Japan discovers “magnetic” substance in Pfizer covid vaccines; journalists start DYING from the vax they pushed


SEE: https://www.naturalnews.com/2021-08-27-japan-discovers-magnetic-substance-in-pfizer-covid-vaccines-journalists-start-dying.html;

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(Natural News) We have turned the corner on the vaccine debate. The Pfizer vaccine is rapidly failing, and now most infections, hospitalizations, and deaths are occurring among the “fully vaccinated.” Journalists who promoted vaccines are literally dying from those same vaccines, and a bombshell new study reveals that natural immunity offers approximately 13 times better protection against the “Delta” variant than vaccine-induced immunity.

Japan, meanwhile, has discovered a contaminant affecting millions of doses across hundreds of vaccine injection sites there, and a health ministry official describes the contaminant as “magnetic” and “possibly metal.” This means people are, in fact, being injected with substances that respond to magnets, which obviously explains why covid vaccines are allowing magnets to stick to peoples’ bodies.

From The Epoch Times:

Japan announced on Aug. 26 that it’s suspending the use of about 1.63 million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine due to reports of contamination.

“It’s a substance that reacts to magnets … it could be metal,” a ministry official reportedly said, according to Nikkei Asia.

Nikkei Asia further reports:

Takeda Pharmaceutical handles distribution of the U.S.-developed Moderna vaccine in Japan.

Nasdaq-listed Moderna confirmed receiving “several complaints of particulate matter” in vaccine vials distributed in Japan but said it had found “no safety or efficacy issues” related to these reports.

You read that correctly. There’s some sort of magnetic, possibly metallic contamination in the vaccines, but the vaccine manufacturer claims there are “no safety or efficacy issues.”

What else are they going to say? That the vaccines are dosed up with graphene oxide which responds to magnets and external electromagnetic fields? That would give away the whole agenda if such a truth were acknowledged.

The message to Japanese health officials is clear: Stop looking at the vials! Just inject your people and do as you’re told!

BBC journalist List Shaw confirmed to have been killed by vaccine-induced clotting in the brain

We always knew that journalists who have been pimping for the vaccine industry would begin to be killed by those very same vaccines. It makes you wonder how anyone can even call themselves a “journalist” if they aren’t willing to ask questions of the vaccine establishment. By definition, you’re not really a journalist if you express blind faith in the very institutions you’re supposed to be keeping in check. Then again, today’s “news” industry has nothing to do with journalism. They’re mostly just the propaganda arm of Big Pharma and the CIA.

In the UK, BBC journalist Lisa Shaw is now confirmed to have been killed by blood clots caused by the AstraZeneca vaccine, confirms The Guardian (UK):

An award-winning BBC radio presenter died as a result of complications from the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, a coroner has concluded.

Lisa Shaw, who worked for BBC Radio Newcastle, died at the city’s Royal Victoria Infirmary in May, a little more than three weeks after her first dose of the vaccine developed by academics at the University of Oxford.

The inquest heard that Shaw, 44, had been admitted to hospital after doctors investigating her complaints of headaches found she had suffered a brain hemorrhage.

The reason people suffer headaches after taking these “clot shots” is because blood clots block the brain blood vessels that normally supply blood to the brain. Since the heart is still pumping, pressure builds up behind the blood clot. In some people, this results in a “blowout” of the blood vessel or a “blood-brain bleed” / brain hemorrhage. As The Guardian reports, “She was transferred to the Royal Victoria Infirmary where she received a number of treatments, including cutting away part of her skull to relieve the pressure on her brain, but despite those efforts, she died on 21 May.”

I’m quite certain that “cutting away part of your skull” was never mentioned to Shaw as a possible side effect of taking the vaccine. How many vaccine recipients have undergone emergency brain surgery around the world? These reports are shockingly common, and it’s obvious why: The “clot shot” causes blood clots that block the blood supply to the brain, heart, skin, and other organs. This is also why covid vaccine shots are causing skin to die and rot off the faces and bodies of some people. This condition, also known as “whole-body skin peeling,” is often misdiagnosed as a burn, so many of the vaccine victims whose skin is “rotting” off are never recorded as vaccine injuries.

Journalists who are nearly killed by vaccines keep promoting them… because they’re victims of Stockholm Syndrome

Some journalists who are not yet dead but injured by the vaccine somehow remain wholly brainwashed to keep pushing the vax propaganda. Yahoo Australia reports on a pro-vaccine journalist who obviously was almost killed by the vaccine, yet still somehow believes doctors when they tell him they hope his intense pain will fade away on its own. From that story:

“Nearing the end of the second week my heart started to race, I was getting pins and needles in the arms, extreme fatigue and a very strange sensation of dizziness,” he wrote.

