War is hell

But so is surrender!

Don’t need no boots on the ground in Afghanistan, Joe Biden says. We got “over-the-horizon” fire and brimstone, the President says. 

Is it churlish to point out we couldn’t stop the bomb that killed 13 American military and 190 civilians? But, but … but … we dispatched a drone 08-29-21 to take out militants outside Kabul airport. Turns out it was full of kids. 

The Pentagon pledged a transparent investigation of an airstrike in Kabul on Sunday that it said was aimed at foiling an attack by Islamic State militants on the Afghan capital’s airport. A missile that day killed 10 civilians — all relatives of a former interpreter who had been seeking a U.S. special immigrant visa because he feared retribution from the Taliban, family members and a neighbor said. (Source here.)

For those who love irony!
Notice the boots on the ground?

“The idea that we can reliably deter and disrupt terrorist operations in this region from ‘over the horizon’ via carriers parked in the Persian Gulf, and without the benefit of reliable intelligence from our regional partners, is fictional.” says this non-governmental expert.

Indeed, our ability to fight terrorists “will be harder without boots on the ground,” the Wall Street Journal observes.

The Taliban may want to keep out Islamic State but be unable, Gerald Seib writes. “The hope in exiting the country is that Americans could finally forget about Afghanistan. The reality is that they now have to worry about it all over again.

“Officials say U.S. has lost many key assets for tracking violent militants.” (Source here.)

Blaska’s Bottom Line: Because those key assets are at Fort McCoy now.

How much worse will it get

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38 Responses to War is hell

  1. Almostarepublican says:

    “Beause they’re at Fort McCoy now.”

    Do you really want to repeat the mantra that there are terrorists at Fort McCoy? What proof do you have of that?

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    • David Blaska says:

      Was saying our Afghani eyes and ears are at Fort McCoy now.

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    • georgessson says:

      Dude…. NOT terrorists at all, but folks who helped us in the past. Those assets are unable to assist now B/C they’re… at Ft. McCoy. 6,925 miles away. Please post an honest response, so that you may still maintain future credibility here. “I misread” will do…

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    • Liberty says:

      “Do you really want to repeat the mantra that there are terrorists at Fort McCoy? What proof do you have of that?”

      What proof do you have that they’re not? Not saying all, so please don’t go there.

      But have you been following this s*t show? No conceivable plan to evacuate AMERICANS & Afghan allies (some are there right now pleading with Biden for their lives), while Afghans were being crammed into carrier planes haphazardly. There is no way you can convince me that each of these were properly vetted amidst the chaos.

      Sorry to break this to you, but there are people out there who hate us with every fiber of their being. I remember 9/11 all too very well.

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    • Liberty says:

      Serious question: Why is is that liberals & leftists trip over themselves to defend everyone except law-abiding, patriotic Americans?

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      • Madtownforsure says:

        Amazing isn’t it who they are willing to trust after 911. They hate christians and Jewish, like us in USA. Infidels hated too. Very little vetting. If they really helped our military ok, but someone let the suicide bomber in didn’t they?

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        • Liberty says:

          It’s as if people forgot all about 911. Granted, some of those who don’t care about national security are naive millenials, so they can’t relate. What excuse do the older ones have though.

          The evacuation was chaotic and not planned well at all. Afghan allies have been betrayed and left behind while we have no idea who we’ve let in. A stain on our country.

          Meanwhile, not one Dem has voted in support of Nancy Mace’s amendment to account for all the military equipment we left in the hands of the Taliban.

          They continue to expose themselves for who they are. Not sure how any veteran, cop, or patriotic American can vote for Dems at this point.

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    • AdamC says:

      Don’t know about terrorists but you really trust the Biden admin to fully vet to prevent terrorists from getting here after they rlyally effed up the withdrawal?

      In any event, here’s what we now DO know: Child brides, and their pedophile “husbands,” are at Fort McCoy as we speak.

