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Something Happened On The Way To The Memorial

As you read this it’s officially 11 September, 2021, a full two decades after that fateful day in 2001 when the world changed. I expected to spend this year as I have years past, stoically grieving for our dead and vowing to never let it happen again.

But something happened as I made my journey to that place. Once again, America has been caught asleep at the wheel. But unlike in 2001 when we pulled together and screamed vengeance, our nation’s leadership gave it all away, abandoning not only our allies, but our citizens as well, to an enemy we have fought for 20 years. Worse yet, our President signaled to the rest of the world that the United States isn’t a leader to be respected, but rather a fair weather friend who will quit on you.

Afghanistan is once again ruled by a den of rogues, who will harbor terrorists. Worse yet, we armed them with everything from small arms to attack aircraft. Could you ever imagine Islamic terrorists trading in their AKs for M4 carbines? It’s happened, courtesy of the Biden administration. While most of the sophisticated stuff will be sold off, it will be to our enemies and the proceeds used to fund additional terror across the region and eventually, back here at home. We will pay for Biden’s failure for decades.

There will be no accountability. There will be no effort to regain our stature. Not until we wake up and restore proper leadership at home. Elections have consequences. Our chickens have come home to roost.

Over the next day, we here at SSD will memorialize the events of September 11, 2001. I pray that we never suffer a day like that again.

21 Responses to “Something Happened On The Way To The Memorial”

  1. William Burton says:

    WELL SAID!

  2. Joe_K says:

    Butler was right. Patton was right. Kennedy was right. I grieve for all we’ve lost, and wonder only what could have been. May the faithful departed Rest In Peace. And may God have mercy on our souls.

  3. Yawnz says:

    “Could you ever imagine Islamic terrorists trading in their AKs for M4 carbines?”

    Yeah, it’s called propaganda.

    “Hey Habib, let’s take pictures of us holding these American weapons, that’ll piss off those dirty infidels.”

    As for the rest of their equipment, it’ll be interesting to see if they’re able to keep them running beyond a year or two.

    The Taliban were always going to try to take back over unless the US maintained a permanent presence. They were given safe harbor by the Pakistanis, and because keep choosing to wage limited warfare, we were never going to kill them all. I’d wager a large part of the ANA were Taliban anyway.

    • Oh Billy... says:

      You sir, are an idiot.

      • dunkin donuts says:

        Nice argumentation. Everything he said was correct.

      • Yawnz says:

        Clearly not if that’s the best you can come up with.

        Pakistan has long been funding Islamist militants in Afghanistan, at least since the 1980s Soviet invasion. We’ve also had evidence since at least 2009 illustrating that the Pakistani ISI has been directly supporting the Afghan Taliban specifically.

        Even though the Afghani Taliban and the Tekrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (Pakistan Taliban) don’t get along, Islamist factions have routinely been fully willing and able to discard their differences to fight the infidel.

        To add to it, the ANA for the most part only ever existed on paper. This demonstrates complicity on the part of the Afghan government in regards to what should have been the complete destruction of the Afghan Taliban. Why do you think Hamid Karzai has already been chosen to sit on the 12-member council that is now going to govern Afghanistan?

        This is taqiyya in practice. When the infidel is in power, you pay him lip service while sabotaging him behind his back.

  4. Caleb says:

    Here here.

  5. jjj0309 says:

    What fears me the most, is that this is far from the fall of Saigon, it’s way more than that, way worse than that. This administration, might have just created the most dangerous terrorist nation against the US; way worse than any other terrorist nations on earth like Iran or North Korea.

    North Vietnamese leaders were smart enough to not wage a war further more against the US and the relationship between Vietnam and US improved relatively quickly to the degree where at the 80’s Vietnam and US Generals talking about the aftermath of the war in peaceful mood, sometimes even joking during the conventional meeting. Now, Vietnam is one of the top US munitions, arsenal and ordnance importer in South East Asia. Vietnam and US eventually got over with the bloody war because both wanted peace.