“I took Nurofen, and I kept working.”

By the end of the third week after his vaccination though, Mr. Hitchcock said he had gotten “steadily worse”.

“Sharp chest pain — cold shivers and chills — and the dizziness were intense,” he said.

“25 days after the shot and probably a little late to hospital — but here I am — diagnosed with pericarditis — or inflammation of the heart due to the Pfizer vaccine.”

… it’s going to take some time getting used to the constant pain – which they hope will eventually go away.

What’s interesting in all this is how there even appears to be self-censorship by this journalist, who appears to be a victim of Stockholm Syndrome where he remains loyal to the very people who are trying to kill him. That last sentence, “it’s going to take some time getting used to the constant pain – which they hope will eventually go away,” appears to have been removed from his Instagram post. Perhaps he was threatened with being fired if he admitted the vaccine is causing “constant pain.”

Over the next year, we’re going to see a WAVE OF DEATHS among journalists, doctors, and pharmacists who all pushed the vaccine with deliberate lies

What’s worth noting in all this is that vaccine deaths and injuries among journalists, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, bureaucrats, and others who pushed vaccines are going to skyrocket over the next few months. With fully-vaccinated people now 13 times more likely to be injured, hospitalized, or killed by the “Delta” variant compared to those with natural immunity, it’s not difficult to do the math on all this: The coming wave of deaths will be among the vaccinated themselves, many of whom were also propagandists for the vaccine industry (Karma sure is a bitch.)

This doesn’t even consider the Antibody-Dependent Enhancement effect that many health experts predict will kick in during the coming winter flu season. If that phenomenon takes hold, we could see literally millions of post-vaccine deaths over the next 1-3 years, most likely taking place during traditional flu seasons.

A lot of mainstream journalists, you see — both conservative and leftist — are not merely unethical enough to push poisons onto other people; they’re also stupid enough to take those poisons themselves (while the informed globalists are taking saline injections because they’re not fools). The result is simple cause and effect: If you inject yourself with a toxic biological weapon that causes systemic blood clotting, you should not be surprised to discover that your body is filled with blood clots. Nor should you be surprised to plummet to the ground if you step off a tall building, since media propaganda — no matter how intense — still can’t change the laws of physics (or biochemistry).

Those who push the poison will die by the poison.

For those propagandists who pushed vaccines and ended up killing themselves, their lies won’t be missed, and they are instantly replaceable anyway since they mostly just read teleprompter scripts authored by the CIA and Big Pharma lobbyists. It’s not just that they’re dead, it’s that their entire lives were dedicated to harming others and making sure no one had access to the truth about vaccines, nutrition, vitamin D, Ivermectin, and so on.

Get full details on all this in today’s Situation Update podcast, which pulls no punches reporting the truth about all this:


Criminal Negligence: CENTCOM Commander General Kenneth Frank McKenzie Jr. (USMC) is responsible for the deaths of men America entrusted to his care


SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/08/criminal-negligence;

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Like the generals who came before him, CENTCOM Commander General Kenneth Frank McKenzie Jr. (USMC) is responsible for the deaths of men America entrusted to his care because he made an affirmative decision not to know and understand his enemy.

His decision not to do basic due diligence to KNOW THE ENEMY is unprofessional. When people die because of a person’s unprofessional conduct, the law calls that “Criminal Negligence.”

We put doctors and lawyers in jail for that.

Today, 10 Marines, 2 U.S. Army soldiers, and 1 Navy corpsman are among the 73 dead in a martyrdom attack by jihadis in Kabul, Afghanistan.

General McKenzie, like most people in the U.S. national security apparatus, made an affirmative decision to never read/understand any Islamic law/sharia despite the fact 100% of the people killing Americans across the globe tell us they are “Muslims waging jihad in the cause of Allah” to establish a “caliphate under Allah’s divine law/sharia.”


TOGETHER WITH THE UK, Biden Will Fund Taliban Through ‘Humanitarian Aid’


SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/08/biden-will-fund-taliban-through-humanitarian-aid;

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On August 17, I asked, “How Long Until Biden Starts Funding the Taliban?”

Read between the lines and you understand that we’re going to be enabling the funding of terrorism. As Churchill once said, “it’s just a matter of the price.”

But we’ll be deep in it before long via the “humanitarian aid” channels.

