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Afghanistan Nightmare

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on September 22, 2021 by andelino

The Afghanistan nightmare continues to haunt us all. It has caused many of us to experience new heights of disbelief and anger. But imagine watching events in Afghanistan as a member of America’s military.

For 20 years, the Taliban, a ragtag collection of roughly 75,000 genocidal sand hill terrorists, was the sworn enemy. More than $2 trillion has been spent fighting Islamist terrorists in Afghanistan since 2001. Nearly 2,500 soldiers have been killed in action, and over 20,000 wounded.

Over the past two decades, more than 800,000 military personnel have served in Afghanistan, many experiencing tremendous pain and sacrifice. The Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that up to 20 percent of veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq experience symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Now imagine being a veteran and seeing two decades of blood, toil, tears and sweat unravel in less than two weeks.

Imagine watching video of Taliban barbarians parading through the streets of Kandahar wearing your fatigues, driving your Humvees, flying your Black Hawk helicopters, carrying your M-16 assaults rifles. Imagine watching giddy terrorists in Kabul drape your flag over coffins in mock funerals.

Imagine watching your government simply hand over to the Taliban $85 billion worth of the most powerful and sophisticated military equipment in the world—hardware and weapons created to give you the advantage and confidence on the battlefield.

Imagine learning that Biden officials just directed federal agencies to erase their websites of official reports and audits documenting how much military equipment America gave to Afghanistan that is now in the hands of the Taliban.

Imagine receiving phone calls or texts from friends in Afghanistan, from Afghan translators and interpreters, and hearing their terrified, hopeless pleas as the Taliban moves door-to-door torturing, raping and executing anyone who supported America.

Imagine learning that, on its way out, your government gave the Taliban a kill list of American citizens, green-card holders and Afghan allies still in the country.

Imagine being a soldier and learning about the irrational decision to slip out of the Bagram Air Base in the middle of the night, and the strategically horrendous decision to evacuate tens of thousands from the airport in urban Kabul.

Imagine watching caskets draped in the U.S. flag, holding the disfigured corpses of American soldiers, being carried from the hold of a C-17 Globemaster plane, and seeing America’s droopy president repeatedly check his watch.

Imagine learning that the request to read in Congress the names of the 13 U.S. soldiers killed in Kabul was denied by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Imagine watching the viral video of Lt. Col. Stuart P. Scheller Jr. passionately articulate his “growing discontent and contempt” with military leadership and the total “ineptitude at the foreign-policy level,” and then learning that Scheller was subsequently demoted, then driven to retirement.

Imagine having friends and family who were interrogated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, even persecuted and jailed, for attending the January 6 political rally in Washington, D.C., but then seeing America’s president walk away scot-free from America’s greatest military blunder ever.

Imagine hearing the Biden administration call the Taliban a trustworthy ally in Afghanistan specifically against ISIS-K.

For those of us not in the military, it’s probably hard to fully comprehend the fury and despair coursing through America’s armed forces.

Not with the Taliban but with America’s government—with “Fraud-In-Chief” Joe Biden and figures like Mark Milley, Lloyd Austin and Antony Blinken. The steady flow of irrational, self-destructive and deadly decisions and policies coming from the upper echelons must be deeply infuriating and demoralizing.

What do you do with these emotions? What are your options?

The military operates on a chain-of-command system of government. Orders made at the top flow through the chain of command and are carried out by soldiers at the bottom. Orders are executed quickly and exactly, and without questions. This form of government is absolutely crucial, and it works well. But chain of command operates on trust, confidence and obedience.

Afghanistan absolutely demolished the trust and confidence many of America’s soldiers have in their top leaders, especially the commander in chief. It’s not just the fatal decisions, it’s the lies and deception, the double-talk, the blatant refusal to accept responsibility. “Fraud-In-Chief”  Biden called Afghanistan an “extraordinary success.”

Sure, it was—for the Taliban.

It is hard to appreciate how difficult this moment is for America’s veterans. What happens when a soldier’s faith and confidence in his superiors vanishes? When there’s little to no trust and confidence in those above you, it is much harder to obey—to carry out your orders. To do your job.

Afghanistan will thrust some into an existential crisis. This crisis has exposed many of America’s top military leaders, not just as ignorant or weak-willed—but as active members of the radical left. What do you do when you begin to realize that the men at the top are corrupt, that they actively support Barack Obama’s goal to fundamentally transform the America you serve and love?