      How heartwarming. The Biden administration literally engaged in international child trafficking.

      https://apnews.com/article/middle-east-child-trafficking-27d93a340c4834d497eb36e22bb72f42

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  2. Gary L. Kriewald says:

    If the debacle in Afghanistan is an example of Biden’s “quiet competence,” I’d hate to see him on a bad day. Now’s the time to place bets on when the first major terrorist attack launched in Afghanistan on Europe and/or the US will take place.

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    • Madtownforsure says:

      Before Christmas I bet

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      • Liberty says:

        Madtown,

        I hear some say that the terrorists need time to organize. Don’t know about that. They have billions in powerful AMERICAN TAXPAYER FUNDED military equipment and have been empowered by a weak US president. Who’s stopping them? And who will come to our aid? Our cred on the world stage is not exactly stellar at this point.

        Do you have faith that this president will keep us safe from attacks? I don’t.

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  3. Good Dog, Happy Man says:

    Of course, Lefties are blaming Trump. That’s ludicrous, even for a Lefty.

    Trump wanted to withdraw from Afghanistan but had a strategy that didn’t include giving up Bagram Air Force Base. It will get a lot worse after we’ve unilaterally surrendered, tucked tail and run, leaving behind over 200 Americans and $85 billion of the latest military hardware.

    Now the slaughter and rapes can begin in earnest.

    But this angry, old dementia patient can’t have it both ways. He can’t simultaneously blame Trump for the disaster and also claim credit for the huge surrender “success”.

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    • Batman says:

      DogMan says:
      But this angry, old dementia patient can’t have it both ways. He can’t simultaneously blame Trump for the disaster and also claim credit for the huge surrender “success”.

      Sure he can because he is *dementia* Joe after all and the MSM has his back along with millions of delusional despicable demonrats whose animus towards Trump excuses virtually any horror show created by this tangled web of plaque infested neurons we call President of the USA.

      #dementiajohasgottogo

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    • Gary L. Kriewald says:

      What do you mean he can’t have it both ways? He’s a Democrat–the MSM will see to it that he has it both ways or as many ways as he wants.

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  4. Madtownforsure says:

    Amazing how our local media has been entirely mum on anything related to Afghanistan. They afraid it may not be in their hero Biden’s interest to speak negative of his debacle over there and the killing of 13 members of military? Most voted for him, so have to expect their hushness.

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  5. georgessson says:

    Is there a chance, a remote chance, that the Taliban would develop a taste for rancid, sour & moldy pastries? Because I’d be the 1st to give up Richard’s (May-I-Calls-ya-Dick) home address so they could enjoy on a daily basis OVER THERE…

    BTW, “rancid, sour & moldy pastries” is euphemism for his off-topic rank posts here…

    Jes sayin’…

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  6. Good Dog, Happy Man says:

    ” The consequences of a rapid exit are both predictable and unacceptable. 9/11, the worst terrorist attack in our history, was planned and directed from Afghanistan because that country was ruled by a government that gave comfort and shelter to terrorists. A hasty withdrawal would create a vacuum that terrorists, including ISIS and al Qaeda, would instantly fill, just as happened before September 11th.

    And, as we know, in 2011, America hastily and mistakenly withdrew from Iraq. As a result, our hard-won gains slipped back into the hands of terrorist enemies. Our soldiers watched as cities they had fought for, and bled to liberate, and won, were occupied by a terrorist group called ISIS. The vacuum we created by leaving too soon gave safe haven for ISIS to spread, to grow, recruit, and launch attacks. We cannot repeat in Afghanistan the mistake our leaders made in Iraq.”

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    Mano man, I’d trade 100 mean tweets for a leader in the White House.

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    • Liberty says:

      “Mano man, I’d trade 100 mean tweets for a leader in the White House.”

      You’re not alone in your feelings, and I’m betting the families of the fallen troops and of those left behind are thinking the same thing.

      What a sad statement that people vote based on personality and blips from dumbed down media.

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