Trump tweets of canceled meeting at Camp David with leaders of Taliban planned for the week of 9-11.

By |2019-09-08T06:13:57-08:00September 8th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |50 Comments

If this tweet caught you off guard last night, don’t worry you were not alone. 

Courtesy of NYT:

The president’s announcement was startling for multiple reasons. A surprise summit at Camp David with leaders of an insurgent group that has killed thousands of Americans since the October 2001 invasion of Afghanistan would have been a sensational diplomatic gambit, on par with Mr. Trump’s meetings with the once-reclusive North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un. A senior administration official said the meeting had been planned for Monday, just two days before the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, which were plotted from Afghanistan and led to the United States’ invasion of the country.

Mr. Trump’s statement also appears to scuttle — for now — his longstanding hope to deliver on a campaign promise to withdraw American troops from an 18-year conflict that he has called an aimless boondoggle.

It comes amid stubborn resistance within Afghanistan’s government about the peace agreement that had been under discussion, not only for security reasons but also because Mr. Ghani has been determined to preserve a planned Sept. 28 election, which he is favored to win. The Taliban have insisted on postponing the election before proceeding with negotiations with the Afghan government.

Several people familiar with the diplomacy between the Trump administration and the Taliban puzzled over Mr. Trump’s stated decision to cancel peace negotiations entirely in response to one American casualty, however tragic. The Taliban had not agreed to halt their attacks on Americans in advance of a formal agreement. That raised the question of whether Mr. Trump might have been looking for a pretext because the talks had run into trouble.

I am not going to lie I seriously doubted that any of this was even real when I first heard about it because, well you know, the guy lies about everything. 

However the planned meeting has been confirmed by the Afghan government as well as Taliban spokespeople. 

It does not sound as if anybody was all that keen for the meeting to move forward.

Courtesy of WaPo:

Afghan officials, commentators and citizens overwhelmingly welcomed on Sunday President Trump’s announcement that he was canceling a planned secret meeting with Afghan and Taliban leaders at Camp David, effectively calling off the troubled U.S.-Taliban peace talks aimed at ending the 18-year conflict.

It was as if a poisoned bubble had suddenly burst, releasing both relief and hope into the air after weeks of mounting tension and suspicion — even as it created new fears over what would come next.

For its part, the Taliban spokesman responded Sunday saying the group had been ready to sign a peace agreement with the U.S., but now it would continue to wage jihad against “foreign occupation.”

Few Afghans had trusted the closed-door process from the beginning, fearing that the U.S. government would make too many concessions to the insurgents, giving them free rein to return to extremist Islamic rule and allowing Afghan democratic rights and personal freedoms to be sacrificed.

It should not come as a surprise to anyone that it does not appear Trump bothered to lay the groundwork to make this a successful negotiation and failed to gain the trust of any of the proposed participants. 

And let’s face it, do any of us actually have faith that Donald Trump could broker an effective peace deal with the Taliban?

Especially knowing that there are tweets like this out there?

I think we dodged a bullet here, but now I am worried that there are more secret deals being made by Trump that none of us know about and that the next president will spend the majority of their first term in office trying to clean up. 

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50 Comments

  1. anónimo September 8, 2019 at 8:59 am - Reply

    “the Taliban refused to meet with the Afghan government at Camp David on the grounds that doing so would have been political suicide, since they view the administration of Ashraf Ghani as a “stooge government.””

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/09/julian-castro-is-skeptical-of-trumps-bizarre-episode-of-calling-off-taliban-peace-talks/

  2. Anonymous September 8, 2019 at 9:14 am - Reply

    JESUS (sorry God) someone ban him from tweeting.

  3. Anonymous September 8, 2019 at 9:38 am - Reply

    We know of one very secret but also very unsecret deal by trump that he keeps making in public in front of the worlds all seeing but blind eye with a certain bald leader right? Thats the one people should worry night and day on because this leader means business and seems to be smart and evil.

  4. Anonymously September 8, 2019 at 9:38 am - Reply

    Unqualified And Ideological: A Guide To Trump’s Worst Judges

    If you care about women’s rights, LGBTQ rights or voting rights — or about judges being fit to serve — you oughta read this.

    https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5d669025e4b063c341f8fdc9

  5. So wRIGHT on September 8, 2019 at 9:40 am - Reply

    FB>1 hour ago
    “Trump: We have to build a giant wall across our southern border because terrorists are sneaking in with the illegal immigrants!

