He Is Not Fit To Command

 

The “He” in the title is President Biden. He is not alone. There are mayors, and prosecutors in the United States that are not fit for the offices they hold.

Political rallies in Portland that took place recently featured two gunfights. The failure to deal with violence, and prosecute criminals over the past year is destroying Portland. The failure to allow police officers to enforce the law, and the failure to prosecute criminal behavior is not just leading to disaster, it is a disaster.

The Bagram air base is about 31.5 miles from Kabul. Fortified, two runways, and the infrastructure to support troops as well as military air support. The second runway could have been used to evacuate Americans, as well as our European, and Afghan allies. The decision was made to close Bagram and to funnel everyone into a one runway airport inside Kabul. An airport that has now become a terrorist kill zone.

There is no court-martial remedy for the removal of President Biden, there is impeachment as a first step to remove him from office. I doubt that will happen. Congressional and Senate leaders ignored multiple requests from the Capitol Hill police to take steps to protect the Capitol before January 6. These leaders could not bring themselves to protect one building, so it should come as no surprise that they cannot protect a nation.

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  1. DrewInWisconsin, Oaf Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf
    @DrewInWisconsin

    I feel like our entire DC establishment is saying “Sure we’re not fit to lead, but there’s nothing you can do about it.” 

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  2. MarciN Member
    MarciN
    @MarciN

    I could not agree more. Thank you. 

    • #2
  3. CACrabtree Coolidge
    CACrabtree
    @CACrabtree

    Yeah, I hope that, some day, we’ll get a truthful account of what went on at the meeting where the decision was made to abandon Bagram.  Militarily, it made no sense, whatsoever.

    CJCS Milley made the idiotic statement that he “didn’t have the troops to defend both Bagram and the Embassy”.  If that was truly the case, he had two courses of action:

    1. Demand that he be given the troops to protect both Bagram and the Embassy; or
    2. Resign.

    Resignation would have taken some courage but it would have also have been a powerful statement to both Biden and the Nation.  Regretfully, Milley does not have this courage.

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  4. Kozak Member
    Kozak
    @Kozak

    In 1975, President Ford was left to manage the difficult ending of the Vietnam War. President Ford went to Congress for a relief package to allow American personnel and our allies to evacuate. However, there was ONE US SENATOR who opposed any such support. The result was the embarrassing and hurried evacuation from the roof of the American embassy in Saigon This senator reveled in the embarrassment and did everything he could to leverage it politically against Ford. Despite the efforts of this U.S. Senator–President Ford managed to rescue 1,500 South Vietnamese allies prior to the country’s fall. Had President Ford not acted quickly, these people would have been targeted and slaughtered for their support for America . When they arrived in America , President Ford asked Congress for a package to assist these refugees to integrate into American society. That SAME troublesome SENATOR TORPEDOED ANY SUPPORT for these shell shocked, anti-communist, Americans and our helpers, the refugees. Instead, President Ford had to recruit Christian organizations to offer assistance on a voluntary basis. As he did so, the Senator belittled those efforts. What kind of person would oppose President Ford’s tireless work to do the right and humanitarian thing? Who would want to play politics with the well-being of innocent people who stood by America in the tragic Vietnam War? THAT SENATOR WAS JOE BIDEN

    From the book – “When the Center Held.” by Donald Rumsfeld in 2018.(biography)

     

    this is the guy we were told had to save the nation from the Bad Orange Man who was an Existential Threat to Our Republic, or some such rot.

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  5. DrewInWisconsin, Oaf Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf
    @DrewInWisconsin

    CACrabtree (View Comment):

    Yeah, I hope that, some day, we’ll get a truthful account of what went on at the meeting where the decision was made to abandon Bagram. Militarily, it made no sense, whatsoever.

    CJCS Milley made the idiotic statement that he “didn’t have the troops to defend both Bagram and the Embassy”. If that was truly the case, he had two courses of action:

    1. Demand that he be given the troops to protect both Bagram and the Embassy; or
    2. Resign.

    Resignation would have taken some courage but it would have also have been a powerful statement to both Biden and the Nation. Regretfully, Milley does not have this courage.

    You know, the thing is, how do we know how many troops we have . . . anywhere? The Pentagon bragged how it lied to President Trump about the number of troops in Syria so that they could keep more there.

    Any reason to believe the Pentagon finally found the ability to tell the truth?

