From a prisoner in a solitary cell to the president.
A look at Trump’s connection with Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar Akhund, the now Taliban leader in Afghanistan.
Before the fall of Kabul, the Taliban co–founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar Akhund, and now the current Taliban leader in Afghanistan, was captured in February 2010 by a team of Pakistan Inter-Services Intelligence & Central Intelligence Agency and subsequently released in order to facilitate an amicable American
retreat “withdraw” or as they are now calling it, the “drawdown”.
Trumps Timeline with Afghanistan
- July 15, 2018. The Trump administration told its top diplomats to seek direct talks with the Taliban.
- October 24, 2018 The Taliban leader in Afghanistan was released at the Trump administration’s request
- December 21, 2018 Trump Orders The Withdrawal Of 7,000 U.S. Troops From Afghanistan
- December 2019 Trump wants to pull all U.S. troops out of Afghanistan by 2020 election, officials say. The president threatened to shut down the U.S. embassy in Kabul last December, complaining to aides that it is too large and expensive, officials said.
- President Trump’s aides convinced him to backtrack on his directive to immediately begin troop withdrawal, promising an eventual Afghan peace deal that would achieve a drawdown.
- August 2021 After The Fall of Kabul Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar Akhund was named head of the new Government.
Aug 16, 2021 Trump blames Biden for the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, seeks his resignation.