WASHINGTON, D.C. – Even as Taliban terrorists rose to power in Afghanistan, the Biden administration was prioritizing the LGBT agenda in its foreign policy.
Just mere weeks ago, in June, the Biden administration directed that the LGBT rainbow flag fly above the U.S. embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan.
The U.S. embassy tweeted on its account:
“The month of June is recognized as (LGBTI) Pride Month. The United States respects the dignity & equality of LGBTI people & celebrates their contributions to the society.
“We remain committed to supporting civil rights of minorities, including LGBTI persons.
If this is where your priorities were 2 months ago I’m not surprised to see what’s happening today.
— Adam 🇺🇸 (@AdamN928) August 15, 2021
The flying of the rainbow flag in honor of “Pride Month” came on the heels of a State Department press statement on the “priority” of pro-LGBT foreign policy.
This statement, issued in February, read:
“Today, President Biden signed a Presidential Memorandum directing all U.S. government departments and agencies engaged abroad to ensure that U.S. diplomacy and foreign assistance promote and protect the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI+) persons around the world.
“The struggle to end violence, discrimination, criminalization, and stigma against LGBTQI+ persons is a global challenge that remains central to our commitment to promote human rights and fundamental freedoms for all individuals.
“In the Biden-Harris administration, the United States will lead by the power of our example and pursue a policy to end violence and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or sex characteristics.”
— The Jewish Voice (@JewishVoice) August 16, 2021
The statement continued:
“Today’s action by President Biden demonstrates the U.S. government’s firm commitment to advance this goal….
“Under President Biden’s leadership, the United States will work with like-minded governments and strengthen civil society advocacy to fully support and advance the human rights of LGBTQI+ persons.
“Our international partners can be assured that advancing human rights for all individuals, with no exception or caveat, is a U.S. foreign policy priority.”
— Lou Dobbs (@LouDobbs) August 16, 2021
Meanwhile, at a July press conference, Biden downplayed the idea of a Taliban takeover.
Biden was asked:
“Is a Taliban takeover of Afghanistan now inevitable?”
“No. It is not.
“Because you have, the Afghan troops have 300,000 well-equipped, as well-equipped as any army in the world, and an air force, against something like 75,000 Taliban.
“It is not inevitable.”
“The jury is still out. The likelihood there is going to be the Taliban overrunning everything and owning the whole country is highly unlikely.”
Biden’s sentiments appeared to be shared by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley.
“The Afghan Security Forces have the capacity to sufficiently fight and defend their country, and we will continue to support the Afghan Security Forces where necessary in accordance with the guidance from the president and the secretary of defense.
“The future of Afghanistan is squarely in the hands of the Afghan people, and there are a range of possible outcome in Afghanistan.
“And I want to emphasis [sic] repeatedly, and I’ve said this before, a negative outcome, a Taliban automatic military takeover, is not a forgone conclusion.
“We will continue to monitor the situation closely and make adjustments as necessary.”
A question of the placement of Gen. Milley’s priorities and interests during the rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan has evidently led to a public critique by Donald Trump, Jr.
I can only assume that General Milley was too busy reading the latest CRT literature and learning about the 97 genders along with their requisite pronouns to pay much attention to such trivial matters. https://t.co/CHu4mbfUdM
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) August 13, 2021
Trump, Jr. posted the following on Twitter in response to a question on how the Taliban achieved their offensive “under the noses” of U.S. intelligence and military:
“I can only assume that General Milley was too busy reading the latest CRT literature and learning about the 97 genders along with their requisite pronouns to pay much attention to such trivial matters.”
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For more on Gen. Mark Milley, we refer you to the following article, written by Pat Droney.
Just last month, chairman of Joint Chiefs said Afghan security forces have capacity to defend their country
August 16, 2021
The following contains editorial content which is the opinion of the author.
WASHINGTON, DC- Perhaps Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley should have spent more time understanding “Taliban rage” instead of “white rage.” Perhaps, we wouldn’t find ourselves in the position of being embarrassed on the world stage as a group of savages outsmarted the world’s “leading superpower” and took over Afghanistan in a matter of weeks.
According to Breitbart News, in July, Milley told reporters that the military in that country was capable of defending it against the Taliban.
During that July 21 press conference, Milley said:
“General Miller and his team, along with CENTCOM and many others in the joint force have paved the path for a safe, orderly and responsible transition.
