*** Editor’s Update:***
Since doubt has been shed on the authenticity of the video below, here is an Afghani reporter’s update on what’s been happening in the region to further substantiate the claims of resistance pushback:
#AFG Reports of fighting between Taliban soldiers and fighters loyal to Ahmad Massoud and Amrullah Saleh in Jabul Siraj in Parwan province. Reports of casualties and fatalities. Phone and Internet services intermittent.
— BILAL SARWARY (@bsarwary) August 30, 2021
And here’s his bio:
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Joe Biden’s administration knew the duly-elected government of Afghanistan would topple as soon as he left. But he was willing to accept that, and now he is dealing with the Taliban as though they are the duly-elected leaders.
Constitutionally, though, the rightful ruler of Afghanistan is their VEEP, who is acting as the Caretaker President.
He has not fled.
That caretaker President is taking a stand against a group of people who (according to Joe Biden’s leaked final phone conversation with the Ghani as recently as July 23) is comprised of at least 10-15,000 foreign-backed terrorists.
Ghani explicitly asked Joe for air support to help him push back the threat. That air support never came, because Uncle Sam was too busy ditching Bagram in the dead of night.
Their Veep had to pull back. He has retrenched in a provincial stronghold — one where Afghanis took a stand against the Soviet Red Army back in the day, and won — with all kinds of firepower to back them up. Unfortunately, Uncle Sam just gifted the other team with plenty of American firepower to hit back with.
Joe went out of his way to portray the Afghans as gutless cowards. That may be true of Joe, but this video puts the lie to his claim. The fighting for the future of Afganistan is NOT yet over.
Remember Sec Def Lloyd Austin told reporters “you can’t buy willpower” & denigrated the Afghan mil by pushing false narrative that all gave up?Well here are Afghanistan’s Special Operations Forces/our allies still fighting. How long will Austin, Biden &co continue to ignore them? pic.twitter.com/hn5WVkIg9a
— Lara Logan (@laralogan) September 1, 2021
As a famous old quote says, ‘The victor is not victorious if the vanquished does not consider himself so.’ And the fat lady has yet to sing for the rightful rulers of Afghanistan.
If you go to the 3-minute mark of this conversation Ted Cruz had with Michael Knowles (published on Aug 25, and probably recorded some time earlier) Ted talks about a conference call he had with the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense in which they are already talking about the Taliban as if they are the legitimate ruling party of Afghanistan.
The Biden administration has been bending over backward to tell us that the Taliban and the terrorists are NOT the same people. Let’s see what they have to say about themselves.
A top leader in the Haqqani Network declared the group and the Taliban are one and the same, contrary to the State Department’s attempts to argue the two groups are “separate entities.”
Anas Haqqani, brother of a Haqqani Network member who is considered the Taliban’s deputy commander, bluntly told Newsline magazine over the weekend: “We are the Taliban.” —WashingtonExaminer
This is the time for the Senate in particular, or the Congress more broadly to make it perfectly clear that the Taliban terrorists will not be acknowledged as the legitimate ruling party of the Afghani people. We need to label the Taliban as ‘insurrectionists’ set to overturn the rightful Afghani government, and call out Americans foolishly legitimizing these terrorists as ‘anti-Democratic’.
Don’t you miss the old days when America would ‘not negotiate with terrorists’? Wasn’t that better than seeing America endorsing them as ‘legitimate’?
Check out Doug’s latest book, The Art of Joe: The Political Brilliance of President Biden. If you have left-leaning family members, workmates, or classmates, to buy several copies and place them in common areas. Make sure you have your video camera ready for when they pick it up and thumb through it because they will be triggered which will make for a great viral video to share across social media. Also, buy a couple for the GOP NeverTrumpers that you know. Finally, both the book’s cover and the epilogue, Notable Quotable Joe are worth the price of admission. We’ve included before and after Biden on Afghanistan. Jen Psaki will no likey this book, but you will. BTW, the book is 95% bereft of any content. Just like Biden’s head.