Published: Fri, September 13, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Afghan Taliban sends warning to Trump in bitter exchange

Afghan Taliban sends warning to Trump in bitter exchange

Shaheen in a wide-raging interview with the Taliban official "al-emarah" website said Trump's unexpected tweets were surprising for the Taliban negotiators as they were waiting for the formal announcement of the peace agreement. Like Presidents Barack Obama and President George W. Bush, President Trump marked the day with the war still raging.

The US Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, was struck by a rocket in the first few minutes of the 18th anniversary of 9/11. For the Taliban, they sense that they have the advantage right now, and with USA troops gone, they will be able to press further on that advantage.

Levin stressed his discussion on the matter of the Taliban is meant to help President Trump and not hurt him and was again a difference of opinion.

Truth be told, the talks have suffered a setback because of Trump's penchant for showmanship.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack.

The moment of silence at the Pentagon is traditionally observed at 9:37 a.m., the time when a plane was flown into the building.

U.S. soldiers from 3rd Platoon, Bulldog Troop, 1st Squadron (Airborne), 91st U.S. Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, based at Combat Outpost McClain operating under the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation sponsored International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) patrol in the area of Ahmadzi village in Muhammad Agah, Logar Province, Afghanistan, on October 6, 2012. "Hosting them at Camp David grants them undeserved legitimacy". The Twitter announcement seems to have ended - abruptly and at least for now - a painstaking diplomatic process led for almost a year by Zalmay Khalilzad, who held nine rounds of talks with the Taliban in Qatar.

Trump's decision to cancel the ongoing talks, which were to continue at Camp David this past Sunday, came in the run-up to the September 28 Afghan elections.

Afghan peace talks with Taliban are 'dead': Donald Trump
US President Donald Trump (pictured left) can be seen talking to the press on the White House Lawn yesterday. Trump said, "As far as I am concerned, they are finished for me".


Thiessen went on to argue that Trump is "negotiating from a position of weakness" in Afghanistan and any kind of peace deal "would be a victory for the Taliban".

It's unclear if the U.S. -Taliban talks will resume, but President Trump has said he wants to withdraw about 5,000 of the 14,000 U.S. service members still in Afghanistan.

Eighteen years into the war sparked by the September 11 terror attacks, more than 2,400 American service members have been killed in Afghanistan, along with more than 1,000 North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies.

The president also warned militants against ever carrying out an attack in the United States again. Many analysts instantly questioned the rationale as many USA soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan since Zalmay Khalilzad started his assignment.

But the fighting has only intensified, and it's now likely to escalate significantly more.

President Trump campaigned for president on a pledge to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan. The negotiations called for the Pentagon to withdraw about 5,400 of the 14,000 US troops deployed, and it is not clear whether Trump will still pursue that level without a deal with the Taliban.

Former Vice President Joe Biden and Massachusetts Sen.

In his address at the Pentagon memorial, Trump said, "18 years ago, the terrorists struck this citadel of power and American strength, but the enemies soon learned that they could not weaken the spirit of our people".

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