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Nihilism Is Not a Good Look for the USA

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06.09.2021

Historian Paul Johnson wrote in his book Modern Times, "It is of the essence of geopolitics to be able to distinguish between different degrees of evil."

Biden's lack of moral orientation was clearly revealed in his recent speech concerning the withdrawal of troops in Afghanistan: "Last night in Kabul, the United States ended 20 years of war in Afghanistan. The longest war in our history. We completed one of the biggest airlifts in history — with more than 120,000 people evacuated to safety. No nation has ever done anything like it."

Yes, no nation has ever done anything quite like it. For in reality, the Biden administration has essentially allied itself not with America, but with the Islamists and the new Axis powers of China and Iran. When has there been a like betrayal of America and her allies?

Biden has given the West's enemies enormous resources that strengthen their geopolitical positions. Does any sane military strategist believe the vast military resources left behind would be left to rust or merely used as scrap? Any knowledgeable strategist would know that the military hardware would be confiscated and utilized by powers greater than the Taliban — global powers with a vested interest in undermining America and her allies. Any strategist would be watching nations such as China and Iran waiting to take advantage of such a treasure trove.

As reports from Asaad Hanna and others surface indicating that much of the weaponry left behind in Afghanistan is being transferred to Iran, observers of recent history will recall that Iran's leaders still proclaim themselves to be the deadly enemies of the "Great Satan," America, and the "Little Satan," Israel.

Not much has changed since the ascendancy of the Ayatollah Khomeini in 1979. Has the Morse code–blinking hostage Admiral Jeremiah Denton been uttery forgotten? But this time there are far, far more potential and actual hostages in the hands of the fire-breathing Taliban and, by proxy, Iran itself.

Has it been forgotten that Iran's Revolutionary Guard, the Taliban, and Hamas are ideological brothers? All are united in their desire to annihilate America, Israel, and their allies.

As The Jewish Journal reports "Asaad Hanna, an international fellow at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs and a former member of........

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