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Oh, no you don’t

August 17, 2021

When I woke up this morning Afghanistan was still occupying most of my thoughts. Then, when I was combing through the news, I came across Mitch McConnell yesterday slamming Biden for the current clusterfuck, as if this dreadful debacle was entirely of his making, claiming: “The Biden Administration’s botched exit from Afghanistan including the frantic evacuation of Americans and vulnerable Afghans from Kabul is a shameful failure of American leadership.” 

Oh, no you don’t, Mitch.

How quickly and conveniently he’s forgotten the role played in all this by the Tangerine Wankmaggot’s backroom deals with the Taliban and promise that US troops would be gone by May this year. How completely he’s ignoring the fact that last November he did also slam the Wankmaggot’s plans, saying: “A rapid withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan now would hurt our allies and delight the people who wish us harm.”

If you want to talk about a failures of US leadership, Mitch, how about you go back a year and talk about the Wankmaggot, after a phone call with that thug Erdoğan, suddenly announced the withdrawal of all US military from northern Syria, abandoning the Kurdish fighters – and Kurdish people – to be hunted down and slaughtered by the Turkish armed forces? Yes, you did criticise the decision, but did you call it what it was, an appalling and shameful failure of American leadership? No, you did not. Unlike the retired US military and intelligence leaders who had plenty to say. As one four star general put it, the Wankmaggot’s retreat was an “unsound, morally indefensible act” and a “disgrace” to America and the soldiers who serve the country.

There would have been no staging ground for the US military to begin tackling Daesh if the Kurdish YPG hadn’t held its ground from the start. (Just as there would have been no staging ground for the Yankees-come-lately to start fighting the Nazis in 1941 if it hadn’t been for the RAF – and the Führer’s mad decision to invade Russia.)

Every US serviceman who fought alongside the Kurds considered them to be extraordinarily dedicated and courageous. They were so impressed that many US soldiers started wearing the YPG insignia on their uniforms in a show of solidarity – until they were ordered to stop doing so. Every one of those US servicemen was sickened by their Commander-in-Chief’s decision. This decision will live in infamy forever. 

Yes, there is no measure by which the unfolding events in Afghanistan aren’t absolutely horrific, but, if you want to talk about shameful shit, nothing can top the sudden, inexcusable withdrawal from northern Syria. Never forget that, Mitch.

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