Reader’s Links for September 1, 2021

Each day at just after midnight Eastern, a post like this one is created for contributors and readers of this site to upload news links and video links on the issues that concern this site. Most notably, Islam and its effects on Classical Civilization, and various forms of leftism from Soviet era communism, to postmodernism and all the flavours of galloping statism and totalitarianism such as Nazism and Fascism which are increasingly snuffing out the classical liberalism which created our near, miraculous civilization the West has been building since the time of Socrates.

This document was written around the time this site was created, for those who wish to understand what this site is about. And while our understanding of the world and events has grown since then, the basic ideas remain sound and true to the purpose.

So please post all links, thoughts and ideas that you feel will benefit the readers of this site to the comments under this post each day. And thank you all for your contributions.

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76 Replies to “Reader’s Links for September 1, 2021”

  1. Here’s another ‘right wing’ site promoting the mindset that there should be as many afghan so-called refugees admitted into the US as possible:

    https://mercatornet.com/no-afghan-refugees-wont-drive-up-crime-in-america/74370/
    Although I didn’t read the studies in the link in detail, they appear to have two premises: Refugee resettlement in the aggregate don’t immediately cause a crime spike. This obviously doesn’t consider the long term effects such as those we have seen in Europe.

    Second, and more important, is the neoliberal assumption that human populations are essentially fungible. So long as they serve the neoliberal order, the more of them, the better. This assumption is particularly evident in their failure to distinguish between different cultures.

    • We can frame the injection of many Afghans into the western civilization body as an experimental demographic gene-therapeutic, minus the unknown outcomes of the medical version.

      • The medical version that we all know about, aka inbreeding. They’re patriarchal, the likes of which do not equate to our notion of patriarchy.

        A few days ago, I read that 6,000 of them were being relocated to Washington State. I seriously doubt they’ll be moved to Seattle, the woke capital of the USA, but rather in small towns leaning Republican.

        A lot of politics behind the intake of 100,000 Aghan newcomers.

  2. Article on the US pullout from Afghanistan. A larger version of that photo of the Badri 313 unit in US gear can be found here
    https://media.nu.nl/m/5gjxe1lardno_wd1280.jpg

    The ignoble end to America’s longest war
    https://gulfnews.network/the-ignoble-end-to-americas-longest-war/
    America’s longest war ended ignobly, in the dead of night in Afghanistan. A giant C-17 transport laden with troops and the US ambassador flew out of Kabul airport a minute before midnight local time on August 31, the deadline set by President Joe Biden. That brought to an end a helter-skelter airlift that evacuated more than 120,000 people fleeing the harsh rule of the Islamist Taleban, who seized power a fortnight earlier-two decades after US-led forces drove them from power.
    [..]
    With great irony, the US exit depended heavily on trusting the Taleban to provide security around the airport against the Islamic State threat. “The Taleban have been very pragmatic and very businesslike,” said General Kenneth McKenzie, head of the US Central command.
    [..]
    The end began under president Donald Trump, who came to office in 2016 promising to end the “Forever Wars.” After initially increasing troops to 16,000, with no lasting impact on the Taleban, he entered negotiations with the insurgents. In a February 2020 agreement Washington committed to withdrawing by May 1 this year. The Taleban agreed to enter peace negotiations with Kabul, and to not attack American troops in the meantime.
    But they then stepped up their campaign against Afghan government forces, who were immensely dependent on the United States.
    [..]
    “There’s going to be no circumstance where you see people being lifted off the roof of an embassy of the United States from Afghanistan,” Biden said on July 8. Five weeks later, when the Taleban marched into Kabul with no resistance, a surge of Chinook helicopters landed on the grounds of the US embassy to whisk American diplomats to safety.
    [..]

    • China’s goal is economic world domination. Should any bad actors show up to stir trouble, China will wipe them out using all resources at its disposal regardless of the death toll including innocent lives.

      – The TALIBAN committed to Climate Change: many people laughed at the notion. –

      As cave-dwelling people, how did the Taliban become so wealthy?
      “The Taliban have long illegally tapped the country’s minerals (especially lapis lazuli, a gem) as a source of up to $300 million in annual revenue for their insurgency.”

      According to MarketWatch:

      “The fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban has led to grave concerns about the safety of Afghan citizens and foreigners alike, but also raised questions about the future of the nation’s vast mineral reserves, once valued at as much as $3 trillion.

