New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has come out and asked the Taliban to be ‘nice’ to women during this period of upheaval.
The Taliban have been brutalising women since their founding in 1994. Why didn’t anyone think to ask them to stop? We don’t need armies or weapons – just a timely press conference from a socialist dictator presiding over her prison state at the arse-end of the world.
“The international community is calling on the Taliban to demonstrate a willingness to allow people to leave, that includes foreign nationals,” said Ardern, giving the bearded desert terrorists her sternest glare.
“Demonstrate that you are going to be an administration that takes into account the wellbeing of women and girls. The whole world will be watching. It’s not a matter of trust, it’s going to be all about the actions, not the words.”
Presumably the ‘actions’ Ardern is referring to are the Taliban fighters going door-to-door, dragging families onto the street where they are massacred as a warning to others.
Religious zealots acting on the belief that God will reward them for violence and slavery are not interested in the distant bleating of a woman they’ve never heard of. Ardern wouldn’t last five minutes in Taliban-held Afghanistan, and yet the New Zealand leader appears to be under the impression that the world can do business with a pack of terrorists.
She has probably come to this conclusion because China is moving in to take control of the region.
Afghanistan, which is in a transitional process from a republic into a pre-Stone Age theocracy, is about to become the latest ‘autonomous’ region under Xi Jinping’s command.
Plenty of commentators in the West are cheering on China’s ambition to occupy Afghanistan, mistakenly thinking that it will tie the empire’s resources up for decades as it did to Europe and America.
That is an unlikely conclusion.
China has many dubious brides, and the Taliban will make a great arranged marriage. Xi Jinping has endless pockets and zero interest in human rights.
Instead of trying to impose globally recognised morality on the Taliban, China will encourage their depravity – so long as they keep the blood and explosions away from their infrastructure projects.
The world can expect China to adorn the Taliban with riches beyond their wildest dreams, leaving the world with a well-resourced religious terror group raining havoc across the globe and destabilising Western democracies while China rapes Afghanistan’s resources.
The region is home to one of the world’s largest Lithium deposits as well as rich veins of Cobalt, Copper, and Gold. So – who knows? Maybe allowing the Taliban to slaughter their way to power is in service of the ‘greater good’ Net-Zero UN Climate Change goals.
It is doubtful that this alliance will break down until China is finished taking what they want. Then, they’ll leave the warring tribes of Islam to continue what they’ve always done – fight over the scraps of empire.
“I would just again implore those who made these moves in recent days to acknowledge what the international community has called for – human rights and the safety of their people,” continued Ardern, who has obviously missed a lot of memos regarding the Taliban. “What we want to see is women and girls being able to access work and education. These things have traditionally not been available to them where there has been governance by Taliban.”
It’s another one of Ardern’s detached-from-reality statements. Ardern has been known to don a headscarf to win brownie points with the international socialist ‘diversity and inclusion’ movement, while actual women under oppressive Islamic rule burn theirs on camera in protest.
While it is safe to say that Ardern is a standard-issue idiot, the Biden administration in the US is not. I say ‘administration’ because it’s tough to argue that Biden himself knows what’s going on in his own mind, let alone the rest of the world.
The fall of Afghanistan is a favour to China, just as the lifting of sanctions on Tehran was a gift to Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road oil pipelines.
Officially, the Taliban’s allies have included China, Russia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and a scattering of the ‘stans’. Many of these also happen to be signatories to China’s dangerous Shanghai Cooperation Organisation pact of ‘non-interference’.
If there is a global conflict on the horizon, a well-armed force of unscrupulous murders with no interest in the rules of engagement would be invaluable to China.
While we watch thousands of civilians rush at military jets, desperate to escape the rise of a religious dictatorship, it would be prudent to remember that this is bigger than one nation.
The United Nations is of no use. Their votes were bought over the last decade by China’s debt-trap diplomacy flipping leaders from Africa to the Pacific. The West might have set it up to prevent socialist dictators from pursuing dreams of global power, but it has become a tool to silence dissent against exactly that goal.
Perhaps Ardern imagines that if she says all the right things, the new world order will give her a little throne to sit on?
A trip to meet the new Taliban administration in person would clear up any confusion she has over their adherence to woke ideology.
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