Daily Archives: August 21, 2021

August 21 Evening Quotes of The Day

The Vigor of Spiritual Life Depends on Mortification
Romans 8:13; Colossians 3:5–10

The vigor, and power, and comfort of our spiritual life depends on the mortification of the deeds of the flesh.


Ritzema, E., & Vince, E. (Eds.). (2013). 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Puritans. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

“The Word of God Is Plain in Itself”
Acts 1:16; 28:25; Hebrews 4:12

The word of God is plain in itself; if there is any obscurity in one place, the Holy Ghost, who is never contrary to himself, explains it more clearly in other places, so that there can remain no doubt, but unto such as are obstinately ignorant.


Ritzema, E. (2013). 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Reformation. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

Unity in Diversity (Part 2 of 4) | Truth For Life

 Each of us is unique, and yet every believer plays a significant role within the body of Christ. So if we’re part of God’s universal church, is it still necessary to join a local church? Hear the answer on Truth For Life with Alistair Begg.


Source: Unity in Diversity (Part 2 of 4)

Out of Spiritual Death — VCY America

And ye shall know that I am the Lord, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves. (Ezekiel 37:13)

Indeed it must be so: those who receive life from the dead are sure to recognize the hand of the Lord in such a resurrection. This is the greatest and most remarkable of all changes that a man can undergo—to be brought out of the grave of spiritual death and made to rejoice in the light and liberty of spiritual life. None could work this but the living God, the Lord and giver of life.

Ah, me! How well do I remember when I was lying in the valley full of dry bones, as dry as any of them! Blessed was the day when free and sovereign grace sent the man of God to prophesy upon me! Glory be to God for the stirring which that word of faith caused among the dry bones. More blessed still was that heavenly breath from the four winds which made me live! Now know I the quickening Spirit of the ever-living Jehovah, Truly Jehovah is the living God, for He made me live. My new life even in its pinings and sorrowings is clear proof to me that the Lord can kill and make alive. He is the only God. He is all that is great, gracious, and glorious, and my quickened soul adores Him as the great I AM. All glory be unto His sacred name! As long as I live I will praise Him.

Out of Spiritual Death — VCY America

Adopted By God — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, ‘Abba, Father.’” Romans 8:14-15

Recently my wife and I bumped into a friend and his son whom we had not seen for a year. In that time, the teenager had grown from boy to young man, from thin and wiry to broad-shouldered and tall — and his voice was lower, too.

In addition to growing up physically, the young man was ever more like his dad — upbeat and positive, brimming with good. The boy seemed a “chip off the old block.”

And he’s adopted.

If you were to see father and son side-by-side, you would probably know it; the boy’s dark hair and eyes stand out in contrast to his dad’s Scandinavian complexion. But they are family.

The Apostle Paul says that when we are led by the Spirit of God, we become His children, His offspring through adoption. We may be in body and He may be in Spirit, but at the core, we are family. We have been freed from spiritual slavery and fear. Within the body of Christ we differ in race and nation, but deep down we’re family, born of God. We call Him “Daddy” (the affectionate meaning of “Abba”).

As a child adopted by God, I need to ask myself if people can tell I’m carrying the family name, if I’m living by the Spirit. John reminds us of the telling sign: “By this everyone will know that you are My disciples, if you love one another” John 13:35.

Can others tell that we belong to God’s family? Do they see us bearing His complexion?

God, thank You for adopting me into Your family. May my life honor Your reputation as a loving and caring Father. Amen.

By Dr. Bill Strom
Used by Permission

Adopted By God — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

Being Like Children — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

“And he said: ‘Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.’” Matthew 18:3

Our sweet granddaughter, “B”, has a lot of enthusiasm for Jesus, and an abundance of love and faith that is pure and beautiful. She is not afraid to love what she loves, and she does so with such joy and passion.

Recently, while looking at my journal and reflecting on what I call “b-isms,” I was reminded of the adorable things she has said and done. When she was three, she would often say,  ”I want to have a play date with Jesus.” When our neighbors moved, I said, “Wouldn’t it be great if you could live next door?” She held my cheeks in her little hands and said, “No, Mimi, I don’t want to live next door. I want to live in your house with you.” And, on a warm day in Texas, while out riding bikes, her mom told her they needed to go in. B said, “Mommy, don’t you know heaven is outside?”

