I am against war in general, unless as an absolute last resort.
We should have NEVER entered Afghanistan or Iraq, but here we are roughly 20 years later still embittered in the same conflicts, and now have several proxy conflicts raging as a result.
To be perfectly clear here, I think we should have pulled out ages ago. I am an isolationist, and I believe that we should have absolutely nothing to do with the world—except for international trade.
The last thing America should be is the policeman of the world.
That being said, there is a time and place for pulling out of a war, and a right and wrong way to pull out of that war.
Leaving your military grade weapons behind for the enemy to reclaim and use later violates every rule pertaining to the correct way of ending a war……
Take a look at this newest national embarrassment thanks to Joe Biden:
— Lucas Webber (@LucasADWebber) August 9, 2021
USAF 🇺🇲 airstrikes against TB reported this evening near outskirts of Kunduz city. Meanwhile local sources reported that Kunduz airport is still under ANDSF control. No further surrender was confirmed except that one soldier above. #Afghanistan
— FJ (@Natsecjeff) August 9, 2021
The videos and details were brought to us by The Washington Free Beacon:
Taliban terrorists are now in possession of U.S.-made military vehicles, anti-aircraft guns, armored tanks, and artillery. The munitions were provided to Afghan security forces to secure the country as the United States ends its two-decade war there. The Taliban have overwhelmed Afghan forces, taking over key Afghan provinces and using U.S. weapons to power the offensive.
“These captured systems will increase the mobility and lethality of the Taliban, making them a more formidable adversary,” said Bradley Bowman, senior director of the Center on Military and Political Power at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. “We have already seen the Taliban using captured humvees to patrol Kunduz and Sar-e Pol.”
— The Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) August 13, 2021
Taliban seizes abandoned U.S. humvees, drones and weapons as U.S. withdraws without peace deal or follow up. https://t.co/NfOCcrEUwo
— AmericanPigeon (@AmericanPigeon) August 13, 2021
A list of cities and territories taken by The Taliban was provided by Reuters:
Taliban insurgents have made rapid advances across Afghanistan in recent months as U.S. and other foreign forces withdraw. Following is a list of provincial capitals that have fallen to, or are being contested by the Islamist militants. Afghanistan has 34 provinces.
PROVINCIAL CAPITALS FALLING TO THE TALIBAN:
– Aug. 6 – ZARANJ. The Taliban take over the city in Nimroz province in the south, the first provincial capital to fall to the insurgents since they stepped up attacks on Afghan forces in early May.
– Aug. 7 – SHEBERGHAN. The Taliban declare they have captured the entire northern province of Jawzjan, including its capital Sheberghan. Heavy fighting is reported in the city, and government buildings are taken over by the insurgents. Afghan security forces say they are still fighting there.