These are some of the questions U.S. soldiers are wrestling with. In the weeks and months ahead, we’ll see how they answer them. Some will no doubt go along with the radical overhaul of the military. Some will accept, perhaps begrudgingly, the military’s embrace of Communist principles and political correctness, the focus on racial and gender equality.

But many, at least at some point, will begin to resist. For some, resistance will mean departure. Expect retirement figures to skyrocket.

But there is another option. This option will appeal to the patriotic veteran, to the serviceman alarmed about the direction of his government and his country. This option is ideally suited to veterans charged with emotions of frustration, fury and despair.

Some might call it a military uprising or coup. But these terms imply unconstitutional or lawless action or movement. Veterans who would support some sort of military resistance against the radical left would argue that they are defending America. They would say that they are protecting America’s Constitution, protecting its Judeo-Christian heritage, protecting law and order. Would they be wrong?

Veterans and active-duty servicemen are among the most patriotic Americans you will find. Many joined the military because they had a strong sense of duty to their nation. They wanted to protect America. At what point will some veterans consider it their duty to protect America by actively resisting the U.S. government and its war on traditional America?

It takes some imagination to see a modern superpower like America experiencing some sort of military uprising. But think, this time last year it was hard to imagine what happened with the national election. America today is in uncharted territory, politically, economically, socially, culturally and militarily. We need to be ready for anything.

How many veterans have the same view as Ross Schambon, a former sniper who served in Afghanistan? Talking about the Biden administration, he said recently, “They just kind of lay down. They’re laying down for everything. Whereas the previous president, he actually had a backbone.”

More than 90 retired generals, admirals and military officers signed a letter demanding the resignation of Joe Biden’s top military and defense officials, including Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley and Secretary of State Antony Blinken. It’s hard to see Biden firing these men, which raises the question ”how far are these retired military leaders willing to go to see their demands met?”

All across America—in state and local elections, on Twitter, in school board meetings, in TikTok videos—we see evidence of a rising dissatisfaction and resentment for “Fraud-In-Chief” Biden and the radical left. Chase bank—following a nationwide backlash—sent a letter to retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn apologizing for canceling his credit cards and bank accounts.

A spirit of resistance and revolt is swelling across America—and in America’s military.

Just imagine you are part of America’s armed forces right now. Who would you prefer to serve, and who do you think is more interested in your safety and in protecting and preserving your America “Fraud-In-Chief” Joe Biden and the radical left, or Donald Trump?

Your legal vote at the polling places will determine the future of America.

True Lesson of Afghanistan

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , on August 23, 2021 by andelino

The world watched in terror, live, as 19 Islamist terrorists flew three hijacked jetliners into the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon, and a fourth crashed in Pennsylvania. With the rest of the world, a changed world, we watched it on television in shock. That day, 2,996 Americans were murdered. Now images are out there of the carnage being wrought by the same Islamist regime that helped perpetrate 9/11. And now, 20 years into a war spawned by that atrocity—which is ending with even more atrocities—we see how bad it is getting—and how bad it’s going to get.

The 9/11 terrorist attacks shocked Americans into action. Church attendance spiked, patriotism surged, political parties temporarily set aside their differences, allies lined up, and President George W. Bush delivered a rousing speech, saying, “The terrorists are traitors to their own faith, trying, in effect, to hijack Islam itself. Our enemy is a radical network of terrorists and every government that supports them. Our war on terror begins with al Qaeda, but it does not end there. It will not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped and defeated.”

President Bush targeted al Qaeda, the Islamist terrorist group led by Osama bin Laden, and told Afghanistan’s Taliban regime to hand him over and expel members of his group. The Taliban refused, and on Oct. 7, 2001, United States forces invaded Afghanistan. Operation Enduring Freedom forced them from power. By Dec. 17, 2001, Time magazine ran a cover reading “The Last Days of the Taliban.” In the 20 years since those words were written, the U.S. has spent $2.3 trillion on the War in Afghanistan. It has sacrificed more than 6,000 American soldiers and military contractors. The goal was to stop the Taliban from returning to power.

Now the Biden administration has abruptly pulled the plug. “We did not go to Afghanistan to nation build,” Joe Biden said on July 8. “It’s the right and the responsibility of the Afghan people alone to decide their future and how they want to run their country.” He then set a September 11 deadline for troop withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Many people immediately thought of the historically shameful and embarrassing American retreat from Saigon, Vietnam, 46 years ago, and the iconic image of dozens of people crowding onto a roof to try to board a single helicopter to escape. When asked about it, Biden said, “There’s going to be no circumstance where you see people being lifted off the roof of an embassy of the United States from Afghanistan. It is not at all comparable.” That was in July. Now it’s August. We are now seeing U.S. helicopters reportedly lifting people off of the roof of an embassy of the United States in Afghanistan.