Today’s Bible verse reminds us that we must become like little children. We have a lot to learn from children and their marvel. How can our walk with God be more childlike? Do we respond to circumstances with trusting hearts and an eagerness to learn while relying on Christ to sustain us? Are we naturally full of faith while being bold?

C.S. Lewis once said, “Christ wants a child’s heart, but a grown-up’s head.” Simply put, we must love Christ unconditionally while continuously learning about and sharing his love with others.

Jesus, help me to have childlike faith that is passionate and bold. Holy Spirit, draw me closer to you and give me radical love for you and others. Thank you, God, for guiding and teaching me in my walk with you. Amen.

Do you recall something a child said that touched your heart with Truth? Why not share that today with someone else?

By Julie Lairsey
Used by Permission

Further Reading

• Your Father’s Heart Longs for You by Sylvia Gunter

• Your Father’s Heart Longs for You by Sylvia Gunter

•  Salvation Explained

Being Like Children — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

August 21 Afternoon Quotes of The Day

“Have I Written in the Snow?”
2 Corinthians 4:18

Here is a good searching question for a man to ask himself as he reviews his past life: Have I written in the snow? Will my lifework endure the lapse of years and the fret of change? Has there been anything immortal in it that will survive the speedy wreck of all terrestrial things? The boys inscribe their names in capitals in the snow, and in the morning’s thaw the writing disappears; will it be so with my work, or will the characters which I have carved outlast the brazen tablets of history? Have I written in the snow?


Ritzema, E. (Ed.). (2012). 300 Quotations for Preachers. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

The Way of Christ Is the Only Way
Isaiah 30:21; Jeremiah 6:16; John 14:6

This is the way, and there is none other; the right way, the holy way, the perfect way, the way of Christ, the way of the just, the way of the elect that shall be saved. Walk in it, persevere in it, endure in it, live in it, die in it, breathe forth your spirits in it.


Ritzema, E., & Brant, R. (Eds.). (2013). 300 quotations for preachers from the Medieval church. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

Weekend Snapshot · Aug. 21, 2021

“From The Patriot Post (patriotpost.us)”

Biden’s Blowup: Back to the Future of Islamic Terrorism

On the eve of 9/11, Joe Biden has re-seeded al-Qa’ida’s terrorist turf — and let the world’s tyrants know they had nothing to fear from him.

Biden’s Cataclysmic Afghan Failure

A retired General Officer’s assessment of Biden’s abject failure in Afghanistan.

A Vet’s Perspective: Hard Times in Hard Places

Joe Biden grossly misrepresented the circumstances in Afghanistan.

Biden’s Afghan Cluster: Implications for NATO

There is no “American might” under Biden.

Fifty Years of Ideological Bankruptcy — And Counting

The stunning failure of American leadership in Afghanistan perhaps shouldn’t be stunning.

Biden Gets Caught in His Lies

The Afghanistan debacle exposes Scranton Joe’s habit of shading the truth.

Biden’s Approval Rating Craters

At the seven-month mark of his presidency, Joe Biden’s incompetence is beginning to be noticed.

Biden on Afghanistan: ‘I Don’t Know How That Happened’

The bigger problem is not the failed exit strategy but his dangerous ineptitude.

OPEC to Biden: Pound Sand

The oil-producing conglomerate declined Biden’s plea for more production.

Biden Ordered to Close Southern Border He Opened

A judge ordered the Biden administration to reinstate Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” asylum policy.

Terrorists Have Breached Our Southern Border

The Biden administration’s border malfeasance has been akin to rolling out the red carpet for the jihadists.

Are YOU a Terrorist?

If you don’t agree with Joe Biden, you might be a terrorist!

Will Liberty Win Out Over Mask Mandates?

Biden picks a fight with several governors over masking in schools.

CDC: Vaccinate Even if Naturally Immune

The question is whether the science behind this pronouncement is sound.

Harris Hides While Biden Bumbles

Our nation’s first female vice president seems really reluctant to lend her boss a helping hand.

