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Biden's Military Disaster: Taliban Celebrates as They Take Possession of Precision US Weapons, Armored Fighting Vehicles

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Leo Tolstoy wrote that “war is always pernicious even when successful.”

The United States’ ongoing withdrawal from Afghanistan demonstrates the truth of this claim.

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid announced on Twitter that Taliban fighters overran government security forces with ease this week in the Maidan Wardak Province, just west of Kabul.

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His posts included several pictures of booty from the conquest, which included American-made machine guns, rifles, carbines and armored vehicles.

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“The enemy fled on seeing the casualties, and a large number of tanks, heavy and light weapons and ammunition fell into the hands of the Mujahideen,” he tweeted.

The Taliban also allegedly shot down a government helicopter, according to Afghan media outlet Ariana News.

News of the Taliban’s successes is merely the latest in the movement’s pernicious campaign to capitalize on the U.S. withdrawal, reassert its hegemony over Afghanistan and reinstate the government that the U.S. overthrew 20 years ago.

Alas, Afghan forces are unlikely to prevent a resurgence of the Taliban without American military presence. Despite the fact that America spent more than $2 trillion on the war effort and committed two decades of training efforts, Afghan security forces are, by all measures, a joke.

Indeed, there is something of a sad understanding on the ground that the Afghanistan government will wholly cave to the Taliban once the U.S. is gone, and a hardline interpretation of Sharia will once more become the law of the land.

“We want an Islamic government ruled by the Sharia,” said Taliban shadow mayor Haji Hekmat, according to BBC News. “We will continue our jihad until [government forces] accept our demands.”

It is a difficult statement to argue with, particularly given the Taliban’s recent acquisition of American-made armament that will now be used to further the violence directed at the Afghan government.

Such is perhaps the inevitable perniciousness of war, however, and despite the coming convulsions in Afghanistan, there is little chance that increasing the number of American troops or weapons in the nation would have any meaningful impact toward fostering peace.

It is a point stated clearly by former Michigan Rep. Justin Amash in a recent tweet.

“No more airstrikes. No more war,” Amash, a libertarian, wrote. “Twenty years of military involvement in Afghanistan — the longest war in U.S. history — provides more than enough evidence that our weapons will not end this conflict, but they will add to the bloodshed and suffering.”

Indeed, Amash is onto something for once.

The violent rush to fill the power vacuum that the U.S. is leaving in Afghanistan is a necessary result of foreign interventionism and a war carried out without meaningful objectives.

If Afghanistan falls to the Taliban or, worse yet, outright collapses, let it be a lesson that all such wars must end similarly.

It is a lesson that the United States appears dead set on learning again and again and again. Maybe this time it will stick.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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Hundreds of Citizens Deliver Over 7,000 Affidavits Claiming Election Fraud to Michigan Officials

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It looks like calls for investigating the 2020 election won’t end anytime soon. For the state of Michigan, things are starting to get interesting. On Thursday, residents championed election integrity efforts by delivering more than 7,000 signed affidavits alleging voter fraud to state officials and demanding a forensic audit of the 2020 presidential election, according to reports. JustTheNews reported that hundreds of people gathered outside the Capitol in Lansing for the event. Women, some sporting patriotic garb, could be seen transporting the documents in a video tweeted Thursday. MI Patriots delivering over 7.5 THOUSAND affidavits to MI lawmakers, Michigan’s dishonest SOS Jocelyn Benson, the LAWLESS AG Dana Nessel and Michigan’s tyrannical Governor Gretchen “Lockdown” Whitmer pic.twitter.com/3hhXnW8up4 — @SassyConservativeGirl45 (@SassyConservat1) June 17, 2021 According to 100PercentFedUp.com, Kristina Karamo, a Republican and the state’s first black, female candidate for secretary of state, “delivered boxes of thousands of affidavits” to acting Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson. Ironically, a valid photo ID is required to enter the building to see Benson, who maintains that voter ID laws are inherently racist, according to the report. “Does this mean the Sec of State Benson is a racist?” Karamo asked in a video posted by the outlet. A security guard put a wrench in Karamo’s plans, the report said. He prevented her from entering the building with the affidavits, then left the scene for a moment and returned, informing Karamo and others that “he didn’t believe anyone would sign the form Karamo brought to prove the boxes had been received,” according to the report. The guard later said that the secretary of state’s office would rubber-stamp the form but would not sign the receipt of delivery. Of course, we’ve witnessed the uphill battle for election integrity since November, and the Michigan fight is no exception.…

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Teacher Showed Kids a Video That 'Tarred and Feathered' White Women, Woke NYC School Speaks After Incident

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Roughly 21 percent of American adults are functionally illiterate, according to data from the National Center for Educational Statistics. Furthermore, two out of three high school graduates attend college or enter the workforce reading below grade level. This poses a problem for advocates of critical race theory and other peddlers of woke gobbledygook. How are kids supposed to internalize their written propaganda if they can’t read properly? Well, New York City’s elite Spence School developed a method of circumventing this problem — they’ll just show their graduating eighth-graders, whose families pay $57,400 in tuition per year, racist videos instead! Gabriela Baron, a New York tech executive and enraged Spence parent, summarized the situation quite nicely. “They sat there in their graduation dresses while the white mothers of the white students — many of whom volunteer, donate, call, email and do whatever the school asks of them — were tarred and feathered in a video their teacher showed them. While their white female teachers were mocked,’’ Baron said in a letter to school officials, which was obtained by the New York Post and reported Tuesday. Spence School sorry for vid a mom said ‘tarred and feathered’ white women https://t.co/U7kZcqB2sZ pic.twitter.com/0pdj1EoNyV — New York Post (@nypost) June 17, 2021 Journalist Megyn Kelly also obtained a copy of the letter and posted it to Twitter. “We just left this school bc of its growing far-left indoctrination,” the former Fox News and NBC News host said Tuesday. “This is a place we’ve loved-breaks my heart they’re doing this.” (Another) Spence parent pulls her kid after grossly racist episode attacking white women is forced on girls in class on last day of school. We just left this school bc of its growing far-left indoctrination. This is a place we’ve loved-breaks my heart they’re doing this. pic.twitter.com/DLEMMCvPUa…

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