    And I don’t think Taliban occupied Afghanistan would ever do nor want that. There will be blood, and the ones who suffers most, will be the innocent citizens of both nations.

    Imagine the event of 9/11 getting repeated every years, months. They are Jihadists, they want American suffers and dies in agony. They are already putting people against the wall and executing citizens in their own country. They do not seek peace, they only want us to suffer, die and destroyed. And we just armed them with our latest technology.

    Those clowns in mainstream media and supporters of this administration already saying things like “Taliban could be our future strategic ally”, and that deeply sickens me. Since when we helped, supported, and befriended with the terrorists?

    If things goes to the worst, it’s either we suffers the terrorist attack every single god damn years; or even the second Afghanistan war. Either way, innocent civilians and soldiers will die, suffer and be mourned. Or maybe that’s what this administration wanted. Another war, another pointless death of innocents, another widows and the fathers and mothers burying their son.

    Jesus Christ, god help us. You know it’s hopeless when the best thing you can do is pray for your enemies to be soft against you. God help us all.

    • El Terryble says:

      The most dangerous terror state in the world is the United States of America with the Democrat Party in power.

      • Pilgrim says:

        And with the opposing party in power it becomes a nation of what, cowboys? Warrior monks? Joel Osteens? Infallible? Maybe we’ll just have a Camp Chapman every month instead.

        • Philip says:

          I mean, if forced to choose, I’d much rather live in a nation of evangelical cowboys and warrior monks than a woke nanny-state dystopia with roving bands of modern day cheka pummeling anyone who doesn’t subscribe to their brand of despotic neo-Marxist dogma.

      • Joe_K says:

        The most dangerous terror state in the world is the United States of America with the International Communists, Globalists, & Banksters in charge, regardless of what flavor of political ice cream is “elected” to be their front.
        FIFY.

  6. Robert says:

    Nailed it.

  7. Iggy says:

    Don’t negotiate with terrorists – I thought we all were clear on that. Obviously not.

  8. Jim says:

    Well said… thanks for speaking up

  9. El Terryble says:

    The election was stolen. Biden is just the senile stooge placed in the Oval Office by a Shadow Politburo who knows they have enough dirt on him and his corrupt family to bring him down at any moment that he doesn’t do what they want or suits their needs. This is a Marxist Revolution designed to take down the United States of America. No one is so stupid as to leave $83 billion in weapons for your enemy unintentionally. This is by design.

    “We must hang the traitors amongst us before we deal with the enemy outside our gates.” – Cicero

  10. Mark Allen says:

    Well stated and well said. Thank you for speaking up.

  11. Philip says:

    This administration had absolutely no problem undoing numerous other policies and practices of the previous administration for little reason other than a symbolic “f*ck you”… yet the utter failure of the Afghan drawdown is continuously being touted as a failing of the last guy.

    This drawdown was so poorly executed, the strategic failings so severe, and the weakening of American exceptionalism so blatantly obvious, that one can’t help but to think it was deliberately orchestrated with that outcome in mind.

    We are at a very dark crossroads in our nation’s history.

  12. LowSpeed says:

    I’m not going to ascribe some conspiratorial intent to the Administration but the way this went down is likely to be one of the greatest strategic blunders of the GWOT-era.

    I’m not so sure either party at this time has the right person to “properly lead” this nation on this issue from home. I’m interested to see how Afghanistan gets slowly roped into the debt-trap of the China’s Belt Road Initiative and what that portends for its threat level to the United States and our allies. What’s done is, tragically, done. Are we looking at a poorer, Central Asian version of Iran in the near future?

    Whatever the case, I agree, we’re going to continue to pay for the way this went down indeed and I’m willing to bet there will be little sensicle accountability if any.

  13. Mike Nomad says:

    20 years of… this. Since the Saigon Evacuation Redux (Kabul) started rolling, I just oscillate between rage and disbelief. Cue the Stan Ridgway / Col. Kilgore soundtrack:

    Big American Problem b/w “Bomb ’em into the Stone Age son.”