Biden's dementia becomes more and more obvious

As always, media reports from the U.S. are very different from what you see in alternative and free media. In the meantime, Biden is not only criticized by the Republicans because of his Afghanistan policy, but also his own people seem to turn away from him, and even CNN, the house-and-court broadcaster of the U.S. Democrats, is now becoming very clear.

Biden's dementia becomes more and more obvious

From now on, at the latest, one should pay close attention to Vice President Harris, because that Biden's dementia would at some point be hard to conceal was foreseeable for a long time. It makes the impression that Harris is now increasingly creating distance to Biden in order not to be associated with him, his politics and his mental lapses. While even her own media are beginning to sharply attack Biden, Harris is staying away from the Afghanistan issue and has left with a beaming smile for a foreign trip to Asia, from where one only gets to see positive pictures of her.


U.S. President Biden has been justifying his strategic missteps in Afghanistan all week. The absurdity of his assessment were on the situation "I don't think it was a failure" or on the Taliban "they are in an existential crisis" or on the organization of the operation: "There was no way to withdraw without causing chaos." After such pearls, Biden was criticized by both his people and his opponents, and the 45th President Trump demanded that Biden apologize to the nation for the military leaving the country before civilians. Significantly, disappointment with U.S. leadership was expressed by its closest allies, Britain and Germany, who had hoped in vain that America would take care of everything. And 12 countries that do not claim to be superpowers have already offered to help the U.S. evacuate and house Afghans. What's wrong with the U.S.? A report by Valentin Bogdanov.

Three times this week Joe Biden has tried to climb out of the media abyss into which Afghanistan has dragged him, but he has only slipped deeper. Supporters in black masks didn't help either. The press conference with the heads of the Pentagon, the State Department and Vice President Harris was not a success from the start, even though the questions and the questioners were agreed upon in advance.

"Are you saying without a doubt that any American who wants to enter the airport can get through all the barriers unimpeded?" asked Biden.

"No. I think your question was about how Americans can get inside the airport from the outside. And my answer is very simple. The Taliban will let anyone into the territory who shows them an American passport," Biden said.

Sometimes the American president forgot something, sometimes he just didn't know something. Even the prepared list of questions didn't help. Biden, for example, seems to believe that Americans in Kabul have no problem getting into the airport. "We have no evidence that Americans cannot get into Kabul through the airport. We currently have an agreement with the Taliban that they have to provide a corridor for our military, that's in their interest," he said.

But the U.S. Defense Department has very different information. The previous day, for example, the U.S. military had to use helicopters in Kabul to rescue 169 fellow citizens stranded in the Baron Hotel near the airport. The airlift, by the way, was organized with the help of CH-47 Chinooks - the same ones used in Saigon. There was no other way to get people behind the cordon. The Taliban guarding the checkpoint do not look at American passports and beat their holders with sticks.

"We obviously take note of these reports and they are of great concern to us. So we have communicated to the Taliban that this condition is totally unacceptable," Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said.

Kirby's press conference began just minutes after Biden ended his. He might have tried to smooth over the edges, but he didn't save his boss.

"The president said al Qaeda is not in Afghanistan, the statement is obviously false," one journalist notes.

"We believe al Qaeda exists in the region, but not in sufficient numbers to pose a threat to the United States as it did on Sept. 11 20 years ago," Kirby says.

Sometimes the American president forgot something, sometimes he simply didn't know something. Even the prepared list of questions did not help. Biden, for example, seems to believe that Americans in Kabul have no problem getting into the . "We have no evidence that Americans can't get into Kabul through the airport. We currently have an agreement with the Taliban that they have to provide a corridor for our military, that's in their interest," he said.

But the U.S. Defense Department has very different information. The previous day, for example, the U.S. military had to use helicopters in Kabul to rescue 169 fellow citizens stranded in the Baron Hotel near the airport. The airlift, by the way, was organized with the help of CH-47 Chinooks - the same ones used in Saigon. There was no other way to get people behind the cordon. The Taliban guarding the checkpoint do not look at American passports and beat their holders with sticks.

"We obviously take note of these reports and they are of great concern to us. So we have communicated to the Taliban that this condition is totally unacceptable," Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said.

Kirby's press conference began just minutes after Biden ended his. He might have tried to smooth over the edges, but he didn't save his boss.

"The president said al Qaeda is not in Afghanistan, the statement is obviously false," one journalist notes.

"We believe al Qaeda exists in the region, but not in sufficient numbers to pose a threat to the United States as it did on Sept. 11 20 years ago," Kirby says.

But even bin Laden now appears to be sending greetings from beyond the grave to the president of the United States. There is renewed discussion in America about a note he sent to his aide Atiyah Abd al-Rahman in 2010. At the time, the number one terrorist was contemplating direct attacks on U.S. leadership, but demanded that Biden not be touched under any circumstances. Here is a quote from the 48-page document, "Obama is the head of the infidels and if you kill him, Biden will automatically be appointed president for the rest of his term, as that is the norm there. Biden is totally unprepared for this office, which will lead the U.S. into a crisis."

And at the time, Joe Biden was ten years younger.

"It looks like ABC News edited out fragments from the interview in which Joe Biden looks, how shall we say, unpresidential, lost, forlorn. Judging by the transcript of the interview, Joe Biden doesn't seem to remember that his son served not in Afghanistan but in Kosovo and Iraq. This man is running our country," the U.S. media said. 

At the same press conference, Biden mixes up the number of troops in Afghanistan: instead of 300, he talks about 300,000. You can dismiss this as a slip of the tongue, but then what is this?

