Remember how Biden claimed that it would be “months” before Afghanistan could possibly fall to the Taliban, only for the Taliban to deliver a presidential address from Kabul within days of American withdrawal?
Remember how Biden left behind upwards of $90B in American military equipment, including Black Hawk helicopters and other taxpayer-funded equipment, all of which has fallen into the hands of an international terrorist organization?
Remember how the White House claimed it was “trusting” the Taliban to ensure the safe passage of Americans to the Kabul airport, only for a massive terrorist attack to occur and kill 13 American servicemen and servicewomen, along with nearly 170 Afghan civilians?
Because Putin certainly remembers.
After all, it may be hard to believe with all the asinine events that have occurred in the latter half of 2021, but the fiasco of an Afghanistan withdrawal was barely six months ago, all so Biden could have his photo op for the 20-year anniversary of 9/11, a terrorist attack that most of today’s ultra-liberal college students aren’t even familiar with, as evidenced by their grotesquely entitled behavior. Not to mention global ignorance.
In fact, if leftists were remotely aware of affairs outside their immediate “triggers” and “micro-aggressions,” perhaps they’d realize that Putin doesn’t “do” micro-aggressions.
Instead, he prefers full on invasions, something that this particular generation of younger Americans appears ill-equipped to fight against.
Just compare your average 18-year-old in World War II with your average 18-year-old in Instagram today. Enough said.
Perhaps one of the most far-reaching negative effects of Biden’s chaotic Afghanistan withdrawal can be described as follows: America’s allies don’t trust America anymore, particularly the United Kingdom, an ally that Obama managed to severely alienate while in power.
Apparently, Biden is “finishing the job” of Obama in more ways than one, and one can only hope that such termination of the job does not involve complete kowtowing to Putin.
But who would know anyway? As most allies clearly don’t fully trust America in light of the Afghanistan withdrawal.
Nigel Farage, for instance, openly proclaimed that Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan effectively destroyed American credibility from a foreign policy perspective.
“Since Biden’s catastrophic withdrawal from Afghanistan, it is not easy for other NATO members – and don’t forget the UK are the second-biggest military member of NATO – it’s not easy for us to trust anything that Biden says,” Farage said flatly.
Farage also noted that 120,000 troops are now present on the border with Ukraine, and the Biden administration just vaguely remarked that 8,500 troops “may” be deployed to East Europe.
It’s fairly clear to see who is holding the most leverage internationally at the moment, and Putin is quite clearly calling the shots.
It’s also even clearer to see that elections have consequences, especially when dealing with remarkably aggressive, authoritarian powers hellbent on global domination.
Humorously, Obama himself has long played down the Russian threat, and suspicions are rightly growing as to why.
After all, in 2012, Ted Cruz proclaimed that Russia poses one of the greatest threats to the United States, only for Obama to scoff and deflect.
“The 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back because the Cold War’s been over for 20 years,” Obama sneered in response.
Has it? Because it doesn’t seem that the Cold War ever ended, given the current tensions.
Not to mention the China factor, especially since China also flourished in its gain-of-function research during the Obama years.
Amazing, isn’t it, how empowered both Russia and China became ever since Obama ascended to the Oval Office …
Author: Ofelia Thornton