Despite all the assurances, the money will end up in the hands of the Taliban and help shore up their rule.

Understand that this is not a question of ‘if’ this will happen, but when.

Aid groups will function under the Taliban, they will pay protection money to them (while swearing up and down on a stack of Das Kapitals that they’re not) and we’ll end up funding them.

On August 20, I elaborated how this would work.

Maintaining a humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan will lead to a flow of foreign aid to the Taliban.

Western nations, faced with the threat of millions of migrants showing up on their doorsteps, will be happy, after a few initial protests, to pay off the Taliban, overtly or covertly, to slow the flood. While the aid organizations swear up and down that none of the money is going to the Taliban, it is impossible to operate in a terror state without paying protection money to the terrorists.

Doing any kind of business in Afghanistan will mean doing business with the Taliban.

The Biden administration isn’t waiting anywhere near that long. It’s official, “humanitarian aid” will keep flowing to the Taliban.

The United States is taking steps to allow humanitarian work to continue in Afghanistan despite U.S. sanctions on the Taliban, which seized power 11 days ago.

A U.S. Treasury Department official said President Joe Biden’s administration has contacted humanitarian partners in Afghanistan in recent days about their continued ability to provide aid.

“We are taking steps to allow for humanitarian aid to continue in a way that benefits the Afghan people,” the official said, adding that Biden discussed the humanitarian assistance with fellow G7 leaders.

U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said on Thursday that all countries must ensure that any sanctions or counterterrorism measures comply with international humanitarian and rights law, and do not impede the impartial humanitarian activities.

The Taliban have said they will respect human rights and will not allow terrorists to operate from the country. The group has also encouraged aid organizations to continue their work, saying aid was welcome as long as it was not used as a means of political influence over Afghanistan.

Aid is also a means of putting money in the pockets of the Taliban.

Aid groups operating in areas controlled by terrorists pay them protection money, provide them with supplies for their fighters and supporters, or do business with them in various ways.

We know that the Taliban were already doing it.

The Taliban in Afghanistan are becoming what one think-tank calls a “government in waiting,” taxing individuals in the provinces and extending a kind of regulatory jurisdiction over medical clinics and other public institutions.

Now they are attempting to tax and control the activities of NGOs, including international aid agencies…

This past spring, Taliban representatives, not just in Kandahar but also around the country, began asking demining and other NGOs to register with their own NGO commission, and to share the details of the finances of their projects…

In November, the UN’s Office for Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs said in its weekly report that, “There is increasing evidence that in different parts of the country demands by NSAGs (non-state armed groups) for illegal taxation from humanitarian agencies are becoming more formalized. Such demands violate humanitarian principles and cause delays in responding to life-saving needs of the affected people.”

Affected NGOs did not want to speak on the record for fear of Taliban retaliation against their workers, but they paint a picture of the Taliban increasing their influence over health clinics and schools as well as attempting to “tax” NGOs.

The extent of Taliban taxation and monitoring of NGOs varies, says one worker. Their own organization isn’t hassled that much because one of their managers has longstanding ties with the Taliban leadership, the worker said. Other NGOs have reportedly purchased equipment for Taliban medical clinics, or hired workers suggested by the Taliban.

Some NGOs say they are struggling to come up with a strategy for working in Taliban-controlled areas. Most government funding comes with rules that should prevent money from going to the Taliban or other anti-government groups.

That’s not a problem though because the Taliban, like other Jihadist groups, including Hamas, have sophisticated strategies for milking NGOs.

You can track if payments are going directly to the Taliban, but tracking the vendors that provide medical equipment and then make payoffs to the Taliban, or how many of the workers are actually Taliban people, is a mostly hopeless task.

And now that the Taliban are in charge, that kind of tracking won’t happen.

Even though the media reported on this two years ago, it will suppress any such concerns now, and insist vocally that the need to stop famine and disease in Afghanistan is far more urgent than preventing the Taliban from taxing aid groups.

And the Biden administration will fund the Taliban.

Biden: ISIS-K Terror Threat So Great We Have To Leave Americans In Their Hands


SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/08/biden-isis-k-terror-threat-so-great-we-have-to-leave-americans-in-their-hands;

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Biden, the politician who ran on nation-building and an Afghan surge in 2007, has been lying and claiming that he was opposed to them from the first.

The withdrawal began with Biden claiming credit for finally making the decision to end the war, only to pivot to blaming President Trump when his withdrawal went wrong.