    When I hear some official tell us how many people are still in Afghanistan, how many soldiers are stationed there, or how many they’ve managed to evacuate, I am reminded of the lying, and I disbelieve it all.

     

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  6. SteveSc Member
    SteveSc
    @SteveSc

    You have to ask yourself, with Kamala Harris as VP, would she do any better?  Next in line after her is Nancy Pelosi.

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  7. DrewInWisconsin, Oaf Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf
    @DrewInWisconsin

    SteveSc (View Comment):

    You have to ask yourself, with Kamala Harris as VP, would she do any better? Next in line after her is Nancy Pelosi.

    I’m fine with a quick run through the line of succession. Impeach them all one by one until we get to . . .

    (checks notes) . . .

    . . . dang, who comes after Mayorkas?

    • #7
  8. Kozak Member
    Kozak
    @Kozak

    CACrabtree (View Comment):

    Yeah, I hope that, some day, we’ll get a truthful account of what went on at the meeting where the decision was made to abandon Bagram. Militarily, it made no sense, whatsoever.

    CJCS Milley made the idiotic statement that he “didn’t have the troops to defend both Bagram and the Embassy”. If that was truly the case, he had two courses of action:

    1. Demand that he be given the troops to protect both Bagram and the Embassy; or
    2. Resign.

    Resignation would have taken some courage but it would have also have been a powerful statement to both Biden and the Nation. Regretfully, Milley does not have this courage.

    They managed to keep 25 thousand troops in DC for 6 months.

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  9. Retail Lawyer Member
    Retail Lawyer
    @RetailLawyer

    Allow me to link the Portland situation to the Afghanistan situation – in neither situation has a critical mass of the citizenry yet been aroused to demand a change.  There is too much stupid!  I fear we are exploring for the limits of just how much ruin there is in a community and a nation.

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  10. Kozak Member
    Kozak
    @Kozak

    He’s not fit to pour piss out of a boot, with the instructions on the sole.

    • #10
  11. DrewInWisconsin, Oaf Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf
    @DrewInWisconsin

    Retail Lawyer (View Comment):

    Allow me to link the Portland situation to the Afghanistan situation – in neither situation has a critical mass of the citizenry yet been aroused to demand a change. There is too much stupid! I fear we are exploring for the limits of just how much ruin there is in a community and a nation.

    We really are going to have to take to the streets. The right isn’t used to that. They need to start.

    The left always gets what it wants because it knows how to organize for power and pressure. The right hasn’t a clue.

    It’s time to learn.

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  12. Richard Easton Coolidge
    Richard Easton
    @RichardEaston

    We have thousands of Americans trapped in Afghanistan and very vulnerable troops in Kabul. The administration is blaming the trapped Americans for their predicament.  It was clear to any sentient creature two years ago that Biden was senile and sinking fast and was not up to the job. Yet we got endless lectures from NTers on the site that he was the better choice. I can’t write any more lest I violate the CoC.

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  13. Jim George Member
    Jim George
    @JimGeorge

    Kozak (View Comment):

    In 1975, President Ford was left to manage the difficult ending of the Vietnam War. President Ford went to Congress for a relief package to allow American personnel and our allies to evacuate. However, there was ONE US SENATOR who opposed any such support. The result was the embarrassing and hurried evacuation from the roof of the American embassy in Saigon This senator reveled in the embarrassment and did everything he could to leverage it politically against Ford. Despite the efforts of this U.S. Senator–President Ford managed to rescue 1,500 South Vietnamese allies prior to the country’s fall. Had President Ford not acted quickly, these people would have been targeted and slaughtered for their support for America . When they arrived in America , President Ford asked Congress for a package to assist these refugees to integrate into American society. That SAME troublesome SENATOR TORPEDOED ANY SUPPORT for these shell shocked, anti-communist, Americans and our helpers, the refugees. Instead, President Ford had to recruit Christian organizations to offer assistance on a voluntary basis. As he did so, the Senator belittled those efforts. What kind of person would oppose President Ford’s tireless work to do the right and humanitarian thing? Who would want to play politics with the well-being of innocent people who stood by America in the tragic Vietnam War? THAT SENATOR WAS JOE BIDEN

    From the book – “When the Center Held.” by Donald Rumsfeld in 2018.(biography)

     

    this is the guy we were told had to save the nation from the Bad Orange Man who was an Existential Threat to Our Republic, or some such rot.

