Afghanistan continues to dominate the news cycle. There are many aspects to what is happening there right now but there are also a couple of difficult facts that must be faced. 1. As Kent McManigal explains the real problem isn’t how the U.S. is leaving Afghanistan but rather that it shouldn’t have been there in the first place. 2. As Pat Buchanan points out, interventionism has a tendency to produce bitter fruits.
Getting a clear take on geopolitical issues can be complicated because they involve so many moving parts. Alistair Crooke has an interesting analysis of the strategic apocalypse in Afghanistan and how it’s a seismic shift that was years in the making. The bigger picture looks very favorable for China.
Now that the Pfizer vaccine has been approved by the FDA, the folks who’ve been pushing it the hardest are ready to really get serious about making the unvaccinated take the shot. Here’s a video of an interesting interview with Laura Ingraham and immunology professor Byram Bridle that explores the possibility that it’s the vaccines, not the unvaccinated, that are driving the variants.