Speaking outside the Pentagon on September 11 to commemorate the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, US President Donald Trump said the US is hitting the Taliban “harder than they have ever been hit before”.
“They will never have seen anything like what will happen to them,” Trump said. “No enemy on earth can match the overwhelming strength, skill, and might of the American armed forces.”
He threatened to use force in the event of a threat to the US.
Trump’s 9/11 speech: “If for any reason they come back to our country, we will go wherever they are & use power the likes of which the US has never used before — & I’m not even talking about nuclear power. They will have never seen anything like what will happen to them.” pic.twitter.com/Lde7rHYtfS
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 11, 2019
The US President adressed the issue of the US-Taliban talks on the conflict in Afghanistan.
“We had peace talks scheduled a few days ago,” he said. “I called them off when I learned that they had killed a great American soldier from Puerto Rico and 11 other innocent people.”
Trump claimed that the Taliban had conducted the attack in Kabul to gain leverage in the talks and “to show strength. But actually, what they showed is unrelenting weakness.”
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