Where to start? Well, this looks like a good place:
National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan says President Biden has not spoken to any world leaders since the fall of Afghanistan pic.twitter.com/Dc3rCdfZnq— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) August 17, 2021
Ask yourself--if you were a "world leader" and an aide said, 'Hey, Zhou's on the line, he wants to talk to you!' how would you react? Wouldn't your first thought be, 'Wait a minute, I'm being pranked. His handlers wouldn't let him phone me direct.'
What happens to the billions of dollars of weaponry that the U.S. gave Afghanistan?— CBS News (@CBSNews) August 17, 2021
Sullivan: "We don't have a complete picture, obviously, of where every article of defense materials has gone. But certainly a fair amount of it has fallen into the hands of the Taliban." pic.twitter.com/umVx92iZPY
True. In the best of times we don't have a "complete picture" of where every article of "defense materials" (aircraft carriers?) is. Nevertheless, "a fair amount" probably translates into "a sh*tload."
And then there's the 'Who are we to talk?' aspect of it all--as even the Taliban is quick to point out. In fairness, as the Canadian McIntyre graciously notes, we didn't actually elect these bozos:
I am a member of the House of Representatives and serve in our nation's Capitol which is supposed to be the beacon for freedom around the world. However, I am shadow banned on Twitter while the Taliban spokesman has free speech in America. https://t.co/GxgUZ74Ggu— Claudia Tenney (@claudiatenney) August 17, 2021
Taliban spokesman cites freedom of speech limitations on political opposition in US as precedent and example. US, under Democrat-Big Tech regime, has abandoned high ground in free speech rights even more thoroughly than it abandoned non-Taliban Afghanistan. https://t.co/8kWw1Z0yFP— Stephen McIntyre (@ClimateAudit) August 17, 2021
in 2014 Afghan presidential election, there was controversy over counting of vote. John Kerry spearheaded an audit carried out under UN supervision. As I recall, there was recently a supposedly developed country in which attempts to audit were lawfared into irrelevance. pic.twitter.com/5KRbwhlX2y— Stephen McIntyre (@ClimateAudit) August 17, 2021
Is anyone else annoyed at Mitch defending the military establishment by saying Zhou didn't listen to them? Where were the leaks, where were the retired brass speaking out--as would have been the case under Trump?