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🪨Mineral Monday🪨 Recently, I introduced The Stopping Terrorist Minerals Trade Act. Americans paid nearly $90M for geological surveys and other infrastructure designed to help Afghanistan. After Biden’s disastrous pull-out, those precious resources are now in Taliban hands. NO.

Russia “assured” Afghanistan's Ambassador to Moscow that the country is currently not considering recognizing the Taliban regime, MT's @pjotrsauer  reports

The State Department's watchdog has opened a number of reviews related to the US exit from Afghanistan, according to a letter from the acting inspector general obtained by CNN

The legacy of Colin Powell is that, as the Biden administration and a new generation of US policymakers learn the hard lessons of Iraq and Afghanistan, the Powell Doctrine restraining the use of force lives on, writes @michaelphirsh  in @ForeignPolicy 

#UPDATE  Zalmay Khalilzad, the veteran US envoy whose months of hotel-ballroom diplomacy helped end the US war in Afghanistan but failed at preventing a Taliban takeover, resigned on Monday

U.S. will not join Afghanistan talks hosted by Russia this week, State Department spokesperson says

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NEW: @margbrennan  reports the US envoy to Afghanistan told Sec. Blinken that it was "the right time" to leave, "at a juncture when we are entering a new phase in our Afghanistan policy."

The U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan is stepping down following the chaotic American withdrawal from the country.


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Flag-draped transfer cases line the inside of a C-17 Globemaster II Aug. 29, 2021, prior to a dignified transfer at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. The fallen service members died while supporting non-combat operations in Kabul. Gone, but never forgotten.

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Julian Assange speaking in 2011: "The goal is to use Afghanistan to wash money out of the tax bases of the US and Europe through Afghanistan and back into the hands of a transnational security elite. The goal is an endless war, not a successful war" #Afghanistan 

The final act of the U.S. war in Afghanistan was a drone strike in Kabul that killed 10 people. Our latest investigation shows how a man the military saw as an "imminent threat" and "ISIS facilitator" was actually an aid worker returning to his family:

It’s worth noting that many of the same people attacking the Biden Administration for leaving women’s rights behind in Afghanistan are eager to control women’s bodies and choices in the United States.

This Afghanistan vet just blew up MSNBC’s entire Biden-simping Afghanistan narrative LIVE ON AIR. What a glorious takedown. Watch this.

What the world is seeing now in Afghanistan is what the world chose to ignore for far too long. War is hell. It always has been. And it always will be. Its currency is death, dismemberment, desperation, and fear. It doesn’t end in parades. It ends in caskets.

How much money did we spend in Afghanistan over the last 20 years that we were told we could never afford to spend at home?

Odd. No one is in denial of America’s Aug 21 total solar eclipse. Like Climate Change, methods & tools of science predict it.

A young military man working in Afghanistan told me that elections in Afghanistan are far more secure and much better run than the USA’s 2020 Election. Ours, with its millions and millions of corrupt Mail-In Ballots, was the election of a third world country. Fake President!

We should have the small remaining number of our BRAVE Men and Women serving in Afghanistan home by Christmas!