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Biden jumped into the middle of what he thought would be the persecution of Muslims in redneck America

Reuters applauded Joe Biden’s sidling up to the Muslim community by way of pushing for an investigation of four murders of Muslim men.

Police in New Mexico on Sunday asked for the public’s help in locating a “vehicle of interest” in their probe of four fatal shootings of Muslim men whose slayings in Albuquerque over the past nine months are believed by investigators to be related.

Mayor Tim Keller said state authorities were working to provide an “extra police presence at mosques during times of prayer” as the investigation proceeds in New Mexico’s largest city, home to as many as 5,000 Muslims out of some 565,000 total residents.

The latest victim, police said, was gunned down on Friday night, in a killing that local Islamic leaders said occurred shortly after he had attended funeral services for two others slain during the past couple of weeks.

All three of those men, as well as the very first victim who was shot dead in November, were Muslim men of Pakistani or Afghan descent who resided in Albuquerque.

Police have given few details of the latest murder but described the first three killings as ambush shootings. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has characterized them as “targeted killings of Muslim residents.”

U.S. President Joe Biden posted a message on Twitter on Sunday expressing solidarity with the Muslim community, adding, “These hateful attack have no place in America.”

(Read more tripe at Reuters)

Of course Dementia Joe channeled Obama

Dementia Joe has done his best to continue the failed portions of the Obama years. Why not return to this?

The first problem is that the murderer wasn’t who Joe Biden suspected

A 51-year-old Sunni Muslim has been arrested in connection with the murders

The United Kingdom’s Metro reports that Muhammad Syed, an Afghan Sunni Muslim, has been arrested.

A ‘primary suspect’ has been charged in two of four killings of Muslim men in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Muhammed Syed on Tuesday night was charged with murder for two of the killings. He was also identified by police as the main primary suspect in the other two cases.

When police arrived to search Syed’s house in Albuquerque, he drove away in a Volkswagen Jetta that they believe was used in one of the ‘ambush-style’ shootings.

Police followed Syed from the home before eventually arresting him in Santa Rosa – about 118 miles west of Albuquerque.

Syed was charged with the July 26 murder of Aftab Hussein and the August 1 murder of Muhammad Afzaal Hussain.

‘The gun used in both of those shootings was discovered during the overnight search of his home,’ stated police.

Police Chief Harold Medina said they are still working to charge Syed for the deaths of Naeem Hussain on August 5 and Mohammed Zaher Ahmadi on November 7, 2021.

He did not know whether the deaths would be classified as hate crimes, serial killings, or both.

(Read more at Metro)

Any speculation on how long it will take Biden and the Democrats to act like this never happened?

Will you be able to measure the shortness of time?

However, we cannot let them sweep the Trump raid under the rug

Despite the tendency of the main-stream-dupe Democrats to swing their cameras away from the real story of the Trump raid, we cannot let it go.

Standing for Trump’s rights not to be raided and even eliminating the FBI are not a matter of opposing “defund the police.” The police that I support are local and must answer locally for their actions. Accountability remains a central part of any structure that I want to use to invest power.

The FBI, on the other hand, does not answer to a local control (or any control outside of the Democrat National Committee). That presented quite a conflict of interest (or at least should have) when the House, Senate, and presidency were held by the other party. And, now that the American gestapo has installed their own brand of demented leader, it compounds the problem.

Therefore, we cannot afford to let this go, since, as we were reminded by The Federalist‘s Margot Cleveland:

If we have the attorney general come out, we have the FBI director come out and say, “We had evidence. We had evidence that he had classified documents. We went to court. We did this the right way. We got a warrant” — why should we believe them? They already proved to us that they were willing to lie and that a judge was willing to rubber-stamp something in the past to get Trump.

 

Documenting some of Biden’s daily failures


Biden tries to hide something that may expose his election schemes

Biden urges the court to bury a bombshell report on Dominion Voting Machines

Western Journal reports on how the Biden regime tried to hide a bombshell report on Dominion Voting Systems.

man-took-a-data-deep-dive-into-dominion-voting-systems-and-offered-alleged-proof-of-election-hack-750x445The Biden administration is urging a federal judge not to issue any form of a report about potential flaws in the Dominion Voting Systems’ equipment used in Georgia, even though both sides in a court case over the machines want at least a version of the report to get out.

U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg is considering releasing a redacted version of a report from J. Alex Halderman, a University of Michigan computer science professor, according to Just the News.

Totenberg shipped the full, unredacted report to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency, which is part of the Biden administration’s Department of Homeland Security, and has indicated she wants to give the public a redacted version of what Halderman wrote, Just the News reported.

CISA opposes that step, even though Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger supports the report becoming public, if only to prove his argument that the report isn’t credible.

Lawyers for the plaintiffs in the case have suggested Totenberg release a redacted version of the report within 30 days of when it was sent to  CISA, according to The Associated Press.

However, in a filing last week, CISA attorneys urged that the court hold off giving anything to anybody until the agency decides what should be released based on its Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure process.

The filing states that “premature disclosure of Dr. Halderman’s report, even in redacted form, could, in the event any vulnerabilities ultimately are identified, assist malicious actors and thereby undermine election security.”

(Read more at the Western Journal)

Since I let this article set, this deserves a hat tip to Bunkerville.

Didn’t Biden belong to “the most transparent administration?” Shouldn’t he allow the light of day to shine on this?

Why should any of this be redacted? Why not release all of the information to the people?

If this exposes a need to go to paper ballots, the sooner the information gets out — the sooner the election laws can be amended to allow paper ballots.

Biden tries to mask the reasons for the forth-coming inflation

Biden says defending Ukrainian freedom will cost the U.S. economy

Newsmax points to Biden’s words on how defending Ukraine will make the economy tank even further. (Perhaps he is using this as cover for the inflation-causing proposals he has in the wings: pay raises for federal workers; his Green New Deal projects; and other, more expensive projects.)

BidenSpeechPresident Joe Biden on Tuesday acknowledged the likelihood that U.S. and allied sanctions on Russia in retaliation for an invasion of Ukraine would have significant blowback on the American economy, including possible price hikes and disruption to the nation’s energy supply.

“The American people understand that defending democracy and liberty is never without cost,” Biden said in remarks at the White House about the ongoing crisis. “I will not pretend this will be painless.”

He said the administration was working proactively to try to preempt supply issues by working with energy producers and shippers on contingency plans, and said he would work with Congress on unspecified “additional measures to protect consumers and address the impact of prices at the pump.”

Biden also said Tuesday that the U.S. has “not yet verified” Russia’s claim that some of its forces have withdrawn from the Ukraine border. He said an invasion of Ukraine remains a distinct possibility.

Biden spoke hours after Russia announced that some units participating in military exercises near Ukraine’s borders would begin returning to their bases. Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier Tuesday said Russia was ready for talks with the United States and NATO on military transparency, missile deployment limits and other security issues.

(Read more at Newsmax)

One suggestion that might help America: open up drilling and again deregulate the oil/gas business

If Biden were to take his boot off of the neck of the oil/gas industry, the greater supply of oil and gas products would force down prices of the products that use oil/gas as a component (whether in manufacture or in transportation). This would slowly provide relief to Americans.

Biden makes steps to get America into a crony group

Biden’s expensive UNESCO folly

The Washington Examiner showed how Biden wants to rejoin the expensive UNESCO program (which has historically been rife with waste and tended toward the liberal side of the ledger).

As if President Joe Biden hadn’t created enough problems overseas, he is now accelerating efforts to rejoin the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

Biden’s State Department argues we should return to UNESCO to counter growing Chinese influence, but this is a misdirection play. In fact, the administration is pursuing a liberal Holy Grail, participating in multilateral bodies whether or not doing so serves U.S. national interests. Among many problematic U.N. agencies, UNESCO stands out. Rather than focusing on its core missions, it has repeatedly engaged in expensive, wasteful programs and destructive, highly politicized behavior.

(Read more at the Washington Examiner)

The reason we abandoned this UN agency was that it was wasteful and anti-American

Multiple presidents have kept us out of this organization. There is no reason to go back to it (unless Biden is getting a kick-back).

Over a half-year after Afghanistan, Biden has still abandoned Americans

Tens of thousands Afghan allies and 120 Americans targeted by a new group

The Washington Examiner reports on the forming of a new group that aims to save those in Afghanistan abandoned by Biden.

Having worked tirelessly for nearly six months to provide care and support for tens of thousands of Afghan allies and activists who were left behind after the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, a group of 16 nonprofit evacuation organizations is now combining forces as the Moral Compass Federation.

Together, they are advocating for the evacuation of 33,351 high-risk Afghans and 120 American citizens and lawful permanent residents who remain stuck in Afghanistan. Daniel Elkins, CEO of the Special Operations Association of America, told the Washington Examiner that the Moral Compass Federation is particularly focused on providing a legal pathway to the United States for Afghan commandos and other elite forces who were vetted by the U.S. and served shoulder to shoulder with U.S. forces.

“We have a moral obligation to assist these members,” Elkins explained regarding the Afghan National Army Special Operations Command. “Without their efforts, more Americans would be buried at Arlington National Cemetery.”

Because of their support of the U.S. and Afghan governments, these Afghan allies are being actively targeted by the Taliban. Echoing similar findings by Human Rights Watch , a recent United Nations report found “credible allegations” of more than 100 Taliban reprisal killings of former Afghan government employees and Afghan security forces. Elkins said he believes these activities are “probably more systematic and widespread than the U.N. report highlights.”

In the earliest post-withdrawal months, “Duke,” a former recon platoon sergeant and volunteer with Moral Compass Federation-affiliated Operation North Star , received extensive video and photographic documentation of Taliban atrocities . Duke told the Washington Examiner that new Taliban guidance orders reprisals be conducted in secret to avoid harming Taliban leaders’ efforts to court the international community. As a result, Duke now receives little visual evidence of extrajudicial killings, though he hears that they continue to occur.

A representative from Operation Recovery , another member of Moral Compass Federation, told the Washington Examiner that he heard that eight Afghans who sought refuge in Pakistan were handed to the Taliban by Pakistani authorities and were not heard from again. The same fate met several commandos on Operation Recovery’s manifest who have disappeared after walking into local passport offices and being “black-bagged [and] taken to a van.”

(Read more at the Washington Examiner)

Leaving Americans and allies in Afghanistan is a black eye on America

That the American government would leave the evacuation of Americans and American allies to a third party constitutes a great disgrace. It also opens the door to the invasion of unsavory elements parading as former allies. Neither of these items are things that we need.

Biden pushed Canada to follow in his footsteps

Biden has demanded Canada crush the “Freedom Convoy”

The Daily Mail reports how Biden has pushed Trudeau to deny the rights of Canadians.

The White House has urged Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to use his federal powers to crush the Freedom Convoy, a mass protest against Canada‘s vaccine mandate for truckers reentering the country from the U.S. 

