The Taliban is also not happy that Trump cancelled his meeting with their leaders and tweeted about it. And they say that they’re going to target more U.S. forces:
The Taliban on Sunday claimed that the U.S. would suffer more “losses” because of President Trump‘s abrupt decision to cancel peace talks at Camp David with the insurgent group.
“Both sides (U.S., Taliban) were busy with preparation for the announcement and signing the peace deal, but now the U.S president called off the peace dialogue… this will lead to more losses to the U.S.,” Zabihullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman, said in a statement, according to Reuters.
The statement was released just hours after Trump disclosed that he was planning to separately meet with Taliban leadership and the Afghanistan president this weekend amid ongoing peace talks.
Trump stated that he canceled the meeting after learning that the Taliban had claimed responsibility for a deadly attack in Kabul that killed one American soldier and 11 others.
I’m not sure that this means much because it’s not as if they were going easy on U.S. forces before, right? But definitely doesn’t look good for Trump. Does he think walking away from the meeting will force the Taliban to reconsider? They may not understand the rules of 783rd dimension chess.
Mujahid went on to assert that Trump’s decision would impact U.S. “credibility,” adding that its “anti-peace stance will be exposed to the world.”
“Losses to lives and assets will increase,” he said. “We will stay committed if the path of negotiation is chosen instead of fighting…we won’t be satisfied until there is an end to the foreign occupation of our country.”
Check out the tweets that led us to this impasse here in our prior post.