"The first part of your question sounded ... I don't recall." Then there's another gaffe. Biden misquoted the name of Doha, the capital of Qatar, a key U.S. ally in the Middle East: "We're in constant contact with the Taliban leadership in Kabul as well as their leadership in Tahoe."

There is no one defending Biden and no one supporting him. Here's Kamala Harris, flying into Singapore from toxic Washington with undisguised glee. Smiling and waving.

"People around Biden are moving away from him in elusive ways. Why is this happening now? Has the party that hates white men finally realized it is being led by one? The signs are everywhere and they are unmistakable," American media say.

Even on CNN, where people who only ever take the Democratic Party line work, like anchor Brianna Kilar, the tone has changed dramatically: "The precipitous fall of Afghanistan has shocked the Biden administration and all Americans. Many of the promises, predictions and announcements made by the president and the White House have now turned on themselves."

Correspondent Clarissa Ward reports directly from her assignment in Kabul on Biden's failure to evacuate. There are currently an estimated 15,000 U.S. citizens in Afghanistan. But exactly how many there are and exactly where many of them are hiding is not known at the White House, the State Department or the Pentagon.

"What's happening in Afghanistan now is complete chaos," he said. Biden, on the other hand, says there has been no failure. But I think a lot of people outside Kabul airport are now going to be wondering:

The British, in turn, are "very unhappy with the way the U.S. military is treating people in Afghanistan," the media say.

There is also high-level friction. Biden did not contact his closest ally, Boris Johnson, until 36 hours after the fall of Kabul. All the while, the British prime minister has been trying in vain to reach the White House. British MPs are outraged.

"Many will agree with me that Biden has unilaterally decided to withdraw troops without the agreement of allies and without any discussion with them about a plan for this operation. Under such circumstances, our government must act with lightning speed and ensure that the interests of our citizens are protected," said John Redwood of the British Conservative Party.

After something like this, how can anyone believe in the special relationship between Washington and London?

"Was our intelligence really that bad, was our knowledge of the Afghan government that poor, were our assessments of the situation on the ground that inadequate? Or did we just feel we had to follow the U.S. and hope our prayers would succeed?" outraged Theresa May.

Germans also feel betrayed. "I say this with a heavy heart and with horror at what is happening in Afghanistan, but the hasty withdrawal of American troops was a serious and far-reaching miscalculation by the current U.S. administration. It will fundamentally damage the political and moral standing of the West," said Norbert Röttgen, chairman of the Bundestag's Foreign Affairs Committee.


Here comes another humiliating blow in the form of a stolen triumph. The Taliban trolls Americans with propaganda photos, one of which shows their fighters reenacting a particularly memorable scene for U.S. military history. The soldiers raising the U.S. flag of the on top of Suribati during the Battle of Iwo Jima look like this in the Taliban version.


They are members of the Badri Special Forces, who are known for having everything from boots to weapons made in the US. Across the board, what the Pentagon has left in Afghanistan is being actively used.

"The Defense Department is now calculating the number of weapons that may have fallen into the hands of the Taliban. Our partners, the Afghan military, have asked the U.S. to provide them with weapons to fight the Taliban," said Jake Sullivan, national security adviser to the U.S. president.

The Taliban's harvest is estimated at $28 billion. How much the Americans themselves have stolen in this twenty-year war remains a mystery. More or less accurate figures are available only for some years of budgetary misappropriation in Afghanistan. As political analyst Matt Taibbi recalled on his website, "The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction calculated about $63 billion and concluded that about 30 percent of that amount, about $19 billion, was lost through waste, fraud, and misuse of funds."

The State Department has sent out thousands of blank visa forms to correct the errors. They can now be printed by anyone, including the Taliban. This, Biden's Republican opponents say, is a threat to America's security.

Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Green, a flamboyant but forthright congresswoman, believes Biden's time is up and impeachment proceedings should be held. Not just one, but three: "I have introduced three resolutions to impeach Joe Biden for dereliction of duty in Afghanistan, for violations of immigration law that have created a national security crisis on our southern border, and for his usurpation of power in Congress by ignoring Supreme Court decisions," Green said.

Who to replace Biden with is not a question for Taylor Green. She is spending Saturday evening in the town of Cullman, Alabama, where Donald Trump has performed.

"Afghanistan is the most shameful thing that has happened in the history of our country. The Taliban have no respect for our country and our president. We don't know what's going to happen to our citizens there. Afghanistan is going to hell and Joe Biden has gone on vacation. This is what happens when power wanes in the White House, it can't happen. When I was president, we had power," Trump stressed.

Afghanistan is the number one issue at the rally. The issue is not whether Afghanistan should have been left, the issue is Biden's steadily deteriorating condition. "Do you think he's running the country? He doesn't know where he is. Because of Biden, we're going to have another 9/11 very soon and see the Taliban flag flying over our embassy," Trump is certain.

Trump will not let up. The Afghanistan debacle, no matter how it plays out in Kabul, will now be with Joe Biden forever. Republicans will try not to let the issue drop at least until the midterm congressional elections and then hopefully until the next presidential election. The meeting in the White House briefing room where the President of the United States assembled the team responsible for national security seems to have been called just as late as he was late in canceling the vacation to Delaware he had recently planned to take.

The abyss into which Joe Biden is falling is also widening in the United States. Since the Taliban invasion of Kabul, approval of the U.S. president has dropped 7 percent. His policies are viewed negatively in 37 of the 50 U.S. states.