Milley Now Says Jihadists May Be Threat to US

2021 August 15
by bc3b

In a call to bi-partisan members of the Senate, General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and his boss, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin revealed the Taliban is taking territory in Afghanistan much faster than they thought possible and could create a terrorist threat in the United States.

It seems like just a few weeks ago – actually it was – when, testifying before a House Committee, defending Critical Race Theory indoctrination to the US military and speaking out against so-called “white rage.”

Joe Biden declared white supremacy the greatest threat to the United States just a few weeks after declaring climate change the country’s greatest threat. Islamic terrorism wasn’t even on Biden’s or Milley’s radar. But, there’s no reason to worry – we have the best defended border in the world. Slow Joe won’t let anything get in.

Just a week ago, Milley spoke on how well prepared the Afghan defense forces were. So, there was no problem sneaking out in the middle of the night without informing the Afghan government.

Afghanistan fell to the Taliban much faster than President Joe Biden and his top military leaders predicted, a Sunday report from Axios reveals.

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley told a bipartisan group of senators during a Sunday call that a past assessment of how soon the terrorist groups will reemerge in Afghanistan will drastically speed up due to the events over the last week.

On the call with Milley, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham asked if they will revise the assessment given to Congress in June that classified a ‘medium’ risk of terrorist group reconstituting within two years of withdrawal.

‘Yes,’ Milley responded about changing the threat assessment report, according to Axios.

He also said he would be more than willing to brief senators in a classified setting on the unfolding Afghanistan situation.

The bipartisan group of senators on the call pressed Milley and Austin on efforts to get U.S. personnel out of Afghanistan as images already emerged of a helicopter evacuation from the U.S. Embassy in Kabul – reminiscent of the fall of Saigon.

A source on the call said, according to Axios, that there is no way the U.S. can evacuate the more than 20,000 Afghans who want to escape the country by August 31.

‘Two takeaways for me – We’re gonna leave tens of thousands of people behind… and the timeline in terms of threats has accelerated,’ the source said.

The original reason the U.S. engaged in Afghanistan in 2001 was to prevent terrorist threats to the homeland from the Middle Eastern nation.

After 20 years, and billions of dollars spent, President Joe Biden’s total troop withdrawal left the region in disarray as the Taliban was able to overtake a majority of Afghanistan in just over a week.

The Islamic militant forces breached the capital city of Kabul on Sunday as the U.S. flag was removed from the embassy there and American citizens were told to shelter in place as gunfire broke out at the airport. Afghani President Ashraf Ghani fled the country as the Taliban entered Kabul.

By Sunday, the Taliban garnered almost complete control by over taking 28 of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces.

Despite the swiftly escalating situation in Afghanistan, Biden’s administration ensures it was the right move to withdraw troops, while simultaneously blaming former President Donald Trump for setting the May 1, 2021 deadline during his time in office.

Just minutes before the Kabul airport started taking gunfire and Americans were warned of the Taliban threat in the city, the Pentagon’s Press Secretary John Kirby denied any ‘imminent threat’.

‘Kabul is not, right now, in an imminent threat environment,’ he said.

The Taliban initially said they were waiting outside the Kabul city limits for the ‘peaceful transfer of power,’ but soon after entered the capital city.

‘Our leadership had instructed our forces to remain at the gates of Kabul, not to enter the city,’ Taliban spokesperson Suhail Shaheen told BBC in an interview on Sunday.

‘We are awaiting a peaceful transfer of power,’ he said, adding the group expects that to happen in a matter of days.

Hat tip:

New book says General Milley was worried about a Trump coup, it was a 'Reichstag Moment' : This ain't Hell, but you can see it from here

Who ever dreamed Bozo would grow up to be Chair of the Joint Chiefs?

35 Responses leave one →
  1. 2021 August 15 1:03 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Don’t worry. Raggedv Ann has the answer:

    White House press secretary Jen Psaki was mocked on Twitter for saying during the White House press briefing on Wednesday that the “Taliban also has to make an assessment about what they want their role to be in the international community.”

    Hat tip: MSN News

  2. 2021 August 15 1:08 pm
    JustMary permalink

    “This will be the final message from Saigon station, It has been a long fight and we have lost. Those who fail to learn from history are forced to repeat it. Let us hope that we will not have another Vietnam experience and that we have learned our lesson. Saigon signing off.”

    CIA Chief Thomas Polgar

  3. 2021 August 15 1:12 pm

    Unsee, unsee, unsee.

  4. 2021 August 15 1:12 pm
    bc3b permalink

  5. 2021 August 15 1:17 pm
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

  6. 2021 August 15 1:21 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Joe Biden’s ace-in-the-hole. Kamala Harris is VP, just as Joe Biden was Obama’s ace.