The truckers blocked access to a bridge connecting Ontario and Detroit, resulting in big disruptions to the U.S. auto industry.

Trudeau appears to be hearing the White House loud and clear.

‘Everything is on the table because this unlawful activity has to end, and it will end,’ threatened Trudeau after speaking to Biden on Friday.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that Trudeau promised ‘quick action.’

Ontario Premier Doug Ford declared a 42-state of emergency over the bridge blockade and is threatening to seize vehicles and throw demonstrators in jail for up to a year.

He even compared the peaceful protesters to hostage-takers and ‘occupiers.’

By Friday evening, a Canadian court issued an injunction to force the protesters to clear the bridge. 

On Thursday, U.S. secretaries of Homeland Security and Transportation began to push Canada to escalate its response to the nonviolent protest.

You read that right: An executive department created to combat terrorism in response to the September 11 attacks is urging Canada to crack down on a labor strike.

(Read more at the Daily Mail)

Biden has shown his true colors by this encouragement

Hopefully, this will dog him to the end of his regime (which may end before a four-year term with the help of an impeachment or two).

In promotion of a lawless America and a more Democrat America

Biden issues a Homeland Security memo that dictates that illegal aliens not be arrested

Breitbart reports on a Biden memo that tells Homeland Security to protect illegal aliens from arrest.

President Joe Biden’s top Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials are set to issue a new memo that is likely to further cripple Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents’ ability to arrest illegal aliens.

A class-action lawsuit, initially brought by a number of open borders groups, demanded recourse for illegal aliens who were arrested by ICE agents as part of “collateral arrests” in traffic stops and often without a judicial warrant.

As a result, a settlement was approved this month by the District Court for the Northern District of Illinois that will hamper ICE agents’ ability to arrest illegal aliens, particularly in the Midwest.

Biden’s DHS is ordered to issue a new nationwide policy that requires ICE agents to consider a variety of factors before arresting illegal aliens in traffic stops and without a warrant. Particularly, ICE agents will only be allowed to make traffic stop arrests if they have reasonable suspicion to believe that illegal aliens are in the vehicle.

ICE officials will also be required to document the legal basis for each traffic stop arrest of an illegal alien and agents will have to undergo new training measures to comply with the policies.

Across Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Missouri, Kansas, and Kentucky, the settlement allows illegal aliens who were arrested by ICE agents via a traffic stop or without a warrant to seek recourse by being released from federal custody.

The policy is certain to further cripple interior immigration enforcement.

Already, Biden has successfully cut arrests and deportations of illegal aliens thanks to his so-called “sanctuary country” orders that ban ICE from arresting and deporting most of the nation’s 11 to 22 million illegal aliens.

(Read specifics at Breitbart)

In recognition of the effects of this policy, Biden freed MS-13 gang members that then stabbed a boy

Breitbart reports that members of MS-13 were released to later murder a boy by stabbing.

Four MS-13 Gang members, at least two of whom are illegal aliens, have been sentenced for the murder of a teenage boy in Lynn, Massachusetts.

Illegal aliens Jonathan Tercero Yanes and Henri Salvador Gutierrez, both from El Salvador, were sentenced this week in federal court with their fellow MS-13 Gang members Erick Lopez Flores and Djavier Duggins for murdering a teenage boy.

On July 30, 2018, the gang members lured the boy into a Lynn playground where they pretended to be friends with him. While in a wooded area in the park, the gang members surrounded the boy and stabbed him to death with knives.

The gang members then left the boy’s body in the park. An autopsy found that the boy had been stabbed a total of 32 times and was repeatedly stabbed with blunt force in the head.

Prior to the murder, Yanes had been twice stopped by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents. In November 2017, ICE agents sought to keep him detained, arguing that he was a threat to public safety. That same month, Yanes was allowed to bond out of federal custody.

Gutierrez, in addition to the Lynn murder, was also involved in the murder of a teenage boy in the East Boston region of Massachusetts on December 24, 2016. In that murder, Gutierrez and other MS-13 gang members stabbed the boy to death in a public soccer stadium — slashing his throat and stabbing him in the neck and chest repeatedly.

(Read more of the nauseating story at Breitbart)

So much for gloom. Here are the comics that don’t run for office.

A news fit

A_NewsFit

Biden’s effects on oil prices

BidensEffectsOnOilPrices

Birds of a feather

BirdsOfA_Feather

Closing the barn door

ClosingTheBarnDoor

Cyber spy

CyberSpy

Durham response #1

DurhamResponse1

Durham response #2

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Durham response #3

DurhamResponse3

Durham response #4

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Durham response #5

DurhamResponse5

Durham response #6

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Roots for Canada

RootsForCanada

Solidarity in freedom

SolidarityInFreedom

More solidarity in freedom

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Speaking the Democrats’ language

SpeakingTheDemocratsLanguage

Surely, surely not

SurelySurelyNot

Trump was right

TrumpWasRight

Who is more blind?

WhosMoreBlind

 

Obama-era Islamist attacks resume, but Biden FBI says White supremist groups stand as our greatest threat


British Malik Faisal attacks a Texas synagogue, demanding the release of Aafia Siddiqui (aka “Lady al-Qaeda”)

Fox News reported on the hostage-taking situation at a Jewish synagogue where a man with an Islamic name took four Jewish hostages, but the FBI couldn’t see a connection between this act and past events. Never mind that the convicted terrorist (Akram) travelled to a point within 15 miles of where “Lady al-Qaeda” has been incarcerated for 10 years and demanded her release. The FBI couldn’t connect the dots.

MalikFaisalAkramMalik Faisal Akram, the British national who was killed Saturday night after allegedly taking four people hostage inside a Texas synagogue, spoke “repeatedly” about a convicted terrorist during negotiations with law enforcement, according to an FBI statement obtained by Fox News.

The statement, which was released late Sunday, does not identify the terrorist serving an 86-year prison sentence in the U.S. on terrorism charges, but may shed new light on a possible motive. 

Akram could be heard on a Facebook livestream demanding the release of Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani neuroscientist suspected of having ties to Al Qaeda who was convicted of trying to kill U.S. Army officers in Afghanistan. 

“This is a terrorism-related matter, in which the Jewish community was targeted, and is being investigated by the Joint Terrorism Task Force,” the statement read.

The Associated Press pointed out that Siddiqui is serving her sentence in Fort Worth. Colleyville is about 15 miles northeast of the city.

(Read about who put down Malik and about his associates at Fox News)

This really does make sense that the FBI would repeat this idiocy

Let’s see. A convicted terrorist (Malik Akram) travels to within 15 miles of where another convicted terrorist (Aafia Siddiqui) is being held. The first terrorist (Malik Akram) takes four people hostage from a synagogue and demands the release of that second terrorist. Still, the FBI cannot establish a motive behind the acts of the first terrorist.

I remember events that paralleled this during the Obama regime. Major Hasan was known to have visited numerous Islamist sites, gave lectures on the Muslims’ duty to behead infidels, and pulled a number of other acts that would have gotten him thrown out of the Army had he not been a member of Barack Obama’s protected class of Muslims. Due to an enforced blind eye, our Army had to endure the shooting of 51 Fort Hood personnel (including 13 soldiers killed). Following that, the press and Barack Obama told us “not to rush to judgement.”

This sounds like a repetition of the same old lie.

By the way, speaking about old lies, Biden claimed that Malik Akram got his weapons from the homeless population of Texas (you know, the broke ones who panhandle at the corners of Democrat-ruled cities) before he went on to make another pitch for gun confiscation.

Main stream media Kool Aid

Report warns of threats from white supremacists

In a 17 March 2021 article, Reuters joined in with domestic spy agencies to set their hair on fire and scream that the sky was falling (or that “White supremacists have become the greatest threat to Americans.”)

U.S. spy agencies warned on Wednesday of an ongoing threat that racially motivated violent extremists, such as white supremacists, will carry out mass-casualty attacks on civilians while militia groups target police and government personnel and buildings.

Agencies contributing to the assessment by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence included the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security and the National Counterterrorism Center.

The assessment said extremists who promote white racial superiority have potentially frequent communications with extremists abroad who hold similar ideological beliefs and each seeks to influence the other.

The agencies said that recent political and social developments – such as claims by Republican former President Donald Trump and his supporters about fraud in November’s U.S. presidential election, restrictions related to COVID-19, fallout from the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot, and conspiracy theories – “will almost certainly spur” some domestic extremists “to try to engage in violence this year.”

Other domestic extremist categories which concern government investigators include animal rights and environmental activists, anti-abortion protesters, anarchists and people who call themselves sovereign citizens who “believe they are immune from government authority and laws,” the agencies said.

(Read nothing of conservatives or Republicans quoted at Reuters, but more from two Democrats and the ADL)

Are they going to call Malik a “White Supremacist” or just ignore him and go on prosecuting 11 people for protesting without guns, fires, or violence?

Note this: when reading the last paragraph quoted, I have a hard time believing that animal rights activists, environmental activists, and anarchists (aka Antifa) will be prosecuted. Recent (that is, February-June 2021) reports on Antifa court cases showed the courts letting the rioters and looters off scot free.

However, when it comes to people who went to Washington to express a political point of view that runs counter to the socialists currently running things, 11 Americans who were protesting have been charged with sedition, but have not been brought up on weapons charges. So were they going to take over the Presidency, the House, and the Senate with the force of their words?

The press that told us the Wuhan disease did not come from China before it admitted that COVID-19 likely came from a Chinese lab now wants us to believe that these people conspired to bring weapons into Washington (but just had not done it on the 6th).

So does the press think that we are that dumb or are we using “pre-cogs” in the Justice system, now?

 

Republicans fight back against Biden’s dirty tactics


Biden “informs” states of how many Afghan refugees they will take, Republicans say “No”

One America News Network reports that the Republican Study Committee will fight Biden’s Afghan resettlement program.

The Republican Study Committee unveiled a plan to fight Joe Biden’s program to quickly resettle tens of thousands of Afghan refugees into the U.S. In a memo on Wednesday, the RSC said Biden’s plan was dangerous and extended as well as an open border approach to immigration policies.

RSC Chair Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) pointed out the Biden administration requested $6.4 billion to fly any unvetted Afghan national into the U.S. by the end of the next fiscal year. He added the Democrats’ request included lifetime welfare and a path to citizenship for said Afghans.

“The Biden administration wants billions of dollars to fund unlimited green cards for unvetted Afghans,” Banks expressed in a tweet. “Opening our borders to a Taliban-run nation with the promise of lifetime welfare and citizenship for their extended family is reckless and dangerous.”

(Read this and more at One America News Network)

Thanks to the Republican Study Committee

This needs to be ongoing. Moreover, this needs to be just as dirty as the Democrats have made it.

Biden directs life-saving monoclonal antibody COVID treatments from Florida and Texas to states in the North

Townhall comments on the way Biden directed half of the monoclonal antibody treatments sent to Florida and Texas away from those states.

