Preparedness Notes for Monday — August 16, 2021

Some Observations on Afghanistan From JWR: Some of the “experts” predicted that Afghanistan might fall to the Taliban within 18 months after Creepy Joe Biden’s April 14th pull-out announcement. But now it is looking like 18 weeks is a more accurate prediction. The latest headline: Afghan president flees country as Taliban move into Kabul. You may recall that back in April, Biden set September 11th as the deadline for withdrawing all U.S. forces. It now appears that there could be a full change of government to Taliban control before then! A side note:  Whenever someone of the caliber of Biden’s appointed Secretary of State assures you: “This won’t be another Saigon”, then you can safely bet that it will be another Saigon.

Just wait and see how these clowns handle a confrontation with the PRC over Taiwan. We might witness multiple Biden-Harris foreign policy debacles between now and the 2022 midterm elections.

One final suggestion, to whomever heads foreign policy:  Never get involved in a land war in Asia.

Five Days Left… In honor of gun designer James Paris Lee’s birthday, we are running a two-week sale at Elk Creek Company. I’ve set sales prices with discounts from 10% to 35% on nearly all of my inventory. Get your order in soon, while the selection of antique guns is still good. Please note that I no longer take credit card payments, but we do take pre-1965 U.S. silver coins or inflated FRNs in the form of cash, checks, or money orders. (At my store, you may toggle between silver and FRN pricing.) This sale will end on the evening of Friday, August 20, 2021.

Today, we present a review written by our Field Gear Editor, Pat Cascio.