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What happened to the weapons left behind in Afghanistan?
The Biden Administration left approximately $85,000,000,000.00 worth of U.S. military equipment behind in Afghanistan. A bountiful treasure for the Taliban.
In case you want the details of what we left behind, check out the images below.
But, to be fair, the Taliban are not the only ones to enjoy this treasure. China might be enjoying it as well. Consider this quote from 1945.
The United States military maintains bases all around the world, but as of last month, bases in Afghanistan were scratched off the list. The U.S. “handed over” Bagram Air Base, the largest U.S. military base, to the Afghan security forces, but it is now in the hands of the Taliban. While it is unclear whether the insurgent force turned de facto government of the Central Asian country will actually use the base is unclear.
More likely it could be a future Chinese military base, warned Nikki Haley, former United States ambassador to the United Nations. The base, which was once the hub of America’s presence in Afghanistan and at its height was home to tens of thousands of U.S. troops, would be a prize for America’s rivals, Haley told FoxNews.
“We need to watch China, because I think you are going to see China make a move for Bagram Air Force Base,” she explained, adding, “I think they are also making a move in Afghanistan and trying to use Pakistan to get stronger to go against India. So, we have got a lot of issues. The biggest thing he should do is strengthen our allies, strengthen those relationships, modernize our military, and make sure we are prepared for the cyber-crimes and the terrorist crimes that are headed our way.”
The Taliban teaming up with China is not a far-fetched prediction. Actually, its pretty much a given when you consider this quote from AlJazeera.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid has told an Italian newspaper that the group will rely primarily on financing from China following the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan and its takeover of the country.
In his interview published by La Repubblica on Thursday, Mujahid said the Taliban will fight for an economic comeback with the help of China.
So, with all the weapons we left behind and financial backing from China, what leverage do we have against the Taliban? Not much. Maybe that’s why they are going door to door hunting down the Americans President Biden left behind. Here is a quote from BreitBart.
The woman, identified as Nasria, was among numerous other Americans still stranded in the country, the New York Post reported Sunday.
“There’s been days, you know, where I think to myself, ‘Am I going to make it home? Am I going to end up living here? Am I going to end up dying here?’” Nasria explained during a recent interview with Voice of America (VOA).
She claimed that after the U.S. military left on Tuesday, Taliban terrorists began “hunting Americans.”
“Apparently, they’re going door to door now trying to see if anyone has a blue passport,” she said.
And the “lucky” ones who make it to an airport and actually board a plane, get stranded on the tarmac. As hostages of the Taliban, they cannot leave without some sort of payment from the American government.
So, how many Americans are left behind in Afghanistan – exactly? People are doubting the few hundred quoted by the Biden Administration and think a more realistic number is in the thousands. Here’s a quote from The Epoch Times.
Glenn Beck, one of the founders of The Blaze news network and of the Nazarene Fund, told Dave Rubin on The Rubin Report on Friday he believes the number of U.S. citizens still in Afghanistan to be a few thousand, given the original number Biden quoted of 16,000 U.S. citizens in Afghanistan. Beck has been leading the Nazarene Fund to charter planes to get citizens and allies out of Afghanistan.
Beck has been in the Middle East helping to coordinate the evacuation of U.S. citizens and allies via the Nazarene Fund since mid-August. “Let’s just put it this way. I don’t think anybody knows the American number, but it’s not 300 or 200. It’s not anywhere close to that,” said Beck.
At this writing, President Biden is in Louisiana surveying storm damage after a devastating hurricane. Apparently, not even that visit was without controversy. To quote Fox News.
Biden, who toured and spoke in the state following widespread destruction from Hurricane Ida, visited damaged areas in Reserve and LaPlace. Biden could be seen carrying the notes in his back pocket as he was met on the tarmac in New Orleans by Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and Sens. Bill Cassidy, R-La., and John Kennedy, R-La, according to the New York Post.
On the notes that were photographed in Biden’s back pocket, the names of Jefferson Parish President Cynthia Lee Sheng and New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell could be seen.
“Can Joe Biden do anything without a cheat sheet? He couldn’t give a speech on Afghanistan after 5 PM,” said Fox News contributor Lisa Boothe. “It’s abundantly clear he’s not operating on full cylinders. He should be in retirement, not leading a country. It’s time we start talking about it more. Everyone sees it.”
Kayleigh McEnany, who served as former President Trump’s press secretary, told Fox News that Trump never relied on a “cheat sheet.”
And in other news, Reuters reports, “Number of people with dementia set to jump 40% to 78 mln by 2030 -WHO.” To quote…
More than 55 million people worldwide are living with dementia, a neurological disorder that robs them of their memory and costs the world $1.3 trillion a year, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.
The progressive condition can be caused by stroke, brain injury or Alzheimer’s disease. With populations ageing, the number of sufferers is projected to rise to 78 million by 2030 and 139 million by 2050, the WHO said in a report.
Only one in four countries has a national policy in place to support dementia patients and their families, it said, urging governments to step up to the public health challenge.
Umm… brain injury, brain injury… why is that ringing a bell? Oh yeah, didn’t President Biden have a brain aneurysm? No, I think he had TWO of them. To quote a 1988 New York Times article.
Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr. underwent surgery today to correct an aneurysm in an artery that supplies blood to the right side of the brain, a spokesman for the Walter Reed Army Medical Center said.
The spokesman, Peter Esker, said Senator Biden was awake, resting comfortably and talking with his family after the operation, his second this year to correct an aneurysm. An aneurysm is a ballooning of an artery.
The 4 1/2-hour procedure was similar to that performed Feb. 12 on the left side of Mr. Biden’s brain. Under the procedure, a surgeon using a microscope pinches the aneurysm with a clip, bringing the walls of the artery together. The clip remains in the patient.
You can watch President Biden discuss his surgeries in this video from 2013. Biden recounted that as he was being wheeled into surgery he asked the neurosurgeon, “What are my chances of getting off this table completely normal?” The surgeon told Biden he had a better chance of living—and that that chance was in the 35 to 50 percent range.
Hmm… This could explain a lot.