After President Biden attacked Republican governors in an address on Thursday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki denied reports that Biden was cutting lifesaving Wuhan coronavirus treatments to red states.

Reports that the Biden administration is reducing the quantity of monoclonal antibody treatments sent to Florida and Texas, among other states with Republican governors, are “not accurate,” Psaki said. 

“First of all, we are increasing our distribution this month by 50 percent,” she explained. “In early August we were distributing an average of 100,000 doses per week, now we’re shipping an average of 150,000 doses per week,” Psaki added.

(Read more of her lies at Townhall)

Biden lies about misdirecting treatments from Florida and Texas while he sends infected illegal aliens and Afghans into those states

Townhall likewise comments in a separate article on Biden’s redirecting of the monoclonal antibody treatments for COVID patients.

In remarks from the White House on Thursday — billed as “Remarks on Leveling the Playing Field in Our Economy to Bring Down Costs and Ensure that the Backbone of the Country, the Middle Class, Can Finally get a Break” — quickly turned vindictive as Biden repeated his attacks on Republican-led states.

“The governors of Florida and Texas are doing everything they can to undermine the lifesaving requirements that I have proposed,” Biden said repeating a line of attack he first used in a non sequitur speech on the Wuhan coronavirus as his failed Afghan airlift was underway.

Biden’s blind partisanship is, unsurprisingly, based in fantasy. Republican governors in Florida and Texas have pursued measures that ban mask mandates — which is different than an outright ban on masks, despite the lies peddled by Biden and other Democrats — while President Biden is the one who is undermining life-saving measures in those states. In what appears to be petty political maneuvering, Biden is putting American lives at risk. This development is somewhat unsurprising given he’s also left Americans stranded behind Taliban lines in Afghanistan, but it’s disturbing nonetheless.

As has been reported by officials in Florida, the Biden administration blindsided Florida’s health officials by restricting the supply of monoclonal antibody treatments without warning.

(Read more at Townhall)

Do you want to know where the COVID problem starts? It starts with the flood of illegals invited or shipped into America by Biden

Despite Biden’s FAA banning drones over the Texas open-air border facilities, the footage and on-the-ground reports reveal that up to 12,000 Hatians per day have been flooding the Southern border.

The Federal Aviation Administration has placed a two-week flight restriction along a bridge at the southern border inundated with thousands of illegal immigrants, which prevents reporters from flying drones to document the crisis.

“We’ve learned that the FAA just implemented a two week TFR (Temporary Flight Restrictions) over the international bridge in Del Rio, TX, meaning we can no longer fly our FOX drone over it to show images of the thousands of migrants. FAA says ‘special security reason,’” Fox News reporter Bill Melugin tweeted Thursday evening.

(Read more at Fox News)

DeSantis goes directly to antibody manufacturer. Will “fight like hell”

Tampa Bay Fox affiliate WTVT reports that Governor DeSantis will work around Biden’s removal of the life-saving treatment from the state.

While Florida looks to round the corner on administering 100,000 monoclonal antibody treatments to people with COVID-19, Gov. Ron DeSantis pledged Thursday to “fight like hell” to continue receiving the treatments as the federal government this week took control over distribution of the drugs.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Monday reported on its website that the agency has “transitioned from a direct ordering process to a state/territory-coordinated distribution system,” saying that the change will give “health departments maximum flexibility to get these critical drugs where they are needed most.”

A handful of states, including Florida, have obtained the bulk of the treatments available thus far, according to White House officials.

But the federal health agency now is allocating a weekly distribution “based on weekly reports of new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in addition to data on inventories and use” submitted by states to the federal government, HHS officials said.

Florida this week will be capped at receiving 27,850 doses of the monoclonal antibody treatment Regeneron and 3,100 doses of treatments developed by pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly, according to federal health officials.

(Read more at WTVT)

Governor Abbott orders six ports of entry closed by Texas State Troopers

Austin CBS affiliate KENS points out that Texas Governor Greg Abbott has commanded the Texas State Troopers to close ports of entry to Texas.

Gov. Greg Abbott said Thursday that he has directed state troopers and the Texas National Guard “to shut down six points of entry along the southern border” at the request of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

But a CBP spokesperson said the federal government — which operates ports of entry at the U.S.-Mexico border — has no plans to shut down any ports of entry.

“I have directed the Department of Public Safety and the Texas National Guard to surge personnel and vehicles to shut down six points of entry along the southern border to stop these [migrant] caravans from overrunning our state,” Abbott said in an emailed statement. “The border crisis is so dire that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection is requesting our help as their agents are overwhelmed by the chaos.”

Renae Eze, Abbott’s spokesperson, added that the state “is shutting down the ports of entry at the request of and in collaboration with CBP.”

Dennis Smith, the CBP spokesperson, said the agency has received no directive from the federal government to shut down ports of entry.

“I couldn’t comment on anything the governor said, I don’t have any information on that,” Smith said.

The Department of Public Safety didn’t respond to a request for comment about Abbott’s directive.

Abbott’s announcement comes as thousands of asylum-seeking migrants — most of them from Haiti — are waiting under an international bridge in Del Rio, to be processed to enter the country, according to Val Verde County Sheriff Joe Frank Martinez.

(Read more at KENS)

While there may not be communication between Abbott’s Texas Troopers and the Biden’s Border Patrol, there is a history. When Abbott had DPS stop illegal aliens being transported from the border, Biden sued. When Abbott signed a law protecting babies from abortion after a heartbeat can be heard, Biden sues.

And now the graphic comics (as opposed to the ones that stroll the Capitol)

Biden crushed under COVID (no Atlas here)

BidenCrushedUnderCovid

Biden raises Taliban from Stone Age to Laser-guided Age

BidenPutsTalibanfromStoneAgeToComputerAge

Channeling his hero general

ChannellingBA

Democrats win no car races

DemsWinNoCarRaces

Explaining the mandate

ExplainingTheMandate

Getting away

Getting_Away

Hat tip to Ben Garrison (cartoonist of this illustration)

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Masks come off

HatTipToBenGarrison2

Keep digging

MC_KeepDigging

Little Red 

NotThousandsStranded

Two-faced AOC

TwoFacedAOC

Why George W. Bush is afraid to go to Piggly Wiggly

WhyGWB_WontGoToPigglyWiggly

 

Joe Biden continues bungling Afghanistan and COVID-19


What is Joe Biden doing regarding the Afghanistan debacle?

GOP Lawmakers point out Biden’s Afghanistan incompetence: “Joe Biden put Taliban in charge”

Breitbart points to the obvious when it quotes GOP lawmakers as they blast Biden’s idiocy.

TalibanInJoesTruckRepublican lawmakers inundated President Joe Biden with more questions and critiques Tuesday as America awaited his appearance at press conference on Afghanistan, originally scheduled for noon Eastern but moved to over four hours later.

Biden was originally poised to speak on the ongoing crisis in Afghanistan at noon, hours after reports surfaced, indicating his decision to stick to the August 31 deadline to withdraw and complete evacuations after the Taliban said an extension would not be accepted. Meanwhile, thousands of Americans remain stranded in the jihadist-run country.

“Even if the Biden Admin doesn’t know the exact number of Americans still in, they could and should still reveal the number of Americans they DO KNOW are still in Afghanistan,” Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) said on Tuesday, the day after Pentagon press secretary John Kirby refused to provide the number of Americans evacuated from the hostile area thus far:

(See eight more tweets and the associated points at Breitbart)

At last reports, there are five planes sitting on the Kabul tarmac

The Biden State Department has purportedly released one plane (containing some 200 Americans and translators). That leaves five planes on the tarmac.

This is unacceptable. Biden should resign now.

It seems that Joe Biden has turned a blind eye as the Taliban returns to its murderous ways

Human Rights Watch reported in a 3 August 2021 article that at least 44 people who have been executed (however, true numbers have been impossible to obtain).

202108asia_afghanistan_taliban_summary_executionsTaliban forces advancing in Ghazni, Kandahar, and other Afghan provinces have summarily executed detained soldiers, police, and civilians with alleged ties to the Afghan government, Human Rights Watch said today.

Residents from various provinces told Human Rights Watch that Taliban forces have in areas they enter, apparently identify residents who worked for the Afghan National Security Forces. They require former police and military personnel to register with them and provide a document purportedly guaranteeing their safety. However, the Taliban have later detained some of these people incommunicado and, in cases reported to Human Rights Watch, summarily executed them.

“Summarily executing anyone in custody, whether a civilian or combatant, is a serious violation of the Geneva Conventions and a war crime,” said Patricia Gossman, associate Asia director. “Taliban commanders with oversight over such atrocities are also responsible for war crimes.”

A journalist from Malistan who has been tracking detentions there since Taliban forces took control of the district on July 13 said that they entered houses searching for members of the security forces and government employees:

“They claimed that they would not hurt anyone and they encouraged people to inform those who have escaped from the area to come back to their houses. In practice, they have acted differently. They search houses and, in some cases, even show photos of government employees, asking for their location.”

He said that the Taliban had killed at least 19 security force personnel in their custody, along with a number of civilians. Taliban fighters also burned down the house of Abdul Hakim Shujoyi, a former militia commander who had worked with US forces. Human Rights Watch was unable to confirm the exact numbers killed there.

Human Rights Watch obtained a list of 44 men from Spin Boldak, Kandahar, whom the Taliban have allegedly killed since July 16. All had registered with the Taliban before being summarily executed. Waheedullah, a police commander from Spin Boldak, had obtained a “forgiveness” letter from the Taliban, but Taliban fighters took him from his house and executed him on August 2, activists and media monitoring these detentions in Kandahar said.

(Read more at Human Rights Watch)

Considering that Biden never corrected his inflation figures, why wouldn’t he keep silent about his failure in the Taliban arena?

Just as Biden hasn’t pointed out that his July inflation has doubled from previous predictions, he will likely just shuffle away (and be allowed to do so by the compliant main stream media) from this Taliban bloodletting.

Just to provide a visual of the hundreds of billions in munitions Joe cost us and may bring back in the form of terrorism

As detailed by Forbes in a 23 August 2021 article, here is a representation of many of the pieces of munitions left by Joe for the Taliban.

biden-gave-taliban-this-arsenal

When the Biden regime comes to us asking for tax increases, they first should recover the value of abandoned equipment

Since Blackhawks and A29’s were being shipped to Afghanistan during July 2021 and Biden knew that Afghanistan was collapsing (as shown by his bribing then-President Ghani to lie), the Biden regime should be forced to eliminate tree-hugger and other newly-added programs to balance its budget rather than hiking taxes.

What is Joe Biden hiding regarding the COVID-19 debacle?

Joe’s friends have been lying: New details emerge about U.S.-funded Coronavirus research at Chinese laboratory

The Intercept tells us that a FOIA request resulted in their finding new details on U.S.-funding of COVID research at the Wuhan lab.