Reversing Brown v. Board: Anti-White Racism in Action

An Atlanta school allegedly segregated classrooms, but a brave black parent stands up.

Is School Choice Racist?

That’s what the Chicago Teachers Union asserts, even though minorities support it.

Parents Increasingly Fight for Control

Bad policies from school boards have had at least one unintended good effect.

Don’t Skimp on the Defense Budget

Especially given the Afghanistan debacle, now isn’t the time for cuts.

15 Million Reasons to Ban Mail-In Voting

The fewer restrictions, the easier it is for Democrats to cheat.


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“Biden successfully emboldened our enemies and betrayed our allies in one reckless decision. And he still has the nerve to say he has no regrets.” —Nikki Haley

“From The Patriot Post (patriotpost.us)”

21 Aug 2021 News Briefing


US exempts Kabul evacuees from COVID tests
Amid the chaos and confusion at the airport, the United States said it had taken at least one step to ease requirements for those seeking to leave: COVID-19 tests. Although Afghanistan had been a hotspot for the coronavirus pandemic, the State Department said Thursday that evacuees are not required to get a negative COVID-19 result to travel.

Mainstream Media Finally Gives A Platform To Scientists Speaking Out Against Biden’s Push For Booster Jabs
At this point, it probably shouldn’t come as a surprise that the Biden Administration plan to provide COVID-19 booster shots before the FDA even has a chance to sign off isn’t actually based on any actual “science”. And some of the mainstream scientists are starting to speak up about it, opening themselves up to the possibility that their posts might be purged by Big Tech “misinformation” censors.

FBI Shoots Down Dem ‘Conspiracy Theory’ That Jan. 6 Capitol Riot Was Pre-Planned
Democratic leaders, including – most notably – Nancy Pelosi refuse to let go of the notion that the Jan. 6 “attack” on the Capitol was a terror attack on par with 9/11 or the Pulse nightclub shootings. Why? Because, they claim, the whole seige was planned and perpetrated by shadowy militia groups like the Oath Keepers, working in concert with Republican lawmakers. the FBI has apparently determined that there’s “scant evidence” to suggest that the events of Jan. 6 resulted from an “organized plot”, according to a scoop published by Reuters.

Arizona Dems Panic Over Upcoming Election Audit Results, Issue Preemptive Rebuttal
Democratic officials in Arizona are sweating over the upcoming results of the 2020 election audit, and have launched a pair of preemptive strikes against a report that could come as soon as next week …

Media Turns On Biden: “Why Do You Continue To Trust The Taliban Mr. President?”
Biden took a few questions from pre-selected reporters and the tension was very evident as they did not offer the normal softball question, focusing explicitly on the fact that Americans and SIVs were unable to get to the airport to which the president claimed no knowledge, only to backtrack when called on that lie.

Israeli Submarines Play Bigger Role as Shadow War With Iran Escalates
“We are operating right under the enemy’s feet,” say Israel Navy officials. Few will dispute that the Air Force is the jewel in the Israeli military crown. But there’s another section of the IDF that is playing an increasingly critical role amid shifting geo-political realities and a mounting “shadow war” with Iran, and that is Israel’s submarine fleet.

Tiny human brain grown in lab has eye-like structures that ‘see’ light
Small blobs of human brain grown in a dish have been coaxed into forming rudimentary eyes, which respond to light by sending signals to the rest of the brain tissue.

Tesla is building an AI humanoid robot called Optimus, says Elon Musk
The robot, referred to as Optimus by those inside the company, will be 173 centimetres tall and weigh 57 kilograms. Its body will be powered by 40 electromechanical actuators and its face will feature a screen display. Optimus will be able to carry a cargo of up to 20 kilograms, and Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk claims that a working prototype will be ready next year.

Blinken was warned of rapid Taliban takeover in July
US diplomats sent a cable last month warning Secretary of State Antony Blinken of the potential fall of Kabul to the Taliban as US troops withdrew.

Israel lifts restriction on gay men donating blood
Until Thursday, men seeking to donate blood in Israel were asked whether they had same-sex relations in the past 12 months, a category that would disqualify them from giving. Now the questionnaire inquires whether a prospective donor has had “high risk sexual relations with a new partner or partners” in the past three months, using gender neutral wording.

