The New York Post is on fire this morning

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Great editorial from last night - New York Post:

This Afghan rout is entirely on Joe Biden
It doesn’t get more idiotic: “The Taliban also has to make an assessment about what they want their role to be in the international community,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said with a straight face Wednesday.

Oh, and the State Department has sent diplomats to “press the Taliban to stop their military offensive and to negotiate a political settlement, which is the only path to stability and development in Afghanistan.” They’re also begging to have the US Embassy in Kabul left alone, warning that future US aid is at risk — and so effectively promising that we’ll actually subsidize these barbarians.

Hello? The Taliban have never given a damn about world opinion or “stability and development.” They were a global pariah when they ruled Afghanistan in the ’90s, ignoring the handwringing as they crushed the country’s women, destroyed those 1,500-year-old Buddha statues and hosted the al Qaeda plotters of 9/11.

Much more at the site - well worth reading to know who we are dealing with.

And of course, the question is WHY?  Money. New York Post again:

Taliban’s advance in Afghanistan could fuel surge in global drug trade
The Taliban’s aggressive expansion across Afghanistan following the US withdrawal from the country could fuel a surge in the export of heroin and other drugs — including methamphetamine — as the radical Islamic militants seize critical international trade routes.

Opium poppies, which grow wildly in the Afghan countryside, are the country’s biggest cash crop, with an export value of somewhere between $1.5 billion and $3 billion per year, according to a report from the US Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction.

While the Taliban have decried the use and production of opium, most of the poppy-growing farmland over the past couple of decades has been under Taliban control, and the crop “continues to represent the most significant source of income for the Taliban,” according to a recent UNODC report.

Now, as US forces withdraw and the Taliban quickly capture major cities that provide access to critical international trade routes, the Taliban could massively expand the production and export of heroin and other drugs, wrote Jonathan Goodhand, a professor in conflict and development studies at the SOAS University of London.

And who owns this?  Biden owns this.  Schumer owns this. Pelosi owns this.  How much money are they getting from the South American cartels to keep the border open. And now this.

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