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Joe Biden Is No Donald Trump, And the Taliban Knew It

AMAC Exclusive By: Shane Harris

trumpHowever often Democrats and the mainstream media may parrot Biden’s claim that he was “only doing what President Trump would have done” in pulling out of Afghanistan, it doesn’t appear that many people are buying it. After the 45th President’s sterling record of success in the Middle East that included the historic Abraham Accords, the defeat of ISIS, and the successful elimination of numerous dangerous terrorist leaders, the common refrain heard around many dinner tables and coffee shops in the United States this week is “this never would’ve happened if Trump was still in office.”

The American people are right – the unmitigated disaster that has unfolded over the past several days would not have occurred had President Trump overseen the withdraw. The reason why is simple: the Taliban feared President Trump as they clearly do not fear Joe Biden. And for good reason.

During President Trump’s time in office, he engaged in a series of negotiations with the Taliban to orchestrate an orderly withdrawal from Afghanistan that was contingent on the Taliban adhering to certain conditions. But President Trump promised that if the Taliban were to violate those conditions, he would respond swiftly and decisively with deadly force.

On September 4, 2019, the Taliban exploded a car bomb in Kabul that killed more than 10 people, including an American service member. True to his word, President Trump ceased negotiations and responded by ordering a devastating aerial bombardment, making clear that the Taliban was not to cross the United States under Trump’s leadership.

Just days after the attack, at a speech outside the Pentagon commemorating the anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, President Trump said that “they [the Taliban] thought they could use the attack to show strength, but actually what they showed is weakness,” adding that “the last four days we have hit our enemy harder than they have ever been hit before, and that will continue.”

The numbers support President Trump’s assertion. According to Air Force data, the United States unleashed 948 bombs and missiles on Afghanistan in September of 2019, far outpacing any other single month since at least 2013. The 948 figure represents a full 13% increase from the next highest monthly total of 841, which occurred in both September and October of 2018.

In fact, due in large part to the ferocity of the airstrikes in September of 2019, the United States dropped more pieces of ordinance on Afghanistan than any other year of the war, totaling 7,423. Even during the height of the war in 2010 and 2011, coalition aircraft only dropped 5,100 and 5,411 bombs and missiles, respectively.

The numbers show that President Trump was not afraid to follow through on his word. He established a credible deterrence through his use of force, placing the United States in a strong negotiating position when talks resumed. As a result, the United States did not see a single combat death in Afghanistan for 18 months.

Conversely, President Biden has not established any sort of credible deterrence. Biden did not outline any conditions for the United States’ withdraw and has shown zero evidence that he is willing to use force to keep the Taliban in line as did President Trump. As a result, the Taliban have responded as all bullies and thugs do, by seeing just how much they can get away with.

With President Trump in office, the Taliban knew they must adhere to the terms laid out by the United States, lest they risk a return of the withering destruction they faced in 2019. With President Biden, there appears to be no such threat. As a result, chaos reigns in the streets of Kabul, and the Taliban are resurgent in the region once again.

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Danbanassi
19 days ago

why not, impeach joe biden an the scum of the earth, now….wake up people its time for us to take back our country, an rights an freedom…..im ready to die for this country.

K. Anderson USAF Para Rescue ret.
24 days ago

No, not impeached but arrest all that helped to bring our country to this place of almost total collapse and take over by the socialist & communist. What Biden did is called Treasonous, in the US here’s what should be done-‘According to federal law, as defined in 18 United States Code Section 2381, “Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason, and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States”.

Cricket
27 days ago

You know my President Trump would have acted quickly to bring our people home “Immediately “ President Trump would not have this to go on this long. This is all Biden’s Clan. Because they are idiots, stupid, don’t know what they are talking about. Please Mr. Biden “Not President Biden “ NEEDS to BE IMPEACHED NOW PLEASE!!!!!! Kamela Harris NEEDS to RUN with her tail between her legs.
Biden Gave our Country up.

Laurel Salyer
28 days ago

Resident Jobama Buyden

Car Trimp
28 days ago

Biden had to replace what Trump destroyed

Inga
28 days ago
Reply to  Car Trimp

Crazy you – you would never ever learn something true. You brainwashed to eternity. Would you please explain to me what did President Trump destroyed? And what brainsick Biden has replaced of what Trump build?

Hank
27 days ago
Reply to  Car Trimp

How far would you go to defend Biden? To what extend the world around you has to fall in order for you to see what Biden is doing? What would you like to hear that would make you see the truth? The answer is nothing because you on the left are scared to death to stand by the truth. You only stand by the crowd just because it’s safe. Cowards.