NEWLY RELEASED DOCUMENTS provide details of U.S.-funded research on several types of coronaviruses at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China. The Intercept has obtained more than 900 pages of documents detailing the work of EcoHealth Alliance, a U.S.-based health organization that used federal money to fund bat coronavirus research at the Chinese laboratory. The trove of documents includes two previously unpublished grant proposals that were funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, as well as project updates relating to EcoHealth Alliance’s research, which has been scrutinized amid increased interest in the origins of the pandemic.

The documents were released in connection with ongoing Freedom of Information Act litigation by The Intercept against the National Institutes of Health. The Intercept is making the full documents available to the public.

“This is a road map to the high-risk research that could have led to the current pandemic,” said Gary Ruskin, executive director of U.S. Right To Know, a group that has been investigating the origins of Covid-19.

One of the grants, titled “Understanding the Risk of Bat Coronavirus Emergence,” outlines an ambitious effort led by EcoHealth Alliance President Peter Daszak to screen thousands of bat samples for novel coronaviruses. The research also involved screening people who work with live animals. The documents contain several critical details about the research in Wuhan, including the fact that key experimental work with humanized mice was conducted at a biosafety level 3 lab at Wuhan University Center for Animal Experiment — and not at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, as was previously assumed. The documents raise additional questions about the theory that the pandemic may have begun in a lab accident, an idea that Daszak has aggressively dismissed.

The bat coronavirus grant provided EcoHealth Alliance with a total of $3.1 million, including $599,000 that the Wuhan Institute of Virology used in part to identify and alter bat coronaviruses likely to infect humans. Even before the pandemic, many scientists were concerned about the potential dangers associated with such experiments. The grant proposal acknowledges some of those dangers: “Fieldwork involves the highest risk of exposure to SARS or other CoVs, while working in caves with high bat density overhead and the potential for fecal dust to be inhaled.”

Alina Chan, a molecular biologist at the Broad Institute, said the documents show that EcoHealth Alliance has reason to take the lab-leak theory seriously. “In this proposal, they actually point out that they know how risky this work is. They keep talking about people potentially getting bitten — and they kept records of everyone who got bitten,” Chan said. “Does EcoHealth have those records? And if not, how can they possibly rule out a research-related accident?”

According to Richard Ebright, a molecular biologist at Rutgers University, the documents contain critical information about the research done in Wuhan, including about the creation of novel viruses. “The viruses they constructed were tested for their ability to infect mice that were engineered to display human type receptors on their cell,” Ebright wrote to The Intercept after reviewing the documents. Ebright also said the documents make it clear that two different types of novel coronaviruses were able to infect humanized mice. “While they were working on SARS-related coronavirus, they were carrying out a parallel project at the same time on MERS-related coronavirus,” Ebright said, referring to the virus that causes Middle East Respiratory Syndrome.

Asked about the grant materials, Robert Kessler, communications manager at EcoHealth Alliance, said, “We applied for grants to conduct research. The relevant agencies deemed that to be important research, and thus funded it. So I don’t know that there’s a whole lot to say.”

The grant was initially awarded for a five-year period — from 2014 to 2019. Funding was renewed in 2019 but suspended by the Trump administration in April 2020.

The closest relative of SARS-CoV-2, which causes Covid-19, is a virus found in bats, making the animals a focal point for efforts to understand the origins of the pandemic. Exactly how the virus jumped to humans is the subject of heated debate. Many scientists believe that it was a natural spillover, meaning that the virus passed to humans in a setting such as a wet market or rural area where humans and animals are in close contact. Biosafety experts and internet sleuths who suspect a lab origin, meanwhile, have spent more than a year poring over publicly available information and obscure scientific publications looking for answers. In the past few months, leading scientists have also called for a deeper investigation of the pandemic’s origins, as has President Joe Biden, who in May ordered the intelligence community to study the issue. On August 27, Biden announced that the intelligence inquiry was inconclusive.

(Read more at The Intercept)

If they are lying about who funded the virus and who developed it, what can we trust when they open their mouths?

We can trust them to speak in their own interest. That would be the bottom line.

Joe’s minions continue lying by omission: The CDC stops tracking key metrics concerning the COVID-19 pandemic

Uncover DC reveals the extent of mismanagement-of-information that the Biden regime has taken on in the COVID-19 era.

As breakthrough COVID-19 cases loomed on the horizon, on May 1 of this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stopped tracking COVID-19 in vaccinated people unless they are hospitalized or die. The CDC noted at the time that state health departments voluntarily report vaccine breakthrough cases to the agency, adding that it “will continue to lead studies in multiple U.S. sites to evaluate vaccine effectiveness and collect information on all COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough infections regardless of clinical status.” 

What is the Agency Tracking?

Today—despite assurances from the CDC that its researchers are tracking vaccines results, breakthrough cases, variants, and COVID-19 trends in general—fully vaccinated patients appear to be getting COVID-19 at a remarkably high rate, with little to no CDC data to reference. With widespread reports of the waning efficacy of COVID vaccines, overall, the agency neither explains how often this happens nor whether fully vaccinated individuals may be more vulnerable to severe illness than previously reported. 

Recent data from the CDC reports 9,716 breakthrough cases led to hospitalization or death as of Aug. 16. According to the agency, those numbers are underreported. The May 1 decision to stop tracking breakthrough cases leaves American citizens in the dark about the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines and the government’s current leadership directives for the pandemic—which several experts believe is no longer an emergency. Backing up that opinion, the chart below, a CDC Provisional COVID-19 Deaths by Sex and Age, report deaths involving COVID-19, pneumonia, and influenza as reported to the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) by sex, age group, and jurisdiction of occurrence.

https://data.cdc.gov/NCHS/Provisional-COVID-19-Deaths-by-Sex-and-Age/9bhg-hcku

(Read about the specifics of what was eliminated at Uncover DC)

We cannot trust their figures on COVID-19 hospitalizations because they are ignoring key factors

If they ignore the breakthrough cases, then we cannot trust the rest of the data. If we cannot know how effective the jab works against the virus, what is the point of all of these numbers?

Information that counters Joe’s fear porn: Study questions the effectiveness of masks and respirators against respiratory infections

A study in Oxford Academic questions the effectiveness of masks and respirators against respiratory infections in healthcare workers. Specifically, they concluded:

In this review and meta-analysis, we analysed the collective evidence from published RCTs and observational studies in order to identify major gaps and methodological shortcomings in the current literature and develop evidence-based recommendations for the use of masks and respirators in healthcare settings. We found evidence to support universal medical mask use in hospital settings as part of infection control measures to reduce the risk of CRI and ILI among HCWs. Overall, N95 respirators may convey greater protection, but universal use throughout a work shift is likely to be less acceptable due to greater discomfort.

Our analysis confirms the effectiveness of medical masks and respirators against SARS. Disposable, cotton, or paper masks are not recommended.

The confirmed effectiveness of medical masks is crucially important for lower-resource and emergency settings lacking access to N95 respirators. In such cases, single-use medical masks are preferable to cloth masks, for which there is no evidence of protection and which might facilitate transmission of pathogens when used repeatedly without adequate sterilization [8].

We found no clear benefit of either medical masks or N95 respirators against pH1N1.

(Read more of the conclusion at Oxford Academic)

 

Biden will bring terrorism back to American life


Reasons out of Kabul and Washington

Afghans on “no-fly” list airlifted out of Kabul

Newsweek reports on one more foul-up by the Biden regime as they air-lifted people out of Kabul who were on the terror watch list.

PsakiSlamsDoocyA person from Afghanistan on Britain’s no-fly list has accidentally been flown to Birmingham as part of the UK’s evacuation from the war-torn country, in a potential security breach.

However, the individual is now no longer considered a person of interest, the government said.

The “no-fly list” is used to stop people coming to the UK who are thought to be a security threat, which could be through a previous criminal conviction or terrorism.

(Read more at Newsweek)

Looks like we can return to the Obama normal of Islamic terror attacks every few months

We will be able to thank Joe “Bama” Biden for a resumption of Islamist terror attacks.

But what do you expect when the occupier of the Oval office prefers Islamists over Christians? What do we expect when he makes a priority of ending the travel ban on proven exporters of terror? What do we expect when he steps out of the First Amendment and would have us living under his preference for Islam in schools while the Bible has been banned?

DHS confirms that people on watch lists were among Afghanistan evacuees

The Washington Times echoes the previous article by confirming that multiple people on the “no fly” list got evacuated by Biden’s team.

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Friday that his department had flagged some Afghan evacuees as potential security risks and blocked them from reaching the U.S., and he vowed to make American safety the core of the airlift.

In his first briefing on the airlift, Mr. Mayorkas said those who reach the U.S. will be resettled in the country. He said the U.S. has made a commitment and owes it to those who have helped the American effort or who face dangers from the Taliban takeover of their country.

He confirmed that some evacuees were flagged as security risks and blocked, but he didn’t reveal what happened to those people.

“We are working with our international allies to address the disposition of those individuals,” he said.

Multiple news reports said authorities matched as many as 100 evacuated Afghans to identities on government watch lists. None of those appeared to have reached the U.S., the reports said.

Mr. Mayorkas said his department, which is leading a vast government operation to bring Afghans to the U.S., is overseeing multiple layers of security checks, including at military bases overseas, on flights to the U.S. and upon arrival at airports.

(Read more at the Washington Times)

With 100 or more new potential terrorists, we can return to the “Joe-Bama” normal

You can forget any promises of “safety” by Mr. Mayorkas. Rather, you should look forward to the average of an annual terror attack that occurred under Barack and the thousands of anti-Semitic attacks that also occurred under Obama.

At the border

Biden wants to cut funding for “border security assets and infrastructure” by 96%

CNS News reports in a 4 August 2021 article how Biden wants to cut funding for border security assets and infrastructure.

President Joe Biden has now revealed there is at least one area in which he is a fiscal conservative: When it comes to providing the infrastructure needed to secure the border, he wants to spend far less than the government currently spends.

His administration has presented Congress with a Department of Homeland Security budget proposal that calls for slashing spending on what it calls “Border Security Assets and Infrastructure” by 96%.

In fiscal 2021, Congress approved $1,513,000,000 in funding for border security assets and infrastructure. Biden is now asking that Congress approve just $54,315,000 for fiscal 2022. That is a reduction of $1,458,685,000 — or 96.4%.

What exactly is Biden cutting?

Biden’s DHS has presented Congress with a 562-page “overview” of its fiscal 2022 budget proposal for Customs and Border Protection. The explanation for its “Border Security Assets and Infrastructure” plan is presented on pages 326 through 350 of this document.

The presentation divides “Border Security Assets and Infrastructure” into six categories: Integrated Fixed Towers (IFT); Remote Video Surveillance Systems (RVSS); Mobile Video Surveillance System (MVSS); MVSS-M2S2 Modular Mobile Surveillance System; Border Security Assets and Infrastructure End Items; and Border Wall System Program.

