Shows the Bidenistas can at least get one thing right.
Already knew the part about you manning-up!
Unfortunately Stix is probably correct but ya never know.
So your saying I have a chance?
(This is from Gun Zone.com)
Russian Sanctions Will Lead To Spike In Ammo Prices!
According to State.Gov
President Biden's state department announced today further sanctions on Russia. Such sanctions will include the denial of all pending and future import permits for firearms and ammunition manufactured in Russia.
Why is this a bad thing for Gun Owners In America?
Russian Ammunition accounts for approximately 40% the US Ammo Market. Steel ammunition historically has kept brass ammunition prices lower. These latest sanctions on russia may very well cause ammo prices to skyrocket!
(This is copy/paste from the State Dept sheet)
Fact Sheet: United States Imposes Additional Costs on Russia for the Poisoning of Aleksey Navalny
Office of the Spokesperson
August 20, 2021
CBW ACT SANCTIONS
Description of Sanctions: Pursuant to the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991 (the CBW Act), the United States will impose a second round of sanctions on the Russian Federation over its use of a “Novichok” nerve agent in the August 2020 poisoning of Russian opposition figure Aleksey Navalny.
New sanctions imposed today under the CBW Act include:
Restrictions on the permanent imports of certain Russian firearms. New and pending permit applications for the permanent importation of firearms and ammunition manufactured or located in Russia will be subject to a policy of denial.
Additional Department of Commerce export restrictions on nuclear and missile-related goods and technology pursuant to the Export Control Reform Act of 2018.
Doubt he ever will. Too many in Congress understand that guns are a 'third rail' danger, fatal to their careers.
(Plus, he's bleeding 'political capital' with the Afghanistan situation.)
Now he’s just giving them to the Taliban.
To quote Sleepy Joe, "I can gum and walk chew at the same time"
"John Bolton and H.R. McMaster, two former Trump national security advisers known for their hawkish views, have lambasted both Trump and Biden for the withdrawal — though both have long been critical of the Taliban agreement.
"Our secretary of state [Mike Pompeo] signed a surrender agreement with the Taliban," McMaster said on Bari Weiss' podcast. "This collapse goes back to the capitulation agreement of 2020. The Taliban didn’t defeat us. We defeated ourselves." Bolton told CNN: "Had Trump been re-elected, he’d be doing the same thing. On this question of withdrawal from Afghanistan, Trump and Biden are like Tweedledee and Tweedledum." "
Yeah, Biden could have done better, but blaming one OR the other is blind partisanship at its damnedest.
This means that it was a complete blowoff when the intelligence basically said that the Afghanis would fall like dominoes! Also, that would validate the fact that the prison, equipment, and money had fallen victim to to the same thought process. If this be true then at best it would prove total incompetence and at worst a total dereliction of duty. If dereliction is proven then there needs to be a call for a criminal investigation.
If you understand military planning you would know that these issues would have to been addressed. Someone had to make a decision to execute the mission in this way! That should have been Biden and Harris because she stated that she was the last one in the room. There was clearly a decision to execute in this manner! We are on our A$$ and Congress is setting there like the three blind mice!
""John Bolton and H.R. McMaster, two former Trump national security advisers known for their hawkish views, have lambasted both Trump and Biden for the withdrawal — though both have long been critical of the Taliban agreement."" = Two Trump Haters with an axe to grind, one trying to peddle his old book.
"Bolton told CNN: "Had Trump been re-elected, he’d be doing the same thing." = Laughable right there, - pure speculation that Trump wouldn't have listened to his advisers.... which has already been proven that Biden failed to do so. You'll have to excuse me, I'm still laughing at the thought of "Bolton told CNN".
Using the opinions and speculations of two what would be outsiders, on what Trump "would" have done is a perfect example of "blind partisanship at its damnedest."
Outsiders??? In what alternative universe?
Trump had the blueprint, the dog and pony show in the White House shredded it
Now that's funny - Trump couldn't take advice from anybody.
And you’re the one complaining about partisan politics - perhaps a look in the mirror would be appropriate about now.
(And I'd love to know exactly who these Americans still there *are*. Did they not see the writing on the wall when the troop draw-down started?)
If it were up to Bolton we would have invaded Iran also.
I wouldn’t be using those two War mongers as your foreign policy experts.
As for comparing Trump and Biden’s plan,
trumps plan had conditions at every step and had the people and equipment out before the military not the reverse
I think everybody agrees we needed to get out, it’s Biden that put politics before the correct pull out timeline
Trump’s plan was to do it in the winter when the fighters are all in Pakistan, and be done by May. Biden is doing it during peak fighting season
Afghanistan has Iran on its western border and China on its eastern border
China will soon be building an oil pipeline to Iran through Afghanistan, allowing Iran to bypass sanctions and fund more terror. Also giving a lot of funding to the Taliban and Islamic terrorists
What a mess
Anyone who has walked in the land of the bad clearly understands that the bad man only fears other bad men! If this was comic book we could call Orange Man to the rescue but sadly it is not.
If you voted for Biden and do not own it and and the ineptitude then you are complicit.
If you say nothing against CRT then you are a racists!
If you say nothing against the 1619 project you should be horse whipped for deceiving the children of America.
Lies by Biden and his cohorts have undermined the administration’s credibility!
Americans should not have to determine is what is true and what is not!
Not such a reach when you pit 'conservatives' against Trump ;-) (Who imo is a disgrace to America, the GOP and 'conservatism'. But you knew that...)
But the point was that there is NO consensus on the notion that the current debacle was the fault of one OR the other. I merely quoted two of the multiple opinions in the article as an example. Feel free to quote others.
It takes someone with some special political blindness to actually place the blame on the individuals that the President deserted rather than on the president himself. You and Biden are about the only 2 people I’ve heard placing the blame on Trump and quite frankly that’s the stance of a coward plain and simple. Your liberal friends even call it that - cowardice.
If you’re tired of partisan politics then start with yourself and stop it. You’re truly making a total fool of yourself here.
BUT, if you subscribe to the notion that anyone who doesn't 100% support Trump is a communist-socialist-liberal-Democrat-pinko blahblahblah, well...
I said earlier that I support Trump's positions on Afghanistan and wolves. We can argue about how his plan is either being followed or not, but if Biden discarded it, maybe we should ask _why_?
As for wolves, there is actually a closed season on coyotes here, but some folks subscribe to the 3-s rule (shoot, shovel and shut up.) I imagine it's the same in wolf country.
P. S. Destroying equipment is standard SOP. Staff Sergeant knows that nevertheless all the generals. Biden’s guidance is coming from Susan Rice so own it!
You trying to lump in Trump by saying it was his idea is actually laughable. There’s a vast difference with Trump and Biden agreeing to withdraw and their said execution of the withdrawal. Biden showed total and utter incompetence (at best) in his execution of his plan.
To say - well this was Trumps plan so he shares blame is absolutely laughable and shows partisan politics at its worst.
Like Trump left the plan on the desk of the Oval Office and Biden simply picked it up and executed Trumps plan exactly as written - interesting perspective I guess.
And the people that were left stranded there in Afghanistan in your opinion should have known better and got themselves out. I still can’t believe that is your position. When you lay the blame for this at the feet of innocent American citizens in order to cover for an utterly incompetent President, that is saying quite a bit about you - and it’s not good.
I’m out…and done with this thread.