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Op-ed:
A War We Should Have Won 
By Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / Right Side Patriots / Right Side Patriots Radio
 
...our military presence in Afghanistan helped in assuring that no regional vacuum of power would be created...like the one Obama created a few years back...but now Iran and even Red China has been given the opportunity to fill this new, thanks to Joe Biden, what will be a most serious Middle East vacuum of power...
 
 
 
Op-ed: 
Leaving Afghanistan 
By: Diane Sori / The Patriots Factor / Right Side Patriots / Right Side Patriots Radio  
 
...And while it also comes with a certain amount of disdain and risk it comes in the guise of American military personnel who voluntarily choose to remain behind...who choose to remain and fight and to show the world that America will not forsake or leave behind to be slaughtered those who stood by her side no matter that their own president obviously doesn't give a damn...
 
Israel's new leader to present Iran plan in first White House visit
 
New Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett plans to push for a new Iran strategy during his first White House visit, saying he will urge U.S. President Joe Biden not to revive the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran.

Biden's aides hope the talks will set a positive tone for his relationship with Bennett, a far-right politician and high-tech millionaire who ended Benjamin Netanyahu's record 12-year run as prime minister in June.

This would stand in sharp contrast to years of tensions between the conservative Netanyahu, who was close to former President Donald Trump, and the last Democratic administration led by Barack Obama with Biden as his vice president.

The visit gives the U.S. administration an opportunity to demonstrate business as usual with its closest Middle East ally while it contends with the chaotic situation in Afghanistan, Biden's biggest foreign policy crisis since taking office. Read entire article here

Cuomo Grants Clemency to Convicted Cop Killer on His Way Out the Door
Leah Barkoukis / Townhall Tipsheet

On his last day in office, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo granted clemency to convicted cop killer David Gilbert, whom he insisted has turned his life around. 

Gilbert, a member of Weather Underground, was convicted in 1983 of three counts of second-degree murder and four counts of first-degree robbery for his involvement in the robbery of a Brink’s truck in 1981. During that incident, two police officers and a security guard died, and $1.6 million in cash was stolen. Gilbert had been sentenced to 75 years-to-life in prison.

The law enforcement community was outraged by Cuomo’s decision.

Killed in the robbery were Sgt. Edward O’Grady, Officer Waverly Brown and Peter Paige, a Brink's guard. The commutation of Mr. Gilbert’s sentence, like Ms. Clark’s before him, outraged the law enforcement community in Rockland County. Read entire article and see tweets here.

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Op-ed: 
Leaving Afghanistan 
By: Diane Sori / The Patriots Factor / Right Side Patriots / Right Side Patriots Radio

"If Taliban warlords launch an assault, they will of course face staunch resistance from us. The flag of the National Resistance Front will fly over every position that they attempt to take, as the National United Front flag flew 20 years ago. Yet we know that our military forces and logistics will not be sufficient. They will be rapidly depleted unless our friends in the West can find a way to supply us without delay.” - Ahmad Massoud, head of the "National Resistance Front of Afghanistan" in an opinion piece in The Washington Post just a few weeks ago

The American supported government of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fell quickly...in less than two weeks time...sending shock waves around the world, after all our military leaders had predicted that it would take months, maybe even years, for Afghanistan to fall into Taliban hands. But with Joe Biden actually having handed the country over to these murdering islamic thugs with his April announcement ordering the withdrawal of all American troops, along with his letting all know the end date for said withdrawal, the Taliban now had the element of surprise on their side as they moved in quickly leaving America with much egg on her face.

Thank you Joe Biden...the man who will now and be forever known as the man who shamed and disgraced both those who served to set Afghanistan and her people free, and those who never came home from this, their assigned task.

And with 24/7 media coverage certainly being today's norm, we're now bearing witness to what can only be described as horrific desperation and utter chaos at best. And with Taliban fighters reportedly firing shots into the air to disperse the multitudes gathered around and in Kabul's airport, thousands of Afghans wait in fear of now not being able to get a U.S. flight out. And with reports proving to be true about Taliban henchmen going door-to-door, seeking out and killing both those who helped the U.S. and those still loyal to the fallen government as well, unseen video images from late July are now surfacing showing at least a dozen men from the Afghan Special Forces unit...men who had basically surrendered...being shot to death by the Taliban as they took their first baby steps to retake the country.

