Trump calls off Afghan peace talks Watch
Right… he acts as if the taliban had something to gain from these talks? When it’s the USA/Afghan people&gov gaining from them
Interesting he decided to negotiate with them at all given that the Taliban is "our sworn enemy" and Obama was wrong to talk to them. Once again, past Trump inadvertently criticises his future self
The media push the boat out as ever, the Taliban have had a summer packed with action and it is their customary tactic to ramp things up before any talks. Trump was even willing to overlook that but this latest strike was too close to the bone and only people totally clueless about him would dream of negotiating in this way. If there's someone who doesn't want peace talks, it's the Taliban.
I always wonder what Trump's critics imagine an impartial observer would say instead of that. That he's dead wrong to (pretend to) cancel the talks of course, with the whole media circus calling it a humiliating capitulation and all the rest. Nuts.
I have read some reports of Afghan opinion being against the peace talks as the Taliban have continued to target civilians but I don't know how accurate they were.
What I do know is that the Taliban are fairly decentralised so even if their leadership had signed up to a peace deal, certainly sections would have kept fighting regardless and some would have defected to ISIS-K.