The U.S. military left Bagram Airfield in the dead of night without even notifying the Afghan military and government that we helped set up. We left so fast that we left behind thousands of civilian vehicles and hundreds of armored vehicles. Now the Taliban has conquered the capital of Afghanistan and terrorist insurgents are posing with ammunition, Humvee’s and even Black Hawk helicopters.

So much for “our war on terror will not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped and defeated.” After 20 years of war, the only thing the U.S. has accomplished in Afghanistan is to provide the terrorists who blew up the World Trade Center with new and better weapons for future attacks and to show the world we really are as weak as we seem.

The official newspaper of the Chinese Communist Party said America’s defeat “proves that Washington is an ‘unreliable partner’ that always abandons its partners or allies to seek self-interest.” Both American allies and its enemies know that the most powerful military on Earth does not have the will to defeat a group of nomadic tribesmen. This fact will certainly embolden Iran, China, Russia and other enemies to stand against America. And why wouldn’t it? What a shameful debacle we are perpetrating.

“In the unholy armory of the enemies of the West, their single-most important weapon is their understanding that the West is no longer willing to do what it needs to do to defend itself,” wrote political commentator Melanie Phillips in The Rout of America.” “It is no longer willing to be in it for the long haul. It no longer has the stomach for a fight. In baleful contrast, jihadis take the longest possible view. They have been waging holy war against the enemies of Islam—as they view them—since the seventh century; and for them this holy war won’t end until the whole world is under Islamic rule or the world itself ends, whichever comes first.”

Now those jihadis are taking over Afghanistan, promising their fighters “wives” as young as 15 from among the people they conquer, and executing Afghans who helped America and its allies in an attempt to build a better nation for themselves. What the whole world is witnessing is the moral, societal, political, financial, military disintegration of the American empire!

This disintegration has intensified dramatically in these 20 years. The fact that the Biden administration unilaterally surrendered to the Taliban is living proof of how far America has fallen. The Afghanistan catastrophe is an abject, shameful dishonor for America. Our nation has lost 2,448 soldiers and spent $273 million per day every day for 20 years on that war—a total of over $2 trillion. Yet our soldiers were evacuated in the darkness of night to leave this nation to barbarians gathering up girls age 15 and even younger and giving them to their fighters as “wives.”

After we hastily pulled out, it took the Islamist terrorists a matter of mere days to conquer the nation. Now America is being overrun in Kabul even before we can finish retreating from it. We are scrambling to try to get even the last of our own people out of there—a replay of the humiliation we suffered when we pulled out of Saigon, Vietnam. Now, as then, millions of people are going to be greatly persecuted and killed. Children and women are going to be abused, raped and murdered.

And America will leave behind one of the biggest terrorist nations in the world. Especially because of the air base, jets, armored vehicles, ammunition and other weapons and equipment America just abandoned—not to mention all the Afghan soldiers we trained who proved that they have no loyalty to anyone but themselves. What a miserable deed by the American “superpower”! This is as shameful as anything America has ever done.

America is not just declining, it is dying. Other powers around the world see this clearly. They are taking advantage of this and preparing to replace American dominance with their own dominance. America is being destroyed before our eyes. Many are now in a state of open despair.

There is a sore lesson staring us in the face here. It points not just to the Afghanistan war started 20 years ago—but even back to Vietnam, and Korea and even World War II before that!

America’s humiliation in Afghanistan at the hands of Taliban fighters should alarm us all—and wake us up to a terrifying truth. Why is this happening? Because, as Leviticus 26:19 warns, God has broken the pride of our power. Yes, God is punishing us for our sins! That is why we can have such overwhelming military power, yet be so pathetically weak.

Then in verse 20, God warns, “Your strength shall be spent in vain.” Does anything more graphically illustrate this than America waging an impotent war for two full decades at such high cost and evacuating in such disgrace?

The radical left want to blame all our troubles on things like climate change. But that is just a diabolical distraction from the lesson God is showing us so clearly: “We as a people are disobeying God and facing the dire consequences. And because we refuse to acknowledge this, these wretched events are going to get far worse before this is over.”

Americans are willfully ignorant of the facts. It is God who gave America its power in the first place. It is God whom Americans have turned their backs on. And it is God who is allowing America to decline and who is actively punishing us in order to show us our sins.

There is a lesson in the Afghanistan catastrophe, if only we will learn it this bitter lesson, repent from our sins, and turn to God.

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