From Zero Hedge

On Friday Fox News featured a headline on its frontpage highlighting that President Biden is vacationing as Afghanistan implodes. He flew to Camp David and took no questions while diplomatic staff in Kabul are frantically closing shop, and as 3,000 Marines are en route to facilitate a full evacuation. This as the State Department issued the rare or even unprecedented order for the embassy to begin burning and shredding documents at a moment the Taliban is eyeing the imminent Kabul offensive.

Everyone seemed to be fully aware that eventually the Taliban would eventually be back in control of the war-torn country that US forces spent two decades occupying, but few predicted it would be this lightning fast, with the Taliban already in firm control of two-thirds of Afghan territory and now poised to march on the capital.

So the question on everyone’s mind is naturally: just what is the administration thinking while it sits back and looks on another developing ‘Saigon moment’

US Embassy Kabul, AP/VOA News

Axios’ Jonathan Swan in a Saturday morning report says Biden is bracing for “brutal defeat in Afghanistan” and the post-US situation is likely to be even worse than imagined, given that

“The Biden administration is preparing for the fall of Kabul and a retreat from any U.S. diplomatic presence in Afghanistan — a stunning reversal of expectations,” Swan writes.

“It’s looking increasingly likely to high-ranking aides to President Biden that the U.S. will have no enduring diplomatic presence in Afghanistan beyond Aug. 31 — the date Biden has promised the full troop withdrawal will be complete.”

Swan notes that Biden being at Camp David means that he can “relax” on vacation, but that he’ll be monitoring the rapidly deteriorating situation with “full comms”. 

Perhaps the most devastating part of Swan’s report comes in his telling the American public to brace for Islamist fighters overrunning US diplomatic buildings and residences. Indeed the American flag will come down fast

Despite the effortsto secure intelligence and safeguard U.S. personnel and their Afghan supporters, Biden must brace for the symbolic defeat of seeing the Taliban overrun the space that housed the embassy.

  • That includes the ambassador’s residence — and the landmark “Duck and Cover” bar frequented by generations of troops, diplomats and journalists.

The major moment to come: Lowering the American flag that flies over what is essentially sovereign US territory.

Perhaps in only a matter of days and weeks, the world will witness US empire in full retreat and deeply symbolic humiliation, in moment which will only be rivaled by Tehran in 1979 or Saigon in 1975.

14 COMMENTS

  1. I appreciate your insight, but the Marxists in power have no shame nor have they ever.

    In fact, they see the Taliban takeover as a success and it will allow them to victoriously close Gitmo (keeping Obama’s promise in 2008) and send those prisoners home.

    Everything is going according to plan.

  2. Hmmm…. Embassy being overrun … important files and stuff … bad guys overrunning … For some reason the sentence fragment “tactical nuke on a time-delay fuse” keeps coming to mind.

    Must be the movie we saw last night.

  3. What many of the “elite” who attended tawny schools of repute don’t understand is that war in the Islamic world isn’t fought at all the way Europeans/Americans fight. Allegiances change like the wind, and many fighters will surrender and change sides very quickly, and many forces will accept such side-switching quite readily.

    This isn’t news if one has read the Qur’an, the Hadiths and the Sura. This is how Muhammad conducted his wars, and since the Qur’an exhorts Muslims to follow the example of Muhammad, this is how they conduct themselves in war.

    So the idea of an Islamic force “holding out” when they’re under attack is a cherished notion of the neocons, who are in reality just trying to con everyone to fight for the agenda of the Chosen Tribe, but they’re just fooling themselves here.

  4. Afghanistan has been a clan based society as far back as we have records and the US Invasion was idiocy writ large.
    A raid to get Bin Laden and then get out ASAP was doable, but the US screwed the pooch from the gitgo.
    The right people made a lot of money and no one who matters died.
    Sound familiar?

  5. That crew all want to be stone age cavemen. The guys nominally supporting the gummint would really rather be with the Taliban, having a fat old time beheading infidels and raping 12 year old girls. And boys. That’s why there’s no heart in the resistance…everybody wants to be the Taliban because they’re having all the fun, for Muslim definitions of “fun”.

    • That’s one of the reasons why the Taliban has more popular support than perceived by the west. There is only one group of people who seem to oppose the sexual exploitation of young males in Afghanistan, and that’s the Taliban. Men who have sex with men or boys are straight-up killed.

      The US military utterly failed to apprehend the popular support they could have had if they went after the powerful pederasts in tribal areas. In fact, the US military court-martialed a Green Beret for protecting a young boy against rape by a tribal. This tells us everything we now need to know about the US military.

      When the Taliban wins, the men who rape boys will either have to go underground, or they’ll be killed.

      • Bingo. The Taliban’s founding myth is that two muj commanders started a street battle over a boy toy in the early 90s and Mullah Omar and his crew brought street justice to the both of them and saved the boy.

        I don’t know if anyone knows if it’s true or not, but the fact that the Taliban frames itself this way is meaningful.

        Pederasty runs deep in Pashtun culture and the Taliban have stood against it from the beginning.

      • Correct. It really is amazing how ZOG always comes down on the side of cruelty, evil, pederasty and sodomy in any given situation.
        Like in their war against Serbia, when they helped Albanian terrorists who sexually traffic kidnaped women and children, traffic heroin into Europe (the primary entry point for heroin into Europe of the opium grown in the East) and harvest and traffic human organs from unwilling donors, who are often killed in the process.

    • Nope. Wrong.
      The US-Jewish-Mossad-CIA/ZOG (for short, so I don’t have to fill an entire book with the various acronyms of alphabet agencies that are arms of the tentacled beast) supported, armed and funded various factions whose sole raison d’etre is to rape children and animals and grow poppies to fuel the drug trade.
      It is even well-documented that child and animal rape took place on Coalition bases and FOBs, as well as various ANA/ANP outposts, and many US & various other NATO member troops were directly ordered by their superiors to not intervene.
      If there is one thing one can count on, it is that ZOG will side with the most evil, despicable side in any conflict, and will do the most evil, despicable things when alternative options are available.
      Poppy farming and bacha bazi were suppressed heavily by the Taliban, and experienced a significant resurgence thanks to the invasion by ZOG.

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