Bongino: a heartbreaking email and Joey Jones explains Afghanistan in a nutshell

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Dan Bongino read a heartbreaking email on his Fox show last night from a soldier explaining what it’s like fighting overseas for your country. This was followed by Joey Jones, who lost two legs to the fight, describing the problem in Afghanistan.

Jones said the Afghans don’t have a national identity. It’s a tribal country devoted to family. Trying to make them fight for a country they didn’t identify with was always going to fail. The administration should have shown them there were opportunities better than the Taliban, but not try to make them into a Jeffersonian democracy. Our mission was only to destroy the terror threat to the United States.

Jones doesn’t understand how Biden, who was VP for eight years, could be surprised by the Afghan security force. The politics and culture don’t allow for national identity or pride and certainly not indoctrination into an army to go and fight it out. These men have to choose between the safety of their families and a security force that might not be there tomorrow. Of course, at some point, they are going to lay down their arms. There is no reason to keep them there.

The country has two groups of people who will never unite. But we shouldn’t leave in a way that puts more Americans at risk.

Soldiers didn’t go to Afghanistan to make life better for them but we’ve allowed our politicians to lie and cheat and go from “midterm to presidential elections and change the goalpost and change the narrative and perhaps allow the generals to do it too so they can make a career and become famous, I don’t know. But all we promised was to make sure that 9/11 didn’t happen again and to make sure the Taliban and al Qaida didn’t have a place to grow and plan the next attack. And you can’t tell me that tomorrow we’re in a better place. ”


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  1. 85% of the KIA in the Graveyard of Empires are whites and I’m sure J Rubin is giddy but she needs to check her Long March privilege.
    Enemedia down to local is prattling about Taiwan and how will the faculty lounge defend their borders and hunt down domestic extremist at the same time?
    If YT is to be a minority then be a tireless irate one.

  2. I’m no historian, but I know enough about the history of those people. When Islamic nations (Dar al-Islam) were at their prominence they attributed it to Allah. When the Ottoman Empire fell to the West there was consternation among the Imam’s. They determined it was because Muslims strayed from their past. That began an entirely new approach to living, returning to their past. It’s how the Muslim Brotherhood, and all their offshoots, came about. They fight against modernity and it’s the reason Egypt has kept them sequestered. This is how I knew Iraq and Afghanistan cannot maintain a Western Democracy. Rest assured, they believe Allah will punish them if they seek Western influence, and WE tried to force it upon them. So much for Elite Universities and their “Middle Easter Studies” programs.

    What is being overlooked are the those who were courts-martialed for doing the job, such as one who went after the rapist of a little boy. The failure lies with Generals who are never held accountable for what they do.

  3. Good point!

    Peter Hitchens
    @ClarkeMicah

    All these people saying ‘we’ should have stayed in Afghanistan do not mean themselves. They mean young men from de-industrialised cities.

  4. This seems apt-
    The Young British Soldier
    WHEN the ‘arf-made recruity goes out to the East
    ‘E acts like a babe an’ ‘e drinks like a beast,
    An’ ‘e wonders because ‘e is frequent deceased
    Ere ‘e’s fit for to serve as a soldier.
    Serve, serve, serve as a soldier,
    Serve, serve, serve as a soldier,
    Serve, serve, serve as a soldier,
    So-oldier of the Queen!

    Now all you recruities what’s drafted to-day,
    You shut up your rag-box an’ ‘ark to my lay,
    An’ I’ll sing you a soldier as far as I may:
    A soldier what’s fit for a soldier.
    Fit, fit, fit for a soldier . . .

    First mind you steer clear o’ the grog-sellers’ huts,
    For they sell you Fixed Bay’nets that rots out your guts –
    Ay, drink that ‘ud eat the live steel from your butts –
    An’ it’s bad for the young British soldier.
    Bad, bad, bad for the soldier . . .

    When the cholera comes – as it will past a doubt –
    Keep out of the wet and don’t go on the shout,
    For the sickness gets in as the liquor dies out,
    An’ it crumples the young British soldier.
    Crum-, crum-, crumples the soldier . . .

    But the worst o’ your foes is the sun over’ead:
    You must wear your ‘elmet for all that is said:
    If ‘e finds you uncovered ‘e’ll knock you down dead,
    An’ you’ll die like a fool of a soldier.
    Fool, fool, fool of a soldier . . .

    If you’re cast for fatigue by a sergeant unkind,
    Don’t grouse like a woman nor crack on nor blind;
    Be handy and civil, and then you will find
    That it’s beer for the young British soldier.
    Beer, beer, beer for the soldier . . .

    Now, if you must marry, take care she is old –
    A troop-sergeant’s widow’s the nicest I’m told,
    For beauty won’t help if your rations is cold,
    Nor love ain’t enough for a soldier.
    ‘Nough, ‘nough, ‘nough for a soldier . . .

    If the wife should go wrong with a comrade, be loath
    To shoot when you catch ’em – you’ll swing, on my oath! –
    Make ‘im take ‘er and keep ‘er: that’s Hell for them both,
    An’ you’re shut o’ the curse of a soldier.
    Curse, curse, curse of a soldier . . .

    When first under fire an’ you’re wishful to duck,
    Don’t look nor take ‘eed at the man that is struck,
    Be thankful you’re livin’, and trust to your luck
    And march to your front like a soldier.
    Front, front, front like a soldier . . .

    When ‘arf of your bullets fly wide in the ditch,
    Don’t call your Martini a cross-eyed old bitch;
    She’s human as you are – you treat her as sich,
    An’ she’ll fight for the young British soldier.
    Fight, fight, fight for the soldier . . .

    When shakin’ their bustles like ladies so fine,
    The guns o’ the enemy wheel into line,
    Shoot low at the limbers an’ don’t mind the shine,
    For noise never startles the soldier.
    Start-, start-, startles the soldier . . .

    If your officer’s dead and the sergeants look white,
    Remember it’s ruin to run from a fight:
    So take open order, lie down, and sit tight,
    And wait for supports like a soldier.
    Wait, wait, wait like a soldier . . .

    When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains,
    And the women come out to cut up what remains,
    Jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains
    An’ go to your Gawd like a soldier.
    Go, go, go like a soldier,
    Go, go, go like a soldier,
    Go, go, go like a soldier,
    So-oldier of the Queen!

    I love my country.
    Im ashamed of my government.

  5. I find it unfortunate, but in less than 5 years American Patriots will be fighting against the Communist on America soil. In the the 1960’s it was said that the only good Communist was a dead Communist. Most Americans haven’t forgotten that.

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