To the Editor:

Biden is a traitor to Americans, especially citizens abandoned in Afghanistan, his show of weakness caused the global crisis he and his State Department created. As the entire world watches, Biden made the U.S. a laughing stock.

Biden blames his Afghanistan troop withdrawal debacle on Trump’s plan, which Biden could’ve cancelled. Biden sent mixed messages to the American people about what the Intel said would happen in Afghanistan. During the Trump administration, there were talks about slowly and safely leaving the mission in Afghanistan. John Ratcliffe, former Director of National Intelligence, “We had that intelligence, all of the discussions, including with some of the same military leaders that are still there, was if the Afghan forces are left on their own how long will this last? The consensus with everyone in the room was not very long. I remember President Trump saying I don’t think they will last two days,” Radcliffe recalled. “There are 400 districts in Afghanistan. Back in April, the Taliban controlled 77, June they controlled over 100, August they controlled 223,” he added.

Trump never would’ve abandoned U.S. citizens and our allies — he would’ve brought them to safety before withdrawing our troops.

Biden made a deal with the Taliban, abandoning Americans, allies, and US weaponry into the hands of our enemies. Biden botched it on purpose so Iran and China can mine Afghanistan’s Rare Earth and Uranium. Biden is a traitor; he’s benefiting the Chinese Communist Party. Some call that committing treason.

—Sallie Helmer

Ripon

(47) comments

Dale Failor

This is sad. Don't argue with her. Don't add fuel to the fire in the future.

(Edited by staff.)

Bill Bumby

You’re correct, Dale. We all know what happens to something if we stop feeding it

Sallie Helmer

I was taught in Elementary school that— the pen is mightier than the sword. And so it is. My teacher explained to us that in order for tyranny to take over a country the freedom of the press must be censored.

Al Fresco

Your pen needs a new point.

Sallie Helmer

"It is usually futile to try to talk facts and analysis to people who are enjoying a sense of moral superiority in their ignorance." -Thomas Sowell

Al Fresco

Perfect! Thanks for reminding us.

Sallie Helmer

I don't see any smart comments from Biden supporters about what a good choice they made when they voted for him. All I read are comments about me-- nothing about Biden's dismal performance. If I was a Biden supporter I wouldn't mention it either.

Al Fresco

At sword at least has a point.

Bill Bumby

Ahahahahahahaha!

Bill Bumby

I like it when the jokes write themselves…

Randolph Honeycutt

The sword is treason and Biden Milley Austin Blinken Harris must be charged along with any others that should have taken the 85 billion of arms and equipment.

"to aid and assist any enemy . . . by joining the armies of the enemy, or by enlisting, or procuring, or persuading others to enlist for that purpose; or by furnishing such enemies with arms or ammunition, provision, or any other article, or articles, for their aid or comfort, or by carrying on a traitorous correspondence with them."9

Michael Shohoney

Randy, care to read facts and correct your false statement and accusations? You do realize that equipment is left behind after EVERY war, right? Or are you a cherry-picker?

https://www.factcheck.org/2021/09/republicans-inflate-cost-of-taliban-seized-u-s-military-equipment/

Bill Bumby

It’s Afghan Army surplus. Unfired…mint condition.

Mark Alexander

As others have pointed out free speech is free speech. But not citing facts to respond to crazy fictitious letters they print is astounding. The commonwealth and riponpress site should be ashamed and held liable for the rantings of Sallie. Exactly like the editorial on the awful decisions made by the school board on masking etc there should be responses to sallies nonsense

Sallie Helmer

An Opinion page is ---for opinions. Maybe this will help!

opinion --- dictionary definition

[əˈpinyən]

NOUN

"a view or judgment formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge."

Arthur Baseler

Sallie, why'd you complain about my comment? I only repeated your definition of opinion. Something not necessarily based on FACT OR KNOWLEDGE.

Sallie Helmer

Silence on Biden, where are all the comments about how great Biden is?

