One issue that seems to have been forgotten by some voters in the recent election is the incompetence of the Biden administration in foreign affairs.
When not desperately trying to destroy the 2nd Amendment, Democrats were handing over $83 billion worth of equipment to the enemy in a botched retreat from Afghanistan. (Not quite what the British left behind during WW2 at Dunkirk, but a good start.)
The enormous list of weapons and military hardware that was gift-wrapped and handed to the Taliban is extensive and includes the following:
American Aircraft, Equipment & Armored Vehicles*
o 2,000 Armored Vehicles Including Humvees and MRAPs
o 75,989 Total Vehicles: FMTV, M35, Ford Rangers, Ford F350, Ford Vans, Toyota Pickups, Armored Security Vehicles etc.
o 45 UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopters
o 50 MD530G Scout Attack Helicopters
o ScanEagle Military Drones
o 30 Military Version Cessnas
o 4 C-130s
o 29 Brazilian made A-29 Super Tucano Ground Attack Aircraft
o Heavy Equipment, Including Bull Dozers, Backhoes, Dump Trucks, Excavators
*Per ammoland 11/19/22
Retired Lt. Colonel Oliver North (who spoke at SCOPE’s 2021 annual banquet) said that U.S. weapons and military equipment abandoned by the Biden administration in Afghanistan is “some of the most sophisticated weapons and equipment we’ve ever made for the military…It’s going to be reverse-engineered in China. It will be reverse-engineered in Russia. It will be used against us in other campaigns.”
North predicted that the Taliban, ISIS, and Haqqani Network would collectively become “the best armed criminal enterprise in the history of mankind”.
The good news is that everything eventually wears out and Biden wouldn’t sell spare sparts to the Taliban.
He wouldn’t? Right?
Please tell me Biden wouldn’t, even if the Taliban agreed to go Woke in exchange for spare parts? He wouldn’t? Right?
Just imagine, for a moment, if we still had that equipment to give to Ukraine when that war broke out.
On another opportunity that Biden is fouling-up through inattention…
Huge riots are breaking out China, Iran and Russia.
The Chinese don’t seem to like being locked up because of Covid, especially since some people are having their doors welded shut to keep them isolated. (Don’t they have fire laws in China?) Isn’t it ironic that the virus they introduced into the world is coming back to bite them.
What is rumored is that China Chairman Xi is actually using the China Virus as a cover up for political oppression. What? A socialist government would use its unrestrained power against a political enemy? Say it aint so.
In Russia, there has been widespread protests against the Ukrainian War. Even the military got involved when, in early November, thousands of furious conscripts, who had been forcibly mobilized into Russia's military, rioted in the southwest Russian city of Kazan.
And the war itself isn’t going real well, either.
And in Iran, riots had been breaking out over water shortages, blackouts and the rise in government-controlled prices. Then, the death of a 22-year-old woman, Mahsa Amini, in a hospital where she was taken by morality police for violating social dress codes, caused further rioting.
Ronald Reagan would be salivating at the opportunities afforded by this level of discord amongst regimes that are truly evil. We could expect the modern-day equivalent of “Tear down this wall”. He’d be flooding the market with U.S. produced oil to back Russia’s and Iran’s economies into a corner at a time they can least afford it.
What is Biden doing? He had a state dinner for France’s President and his media buddies are focused on Donald Trump’s dinner guests.
Perhaps he thinks that the riots are “mostly peaceful protests”?
At the very least, Kamala Harris could start a “go fund me” account to bail out the rioters, as she did with rioters in the United States.
But in fairness, not all riots deserve Biden’s attention.
Riots broke out in several cities in Belgium and the Netherlands following Belgium’s 2-0 defeat to Morocco at the World Cup in Qatar. Bummer. 2-0! That was a blow out in soccer (oops football).