  7. 2021 August 15 1:53 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    OK, this is true but keep in mind that El Salvador has Bitcoin as legal tender.
    So, we have that going for us.

  8. 2021 August 15 2:08 pm
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    Am I interpreting this child tax credit correctly?

    It seems you don’t actually have to have custody of a child to get a monthly stipend rather you just need to “be a parent.”

  9. 2021 August 15 2:11 pm
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    I wonder if the credit could stack the more woman you get pregnant?

  10. 2021 August 15 2:28 pm

    Runabout rastus gonna be rich.

  11. 2021 August 15 2:30 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    9, 10, par for the course with this bunch.
    I saw a photo of a work truck labeled: “Don’t steal the tools in this truck. I need them to earn the money to pay for your welfare.”

  12. 2021 August 15 2:35 pm
    JustMary permalink

    #9 I am a parent…never mind the age of my children. Do I qualify? 😀

  13. 2021 August 15 2:46 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Jim #8 –

    Even as stupid as Biden is, it’s amazing that the military people didn’t arrange for a more orderly exit (and remove or destroy key weaponry).

  14. 2021 August 15 3:20 pm
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

  15. 2021 August 15 3:22 pm
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

  16. 2021 August 15 3:33 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    American and other world leaders are telling Taliban to behave … or people will not invite them to the top parties.

    Who else remembers ….

  17. 2021 August 15 3:44 pm
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    Commodities are priced based on stock to flow ratios historically. This is why I have referred to bitcoin as a commodity in the past as it kind of acts like one at least according to hedgeye’s commentary.*yJDWp8eH5P7mECcpSOJsPQ.jpeg

    Look at this stock to flow as mapped out into the next halvening cycle in 2024 and beyond.

  18. 2021 August 15 4:24 pm
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

  19. 2021 August 15 4:26 pm
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

  20. 2021 August 15 4:33 pm
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    Taliban executing surrendering Afghan troops?

  21. 2021 August 15 4:53 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    19, No masks here either

    20, 21, Yike.
    There will be some Afghans flown to the US for refuge. There is also speculation that some Americans (and others) won’t be able to get out and will become hostages.

  22. 2021 August 15 5:20 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Boncentration Bamps coming?

    “Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said that the federal government needs to clamp down on the proliferation of fake COVID-19 vaccination cards in the midst of restrictions and rhetoric around so-called vaccine passports.

    Schumer is calling for “all-out enforcement” by the federal government.

    “They are paying money for a fake card and risking prosecution,” he said, while holding up a picture of a falsified Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) card. “Who could be that dumb? Who could be that dumb? The vaccine is free, the vaccine is safe: Get the vaccine.”

    Schumer said that the practice is illegal while saying that there needs to be a federal education campaign showing that it’s against the law to sell or buy a fake card.

    “Too many people are looking to buy them,” he said.

    Schumer is demanding U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the FBI team up with officials from the Department of Health and Human Services to launch a clampdown on the counterfeit cards and start a campaign to make clear that forging the cards could land people in federal prison.”

  23. 2021 August 15 5:23 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Steve Milloy@JunkScience
    I’m worried about whether the Taliban will keep Afghanistan’s Paris Climate Accord commitment to reduce emissions.


  24. 2021 August 15 5:24 pm
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    China just has to figure out old Joe’s nap schedule before they invade Taiwan and it’s a sure victory.

  25. 2021 August 15 5:42 pm

    Get ready for an influx of new chinese restaurants in your area.

  26. 2021 August 15 8:05 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    25, I’m told it’s monsoon season. No invasion of Taiwan for a while …

  27. 2021 August 15 9:18 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    When you and your Woke friends yucked it up because the Deplorables got smacked in a stolen election … but then it turns out that reality you all agreed on turns out to be … wrong.

  28. 2021 August 16 3:28 am
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

  29. 2021 August 16 4:02 am
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    I see why the dems didnt put the debt ceiling into reconciliation. They want the GOP to shut down the government so they can nuke the filibuster as a way to raise the debt ceiling.

    Then they can muscle through all their goodies they have planned.

  30. 2021 August 16 4:12 am
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    Intel bought part coinbase

    Guess kathie wood was right on coinbase

  31. 2021 August 16 4:19 am
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

  32. 2021 August 16 5:13 am
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    Oct 9th….yes it exists

  33. 2021 August 16 5:18 am
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    That moment UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace broke down on LBC when talking about #Afghanistan.

  34. 2021 August 16 5:58 am
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

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