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Jihad Joe: Clueless Joe Biden chose the worst way to end an endless war

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As frightened Afghans mill outside Kabul’s airport, they’re terrorized by the chaos of crowds and gunshots. They’re desperate to leave their country because they know that soon it will be unrecognizable to them. Many are in their twenties and have known only an American-backed pseudo democracy. The Taliban and Sharia Law must seem to them like an apocalypse. Way to go, Joe.

Chinook helicopters are pulling double duty as America tries to evacuate diplomats and personnel in scenes that smack of its hasty retreat from Vietnam. Taliban fighters cruise the streets of Kabul in captured Humvees. Some wield RPGs, most bristle with automatic weapons.

Clearly, the Taliban was simply biding their time for two decades and now have a young generation of warriors who look radicalized and ready. To many Americans—including military veterans who fought and lost buddies here—it must seem like twenty years wasted.

How did America get to this point? One can blame the absurdity of nation building in Islamic nations. Truth be told, democracy doesn’t take root in countries built on autocratic religious rule. Yet we’ve heard the same tired mantra repeated by three of the four past administrations: “Islam is a religion of peace.” This absurdity would be laughable if it weren’t so delusional and deadly.

Let’s be honest, former President Trump was foolish to cut a deal with the Taliban. President Biden is even more foolish to bail out precipitously and against the advice of military experts. Biden blames Trump for cutting the deal. Fair enough, but Trump isn’t responsible for this mess—you are, Jihad Joe.

Mr. President, why didn’t you cut your own deal? By doing so, you could’ve crafted an arrangement that didn’t lead to America cutting and running while throwing Afghan men, women and children to the wolves.

True jihadists

A friend posted messages he received from British missionaries in Kabul who are hiding in their homes. They say the Taliban is taking women as sex slaves and killing anyone who resists them. The missionaries warn that the Taliban intend to kill all foreigners and anyone who has worked with foreigners over the past twenty years.

Are these fanatics the kind of people who will heed calls from the international community and the Biden administration to exercise restraint and respect for women? Yet Jen Psaki said in a presser that the Taliban “has to make an assessment on what they want their role to be in the international community.”

Assessment made: The Taliban has been unequivocal about their role in the world—they are jihadists.

Nancy Pelosi scolded the Taliban with a statement that read, in part: “The Taliban must know that the world is watching its actions. We are deeply concerned about reports regarding the Taliban’s brutal treatment of all Afghans, especially women and girls.”

Yes, the civilized world is deeply concerned about the behavior of barbarians. And yes, the Taliban has to know the world is watching, but do they care? Why would they? They think the world is full of infidels who must be subdued. In the minds of Taliban leadership and their holy warriors, they’re simply following Islam and the teachings of the prophet Muhammad. Joe Biden should know this.

Barbarians are brutal. And religious fanatics are true believers who cannot be reasoned or bargained with. Force as consequence for actions is the only effective means for controlling those who view women as property and non-Islamists as infidels. Superpowers use force to further their interests. Good superpowers use force to further their interests and as humanitarian aid.

Lion and lamb

Is America still a superpower? Militarily, yes. Maybe it’s time we start acting like one. Why were we in Afghanistan in the first place? To protect our interests. All nations protect their interests. Superpower nations protect their interests and use their power to relieve the oppressed.

Wise presidents don’t forsake their nation’s interests to fulfill campaign promises. Good presidents don’t leave other nation’s citizens and supposed allies in the lurch. Administrations that truly grasp reality don’t waste everyone’s time by demanding the Taliban assess their role in the international community.

The administration could’ve pretended to pursue an August 31 pullout. Smart strategy would be to draw the Taliban out of hiding and then hit them hard. In case anyone’s forgotten, America is still at war with the Taliban.

The administration would’ve been perfectly justified in dealing a terrorist enemy a dreadful blow. They could’ve saved lives and strengthened America’s hand in the Middle East and in the eyes of China, Russia and her allies.

President Biden could’ve struck fear in the hearts of the Taliban. It’s better to be viewed as unpredictable and willing to wield America’s military might rather than as he surely is now—weak and woke. Way to go, Joe.

