To say the whole thing is a mess would be the understatement of the year, perhaps the decade.
EVEN THE MEDIA CAN'T SPIN THE WORSENING SITUATION
As images of Taliban members holding U.S. weaponry and showing of U.S. military vehicles that they now control, we see a Pentagon spokesman refuse to answer an Associated Press reporter's question about plans to prevent the Taliban from getting their hands on American military weapons.
He couldn't answer because their was no plan in place to prevent the arming of the Taliban with American weapons.
A few examples of what Joe Biden just handed the Taliban in Afghanistan:
Some of the examples we see of the media floundering and unable to protect Biden with spin, consists of those that are simply ripping into him, at least for now.
Others "report" that the Taliban is chanting "death to America," but they "seem friendly."
You really can't make this stuff up.
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The point here is that even those trying to spin this while fiasco, are showing how badly Biden and Co. fumbled this operation.
Others, are actually attempting to sound like reporters and are calling Biden out.
Not sure how long this attempt at at actual "journalism" will last, but for the moment, it appears that the majority of conservative and liberal media are all "pouncing" on this utter cluster.
• MSNBC: ‘I was appalled’: Former embedded combat adviser with Afghan security forces goes ‘scorched earth’ on Joe Biden and Biden’s media apologists
• NBC: ‘The international jihadi movement is now seeing itself reinvigorated’
Factions within the Biden administration are embroiled in a blame game over why the US government didn’t act sooner to withdraw American citizens and Afghans who helped the US over two decades of war, leading to a rushed and dangerous evacuation.
Military officials have said that for weeks they urged the State Department to move faster in evacuating its diplomatic personnel. State Department officials have said they were operating based on intelligence assessments that suggested they had more time, but intelligence officials insist that they had long reported the possibility of a rapid Taliban takeover.
The list goes on and on and on and all pushing the same theme.. Biden screwed up, the consequences are devastating. The military is angry, depressed and in shock over the way Biden completely dishonored every Afghan veteran, injured soldiers, families of those killed in action.
With five to ten thousand Americans trapped in Afghanistan, including journalists, some are wondering how soon before we have a hostage crisis, as highlighted by Wapo, via Hot Air.
There will be plenty of time later to look back on how and why the 20-year American intervention in Afghanistan failed so miserably, why the U.S. withdrawal was so badly mismanaged and how the U.S. government failed to predict that the Taliban would take over the country with almost no resistance. But right now, the No. 1 job of the U.S. government and the roughly 7,000 U.S. troops in or on their way to Kabul must be to rescue American citizens first and then all the Afghans who risked their lives based on America’s promise of safety.
The U.S. Embassy staff have all been safely transported to the Kabul airport, officials say. But as the U.S. military struggles to even secure the airport grounds, thousands of U.S. citizens who didn’t make it there yet are hiding and hoping someone saves them before roaming Taliban gangs find them. …
An administration official who was not authorized to speak on the record told me that there are an estimated 10,000 U.S. citizens in the country, with the vast majority in or near Kabul. Some are residents, journalists or aid workers who may not want to leave. Most are scrambling to escape. Some are dual nationals or children of Americans who may not have the proper passport or visas, but the State Department has not told them how to fix their paperwork.
The State Department and the Defense Department basically have two options: negotiate safe passage for American citizens with the Taliban, if possible, or send the U.S. military out into the city to bring Americans back to the airport before the Taliban gangs find them. Officials working on these cases inside the government told me they have no clear guidance from the White House and not enough support.
When a Democrat losses the majority of the liberal media, as the headlines above show, you know Biden's incompetence simply couldn't be covered up.
There isn't a doubt in my mind that once the media can find some scandal, anything at all, against a Republican or Democrat, they will attempt to downplay this fiasco to the scrap heap, especially once they realize that every word they utter, every sentence they write, will be used against Democrats in the 2022 midterms.
Whether one agrees with pulling out of Afghanistan or not, pretty much everyone (at least right now) agrees that Biden's handling of the pull out, has been disastrous and is getting worse every day.
There are limited options for Democrats if they want this to go away; 1) Remove Biden under the 25th Amendment; 2) Convince him to step down; 3) Hope that the bad press, the blame, the deaths, all cause Biden to have a stroke and become bedridden.
At least with number three the media and Democrats can play the sympathy card.
Then, it should be more utter chaos watching #HeelsUpHarris (Kamala) try to overcome the mess left behind, especially after she failed so spectacularly at her job at the border.
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