(Read more at CNS News)

This would allow more Yemenis and Pakistanis on the watch list to come over the border

This would allow all the terrorists that we have caught (and those we have missed) to continue across.

How can Biden make it worse?

Under the eye of Biden, the Taliban has been said to be holding six planes loaded with Americans and translators

The Washington Times conveys the words of Representative McCaul, who says that the Taliban has been holding six planes loaded with Americans and translators.

The top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee said Sunday the Taliban are preventing flights filled with American civilians and allies from leaving Afghanistan.

Rep. Michael McCaul of Texas said on “Fox News Sunday” the Taliban are not clearing the airplanes to depart despite approval from the State Department.

“In fact we have six airplanes at Mazar-i-Sharif airport, six airplanes, with American citizens on them as I speak, also with these interpreters, and the Taliban is holding them hostage for demands right now,” Mr. McCaul said.

“The Taliban wants something in exchange, this is really … turning into a hostage situation where they are not going to allow American citizens to leave until they get full recognition from the United States of America,” he said.

The United States completed its withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan last week. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said somewhere between 100 to 200 American civilians were left behind.

Mr. McCaul said since the military left the administration has removed “zero” of the remaining civilians from the country.

He also verified reports that the Taliban had been executing interpreters and their families.

“This is not a new and improved ” target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow noopener noreferrer”>Taliban,” Mr. McCaul said. “This is the same old Taliban. They are reverting back to the same brutal practices.”

White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain insisted Sunday the Biden administration would find ways to evacuate any stranded Americans still in Afghanistan, telling CNN that U.S. officials now put the number of remaining Americans at “around 100.”

“We are going to find ways to get them — the ones that want to leave — to get them out of Afghanistan,” Mr. Klain told CNN’s “State of the Union.”

(Read more at the Washington Times)

Hopefully we can look forward to receiving alive Americans and translators

So far, Biden has screwed up royally when it comes to his trust of Islamists, the American deep state, and the permanent-war bureaucracy.

Therefore, hopefully, we will not be delivered with six plane loads of Americans and translators. I don’t think I could stand 500 hours of Biden checking his watch.

 

A pop quiz on Dementia Joe


Traitor or Patriot pop quiz

With a massive hat tip to Ed Bonderenka, here is a pop quiz that may help you decide whether Dementia Joe is a traitor or a patriot.

First study these questions and links and then take the quiz below.

  1. Consider that Joe Biden opened the national border to unchecked masses (including those who oppose the Constitution) and promised all aid and succor. Does that make him a: Traitor or Patriot?
  2. Consider that Joe Biden abandoned citizens in a foreign country who were under the assumption that they had the protection of the American government. Does that make him a: Traitor or Patriot?
  3. Consider that Joe Biden revealed to an enemy the names of persons allied with the United States exposing them to retribution and murder. Does that make him a: Traitor or Patriot?
  4. Consider that Joe Biden transferred much of the wealth and advanced weaponry to avowed enemies of the United States. Does that make him a: Traitor or Patriot?
  5. Consider that Joe Biden outsourced the protection of American citizens to an organization that is a declared enemy, resulting in their death. Does that make him a: Traitor or Patriot?
  6. Consider that Joe Biden encouraged corporations and required government agencies to demand that those in their employ or under their authority receive an injection of a substance that has demonstrably injured many who have received it. Does that make him a: Traitor or Patriot?
  7. Consider that Joe Biden restricted the production of energy nationally, placing the country in the grip of foreign producers. Does that make him a: Traitor or Patriot?
  8. Consider that Joe Biden removed restraints and sanctions on a nation whose national motto is “Death to America,” allowing them to proceed with developing nuclear weapons. Does that make him a: Traitor or Patriot?
  9. Consider that Joe Biden removed the focus from the defense of America and its national interest and placed it on the protection and promotion of moral degenerates. Does that make him a: Traitor or Patriot?
  10. Consider that Joe Biden promoted and enacted policies that destroyed or harmed the legal businesses of citizens while protecting the interests of multinational corporations. Does that make him a: Traitor or Patriot?
  11. Consider that Joe Biden released from custody/jail/prison murderers and rapists who then go on to murder and oppress American citizens, both home and abroad (in local communities or foreign countries). Does that make him a: Traitor or Patriot?

Take Quiz

 

Is Biden planning to fail / failing to plan / or just plan (plain) stupid?


Biden moved to dismantle protections for citizens trapped overseas months before Kabul’s fall

Fox News reports on how Joe Biden dismantled the CCR in June 2021.

Contingency and Crisis Response Bureau

The Biden administration moved in June to dismantle a system designed to protect American citizens trapped abroad — just months before the Taliban took over Afghanistan, stranding thousands of Americans in the Central Asian country.

Fox News has obtained the June 11 memo sent around the State Department which gave the green light on the “discontinuation of the establishment, and the termination of, the Contingency and Crisis Response Bureau (CCR).”

The sensitive but unclassified memo was signed by Deputy Secretary of State Brian McKeon, just a couple of months before the Biden administration’s botched troop withdrawal that saw Afghanistan fall under Taliban control.

CCR was formed under Trump-era Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and was tasked with providing “aviation, logistics, and medical support capabilities for the Department’s operational bureaus, thereby enhancing the secretary’s ability to protect American citizens overseas in connection with overseas evacuations in the aftermath of a natural or man-made disaster.”

The bureau could have played a role in the response to the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan, where thousands of American citizens and allies are trapped behind terrorist lines.

A State Department spokesperson told Fox News in a Wednesday email that it “is important to note that not only would the proposed Contingency and Crisis Response Bureau not have introduced any new capabilities to the Department, it was never formally established.”

“Some administrative steps were taken before its establishment was paused, but the day-to-day operations of the team have not changed,” the spokesperson said.

“Every requirement the Department delivered on last year, and since the proposed establishment of the bureau, can be delivered on today in the same manner if appropriate to do so,” they continued.

A State Department official stressed to Fox News that none of the capabilities provided by the bureau have gone away. That official characterized the bureau as being in its early stages at the time, saying Secretary of State Antony Blinken had requested a review on it soon after he joined the department earlier this year.

(Read more at Fox News)

This comes with a hat tip to Bunkerville and KTRH.

For those impacted by illegal aliens, also remember that Biden killed the office of VOICE also

Although the web page for the office remains, the Victims Of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE) was dissolved by Biden in June 2021 and replaced with the Victims Engagement and Services Line (VESL).

Now victims of illegal alien crime can wait in the same queue with victims of Antifa and Black Lives Matter violence. Good luck with getting justice in Biden’s America.

Biden begs Taliban for mercy

Front Page Mag outlines how Biden abandoned Afghanistan, then brought back even more troops while trying to bribe the Taliban to not attack.

taliban“The likelihood that there’s going to be a Taliban overrunning everything and owning the whole country is highly unlikely,” Joe Biden claimed in July.

He denied an intelligence assessment that the Afghan government would fall in six months.

The current intelligence assessment is that the Taliban may take Afghanistan by September 11.

Biden has been reduced to bribing the Taliban with foreign aid in exchange for a promise not to attack the United States embassy in Kabul. The proposal to fund terrorists is criminally treasonous and since the ranks of the Taliban include any number of Jihadis, and their old Al Qaeda allies have a presence in Afghanistan, that’s setting up our diplomats to be killed.

Obama had his Benghazi, Biden is trying to have his own Saigon in dusty old Kabul.

After Biden announced the withdrawal, the Taliban swiftly began sweeping up territory, first the rural areas and then provincial capitals. There is no point in listing the numbers because by the time you read this the Taliban will hold more territory than they did when this was written.

When Biden announced with great fanfare that the United States was withdrawing, there were 2,500 American soldiers in Afghanistan. Despite falsely claiming that there was a complete withdrawal, he left behind 650 soldiers to provide security for American diplomats in Kabul.

Now 3,000 soldiers are heading back to Afghanistan to help evacuate Americans.

Another 3,500 soldiers will be on standby in case the situation continues to worsen.

Biden is sending more soldiers back to Afghanistan than he withdrew to begin with.

When are those soldiers going to leave? Good question. The Pentagon spokesman refused to to “speculate” whether the 3,000 soldiers sent to Afghanistan will leave in time for Biden’s original August 31 withdrawal deadline that the incompetent leader had reaffirmed last month.

“This is not a case where we have been caught flat-footed,” State Department spokesman Ned Price insisted.

When you claim that it’s “highly unlikely” that the Taliban will take over a country and announce you’re withdrawing 1,900 troops only to then send back 3,000, that’s the definition of being caught flat-footed. But Biden and his allies will never admit to having been completely wrong.

In July, military sources were telling the media that “the withdrawal is over, for all intents and purposes.”

By August, B-52 bombers and AC-130 Spectre gunships were rushed into action, operating out of Qatar to try and protect Kandahar and Herat. Despite those efforts, Herat and Kandahar have fallen to the Taliban. The odds that remote over-the-horizon airpower will be enough to protect Kabul from falling doesn’t look good. A Pentagon spokesman described a “rapidly deteriorating security situation in and around Kabul” which suggests that a collapse may be rapidly coming.

The only question is whether Americans can get out in time.

(Read more at Front Page Mag)

This bodes very poorly for anyone who does not bow to the Taliban’s Islam

As mentioned by both Jihad Watch and The Glazov Gang, there are consequences for Biden screwing up at this level. The Taliban are jihadist warriors who do not stoop to giving in to bribes. This will have dire consequences for the innocent Afghanis who made the mistake of trusting us. This will have extreme consequences for the Americans (missionaries, businessmen, and others) who get left behind.

As for myself, the consequence of Biden’s current foible is just more of the same: as before, if Biden says it, I will never believe it. I may report it (in order to hang it over the heads of those who still believe in Democrats). However, I will never, ever again believe the words of a Democrat again.

Biden begs OPEC to pump more oil

The New York Post points out how Biden has displayed his idiocy by kneecapping American oil production and then begging OPEC for more oil.

President Joe Biden’s latest policy push has us doing not just a double take but a triple take: The man who’s put roadblock after roadblock in the way of North American energy companies in pursuit of his vow to decarbonize the US economy is . . . begging OPEC to boost fossil-fuel production.

Why? The prez complains the high price of gas is hurting the post-pandemic economic recovery. Seriously.

“OPEC+ must do more to support the recovery,” National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan declared Wednesday, and his boss backed him up. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies cut 10 million barrels a day ⁠— 10 percent of global demand ⁠— at the pandemic’s start as demand dried up. It’s since raised output by about 4.2 million barrels a day and promises to add another 400,000 barrels a day until it’s back to pre-COVID levels.

“Simply not enough,” says Sullivan, as Biden “has made clear that he wants Americans to have access to affordable and reliable energy, including at the pump.”

That’s news to us. On his very first day in office, Biden killed the Keystone XL pipeline, which would have brought 830,000 barrels of Canadian oil a day down south — and thousands of good-paying jobs with it. In March, he put a moratorium on oil leasing on federal land, which a judge later found to be illegal. Later, he canceled Trump-era oil leases in Alaska.

