It will come as no great surprise to anyone who has had to listen to Joe Biden’s incoherent ramblings for the last year, that none of what he said in July about our ability to control the growing terrorist threat in Afghanistan from “over the horizon” was true. There is no such capability. There will not be any such capability, and the threat is very, very real.
The Biden administration’s primary response to any and all national security threats is to pretend they do not exist. This has certainly been the case in regard to Afghanistan and the Taliban. The party line in the Biden administration is that the guys who just took control in Kabul, many of whom are members of officially designated international terrorist groups, are really kinder, gentler versions of their old selves – intent on gaining international acceptance and joining the club of civilized nations.
None of that is true, of course. The fall of Kabul marks the end of nothing for these gentlemen. It is simply another victory on the path to the establishment of a worldwide caliphate.