Thursday, September 09, 2021

Pitiful, Pompous, Pretentious, Powerless Pronouncement

Secretary of State Blinken made a rather pretentious pronouncement regarding the Taliban's interim government [from the Daily Caller]:

Yesterday, the Taliban named a new interim government. We are assessing the announcement, but despite professing that a new government would be inclusive, the announced list of names consists exclusively of individuals who are members of the Taliban or their close associates, and no women,” Blinken said.

“We are also concerned by the affiliations and track records of some of those individuals. We understand the Taliban has presented this as a caretaker cabinet. We will judge it, and them, by its actions,” he added.

Quick note - the Taliban does not give a rat's behind what Blinken says at this point.  Any leverage Blinked had over the Taliban ended when they took over the country and the Biden administration did the Biden Bugout Boogie. Verily, there are more wanted-list named terrorists in the government than women and that was entirely predictable to anyone not a part of the Biden adminsitration.

Expecting a 7th Century ideology to buy into woke post-modern ideology of "diversity, inclusion, and equity" is laughable if he actually believed they would we need a new Secretary of State pronto.  The Taliban does not want your DIE ideology of "diversity, inclusion, and equity", they want you and all non-believers to DIE.  Not much of a middle ground there.

Expecting the Taliban to have women in their government, when the Taliban at most are perhaps starting to grudgingly let women exit their homes fully burqa'd was an utter joke. The Taliban could care less than nothing for the US and European politicians pronouncements regarding diversity and women's rights.

This is the sort stupid soft power moral pronouncements that while sounding good among the bien pensants are backed by nothing and will be ignored accordingly, and will ultimately backfire.

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