Biden has made combating climate change a top priority — and declared war on the American energy industry to do it.

(Read the points on Nord Stream 2 and our former energy independence at the New York Post)

Maybe Biden should call Putin for oil.

Surely the Russians would know that the $3.5 million forwarded through the wife of the former mayor of Moscow was just a down payment. Now we need oil.

According to the outgoing Border Patrol chief, terrorists have been crossing our Southern border “at a level we have never seen before”

The Washington Examiner reports how Rodney Scott told 19K agents that suspected terrorists have been crossing our Southern border at unprecedented rates during the Biden regime.

Unprecedented numbers of known or suspected terrorists have crossed the southern border in recent months, the outgoing Border Patrol chief said.

The head of the Border Patrol, Rodney Scott, told his 19,000 agents before retiring on Aug. 14 that their national security mission is paramount right now despite the Biden administration’s focus on migrant families and children who are coming across the United States-Mexico boundary at record rates.

“Over and over again, I see other people talk about our mission, your mission, and the context of it being immigration or the current crisis today being an immigration crisis,” Scott said in a video message to agents, obtained by the Washington Examiner. “I firmly believe that it is a national security crisis. Immigration is just a subcomponent of it, and right now, it’s just a cover for massive amounts of smuggling going across the southwest border — to include TSDBs at a level we have never seen before. That’s a real threat.”

TSDB refers to known or suspected terrorists, as identified in the FBI’s Terrorist Screening Database.

“Your peers or you are taking criminals, pedophiles, rapists, murderers, and like I said before, even TSDB alerts off the streets and keeping them safe from America,” Scott said. “Even if we processed several thousand migrants that day and even if thousands of them were allowed into the U.S., you still took those threats off the street, and I think that’s worth it. So please don’t ever undersell how important your mission is.”

The surge of migrants from mostly Central American countries has prompted Border Patrol to pull more than 40% of agents from the field to help transport, process, and care for people in custody, meaning fewer agents are able to patrol for national security threats. Often, smugglers send over large groups of families and children to divert agents to one area and then run other contraband or people over the border where agents are not present.

Shortly after taking office in January, CBP told members of Congress that federal law enforcement had stopped four people on the terror watchlist. A CBP news release about these specific encounters was taken down from the government agency’s website hours after going up, prompting complaints from Republicans about the Department of Homeland Security’s transparency.

The congressional briefing confirmed what House Republicans had said during a border tour in Texas in March. House Homeland Security Committee ranking member John Katko, a former federal prosecutor who was based in El Paso, Texas, during his time as a lawyer, said the international cartels were “masterfully” exploiting the border due to an easing of Trump-era border restrictions.

“People they’ve caught in the last few days [in Border Patrol’s El Paso sector] have been under the terror watchlist,” Katko said. “Individuals that they have on the watchlist for terrorism are now starting to exploit the southern border.”

The four terror watchlist matches represented a greater number than the average total seen in recent years. Although several thousand people are denied entry to the U.S. at airports each year as a result of being on the list, it is unusual for people to be encountered trying to get into the U.S. between land border crossings. The four matches were citizens of Serbia and Yemen.

(Read more specifics on how terrorists have slipped through at the Washington Examiner)

Never mind that Romanians, Serbians, and other nationalities have been documented at the Texas border

Never mind that some 200 or so Romanians were recorded as passing through Texas. Also forget the four Bengali Muslims who were found in Texas. Likewise, forget about the three Iranians caught there.

It’s the ones that got through Biden’s wide-open border that you should worry about.

And now the cartoons

An empty suit cone

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A woke general

AWokeGeneral

Biden/Harris

BidenHarris

Biden’s answer to Bush’s “Mission Accomplished”

Mayhem

Biden’s fine dining

BidensFineDining

Biden’s presidency

bidenPresidency

Saigon Kabul

__Kabul

 

Thank Democrats for these messes


On Afghanistan

Taliban leader was freed from Guantanamo Bay in 2014 swap by Obama

The New York Post reported in a 16 August 2021 article that the new leader of the Taliban was freed by Obama in the trade for the traitorous Bowe Bergdahl.

KhairkhwaWhen then-President Barack Obama released five Taliban commanders from the Guantanamo Bay prison in exchange for an American deserter in 2014, he assured a wary public the dangerous enemy combatants would be transferred to Qatar and kept from causing any trouble in Afghanistan.

In fact, they were left free to engineer Sunday’s sacking of Kabul.

Soon after gaining their freedom, some of the notorious Taliban Five pledged to return to fight Americans in Afghanistan and made contacts with active Taliban militants there. But the Obama-Biden administration turned a blind eye to the disturbing intelligence reports, and it wasn’t long before the freed detainees used Qatar as a base to form a regime in exile.

Eventually, they were recognized by Western diplomats as official representatives of the Taliban during recent “peace” talks.

Earlier this year, one of them, Khairullah Khairkhwa, actually sat across the table from President Biden’s envoy to Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, in Moscow, where Khairkhwa was part of the official Taliban delegation that negotiated the final terms of the US withdrawal. The retreat cleared a path for the Taliban to retake power after 20 years.

“I started jihad to remove foreign forces from my country and establish an Islamic government, and jihad will continue until we reach that goal through a political agreement,” Khairkhwa said at the summit.

After raiding the presidential palace in Kabul, a group of armed Taliban fighters told Al Jazeera that they were arranging to bring back their Gitmo-paroled leadership from Qatar upon securing the capital. One unidentified fighter, who blasted America for “oppressing our people for 20 years,” claimed he had also been locked up at the Guantanamo Bay facility. It’s more evidence Gitmo catch-and-release policies facilitated the fall of Afghanistan to the enemy Washington vowed to crush after 9/11.

(Read more at the New York Post)

When the Biden’s “Tal-e-ban” attacks in whatever new way they will, we can blame Obama and Biden

Hopefully, the two of these men will be around to be held accountable for their actions.

Of course, what could go wrong when the head of the new Afghanistan was imprisoned at Gitmo, was the right-hand man to Osama bin Laden, and still vows jihad? What could go wrong when taqiyya has been employed against the Biden regime? What could go wrong since we have many people coming over from Afghanistan and an open Southern border for months? What could go wrong when we left numerous guns and ammunitions at Bagram?

Just to show how the Taliban kept their promises, the current leader of the Taliban was supposed to remain in Omar when released

The Military Times outlined the conditions for the release of those freed from Gitmo in a 30 October 2018 article that also defined the terms of exchange for the traitorous Bowe Bergdahl.

Five members of the Afghan Taliban who were freed from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay in exchange for captured American Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl have joined the insurgent group’s political office in Qatar, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said Tuesday.

They will now be among Taliban representatives negotiating for peace in Afghanistan, a sign some negotiators in Kabul say indicates the Taliban’s desire for a peace pact.

Others fear the five, all of whom were close to the insurgent group’s founder and hard-line leader Mullah Mohammed Omar, bring with them the same ultra-conservative interpretation of Islam that characterized the group’s five-year rule that ended in 2001 with the U.S.-led invasion.

“The Taliban are bringing back their old generation, which means the Taliban have not changed their thinking or their leadership,” said Haroun Mir, political analyst in the Afghan capital. “What we are more worried about is if tomorrow the Taliban say ‘we are ready to negotiate,’ who will represent Kabul? That is the big challenge because the government is so divided, not just ideologically but on ethnic lines.”

Efforts to find a peaceful end to Afghanistan’s protracted war have accelerated since Washington appointed Afghan-American Zalmay Khalilzad as envoy to find a peaceful end to America’s longest war, which has already cost the U.S. more than $900 billion.

But Mohammed Ismail Qasimyar, a member of a government peace council, warned Washington against negotiating peace terms with the Taliban, saying Khalilzad’s only job is to set the stage for direct talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban, something the insurgents have so far refused, calling the government a U.S. puppet.

Taliban officials reported meeting with Khalilzad in Qatar earlier this month, calling the exchange preliminary but pivotal. Washington neither confirmed nor denied the meeting, but Khalilzad was in Qatar at the time.

A Taliban official familiar with the discussions told The Associated Press that talks ended with an agreement to meet again. Key among the Taliban’s requests was recognition of their Qatar office, said the official, who spoke on condition he not be identified because he was not authorized to speak to the media.

In an unexpected development, Pakistan also bowed to a long-standing Afghan Taliban demand that it release its senior leader, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, who had been in jail in Pakistan since 2010. At the time, Baradar was reportedly jailed after bypassing Pakistan to open independent peace talks with Hamid Karzai, who was then Afghanistan’s president.

Baradar’s release followed Khalilzad’s first visit to Pakistan since being appointed Washington’s peace envoy.

Baradar issued an audio message after his release to the Taliban. The Pashto-language message, heard by an Associated Press reporter, seemed to indicate he was preparing for a role in the insurgent movement moving forward.

Hakim Mujahed, a former Taliban member who is now also a member of the Afghan government peace council, said the presence of the five former Guantanamo prisoners in the Taliban’s Qatar office is indicative of the Taliban’s resolve to find a peace deal. He said the stature of the five within the insurgent movement will make a peace deal palatable to the rank and file, many of whom have resisted talks believing a military victory was within their grasp.

(Read more at the Military Times)

Of course, it is called “taqiyya”

The practice of taqiyya should be expected when dealing with Islam. However, it should not be excused (as the Biden regime seems all too willing to do).

The unraveling of Afghanistan, Biden: “I stand behind my decision”

The Christian Broadcasting Network reported in part through a 16 August 2021 article how Biden tore apart a land we had to leave.

America’s 20-year war in Afghanistan is coming to a chaotic end. The Taliban has seized control of the capital of Kabul, effectively completing its campaign to take back the country.

Now that emergency evacuations are underway, President Ashraf Ghani has fled, and despite two decades of training and trillions in funding, Afghan security forces collapsed without a fight.

“We gave them every tool they could need. We paid their salaries, provided for the maintenance of their air force, something the Taliban doesn’t have. The Taliban doesn’t have an air force. We provided air support. We gave them every chance to determine their own future. What we could not provide them, was the will to fight for their future,” President Biden said addressing the nation on Monday.

The president said he inherited the deal from the Trump administration and didn’t see an option besides to abide by it.

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tells CBN News that what we’re seeing today is not what the Trump administration negotiated. 

“They decided to pull out the military before they got civilians out. They hadn’t adequately planned. And in terms of the agreement, the Taliban clearly broke the agreement and President Trump was unequivocally clear, you break the agreement, and we will come and break you,” Pompeo said. 

Critics call Afghanistan Biden’s, “Saigon Moment.” Scenes of Chinook helicopters evacuating U.S. personnel from the now-shuttered embassy, eerily similar to what took place at the end of the Vietnam War. 

The situation, this morning, from the Kabul Airport, was chaotic and heartbreaking. Thousands surging the tarmac, desperate to get out of the country. 

