As we approach the 20th anniversary of 9/11, we’re facing another Saigon Moment from 1975.
Ironically (or NOT) the Saigon Moment was where America left Vietnam with its tail between its legs and left the most vulnerable behind.
And here we are, 46 years later, bailing out of Afghanistan/Kabul and reminiscing the nightmare of Saigon Vietnam.
Unfortunately, Kabul is much worse than Saigon and the vulnerable there face a fate worse than death.
On Sunday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken asserted that the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan “is not Saigon.”
Okay, so what is it?
Blinken went on to say: “We went to Afghanistan 20 years ago with one mission, and that mission was to deal with the folks who attacked us on 9/11 and we have succeeded in that mission.”
Not a Saigon Moment?
With over 2,300 dead, over 20,000 wounded billions/trillions spent since 9/11 and we’re running for our lives doesn’t sound successful to me.
Does the success Mr. Sec of State talks about have anything to do with the protection AND nurturing of the poppy fields in Afghanistan?
You know…the ones that created all the narcotics that were brought back to the US and caused the greatest opioid crisis in history?
As a result, the Wall Street Banksters and Big Pharma Boyz bagged hundreds of billions in illegal drug trafficking profits. *
That’s some serious success…for the privileged elite.
(*Note, Hong Kong Shanghai Bank – who was caught red handed in drug trafficking – paid a mere $1.9 Billion dollar fine in 2004. But later ended up paying over $4.4 Billion by 2015 for Drug Trafficking…read about Drug Cartels and Wall Street Banks HERE)
So, outside of illegal drug profits for Wall Street and Big Pharma, why were we in Afghanistan in the first place?
Did they even get the bad guys responsible for 9/11?
As we are wont to say: Follow the Money.
It’s sad to say that after spending billions of dollars and training (for 20 years) Afghan troops, the country falls in just under one month.
Even sadder, no general or politician will be made to answer for this.
And the real kick in the face is Americans will continue to vote for the same people who allowed this to happen…over and over again.
Don’t be one of them.
And be sure to read of the internment camps already approved by the CDC in our August edition of “…In Plain English” HERE.
Share this with a friend…especially if they served or know someone who served in Vietnam.
And tell them: We’re Not Just About Finance.