Biden began his withdrawal by claiming that the Islamic terrorists in Afghanistan had been defeated and there was no further need for a military presence.

Now he has pivoted over to arguing that he has to abandon thousands of Americans behind Taliban lines because the threat from ISIS-K, a local ISIS affiliate is too great.

A threat so great that 6,000 American military personnel can’t stand up to it, and that requires abandoning unknown numbers of Americans.

Biden has spent the retreat talking out of both sides of his mouth. But his rationale for abandoning Americans is particularly egregious.

The same totalitarian who militarized Washington D.C. and kicked off an extended military occupation of the capital to deal with an imaginary threat to his own person refuses to protect the Americans he betrayed and left in harm’s way.

The ISIS-K threat is so great that Biden just has to leave Americans in their hands.

U.S. Officials Gave Taliban a “Kill List” of Americans and Afghan Allies

U.S. officials gave the Taliban a list of U.S. citizens and Afghan allies so that Taliban jihadis would be able to help these people reach Kabul Airport safely. This list is now being described as a "kill list." David Wood discusses the issue.

For the Politico article quoted in this video ("U.S. officials provided Taliban with names of Americans, Afghan allies to evacuate"), click here: https://www.politico.com/news/2021/08...

Trump blasts Biden over weakening America and leaving allies behind~Real America’s Dan Ball W/ Congressman for Ohio’s 8th District & Veteran, Rep. Warren Davidson

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Leftists Urge Biden to Go Around Congress, Create New Gun Control Office


SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/leftists-urge-biden-to-go-around-congress-create-new-gun-control-office/;

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The gun-control lobby is growing impatient.

With major gun-control legislation yet to materialize and Biden’s nominee to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) stalled in the Senate, gun-control activists are calling on the Democrats to create a White House office.

In a letter addressed to Biden this week, four gun-control advocacy organizations lamented that Biden’s policies on firearms “fall significantly short of the promises you yourself made while running for the presidency.”

“Your administration is hard at work pursuing important priorities from infrastructure reform to reducing the disastrous impacts of climate change,” they wrote. “But with rising gun deaths and the heightened threat of armed political extremism, gun violence can no longer be seen as a back burner issue.”

The White House has nominated David Chipman to lead the ATF. As The New American has reported, Chipman has called for banning all “assault-type” weapons, including AR-15s. 

When pressed in the Senate to give a definition of assault weapons, Chipman replied, “Any semi-automatic rifle capable of accepting a detachable magazine above the caliber of .22, which would include the .223 which is largely, you know, the AR-15 round.”

Under such a definition, nearly every semi-automatic rifle would be banned — which is surely the aim of Chipman and Biden.

The prospective ATF head’s sordid record with regard to the Second Amendment has kept him from getting support from the few key Democrats needed to confirm, and thus his confirmation languishes in the Senate more than four months since he was nominated.

As a result, the gun-control activists who wrote to Biden urged him to establish a White House office led by an aide that does not need Senate confirmation, similar to Biden’s White House Office of Domestic Climate Policy. Additionally, they called on him to use the “bully pulpit” to sell gun control to the public and then push legislation through Congress.

Politico notes: 

The groups — Guns Down America; March for Our Lives, which formed after the Parkland, Fla., high school shooting in 2018; Newtown Action Alliance, created in the wake of the 2012 school shooting in Connecticut; and Survivors Empowered, established after the Aurora, Co. theater shooting in 2012 — are seeking a meeting with White House officials and vowed to continue to push Biden to live up to his campaign promises.

“The president promised bold action over and over again … but he’s not really using all of his powers to tackle the issue of gun violence,” said Zeenat Yahya, deputy policy director of March For Our Lives. “When he wants to get things done, he does it. We’ve seen the infrastructure proposals, the Covid relief plan.… So I think it’s really up to him to get moving on these things.”

Biden supporters are beginning to worry that Democrats could be hurt in the midterms next year if he does not show legislative results on some of the key issues he promised to deliver on, including gun control, immigration, and police reform.

“We went to bat for him during the 2020 elections because he put forth the strongest gun violence prevention platform in modern history.… We need the president to take action,” said Newtown Action Alliance chair Po Murray. “We want to be able to drive voter turnout on this and it’s going to be really challenging if we don’t have any wins.”

Earlier this year, Biden announced gun-control executive orders banning “ghost guns” and “pistol braces” and ordering the Justice Department to write model “red flag laws” so that it’s easier for states to adopt them.