Syrian media: Israeli missile strike hits near Damascus
The Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported that an alleged Israeli missile strike hit near Damascus on Thursday night. The media cited a Syrian army source as saying that air defenses intercepted several Israeli missiles. Lebanese media outlets had reported low-flying Israeli jets above Beirut just prior to the attack.

Hurricane “Grace” strengthening on its way toward mainland Mexico
Hurricane “Grace” is strengthening on its way toward mainland Mexico. A Hurricane Warning is in effect for the coast of mainland Mexico from north of Cabo Rojo to Barra del Tordo. Landfall is expected within the warning area this evening or tonight, August 21, 2021 — preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to competition.

Severe floods hit Gävle after two months’ worth of rain overnight, Sweden
Record-breaking rain hit the Swedish city of Gävle in Gästrikland Region on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 17 and 18, 2021, leaving hundreds of homes and vehicles flooded and prompting authorities to close schools and issue stay-at-home warnings.

215,000 join fifth week of protests against France’s COVID-19 vaccine passport mandate, which now blocks access to grocery stores
Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets across France for the fifth straight week to demonstrate against the government’s coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine passport mandate.

Taliban seized billions worth of US weapons in Afghanistan… was it all staged on purpose?
The Taliban now has its hands on billions of dollars worth of U.S. weaponry following the quick collapse of Afghan security forces trained to use the military equipment.

Washington makes COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for employment in schools, targeting all teachers and staffers
Washington is now rolling out what may be the strictest school vaccine mandate in the United States. The new measure requires all teachers and school staff to be fully vaccinated against the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) by Oct. 18 as a condition for employment.

Coronavirus cases spike in highly vaccinated Israel but drop in unvaccinated Palestine
The Middle Eastern states of Israel and Palestine show contrasting figures in both vaccination rates and case counts amid the ongoing pandemic. Israel recently saw a massive spike in Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases despite three-fifths of its population being vaccinated. Meanwhile, Palestine saw its COVID-19 cases drop even though more than 90 percent of its population remains unvaccinated.

Australian politician develops Bell’s palsy, “droopy eye” on live television while taking covid vaccine
Just as a Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) “vaccine” needle was being plunged into his arm while on live television, New South Wales (Australia) Customer Service Minister Victor Dominello developed Bell’s palsy, complete with a visibly “droopy eye.”

UW Medicine DENIES life-saving heart transplant to patient because he won’t take heart-damaging COVID vaccines
After a year and half of refusing efficacious treatment to COVID patients, the University of Washington Medical Center refuses to perform life-saving operations if the patient is not vaccinated with COVID spike proteins. UW Medicine is currently denying a 64-year-old patient a life-saving heart transplant because he won’t take the experimental vaccine protocol. He has been waiting for this transplant for the past two and half years.

Australia going full Soviet over COVID-19: Govt. officials now encouraging citizens to rat out neighbors who are having friendly conversations
As we’ve been reporting, Western leaders are proving that deep down, they are really tyrants just like the authoritarian regimes they claim to oppose, as we are increasingly seeing in the age of COVID-19.

US Troops Carried Out Operation to Rescue 169 Americans in Kabul
American troops left the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, this week and rescued 169 Americans, officials said Friday. The operation took place on Wednesday or Thursday, President Joe Biden said while answering questions at the White House.

Nurses and hospital workers – considered heroes during vaccine-less COVID pandemic – now being fired by healthcare Nazis over refusal to get the jab As the Biden regime and Democrat drones around the country continue to implement COVID-19 vaccination mandates, more and more Americans are rising up and saying ‘no,’ and that includes health care professionals like highly skilled, highly experienced nurses.

CDC panicking over covid vaccine failure, pushes third “booster” shot even as public grows wise to the scam
The federal government is pitching a fit over the latest data showing that Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) “vaccines” are failing big time.

Did The People Who Actually Run Our Government Use Joe Biden’s Mental Condition As A Cover To Intentionally Surrender Afghanistan To The Taliban?
You’re traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That’s the signpost up ahead – your next stop,  the Biden White House. Afghanistan intentionally surrendered to the Taliban using Biden’s dementia? Let’s see

Gavin Newsom Cheating In Recall Election With Votes Visible Through Envelope
Gavin Newsom is cheating in the California recall election… ‘Votes are visible through the envelope’.

