Encore of Revival: America, August 23, 2021

Afghanistan is an epic mess. ISIS is back on the scene. China and Taliban take every chance to make their own public statements while the main Biden doctrine is to valiantly run away.

More deeply disconcerting is President Biden’s response to journalists to deny claims. NATO has egg on its face, but Biden puts on a performance during his press appearance that NATO allies are exuberant about how great everything is going. He specifically says that he hasn’t heard any bad opinions from any NATO member. He had the same response that he hadn’t heard about the poll indicating lack of voter confidence.

When confronted with a dissenting opinion, Biden’s defense is that he hasn’t heard about it, even though he was just informed. We’ll see if the pattern continues.

Joe Biden knows how government functions in the mechanical sense, and he is very good at standing confident with egg on his face—acting like there isn’t any egg on his face. He’s good at that. So, America’s government will continue to function on some level. Perhaps this was the “Neo-Con” plan in looking the other way when voters complained last November. But, Biden doesn’t have the mojo to keep the engine running—and the American public sees that more and more.


Trump joins Dan Bongino on Fox News // YouTube @ Fox News

White House

Biden denies
Reporter confronts Biden on poll showing Americans don’t find him competent // YouTube @ Fox News

Live: Biden Delivers Remarks on Afghanistan // YouTube @ NBC News

Violence, Radicalism & Terrorism

US most wanted Al Qaeda terrorist Khalil Haqqani reappears in Kabul alongside Taliban with $5million bounty on head // The Sun

Monopoly & Big Greed

Scientists Say Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates-Backed Mining Venture Could Threaten Arctic Ecosystem // Daily Beast

Natural Disaster

22 dead, many missing after 17 inches of rain in Tennessee // AP

Culture & People

Italian student, 22, who tattooed Covid certificate barcode on ARM becomes TikTok star after scanning into McDonald’s // The Sun

Royal Family

Queen orders senior Palace aides to plan legal fightback after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s hurtful attacks // The Sun

NATO Focus

Afghanistan’s crisis underscores the U.S.’s shifting place in the world // Greenwich Time

ISIS terror threat forces US military to establish alternate routes to Kabul airport // CNN

After Afghanistan, the Pax Americana is over – as is Nato. About time too // Guardian