TRUMP TWEET: Peace talks with Taliban cancelled. Here’s why.

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BY TEAM DML / SEPTEMBER 7, 2019 /

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WASHINGTON/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday said he canceled peace talks with Afghanistan’s Taliban leaders after the insurgent group said it was behind an attack in Kabul that killed an American soldier and 11 other people.

Trump said he had planned a secret meeting with the Taliban’s “major leaders” on Sunday at a presidential compound in Camp David, Maryland. Trump said he also planned to meet with Afghanistan’s president.

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But Trump said he immediately called the talks off when the insurgents said they were behind the attack.

Trump tweeted:

“Unbeknownst to almost everyone, the major Taliban leaders and, separately, the President of Afghanistan, were going to secretly meet with me at Camp David on Sunday. They were coming to the United States tonight.

“Unfortunately, in order to build false leverage, they admitted to an attack in Kabul that killed one of our great great soldiers, and 11 other people.

“I immediately cancelled the meeting and called off peace negotiations.

“What kind of people would kill so many in order to seemingly strengthen their bargaining position? They didn’t, they only made it worse!

“If they cannot agree to a ceasefire during these very important peace talks, and would even kill 12 innocent people, then they probably don’t have the power to negotiate a meaningful agreement anyway. How many more decades are they willing to fight?”

The Washington Examiner reports:

The attack at a checkpoint near NATO headquarters and the United States embassy in Kabul took place on Thursday. At least 12 people were killed, including one service member who was American and another who was Romanian.

On Friday the Department of Defense identified the American soldier as Sgt. 1st Class Elis Angel Barreto Ortiz, a 34-year-old paratrooper from Morovis, Puerto Rico.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack and asserted that they were targeting “foreign occupiers.”

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4 Comments

  1. John September 7th, 2019 at 8:29 pm

    Animals. Never negotiate with these people.

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  2. James Baker September 7th, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    Can’t trust them. This stuff really got worst as we were negotiating the drawdown and agreeing to leave. I agree, what was they thinking

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  3. James Bagwell September 7th, 2019 at 11:24 pm

    I agree with The President.

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  4. Gerald September 9th, 2019 at 4:35 am

    Its seems like the Taliban wants the American soldiers to stay very strange indeed???? I smell a dirty rat

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