If there’s one thing the last year of Joe Biden’s presidency has taught us, it’s that we are truly led by the dumbest people. The expert class is populated with over-credentialed bastions of mediocrity that couldn’t strategize their way out of a paper bag.
And while the domestic COVID “experts” likely take the cake for being most vapid, the swath of foreign policy experts in Washington are right there in the discussion.
To set this up, remember when a suicide bomber blew up and killed 13 Americans and hundreds of Afghans outside the gates of Kabul airport during Biden’s botched withdrawal? The journalists and the establishment experts told us that it was impossible for the Taliban to be involved. They were cooperating and moderated. There was also a persistent belief that ISIS-K is the evil breakfast cereal of this brutal Islamic terrorist organisation, and the Taliban are their mortal enemy.
However, an article I wrote in the aftermath of the bombing suggested to me that it may not be as simple as we think. For example, how did a suicide bomber get through several Taliban checkpoints? Why was the Taliban able to use the bombing?
Taliban checkpoints surround Kabul’s airport. The coordinated suicide bombing did more than just pass through the security. That this bombing just so happens to accomplish the Taliban goal of getting people to disperse at the airport shouldn’t be lost on anyone.
If this report is anything to go by, it seems that we may have some answers.
Taliban say they won’t work with US to contain ISIS https://t.co/fbnM42DnFE
— Jennifer Griffin (@JenGriffinFNC) October 9, 2021
Well, isn’t that odd? You’d think that if the Taliban were actually mortal enemies of ISIS-K, they’d be all on board with cooperating in hunting down and killing the members of the terrorist group, right? Why, it’s almost as if the Taliban aren’t reformed and ready to enter the international community. It’s hard to believe that anyone could have predicted this.
But, if that’s not enough evidence that the Taliban are likely not actually “mortal enemies” with ISIS, we also got confirmation last week that the suicide bomber in question was released from Bagram Air Base…by the Taliban (see Information on Kabul Suicide Bomber Implicates the White House).
CNN: The Taliban released a suicide bomber from Kabul’s Bagram Air Base days before the attack which killed 13 U.S. military personnel. pic.twitter.com/dozG4vzHRm
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 6, 2021
Relax in the knowledge that you are once more wrong. The Taliban did not retreat, they appear to be protecting ISIS and were involved in the release of the terrorist responsible for 13 American deaths back in August. It’s been a banner couple of months for the Pentagon — and Fox News’ national security reporters alike. The egg covers the faces.
We are quickly getting to the point where you can simply take what an “expert” says, assume the opposite, and be right more often than you are wrong.