      The chaos may offer China, which dominates the world market for rare earths, widely used in technology, to step in to develop the mineral reserves, which also include lithium, used in the manufacture of batteries.

      “Chinese dealmakers have their bags packed, and will arrive on the first flights after the airports open,” said Byron King, geologist and mining and energy writer for Agora Financial.”

      More: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/09/01/lithium-how-the-taliban-will-fight-climate-change/

  3. WHO Chief Scientist in trouble for “suppressing data & spreading misinformation about effectiveness of Ivermectin”

    What is truth and what is misinformation about Ivermectin?

    This is but one of Fraudci’s little helpers. But one by one, the fraud is being undone.

    […]

    more :

    https://sheikyermami.com/2021/09/who-chief-scientist-in-trouble-for-suppressing-data-spreading-misinformation-about-effectiveness-of-ivermectin/#more-224672

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    Indian Bar Association Files Suit Against WHO Chief Scientist for Killing Indians With Misleading Information About Ivermectin

    The Indian Bar Association (IBA) sued WHO Chief Scientist Dr. Soumya Swaminathan on May 25, accusing her in a 71-point brief of causing the deaths of Indian citizens by misleading them about Ivermectin. There is also an updated legal notice on June 13, 2021.

    Point 56 states, “That your misleading tweet on May 10, 2021, against the use of Ivermectin had the effect of the State of Tamil Nadu withdrawing Ivermectin from the protocol on May 11, 2021, just a day after the Tamil Nadu government had indicated the same for the treatment of COVID-19 patients.”

    If a trial in India finds WHO Chief Scientist Dr. Soumya Swaminathan guilty then the WHO Scientist could be sentenced to death or life in prison. Dr Soumya Swaminathan would have be charged with the threatened criminal prosecution and be found guilty on one of the those charges.

    The Government of Tamil Nadu has published new treatment protocols for COVID-19 patients that leaves out the use of ivermectin, which had been included in a previous version. The new protocols describe three categories of COVID-19 patients based on the level of care they need: home-based, primary care and pre-hospital care. It leaves hospital care out. The tests to determine the category to which a patient belongs are oxygen saturation (SpO2) and respiratory rate.

    Advocate Dipali Ojha, lead attorney for the Indian Bar Association, threatened criminal prosecution against Dr. Swaminathan “for each death” caused by her acts of commission and omission. The brief accused Swaminathan of misconduct by using her position as a health authority to further the agenda of special interests to maintain an EUA for the lucrative vaccine industry.

    Ivermectin is a cheap drug that is prescribed as an anti-parasitic. It has been gaining in popularity for preventing COVID-19. The WHO and FDA are not approving Ivermectin but many doctors and scientists believe Ivermectin is effective. There is the claim that the Indian States that used Ivermectin had far better outcomes and far fewer COVID deaths than the Indian states that did not use Ivermectin.

    Among the most prominent examples include the Ivermectin areas of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Goa where cases dropped 98%, 97%, 94%, and 86%, respectively. By contrast, Tamil Nadu opted out of Ivermectin. As a result, their cases skyrocketed and rose to the highest in India. Tamil Nadu deaths increased ten-fold.

    In a test of over 4000 people in India (3000+ took Ivermectin) and over 1000 did not. The results were that 2% Ivermectin takers had PCR test confirmed COVID and 11.7% non-takers had PCR test confirmed COVID. The people were given two 21 mg doses of Ivermectin. This costs less than 1 penny per person.

    Advocate Dipali Ojha, lead attorney for the Indian Bar Association, threatened criminal prosecution against Dr. Swaminathan “for each death” caused by her acts of commission and omission. The brief accused Swaminathan of misconduct by using her position as a health authority to further the agenda of special interests to maintain an EUA for the lucrative vaccine industry.

    Specific charges included the running of a disinformation campaign against Ivermectin and issuing statements in social and mainstream media to wrongfully influence the public against the use of Ivermectin despite the existence of large amounts of clinical data showing its profound effectiveness in both prevention and treatment of COVID-19.

    In particular, the Indian Bar brief referenced the peer-reviewed publications and evidence compiled by the ten-member Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC) group and the 65-member British Ivermectin Recommendation Development (BIRD) panel headed by WHO consultant and meta-analysis expert Dr. Tess Lawrie.