Joellyn Jaeger

And my comment was deleted ? It was far less offensive than some here.

Al Fresco

Constantly finding fault with others, especially if they think or vote differently than you, is certainly a wonderful life skill to have. It comes in so handy.

Two stories come to mind. One is the Pharisee in the temple crowing how great and wonderful he is compared to the poor tax collector in the shadows who fears even lifting his eyes toward heaven. The other is the woman accused of adultery and the crowd of angry men so willing to stone her. Let you who are without sin cast the first stone.

Sallie Helmer

Your goodness will never bring God’s forgiveness. You’re not forgiven because of who you are, but because of who God is. - @PastorJohnHagee

The Holy Bible—-Ephesians 2: verses 8 & 9 — New International Version

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God 9. not by works, so that no one can boast.”

Al Fresco

Wow! A carte blanche to be nasty. I love it!

And the best of luck to you!

Sallie Helmer

Many interpret scripture wrong. The verses I posted do not say people can sin.

Al Fresco

Ephesians 2:10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Cherrypicking Scriptures just doesn't cut it.

Sallie Helmer

Then why did you cherrypick scripture?

Al Fresco

Ephesians 2:8-9 set the stage for verse 10. Drawing your attention to this is not cherrypicking. It's completing what was written.

Comment deleted.
Sallie Helmer

Hi Joellyn,

I am not dividing people, the truth is.

Sallie

Carol Cate

Just think, if our country did not allow "free speech" letters such as this inane one would never see the light of the day.

Sallie Helmer

And sadly, people who try to censor free speech who may be afraid of it, might decide to just call my writing "inane' instead of explaining why my letter to the editor is upsetting them. So, unless you can explain Carol, I will wear this criticism as a 'Badge of Honor'. Thank you Carol.

Carol Cate

Ah my dear Ms. Helmer, I am not trying to censor your free speech, I am just labeling it as to what it is, a bunch of silliness. You don't upset me, you actually give me reason to smile at times. In fact, I am beginning to believe that your life consists of replying to anyone who makes a comment when you exercise your free speech right....no matter how inane your comments may be! Glad I could give you a "Badge of Honor" to wear!

Sallie Helmer

There is blood on Biden’s hands. He gave a stand down order when our military could’ve killed the suicide bomber and saved the lives of 13 marines.

Jorge Bonilla

@BonillaJL

Aug 31, 2021

🚨🚨🚨🚨 Per former Deputy Assistant SecDef Roger Pardo-Maurer, the DoD had foreknowledge of the Kabul bomber AND denied permission to fire to the Predator drone that had a lock on the bomber.“

https://www.wnd.com/2021/09/kill-shot-didnt-take-report-makes-bombshell-allegation/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=wnd-breaking&utm_campaign=breaking&utm_content=breaking&ats_es=%5B-MD5-%5D

Al Fresco

Your letter(s) aren't upsetting. They lack substance and purpose.

Adam Umbreit

Sallie, your words are worthless. The simple fact is that Afghanistan troops trained by the US probably never intended to do the job we hoped they would. As we have seen, they all took off to rejoin their family and friends in war and ALL of the former presidents involved made a mistake thinking they could turn this region over for the better. YES American failed but the hope was there.

Sallie Helmer

Adam,

America didn't fail. Radical Democrat acting President Joe Biden failed. God help us.

Bill Bumby

Your article regarding the allegations of a stand down order that appeared in “World News Daily”(snicker) is complete and utter garbage. That article infers that the order was given in deference to the Taliban and that President Biden didn’t want to upset them as they were in the midst of negotiations. The author of the article is ignorant to the fact that the suicide bombings were carried out by the Islamic State Korashan…Isis-K….not the Taliban. The two groups are sworn enemies. The Taliban has vowed to keep the Islamic State out of Afghanistan. I guess that’s a minor detail to those with an agenda, however, as both groups are Muslim and brown. So they must be the same.

