U.S. to Russia: Can We Use Your Military Bases for Our Ops?

U.S. to Russia: Can We Use Your Military Bases for Our Ops?

U.S. to Russia: Can We Use Your Military Bases for Our Ops?

Just when you think the now trademarked phrase “Debacle in Afghanistan™” couldn’t get any more ridiculous, Politico puts out a new article that highlights that Biden and his clown-show team are literally making stuff up as they go along.  They have no clear strategy and what ideas they do have range from “bad to worse.”  Today’s grenade-in-the-sandbox idea is to ask Russia for the opportunity to use military bases THEY run in countries that surround Afghanistan.  Yes, you read that correctly.  Our brilliant generals think we should share military intel on how we plan over-the-horizon drone strikes with you, know…OUR ENEMIES.

It’s not often that a good opinion piece essentially writes itself, but you know its a good possibility when you snort coffee out of your nose reading the headline!

 U.S. INTENSIFIES TALKS TO USE RUSSIAN BASES FOR AFGHAN COUNTERTERRORISM OPS

Like, what could go wrong?  Right?

“The U.S. is in talks with countries that border Afghanistan about housing “over the horizon” counterterrorism operations that would allow the U.S. military to more easily surveil and strike targets in the Taliban-controlled nation, according to senators who attended a classified hearing with Pentagon leaders this week. Those sites could include bases run by Russia in those countries, they said.”

Hey there guys!  I assume that’s the correct pronoun still.  Ummm, you know where else would have been a good “over the horizon” military base??  That little bitty air base American tax payers spent gazillions on!  I think last month we controlled it?  You know, it was in Kabul?  Remember that one?  I know Biden doesn’t.  But I sure as heck think that Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin still has his faculties, faulty though they might be.  And I haven’t heard any recent rumors of Gen. Kenneth “Frank” McKenzie going senile.  So I thought he might still remember the last 30 days or so.  Could be wrong though.  

As the Politico article continues:

“The disclosure to lawmakers on Tuesday came just hours after Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin acknowledged that the U.S. has asked Russia for “clarification” about an offer from President Vladimir Putin to host the U.S. counterterrorism operations on Russian military bases in central Asia.”

So…I spent the last four years being told that President Donald Trump was ass deep in cahoots with Russia.  Yet, every day over the last 10 days or so, new details come out about how that was B.S.  Yet, in the last 9 months, I watch staggering policy decisions made by Comrade Joe that favor the commies.  We cancel a Canadian joint-venture to keep North America energy independent yet green-light a Russian pipeline that benefits us not at all.  Now we hear that Vlad has an offer for Old Joe?  Hmmm…  I know a little about a lot, but I know for sure that Putin doesn’t make offers out of the kindness of his heart.  He’s thinking there’s something in it for HIM.  Or he’s thinking how he could make our presence useful to Russia.  He’s a bad guy.  But he’s a wily one.

So if I were ol’ Vlad, stroking my chin, as Stumblin’ Joe holds his hat in his hands, maybe even does that weird lean-in-to-audience-whisper thing… I’d be thinking, I could have years of eyes and ears on how the American’s use drones to attack their enemies?  I might even persuade a handful of pissed-off, white-guilt laden boys to spill a few secrets.  Hell, I get to see all the latest gadgets and gizmos that go “BOOM IN THE NIGHT?”  $#!& Yeah!  Where do I sign up for that deal??

“During the classified session, senators were told that that option is being seriously considered, the lawmakers added. Gen. Kenneth “Frank” McKenzie, the U.S. Central Command chief, went into detail about specific types of aircraft and launching points that could be used to strike terrorist targets in Afghanistan.”

Might that be like their last target?  Yeah, that one.  The one that blew up one of the good guys?  A guy that risked his life for us?  That guy?  And his whole freaking family?  With not ONE.  Not TWO.  But SEVEN innocent children?  I’m sure that was a one-off.

My favorite line was from everyone’s favorite liar.  Actually, I’ve started to lose count.  Monday it was General Milley.  Tuesday it was definitely Peppermint Patty.  Wednesday it’s Lloyd Austin.  I’m sure tomorrow it will be Biden again.  Sorry.  Austin’s lie de jour was this: “we are not seeking Russia’s permission to do anything.”

Seriously, who DO you think buys this?  Hell, even Senate Armed Services Chair, Jack Reed, a democrat, admits “It’s their territory. But I think, realistically, Russia has influence there.”  Then he remembers he plays for the other team and covers his ass by saying:

“[Russia] may not have a veto, but they certainly have an influence. So you have to talk to them.”

Uh huh.  If the country ends in “stan” Russia has a veto.  Might not be overt.  But they are like the Godfather over there.  Putin just has to drag a cigar to his lips and raise an eyebrow.  That’s their version of veto.

All of this behind-closed-door whispers are taking place

“[A]s officials are publicly sounding the alarm about Afghanistan once again becoming a haven for terror groups seeking to attack the U.S. During a hearing before the House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday, Milley said al Qaeda could reconstitute there in six to 36 months.”

OK – for those who have ADD, let me translate that in “Biden-lish” THAT’S MEANS IT’S ALREADY HAPPENING.  At best, it means the news cycle on Monday will have images of Al Queda training 12-year old boys with rifles as their dead mother lays sprawled in the doorway.  I’m with our own Toni Williams on this one.  There’s no excuse for Milley.

Gee.  I am relieved to see this point in the article.  Maybe someone took notes on how things have been going over there:

“Lawmakers from both parties are not confident about the ability of the U.S. military to rely exclusively on over-the-horizon capabilities to strike terrorist groups in Afghanistan.”

Joni Ernst [R-Iowa] is spot on with her assessment:

“It’s unbelievable that this withdrawal from Afghanistan has put us in a situation where now we are collaborating with Russians and trying to negotiate with them on our occupation of space.”

On the other hand, I am happy to roll my eyes when a member of the GOP is clearly just happy he might get his 15-seconds of air time.  What universe is Sen. Kevin Cramer [R-N.D.] living in?  He thinks, in his “wisdom” below that I should be GRATEFUL for these morons?

“People should be encouraged that our leaders — in the Gulf and I think in the Pentagon — have ideas, they have plans, they have probably some better options than we might know about today that at least allow us to be functioning,” Cramer said. “We know that over-the-horizon is just — it’s never been pragmatic. Whether you’re staging from the Gulf in carriers or in Qatar or some other place — it’d be best if we could negotiate something that borders Afghanistan.” 

No, Sen. Cramer.  I’m just going to flat out say you’re not the brightest crayon in the box.  It’d be best if we could have left roughly 2500 men on a well secured hill in Kabul.  Hell, even in the video below, we get to watch Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum admitt they recommended that to Biden.  But to these losers, why commit to your military principals when you can just beg the commies for help later?  

Featured Image: “bad clown” by _gee_ is licensed under CC BY 2.0, cropped and modified

 

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