    The brief cited US Attorney Ralph C. Lorigo’s hospital cases in New York where court orders were required for dying COVID patients to receive the Ivermectin. In multiple instances of such comatose patients, following the court-ordered Ivermectin, the patients recovered. In addition, the Indian Bar Association cited previous articles published in this forum, The Desert Review.

    Advocate Ojha accused the WHO and Dr. Swaminathan in Points 60 and 61 as having misled and misguided the Indian people throughout the pandemic from mask wear to exonerating China as to the virus’s origins.

    “The Indian Bar Association has warned action under section 302 etc. of the Indian Penal Code against Dr. Soumya Swaminathan and others, for murder of each person dying due to obstruction in treatment of COVID-19 patient effectively by Ivermectin. Punishment under section 302 of the Indian Penal Code is death penalty or life imprisonment.”

    https://www.lipstickalley.com/threads/indian-bar-association-files-suit-against-who-chief-scientist-for-killing-indians-with-misleading-information-about-ivermectin.4646355/

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  4. Thousands of Afghans flee Taliban in desert exodus

    It’s reported that these people are crossing the Pakistan border into Iran, with most expected to make their way to Turkey.

    • Qatari aircraft carrying technical team lands in Kabul airport

      A technical team from Qatar arrived at Kabul Hamid Karzai International Airport, a source with knowledge of the matter said Wednesday.

      The Qatari aircraft landed with a team to discuss the resumption of airport operations after the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan

      “A Qatari jet carrying a technical team has landed in Kabul earlier today to discuss the resumption of operations in the airport,” the source told Agence France-Presse (AFP).

      “While no final agreement has been reached regarding providing technical
      assistance, Qatar’s technical team has initiated this discussion based on the other sides’ request.

      “Talks are still ongoing at the level of security and operations,” the source added.

      The source explained that the goal was to resume flights for both humanitarian aid and to provide freedom of movement, including the resumption of evacuation efforts.

      More than 123,000 foreign nationals and Afghans fled the country in a frenzied airlift operation that wound up Tuesday, but many more are desperate to depart.

      United States officials have said Kabul airport is in bad condition, with much of its basic infrastructure degraded or destroyed.

      Taliban fighters celebrated with gunfire and fireworks Tuesday after the last remaining U.S. troops abandoned Kabul following a two-decade war.

      Qatar hosted negotiations between the Taliban and the U.S. in recent years and was a transit point for about 43,000 evacuees from Afghanistan.

      The U.S. invaded Afghanistan and toppled its Taliban government in 2001 in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks by al-Qaida, which had sought sanctuary in the country.

      Western capitals fear Afghanistan could again become a haven for extremists bent on attacks.

      Gulf countries, including Qatar, have been instrumental staging posts for evacuation flights for Western countries’ citizens as well as for some Afghan interpreters, journalists and others who had worked with the West.

      https://www.dailysabah.com/world/asia-pacific/qatari-aircraft-carrying-technical-team-lands-in-kabul-airport

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      US working with Turkey, Qatar on Kabul airport: White House

      The United States is working together with Turkey and Qatar on Afghanistan’s Kabul Hamid Karzai International Airport, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday.

      Saying that opening the airport and regional airports is important, Psaki in a press briefing said, “On the airport front, the more specific piece we’re working on with the Qataris and the Turks, who are important partners here, is getting the civilian side of the airport up and operational again so that we can use that not just for flights for people to depart, but also for humanitarian assistance.”

      With the Taliban in possession of Kabul’s airport after the U.S. completed its withdrawal on Aug. 31, the focus will now shift from the mammoth Western evacuation operation seen in the past two weeks to the group’s future plans for the transport hub.

      Turkey had offered to run security following the withdrawal of foreign troops, but the Taliban repeatedly said it would not accept any foreign military presence in Afghanistan after Aug. 31.

      President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an said Turkey was still assessing the group’s offer, but the Taliban still insisted on controlling security.

      “How can we give security to you (the Taliban)? How can we explain to the world if blood is shed again when you take over security?” Erdo?an said to journalists on return from his Balkans tour.

      Thousands of skilled workers are believed to have fled the country, despite Taliban pleas for them to stay, and questions remain over whether enough trained workers will be left in the Afghan capital.

      The Taliban have insisted they want to keep the civilian airport open, but without guarantees over security, commercial airlines simply would not operate out of Kabul.

      Since 2002, the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) have operated in Afghanistan under the United Nations, NATO and bilateral agreements to contribute to the peace, welfare and stability of the Afghan people. Turkey had more than 500 noncombatant troops stationed in Afghanistan as part of NATO’s now-abandoned mission in the war-torn country.