Kim
27 days ago
Reply to  Car Trimp

What a stupid thing to say.

Echo
27 days ago
Reply to  Kim

Absolutely right!

Louise
28 days ago

No question this would have happened under Trump and it was meant to happen under Beijing Biden.

Kim
27 days ago
Reply to  Louise

President Trump holds Americans, and particularly the military, in much higher regard than this feckless little man in the White House who couldn’t see beyond the cue card, sitting under his nose, that said, “Get out of Afghanistan now.”

Sandra Minnis
26 days ago
Reply to  Kim

He cant…they r surrounded
He does not want to upset
The taliban
He has no courage to take on the taliban or any terrorist group…
We r always wtg for PRESIDENT TRUMP…HE LOVES HIS CTRY N AMERICANS….HOPE TO SEE U SOON

Echo
27 days ago
Reply to  Louise

No it wouldn’t have happened under President Trump!!!

Wendy Willis-Moore
23 days ago
Reply to  Louise

Did you mean to write *wouldn’t have happened?

German J Ortiz
28 days ago

The two evildoers, Barack and Joe plan this humiliation. Barack freed the master mind of 9/11 from Guantanamo, becomes the head of the Taliban and Biden run out leaving behind our citizen and innocent Afghans. Run out abandoning 80 Billions US Dollar of high end military equipment..THIS IS NO COINCIDENCE, IT WAS PLANNED OR CREEPY JOE IS STUPID

Barney Rubble
27 days ago
Reply to  German J Ortiz

Hey mook, Biden did not run out and leave Americans behind. Instead, he sent in 5000 additional troops to insure that Americans get out, after Donald Trump left a total mess in Afghanistan leaving only a contingent of 2500 troops. He failed to train the Afghan army, and made no plans for an orderly withdrawal. In fact, it was Trump,not Obama whom let out the leader of the Taliban in Afghanistan and 5000 hard core Taliban extremist in his “deal” with the Taliban. In other words, he got played!

Echo
27 days ago
Reply to  Barney Rubble

Wrong!!!

Paul
24 days ago
Reply to  Barney Rubble

If that’s true. Why are so many people still there and in risk of dying and being killed? Where are the troops and what are they doing?

Tonja
28 days ago

Damn strained this would not of gone down if Trump was in office. Biden and his whole administration are pussies hiding in the White House like lil liars they all are Biden has done nothing but destroy this country since he stole the election it’s time to impeach this piece of s America looks like fools!!

Diane Engel
28 days ago

There is no respect for the leadership in office for the US at this time. It is scary! They ALL know Bidem can be bought in many ways!

Michael G Daneu
28 days ago

Aside from the obvious, the lefties, the liberals,the Democrats,Joe Biden, The real people responsible for this are the Rino Republicans. They have sabotaged our country at every possible opportunity. Allowing idiocy to rule the day while cowering in the corner .Just like the Democrat Communist Party. A house divided cannot stand but the Rinos really have not grasped the concept yet. or they probably have because they’re actually just implanted stooges masquerading as Republicans, kind of, while lining their pockets. A lot of people need to go to jail. But with our supreme court not even willing to defend the rule of law because they are Spineless Toads, I don’t think we stand much of a chance from here on out. we need Trump back now!!!!!!!

Ztruth
28 days ago

The act of 1871 which pretty much put DC under foreign powers it makes sense now they need organic constitution destroyed . Pretty sad it was on google but google changed to ku klux klan act but can find it on yahoo

Gary Tanner
28 days ago

Joke Biden is the worst thing that has ever happened to America he n

Hope
28 days ago

Trump holds the Bush family responsible, and rightly so, for the entire American debacle in the Middle East, of which Afghanistan is a part.  Our post-9/11 debacle, Trump notes, has killed millions of people, and destroyed the Middle East , for no good purpose. 

Trump also pushed back on Sean Hannity’s efforts to script him against Russia and China, in narratives presently being pushed by the war party. 

Something else, very important, is that no one is talking about is drugs, heroin, and amphetamines. Afghanistan supplies all of Europe and much of Asia with drugs. It has done so for centuries. It is also central for the British Great Game in Eurasia. Just look at a map. As significantly, it is rich in unmined critical resources. Internally, the country is a bunch of corrupt war lords recruited and bribed by the intelligence agencies of various countries sitting on top of the population.

Our presence was the grandest delusion. This defeat must be used to go after Biden, the Cheneys, and all that imperial Washington imagines itself to be.

I would like to see AMAC withdraw from the war party by admitting we have followed a lie in colluding with this grandest delusion: that George Bush’s Middle East attack was good and necessary.

