To pretty much nobody’s surprise, America’s retreat from Afghanistan was nothing short of a disaster. The Taliban has advanced into the big cities much faster and with far greater success than the American top brass anticipated. And, again, to anyone who has paid attention to the way that military retreats have happened historically, this is not at all surprising.
When a conquering imperial army retreats from a weak and fractured client state, where the empire’s presence was never wanted nor needed, the result is ALWAYS and everywhere the collapse of that client state.
For example, the South Vietnamese government was too corrupt, weak, and ineffective to govern without vast amounts of American military aid – and when President Nixon resigned rather than face impeachment, over a crime that was vastly less severe than what the Daemoncrats did in the 2020 Fake Election, the then-Democrat-controlled government swiftly and decisively voted to cut off all military aid to Vietnam. Inevitably, South Vietnam went into rapid and terminal decline.
So too it is with Afghanistan, the Graveyard of Empires. That is indeed a fitting epithet, because defeat and withdrawal in Afghanistan has definitely presaged the destruction of numerous empires. No less a general than Alexander the Great tried to conquer it, over 2,300 years ago – and he failed utterly, despite using tactics that would cause every civilised nation on Earth to blanch today. His inability to conquer Afghanistan sapped the morale and will of his soldiers, to the point where they eventually mutinied against him and forced him to turn back for home.
That journey home cost the Macedonians 40,000 dead – it shattered Alexander’s army, and destroyed the unity of his top commanders. By the time Alexander himself died of fever in Babylon, without ever designating a proper successor, the greatest empire that the world had ever known up to that point was doomed to fail – and it did, in spectacular fashion.
The same thing happened to the Soviets. They tried, and failed, to conquer Afghanistan, at the cost of thousands of dead Russian boys. The war there drained their treasury and destroyed the political unity of the USSR. With the benefit of hindsight, it is not difficult to see that it was only a matter of time until the Evil Empire broke apart – which is exactly what happened.
And now it is America’s turn. Instead of taking a page out of Alexander’s book and burning the earth to ensure that their opponents could find no rest, no peace, and no hope, and instead of breaking the enemy’s will to fight, the Americans tried desperately for 20 years to win hearts and minds and fight counterinsurgency wars in a place that has defied the wrath of gods and daemons alike. That didn’t work any more than the previous attempts did.
There are many on both the Left and the Right saying that withdrawing from Afghanistan was a huge mistake, and that America should have stayed there forever. Those people are totally wrong. Afghanistan could not be conquered by any less savage a force than the Mongols – who would have burned down every house and slaughtered every last man, woman, and child in the villages, and would have starved the populations of the cities until they had resorted to eating rats and even their own babies, before lobbing plague-ridden corpses over the walls to finish off the rest.
It is that kind of savagery that wins wars in places as savage as Afghanistan. And it is precisely that kind of savagery which – thank God Almighty – Americans cannot resort to and still call themselves civilised.
America should never have stayed in Afghanistan, and should never have engaged in pointless, wasteful, stupid, and mindless “Syracuse Expeditions” around the world, trying to bring the “virtues” of “democracy” (aka mob rule by idiots) to the darkest and most dangerous corners of Izzlamist “civilisation”.
Furthermore, we already know that the American Empire’s end is near. It is richly deserving of death. There is no way to stay that execution any longer. The empire will shatter and fall, and all we can do is hope that whatever comes after it will be somewhat less retarded and wilfully suicidal than what exists now.
These are heavy thoughts, brothers, and dark ones at that. But there is always hope for the future. The end of the American Empire means the rebirth of the American nation. And that is a most wonderful thing, because nations are wonderful things. They are tied together by bonds of blood, culture, faith, language, and tradition. God loves the nations, and He will preserve them – even as He hates empires, and will destroy them.
But let us set aside such weighty thoughts for a spell and concentrate on what is good in life, for it is indeed Friday, and there is much to be thankful for and celebrate. And what better way to celebrate the end of the week than by enjoying the bountiful fruits of nature in the shape of a beauteous woman?
This week’s lovely lady is Julia Zubova (Юлия Зубова), age 24 – she’s going to be 25 exactly a week from today, in fact – from St. Petersburg, Russia. Evidently she may have some Latvian heritage as well, since she speaks the language. She calls herself an “international art muse”, which apparently means that if you go looking for her, you’ll find that she is not in the least bit shy about her body, cf. exhibitions thereof. Given her looks – which are far removed from the often overly-plastic, RealDoll looks of far too many of her Instagram-based Slavic sisters from Russia and Ukraine – one can hardly fault her for her dislike of clothing. She appears to be spoken for by her photographer boyfriend/husband/whatever, so good for him (and her).
Happy Friday, lads. Stay safe out there, stay well, and be careful. Things tend to get pretty crazy when empires break – and judging by what I’m seeing out of the USA these days, and what I see in Europe and the UK as well, things will get MUCH crazier before they start to improve (hard as that might be to believe right now). Get some rest, and ready up for the battles to come.