      Turkey has been in Afghanistan in a noncombatant role for two decades and has been involved in consultancy efforts, reconstruction and maintenance. It has been operating the airport for six years.

      After the Taliban seized control of the country, Turkey offered technical and security assistance at the airport.

      Keeping the airport open after foreign forces hand over control is vital not just for Afghanistan to stay connected to the world but to maintain aid supplies and operations.
      https://www.dailysabah.com/politics/diplomacy/us-working-with-turkey-qatar-on-kabul-airport-white-house

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      Kabul airport

  5. CBC – Quebec launches ‘VaxiCode’ vaccine passport

    Quebec’s vaccine passport system goes into effect Sept. 1, and will be enforced two weeks later on Sept. 15.

    People will be required to show digital or printed proof of vaccination for many non-essential activities and businesses.

    • ctv news – Vaccine certification in limbo after Ford cancels update

      The Ford government was expected to unveil an Ontario-based vaccine certificate system sometime this week, but the details remain uncertain.

  6. WHO, Germany open hub for pandemic and epidemic intelligence in Berlin

    New hub’s mission is to provide the world with better data, analytics and decisions to detect and respond to health emergencies

    To better prepare and protect the world from global disease threats, H.E. German Federal Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel and Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, World Health Organization Director-General, will today inaugurate the new WHO Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence, based in Berlin.

    “The world needs to be able to detect new events with pandemic potential and to monitor disease control measures on a real-time basis to create effective pandemic and epidemic risk management,” said Dr Tedros. “This Hub will be key to that effort, leveraging innovations in data science for public health surveillance and response, and creating systems whereby we can share and expand expertise in this area globally.”

    The WHO Hub, which is receiving an initial investment of US$ 100 million from the Federal Republic of Germany, will harness broad and diverse partnerships across many professional disciplines, and the latest technology, to link the data, tools and communities of practice so that actionable data and intelligence are shared for the common good.

    The WHO Hub is part of WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme and will be a new collaboration of countries and partners worldwide, driving innovations to increase availability of key data; develop state of the art analytic tools and predictive models for risk analysis; and link communities of practice around the world. Critically, the WHO Hub will support the work of public health experts and policy-makers in all countries with the tools needed to forecast, detect and assess epidemic and pandemic risks so they can take rapid decisions to prevent and respond to future public health emergencies.

    “Despite decades of investment, COVID-19 has revealed the great gaps that exist in the world’s ability to forecast, detect, assess and respond to outbreaks that threaten people worldwide,” said Dr Michael Ryan, Executive Director of WHO’s Health Emergency Programme. “The WHO Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence is designed to develop the data access, analytic tools and communities of practice to fill these very gaps, promote collaboration and sharing, and protect the world from such crises in the future.”

    The Hub will work to:

    Enhance methods for access to multiple data sources vital to generating signals and insights on disease emergence, evolution and impact;

    Develop state of the art tools to process, analyze and model data for detection, assessment and response;

    Provide WHO, our Member States, and partners with these tools to underpin better, faster decisions on how to address outbreak signals and events; and

    Connect and catalyze institutions and networks developing disease outbreak solutions for the present and future.

    Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, currently Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, has been appointed to lead the WHO Hub. WHO would like to acknowledge the Nigerian government for its support, which ensures strong leadership for this important initiative.

    The WHO Hub is currently operating from a centre provided by the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin. It will soon move to a permanent campus at the heart of Berlin in Kreuzberg that will provide a collaborative work environment for the Hub’s staff, who will represent a wide range of disciplines.

    “All the work that goes into pandemic and epidemic preparedness must occur before an outbreak starts,” said Dr Tedros. “Data linkage and analysis, and the ability to better detect and assess risks of disease events in their earliest stages before they amplify and cause death and societal disruption, is what the WHO Hub will focus on. WHO is grateful that partners like Germany and Chancellor Merkel are joining the world on this necessary path.”

    https://www.who.int/news/item/01-09-2021-who-germany-open-hub-for-pandemic-and-epidemic-intelligence-in-berlin

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    Inauguration of the WHO Hub for pandemic & epidemic intelligence with Dr Tedros & Chancellor Merkel

    • Germany is as much an ally of the USA as POTUS-44 and -46. As far back as {spit} Carter, Brzezinski, and the Trilateral Commission. Eurabia is the offspring of Merkel.