MSNBC becomes Taliban propaganda network as reporter applauds ‘peaceful’ military takeover of Afghanistan
Now that nearly two decades’ worth of American military might, money and manpower have effectively been squandered in just days because of President Joe Biden’s sudden withdrawal from Afghanistan, the media is desperate to cover for him.

Joe Biden: Wanted for Dereliction of Duty, Treason and Election Fraud! Who Will Carry Out the Rule of Law?
I recently texted a present Federal LEO who has been in country as a contractor and a service man. I told him, I was receiving information from known sources that AMERICAN contractors trapped behind enemy lines, were using their Sat phones to beg for help and rescue and that these pleas were being ignored by the Biden administration. I asked this well-informed person and he said he was aware of the situation. He responded with a one-word answer “Yes”!

Source: https://www.raptureready.com/2021/08/21/21-aug-2021/

Biden assures everyone that ‘no one’s being killed’ in AfghanistanPosted: 21 Aug 2021 07:01 AM PDTOPINION (ETH) – President Biden in an interview with ABC that aired Thursday said “no one’s being killed” in Afghanistan despite reports of at least seven deaths amid the chaos at Kabul’s airport and of Taliban beating people on their way to the airport, as he defended his handling of the American withdrawal from the country.According to Fox News, Biden further told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that intelligence did not indicate the Afghan government would quickly collapse – despite reports that’s exactly what the intelligence said.Continue reading Biden assures everyone that ‘no one’s being killed’ in Afghanistan at End Time Headlines.
Authorities are airlifting water for animals to keep them from dying in the midst of historic droughtPosted: 21 Aug 2021 06:53 AM PDT(ETH) – According to a report from VOX, The 20-plus-year drought in the American West hit a new extreme this week as the US government declared a water shortage on the Colorado River for the first time in history.The flow of the river, which shaped the Grand Canyon and cuts through seven western states, has fallen by 20 percent over the past century. It feeds the nation’s largest human-made reservoir, Lake Mead, which has also sunk to a record low.Continue reading Authorities are airlifting water for animals to keep them from dying in the midst of historic drought at End Time Headlines.
Orlando mayor urges water limits because of Liquid oxygen shortage, Outbreak shuts entire police force in Illinois…Posted: 20 Aug 2021 06:54 PM PDT(ETH) – On Friday afternoon, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Orlando Utilities Commission Chief Customer and Marketing Officer Linda Ferrone held a news conference.According to a report from WESH2 News,  they stated: “Due to the continued surge of COVID-19, nationally and in the City of Orlando, OUC is experiencing an unprecedented event and needs the community’s assistance.” Dyer explained that many COVID-19 patients require liquid oxygen for their treatment, helping them breathe easier.Continue reading Orlando mayor urges water limits because of Liquid oxygen shortage, Outbreak shuts entire police force in Illinois… at End Time Headlines.
GAME CHANGER: Full FDA approval of PFIZER as early as Monday…Will others follow?Posted: 20 Aug 2021 06:22 PM PDT(ETH) – The Food and Drug Administration is on track to approve Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine for adults as soon as next week, three people with knowledge of the matter told POLITICO.The long-anticipated announcement would make Pfizer’s Covid-19 shot the first to receive full licensure from the federal government, a milestone in the nation’s year-and-a-half pandemic battle. It would also come as the Biden administration grapples with a resurgence of infections fueled by the Delta variant — a worsening situation that has prompted a redoubling of efforts to vaccinate the roughly 85 million Americans who have yet to get a shot.Continue reading GAME CHANGER: Full FDA approval of PFIZER as early as Monday…Will others follow? at End Time Headlines.
What’s happening now is going to change everything!Posted: 20 Aug 2021 03:20 PM PDT(OPINION) Michael Snyder – It may take a long time, but the truth comes out eventually.  New information that the CDC has just released is going to radically change how Americans view this pandemic.Up until now, most people had assumed that the vaccines would give them permanent immunity and that they would be able to go back to their normal lives as a result.  But now the CDC is telling the public exactly what I was telling my readers a year ago. Continue reading What’s happening now is going to change everything! at End Time Headlines.
India just gave emergency approval for the world’s first “COVID-19 DNA Vaccine”Posted: 20 Aug 2021 01:56 PM PDT(ETH) – India’s drug regulator has granted emergency use approval for Zydus Cadila’s COVID-19 vaccine, the world’s first DNA shot against the coronavirus, in adults and children aged 12 years and above.According to Reuters, The approval gives a boost to India’s vaccination program, which aims to inoculate all eligible adults by December, and will provide the first shot for those under 18, as the country still struggles to contain the virus spread in some states.Continue reading India just gave emergency approval for the world’s first “COVID-19 DNA Vaccine” at End Time Headlines.