    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯”
    18 Hours ago>”This is Donald Trump right now announcing that he personally planned on meeting with the Taliban, ON US SOIL.
    The Taliban.
    On US soil.
    That’s right, the Republican President invited the Taliban to the United States.
    The Taliban.
    All those conservatives who shouted at me, “WE DON’T NEGOTIATE WITH TERRORISTS!” can go ahead and fuck themselves right now.
    All those conservatives who parroted Sarah Palin and her “pallin’ around with terrorist” bullshit, can likewise go fuck themselves.
    If Obama had done this, if Obama had brought the Taliban to the United States on the eve of 9-11, if Obama had done that, Republicans would have impeached him and tried him for treason and hanged him on Washington Mall.
    Taliban. On US soil. Invited by the REPUBLICAN President. At Camp David. I guess Mar-a-Lago was being fumigated for bed bugs or something.
    Let’s say this is actually true and not just something Trump made up.
    Let’s say Trump really WAS supposed to meet with the Afghan President and the (gritted teeth) Taliban and (gritted teeth) negotiate some sort of peace after decades of war.
    So, he spent the week preparing for it by …
    … raging about his Sharpie fuckup for the last four days?
    ¯\(°_o)/¯
    Trump is so utterly out of his depth.
    You know, maybe he would be so “unbeknownst” if he would listen to actual intelligence, military, and foreign policy professionals. And maybe security professionals. I mean, goddamn, what kind of security review agreed to put the President of the United States in the same room with the Taliban (Okay, maybe patriot security guys, but…).
    I can’t tell what he’s most upset about, that people actually died or that his little terrorism soiree got cancelled.
    This is insane. Utterly insane.”

    JIM WRIGHT

    • Beaglemom September 8, 2019 at 11:16 am - Reply

      It is also unbelievable to me that this meeting was planning during the week of 9/11. Trump and everyone in his administration are looney and more traitorous than not.

      PS Not for a nanosecond do I think that Trump is sincerely concerned about those US military personnel who have been killed by the Taliban.

      • Anonymous September 8, 2019 at 12:47 pm - Reply

        I wonder who chose the date, did he think he was going to get a peace deal in one day so he could brag on 9/11?

        It certainly can’t be because he forgot the date, after all he was one of the first responders out there on 9/11 helping to look for survivors, moving huge slabs of cement and other stuff (like hiding in his closet)

  6. Anonymously September 8, 2019 at 9:44 am - Reply

    Internet buries Trump over his bungled Taliban meet-up: ‘On the anniversary of 9/11. Are you insane?’

    Reaction to Donald Trump’s admission that he had scheduled — then canceled — a secret meeting with the Taliban at Camp David was greeted on Twitter with equal measures of incredulity, scorn and mockery on Sunday morning with many questioning why he didn’t keep it to himself.

    That led one commenter to bluntly point out, “I like presidents who don’t invite the terrorists who planned & committed the 9/11 attack on the anniversary of the attack.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/09/internet-buries-trump-over-his-bungled-taliban-meet-up-on-the-anniversary-of-9-11-are-you-insane/

  7. Paul September 8, 2019 at 9:46 am - Reply

    The Taliban clearly have not learned anything from the various dictators who trump has befriended. These dictators know that if they praise trump, they can get pretty damn near anything they want. If the Taliban praise trump, trump would have the Americans in Afghanistan turn over all of their weapons and aircraft to the Taliban and leave the country. Of course, being he best negotiator ever, trump would insist that the Taliban give him 72 virgins in exchange.

    • Anonymous September 8, 2019 at 11:09 am - Reply

      They could send him a “beautiful letter” in a big envelope that should do the job.

      • POS-POTUS September 8, 2019 at 1:11 pm - Reply

        Score!

  8. Anonymously September 8, 2019 at 9:47 am - Reply

    Julián Castro, the former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development who is running for president as a Democrat in 2020, told CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday that he felt President Donald Trump’s supposed peace talk attempts with the Taliban were “bizarre.”

