From Kenya to Kabul: Who is to blame?
Fixing the blame for the events leading up to the Kabul debacle is not one-sided. President Clinton is to blame for not eliminating Osama bin Laden when the al Qaeda leader was still in Africa. President G.W. Bush is to blame for leaving our troops in Afghanistan much longer than useful there.
The path to Kabul began with Osama bin Ladenís 1993 bombing of NYCís World Trade Center. Recall, in 1998, Osama bin Laden issued a formal Declaration of War (fatwah) against the United States. That declaration plus bin Ladenís 1998 attacks on our embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, and the 2000 attack on the USS Cole gave President Clinton ample legal authority to kill bin Laden.
According to the official 9/11 Commission Report, the CIA presented President Clinton with several solid opportunities to eliminate bin Laden. Instead, President Clinton fired a few cruise missiles, all to no effect. Unharmed, bin Laden and his followers left Sudan to set up the 9/11 training facilities in Afghanistan. Here is the chronology of President Clintonís failure to act on actionable intelligence:**
1. May 1998: Tarnak Farms (training camp) raid plan rejected.. 2. August 1998: covert operation plans limited to a Ďcapture operation,í not kill. 3. December 1998: Missile strike against Kandahar is rejected. 4. Early 1999: Decision not to deploy the AC-130 gunship option. 5. February-March 1999: Decisions not to strike bin Ladenís desert camp. 6. October 13, 2000, Decision not to retaliate for the attack on the USS Cole.
Immediately following the 9/11, 2001, attacks, President G.W. Bush ordered our military and the CIA into Afghanistan to destroy bin Ladenís training camps and to topple bin Ladenís Taliban protectors. That only took about a month after which President Bush made his big mistake. He left the U.S. military to "nation-build" a land that was never a nation but merely a collection of tribes determined to kill each other.
But the Biden Regencyís* current chaos may have its roots back in the 1966 Cloward-Piven Strategy aimed at creating "bureaucratic and fiscal disruption," and to "deepen existing divisions" between the "white middle class, working-class ethnic groups, and minorities."
The Cloward-Piven objective was to get the Democrat Party to move toward a totalitarian state. The mechanism they advocated was to "overload" existing systems to the point the existing systems collapsed in chaos. The Cloward-Piven Strategy called for four steps: 1. Overload and break the system. 2. Have chaos ensue. 3. Take control of the chaos. 4. Implement Socialism and Communism through Government Force.***
Could it be that the chaos on our southern border, the ending of our freedom from foreign oil, the soaring Inflation caused by over-spending, the chaotic responses to the Wuhan Virus (Covid-19-D), the failure to prosecute crime in our major cities, and the chaos in Kabul are simply manifestations that the people behind the Biden Regency* are using a variation of the Cloward-Piven Strategy to provoke a revolution designed to overturn free-market Capitalism and replace it with a Socialist state? You decide.
Prediction: Watch for the Chicoms to broker the safe passage of stranded Americans to the Kabul Airport. Our ultimate humiliation.
* Regency: When someone rules in place of another.
Suggested reading: **The 9/11 Commission Report, July 22, 2004. ***"The Cloward-Piven Strategy: Creating a Crisis To Be íSolvedí by Government Force," Commentary, July 6, 2018.War During Peace: A Strategy for , William Hamilton, Ph.D., 2021. .
©2021. William Hamilton.