As many as 7,000 U.S. troops are now en route or in Afghanistan working to evacuate American embassy personnel, Afghan interpreters, their families, and others who helped the U.S. military.

“If they attack our personnel or disrupt our operation, the U.S. presence will be swift and the response will be swift and forceful,” Biden said Monday. 

Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle want to know what went wrong and who’s to blame. 

(Read more at the Christian Broadcasting Network)

This is total bull. There is nothing (including the agreement that Trump made with the Taliban) that Biden has followed.

Biden has not held to the “Stay in Mexico” agreement Trump made. He has not held to the timetable that was included in the Trump/Taliban agreement.

I dare anyone to find any point where Biden has abided with a Trump agreement except those where he was forced to do so by the courts. Even when told by the Supreme Court that he could not extend his eviction moratorium, he sat with hands folded in agreement as his CDC took on new powers not spelled out in any document and declared an extension of the eviction moratorium.

Not only has Biden never followed any Trump plan, he has gone (in every case) as quickly against it as he could.

Former CENTCOM commander says US “may have underestimated” Taliban’s “planning capabilities”

The Washington Examiner comments on the miscalculations of the Biden administration.

The Taliban’s successful military operations this week may have come because the United States “underestimated” the group’s “planning capabilities,” according to one former CENTCOM commander.

Former U.S. CENTCOM commander Gen. Joseph Votel told the Washington Examiner in an interview that he has been “very, very surprised” by the “speed” with which the Taliban has captured 14 of Afghanistan’s 34 provincial capitals as well as Kandahar and Herat.

“From my personal belief, some of the more far-flung areas, I think we would have expected that they would have fallen faster, but big cities like Kandahar and other things like that are very, very concerning in terms of that,” the distinguished senior fellow on national security at MEI said. “And so, I think I’m very, very surprised by that. So, it’s not a good situation.”

While he acknowledged that the U.S. expected the Taliban to strike with the withdrawal coming up, one miscalculation the Pentagon may have made was in its evaluation of the group’s planning abilities.

“We may have underestimated the planning capability of the Taliban to really orchestrate what it seems to be a fairly effective campaign to get control of border crossings, of big cities, and to create a lot of pressure and induce panic into the end of the situation,” Votel added.

The Taliban is attempting to “isolate” Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, though the Pentagon does not believe they are “in an imminent threat environment,” Pentagon spokesman John Kirby told reporters at Friday’s briefing.

The Biden administration has repeatedly touted the Afghan forces’ advantages over the Taliban, such as in aviation and in numbers, though that has not demonstrated itself on the battlefields. U.S. officials also say the key is for Afghan leaders to step up.

(Read more at the Washington Examiner)

Substitute “Obama” and “Democrats/PC Army” with “US”

Any of those who Obama forced out due to an opposition to including transgenderism in the military would know that the forcing of liberalism (especially anti-masculine, pro-gay, pro-feminine types of liberalism) on Islamic societies would fail. However, Obama and the Democrats did not see it.

Biden finds himself in an impossible bind as Afghanistan blame game begins

The Guardian comments on the whining and excuse-making that seems to be ramping up in the Biden regime.

The words of political leaders can come back to haunt them. “None whatsoever, zero,” Joe Biden said last month when asked if he saw any parallels between the US withdrawals from Vietnam and Afghanistan.

“The Taliban is not the North Vietnamese army. They’re not remotely comparable in terms of capability. There’s going to be no circumstance where you see people being lifted off the roof of the embassy of the United States from Afghanistan. It is not at all comparable.”

The dispatch of 3,000 extra US troops to help evacuate embassy staff looks like a pre-emptive move to avoid such a humiliating spectacle. Even so, with the Taliban on the march and closing in on Kabul, it did not stop cable news networks on Friday replaying grainy images from Vietnam nor the rightwing New York Post running the front page headline “Biden’s Saigon”.

A blame game away is under way for an issue that defies finger pointing, simple headlines or strident certainty perhaps more than any other. Biden is only the latest American president to stumble into a hall of mirrors where every argument has a counter-argument, every action has a reaction, no escape route is offered and the only guarantee is that Afghan civilians will lose.

His political career spans Afghanistan’s modern era. He became a US senator in 1973, the year that the country’s last king, Mohammad Zahir Shah, was deposed after a four-decade reign that coincided with one of the most peaceful periods in the country’s history.

Biden remained in the Senate when Ronald Reagan backed the mujahideen against the occupying Soviet Union and George W Bush ousted the Taliban after 9/11. As Barack Obama’s vice-president, Biden believed the conflict had gone on too long but was overruled, even after the killing of Osama bin Laden in neighbouring Pakistan.

Now, as president, Biden has ripped off the bandage, determining that the 20-year war is unwinnable, that counter-terrorism priorities lie elsewhere and that the US does not have a multi-generational obligation for nation-building. Polls show his decision to withdraw US forces by the end of the month has massive support from the public, not least among sceptics of American imperialism.

Even so, Biden, renowned for his empathy, is about to be confronted by images of atrocities and human suffering that are a direct consequence of his actions. It is true that “the buck stops here”. But is also true that there are myriad causes dating back at least half a century that are painfully difficult to disentangle.

(Read more at The Guardian

Make no mistake, this problem is completely of Democrat doing

Just like the pallet of cash to the Islamic sponsor of terror, this is Biden’s gift to the Taliban.

Biden’s words haunt him: He said a month ago there’s “no circumstance where Americans will be lifted out of the U.S. embassy in Kabul by helicopter”

The Daily Mail points out how either Biden planned for Afghanistan to fail so spectacularly that no Americans would survive or he was too dumb to see the results of his own actions.

  • Biden said on July 8: ‘There’s going to be no circumstance where you’re going to see people being lifted off the roof of a embassy of the U.S. from Afghanistan’
  • Just five weeks later, exactly that happened as Americans were evacuated from the U.S. Embassy in Kabul as the Taliban breached the capital city
  • He also said during a news conference last month that a Taliban takeover of Afghanistan was not inevitable upon the total troop withdrawal
  • Now, the president is trying to divert blame to Donald Trump
  • Biden blamed his predecessor for the Taliban being able to swiftly seize most of Afghanistan in just over a week and reached Kabul by Sunday
  • Shortly after that the embassy was evacuated and the flag taken down and Americans were told to shelter in place as the airport came under attack
  • Trump claimed Biden made the Taliban not fear America’s power
  • ‘Joe Biden gets it wrong every time on foreign policy, and many other issues,’ he wrote. ‘Everyone knew he couldn’t handle the pressure’
  • Biden is sending 5,000 troops to help with the evacuation of U.S. and ally personnel still in Afghanistan

Joe Biden insisted last month that there’s no way his troop withdrawal from Afghanistan would lead to a Saigon-like situation with Americans emergency evacuated out of the U.S. embassy in Kabul by helicopter.

‘There’s going to be no circumstance where you’re going to see people being lifted off the roof of a (sic) embassy of the United States from Afghanistan,’ the president said during a press conference on July 8, 2021.

Biden insisted during that press conference that the U.S. would not succumb to the Taliban once troops were withdrawn and is now trying to divert blame for the takeover on Donald Trump.

Those words are coming back to bite the president after the majority of Afghanistan fell to the Taliban in just under a week and the U.S. Embassy in Kabul was forced to evacuate by helicopter once the militant forces breached the city on Sunday.

‘Is the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan now inevitable?’ a reporter asked the president at the time of the July 8 press conference.

‘No, it is not,’ Biden responded.

He explained: ‘You have the Afghan troops at 300,000 – well equipped, as well as any army in the world – and an Air Force, against something like 75,000 Taliban. It is not inevitable.’

He also said at the same press conference ‘that is not true’ that his own intelligence community was warning the Afghan government will likely collapse if there was a total and swift withdrawal.

(Read more at the Daily Mail)

Bookmark this page for future reference

This should become useful in 2022 — especially if there is a major attack on anything American by the Taliban.

Taliban parade new weapons seized from Afghan military as U.S. withdraws

NBC News points to both Biden’s promise that Taliban would not win and how the Taliban now has captured U.S. weapons left by Joe Biden.

The Taliban have showed off containers full of weapons and military hardware seized from the Afghan military as American forces withdraw from the country and the militants march across the country.

The weaponry includes 900 guns, 30 light tactical vehicles and 20 army pickup trucks, according to NBC News’ U.K. partner Sky News, which was granted access to the Sultan Khil military base in the Wardak province close to the Afghan capital, Kabul.

District after district has fallen to the Taliban. The militants have seized 120 districts since May 1, according to an ongoing assessment by the Long War Journal. The map is a moving patchwork, but at last count the Taliban controlled 193 districts and contested 130, while 75 were under the control of the government or are undetermined, according to the publication, which reports on the global war on terror and is a project of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a hawkish Washington think tank.

At the same time, many military outposts have been surrendered without a fight, allowing the Taliban to seize weapons, according to multiple Afghan military and government sources.

Sky News filmed fighters carrying new weapons seized from the base, where a white flag signifying the Taliban takeover was flying.

Walking around wooden boxes full of munitions — some still wrapped in plastic and Styrofoam — Taliban commander Mutman Ehsanulla told Alex Crawford of Sky News that the seizure had won them a slew of new weapons that could be used on the battlefield. Still, he repeated a Taliban talking point that it isn’t the militants who are behind a recent upsurge in violence.

“All people want peace here,” Ehsanulla said. “But the government doesn’t want peace with us.”

A surge of violence, including attacks on intellectuals, journalists and prominent women, has heightened anxiety about what the future holds in the battle-scarred country. The Taliban, which U.S. forces toppled in 2001 after the group sheltered Osama bin Laden, architect of the 9/11 attacks, have denied all responsibility for the attacks.

A recent United Nations report raised alarm about an “extraordinary levels of harm” inflicted on Afghans, with the Taliban responsible for more than 40 percent of all civilian casualties in the first three months of 2021. It said the Afghan National Army was responsible for 17 percent of all casualties during the same period.

Still, the Taliban has won the support of some Afghans who are weary after decades of war and of the U.S.-backed government in Kabul, which is widely accused of being riddled with corruption.

The Taliban resurgence is growing after months of largely fruitless peace talks between the military group and the Afghan government. With the Taliban growing stronger by the day, there are fears about the group’s willingness to cut any deals with the government in Kabul.

In April, President Joe Biden pledged to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, ending America’s longest war, which has claimed the lives of around 2,300 U.S. troops since 2001. From 2001 to 2018, some 58,000 Afghan military and police were killed in the violence, according to a study by Brown University.

But the withdrawal comes amid fears it could set the country on a path to a civil war, voiced by the U.S.’s top general in Afghanistan, Austin S. Miller, last week.

(Read more at NBC News)

This should be enough for a resignation of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and an impeachment

You cannot tell me that Biden did not plan this any more that Obama did not plan the secret pallets of cash flown to Iran. These weapons were gifted to the Taliban to be used to take down the Great Satan (and finish the job Obama started).








