The Battle of Iwo Jima
The battle of Iwo Jima was said the be “the bloodiest battle” in marine corps history. The original photo was taken on February 19, 1945 by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal of the five marines and one navy corpsman raising the flag. “Half of the men, would die within the next 36 days of fighting on the island. After the battle Iwo Jima was used as an emergency landing site for more than 2,200 B-29 bombers, saving the lives of 24,000 airmen.”
“This is Joe Biden’s legacy for all the world to see,” said Congresswoman Elise Stefanik.
“We’re a laughing stock of the world” stated Meghan McCain, daughter of John McCain.
“Having an entire country as a safe haven will give [al-Qaeda] more physical space and more breathing space to reconstitute and go back to planning major events, so I think the US withdrawal itself is a large part of that threat.” said Tom Copeland, director of research at the Centennial Institute.
“Even though we may be better organized to defend the homeland than we were in 2001, this withdrawal is going to leave us with a much more limited window into what the terrorists are doing inside Afghanistan,”
Paul D. Miller, a former soldier and CIA operative, told the network that he is “confident” in assessing “that the US is at higher risk of international terrorism today than at any point in the last 20 years,” stating that al-Qaeda was “on the run”. Now, thanks to Joe Biden’s withdrawal, al-Qaeda can begin to plotting new attacks “in as little as half a year from now”.
“That doesn’t mean we’ll have an attack in six months, it does take time to plan these spectacular events…I don’t think it’ll happen then, but I think in the next four or five years we should anticipate at least efforts by al-Qaeda and ISIS and other groups that may form in the aftermath here,” he said.
In June, a United Nations Security Council report stated ties between al-Qaeda and the Taliban’s ‘Haqqani Network’ “remain close, based on ideological alignment, relationships forged through common struggle and intermarriage,” and that “a significant part of the leadership of al-Qaeda resides in the Afghanistan and Pakistan border region.”
The report continues, stating that the Taliban “has begun to tighten its control over al-Qaeda by gathering information on foreign terrorist fighters and registering and restricting them,” but warned that it was “impossible to assess with confidence that the Taliban will live up to its commitment to suppress any future international threat emanating from al-Qaeda in Afghanistan.”
The Taliban are using psychological manipulation on America—through social media posts—in an attempt to mock our country and the President of the United States of America and his actions. Images like this disturb our entire nation, and show the disorganized response Joe Biden gave to the Taliban’s takeover of Kabul. It almost seemed planned out.
As if together, our President worked with the Taliban leaders in order to transition the power in Kabul from Afghanistan allies, to those who work with known terrorist organizations deemed a threat to our national security.
Why did the President announce his date of departure? Why was the Taliban allowed to take over Kabul before Americans could get to safety? Why did Joe Biden leave our countries supplies behind? Was American vehicles, aircraft, technology, and weapons a gift for the Taliban? What is the long term effect this will have on America?