Sallie Helmer

CITIZEN FREE PRESS

BIDEN IMPEACHMENT BOMB — U.S. Predator drone had ‘kill shot’ on terrorist before he killed 13 Marines — Biden bowed to Taliban who ‘denied permission to shoot’…

Posted by Kane on September 1, 2021 10:17 pm

https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/biden-impeachment-bombshell-u-s-predator-drone-had-kill-shot-on-terrorist-before-he-killed-13-marines-biden-bowed-to-taliban-who-denied-permission-to-shoot/

Bill Bumby

The Taliban didn’t carry out the suicide bombings in Kabul! You can post all of the garbage you want, Sallie! It will still be garbage! ISIS-K is responsible. That’s why the two retaliatory drone strikes were carried out against ISIS-K! Does that simple fact not matter to you?!

Adam Umbreit

Haha this is all you got on Democrats? Really? Many of us are just sitting back laughing watching your Republican Party shoot themselves in the foot with their actions Sallie. America is DONE with Republican hypocrisy and selfish party power grabs. You see it everywhere Sallie. Even my conservative friends have said to me that they don't support their own Republicans anymore. It's just hateful selfish baby boomers who just learned how to use technology who are the folks continuing to carry this hateful selfish attitude. Conservatism is and will continue to die with your generation Sallie...

Michael Shohoney

Why would this letter even get printed? It is false. Trump made the deal with the Taliban. Biden merely carried out said deal. RCP, I believe you have an obligation to fact check and not print falsehoods. An opinion is an opinion. Lies are not opinions.

Sallie Helmer

You wrote, "Trump made the deal with the Taliban. Biden merely carried out said deal." Biden did not carryout Trump's plan for withdrawal of the troops. Trump's plan would've gotten our U.S. citizens out of harms way and evacuated our Afghan allies before he withdrew our troops.

"Lies are not opinions." On CNN, MSNBC, NBC, ABC, CBS lies are the news.

So, censorship is okay for me, but not for thee!

Michael Shohoney

Over 120,0000 people were evacuated. Months ago they were warned to leave. Those remaining have chosen, either through inaction or intention, to remain. Trump was the singularily most incompetent president of all time. His decision to get out of Afghanistan was the ONE thing he did right. Funny how you have to spin it as if he would have succeeded better than Biden at the withdrawal. Sorry, dear, bit that is horse hockey. My issue with you is that you lie with impunity. No conscience or intellectual integrity at all. I'm sure you consider yourself Christian and yet, you present yourself as the furthest thing from it. You need to ask yourself what would Jesus do.

Sallie Helmer

Jesus would tell me not to listen to the devil.

Michael Shohoney

Ah, Sallie, but you are.

Sallie Helmer

Anyone with common sense knows you cannot withdraw our military first and then try to evacuate U.S. citizens and allies after the military is gone. The fact that you defend what Biden did is unbelievable. Then you try to blame Trump for what Biden did. “Have you no decency sir.”

Bill Bumby

There are people in this world who thrive on chaos, frenzy and negative attention. It’s better for them than no attention at all. Is this why you post in, at last count, eleven different publications including one in the U.K.? The division and controversy you create in The Ripon Commonwealth Press not enough of a fix for you?

Sallie Helmer

I understand your fear of new Conservative ideas winning, over your tired, failed, leftwing, hippy, way of thinking. It is fear that generally keeps the mind closed. Fear is based on the idea that one must be right in order to be OK. It is not safe to be wrong. Therefore, once an idea is grasped, one must hold on to it, for fear that to question it might prove one wrong and thus unsafe. The definition of a closed-minded person is—“not tolerant of the beliefs or opinions of others.” Please post more comments about how great a job Joe Biden is doing instead of always being so negative. That might be helpful. Where are all your letters to the editor on how inflation, being dependent on foreign oil, higher gas prices, higher taxes, less jobs and about how wonderful the Taliban are and how they were going to keep Isis out of Afghanistan—- except they didn’t. Tell us how Biden is not ruining everything he touches.

Bill Bumby

Perhaps, they agree with her?

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