Biden’s Twin Catastrophes put US in the Crosshairs

Department of Defense photograph by Lt. j. g. Joe Painte via Wikimedia Commons

NEW YORK — Will President Joe Biden’s matching calamities — in Afghanistan and at the US-Mexico border — merge into the mother of all epic fails? Cross your fingers, cross your toes, and hope otherwise.

Biden inherited from President Donald J. Trump a tough, terrorist-shredding nation at peace, through strength. Seven months later, Biden’s breathtakingly bungled Afghan retreat has imperiled some 15,000 Americans now trying to slip the Taliban’s toxic grip on Kabul Airport. Biden’s feeble, aloof fumbles have shriveled America into a paper kitten.

Meanwhile, “the Taliban has released thousands of prisoners from detention facilities, including the Pul-e-Charkhi prison in Kabul and at Bagram Air Base,” congressmen John Katko of New York, Texas’ Michael McCaul, and Alabama’s Mike Rogers wrote National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan on Tuesday. The ranking Republicans on, respectively, the U.S. House committees on Homeland Security, Foreign Affairs, and Armed Service added: “Prisoners reported to have been held in these detention facilities include thousands of Taliban fighters, senior Al-Qaeda operatives, Islamic State Afghanistan (ISKP) members, and former
Guantanamo Bay detainees — all of whom pose serious concern to the security of the United States.”

Hard facts on this matter are elusive: Relevant documents tend to be secret. If declassified, they are heavily redacted or maddeningly dated.

Also, critics such as investigative journalist Andy Worthington argue that bitter rivals falsely accused some inmates, while innocents got vacuumed into custody with the guilty. Still, available details about these just-liberated terrorists and suspects should keep Americans sleepless in Seattle — and beyond.

-Mohammed Amin al-Bakriis a Yemeni captured in Thailand. A U.S. Detainee Review Board urged his incarceration as an “Enduring Security Threat.”

-Abu Ikhlas al-Masri of Egypt was “al Qaeda’s operations chief for Kunar province,” The Long War Journal reports. 

-Gulam Rabbani Abu Bakr, according to the UK’s Birmingham Post, led the al-Qaeda-tied Hizb-e-Islami Gulbeddin and is “believed to have been behind a series of car bombings in Kabul.”

-Irek Hamidullan, a Russian Tatar Muslim, practiced jihad in Chechnya before allegedly supporting multiple attacks in Afghanistan that injured and killed American GIs.

-Abdul Jabbar, per The State of the Taliban, is the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan’s “Deputy Commander Kunduz Province.” 

-Fazel Karim allegedly helped kidnap and behead the Wall Street Journal’s Daniel Pearl.

-Haji Pacha Wazir reportedly laundered millions of dollars, pro bono al-Qaeda.

British Army Gurkhas caught Malang Zafar after he tried to ram them with a truck. This “chief of operations” for an Islamofascist terror group is suspected of masterminding a bus-bomb attack that murdered four German soldiers.

These could be distant distractions, notwithstanding that al-Qaeda hatched and nurtured the September 11 conspiracy while guests of the Taliban. But the now-freed boys of Bagram are a clear and present danger to America, thanks to the president’s other mega-catastrophe: Biden has transformed Trump’s largely controlled southern frontier into an immigration superhighway. Illegal aliens are racing through gaps in the wall whose construction Biden ordered stopped on Day One of his tenure. Things have rocketed downhill since.

Last month, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) encountered 212,672 illegal aliens at the southwest boundary — a 21-year high — up 419.6 percent versus July 2020. Since February, 1,035,352 illegals were nabbed at the US-Mexico line — up 458.2 percent versus a year ago, under Trump. CBP officers have been shot at from Mexico in four separate incidents since August 6 — two each near El Paso and San Diego.

Afghanistan’s freshly sprung jihadists likely are prowling Priceline for cheap flights to Ciudad Juarez, Mexicali, and Nuevo Laredo. With nearly 200,000 illegals cha-cha-cha-ing into America every month since March, why not race to the Rio Grande and join the conga line? And, if they can slaughter infidels to boot, then, indeed, Allah is merciful.

Rep. Katko warns: “President Biden’s botched foreign policy agenda and open-border policies have created a perfect storm that will put impending threats at the doorstep of our homeland just weeks away from the anniversary of September 11th.”

The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of

Deroy Murdock is a Manhattan-based Fox News Contributor, a contributing editor with National Review Online, and a senior fellow with the London Center for Policy Research.

Deroy Murdock is a Manhattan-based Fox News Contributor, a contributing editor with National Review Online, and a senior fellow with the London Center for Policy Research.

  1. So we are now doubted suspect supporters by our allies, a paper tiger with no teeth led by a person who has trouble remembering what service his own sons served in!! His only consistent stance is to do as he’s told, blatantly lie to the press and the people of the United States, tax Americans to death – and beyond, support and spread out the millions of Covid spreaders streaming over our borders while using his authority to create lockdown rules and regulations to drag American’s families and businesses to the brink of annihalation. In any other country these would be considered acts of a traitor and dealt with accordingly.


    1. When do we call the actions of Domestic Enemies of the USA, those who hate the country and most of its peoples (i.e.- Democrats); who sabotage the country and its resources, when do we brand them traitors and mete out appropriate consequences?


  2. Dementia Joe doesn’t know where he is from minute to minute and where is obummer? Not a word from him even though he released gitmo detainees for a traitor. America has to do much better on elections without losers

  3. This whole Afghanistan debacle sounds like something Omar and Tlaib would orchestrate. The entire exit strategy has been a joke. Nobody is that stupid!! The far left hates the God of Israel. They are in bed with radical Islam to wipe Israel off the map and to persecute Christians. Biden is a front man who will take the fall for the true manipulators in the Deep State. Biden will be given what he wants – money and privilege. The true manipulators got to engage their true agenda (emboldening a terror state) , and they will continue on without blame or scrutiny.

  4. Impeach Biden and Harris to of the most incompetent and clueless President an VP in our history! Joe just made the worst President in our history!

  5. You’ve missed the third menace Hiden Biden has let in—- the Corona virus disguised in the immigrants in lungs, throat, and nostrils. They have been deadliest in Florida and Texas and threatens the freedom reputation of these two stars of the resistance to the pandemic.

  6. Sadly, you are on point again! We are becoming sitting ducks for the world! All this does is open the door to China and Russia and (let’s not forget) North Korea. And a civil war is raging within our borders, too! We are in the worst of positions ever!!!

  7. Hey DemonCrats! Next time you select and send us a presidential candidate who had a prefrontal lobotomy, how ’bout notifying us? Eh? Eh?

  8. Mid East terrorists blending in X US Mex border X1000 Hell Yes Id nail Joe for that one too
    Or someone in WH masterminding this day 1?? All in 7 months

  9. Biden’s poor judgement, Biden miss judgements continue, We don’t see Joe Biden, jumping on a plane to see our troops, negotiate better withdrawal terms with the people he thinks are so honorable and highly of, in his mind. Biden caused this mess and now acts like it’s no big deal, just like the mess he caused at the southern border. Goes on TV and says his job only is to make judgements that no one else can make, Is this clown for real ?, what an idiot, who is he really working for??? not the American citizen.


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