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It comes as no great surprise that President Biden and his incompetent advisors and officials have messed up again. This time murdering 10 innocent people in an airstrike in a residential Kabul neighborhood.
Here are Joe Biden’s latest victims.
1: Zemaray, Interpreter
2: Naseer, Army officer, interpreter
2: Zameer, Shopkeeper, 20 years old
4: Faisal, Student, 10 years old
5: Farzad, Student, 10 years old
6: Armin, 4 years old
7: Binyamen, 3 years old
8: Sumaya, 2 years old
9: Ayat, 2 years old
10: Malika, 2 years old
1: Zemaray 40
2: Naseer 30
3: Zameer 20
4: Faisal 10
5: Farzad 10
6: Armin 4
7: Benyamin 3
8: Sumaya 2
9: Ayat 2
10: Malika 2
Civilians & no connections with IS-K pic.twitter.com/teccTRW2MB
— Muslim Shirzad (@MuslimShirzad) August 30, 2021
The Pentagon said they were carrying out a “defensive” airstrike targeting a suspected ISIS-K suicide bomber who was an imminent threat intending to carry out an attack on the Kabul airport again. Initially they said the mission was a success.
The CENTCOM statement read,
“US military forces conducted a self-defense unmanned over-the-horizon airstrike today on a vehicle in Kabul, eliminating an imminent ISIS-K threat to Hamid Karzai International Airport.”
Obviously, that intel was horrifyingly misleading. These innocents not only weren’t connected to ISIS-K, but they were actually American allies and very young children.
Which begs the question, how did Joe and his cohorts get it so wrong… again? Have they be right about anything at this point? Who exactly was it that decided these people were an “imminent threat?” Is it possible that they got their intel from the Taliban themselves, and thus targeted innocent people who were actually our allies?
Can’t you just see Austin, Milley, and other Biden officials (not Biden himself, of course, because he’s probably taking a nap) asking the Taliban for any information they have about suicide bombers targeting the Kabul airport? And then the Taliban guys look at each other like, “Huh, they gave us a list of Afghans who were helping the Americans. Let’s give them fake intel so they can eliminate them for us. And as an added bonus, they’ll make absolute fools of America in the meantime by senselessly murdering 7 children and their own allies without actually killing any ISIS-K guys.”
NEW: Pentagon official acknowledges reports of civilian casualties following airstrike against “imminent ISIS-K threat” near Kabul airport.
— ABC News (@ABC) August 30, 2021
The Pentagon Spokes-idiot John F. Kirby said,
“We’re investigating this. I’m not going to get ahead of it. But if we have significant — verifiable information that we did take innocent life here, then we will be transparent about that, too. Nobody wants to see that happen.”
Honey, what do you mean if you have verifiable information that you took innocent life? You mean like the pictures of the mangled bodies of 7 children and two ally interpreters? How about the video of a tiny toddler’s dead body that is now seared into my brain? You mean that kind of significant, verifiable information? As though they’d take any actual responsibility anyway. Lt. Col. Scheller proved to the nation that the military would rather silence anyone who calls for accountability than actually hold anyone accountable for their devastating leadership failures.
The military statement said that there “significant secondary explosions from the vehicle indicate the presence of a substantial amount of explosive material” and “may have caused additional casualties.”
Unfortunately, I don’t believe a word that any of these people say anymore, because they’ve proven that they’re willing to say whatever is necessary to perpetuate their preferred narrative and protect their preferred politicians.
And I find it very hard to believe that the Biden admin actually took out “planners” of the Kabul attack in a targeted drone strike the other day. Conveniently, they refuse to release the names of these supposedly “high-profile ISIS targets,” probably because they can’t be independently corroborated because they don’t actually exist. I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if the whole story is just a manufactured “victory” to try to help the disastrous Biden admin save a little face in the midst of unprecedented failures.
Our President and his appointees and officials are feckless and incompetent morons. They are dangerous to the country and the world, and they will go down in history as perhaps the most incredible examples of ineptitude and maladroit leadership this country has ever had.
In the meantime, take solace in the fact that the Biden administration is the most diverse and woke this country has ever had. Because that’s what really matters, right?