March 16, 2018

US cannot eliminate the Taliban or end violence in Afghanistan: Obama

By Khaama Press - Wed Dec 07 2016, 8:26 am

The US President Barack Obama has said the United States cannot eliminate Taliban or end violence in Afghanistan.

In his speech on Administration’s approach to counterterrorism, Obama said he ‘don’t want to paint too rosy a picture’, admitting that the situation in Afghanistan is still tough.

“War has been a part of life in Afghanistan for over 30 years, and the United States cannot eliminate the Taliban or end violence in that country,” Obama said.

However, he said “But what we can do is deny al Qaeda a safe haven, and what we can do is support Afghans who want a better future, which is why we have worked not only with their military, but we’ve backed a unity government in Kabul.”

The US President further added that United States helped Afghan girls go to school.

“We’ve supported investments in health care and electricity and education.  You have made a difference in Afghanistan, and America is safer for it,” he added.

He also added that “early decision to strengthen our efforts in Afghanistan allowed us to build the capacity of Afghans to secure and defend their own country.”

“ So today, there are less than 10,000 American troops in Afghanistan.  Instead of being in the lead against the Taliban, Americans are now supporting 320,000 Afghan security forces who are defending their communities and supporting our counterterrorism efforts,” he said.

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  1. Less than 10000 american troops in afghanistan but there are 100000 indian agents working eagrly to destablise afghan by using them to support terrorist activities in neighbouring country to counter their development projects.

    1. Are you sure it is not the Pakistan government destabilizing Afghanistan?

  2. I totally agree. The Afghan people are playing a double game; they support the Taliban but they feed off the US military and economic efforts to defeat them via widespread and out of control corruption. It is time tor the US to leave this wretched hellhole and firmly slam the door behind it against those who would mass migrate to the USA as ‘refugees’.

  3. Taliban exist because of money from drug lords who grow poppy. If the US were to eradicate these crops the drug lords would not have the money to keep paying the taliban, who rather than starve would end up being more compliant. Everyone wants to go to heaven no one wants to die. Go after the poppy crop destroy every field. then watch what happens

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