Join Jim and Greg as they discuss and dissect the sequence of horrible events in Afghanistan and the flat-footed planning and response from the Biden administration.  They detail the rapid advancement of the Taliban into Kabul and how it is already executing people in the streets plus the mass chaos at the airport as thousands and thousands of Afghans are desperately seeking to leave to country. They also wonder where President Biden was for the past few days, as Americans heard nothing from him, Vice President Harris or Press Secretary Jen Psaki for days as Afghanistan collapsed.  And they shudder as Chinese state media is already telling Taiwan that war is coming and they have no reason to think the U.S. will defend it.

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  1. FredGoodhue Coolidge
    FredGoodhue
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    President Biden wanted to leave Afghanistan in the worst possible way.  And that’s what he’s doing.

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  2. Bishop Wash Member
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    When did Dementia Patient pick up his boss’s pronunciation of Tolly-ban?

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  3. Wolfsheim Member
    Wolfsheim
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    I hadn’t listened to the Three Martini Lunch for a while. My mistake…Another good podcast…

    Here in Japan we recoil at the sheer humanitarian horror already beginning in Afghanistan. At the same time, we cannot help thinking of the geopolitical implications for ourselves. On The Pacific Century, it is pointed out that if Taiwan falls, Japan will be seriously compromised. Throughout my lifetime, the great majority of Japanese have been content (or at least resigned) to live under the American defense umbrella–and, contrary to widespread misunderstanding, it has not been a  “free ride”…But what now? When the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff speaks favorably of Critical Race Theory and the President of the United States himself goes along with the lunacy that little boys who think that they are little girls are, in fact, little girls, even as in Kabul real women are being dragged into the street and shot, what is surprising is that not that some Japanese are thinking “we need to build our own island fortress” but rather that so far those numbers are still few.

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  4. kedavis Member
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    Wolfsheim (View Comment):

    I hadn’t listened to the Three Martini Lunch for a while. My mistake…Another good podcast…

    Here in Japan we recoil at the sheer humanitarian horror already beginning in Afghanistan. At the same time, we cannot help thinking of the geopolitical implications for ourselves. On The Pacific Century, it is pointed out that if Taiwan falls, Japan will be seriously compromised. Throughout my lifetime, the great majority of Japanese have been content (or at least resigned) to live under the American defense umbrella–and, contrary to widespread misunderstanding, it has not been a “free ride”…But what now? When the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff speaks favorably of Critical Race Theory and the President of the United States himself goes along with the lunacy that little boys who think that they are little girls are, in fact, little girls, even as in Kabul real women are being dragged into the street and shot, what is surprising is that not that some Japanese are thinking “we need to build our own island fortress” but rather that so far those numbers are still few.

    Maybe they’re unwilling to give up the family’s extra iphones?

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