Joe Biden poses alone in what has been identified as a 'situation room' at Camp David, miles outside Washington, DC. The hastily-released photo showed the current times around the world, and the large monitor showed multiple CIA assets in Afghanistan. Those US intelligence officers are presumed to be on the run, as a result of their identities and locations being revealed.
Just last Friday, the warnings from global intelligence sources said that Kabul could fall into the hands of Taliban terrorists within 5 weeks. That was Friday.
By Sunday, Kabul was taken, and tens of thousands of US Allies in Afghanistan were rushing into the international airport, desperate for their lives.
Meanwhile Jen Psaki told us she's taking a vacation and won't be answering media questions for another week. But she did make a cameo appearance in a crossdressing staffer's video from the West Wing.
Worse yet, Joe Biden was also AWOL during much of the weekend. He did pose for a solitary photo in a 'situation room' without any advisors or briefing papers. He has a blank stare on his face as he intently looks at a TV monitor with the images of several intelligence officers who are now on the run in Afghanistan because the Taliban and their Iranian intelligence contacts were able to identify the US assets and their locations throughout Afghanistan.
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US Sen. Jim Inhofe, ranking Republican on the defense committee.
“President Biden owns this mess — the blood is on his hands. He had a choice; instead of choosing the responsible approach, he chose to rely on political polls, not data from his military leaders and the intelligence community about the conditions on the ground,”
“Under President Trump, we correctly set conditions for the withdrawal of those troops — conditions that were never met."
“We are seeing now that a conditions-based, strategic withdrawal, which I’ve always advocated for, was indeed the right path forward, and a hasty, full-scale, telegraphed retreat is clearly the wrong path. President Biden did not inherit the current withdrawal from President Trump — in fact, he has deviated from the previous administration’s plan and set his own disastrous course,”
Congressman Kevin Hern, Tulsa
“The foreign policy disaster unfolding in Afghanistan, which many previously predicted, seems to come as a surprise to President Biden and his administration,”
“Now, they are caught flat-footed and seem to have no answers to the questions that Americans are asking.
“This morning, I and my colleagues attempted to get answers from the Biden Administration including Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, and General Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
“These individuals have been left leaderless by a vacationing President Biden and they refused to let Republicans ask important questions including:
“Putting America first doesn’t mean putting Americans’ security last. Biden’s botched withdrawal has put American lives and those of our allies in jeopardy.”
“It is past time for President Biden to end his vacation, return to the White House, and face the realities of his destructive foreign affairs decisions,”
Congressman Tom Cole, Lawton
“The unfolding and accelerating disaster in Afghanistan is a human tragedy and a severe threat to the long-term security and credibility of the United States.
“No American should doubt that our enemies around the world are celebrating this defeat. The fact that even our own safe evacuation of the embassy is requiring the redeployment of U.S. troops underscores the Biden Administration’s lack of understanding of the situation on the ground. They were, unfortunately, taken completely by surprise at the Taliban’s utter and almost instantaneous reconquering of the nation."
“More importantly, those adversaries will take the collapse of the Afghan government as a sign of American weakness and lack of resolve. We can expect our enemies to try and exploit this setback by challenging the United States on a range of fronts in a variety of ways,”
“Americans should have no illusions about the nature of the evil regime about to take power in Afghanistan. The Taliban are enemies of America. They hosted and sheltered Osama bin Laden, and they maintain robust relations with the likes of ISIS and Al-Qaeda."
“They can be expected to impose a brutal, medieval fundamentalist Islamic regime that will oppress minorities and women. It will be the antithesis of the democratic and egalitarian values championed by the United States.”