The Afghan Security Forces have the capacity to sufficiently fight and defend their country, and we will continue to support the Afghan Security Forces where necessary in accordance with the guidance from the president and the secretary of defense.
The future of Afghanistan is squarely in the hands of the Afghan people, and there are a range of possible outcome in Afghanistan. And I want to emphasize repeatedly, and I’ve said this before, a negative outcome, a Taliban automatic military takeover, is not a foregone conclusion. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and make adjustments as necessary.”
Milley of course has been widely criticized by some for embracing of Critical Race Theory, with some suggesting the military has “taken its eyes off the ball” by concerning itself with social engineering and woke ideology.
In a June appearance before a House committee, Milley responded to questioning from Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) and addressed the issue of Critical Race Theory:
“First of all, on the issue of critical race theory, et cetera, I’ll obviously have to get much smarter on whatever the theory is, but I do think it’s important actually for those of us in uniform to be open-minded and be widely read. And the United States Military Academy is a university, and it is important that we train, and we understand.
And I want to understand white rage, and I’m white, and I want to understand it. So what is it that caused thousands of people to assault this building and try to overturn the constitution of the United States of America? What caused that? I want to find that out.
I want to maintain an open mind here, and I do want to analyze it. It’s important that we understand that because our soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, and guardians, they come from the American people. So it’s important that the leaders now and in the future do understand it.”
And I personally find it offensive that we are accusing the United States military, our general officers, our commissioned, non-commissioned officers of being quote woke or something else because we’re studying some theories that are out there.”
Milley also allegedly worried that former President Trump might try to stage a coup after the presidential election last year, he told aides, Breitbart News reported.
“This is a Reichstag moment…the gospel of the Fuhrer,” Milley told aides, according to CNN which obtained advanced copies of the book I Alone Can Fix It by Washington Post Reporters Carol Leonnig and Phillip Rucker.
Milley was apparently concerned that the former president was stoking unrest in the lead up to January 6 and believed he would use it to invoke the Insurrection Act and “call out the military,” CNN reported.
“They may try, but they’re not going to f**king succeed,” Milley was alleged to have said. “You can’t do this without the military. You can’t do this without the CIA and FBI. We’re the guys with the guns.”
Milley, clearly an unhinged lunatic (and apparently an incompetent one at that) also reportedly told aides in advance of a “Million MAGA March last November that he was afraid it could be the “modern American equivalent of ‘brownshirts in the streets,’” a reference to the pro-Nazi militia prevalent in Nazi Germany.
Breitbart reached out to Milley’s spokesman for a comment after that information was revealed, however never received a response.
A defense official “close to the general,” however did tell CNN that Milley would not publicly address the book, however, didn’t dispute that Milley had “engaged in activities and communications that are not part of the traditional portfolio of a chairman in the final days of Trump’s presidency.”
The official continued that Milley was “not going to sit in silence while people try to use the military against Americans,” and that while he “tried his hardest to actively stay out of politics,” if the events that occurred brought him into that arena temporarily, “so be it.”
Milley also in June of 2020 apologized for accompanying former President Trump to St. John’s Episcopal Church after the church had been torched by violent rioters protesting in the wake of George Floyd’s death. It’s almost laughable as Milley claimed he shouldn’t have gotten involved in “domestic politics.”
Breitbart News reported him as saying:
“As many of you saw the result of the photograph of me at Lafayette Square last week. That sparked a national debate about the role of the military in civil society. I should not have been there. My presence in that moment, and in that environment, created a perception of the military involved in domestic politics. As a commissioned uniformed officer, it was a mistake that I learned from, and I sincerely hope we all can learn from.”
The implication from Milley was of course that President Trump’s visit to St. John’s was merely a photo op. By inserting himself and making the statement he did, Milley did involve himself in politics by tacitly confirming Democrat’s criticism of the trip to St. John’s.
So, while Milley took his eyes squarely off the ball in Afghanistan and concerned himself with grandparents who protested what they believed to be a questionable election, America has now been embarrassed.
This is reminiscent of a scene in the movie The Patriot, where British general Charles Cornwallis rued the fact that the greatest military in the world, the British army had been defeated by “farmers with pitchforks,” the upstart Continental Army and militia members.
Not to in any way draw a comparison between those who fought for our freedom in the Revolutionary War and the Taliban, but both are (were) rank amateurs compared to their opposition.
The greatest country in the world—the United States of America—has just been embarrassed by the equivalent of farmers with pitchforks. We’re embarrassed—how about you?
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