I prefer not to quote radical far right, far left, or emotionally driven people. However, Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity have made similar comments over the past 10-days that have resonated with me: any government’s purpose is to look after their people. There is no higher duty! In Afghanistan, Britain and France have sent special forces, heavily armed convoys, rescued their citizens and closed their embassies in good order. America created a middle-of-the-night Charlie-Foxtrot for the world to handle, then left her citizens to barter with their lives. Representing cowardice and treason most vile before an enemy most intolerant!
While the actions of the American Government in Afghanistan and the president specifically are deplorable and detestable from a military perspective and a government management perspective, words cease to describe the treasonous actions of abandoning American Citizens’ passports and visa holders to face an enemy unarmed! How can any government claim they represent anyone if they first do not support their citizens; they cannot. Thus, what are they doing in power or calling themselves a government? I do not like it, but as a soldier, then as a sailor, I took the pay, I took the risks, I knew the score; soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, we live on the tip of the spear, and sometimes we lose our lives, and the political aspects make no sense. It leaves people angry and bitter, but we knew the score and took the risks. The civilians did not and were promised protection from the government. Where is the government?
From time immemorial, the death of an ambassador is considered a direct challenge to a host country and an overt act of war. Spies, military members, lower-level representatives are like pawns on a chessboard; sometimes, they die in the back and forth of political negotiations. But, ambassadors, legally recognized representatives are sacrosanct; their safety is secured and assured by the host country through legal and binding treaties, their family’s safety and security are inviolate. The loss of an ambassador is a BIG FREAKING DEAL!
11 September 2012, while calling, pleading, begging for military help not 60-minutes away, available and ready, an ambassador was killed. American citizens were terrorized, killed, wounded, and the president slept. The Commander in Chief, the head representative of the American Government, was as distant from Libya as if he were on the moon. His Secretary of State remains up to her neck in the Libyan scandal and death of an Ambassador, a direct employee, and several other direct employees. The blood of American citizens stands as a bright testimony on the sands of Libya as if painted on a white sheet and hung from the White House door.
From 1600 local time in Washington DC, the CIA, State Department, and the White House watched from drone footage, in real-time, as the Ambassador died and Americans bled out, refusing to send aid. They were actively refusing multiple requests from the embassy, countermanding written operational orders to go in support of the embassy, and allowing people to die. Let this sink in for a moment; the Ambassador is being murdered, his bosses are watching it live and in color, and all relief and help is being actively refused and denied while it could have helped. Long have I wept over this incident, but those tears are from frustration and anger for the loss of life and the senseless stupidity of the leaders in Washington; yet, was it stupidity or a design to creatively murder people and destroy evidence of crimes?
11 September 2012, the night Ambassador Stevens died, so too did the American Government. So to did the trust, honor, integrity, faith, and courage of the American people. Craven government leaders were missing; they have dodged accountability, evaded responsibility, and abused American Justice for personal gain and pajama parties. Here, I thought the American government could sink no further.
After promising a smooth, transparent, and well-laid transition plan out of Afghanistan to our allies at the G-7 meeting, the US President did a quick U-turn and abruptly removed American troops like a thief trying to flee a bank robbery, producing a hurried, fearful looking and fatal retreat full of confusion, stupidity, and betrayal. Would a member of the US Press please ask why! Would a member of the US Press establishment please demand answers to why the leader of the US representative government is camping and missing when American blood is being needlessly spilled in Afghanistan over a stupid and recalcitrant order to abandon the country in the middle-of-the-night?
Dr. Mark Skidmore has been tracking $21 Trillion in missing Pentagon money for over a decade now. Dr. Mark Skidmore republished a Julian Assange quote from 2011 that has me asking questions; I pass it along for your consideration:
“The goal is to use Afghanistan to wash money out of the tax bases of the US and Europe through Afghanistan and back into the hands of a transnational security elite. The goal is an endless war, not a successful war.”
It is being hypothesized that with a new strategy for hiding money, the Department of Defense no longer needs to be used to launder money out of America. The security apparatuses of the United States can be employed for this operating better, and with fewer questions, long-term. The intelligence community knows how to keep secrets better. Hence, war and the Department of Defense are no longer needed; thus, closing the war in Afghanistan as quickly as possible was a prerequisite to moving on for the liberal and global banking elite. Whether correct or not, I do not claim; I do claim there is a connection between large money interests and Afghanistan. I do claim that China’s interest in Afghanistan will grow as Afghanistan offers China illicit drugs, useful idiots for long-term LIC, and a perfect place for laundering money. When a major nation launders money for other major nations is it still money laundering?
What Can Be Concluded?
While Afghanistan and Saigon have been compared, I repeat, only for emphasis. Afghanistan makes Saigon look like a tip-toe through tulips on gossamer wings of spun sugar plum spice. Both are catastrophes that represent politicians making policies they should be utterly ashamed of! Both represent days when America broke her promise, people died, countries were abandoned, and the world took a hit for representative government. Worse, both incidents spun off years of pain, sorrow, and destitution for millions, and those responsible need held accountable for their despicable behavior. I hope they live long and healthy lives to appreciate the breadth and depth of their disastrous decisions fully!
Americans are in danger right now; I call upon the US Military to honor the UCMJ by refusing the orders to stand by and watch. Get out, gather the Americans, bring them into safety, and honor your promise to uphold the Constitution of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic! The US President has hung the Americans in Afghanistan out to dry. Will you allow them to die?
To our allies, but more importantly to our enemies, America is not our government! We might be saddled by this deleterious administration through fraud and deception, we might have too many weak-kneed, yellow-bellied, no-spine bureaucrats in positions of power, but they do NOT represent AMERICA! You will find AMERICA is a whole lot different than what you see surrendering on TV. Do not test us, especially we, the sheepdogs of war!
Quoting from President Roosevelt, “We, too, born to freedom, and believing in freedom, are willing to fight to maintain freedom. We, and all others who believe as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live [life] on our knees.”
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