The Taliban apparently waited until the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the U.S. to officially hoist its flag over the Afghan presidential palace and officially launch its new caretaker government deliberately as a disrespectful thumb in the eye of the U.S. and to mock the country on this important day.
“The Taliban’s new Prime Minister Mohammad Hasan Akhund raised the flag in a ceremony at 11 a.m. local time to mark the official start of work by the Taliban’s 33-member caretaker government,” the AP reported.
Except the Taliban announced its new government days ago, and couldn’t resist digging at the U.S. by waiting until Saturday to welcome them in officially.
News sources outside the U.S. were also aware of the plans. “The Taliban is considering inaugurating its new government on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Russian state media reports, in a move calculated to antagonise the United States weeks after its chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan,” The Telegraph reported Thursday.
It’s really easy to mock a nation from thousands of miles away, and the U.S. opened the door to that kind of mocking when they left the country in disgrace and did barely anything when ISIS killed 13 U.S. soldiers.
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