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Too true when you’ve got Lockdown Fever.

I can’t help thinking that one of the reasons New Zealanders are seemingly more willing to obey lockdown rules than populations in other countries is that we love the idea of having seven days off to just sit around the house – by order of the government if anyone asks.

Oh well, Wednesday’s here again.

While the American extraction of Afghans who helped them was and remains incompetently handled, that’s still a slight improvement on that outstanding NATO ally, Germany.

I don’t know if “utter moral depravity” applies here, but dude, that is cold.

If you’re wondering how this could have happened behold the following revelations of what the US security and intelligence forces are focused on.

Or this:

The US Federal Government appears to have stuck the secret terrorist watchlist in an Elasticsearch database without a password and connected it directly to the internet.

In Bahrain no less, where it got picked up by search engines and indexed. But not to worry, the DHS was notified about this on the 19th of July and the site was taken down.

Three weeks later.

At this rate the War On Domestic Terrorism will likely see the Proud Boys taking over the White House next year. Or as this guy points out:

For years the US Left sneered and sniggered at various photos of US Righties wandering around with firearms – laughing at the beer guts, generally poor physical shape, camo gear, and strutting; dismissing them as pathetic wannabe revolutionaries who would be swept aside by the US government. But then the January 6 “insurrection” saw a 180 about-face as a few hundred, unarmed people “violently” invading the Capitol Building was suddenly turned into the gravest threat to the US since Pearl Harbour or the Civil War, and senior politicians shrieked about how frightened they had been for the lives.

Perhaps the Taliban took notice of that event as well.

In considering the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan we should perhaps also consider cultural perspectives, as the Left constantly encourage us to do.

You read that right. The Taliban forces used Twitter and other Social Media services to help coordinate the takeover of Kabul, which prompted the following:

Despite all the wailing and gnashing of teeth you’re hearing from the MSM about the fate of Afghan women and girls, they also just can’t stop themselves from holding back on expressing at least some love for The Other, as demonstrated by CNN correspondent Clarissa Ward’s comments with Taliban behind her:

 “They’re chanting death to America, but they seem friendly at the same time. It is utterly bizarre.”

They’re friendly because they know you’re carrying their message and your conflicting one direct into the homes of those Americans still stupid enough to watch CNN. Their friendliness will end as soon as your usefulness to them does or until you take off that hijab – but I think her quick change of clothing indicates that she knows she’s speaking bullshit.

The following from Trump Derangement Syndrome fanatic site, The Bulwark, did not age well.

As shown not just by the events in Afghanistan. Greetings “Russian Collusion”:

Which in turn has got the environmental groups up in arms, despite Biden’s cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline, but US allies are the real concern:

The chances of a global Net Zero deal, which was unlikely even before the fall of Afghanistan, have now essentially evaporated. And as a Net Zero agreement at COP26 looks out of the question, the blame game has begun, with UK officials blaming the Biden administration for refusing to increase its annual transfer of climate $$$billions to more than 100 developing nations.

The main problem the US president now faces is that after his humiliating defeat, none of his administration’s pledges at the Glasgow climate summit will be seen as trustworthy.

Every cloud has a silver lining. I’m reminded of this comment on No Minister last year:

So yes, Trump has been bad for the Western Alliance nations. He has fundamentally weakened the Alliances. Biden will get them working again.

[Trump] has seriously weakened the western alliance and it will take time to repair.

And on that note of being taken seriously I’ll leave you with this little play on a famous movie scene:

Written by Tom Hunter

August 18, 2021 at 3:17 pm

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  1. Deck cargo on submarines comes into sharp focus?


    August 19, 2021 at 8:27 am

    • Eh? You’ll have to explain that.

      Tom Hunter

      August 19, 2021 at 10:59 am

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