There are numerous threats to the national security of the United States, many more than there were during the Trump administration. The southern border is wide open, and evil actors of any country could enter our nation through it. China wants to be the number one superpower in the world and is willing to fight for that position. Russia and Iran are not friends of the United States and could become a threat.
Former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe was interviewed by Fox News host Mark Levin on Sunday night, and Levin asked him about national security. After highlighting the Afghanistan disaster, Levin asked, “What has Joe Biden done to America’s national security?” This is Ratcliffe’s reply.
To your point, first on Afghanistan, I hope that it’s just something that has an impact for decades, I hope it’s not centuries; it’s the most profound loss for the United States in our lifetime…. But one of my concerns there, and this goes to your larger question about what has Joe Biden done to our national security, he’s very currently harmed, but in so many respects beyond Afghanistan, has literally breathed life into the radical Islamic terrorist movement, not just in Afghanistan, but around the world.
Ratcliffe stated that the consequences of Biden’s actions will not be known by U.S. intelligence officials for “a long, long time to come.” According to Ratcliffe, the national security posture of America is weaker in all directions – China, Russia, Iran, and Islamic terrorists – is weaker because of Biden.
I wrote an article as the Director of National Intelligence saying that China was our number one national security threat; I did that as I was walking out the door based on the … fact that, you know, I’m the person that saw more intelligence than anyone else in the country over the past year, and China very much is that existential threat to our country…. But if I had to write that op-ed today, I would tell you that I think our greatest national security threat, at least in the short term, is Joe Biden, and our national security apparatus.
I always look at what the intelligence, what I saw in that position, and one of the challenges here that we are facing for the next three years, is a president who’s not listening to the intelligence; our intelligence was crystal clear about what was going to happen in Afghanistan if we withdrew without conditions-based terms that we had negotiated and when Biden abandoned that plan; it went exactly to what we said was going to happen and that is unfortunately a trend that has continued where this administration and this national security apparatus keeps making bad decisions; keeps ignoring the actual intelligence that we have…. And honestly, nothing concerns me more right now.
Every American should be concerned at this statement from the former Director of National Intelligence. Joe Biden is our greatest national security threat, according to John Ratcliffe, because of the various bad decisions made by the Biden administration. “They have literally gotten everything wrong for eight straight months.”
Ratcliffe continued his explanation by stating that America’s ability to conduct intelligence around the world has been impacted because people will no longer trust the United States to protect them. Biden has destroyed the reputation of the United States. Enemies no respect or fear America, and allies do not trust America.
America’s only hope for security is God. Protection from God comes only to those who turn to Him and keep His commands. This means humility and softened hearts. God will have a humble people. Either they humble themselves, or He will humble them. May God bless America!
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