      Germany never stopped selling dual-use technologies to the Twisted Ragheads. Abets the filthy Turk. Makes soothing noises against jew-hate while continuing to finance the enemies of the Jewish state.

      Bringing the PRC into the orbit of the EU is perfectly consistent.

    • No, sadly.

      The Gulfies no longer trust the US security umbrella. They’ve been quietly mending ties with the Twisted Ragheads. Not easy, given the intransigence of their foe and the signals of the *Biden* admin. Apparent from Day 1.

      …Like removing the Patriot missile shield from Saudi – which resulted in a deadly strike from Yemen on a civilian airport the day before yesterday. Not much reported here.

      So as the Gulfies try to mollify the mullahs directly, they’re enlisting its supporters – Russia and China – to help them. The ramifications are immense.

    • Iran planning 4th round of talks with Saudi Arabia

      Iran plans to hold a fourth round of talks with regional rival Saudi Arabia in Iraq after the new Iranian government is set up…

      Iran and Saudi Arabia, leading Shiite and Sunni Muslim powers in the Middle East, have been rivals for years, backing allies fighting proxy wars in Yemen, Syria and elsewhere. They cut diplomatic ties in 2016.

      Iran confirmed publicly for the first time in May that it was in talks with Saudi Arabia, saying it would do what it could to resolve issues between them….

      Separately, Iran’s foreign minister said he had discussed ways of improving ties during a meeting with Vice-President Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum of the United Arab Emirates on the sidelines of the Baghdad summit.

      “In this conversation, we talked about the positive intentions and will of the two countries’ leaders to strengthen relations… Working with neighbors is the [new Iranian] government’s priority,” Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian said on Twitter.

      https://www.israelhayom.com/2021/08/31/fuel-dispute-sparks-clashes-between-muslims-christians-in-southern-lebanon/

    • Saudis Suspicious of Dan Shapiro’s Role in Iran Talks

      https://www.jewishpress.com/news/israel/saudis-suspicious-of-dan-shapiros-role-in-iran-talks/2021/09/01/
      …….
      Shapiro was another pet-jew of 0. Now he’s back in harnass.

      Using as-a-jews to serve the enemies of their people antedates the Kapo incarnation by thousands of years.

      The Saudis are reading this perfectly. They’re going to cut a deal with the mullahs. A hudna is kosher according to the Quran, so their honor remains intact.

      But they won’t forgive the treachery of the USA. Really, really bad news.

  7. frontpagemag.com
    Afghanistan, the Southern U.S. Border and Biden’s Intentions – Frontpagemag
    Kevin Roberts
    7-9 minutes

    The time for choosing is here.

    The debacle in Afghanistan is still unfolding, but it is already one of the signal disasters of American history. It’s usually premature to assess contemporary events in history’s light, so it’s a sign of just how bad things are in Kabul that I — a historian — am ready to put it alongside the Bay of Pigs, the Fall of Saigon, the Black Hawk Down incident, and 9/11 itself in the list of era-defining American humiliations. It’s bad enough that it’s happening – what’s worse is that we chose it.

    And it’s not an aberration for our unmoored American federal government regardless of who occupies the White House or controls Congress. Confronted with a whole summer of insurrectionary violence in American cities, it can’t seem to bring itself to guarantee public order. Confronted with angry citizens overrunning the very seat of its rule on Capitol Hill, it can’t seem to defend itself. Confronted with a metastasizing narco-state threat in Mexico, and a historic crisis of human trafficking overwhelming national borders, it can’t seem to do much but watch.

    Yet when confronted with states organizing in blocs to execute tasks reserved to itself — the so-called “Western States Pact” comes to mind, as do the various states sending forces to the U.S.-Mexico border — the federal government seems strangely passive and inert. Perhaps that’s to the good.

    https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2021/09/afghanistan-southern-us-border-show-biden-kevin-roberts/

  8. theblaze.com
    Cash, COVID, and cover-up, part 2: The gain-of-function controversy
    Leon Wolf
    17-21 minutes

    It is not accurate to say that Dr. Anthony Fauci has never faced tough or aggressive questioning during this pandemic. Although he has largely been fêted uncritically by the legacy media, he has on occasion faced tough or aggressive questioning when, for instance, he has been called to testify before angry Republican members of Congress, and in occasional interviews, he has been confronted regarding public health experts’ flip-flopping on the desirability of wearing face masks. And Fauci is certainly aware of criticism that has been raised against him online, because he often responds to it (albeit usually in friendly forums).