On the campaign trail, Biden said he wanted to repeal the 2005 Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act. Doing so would make it easier for gun manufacturers to be held civilly liable for people who commit crimes with their products. Using that logic, should car manufacturers also be held responsible for all bodily and property damage made by irresponsible drivers?

He also affirmed a desire to “close the Hate Crime loophole” by enacting legislation prohibiting anyone “who has been convicted of a misdemeanor hate crime, or received an enhanced sentence for a misdemeanor because of hate or bias in its commission,” from purchasing or possessing a firearm.

Constitutionalists must see to it that Biden’s gun-control agenda goes nowhere.

Department of the Indefensible: Who Decided to Close Bagram Air Base and Why?


SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/bryan-preston/2021/08/27/department-of-the-indefensible-who-decided-to-close-bagram-air-base-and-why-n1473323;

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Closing Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan is clearly one of the most consequential decisions the Biden administration has made in Afghanistan. Bagram was the main base of operations in Afghanistan for going on 20 years. How did the decision to close it happen, and who made the call?

Just over a week ago, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Gen. Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, delivered a briefing on the situation in Afghanistan. Kabul had already fallen to the Taliban and U.S. forces were already surrounded at the Kabul airport, from which they were and still are trying to evacuate the thousands of American and allied people stranded in the country.

Bagram Air Base had already been abandoned. That decision had been made weeks, if not months, before Afghanistan’s fall. It formally went dark in the dead of night, with no warning given to our allies, on July 5, 2021. Abandoning Bagram meant ending intelligence and air support for the Afghan military, which proved to be consequential as the Taliban routed the military that the United States had spent 20 years building up.

During the briefing on August 18, a reporter asked Austin about the loss of U.S. aircraft to the Taliban, and Milley about that decision to close Bagram. Austin appeared to be stumped by the question but then proceeded to answer. Milley interrupted and then after Austin finished, defended the decision to close Bagram.

This wasn’t the first time Milley had publicly advocated for closing the vast U.S. airbase. In testimony before the House on June 23, 2021, Milley was asked whether keeping Bagram operational was possible. Milley chose not to answer that question. Instead, he said he didn’t need it. Fast forward to 1:10:30.

Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) asks Gen. Milley “Is it not possible to keep Bagram…Air Force Base?”

Milley replies: “Can I make a comment? So, a couple of quick comments here. On Bagram, it’s not necessary tactically, operationally, for what we’re gonna try to do here with Afghanistan. Consolidate on Kabul, with, in support of their government.”

And then Milley backed up and discussed the “momentum of the Taliban,” which by then was already considerable. They were taking territory across Afghanistan with little to no effective resistance. Milley sought to minimize the Taliban’s control, claiming that about 81 district centers were under their control out of 419 district centers throughout the country, and “There’s no provincial capital that is underneath the Taliban control, and there’s 34 of those.”

Gen. Milley clearly sought to do two things with his comment: defend the decision to abandon Bagram, which had not been enacted yet; and minimize the Taliban’s advances across Afghanistan. As the top military commander in the United States, his words carried considerable weight.

Put it another way: If Gen. Milley had said in that moment that the Taliban really was a threat to take over Afghanistan and that closing Bagram was a bad idea, Bagram probably would not have been closed. Milley did not say any of that.

At this point, it’s worth pointing something out: Lamborn’s question was not actually addressed to Gen. Milley. It was addressed to SecDef Lloyd Austin. Lamborn and Austin had been discussing the U.S. intent to help protect women and girls in Afghanistan after the military’s exit, and how the embassy would continue to function and provide programs to that end. But when Lamborn asked whether it was possible to keep Bagram, Milley stepped in.

He did the exact same thing during the August 18 briefing. The question was addressed to Austin, who whiffed, Milley interrupted, Austin then spoke but did not answer that question, and then Milley stepped up to defend the decision to close Bagram.

Does this signify a break between Gen. Milley, JCS Chairman, and his boss, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, on the decision to close Bagram before the evacuations were complete? It’s impossible to say at this point but the pattern of behavior is interesting. Milley clearly has the rationale for closing Bagram baked into his thinking. He believes it was the right call. Austin may or may not agree, he has not specifically said one way or the other in public.

In any case, Gen. Milley has publicly defended this decision twice. He owns it. It’s clear now, and was a week ago, and was evidently clear to Rep. Lamborn back in June, that closing Bagram was a dangerous and debatable call. Gen. Milley clearly believes closing Bagram was the right call. During the August 18 briefing, he explained it in terms of operational capability based on requirements coming from above — the White House.