Discernment Week: Wrap-up

The End Time

By Elizabeth Prata

Here on The End Time I spent the last week writing and podcasting about discernment. I did my best to show what discernment is; both the gift some possess and the training up in that we all should do. I showed how discernment operates in the church, and gave some examples of people who do discernment well. Discernment is biblical wisdom applied in order to test what is good and hold onto it.

Here are all the essays:

Discernment Week #1- What is discernment and why do we need it?

Discernment week #2- How to Train in Discernment

Discernment week #3- Discernment isn’t easy and most times, you won’t be thanked

Discernment week #4- Who Does Discernment Well? Some Great Examples

Discernment week #5- God Takes Away Discernment


The End Time- This is why we don’t EVER ‘eat the meat and spit out the bones’

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William Lane Craig lectures on the evidence for the resurrection of Jesus


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Here is Dr. William Lane Craig giving a long-form argument for the historical event of the resurrection of Jesus, and taking questions from the audience.

The speaker introduction goes for 6 minutes, then Dr. Craig speaks for 35 minutes, then it’s a period of questions and answers with the audience. The total length is 93 minutes, so quite a long period of Q&A. The questions in the Q&A period are quite good.


  • Many people who are willing to accept God’s existence are not willing to accept the God of Christianity
  • Christians need to be ready to show that Jesus rose from the dead as a historical event
  • Private faith is fine for individuals, but when dealing with the public you have to have evidence
  • When making the case, you cannot assume that your audience accepts the Bible…

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A Minimal Case for COVID vaccination

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‘This is the worst day by far’ – thousands continue to crowd Kabul’s airport in attempt to flee

Sky’s Stuart Ramsay says the situation at Kabul’s airport is “utterly horrendous” as thousands of people continue to crowd in an attempt to flee Afghanistan, adding there is an “almost continuous” plea for medics as people are crushed in the chaos.

Source: ‘This is the worst day by far’ – thousands continue to crowd Kabul’s airport in attempt to flee

Why did the Afghan army crumble so easily against the Taliban? [DEBATE]

While Afghan nationals rally across parts of the country showing resistance to the Taliban, questions are still being asked, as to how the terror group was able to simply sweep the Afghan army aside. RT debates the issue!

Source: Why did the Afghan army crumble so easily against the Taliban? [DEBATE]

Ex-Trump aide lays out Afghan withdrawal plan that Biden scrapped | Just The News

Trump’s overarching theme was a conditions-based withdrawal from Afghanistan, Kash Patel says.

The Biden administration ignored or jettisoned carefully designed plans to withdraw from Afghanistan, with the result being chaos and bedlam, a former national security official to President Donald Trump said.

“I don’t even know that anyone could have made this awful scenario up,” former National Security Council Senior Director Kash Patel told Just the News. “It’s literally worse than you could possibly conjure.”

Patel, who handled the Pentagon transition to Biden’s team as chief of staff to Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller, made his remarks while appearing Thursday on the John Solomon Reports podcast.

The Biden team has failed to prepare for evacuating American citizens and Afghans who helped the U.S. government, Patel said, and has allowed other important issues to founder.

“There’s no plan to secure our weaponry or machinery, we’re just giving it over to terrorists,” Patel said. “And there’s no plan to secure a Kabul International Airport so that at least flights can get in and out.”

Careful plans, though, already were laid out by the Trump administration, and were offered to Team Biden, Patel said.