    As of a few minutes ago, we now learn that 10 of our Marines–some of the finest people on the face of God’s Earth-are known dead in this attack and yet we have been told, time and time again, even by –this is sickening– so called members of the “center-right”  here on Ricochet, that Biden was the correct choice and one of them told me directly in a comment that he “was proud” of his vote for Biden. This is now on their hands, along with the blood of God only Knows how many more will be slaughtered , butchered, burned alive, raped, tortured, disemboweled, dismembered, because they either did not do their civic duty to learn what a piece of [              ] this monster was and had always been or just didn’t care because that big, old, mean man just triggered their delicate little sensibilities so much he just had to go, and to hell with the consequences of that vote. 

    Damn you, Biden voters. Damn you. 

    • #13
  14. DonG (2+2=5. Say it!) Coolidge
    DonG (2+2=5. Say it!)
    @DonG

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    • #14
  15. Richard Easton Coolidge
    Richard Easton
    @RichardEaston

    This is from two days ago.

    Administration spinning.

    https://twitter.com/trumpzombiecult/status/1430963291841466369?s=21

    • #15
  16. MarciN Member
    MarciN
    @MarciN

    A week and a half ago, I might have been content with his resignation, just to send a signal to our enemies that we are awake. 

    Now I think Biden should be in a jail cell somewhere charged with aiding and abetting our enemies against us. 

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  17. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    CACrabtree (View Comment):

    Yeah, I hope that, some day, we’ll get a truthful account of what went on at the meeting where the decision was made to abandon Bagram. Militarily, it made no sense, whatsoever.

    CJCS Milley made the idiotic statement that he “didn’t have the troops to defend both Bagram and the Embassy”. If that was truly the case, he had two courses of action:

    1. Demand that he be given the troops to protect both Bagram and the Embassy; or
    2. Resign.

    Resignation would have taken some courage but it would have also have been a powerful statement to both Biden and the Nation. Regretfully, Milley does not have this courage.

    Well, it took him a lot of years to suck up rise to the position he’s at now, why should he just throw it away?  Especially when the guy who’s really responsible – Biden – didn’t do anything but (supposedly) get elected.

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  18. No Caesar Thatcher
    No Caesar
    @NoCaesar

    Last month I was contacted by a recruiter for an executive position at promising technology company.  They told me it’s located in the Portland OR area.  I turned it down straightaway, “There are a lot of places I’ll move to, Portland OR is not one of them.”

    I’m not prepared to say that about my country, so I want Biden out of office, by whatever means.  I don’t care if he resigns or is impeached (I prefer the latter), but he must be gone.  Kamala will be a nightmare, but I fail to see how she can do worse.

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  19. 9thDistrictNeighbor Member
    9thDistrictNeighbor
    @9thDistrictNeighbor

    Somehow Hunter Biden and bribery must be involved in all this.  

    Anyone who voted for this should be ashamed.

    And where are the Republicans?  

    • #19
  20. Retail Lawyer Member
    Retail Lawyer
    @RetailLawyer

    No Caesar (View Comment):

    Last month I was contacted by a recruiter for an executive position at promising technology company. They told me it’s located in the Portland OR area. I turned it down straightaway, “There are a lot of places I’ll move to, Portland OR is not one of them.”

    I’m not prepared to say that about my country, so I want Biden out of office, by whatever means. I don’t care if he resigns or is impeached (I prefer the latter), but he must be gone. Kamala will be a nightmare, but I fail to see how she can do worse.

    My brother got recruited to a major employer in Portland.  I helped him move.  We all thought it was a better place to live than Modesto, where he had been.  I drove home from Portland on the day of the first BLM – Antifa  riot, which continued almost non-stop for 100 days.  He is not too happy with Portland.

