emerge.
The most logical conclusion for Biden’s willingness to act not only against the security interests of his country, but even against the basic tenets of his own political party, is that he is serving the interests of someone or something else.
Conservatives, of course, have been sounding the alarm on this since before the widely disputed 2020 election.
In September 2020, GOP Sens. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Chuck Grassley of Iowa released their Homeland Security and Government Affairs report outlining the Biden family’s corrupt business ties to several foreign entities.
Even morally and ethically bankrupt ex-FBI Director James Comey was obliged to admit under oath before Congress that he would be worried about the serious conflicts of interest that were subsequently confirmed by the discovery of Hunter Biden‘s laptop.
“If I were still in the FBI, I would be concerned about any effort to exert leverage over a government official, potential government official or someone close to them in an effort to influence them,” he said.
One need not buy into the pretext offered by the likes of Rudy Giuliani and Steve Bannon that Hunter Biden abandoned his laptop at a computer repair shop in order to recognize that the very real contents of that hard drive presented evidence of clear and present danger.
Truth be told, I am more inclined to believe Hunter’s own admission that the laptop was stolen by Russian drug dealers during a Las Vegas hotel bender. But that’s hardly reassuring in the grand scheme of things.
OWNING THEIR MISTAKE
If, indeed, those who ignored the laptop coverage were complicit in Biden’s election, they are, effectively, responsible for compromising our national security.
Wherever the foreign pressure on Biden may be coming from, Afghanistan will prove to be the staging ground for the developing alliance among some of America’s top geopolitical adversaries.
Russia, China, Pakistan and Iran all benefit both directly and indirectly from the US defeat.
The newly awakened mainstream media must begin covering all of the administration’s actions accordingly, posing stronger questions about whether they are designed to help or harm US interests—under the assumption that the latter is true.
We may still have two out of the three branches of government working for us at the moment, but that won’t last for long.