To deflect any and all responsibility for a criminally negligent withdrawal from Afghanistan, resulting in the deaths of 13 American troops and injuring over a dozen more, the Biden Administration is working overtime to shift America's focus onto the ISKP boogeyman, and unfortunately the MSM and mouth-breathing media consumers are eating it up.
While ISKP may have detonated the device that killed and maimed our service members, the responsibility rests firmly on the shoulders of the US government's series of unprecedented, unforgivable, and almost unbelievable command failures that allowed it to happen.
The Biden administration announced that they green-lighted a drone strike in Afghanistan's northern Nangarhar province against a supposed Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP) "planner" of the SBIED attack on the Kabul airport gate that killed our troops. While photos emerged of the alleged strike location, the reality is that there is no way to verify the authenticity of any of the Biden administration's claims that this is anything other than a flaccid wag-the-dog operation against some low-level scumbag's mud hut to divert attention away from their own deadly foundering.
Considering we are at an almost total withdrawal, how were these actionable ISKP targets developed? Did our super trust worthy "ally" Pakistan give us the intel? Did we have Biden's new partner force, the Taliban, conduct the battle damage (BDA) assessment? When asked by reporters, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby couldn't even name the target that was supposedly hit. This strike was nothing more than a completely unverifiable ruse, hoping people will now focus on the ISKP boogeyman instead of holding US leadership accountable for this deadly, botched debacle. Don't fall for it.
I shouldn't even be humoring this nonsense by disputing it, but the Biden administration has just announced they will be carrying out a series of strikes against ISKP over the coming weeks. So now the consistently incompetent top military leadership is going on another adventure? No thanks, these clowns need to be in front of Congress right now begging for leniency in their well-deserved punishment.
If our "leadership" really wanted to hold those accountable for the deaths of our troops in Kabul, they would find some integrity and resign as they are the ones at fault for our dead Marines, sailors, and soldiers.
Our leadership closed the isolated, hardened, and defensible Bagram Airfield which is capable of multiple simultaneous arrivals and departures and decided to withdraw from a civilian airport in a densely populated urban area instead. This negligence is what got our troops killed.
Our leadership's entire evacuation plan hinged on trusting our 20-year enemy, the Taliban, to provide our outer cordon security. Unbelievable as it is unacceptable. The administration is now trying it's damnedest to suggest there is a distinction between the Haqqani network and the Taliban (there isn't) in an attempt to cover the fact that they are interoperating with the enemy. This idiotic, criminal negligence is directly responsible for the deaths of our troops in Kabul.
In the hours leading up to the deadly blast, credible intel was put out that suicide bombers will be targeting the airport gates, and no significant change of procedure was made as our Marines were still standing in tight clusters among hundreds of unchecked, unverified civilians at the time of the attack. This negligence of leadership is what got our troops killed.
Terrorists kill when given the opportunity, it's what they do, and no one is denying their worthiness of drone strikes...but allowing the Biden admin to shift this blame onto ISKP is like a drunken woman driving her car full of children into a lake, blaming the lake for killing them, and then supporting her in draining the lake.
At this point it's clear that Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley have no intentions of resignation and therefore no integrity. They have lost the confidence of their subordinates and the American people. Those in uniform speaking out against them have been relieved of duty, which only perpetuates the cycle ineffective, dishonorable yes-men bureaucratic desk jockeys disgracing our military leadership positions.
These people need to be held accountable. Shut down the ISKP boogeyman deflections and keep the blame where it belongs until that accountability is attained.