    In all the times, however, that Fauci has been publicly questioned or doubted, he has kept his cool. At most, he has slightly raised his voice and spoken insistently, but he has generally not allowed his temper to show.

    Except once.

    On that one occasion, Fauci was testifying before a Senate Health Committee hearing, and his one singular explosion came in response to a question posited to him by Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky:

    https://www.theblaze.com/news/cash-covid-and-cover-up-part-2-the-gain-of-function-controversy?utm_source=theblaze-breaking&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20210901SponsoredTrending-RiotAndTheDance&utm_term=ACTIVE%20LIST%20-%20TheBlaze%20Breaking%20News

  9. ‘Task Force Pineapple’ Will Keep Saving Americans, Allies: Retired Green Beret Says Volunteers Will Keep Working In Kabul Despite Biden Withdrawal
    Emily Zanotti
    4 minutes

    The veteran United States Army Green Beret who led “Task Force Pineapple” — a secret mission that rescued hundreds of Americans and Afghan allies trapped behind enemy lines in Kabul, Afghanistan, during the Biden administration evacuation and withdrawal, says “Task Force Pineapple’s” efforts will continue, even though the U.S. military is now gone.

    As The Daily Wire previously reported, Retired Army Lt. Col. Scott Mann, led a “group of special op soldiers including retired Green Berets and SEAL Team commanders” who were inspired to taken matters into their own hands “after one of the Afghan commandos they served with contacted them to say he was on the run from the Taliban. His visa had not been approved when the Taliban took over on August 14 and thousands ran for the airport,”

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/task-force-pineapple-will-keep-saving-americans-allies-retired-green-beret-says-volunteers-will-keep-working-in-kabul-despite-biden-withdrawal?itm_source=parsely-api?utm_source=cnemail&utm_medium=email&utm_content=090121-news&utm_campaign=position3

    • The Pineapple Express is running way too smoothly for a pickup operation, my bet is they started contingency planning about the time Biden was sworn in and have been refining it every since.

      My question that I don’t want answered is: what other contingency plans do they have? Think on this one for a while.

    • thetruthaboutguns.com
      The (Current) Truth About Afghanistan and Americans Who Have Been Left Behind – The Truth About Guns
      Jon Wayne Taylor
      5-7 minutes
      Taliban special forces fighters stand guard outside the Hamid Karzai International Airport after the U.S. military’s withdrawal, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021. The Taliban were in full control of Kabul’s airport on Tuesday, after the last U.S. plane left its runway, marking the end of America’s longest war. (AP Photo/Khwaja Tawfiq Sediqi)

      Despite what some TTAG staff and members of my own family may have thought, I was not in Afghanistan and I haven’t been there in a decade. I wasn’t part of the Pineapple Express, and to be honest I’m not completely sure what that is. I am not special forces and definitely not one of the cool kids.

      I was teaching emergency rescue techniques in South Africa to the local tribal anti-poaching units and when I came out of the bush late last week I found out about all that was happening in Afghanistan. I was in pure disbelief.

      I was so sure that what I was hearing was internet make-believe that I called people who happened to be there on the ground in Afghanistan to confirm. They confirmed it was not as bad as I was hearing. It was far worse.

      https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/the-current-truth-about-afghanistan-and-americans-who-have-been-left-behind/

      • justthenews.com
        Exclusive: In secret texts, U.S. military officials lamented leaving Americans behind in Kabul
        By Susan Katz Keating and John Solomon
        8-11 minutes

        President Biden declared to a puzzled country on Tuesday that the U.S. evacuation from Afghanistan was an “extraordinary success,” while his Pentagon portrayed a prosaic, workaday process to repatriate Americans still stranded in the war-torn country.

        But text messages between U.S. military commanders and private citizens mounting last-minute rescues tell a far different story, one in which pleading American citizens were frantically left behind at the Kabul airport gate this past weekend to face an uncertain fate under Taliban rule while U.S. officials sought to spread the blame between high-ranking generals and the State Department

        “We are f*cking abandoning American citizens,” an Army colonel assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division wrote Sunday in frustration in a series of encrypted messages that detailed the failed effort to extricate a group of American citizens, hours before the last U.S. soldiers departed Afghanistan.

