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If I were a Prime Minister or President …

I’m sure I would have not travelled the road of insanity as displayed by Johnson and Biden. And why? For what reasons have they done this? Both are now rock bottom in my estimation of suitability to hold Office. What is the matter with them, has some collective stupidity enveloped them and rendered them blind to the obvious?

As PM or Pres I would reach out to countries, help with all aspects of decent moral life, with education, scholarships, equal rights, infrastructure, the nitty gritty of electricity and sewage. As far as I could determine with western forces in Afghanistan everything was sort of ticking over okay, no doubt masses of experience had been gained and hence things could only get better, but to depart so haplessly and concede everything to the so-called dreaded taliban then what was it all for? Are there warmongers and industrialists at influence at Washington that would like nothing better than a total mess to emerge so that in time they will have a full scale war to enjoy again?

Biden has failed catastrophically, his speech of Monday will become infamous as fatuous nonsensical and scratching at any excuse to justify a withdrawl that a) would never work and b) created mayhem and danger for everyone left behind and thrown to the wind the opportunity to win hearts and minds, thrown to the wind all the good work done, the manhours and effort. A catastrophic failure of foreign initiative. Remember with Iraq a dozen tissue-thin basically non-existant reasons were endlessly peddled and promulgated so as to initiate huge military operations, when all along no legitimate reason existed (remember the guilty Colin Powell, Reece et al) but now with a hundred valid and concrete reasons to stay they have gone deaf and mute to any drop of good sense. Whats all behind this???

Macron too is displaying strange behaviour, I cannot converse in French therefore its all in translation but again ‘doesn’t read right’. Something smells a bit fishy.

Nature abhors a vacuum and I shudder to think how the next few months will play out as less than benign world players will enter Afghanistan to peddle influence and gain huge regions of new territory, to colour the map according to their own un-enlightened viewpoint, most likely allowing madmen and zealots to run riot as long as it is not too ‘in their face’. Whatever nations park themselves as the new friends of the taliban controlled Afghanistan they will be quite happy for a low-level illegal mayhem to percolate contentedly.

I’m thinking of the Chinese here, their treatment of minorities and Uyghers will be forever a black mark on their so-called modernisation. But realise when the Chinese persecute they are actually erasing the presence of people that have lived and worked in specific regions for an awfully long time; those people surely have every right to go about unhindered in their daily lives, not to be hounded and persecuted and basically wiped out by some invisible unaccountable beauracratic machine in Beijing. China feeds its population total media junk, have a look at their online media content, endless junk as if desperate to elevate everyone to an in the present mode of life and hundreds of years of quiet living are now looked down upon and seemingly to be eradicated, just as with hutongs, all this sounds so very Orwellian.

I cried on Monday when I heard the radio news of people hanging onto an aircraft at takeoff, martyrs indeed.

postscript …

read the link below and see the massive interest paid in funding American activities in Afghanistan, a whopping huge rake-off i would never agree to no matter how desperate for money. Realise, this goes to line the some Corporate coffers. Easy money, Ezra Pound would have something to say about all this.

https://www.aljazeera.com/economy/2021/8/16/the-us-spent-2-trillion-in-afghanistan-and-for-what