Louise
28 days ago
Reply to  Hope

He also holds the Bush family responsible for JFK’s murder. He and his friend, John Jr., figured it out before Jr.’s death. That’s why he named his magazine GEORGE. I bet that grounded the RINO Bush family did a long time. Good for Jr. RIP

CaliGal
28 days ago

Yes the Taliban knew Trump was a man of his word, but I think Biden brokered this turnover with the CCP and the Taliban. Lara Logans interview with Carlson Tucker made way more sense.

Barney Rubble
27 days ago
Reply to  CaliGal

Did you mean tucker Carlson?????

HocasPocas
29 days ago

Chaos is not just in Kabul. Take a look at what has been going on in this country for the past year or so with blm and antifa

MAGA
26 days ago
Reply to  HocasPocas

Absolutely right. Chaos at the border, CRT, shutting down the pipeline then pleading with OPEC, releasing repeat offenders back into communities while simultaneously calling to defund the police. Let’s not forget the soaring gas prices and the unprecedented tax and spend with promise of more to come. Pelosi’s dismissal of billions of dollars of our weapons left in Afghanistan:“some stuff is left there” is as pathetic as Omar’s casual reference to the attack on the towers “some people did something.” They made their contempt and hatred for this country perfectly clear. Now the lies about the intelligence leading up to the most embarrassing military operation in our history has made us a laughing stock on the world stage and has our allies reconsidering any alliance with us. Who would have ever imagined being bested by the French in a military operation. How does Biden have an approval rating over 40%?? Who could POSSIBLY approve of this power hungry President that has been wrong on every foreign policy for half a decade? Maybe he’s saving the soldiers to prepare them for detaining 5 year olds not wearing a mask.

PJ Thom
29 days ago

Brainless clueless Joe just keeps on making poor decisions. He is on the way to turning our great country into a third world country. He is only a few months into a four year term and has managed to undo all of the great things Donald Trump did. We were extremely safe under 45 and now we are vulnerable. What’s next? He and all of his administration need to go. We must pray for the safety of all the innocent in Afghanistan.

Patti
29 days ago
Reply to  PJ Thom

Indeed ! Well said!

Dorothy Murray
29 days ago

Does anyone think Obama is involved in running the country? Why did he stay in DC? Only President who has.

Patricia Caetto
29 days ago

I feel Republicans are weak and should be calling for impeachment for Biden and all his administration
The Dems would have done it

Patti
29 days ago

Absolutely!

Jocie Taylor
29 days ago

The Taliban know this that’s why they’ve gone to such extremes to get rid of everything that they can and this is all because of Joe Biden is such a pushover

DENNIS WOLLEN
28 days ago
Reply to  Jocie Taylor

AND A ‘COWARD’………

Mark L
29 days ago

Biden has not the smallest particle of brains compared to President Trump! Not a bit!
Biden is just like the looser Hillary Clinton and Obama, none of them have the smallest fraction of intellectual knowledge to be running OUR Country!
We need a Republican like Cruz or DeSantis to take over in the event Trump doesn’t.

DENNIS WOLLEN
28 days ago
Reply to  Mark L

DeSANTIS yes…….CRUZ does not qualify…..I like him a lot but still, according to our CONSTITUTION, he does not qualify…..ONLY ONE of his parents was a citizen (his mother) and she changed her citizenship and was voting as a citizen of CANADA when he was born AND he was born in CANADA…..NOT AMERICAN SOIL…..
PLEASE READ OUR CONSTITUTION….YOU WILL BE SURPRISED……

Scottyman4us
26 days ago
Reply to  DENNIS WOLLEN

If what you say is true that is correct. Cruz is a hell of a scholar and a constitutionalist tho he’s in a good place. Right where we need him to fight the good fight. Respect all around for senator theadore Cruz

Kim
26 days ago
Reply to  DENNIS WOLLEN

Ted Cruz does qualify. He was born in Canada to an American mother, and had dual citizenship. While he lived in Texas, he gave up his Canadian citizenship. He ran for president in 2016, remember? Do you think anyone would have let him stand at a dais if he were not a citizen?

The Constitution’s requirement that a candidate be a “natural born citizen” was not clearly defined, and has been challenged in the past. Cruz, a Constitutional scholar, passes the test. He was my first choice, and I still have his–and Trump’s–bumper sticker on my truck. I like deSantis too.

Scottyman4us
26 days ago
Reply to  Mark L

Trump 2020 people. Trump is this countries duly elected president and he needs to take his rightful seat in the Oval Office. This is trumps country not Biden’s country. I do not understand what are we waiting for. We should be fighting to the death to get president trump back in his rightful seat.

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