The Afghanistan withdrawal is the modern equivalent of Chamberlain and Daladier conceding the Sudetenland to Germany in 1938. In addition, the Taliban now has access to many US weapon platforms and systems. And will sell these to anyone wanting to copy or reverse engineer these systems.
What are the long-term consequences of Biden's concession and failure? War is much more likely.
China has already said it does not believe the US has the strength of character to stop an invasion of Taiwan. It is clear this has and will continue to embolden our enemies, including China, Russia, Iran, Afghanistan, among others, to behave as they wish. The world is much less safe, and the US is much closer to war than before Biden began his incompetent destruction of US foreign policy.
China's leaders are clever and egotistical, but not dumb. They are emboldened to a Taiwan takeover, yet they also understand that the Biden Presidency is a unique opportunity to act while a senile and incompetent President is in office. I predict that either China, Russia, or both will begin territorial conflicts because of Biden's weakness, senility, and incompetence.
The obvious focus for Russia would be Ukraine, but there are other opportunities as well.
The focus for China will be the South China Sea, Taiwan, disputed border areas in the Himalayan mountains, among other prizes.
I expect the Chinese to fire up North Korea and perhaps even foment an invasion of South Korea. However, rocket or artillery fire from the North into the South is more likely, and harassment of shipping, the sinking of ships, even US warships is possible.
Iran will be emboldened to strike against its enemies, including pathetically weak Saudi Arabia.
These are likely to happen in close temporal proximity and confuse and distract Biden while fragmenting the US military response.
Biden is clearly decompensating, the media is trying hard to portray him as competent, but only the in-the-tank true believers are buying the BS.
To compound matters, it is now clear that the US military has been on fictitious skin color and gender snipe hunt, which has seriously reduced combat readiness.
Our enemies have not missed these signals.
We are in serious trouble, and a new large-scale war is pressing.
Half the population of the US has lost its mind and elected a senile old fool and a venal, incompetent buffoon in Kamala Harris. Now would be a good time to rethink our national goals. Sadly, even that will not likely avert the catastrophe looming on the horizon.
We have a lot of work ahead of us, and there will likely be a lot of crying in the next few years. Do not forget which party and which foolish policies drove us into this position.
We are a capable and resilient people who have dug ourselves a deep hole, time to stop digging and start finding a way out before it is too late.
Ad Pacem para bellum.