Brandon J. Weichert with some sobering truth about the Global War on Terror.
Tag: al Qaeda
Unpacking Biden’s Staggering Lies on Afghanistan
We take a look at a few of the bold lies that President Joe Biden told the American people in his incoherent address to the nation.
Are Taliban Planning to Massacre Americans?
In his most recent op-ed for The Asia Times, Brandon J. Weichert describes his fears that the Taliban might be plotting a bloody farewell to the American withdrawal, which is not going well already.
The Afghan National Army Was Never Meant to Fight Alone
In the weekend long read, Brandon J. Weichert breaks down the truth about the Afghan National Army, why they failed to stop the Taliban advance, and why the Biden Administration will not learn from these failures (and repeat them elsewhere, notably in Africa).
Au Revoir, Afghanistan! Until We Meet Again…
needed to end this thing in Afghanistan…but we need to do it smartly, not wildly screaming for the exits, hoping that Beijing, Moscow, Islamabad, and New Delhi can keep everything together. They can’t–and won’t.
Afghanistan: What’s In A Victory?
“Trump must have the courage to cut America’s losses now and focus on empowering individual tribes in limited counterterrorism efforts (counterterrorism being the original reason why the United States invaded Afghanistan to begin with). The fight is against al Qaeda and other terrorists. America’s war is not about trying to nation-build in Afghanistan.”
It Doesn’t Matter If Iran is a Rational Actor
“”With the loss of Saudi Arabia as a viable partner in blocking the spread of Iranian power, the Trump Administration would be forced to revisit the oft-repeated notion that Iran is a rational actor. President Trump would have to renege on his campaign promise of ending the terrible Obama era Iran deal. He would have to reverse course and effectively reinstitute the Obama deal with Iran, in order to gain new leverage over Tehran. In other words, Trump would have to surrender the Middle East to Iran, selling out Israel in the process, just as Barack Obama did.”
Syria: The Proxy Battlefield Between the United States and Iran
“Fact is, the American mission in Syria is almost over. ISIS has been physically decimated there. Al-Nusra and other groups are weak and will likely soon be finished off by the Russo-Iranian-Assad-Turkey alliance. We have thus far lost nothing in Syria. Going for broke and allowing for mission creep to set in, converting the limited American mission in Syria into a limitless campaign against either Iran or Russia would mean committing the United States to a world war that will eventuate in a nuclear exchange. “
Recognizing the Threat of Extremism in Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, and Iran
“In effect, the real “Axis of Evil” was none other than Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, and Iran. And, it’s not even really an axis. One must also include Turkey, which has done everything in its power to become a rival to the United States and a friend to both Sunni extremists as well as Iran.”
Dancing with the Ones Who Brought You
“Again, I urge America’s leaders to repeal the Leahy Laws and fully embrace a more restrained, realistic foreign policy that empowers our local friends and allows our forces time to rest and recuperate after 18 years of endless—almost winless—warfare. After all, no matter how ugly they may be, it is always proper to dance with the ones who brought you to the party.”