Rocket attack on US Embassy in Afghanistan on 9/11 anniversary

Cheryl Sanders
September 11, 2019

It would be the first major attack in the Afghan capital since President Donald Trump abruptly called off US-Taleban talks over the weekend, on the brink of an apparent deal to end America's longest war.

However then on Saturday, Trump revealed that he had cancelled an unprecedented assembly between the Taliban and himself at storied Camp David. The Taliban had claimed responsibility for two vehicle bombings last week, one of which killed an American soldier.

Americans will today commemorate the 18th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, which killed nearly 3,000 people and injured over 6,000 others.

Getting out of Afghanistan, where USA troops have fought a largely fruitless battle against the Taliban over almost two decades, was a top priority. The considered opposition to a dubious and hasty deal was also evidenced in the manner that former US diplomats, who had served in Kabul, released a joint statement (September 3) titled: "US-Taliban Negotiations: How to Avoid Rushing to Failure".

In a tweet, he accused journalists of making an attempt 'to create the look of turmoil within the White Home, of which there's none'.

"Actually, in terms of advisors, I took my own advice".

A big part of Trump's 2016 election victory and subsequent first term in office has been his determination to keep the U.S. out of what he sees as unnecessary wars in Syria and other mostly Muslim countries.

Regardless of a fiercely pro-Israeli global coverage and the presence of hawks like nationwide safety adviser John Bolton in his cupboard, he has up to now resisted escalating the navy standoff with longtime foe Iran.

The now-defunct accords were said to include the withdrawal of 14,000 US troops through the end of 2020.

The Afghani government had been critical of any sort of peace agreement, largely because the Taliban had demanded Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani be shut out of the negotiations.

Trump repeated on Monday that he needed 'to get out by the earliest attainable time'.

Yamamoto said voter interest in the election is not as high as it could be - possibly because the public was focused on the peace talks or because campaigning only started in late July - and he appealed to the 9.6 million Afghans who have registered to vote to exercise their right.

"They're dead. As far as I'm concerned, they're dead", Trump told reporters, adding that the Taliban "thought that they had to kill people in order to put themselves in a little better negotiating position". "The President is right to end the talks".

"I've never believed that a deal with the Taliban is either easy or imminent", Senator Marco Rubio said.

'I do not see the place these negotiations go. "At some point in time if you want peace you have to talk to them, I don't deny that", said Johnson.

'However proper now they're murdering too many individuals'.

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