Taliban Leader Writes Donald Trump

Zabihullah Mujahid, the spokesman for the Afghan Taliban, aka the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan has written an open letter to Donald Trump. It was published today on Twitter, and released to journalists.

Here is the English version (I'm not sure how long it will remain up, so if you're interested, read it soon.)

He makes some good points as to why we should get out of Afghanistan for once and for all. Not surprisingly for a man of supreme incompetence and an extraordinarily limited vocabulary, Trump sent the opposite message to U.S. troops in Afghanistan today: [More...]

We will see you and keep fighting. We are going to win, we are going to win, we are going to win, keep fighting,” Trump told U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan during a brief chat with them via satellite link.

According to Afghan officials, Trump told Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in a phone call in December:

Afghan officials are also reported as saying that in a phone call in December, Trump told President Ghani that “after an assessment” he would consider sending more American troops to Afghanistan.

The BBC reports

In the past, he has described America's involvement in Afghanistan as a "disaster", and has talked about pulling out US troops.

But when he spoke to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on 2 December, he reportedly told him that America would not waver in its commitment to Afghanistan.

Then, however, he failed to invite Mr Ghani to his inauguration, deepening worries in Afghanistan that it simply was not a priority for the new president.

How many foreign leaders around the globe will conclude that in talking to Trump, they can't believe a word he says, and decide to disregard him? What happens if countries everywhere believe America's leadership is no longer trustworthy or credible? That he's just a world-class blustering moron? Personally, I have always believed Donald Trump will trash our image globally and reduce American's standing in the world to the size of a pea, but if he's making off-hand promises to world leaders and our military he likely has no intent of keeping, he's also putting us in danger.

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    We are going to win! (none / 0) (#1)
    by Militarytracy on Thu Jan 26, 2017 at 12:29:08 PM EST
    We are going to win! We are going to win.......what? What do we get for this win, and how do we know when we have won?