And so a country and its people who once had hopes for a future will now again be relegated to live in what again will be a culturally stagnated brutally sad past...a past where a Taliban called “government of God” will be set up...as in Sharia law to the nth degree...a government where women will once again be considered as but mere possessions to be thrown away at will...a government where the Taliban's perversely twisted ideology becomes the ultimate rule of law. And with our withdrawal going on unabated, Afghanistan truly does seem to be lost to the ages past, but some of what we are being visually force fed is not the whole truth for what's not being heavily reported on is that the Taliban are now facing signs of “popular opposition.”

How so? First, there's ongoing dissent in several key cities as young Afghan men can be seen carrying their country's national flag in what was, as I wrote this, a second day of protests...protests that led to at least two deaths. And second, and most importantly is that within the country proper organized pockets of both resistance movements and fighters are growing in numbers...anti-Taliban militias if you will...with their central point of both reference and operation now being in Afghan's Panjshir province....the only province in all of Afghanistan that the Taliban have yet to conquer.

And Panjshir, which lies on Afghanistan's eastern border, approximately 95 miles northeast of Kabul and about 60 miles from the Bagram Airfield, has not only never been conquered by the Taliban, but has never been conquered throughout the country's centuries long history...never been conquered by the Persians, by Genghis Kahn, by Great Britain or by the Russians, with the reason being that besides its mountainous location, those who have roots in Panjshir are of a fiercely independent mindset...a mindset that unites them together as one people against those who seek to divide them...something we here in our country surely need to learn.

And it's here in this, the Panjshir province...known in Dari (the native language of Afghanistan) as the “Valley of the Five Lions,”...where former government military forces are now starting to establish ties with the largest of the resistance movements...the “National Resistance Front of Afghanistan”...which is led by a man named Ahmad Massoud and the now deposed Afghan Vice President Amrullah Saleh, who said back in late July that he believes it's the Pakistan Army who is the "architect, strategic master and low profile supplier" of the Taliban. Now proclaiming himself the "caretaker" President of Afghanistan after President Ashraf Ghani cowardly fled the country and is now in the U.A.E,. Saleh, a former member of the Mujahideen resistance, has not only promised to continue fighting alongside the "National Resistance Front," but has requested that his fellow Afghans not obey the orders of the Taliban while the resistance movements grow in numbers and start joining together in hopes that it will lead to a more sustained and lasting countrywide resistance.
 
 

And Amrullah Saleh has also proudly stated that, “I will never, ever and under no circumstances bow...I won’t [disappoint] millions who listened to me. I will never be under one ceiling with Taliban. NEVER.”
 
But who exactly is Ahmad Massoud, the resistance's actual leader, and the man who calls the U.S. a “great arsenal of democracy." Ahmad Massoud is the British educated son of the late highly respected politician and Afghan Northern Alliance military commander Ahmad Shah Massoud...a powerful militia commander during the Soviet's 1979 to 1989 occupation, and the pro-West leader of the Mujahideen resistance with whom our forces partnered up with in 2001. Also, Ahmad Shah Massoud is still considered by many to be akin to our George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, and who also, as per both U.S. Afghan veterans and the Afghan people themselves is known by the moniker “The Lion of the Valley of Lions.” Assassinated by Taliban suicide bombers two days before the 9/11 terrorists attacks on our country, his son is now following in his father's footsteps to try once again to rid Afghanistan of the brutal Taliban regime, something Ahmad Massoud has now been trying in earnest to do for well over a decade. 

And as per reports now leaking out, anti-Taliban fighters are starting to claim small victories against the Taliban with local commanders having taken three districts from the Taliban in northern Afghanistan's Baghlan province. And while this is good news, and while Massoud and his people do have vast amounts of ammunition of their own on hand as well as a considerable number of former government soldiers on their side, they still desperately need more equipment besides the helicopters and stocks of ammunition Afghan Air Force Brig. Gen. Abdul Fahim Ramin has been able to secure if they and the other resisters are to oust the Taliban. So with Ahmad Massoud and his people continuing to push back hard against the Taliban, they still need our help to turn the tide against these barbarians for they know well that without U.S. help there really is no future for Afghanistan or for her people.

But will Biden and the Democrats let us help them even if it's just equipment wise...I surely think not...for while Joe Biden thinks that our troops pulling out will help bolster his political reputation, he is sadly mistaken for the tide of world leaders is now against him what with his needlessly creating a true humanitarian crisis on a scope we haven't seen in a number of years. And while Biden continues to claim that some U.S. troops will remain in Afghanistan until every single American is evacuated, we know that will be proven not to be true for the Taliban have circled the airport with no one being allowed in or out. And from this will come American collateral damage as all U.S. citizens should have been evacuated first even before Biden foolishly announced our military withdrawal, thus leaving even more blood on his hands.