    “This is another bizarre episode, Jake, for two reasons,” Castro explained to CNN anchor Jake Tapper. “First of all, I think like most Americans I don’t know what to believe anymore that comes out of the mouth or the tweet of this president. Folks will remember that just a few days ago he said he had been in touch with China, apparently in order to try to calm the markets, and staff later said that that wasn’t the case. So the way he tweeted this out… I’m still looking for confirmation that an actual, physical trip to Camp David was planned.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/09/julian-castro-is-skeptical-of-trumps-bizarre-episode-of-calling-off-taliban-peace-talks/

    • Anonymously September 8, 2019 at 12:30 pm - Reply

      ‘Fake peace plan!’: CNN conservative rains hell on Trump for publicity stunt Taliban meeting announcement

      …..“And I’m left wondering: what was the plan here?” she continued. “How was the Taliban going to get to U.S. soil? Was the U.SW aircraft going to ferry them over? would the U.S. military going to give them a ride? What was the purpose of this, so President Trump could announce some kind of fake peace plan the day of 9/11 without any preconditions, without a day of cease-fire?”

      “What were they thinking?” she added, her voice rising. “I really want to know what the plan was before it went haywire.”

      https://www.rawstory.com/2019/09/fake-peace-plan-cnn-conservative-rains-hell-on-trump-for-publicity-stunt-taliban-meeting-announcement/

  9. Anonymously September 8, 2019 at 9:50 am - Reply

    First is brings the Russian mafia into the White House, now he’s bringing terrorists to Camp David?????

  10. Anonymously September 8, 2019 at 9:53 am - Reply

    Trump planned to announce a phony peace deal with the Taliban on 9/11. The reason why Trump wanted to hold the days before the anniversary of the worst terrorist attack on US soil is that he was trying to stage a publicity stunt. It was going to be a fake deal, just like the administration’s fake deal with North Korea that never existed, or the trade deal with Japan that Trump recently announced that has only been agreed to in principle, but not finalized.

    It was a scam. Donald Trump was going to elevate the Taliban for what he thought would be his own political gain.

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/09/08/fox-news-rips-trump-for-secret-summit-with-taliban-before-9-11.html

  11. Anonymously September 8, 2019 at 9:56 am - Reply

    And an update

    The Air Force Paid Nearly Twice As Much As Average Hotel Rate To Stay At Trump’s Scotland Club

    Trump claims that he gave the Air Force a discounted rate to stay at his failing golf club in Scotland, but data shows that the rate was nearly twice as much as the average hotel room cost.

    Here is the statement from the Air Force confirmed their stay at Trump’s club:

    US Air Force has confirmed that its personnel stayed at Trump Turnberry in March 2019. Here is the full statement to The NYT.

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/09/08/air-force-trump-scotland.html

  12. Anonymously September 8, 2019 at 10:05 am - Reply

    America’s institutions have folded against Donald Trump

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/09/americas-institutions-have-folded-against-donald-trump/

    Stomach turning.

    • CRIMEa! September 8, 2019 at 11:11 am - Reply

      “What Fresh Hell-O”

      “Mr. Trump is not just soliciting Ukraine’s help with his presidential campaign; he is using U.S. military aid the country desperately needs in an attempt to extort it.””

  13. Anonymously September 8, 2019 at 10:10 am - Reply

    WATCH: Must-See Moments From Pompeo’s Sunday Show Blitz Over Cancelled Taliban Meeting

    https://www.mediaite.com/tv/watch-top-moments-from-pompeos-sunday-show-blitz-after-trump-cancels-taliban-meeting-days-before-9-11/

    CNN Panel Flips Out Over Trump Initially Inviting Taliban to Camp David: Bringing Them Here ’Makes My Blood Boil’

    https://www.mediaite.com/tv/cnn-panel-flips-out-over-trump-initially-inviting-taliban-to-camp-david-bringing-them-here-makes-my-blood-boil/

    Chris Wallace Grills Pompeo: ‘Who Thought It Was a Good Idea’ for Trump to Meet With Taliban Days Before 9/11?

    https://www.mediaite.com/tv/chris-wallace-grills-pompeo-who-thought-it-was-a-good-idea-for-trump-to-meet-with-taliban-days-before-9-11/

  14. Anonymously September 8, 2019 at 10:11 am - Reply

    Jake Tapper Confronts Pompeo: Wouldn’t You Be Upset If a Dem POTUS Invited the Taliban to Camp David?

    https://www.mediaite.com/tv/jake-tapper-confronts-pompeo-wouldnt-you-be-upset-if-a-dem-potus-invited-the-taliban-to-camp-david/

  15. Anonymously September 8, 2019 at 10:13 am - Reply

    palling around with terrorists

    – Sarah Palin

  16. Anonymously September 8, 2019 at 10:14 am - Reply

    Trump was fine with making a deal with the Taliban even though they just murdered an American soldier. What he wasn’t fine with was the public knowing that he knew they murdered a US soldier and was ready to make a deal anyway.

