This story was published quite recently and while we hate to be the bearers of bad news, this story is chock full of it. It comes via the Washington Post and should cause Americans from both sides of the political divide to start sounding alarm bells. For starters, the jihadists are tickled pink about the fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban, as you would have expected.
They want to know how long it will take before ISIS and Al-Qaeda make their big comeback. Per the Post:
“Foreign intelligence officials said they are detecting signs that the Taliban’s victory has energized global jihadists, a threat that may only grow as the Taliban releases al-Qaeda operatives who were imprisoned by the Afghan government.
An intelligence official from an Arab nation, who like others spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe evolving assessments, said officials had seen an uptick in jihadist communications about developments in Afghanistan. The Taliban takeover, this official said, “is encouraging many jihadists to think about traveling to Afghanistan now instead of Syria or Iraq.”
According to a European intelligence official, the Taliban’s victory has become a rallying cry for jihadist sympathizers there. “The U.S. appears in all of this now as a weak nation,” he said.
An al-Qaeda fighter who goes by the name Abu Khaled said the Taliban’s conquest was momentous for all extremists. “God willing, the success of the Taliban will be also a chance to unify mujahideen movements like al-Qaeda and Daesh,” he said, using another name for the Islamic State.”
This is obviously bad enough but the bad news does not end there. Unfortunately, the fall of Afghanistan significantly reduces our ability to pay close attention to what is happening within the nation. We cannot monitor the rise of any of the aforementioned groups. This is what happens when you dismantle a friendly government that was providing us with the chance to stay abreast of what is going on.
The Taliban regaining control means that Americans are not going to be able to gather much from an intelligence standpoint. Biden did not stop to consider this before executing a quick withdrawal. The Post expanded on this point:
“Now, most if not all of the capabilities the United States had envisioned within Afghanistan are no longer possible…
The Biden administration also planned to continue intelligence operations out of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, working with the National Directorate of Security (NDS), the Afghan spy agency built by the CIA, to manage agents across the country. Officials would also use satellites and local listening posts to scoop up communications intercepts, attempting to keep militant plotting in check.”
How could anything ever end up going wrong here? The Biden media complex has been pushing the narrative that the media is being too hard on their guy but we cannot see what the issue is. In their mind, the big, bad media is just being too mean:
“The situation is tragic, no doubt, and the images of the Taliban’s takeover of Kabul on Sunday are stunningly memorable, but the blame has to be spread much more evenly. Biden has been in office for just over seven months; the always untenable Afghan war — and its sure-to-be-terrible ending — has been a disaster for decades. It cuts across political parties: begun by a Republican, George W. Bush, in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, and presided over by two Obama terms and four years of Trump…
Maybe the pullout from Afghanistan really will go down as Biden’s Waterloo. But maybe deciding that should take more than a few hours.”
They think that this is nuanced criticism but it is not. It is fan boy behavior and it needs to stop. All of the heat that he is taking right now is more than justifiable. The lefties are going to pull any lever that they can to put a stop to the critiques and that’s all we have to say on the matter!