Because of President Biden’s actions in Afghanistan, the Taliban and other terrorists groups are emboldened and people are endangered.

America looks weak and befuddled, just like her president.

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Patrick is a journalist and writer with degrees in English and journalism. He served six years in the Navy where his life was changed forever by the Lord Jesus Christ. He lives in the Sierra Nevada of Northern California with his wife, dog and two cats. He enjoys hiking and cycling, taking pictures and blogging at https://luscri.com/



 
 
 

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Leftists Know Little of History, Naturally

What starts as supposedly benign socialist movements prove to be anything but that

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We pause on this long weekend to honor the memory of U.S. military personnel, regardless of their political leanings, who died in service to our nation. Concurrently, it is increasing evident that ignorance is a key factor in being a Leftist.

You have to know little about history and be sufficiently gullible to believe that your own mainstream media is presenting fair and accurate information to you. You have to think that the politicians for whom you’ve voted have your best interests at heart and have the best interests of the nation at heart, despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

Those on the Left have perpetrated some of the great crimes that humankind has yet witnessed. A brief walk through recent world history reveals that what started out as supposedly benign socialist movements proved to be anything but that.

Hopeless and Headless

The French Revolution in 1789 was a revolt by the bourgeoisie joined by commoners against the aristocracy. Their battle cry was liberty, equality, and egalitarianism. Yet, the regime that followed the French heuristic aristocracy proved to be barbaric.

The slightest transgression or suspicion that you were somehow against “the people” meant that it was off with your head. It is estimated that tens of thousands of people faced the guillotine in France between the years 1792 and 1977 (astonishingly the last year of beheadings in France).

In Denmark in 1803, then Great Britain in 1807, and America in 1808, the slave shipping industry came to an end. While slavery lingered on in Great Britain until 1837 and in America until 1863, there were no further slaves shipped across the Atlantic. Leftists would prefer that you didn’t know this. They want you to believe that America was not among the leaders in ending the Atlantic slave trade.

Always: Socialism Fails Everywhere

In 1917, as Vladimir Lenin returned from exile in Switzerland to Russia, and the Bolsheviks took power, their claims of egalitarianism also proved to be hollow. These socialists displayed that some comrades were “more equal” than others.

To be in the Russian government was to be in the ruling class; all others were deemed to be subservient. Lenin himself coined the term “useful idiots” regarding people who went along with the regime, not questioning the lies, subterfuge, bribes, cronyism, and outright theft of property, always for “the state” and never to be yours, no matter how hard you worked for it.

In 1933, headed by Adolf Hitler, the National Socialist German Workers’ Party came to power. It was a socialist movement, not a conservative movement as many would have you believe today. They had no intention of conserving numerous aspects of German government and German society. These Socialists were hell bent on overturning what came before them, similar to contemporary American Leftists. One of their chief objectives was to eradicate the nation of Jews, gypsies, intellectuals, and other undesirables.

Then, from September 1, 1939, when Hitler invaded Poland under false pretenses, until the time that the Allies were able to storm the beaches in Normandy and make headway through continental Europe, he held Europe and much of the rest the world at bay. All this was under the banner of socialism.

In all, Hitler reigned supreme for 12 years. Finally, he was defeated in the Spring of 1945 and allegedly committed suicide.

Bernie’s Democratic Socialism

Today in America, voices proclaim that socialism or, as Bernie Sanders calls it, Democratic socialism, is the only appropriate, moral, and effective way for our nation to proceed.

These Socialist advocates don’t want you to know what the net result has been around the world, over the ages, of those governments and peoples who have installed socialism. Socialism by its nature dampens the human spirit, rewards a handful of elites, and otherwise cripples entire economies.

Many believe that Scandinavian countries to this day, such as Sweden, are socialists. Actually, they did try socialism for a while and found it to be such a disaster that they abandoned the pretense.

Leftist Fairy Tales

Are the historical events and occurrences discussed above presented in high school history classes, or covered in college history classes? In college depending on what course you take it’s possible. In high school, I have never encountered anyone who has covered this ground.

High school history books and history teachers will talk about the Bolsheviks and the Nazis but don’t mention that they were socialist-based movements. As such, students remain ignorant of this historical reality.