And so now here we are 20 years later with the balance of power sadly shifting in the Taliban's favor for today's Taliban is better organized and more powerful militarily especially with them now in possession of American equipment that we, in our haste to withdraw, were forced to leave behind. And while Panchir province still does for now remain free of Taliban control, it seems that the Taliban were still able to cut off the much need material and food supply routes into and out of the Panchir valley.

So now as we wait to see what unfolds half a world away, we sit glued to our computers and TV's to both watch American soldiers come home in defeat...defeated not by the enemy but defeated by and because of their own commander-in-chief. And we will also bear witness to heartbreaking uncertainty for when the cameras and the media go home...when western reporters become persona non-grata...and with the masses staying focused on Afghanistan for just so long...the Taliban will indeed break every promise made and show their true selves...murdering dirty barbarians who do not deserve to walk, let alone live, amongst civilized men.

But there still remains one small possibility that can help turn this tide of uncertainty and give strength and cause to the opposition's fight. And while it also comes with a certain amount of disdain and risk it comes in the guise of American military personnel who voluntarily choose to remain behind...who choose to remain and fight and to show the world that America will not forsake or leave behind to be slaughtered those who stood by her side no matter that their own president obviously doesn't give a damn. Case closed.

Copyright © 2021 Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / All rights reserved. 

                                                        
*************************************************************************************                For more political commentary please visit my RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS partner Craig Andresen's blog The National Patriot to read his latest article Afghanistan and The Deliberate Destruction of America.
 
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RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS...LIVE!

Tomorrow, Tuesday, August 24th, from 7 to 9:00pm EST, RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS Craig Andresen and Diane Sori present their Special Report: Afghanistan...Joe Biden's Epic Failure including 'A War We Should Have Won'; 'Kabul, the Taliban and Obama bin Biden'; 'Leaving Afghanistan'; and 'Afghanistan and The Deliberate Destruction of America.'

Hope you can tune in to RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS on http://rspradio1.com. Click 'LISTEN LIVE' starting at 6:50 pm EST with the show beginning at 7pm EST.
 

 

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Op-ed:
A War We Should Have Won 
By Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / Right Side Patriots / Right Side Patriots Radio
 
Afghanistan...a country with a hopeful future is now relegated to live in centuries past.

And so it seems that last week's happenings in Afghanistan, what with Afghan's president fleeing the country, his U.S. backed government collapsing, and our military racing against time to evacuate U.S. diplomats and civilians from Kabul, were just not important enough for Joe Biden or press secretary Jen Psaki to stick around Washington for. And the thousands of American military lives lost in our quest to help free both a nation and its people now sees their family members and “We the People” bearing witness to the world's greatest fighting force, like the Russians before them, returning home not as victors but as losers in a war that rightfully should have been won. 
 
But Afghanistan always was and always will remain an unpopular war, not unlike Vietnam, yet this war has gone on longer than any of our wars fought. Lasting almost 20 years, with more than 2,400 brave American men and women being injured or killed in battle along with tens of thousands of Afghans...many of them civilians...also losing their lives, this war came with a price tag of $1 trillion being spent to both arm and train Afghan government forces some of whom are now abandoning their posts while others are selling out to the Taliban...selling out in possible exchange for their lives. And while our now quite hasty departure from Afghanistan can somewhat be compared to the 1975 fall of Saigon, our departure here leaves pockets of resistance fighters vowing to fight on even as the Taliban are going door-to-door seeking out those who were America's allies...seeking them out and sometimes shooting them dead upon their opening the door.
 
And if you thought the Taliban would change its spots what with their propaganda machine claiming it's not the same brutal Taliban as 20 years ago...know that it is and it's probably even worse as its leaders have had 20 years to lick old wounds and sharpen their claws as they now have the opportunity...thanks to Joe Biden...to settle old scores. And with their goal being to turn the clock back to the days when strictly enforced, unyielding islamic law was the ruler of the day...a day when women and young girls were considered chattel, were uneducated, and raped at the mere will of men; a day when “stoning” was the punishment for even the most minor of infractions; and a day when the old adage “an eye for an eye” was taken quite literally...know that today's Taliban has become both the visible and ideological reincarnation of what was and still remains al-Qaeda and ISIS, but taken to the nth degree.
 