        The text messages and emails were provided to Just the News by Michael Yon, a former Special Forces soldier and war correspondent who was among the private citizens working with private networks and the military to rescue stranded Americans.

        Yon told Just the News that a group of Americans were abandoned at the Kabul airport, pleading for help as military officials told them they were finished with evacuations.

        https://justthenews.com/government/security/were-americans-people-screaming-outside-gates-kabul-airport-turned-away

  10. conservativeintel.com
    Biden Squeezed Between His Left and Florida’s Electoral Votes – Conservative Intelligence Briefing
    David Freddoso
    9-12 minutes

    Vol. IX, Issue 29

    July 26, 2021

    This week:

    Biden’s weak game on Cuba
    A Florida funk could badly damage Democrats
    Newsom still leading ahead of September recall vote

    Cuba Conundrum:

    In an unprecedented show of defiance, Cubans took to the streets of many cities earlier this month to demand freedom from the Communist regime that imprisoned their island nation in 1959.

    There is a long history behind Cuban repression and migration to the U.S. There is also a growing anti-Communist sentiment in an increasing number of Latin Americans migrating to the U.S. Specifically, many have recently experienced oppressive socialist governance in Cuba, Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador, and even in central American countries such as Nicaragua. This phenomenon is even more pronounced today, given the re-emergency of a Cold War with China the last nominally socialist superpower in the world.

    Right now, Joe Biden has a problem — a problem big enough that he has launched a slick anti-Communist ad campaign in Florida. The problem is that his response to the demonstrations, and to the Cuban government’s violent suppression of the same, has been quite weak. The imposition of new sanctions against a handful of officials was a good start, perhaps, but Cuban activists want to see more. Biden might be having a moment much like the one Obama faced in 2009 in Iran. With Iran’s anti-American, theocratic government on the ropes, Obama basically let the protests and the protesters fail. The reason was that he wanted to reach a nuclear deal with the existing regime, and that would not be possible if it fell or was significantly weakened.

    http://conservativeintel.com/2021/07/26/the-briefing-vol-ix-issue-29/

  11. Another Ben Shapiro video. I’m no fan, but he’s hitting the nail on the head regarding Afghanistan:

    Government Finally Admits to STRANDING Americans in Afghanistan

  12. gatestoneinstitute.org
    UK: Welcome to the Medieval Era of 2021
    Andrew Ash
    10-13 minutes

    Advocates of multi-culturalism demand not only that we should accept sweeping changes to our cultural landscape, but also that we should be far more welcoming of some of the medieval customs, traditions, and religious laws it has taken much of the world — often at great cost in the irrevocable currency of life as well as treasure — centuries to get rid of. Pictured: Anjem Choudary (center), a British radical Islamist, leads a demonstration demanding the imposition of Islamic sharia law, on January 12, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

    If there is one “woke” issue that has caused more division and anger in the UK than any other, it is that of the “multi-culturalism experience” that has been incrementally dumped on us – here and in Europe — since the end of the Second World War.

    These practices have been introduced via the ever-expanding British Muslim community, which this writer was born into, and with which he therefore shares a certain understanding and affinity.

    Advocates of multi-culturalism demand not only that we should accept sweeping changes to our cultural landscape, but also that we should be far more welcoming of some of the medieval customs, traditions, and religious laws it has taken much of the world — often at great cost in the irrevocable currency of life as well as treasure — centuries to get rid of.

    Nowhere is an odd sense of entitlement — and a hostile reaction against it — more epitomised than with Sharia law, which, since the early 1980s, has been allowed to flourish in the UK. According to a BBC report from 2012, which quoted Sheikh Haitham al-Haddad, a representative of the Islamic Sharia Council:

    https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/17632/uk-medieval-customs

  13. Normally I’ve found people pretty against shots on news1130twitters tweets but then there’s this other kind

    https://twitter.com/DeputyChow/status/1433198721974431751?s=20

    Nayyar Sohail
    @nayyarsohail
    ·
    2h
    Replying to
    @DeputyChow
    and
    @NEWS1130Traffic
    A law should be passed. Who ever refuse the vaccination must be registered. If they reported later as positive to Covid. Treat them from their own pocket. Hospital emergencies must vaccinate every body visit them or don’t treat them.

    JustAnEarthling
    @JustAnEarthlin3
    ·
    2h
    Replying to
    @DeputyChow
    Why aren’t they all arrested? Lock them all up for as long as it takes to process them all. Disrupting lives and risking lives is #Terrorism

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