“Securing Bagram is a significant level of military operating forces,” Milley says. “It would also require external support from the Afghan security forces. Our task, given to us at that time, the task was to protect the embassy,” Milley said. Biden gave the military that task.

Does this priority — defend the embassy even if it means abandoning the largest base in the country — suggest that the State Department has more of Biden’s ear and support than the Department of Defense, in a war zone? That would seem to be the case.

“If we were to keep both Bagram and the embassy going, that would be a significant number of military forces…that may have exceeded what we had, or stayed the same as what we had,” Milley continued. (Biden, recall, had declared his purpose to withdraw all 2,500 U.S. forces out of Afghanistan.) “So you had to collapse one or the other. And the decision was made, the proposal was made, from CENTCOM commander and the commander on the ground, Scottie Miller, to go ahead and collapse Bagram. That was all briefed and approved and we estimated that the risk of going out of KIA, or the risk of going out of Bagram, were about the same, so going out of KIA was the better tactical solution…in accordance with getting the troops down to a 600, 700 number.”

The decision chain looks like this: Gen. Austin “Scottie” Miller was the commander at Bagram. Based on Biden’s requirement to pull all U.S. forces out of Afghanistan by date certain, and with just 2,500 troops to work with no room for any additional deployments, and with the embassy as the priority over Bagram, Gen. Miller faced the task of planning for it. The Biden administration’s priority was the embassy, so Miller drafted a proposal to close Bagram and concentrate defensive forces on the embassy. His boss, CENTCOM Gen. Frank McKenzie, greenlit that plan, then it went to Washington, where Gen. Milley, SecDef Austin, and the Biden White House all were briefed and bought in. Bagram would close. The die was cast.

It’s baffling how any experienced military commander could rate using Bagram or HKIA as operationally the same, as Milley says they all did. The State Department may have overruled DoD concerns if such concerns were ever voiced. Gen. Miller may have thought the priority was wrong, that he lacked sufficient resources, or something else, but we don’t know. He left Afghanistan on July 12 and has not been heard from since. Gen. Miller was not in the country to execute the plan that he drafted, a decision that should also be questioned. Bagram offered greater defensible standoff positioning, it offered more space to house evacuees, it had numerous combat ground and aircraft on-site, it was outside of downtown Kabul which was overrun by the Taliban and other terrorist forces, and it offered a second runway. One of those could have been used to continue the evacuations, while the other could have been used for that or for aerial military operations. Bagram was clearly the superior option from an operational point of view, though it posed its own travel hazards since it’s about 30 miles outside of Kabul. But if the priority was the embassy and that was non-negotiable with the White House, the military had little choice.

If, that is, the military was giving useful and candid assessments and advice to the White House.

Milley’s defense of closing Bagram on August 18 was different from how he justified the decision back in June, when he proactively said that “it’s not necessary tactically, operationally, for what we’re gonna try to do here with Afghanistan. Consolidate on Kabul, with, in support of their government.” Clearly, he was wrong about that. It was necessary from an operational point of view to keep Bagram functioning. Did he tell Austin, the White House, or the State Department the same?

All of this raises two questions. One, are Biden’s demands that he is placing on the military impossible to meet? Two, of what quality is the operational and tactical advice the military is giving to the Biden White House?

Milley seems to tactfully answer the first in the August 18 briefing when he discusses the requirements of the job the military was given. Essentially, we had to abandon Bagram because Biden would not authorize more force. But he undercuts that argument on June 23 when says that operationally he doesn’t even need Bagram.

Clearly, today, after 13 U.S. service members have been killed and Kabul airport remains surrounded by enemies, and the U.S. military openly says it’s now depending on the Taliban for security, abandoning Bagram was a colossal mistake. It’s going to rate with the Bay of Pigs as one of the most serious and consequential blunders in U.S. military history.

What the Biden White House and the military have created is an Alamo-style siege in a hostile country thousands of miles from home, but worse: It’s surrounded by multiple enemies who hate each other, who have no thought for civilian casualties, who can and probably are using each other as proxies against the United States, and who all know that images of dead Americans will go straight back to U.S. computers, phones, and TV where those images will impact Biden’s next moves. The enemies, who are not operating in concert, have the initiative and can decide whether to storm the airport or not. They are all making that calculation independently of each other and outside what most would consider rational decision-making. Some of those enemies are now armed with American weapons and uniforms.

Additionally, Biden himself is of questionable capacity, is an extremely weak and indecisive man, and has a track record going back decades for getting everything wrong.