It is rather surprising that the “I believe in science” President is completely unfamiliar with not only Newton’s Third Law but also horror vacui. You may know that by the English term “nature abhors a vacuum.”

When a vacuum exists, denser surrounding material will quickly fill the void.

It’s science.

On Tuesday afternoon, when Joe Biden finally got around to addressing the nation, in addition to getting really angry and shouty, he also uttered this startling whopper of a lie:

“And there’s nothing China or Russia would rather have, would want more in this competition than the United States to be bogged down another decade in Afghanistan.”

I said in my column The Prince of Lies that this was absolute rot.

In surrendering Afghanistan to the Taliban, the Biden administration created a vacuum. And the denser surrounding Chinese have quickly moved in to fill the void.

This week the Biden administration repeated the talking point that the United States has “enormous leverage” over the Taliban – including, said Jen Psaki, “access to the global marketplace.”

Jen wasn’t the only one peddling this laughably ridiculous claim.

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan did it as well:

Old Joe read the same talking point in his Tuesday afternoon address, saying “We don’t have to take them [the Taliban] by their word alone, but by their actions; and we have leverage to make sure those commitments are met.”

LOL! No. We have zero leverage. Thanks to the vacuum the Biden administration created, China is the Taliban’s gateway to the global marketplace.

I said a couple of weeks ago that if you want to get the straight skinny on what’s happening around the world, you really need to read the foreign press.

The UK Telegraph reported on Thursday that Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said that Beijing was “ready to invest in and reconstruct Afghanistan” – adding that China would provide a gateway into the global markets. You know the global markets by which Jen Psaki said the US can exert “enormous leverage” over the Taliban.

As I’ve mentioned before, China is very eager to get its hands on those trillions of dollars in rare earth minerals beneath the Taliban’s feet. And according to Mujahid, the Taliban are hopeful that China will do just that. Mujahid also crowed about China’s One Belt One Road project in which Beijing extends significant loans to countries investing in infrastructure. Real infrastructure, not silly, useless garbage like “universal Pre-K.”

The Telegraph report includes what Mujahid told the Italian newspaper La Repubblica:

“China is our principal partner and for us represents a fundamental and extraordinary opportunity because it’s ready to invest in and reconstruct our country. We hold in high regard the One Belt One Road project that will serve to revive the ancient Silk Road.

“Beyond that, we have rich copper mines which thanks to the Chinese can be brought back into production and modernised. China represents our passport towards the markets of the whole world.”

“Enormous leverage!”

“Substantial leverage!!!”

How incredibly naïve and foolish this administration looks right now.

Biden created a vacuum. China immediately filled it. And still the White House thinks they have leverage over the Taliban.

Look, I’m not a Rhodes Scholar like the pencil-necked Jake Sullivan, but even I know that the Taliban is not the former Afghan civilian government. We had a great deal of leverage over the latter. But we have zero over the former.

Now, it is entirely possible that this “we have leverage” talking point is nothing but another Biden administration lie. During the course of this catastrophe, this administration has told so many lies both to the American people and to US allies, it wouldn’t be at all surprising if this is a lie as well.

People a hell of a lot smarter than I am have been warning for weeks that the worst of this mess is still to come. The US surrender to the Taliban is only the beginning. The shift in hegemony in the Middle East and Central Asia will have far-reaching, catastrophic consequences.

The Biden administration empowers Iran. They’ve empowered the Taliban. And they created a vacuum that is now expanding the influence and reach of our greatest geopolitical foe, the Communist Chinese.

Nature abhors a vacuum.

And that is exactly what the Biden administration created when it surrendered Afghanistan to the Taliban.

But the truth is, an even greater vacuum exists in the White House.

Joe Biden, the absent President, is the biggest vacuum of all.

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6 thoughts on “Vacuum

  • September 4, 2021 at 10:25 am

    This is going to be “fun” to watch. China abhors it’s Muslim population. Heard anything about the “Uyghur reeducation camps” lately? They are still in operation. Maybe after Afghanistan has been mined into one big hole in the ground the Taliwhackers will reconsider their options. Of which there will be very few. Fire up the popcorn machine!

    • September 4, 2021 at 10:44 am

      I don’t know how “fun” it’s going to be.

      You want to know what I think will happen? I’m guessing the Taliban will quickly agree to release the Americans remaining in Afghanistan to the Chinese. Then the Chinese will make a big show of boasting of their diplomatic gravitas and how they were able to secure the release of American citizens.

      It would give them a massive propaganda win while at the same time completely shaming and emasculating the Biden administration.

  • September 4, 2021 at 9:12 pm

    What is going on now is the scenario where the lead character missed the chance to be decisive and now has to back pedal constantly to avoid being run over by the very situation they passed on. By not handling the Afghanistan withdrawal with care and planning (that could have avoided the debacle we are witnessing) the administration has basically no solid ground to stand on.

    Oh issues will come and go but the sting, the stink and the avoidable losses that happened as a result of our lack of leadership in this situation will linger and taint everything that befalls the administration for the foreseeable future. Whatever the talking points are that come and go, the lost opportunity to effectively lead the nation will not go away.

    Worse yet, this tragedy in motion in Afghanistan will not go away no matter how much the administration would like it to. American voters and especially those who support our military will not forget not just the loss of lives but also the betrayal of our values and principles in our abandonment of Afghanistan along with leaving enough arms and munitions to equip several nations.

    Much like a soap opera plot this will linger and taint every aspect of Biden and his puppet masters and Kamala too if she ever assumes the chair in the Oval Office. I eagerly await the midterms because they will be epic in the reversal of the party politics in DC. Just as our debacle in Afghanistan will be memorable, the 2022 election will also be one for the ages.

  • September 5, 2021 at 11:10 am

    Anything we could have supplied would have come from china anyway.they cut out the middle man

  • September 6, 2021 at 7:15 pm

    Maybe Piss-saki meant “leakage”.

  • September 7, 2021 at 3:04 pm

    If the Taliban doesn’t play ball with Biden, he’ll take back the 85 million dollars of equipment, Arms, ammunition, foreclose on the Presidential Palace, Our Embassy and Airports Russia and US built.
    The only Substantial leverage Joe has is when he lifts his toilet seat.

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