On the 20th anniversary 9/11, former President Donald Trump accused his
successor Joe Biden of surrendering to the Taliban “in defeat” by withdrawing
from Afghanistan. In a video message posted Saturday, Donald Trump lamented the
chaotic withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan in August. Trump also blamed
Biden for the 13 US service members lost in the explosion near Kabul airport,
an attack claimed by the Islamic State of Khorasan (ISIS-K), the Afghanistan
unit of ISIS.
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Referring to the US’ invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 to eliminate the
Al-Qaeda by ousting the Taliban, Donald Trump said, “It is also a sad time for
the way our war on those that did such harm to our country ended last week.”
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In 2001, after the 9/11 attacks took place, the United States invaded
Afghanistan to eliminate the Al-Qaeda, a terrorist group which had apparently
found shelter in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan. The US toppled the Taliban
government in a bid to seek out members of the Al-Qaeda and its leader Osama
bin Laden. Bin Laden was finally found in Pakistan and killed on May 2, 2011.
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Donald Trump, the president who effectively oversaw the withdrawal deal of US
forces from Afghanistan, said that Joe Biden was made to “look life a fool”. “Joe
Biden and his administration surrendered in defeat. We will struggle to recover
from the embarrassment this incompetence has caused.”
September 11 saw President Joe Biden spend the day at memorial events starting with Ground Zero, the site where the World Trade Center’s twin towers collapsed to rubble.
“Twenty years ago, nearly 3,000 lives were cut short by an unspeakable act of cowardice and hatred on 9/11. As a nation, we must never forget those we lost during one of the darkest moments in our history and the enduring pain of their families and loved ones,” United States President Joe Biden said on Twitter.