Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

Social Media Harshly Reacts to Trump’s Remarks

Social Media Harshly Reacts to Trump’s Remarks

KABUL - A number of Afghans on Tuesday took to social media to condemn US President Donald Trump’s recent remarks on war in Afghanistan.
Earlier, the US president claimed if the US wants to quickly end the Afghanistan war, it could do so in just a week. But that option would result in the deaths of millions.
Speaking to reporters at the White House on Monday, Trump said he would prefer to work with Pakistan to win the war instead of taking more drastic actions.
“If we wanted to fight a war in Afghanistan and win it, I could win that war in a week. I just don’t want to kill 10 million people,” Trump said.
“If I wanted to win that war, Afghanistan would be wiped off the face of Earth, it would be gone, it would be over, literally, in 10 days.”
Kabul University Teacher Ismael Youn wrote a long piece regarding Trump remarks and said the US president who was a businessman had warned a country with a long and rich history.
He recalled many world powers had come to Afghanistan but they returned disappointedly and with broken hearts.
He gave the example of Soviet Union which invaded Afghanistan with lots of arrogance but met a disappointing fate and the same was happening with the US.
Nazeem Samoon, another social media activist, wrote that President Trump after failing to eradicate terrorism and its sponsors now wanted to eradicate Afghanistan.
Asad Shahab, another social media user, wrote that the US president was right it they ousted the Taliban regime in weeks.
“We are a courageous nation, but courage has its own timing and place and requirements in every phase,” he said.
Former Afghan diplomat Zardasht Shams said: “I feel sorry for the Americans for having such a crazy president. US had well-informed and intelligent presidents in the past.”
Reacting to President Trump’s remarks, the Presidential Palace on Tuesday asked for a clarification of Trump’s statement that he could win the war in Afghanistan within a week.
The Presidential Palace in Kabul reminded Trump that Afghanistan had been able to overcome countless crises in the course of history.
“The Afghan nation hasn’t allowed any foreign power to determine its fate,” a statement from President Ashraf Ghani’s office said.
“Our cooperation and partnership with the world, particularly with the US, is grounded in common interests and mutual respect,” it added. (Pajhwok)