And don’t forget that we also gave them an Air Force (not just helicopters). However, in a true Bidenesque move, he also refused to let maintenance crews into the country.

Now that the Afghans now have independence from us, they can go to Iran (who has quite a lot of experience in fixing equipment from America).

On school safety

Biden’s equity agenda will make schools less safe

The Washington Examiner dissects the possible return to Obama’s PROMISE program that produced Nikolas Cruz (and 17 dead along with 17 injured at Parkland High School).

To comply with President Joe Biden’s racial equity executive order, the Departments of Justice and Education will likely reinstate, and possibly strengthen, Obama administration rules for public schools that judge student punishments by quantity rather than context. Mere numerical race disparities become de facto discrimination.

This puts teachers in a tenuous position. While American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten pushes a social justice agenda embracing critical race theory, she must also have the backs of members who will be judged by metrics portraying them as vicious racists. A union’s first obligation is protecting members who pay their dues. Weingarten risks becoming, as the woke folk say, “literally Hitler.”

Even though teaching is among the most woke vocations, applying statistics to race-neutral discipline policies will make monsters out of one of the White House’s most loyal and fervent constituencies. It will also spoil educational opportunities for innocent children this president says he deeply cares about.

The root problem is reliance on a disparate-impact approach to analyze student discipline. It essentially sets up racial quotas on how many members of a particular minority can receive appropriate punishment at a given school. This creates a death spiral for quality of life among large minority student bodies. When students are less likely to receive punishment for their misbehavior, students around them are affected.

Under this proposal, discipline means disparity, and disparity means discrimination. That’s what teachers and administrators want to avoid.

In the White House announcement of its intent to resurrect disciplinary quotas, it cited a report on such alleged disparities from the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. It failed to note this report was rebutted by Commissioner Gail L. Heriot. In her first dissent to a report in her 14 years of service on the commission, Heriot wrote that her colleagues “seriously misunderstood the empirical research that purportedly forms the basis for its conclusions.”

The commission’s report alleged students of color “do not commit more disciplinary offenses than their white peers.” But Heriot noted her colleagues “provide[d] no evidence to support this sweeping assertion and there is abundant evidence to the contrary” and that this “is a slap in the face to teachers.”

(Read more at the Washington Examiner)

Here again, Biden proves himself to be the third term of Obama

Forgetting the shootings created by his mentor’s program, Biden willy-nilly starts along the path of the PROMISE program.

On the release of criminals

Career criminal free on PR bond killed in shootout with police

Houston Fox affiliate KRIV reports that a liberal judge released a repeat criminal to get into a gun fight with police.

“He is a ticking time bomb of crime,” said Andy Kahan with Crime Stoppers.

What’s more eye-catching than the tattoo on 62-year-old Randal Boyd Burton’s forehead? His extraordinarily lengthy criminal history.

“17 felony convictions just in Harris County and there are others throughout the state,” Kahan said. “He just finished serving a two-year sentence for endangering a child.”

Last March, Burton got a felony cash bond for the delivery of a controlled substance.

Then in May, he was given a personal recognizance bond, also known as a get out of jail free card, by 351st Criminal District Court Judge Nata Cornelio.

The charge was aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

“A felony PR bond on someone who has over 20 felony convictions, that made zero sense,” Kahan said.

On Sunday, deputies say Burton was caught shoplifting at the Walmart on Kuykendahl. Precinct 4 Constable deputies pulled over the car Burton was riding in.

“Our deputies were fired upon immediately when they got out on the guy,” said Precinct 4 Constable Mark Herman. “They returned fire to defend themselves and killed the suspect.”__

(Read more at KRIV)

This will dog Biden just like the recording of him responding to a “defund the police” point with “Yes” 

During the 2020 campaign, Biden is recorded responding to Ady Barkan’s point of “We can reduce the responsibilities assigned to the police and redirect some of the funding for police into social services like mental health counseling and affordable housing.” with “Yes.”

Ever since that interview, Biden and the Democrats have denied their “defund the police” narrative. The truth is, though, their base is too wedded to the concept of releasing criminals to allow them to not stop it — no matter how many innocent people get killed.

 

Danger in the lives of Nigerian Christians


Boko Haram kills as many as 110 farmers in Northeastern Nigeria

With a hat-tip to the Nwo report, the Daily Wire reports that an additional 110 Christian farmers have died at the hands of Islamic extremists.

BH-scaledA terrorist attack by Boko Haram, an Islamic terrorist organization, left at least 110 people dead in Nigeria on Saturday, with most of the victims appearing to be farmers.

“The assailants tied up the agricultural workers and slit their throats in the village of Koshobe,” AFP reported. “The victims were laborers from Sokoto state in northwest Nigeria, roughly 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) away, who had traveled to the northeast to find work.”

“The bodies were taken to Zabarmari village, two kilometers away, where they would be kept ahead of burial Sunday, said resident Mala Bunu, who took part in the search-and-rescue operation,” the wire service added. “Last month, Boko Haram militants slaughtered 22 farmers working in their irrigation fields near Maiduguri in two separate incidents. Boko Haram and ISWAP, its IS-linked rival, have increasingly targeted loggers, herders and fishermen in their violent campaign, accusing them of spying and passing information to the military and the local militia fighting them.”

The attack reportedly happened on the same day that residents in the state were able to cast ballots for the first time in 13 years to elect local government officials.

(Read more at the Daily Wire)

With all the concerns in America, we also need to pray for Africa

While the Islamic-friendly workings of the third Obama administration (also known as the cheating Biden administration) would be a good thing to avoid, prayer should be applied to the benefit of Christians suffering through Islamic oppression.

The terrible thing about all of this is that evil seems to be winning on both sides of the ocean. On the African continent in the nation of Nigeria in the space of seven months, over 1,400 Christians have died at the hands of Boko Haram. On this side of the ocean, there have been so many coordinated cases of voter fraud as to prove the existence of an interstate criminal conspiracy.

Human rights advocates sound alarm on “Christian genocide” unfolding in Africa

The Christian Broadcasting Network writes about the great number of religiously-motivated murders occurring in Nigeria.

Muslim terror groups are launching attacks across several African nations.

Foremost is Nigeria, where tens of thousands of Christians have died as part of what human rights activists call a Christian genocide across the continent.

Nigeria’s Army recently released a poster of its top 100 terror targets.

Among them: Africa’s most wanted man, Abubakar Shekau, head of the Islamic terror group, Boko Haram.

“This person has been unsettling, not just really northern Nigeria, but an entire region,” Dr. David Curry, president of Open Doors USA, told CBN News.

In a video obtained by a Nigerian newspaper, the Boko Haram leader, surrounded by bodyguards, boasts he will never get caught because he’s doing Allah’s work.

Shekau adds the war in Nigeria will continue even after him.

“I think that if he’s not put under control by the Nigeria government, this could certainly tip over into a caliphate-type idea like we saw with ISIS in Syria and Iraq,” Curry warned.

Shekau’s brutal insurgency has killed thousands and left millions displaced from their homes.

“If you look at what’s happening there, it’s just massive, massive attacks against Christians,” said Jeff King, president of International Christian Concern. “50 to 70 thousand have been murdered.”

Shekau’s mission: Turn Africa’s most populous country- Islamic, and force Christians, who make up half the population, to either leave, convert to Islam or die.

Johnnie Moore, a Christian, and Abraham Cooper, an Orthodox Jew, are co-authors of the new book, The Next Jihad: Stop the Christian Genocide in Africa.

“The terrorists in Nigeria and in the surrounding countries around Nigeria with these other insurgencies taking place, are absolutely trying to commit genocide against the Christian communities, they want to wipe them all out,” Rev. Johnnie Moore, told CBN News.

Moore and Cooper traveled together to Nigeria earlier this year meeting dozens of Christian victims of Muslim persecution.

“Many of them feel helpless at this point, you never know where it’s going to hit next,” Rabbi Abraham Cooper, the associate dean and director of Global Social Action Agenda for the Simon Wiesenthal Center, told CBN News. “Their faith, however, remains unshakable, and speaking as a Jewish Rabbi, an Orthodox one, I was very inspired by their faith.”

To make matters worse, in Nigeria’s so-called “Middle Belt” region, where the Muslim North meets the Christian South, another terror group made up of Muslim Fulani militants is also terrorizing Christians.

More than 1,400 Christians were hacked to death in just the first seven months of 2020 by Fulani militants.

“They come in the middle of the night, coming into Christian villages, burning down the homes, killing the people, just really, really horrible,” Cooper said.

The Wall Street Journal reported on how jihadist groups set up random highway checkpoints, searching for Christians to kidnap for ransom or simply murder on the roadside.

One of those abducted, Polycarp Zongo, pastor of a church east of Abuja, the country’s capital city.

The terrorist group released a video of pastor Zongo appealing for his release.

“They too captured two Christian women who are also here with me,” pastor Zongo said in the video. “I’m appealing that you all do all that is possible to secure our release from captivity.”

The terror attacks on Christians are spiking under Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari’s watch.

He’s a Muslim from the Fulani tribe. Nigerian Christian leaders accusing president Buhari of doing little to stop the bloodletting.

CBN News reached out to Nigeria’s ambassador in Washington, DC, for comment on the ongoing persecution of Christians in his country, but got no response.

“It’s one thing when North Korea does or when Iran does this, but this is a democracy, there has to be rule of law in the country,” said Moore.

Nigeria’s police and army are also mostly made up of Fulani Muslims.

“The attackers are never captured, they are not prosecuted, the security services respond very slowly, a full day can go on with attacks happening and no security shows up and frequently the government officials will provide cover,” said Dede Laugesen with Save the Persecuted Christian.

Meanwhile, the COVID pandemic exacerbating the plight of Nigeria’s Christians, especially in provinces ruled by Islamic Sharia Law.

“When the government sends food into these areas, the extremists, and the leaders under Sharia law, are intentionally keeping food and aid from people they consider infidels, but these are Nigerian citizens,” said Dr. Curry.

And it’s not just in Nigeria.

After losing ground in Syria and Iraq, the top general of U.S. Special Operations Command in Africa is warning that Al Qaeda, ISIS, and other Islamic terror groups are gaining ground on the continent.

Maj. Gen. Dagvin Anderson says Muslim terrorists have set their sights on Nigeria’s southern and northwest regions and the U.S is now sharing specific intelligence with the country.

“This intelligence sharing is absolutely vital and we stay fully engaged with the government of Nigeria to provide them with understanding with what these terrorists are doing,” Maj. Gen. Anderson told reporters.

On November 10, ISIS-linked fighters attacked a remote town in northern Mozambique, beheading 50 people in a soccer stadium and kidnapping scores of women.

This summer saw a slew of jihadist attacks in Niger, Chad, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Mali, Tanzania, Kenya, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Moore says for radical jihadists, Nigeria remains the big prize.

(Read more at the Christian Broadcasting Network)