And with Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar being the Taliban's leader...at least he's now their public face...we hear him claiming that the Taliban’s real test, after having retaken the country, is to “serve the nation”...serve the nation and the Afghan people on a sacrificial platter is more like it if you ask me. 
 
But even as events in Afghanistan change by the day, certain questions must be asked and answered before one can truly understand the severity and the timing of what's going on half a world away, especially with just weeks to go before the 20-year anniversary of 9/11. So how and why did we get into Afghanistan in the first place and why did we stay so long as “nation building” was never America's intention?  
 
And the answers really are quite simple...we went into Afghanistan to defeat those who attacked our country on 9/11. The
“War on Terror” President George W. Bush called it, and said war did topple the then Taliban government in Kabul...a government where the al-Qaeda militants responsible for the 2001 attacks were freely hosted. A truly noble and justifiable reason to go to war... a war that eventually culminated in 9/11's mastermind Osama bin-Laden's death even though it took a decade to do so. And yet we stayed in Afghanistan even after bin-Laden's death...we stayed in one of the world's poorest and most backwards of countries...a country where for centuries the different Afghan tribes lived under local autonomy with little to no all-important centralized government to speak of, and where brutal tribal wars were the norm even in this the 21st century. 
 
And so we stayed on and fought in Afghanistan...a country whose mineral rich and highly profitable soil...profitable especially for the poppy growers and corresponding Taliban run opium drug trade...makes strange and profitable political bedfellows. And while we also stayed because the Afghan people desperately craved the freedoms others had, there had to be other reasons for our staying in Afghanistan and there were. Previously unspoken reasons for our not leaving sooner with, I believe, Israel rightfully topping that list. Simply, with the U.S. military close by...geographically that is...they were close enough to not only lend Israel immediate air and ground support if need be, but who would let Israel use Afghanistan as a logistical backdoor of sorts if Israel decided to move against Iran before Iran moved against them. 
 
Also, not to be forgotten is that our military presence in Afghanistan helped in assuring that no regional vacuum of power would be created...like the one Obama created a few years back...but now Iran and even Red China has been given the opportunity to fill this new, thanks to Joe Biden, what will be a most serious Middle East vacuum of power. And while we know that the Taliban is already in cahoots with Iran and has been for quite some time, how exactly is China involved? First, China has already stated that they are preparing to formally recognize the Taliban as Afghanistan's new government and second, China has promised the Taliban leadership that they are also prepared to make big monetary investments in Afghanistan in regards to energy and much-needed infrastructure projects, which includes the building of a major road network and the refurbishing of outdated mines as soon as all U.S. troops have left the country. 
 
And this is what it's really about for China...Afghanistan's vast, untapped, “rare-earth” mineral deposits that need to be mined to help Afghanistan's now basically dormant economy grow. 
 
How so? With Afghanistan's mineral wealth now being estimated at one trillion plus U.S. dollars, it is not monetary gain alone that's the most important factor for China's buddying-up to the Taliban as there's more than just a bit of
“face saving” payback for China courtesy of the Taliban as well...tit-for-tat against America if you will. Again how so? With Afghanistan’s stated mineral wealth now obviously falling under Taliban control, our leaving Afghanistan results in a severe blow to our economic interests in that country as well, interests which for one includes the control of Afghanistan's huge lithium deposits...deposits which are not just necessary but essential for use in electric vehicles and much needed renewable energy batteries.  
 
Simple translation: lithium is necessary for clean energy initiatives...something China is in desperate need of...and it's also something that has the potential to garner a huge payday for what will be the new Taliban government. And if China can control said government...as in be their puppet master as Obama is Biden's...and do so by simply investing in building or rebuilding Afghanistan's infrastructure and mines, it will be China who will profit from its puppet control of Afghanistan's what will be global lithium market...benefit them both on the monetary and the economic front, and it will be we who are the losers.
 
A trade deal lost to President Trump made up for courtesy of Biden's misguided and truly indefensible troop withdrawal from Afghanistan coupled with his placating the Taliban. And to add insult to America's injury, for all we know China might have secretly, under the radar, been helping to finance the Taliban insurrection all along.