The overarching theme was a conditions-based withdrawal, whereby the U.S. military would leave Afghanistan in increments if the Taliban met clear conditions, according to Patel. Among other things, the Taliban were required to reject and repudiate Al Qaeda, and would have to negotiate in good faith. The U.S. would also maintain a special operations contingent in place, and would retain the capacity to launch air strikes under specific circumstances.

The Trump plan included retaining control of Bagram Air Base until all Americans were withdrawn from Afghanistan. A large, sprawling site, Bagram has multiple airfields and other facilities that safely can handle significant amounts of traffic and also host a large population.

Handing control of Bagram to Afghanistan set up the sequence of events that saw the Taliban seize the facility, Patel said.

“We would not have ever relinquished control of Bagram Airfield, because that is our command and control node for the entire region,” Patel said. “And that’s where we would fly in and out securely.”

Bagram also was home to a prison where the U.S. held accused terrorists who were set to be prosecuted. Among them were alleged senior Al Qaeda operatives. The Taliban released thousands of prisoners who were considered to be a high threat to the West.

The U.S. never planned simply to release those prisoners.

“We were working with allies and partners to prosecute them either in America or prosecute them in their home countries of origin as we successfully did under President Trump,” Patel said. The prosecutions take time, he said. “We had a plan in place and we were doing it. Releasing terrorists is never an option. It was never an option under President Trump,” Patel said.

The overall arrangement under Trump included a robust air presence, with armed and unarmed aircraft and drones to collect intelligence or launch air strikes. That plan, too, appears to have been jettisoned, the former security official said.

In a war zone, the U.S. always is ready to enact pre-established procedures to evacuate Americans, their local allies, and their families. The situation in Kabul, particularly at the airport, where humanitarian crises were on full display, stems from a lack of proper planning, Patel said.

“The only way you are surprised by this sort of situation is if you don’t plan for it, if you don’t prepare for it,” he said.

“We lost not one American casualty under President Trump’s conditions based withdrawal. Look at the chaos and death that is occurring now under Biden’s [so-called] plan for Afghanistan.”

People on the ground inside Kabul and the airport told Just the News on Thursday that the situation continues to be both chaotic and dangerous.

Source: Ex-Trump aide lays out Afghan withdrawal plan that Biden scrapped

9/11’s heartbreaking cancer toll after 20 years: 24K cases, over 1,500 deaths

The number of cancers among Ground Zero responders and others who lived, worked or went to school near the World Trade Center has risen to 23,710, health officials say.

Source: 9/11’s heartbreaking cancer toll after 20 years: 24K cases, over 1,500 deaths

Ex-Navy SEAL who killed bin Laden says Biden is a ‘disaster’ and should be impeached: ‘This president surrendered to the Taliban’ — Conservative Review

Former Navy SEAL Robert O’Neill, who has been credited as the person who killed Osama Bin Laden in a 2011 raid, blasted how President Joe Biden is handling the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, and called for him to be impeached. O’Neill believes the withdrawal has been such a disaster that he demanded the resignation of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley.

During a Fox News interview, O’Neill obliterated Biden for his foreign policy decisions in Afghanistan, especially in the country’s capital of Kabul.

“We were pretty good for the past four and a half years at impeaching a president for no reason,” O’Neill said, referring to the impeachment of former President Donald Trump. “If anything deserves an impeachment, it’s right now, because we don’t do this. We don’t ask the enemy for permission. We go in there. We crush them. We win every single time, and then we leave with our people.”

O’Neill was particularly peeved that Biden or the military generals haven’t ordered U.S. forces to enter the city of Kabul to extract Americans.

“Look, I don’t want to be in charge, but if I was, oh, I want to get the Americans? Cool. Give me nine guys,” O’Neill said on Friday’s cable TV appearance. “I’m going to walk through the streets and I’m going to kill everyone I see and I’m gonna grab the Americans. It is not difficult. But we have these people who are in charge that are a disgrace. I’m amazed that there hasn’t been at least 30 generals and admirals that haven’t resigned or been fired today.”

“Every veteran, Marine, Airman, and Navy SEAL, Coast Guardsmen, everyone I’ve talked to today, all they tell me is they feel gross,” O’Neill continued. “And that’s how you should feel, you should feel gross. We don’t ask the Taliban permission. You know what we do? We kick their ass. That’s it.”

