Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Biden's Consequences Have Become America's Burdens

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The Taliban is telling the world they have defeated "not only the United States but NATO as well---the world's greatest military power ever."

Sadly, who can argue? More sadly, no one is.

Former acting CIA Director Michael Morell told CBS's "Face The Nation" on Sunday, "I think the Taliban winning the war in Afghanistan and the way our exit happened has absolutely inspired jihadists all over the world."

Terrorists are flocking to Afghanistan, making it the "Jihadist Central" of the world, while the Taliban is demanding financial assistance from the United States and China is warning the US not to sanction Afghanistan.

Isn't so-called "progressivism" wonderful? 

Be informed, not misled.

This morning on the radio I will be talking more about the consequences of  President Biden's inability to lead in the Afghanistan disaster. I'll also be talking about the results of California's election yesterday.

And yesterday on the radio program, I mentioned the letter of explanation Superintendent of Lake Washington School District, Dr. Jon Holmen, wrote after Eastlake High School students were told they could not wear red, white, and blue clothes to the Friday night football game because it might offend someone. This is a link to his letter, which is a page filled with words that say nothing. 

A new jihadist center is born.

Taliban gunmen flanked a mullah preaching in Kabul's biggest mosque during Friday prayers.

The message in Afghanistan is, "We just didn't defeat the United States; we defeated NATO. We defeated the world's greatest military power ever."  So there's a celebration going on.

The mullah says, "We defeated the Soviet Union, then it fell. Now we've defeated NATO, right? Maybe they could fall too."

Morell told CBS, "I think not only will jihadists be inspired, but a lot of them are going to come to Afghanistan to be part of the celebration, to be harp---to be part of jihadist central."

Morell told CBS the deal Trump had made cemented Afghanistan to not harboring any terrorist groups, and if they did, there would be significant collateral consequences.

The Biden administration changed all that---and left $80 plus billion worth of military equipment.

He said Biden wasn't wrong in defending himself when he said: "Well, there are terrorists all over the world"---there are. But a Taliban-controlled Afghanistan offers a safe haven.

"Right now," Morell said, "the places I'm most worried about are ISIS in Africa and the al-Qaeda affiliate in Somalia. But longer-term, I worry most about al-Qaeda in Afghanistan and ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Why? Because at the end of the day, the most important thing that a terrorist group can have, the most important determinant of their success is a safe haven, right?"

"And," he said, "you have safe haven in Afghanistan that you really can't have anywhere else because you're being harbored now by the Taliban. And Afghanistan is a big place--- it's tough to get to, it's tough to find partners. So that's why I worry more about Afghanistan."

"The intelligence community has got to figure that out," Morell said.

Newly created Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan thanking the UN for hundreds of millions of dollars in aid while scolding America and telling us to "have some heart."

Amir Khan Muttaqi, the regime's acting foreign minister, said this week, "America is a big country, they need to have a big heart."

The plea for Americans to open their wallets came just 24 hours after the United Nations opened a high-level donors conference with a call for the world to urgently send $600 million to help fund the Taliban over the next three months.

The $600 million has been guaranteed in writing by the Taliban, the UN assured potential contributors.

Since the Taliban takeover, the World Bank and International Monetary Fund have halted Afghanistan's access to funding, while the United States has frozen cash held in its reserve for Kabul---for now. 

An administration (Obama-Biden) that can send $400 million in cash strapped to a ballot in the middle of the night to Iran, can certainly find a reason to release frozen money to the new Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.

Certainty in our uncertain world.

Be informed, but look at our current conditions through the lens of God's promises:

  1. A heavenly hope (John 14:3).
  2. No worries (Matthew 6:34).
  3. Pray and give thanks (Philippians 4:6).
  4. God offers His peace (Philippians 4:7).
  5. He is our anchor (Hebrews 6:19).
  6. Filled with hope (Romans 15:13).
  7. God is watching over you (Lamentations 3:22).
  8. His mercy multiplies (Lamentations 3:23).
  9. God knows what you need (Matthew 6:8).
  10. God is always on time (Psalm 27:14).

Be Informed.  Be Hopeful. Be Certain. Be Safe. Be Secure. Be Prayerful.