And, the less you know, the more likely you can become a Leftist.

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Teaching Terrorists Everywhere that Taking Hostages Works

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Are you a conservative business person? Then check out the Red Referral Network and partner with Dinesh D’Souza by clicking the banner below: There was a time that they didn’t negotiate with kidnappers or terrorists. But obviously, things have changed, and, as one might expect, hostage taking has increased. Why? Because it works. It results in the release of convicted terrorists in custody and gets hours of media coverage for their cause.

Terrorists understand the West. Founded on Judeo-Christian values, the West puts a premium on each human life. Our respect for the individual is one of our strengths, but it clearly can cost us in facing terrorists. One cannot fault the families of anyone held hostage for fighting for their release and pleading and praying for their safe return. In the same situation, would not most of us do the same? Terrorists know that.

With the slow and steady drip of more hostages being released every day, the ceasefire continues to be extended and Israel remains constrained from their goal of eliminating Hamas from Gaza. With each passing day Israel is forced to face more restrictions in an effort to protect the innocent civilians. They are forced to deal with Hamas, give them supplies, and release dangerous captives back into Gaza.

As Hamas releases captives and the media covers the hostages’ heartwarming return home, Hamas is given the opportunity to present themselves as the “good guys,” releasing women and children to the appreciative eyes of the world. They inflate the numbers of Palestinian women and children already killed in Israel’s response. Hamas is finding that the repeated release will begin to soften the world’s view of their October 7th savagery,

While Israel is being forced to wait and watch the daily trickle of hostages being returned, they know full well that the supplies they’re bringing to Hamas will make their job to eliminate them more difficult. Weapons are being moved, fortifications are strengthened, forces are repositioned, and traps are being put in place to kill Israeli soldiers. Every day they delay their assault, their job is becoming more difficult.

The IDF and Israeli leaders are saying the right things. Getting the hostages returned is a welcome result. They know that having to release them by force would have put far more hostages and soldiers in danger. No doubt, many of the Israeli hostages now free might very well have died in the efforts to free them by force. Good has come, but at what cost to their ultimate aim?

What is rewarded gets replicated. In 2011, the Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange between Israel and Hamas, also known in Arabic as Wafa al-Ahrar, “Faithful to the Free,” resulted in the release of the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit in exchange for 1,027 Hamas prisoners held by Israel. It took the release of a thousand terrorists to get one captured soldier. That was a deal Hamas loved. As Israel negotiates now, how many convicted terrorists will be returned to Gaza to release the remaining hostages held captive? Once again, taking hostages is paying off in the number of Hamas terrorists freed.

As the ceasefire is extended and only a few hostages are released per day, the exchange could easily take weeks. Hamas is counting on the international press and wavering Western allies to keep up the pressure on Israel. What they want is a permanent ceasefire, and if Israel caves in and agrees to this, the entire war will have been for nothing. Hamas will remain in power in Gaza, and Israel will be left with a military failure and the assurance that more attacks will continue.

Israel has promised to resume their goal of eliminating Hamas from Gaza once the hostage negotiations have been completed. But the anti-Israel media will be ready to savage Israel for even considering to resume the assault.

But resume they must! Mosab Hassan Yousef, son of a founding member of Hamas who went undercover as a spy for Israel, provides a warning the West should take to heart: “The danger is if Israel fails in their war in Gaza, which is a brutal war … it will inspire … savages [who will] blackmail superpowers and bring democracies to their knees. If Israel fails in Gaza, all will be next.”

Thankfully, Israel is used to being hated. They know what it is to go it alone if necessary. Netanyahu has promised to resume the assault and to take out Hamas leaders living in presumed safety abroad. Many of the Hamas fighters released in the hostage exchange will no doubt join the fight against Israel. Hopefully, many of them will die in their futile defense.

Terrorism must not win the day. Israel would be wise to put a time limit on when all hostages must be released. Provide a safe page for innocents until that deadline is reached. Some remaining hostages may die, but what assurance does Israel have that some hostages are not already dead. Israel must finish the job or an emboldened Hamas will be free to repeat their savage attacks. Evil must be defeated. God willing, it will be.
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