  17. Anonymously September 8, 2019 at 10:15 am - Reply

    The Taliban carried out their most recent murderous attacks to improve their negotiating position for their meeting with Trump. Trump’s plan to meet with them was responsible for those murderous attacks.

  18. Anonymously September 8, 2019 at 10:16 am - Reply

    The entire story is bs. It’s a total distraction. He says it on Saturday night. Just in time for the talking heads on Sunday after he’s been caught red handed siphoning off money from the military into his pocket and doctoring weather maps. Look everyone…shiny… and these pundits with all there degrees can’t process something so simple. This has been his MO since the beginning. BTW the death of a soldier would be MORE of a reason to hold peace talks not less but that’s too simple to register for them. It must be something more complicated with them. GTFOH!!

  19. Anonymously September 8, 2019 at 10:17 am - Reply

    First Trump made his cult embrace his pee tapes, next it was Adultery, then Prostitution, afterwards he endorsed a Pedophile in Alabama and then flew to Helsinki where he grabbed his ankles for Putin, His best friend major pedophile Epstein was arrested, and they defended that, and now they are here defending him for ‘Palling Around with Terrorist’.

    • Anonymously September 8, 2019 at 10:18 am - Reply

      If this had gone though Trump would have held a press conference on 9-11 and announced the end of the war, which would have been exactly like what he did after meeting with Kim the first time announcing that the nuclear threat from NK was over. It will be all BS. Trump is desperate for a win.

      • Anonymous September 8, 2019 at 12:49 pm - Reply

        i wouldn’t put it past him to announce the end of the war anyway, then spend days retracting his statement.

    • Anonymously September 8, 2019 at 10:20 am - Reply

      Donald Trump is slashing the millitary to pay for the wall and inviting our sworn enemy the Taliban to Camp David.

  20. Anonymously September 8, 2019 at 10:23 am - Reply

    the trump doctrine: put the immigrants in cages and entertain the taliban at Camp David.

  21. Anonymously September 8, 2019 at 10:25 am - Reply

    Mike Pompeo defends Donald Trump’s canceled Camp David talks with the Taliban just days before 9/11 saying the ‘timing is just right’ for a meeting with the jihadi group and claiming: ‘we’re trying to get this accomplished’

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7440709/Pompeo-said-timing-just-right-Trump-canceled-talks-Taliban-just-days-9-11.html

  22. Anonymously September 8, 2019 at 10:27 am - Reply

    This idiot is so desperate for a win. He’s doing what he did in North Korea, he gave North Korea credibility on the world stage and then was going to do it again with the Taliban. That’s exactly what these evil regimes want and trump is handing it right to them. He can’t stand the fact that President Obama got a Nobel Peace Prize and he’ll never ever get one.

    Obama got Osama. The idea here is to get something big to use for reelection, no matter the cost. Timing doesnt matter for them. And if I may add, they want it is a very futile exercise to talk to these Talibans.

    • Beaglemom September 8, 2019 at 11:21 am - Reply

      I will never forget (and never forgive) the universal GOP silence when Osama bin Laden was killed on President Obama’s watch. Had George W. managed to have bin Laden killed early in his forays into the Middle East (remember when they were close to him and then were pulled out), we’d still be glorified Bush’s success. But, because it was Presient Obama’s success, nothing but crickets from the GOP. Disgraceful.

      • Anonymous September 8, 2019 at 3:46 pm - Reply

        OSama actually died of kidney failure hiding out in the caves of Afghanistan.The man needed dialysis which he wasn’t getting in the caves…But there was a replacement that was killed just the same on Pres. Obamas watch which gave us something to rally around.
        Also, too ya’ll know bin Laden was a CIA asset before he wasn’t, right?
        Don’t ever ever ever forget, please, that all that happened on 9/11 was not accomplished by cave dwellers. There was lots and lots and lots of help.
        Wake the fuck up peeps.