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  21. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Kozak (View Comment):

    In 1975, President Ford was left to manage the difficult ending of the Vietnam War. President Ford went to Congress for a relief package to allow American personnel and our allies to evacuate. However, there was ONE US SENATOR who opposed any such support. The result was the embarrassing and hurried evacuation from the roof of the American embassy in Saigon This senator reveled in the embarrassment and did everything he could to leverage it politically against Ford. Despite the efforts of this U.S. Senator–President Ford managed to rescue 1,500 South Vietnamese allies prior to the country’s fall. Had President Ford not acted quickly, these people would have been targeted and slaughtered for their support for America . When they arrived in America , President Ford asked Congress for a package to assist these refugees to integrate into American society. That SAME troublesome SENATOR TORPEDOED ANY SUPPORT for these shell shocked, anti-communist, Americans and our helpers, the refugees. Instead, President Ford had to recruit Christian organizations to offer assistance on a voluntary basis. As he did so, the Senator belittled those efforts. What kind of person would oppose President Ford’s tireless work to do the right and humanitarian thing? Who would want to play politics with the well-being of innocent people who stood by America in the tragic Vietnam War? THAT SENATOR WAS JOE BIDEN

    From the book – “When the Center Held.” by Donald Rumsfeld in 2018.(biography)

     

    this is the guy we were told had to save the nation from the Bad Orange Man who was an Existential Threat to Our Republic, or some such rot.

    I’m not sure the Congressional voting records actually support this version of events.  I wonder if maybe Rumsfeld has (unintetionally, one would hope) “revised and extended” his memory?  It happens.

     

    https://www.adrive.com/public/HbrUaT/Ricochet%20Podcast%2009-29-18%20clip%20A%20Supreme%20Moment%20%20418.mp3

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  22. Jim George Member
    Jim George
    @JimGeorge

    • #22
  23. JustmeinAZ Member
    JustmeinAZ
    @JustmeinAZ

    The Peter Principle on steroids.

    • #23
  24. Ed G. Member
    Ed G.
    @EdG

    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf (View Comment):

    Retail Lawyer (View Comment):

    Allow me to link the Portland situation to the Afghanistan situation – in neither situation has a critical mass of the citizenry yet been aroused to demand a change. There is too much stupid! I fear we are exploring for the limits of just how much ruin there is in a community and a nation.

    We really are going to have to take to the streets. The right isn’t used to that. They need to start.

    The left always gets what it wants because it knows how to organize for power and pressure. The right hasn’t a clue.

    It’s time to learn.

    I’m willing, but it still takes organization. I’m less willing to take to the streets in some destructive or disorganized way. Groups get sidelined and cancelled (e.g. Proud Boys) or bullied and sidelined (e.g. MAGA rallies in blue cities). Even President Trump got chased out of holding rallies in Chicago. How do we do this?

    • #24
  25. Jim George Member
    Jim George
    @JimGeorge

    9thDistrictNeighbor (View Comment):
    And where are the Republicans? 

    Probably at the Abbey Gate “helping” the Taliban “screen” new arrivals………

    • #25
  26. Fritz Coolidge
    Fritz
    @Fritz

    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf (View Comment):

    SteveSc (View Comment):

    You have to ask yourself, with Kamala Harris as VP, would she do any better? Next in line after her is Nancy Pelosi.

    I’m fine with a quick run through the line of succession. Impeach them all one by one until we get to . . .

    (checks notes) . . .

    . . . dang, who comes after Mayorkas?

    Gavin Newsom may soon have some time in his schedule. . . .

    • #26
  27. Brian Watt Member
    Brian Watt
    @BrianWatt

    Reuters is reporting another large blast in Kabul at this hour.

    • #27
  28. Brian Watt Member
    Brian Watt
    @BrianWatt

    Meanwhile in Taiwan…

    Chinese military aircraft penetrate Taiwan air space. Story here.

    TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two anti-submarine aircraft that intruded into Taiwan’s Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) on Thursday (Aug. 26), included a Harbin Z-9 anti-submarine warfare helicopter (Z-9 ASW) for the first time.

    On Thursday, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) reported that one Z-9 ASW and one Shaanxi Y-8 anti-submarine warfare aircraft (Y-8 ASW) penetrated into the southwestern corner of Taiwan’s ADIZ.

    Taiwan’s Air Force responded by scrambling combat air patrol (CAP) to drive the aircraft away, broadcasting radio warnings, and tracking them with land-based anti-aircraft missiles.

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  29. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    JustmeinAZ (View Comment):

    The Peter Principle on steroids.

    Maybe in the future it will be called the Joe Principle.  Or the Biden Principle to maintain the same rhythm/number of syllables.

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  30. DrewInWisconsin, Oaf Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf
    @DrewInWisconsin

    9thDistrictNeighbor (View Comment):

    Somehow Hunter Biden and bribery must be involved in all this.

    Anyone who voted for this should be ashamed.

    And where are the Republicans?

    Very, very quiet.

    • #30