Tucker Carlson recently interviewed Erik Prince about the Afghanistan debacle and what it portends for the United States. His answers were very interesting. I've transcribed a few of his more important comments, and embedded the video interview below that.
This will destroy what's left of NATO, because the US has been so unilateral, and so clueless ... we have shattered the confidence of our European allies, and every other ally around the world ... it will definitely figure into people's thinking how quickly America abandoned its friends in Afghanistan and left in such a horribly chaotic and clumsy manner, and so there are going to be permutations in so many sides that we haven't even thought of yet, that come from this.
The dollar is the world's reserve currency. Why? Because it's underpinned by the notion of US military strength. And what we're seeing unfold in Afghanistan over the last twenty years, and over the last few weeks and the next two weeks, really does not show well.
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As the Pax Americana goes away, and [other nations] don't have the confidence in the dollar, that has massive trickle-down implications to our economy and to our way of life ... So now we have to live within our means ... The abolition of the welfare state ... massive, massive changes. Far greater convulsions than the Great Depression or any other civil unrest we've had in America.
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I don't care how much surveillance you have. What does it do to the reality of the people on the ground?
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I find it amazing how worried everyone in America is about COVID, that the Taliban managed to conquer the entire country without wearing masks, and COVID didn't seem to slow them down too much ... Let's worry about the big threats.
The video excerpt below is less than five minutes long, and expands on the excerpts above. I highly recommend watching it in full, if you have the time. If the embedded version won't play, you'll find it here.
Thought-provoking and incisive.