        • Anonymous September 8, 2019 at 5:18 pm - Reply

          I never believed the official 9/11 story, especially how those towers came down. It DOES NOT happen.
          Obama inherited clean up, look no further than DICK Cheney with his feet up watching and his puppet Dubya.
          More going on here than we’ll ever know.
          Wake the fuck up indeed, and give Trump another four years. Fools.
          Democrats sing song crap, no one does anything.
          Is everyone BLIND??

  23. Anonymously September 8, 2019 at 10:36 am - Reply

    I’m going to go right ahead and posts Trump’s own hypocritical words from his 2012 tweet. Note he is doing BOTH – meeting with Taliban, and slashing military (for his wall he lied about Mexico paying for): Trump in a 2012 tweet: “While @BarackObama is slashing the military, he is also negotiating with our sworn enemy the Taliban–who facilitated 9/11.”

  24. Anonymous September 8, 2019 at 11:07 am - Reply

    Unbeknownst to almost everyone
    =======================
    I would bet the farm the meeting was all in his head and if there actually was suppose to be a meeting, I don’t believe he called it off because of one solider dying. Word got out that trump was going to sell out to the Taliban right before 9/11.

    trump is too much of a egotistical manic to keep any meeting secret, how can he possible get credit for peace talks if they are secret.

    This is just more smoke and mirrors, like his “beautiful letters” from putin and kim.

  25. Anonymous September 8, 2019 at 11:23 am - Reply

    little donnie invited the Taliban for tea and crumpets on Sunday to negotiate the end of the war, he has a rally on Monday in S.C. Was he planning on making this another one of his great deals and just give the terrorists everything? because you don’t negotiate a peace treaty with terrorists in one day.

  26. Old Redneck September 8, 2019 at 11:31 am - Reply

    Trump cancelled his meeting with the Taliban the same as I cancelled my date with Charlize Theron.

    • Nonnie Mouse September 8, 2019 at 12:46 pm - Reply

      And me Iain Hornan. You’ll have to look that one up. 🙂

  27. Anonymous September 8, 2019 at 11:58 am - Reply
  28. Anonymously September 8, 2019 at 12:34 pm - Reply

    FOX Chris Wallace scorches Trump for defiling ‘the blood of thousands of Americans’ with Taliban meeting

    …..“I question the whole idea of holding the meeting on the anniversary of 9/11,” Wallace remarked. “All respect to Karl, he talked about this deal was going to bring peace, but it wasn’t going to bring peace.”

    “There was no national cease fire,” he observed. “There was no assurance that there was going to be a deal between the Afghan government and the Taliban. There was no guarantee that they were going to protect women.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/09/chris-wallace-scorches-trump-for-defiling-the-blood-of-thousands-of-americans-with-taliban-meeting/

  29. Anonymously September 8, 2019 at 12:35 pm - Reply

    Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) explained that Trump is so desperate for an agreement to end the war in Afghanistan because during the campaign he promised to get all US troops out.

    Video:

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/09/08/rep-ted-lieu-exposes-trumps-total-failure-in-afghanistan.html

  30. Sick And Tired Of Being Sick And Tired September 8, 2019 at 12:35 pm - Reply

    Remember, IMers, he saw it all happen out his windowTrump Tower which is impossible.
    Once again taking grief of, not only those who lost loved ones, but of this country and turn it into all about HIM.

  31. Anonymous September 8, 2019 at 12:51 pm - Reply

    Unbeknownst
    ===================
    Unusual word coming with someone with the vocabulary of a 3 year old.

  32. Anonymous September 8, 2019 at 12:57 pm - Reply

    Here we go, the taliban version of events and they got the part about the stooge government correct.

    A really sad day, when I believe the terrorist version over the president.

    next up, trump raging on twitter that they are lying.
    ========================

    The Taliban has a completely different story about why their meeting with Trump was canceled

    We promised there would be intra-Afghan talks once we finalized our agreement with the Americans,” a senior Taliban leader told The Times. “If Trump and his administration think they would solve the confrontation between the government and the Taliban somewhere in Washington in a meeting, that’s not possible because we do not recognize the stooge government.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/09/the-taliban-has-a-completely-different-story-about-why-their-meeting-with-trump-was-canceled/

  33. I Don't Need A Title September 8, 2019 at 1:29 pm - Reply

    $arah Palin politics. What could go wrong?

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