  

And I also believe we stayed in Afghanistan for all-important national security reasons...security reasons involving the fear of possibly another 9/11 style attack here on American soil coupled with the fact with the Taliban again in control of Afghanistan, aforementioned terrorist groups like al-Qaeda...with whom the Taliban have close ties based upon their shared islamic ideological alignment...as well as ISIS and other assorted nasties will again have Afghanistan as both a base of operations from which to work from...work from as they did in the lead-up to 9/11...as well as a safe haven to hide in. 

And while Biden continues claiming that any future terrorist threats could be
“managed with airstrikes and raids launched from outside Afghanistan”...as in from countries he admitted “we don't have a permanent military presence in”...pray tell exactly which countries will said launches be initiated from for by the time action is needed a vacuum of power will have taken hold within the entire area engulfing countries who themselves will fear terrorist reprisals if they dared to help the U.S. 
 
Lastly, regarding the Taliban and our country's national security is a factor some have overlooked...as in our southern border...a border that sees any and all being allowed to enter as long as they promise to vote Democrat...the Taliban soon to possibly be included. And while some think I'm kidding, I'm not, because if you haven't noticed, just like with the illegals, most, but of course not all, packed into Kabul's airport trying to get out seem to be strong healthy looking young Afghan men with few women and children seen. And what better way for the Taliban to spread its tentacles of hate and domination outward into the West than to infiltrate an emergency evacuation leaving women and children behind to be sacrificed for “the cause.”  
 
And for all that I have stated and for more reasons that we probably will never find out, we stayed on in Afghanistan. And know that by doing so we improved the lives of many Afghans by our helping to centralize the Afghan government and building its military forces; we helped to advance the rights of Afghan women and girls...rights that will now be lost under the Taliban's strict interpretation of Sharia law...as well as our helping the Afghans to build schools, hospitals, and roads. And not to be forgotten is that we tried to bring democracy, freedom, and the rule of law to a people who had not yet really entered the 20th century let alone the 21st.
 
Yet Joe Biden ruined all of that as Afghanistan is now in shambles with the Taliban growing militarily stronger by the day. How so...because while Biden's foolishly ordered withdrawal began slowly and without too much fanfare...a withdrawal whose August 31st deadline basically handed the Taliban their timetable to victory...still unfolding circumstances see our withdrawal heating up to its now feverous pitch which is forcing our military to leave some equipment and ammunition behind, both of which have now fallen into Taliban hands...hands that are using it against Afghans who refuse to bend to their will.
 
But let's never forget that while Joe Biden has Afghan blood on his hands so too does his puppet master Barack HUSSEIN Obama, a man whose hands are awash in Afghan blood, for if he had not released Mullah Norullah Nori, Mohammed Nabi Omari, Mohammed Fazl, Khairullah Khairkhwa and Abdul Haq Wasiq...all part of the Taliban hierarchy...in exchange for American traitor Bowe Bergdahl, the Taliban might never have grown into the force they are today. And with Biden still saying that while the U.S. will no longer have a presence on Afghan soil, his administration will continue working for “equality and the civil rights of Afgahns, especially Afghan women”...just another way of saying Obama's disastrous words about winning “the hearts and minds of the enemy."
 
And so I leave you with these three thoughts...first, we must keep the long suffering Afghan people, especially the women and children, in our thoughts and prayers... second, remember that the words of Afghan veteran Matt Zeller who recently stated that, “Unless there is a swift and meaningful effort to evacuate the thousands of allies and their families to the United States or a U.S. territory, we will have broken our promise to leave no one behind,” words that can sadly come true bringing not just a military defeat for our country but a moral defeat as well
 
And third and most sad of all is that for those whose loved ones gave their lives to bring freedom to an oppressed people sees, thanks to Joe Biden, the Afghan war ending just as it began with the Taliban in control of the country. May God our Father have no mercy on Joe Biden's soul. 

Copyright © 2021 Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / All rights reserved. 

                                                        
*************************************************************************************                For more political commentary please visit my RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS partner Craig Andresen's blog The National Patriot to read his latest article, Kabul, the Taliban and Obama bin Biden.
 
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RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS...LIVE!

This Tuesday, August 24th, from 7 to 9:00pm EST, RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS Craig Andresen and Diane Sori present their Special Report: Afghanistan...Joe Biden's Epic Failure including 'A War We Should Have Won'; 'Kabul, the Taliban and Obama bin Biden'; 'Leaving Afghanistan'; and 'Afghanistan and The Deliberate Destruction of America.'

Hope you can tune in to RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS on http://rspradio1.com. Click 'LISTEN LIVE' starting at 6:50 pm EST with the show beginning at 7pm EST.