“I’m very, very angry because over 400 combat missions in so many different fields of combat, I have never once lost a fight,” the ex-SEAL said. “My team has never lost a fight. I don’t know any Marine who’s lost a fight, and that includes the Taliban,” he continued. “When we meet them face to face, we crush them.”

“It’s infuriating that I have to talk to my combat veteran friends that fought for so many years, and they’re wondering why, why do we fight? For these people that just hid there until we elected people in suits that can’t do anything,” O’Neill stated. “And then they surrender? Are you kidding me? This president surrendered to the Taliban. Does it get any more embarrassing? Should I not be embarrassed as an American right now, wondering what I fought for?”

O’Neill noted that “we have people that can handle” the Afghanistan withdrawal, but bashed current politicians, “Democrats and Republicans,” who all they do is “talk, talk, talk” to get re-elected.

Robert O’Neill: Joe Biden needs to be impeached for what he has done in Afghanistan. https://t.co/pkv95RLSv2— Jason Rantz on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) 1629509205.0

Earlier this week, O’Neill slammed Biden as a “disaster,” and asked if “anyone in the media gonna hold this administration responsible?”

Of the Afghanistan evacuation, O’Neill commented, “This is the worst loss in American history. Our most popular president has vanished. Prove me wrong.”

The former Navy SEAL asked, “Have any of our generals and admirals resigned out of disgrace yet?” He also called for Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley to resign. O’Neill tweeted, “There are Afghans falling to their deaths off of our retreating aircraft. Has @thejointstaff resigned yet?”

He mentioned on Twitter that “Brits, French and German troops are getting their people out.” He asked the European nations to “please grab some of our folks” in Kabul because “the United States doesn’t have the stones” to rescue them.

The U.S. has confined its evacuation plans to only Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport. There have been mixed messages about why the U.S. military doesn’t venture into Kabul. Biden claims Americans have safe access to the airport, but the U.S. embassy in Afghanistan warned Americans not to travel to the Kabul airport because there were security concerns.

This week, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said the U.S. does not have “the capability to go out and collect large numbers of people.”

Meanwhile, there are reports that Britain, France, and Germany are conducting missions in Kabul to rescue their citizens and allies.

Ex-Navy SEAL who killed bin Laden says Biden is a ‘disaster’ and should be impeached: ‘This president surrendered to the Taliban’ — Conservative Review

BIDEN EFFECT: ISIS Threat Against Americans Forces US Military to Change Evacuations at Kabul Airport: AP — The Gateway Pundit

On Saturday the Biden administration warned Americans trapped in Afghanistan of potential security threats and not to travel to the Kabul Airport.

Shortly after the US embassy sent out the warning to Americans, the Associated Press received word of a potential ISIS threat against Americans.

The US military is being forced to develop new ways to safely get Americans to Kabul airport.

The UK, France and Germany knew they had to move quickly to extract their countrymen so they sent special forces to rescue their citizens trapped outside of Kabul airport a few days ago.

Meanwhile, Dementia Joe told the US military to stand down and rely on the Taliban for safe passage to the airport.

Now tens of thousands of Americans who are stuck behind enemy lines are dealing with a potential ISIS threat.

The Associated Press reported:

Potential Islamic State threats against Americans in Afghanistan are forcing the U.S. military to develop new ways to get evacuees to the airport in Kabul, a senior U.S. official said Saturday, adding a new complication to the already chaotic efforts to get people out of the country after its swift fall to the Taliban.

The official said that small groups of Americans and possibly other civilians will be given specific instructions on what to do, including movement to transit points where they can be gathered up by the military. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss military operations.

Less than 24 hours ago, Joe Biden said there was no threat to Americans who were trying to get to the airport.

On Friday bumbling Joe Biden lied to the American public saying, “We have no indication that they haven’t been able to get in Kabul through the airport. We made an agreement with the Taliban.
So far they’ve allowed them to go through.”

BIDEN EFFECT: ISIS Threat Against Americans Forces US Military to Change Evacuations at Kabul Airport: AP — The Gateway Pundit