Before the withdrawal of the US troops, President Trump had signed with them many conditions to protect the Americans (Yes.) as well as the related workers for the Americans. You have to protect them, (Yes.) not just leave them like that. And have to protect other international offices and workers and foreigners in Afghanistan, as well.
(Master, right now, people blame Biden for the fall of Afghanistan, but it was Trump who started the peace process with the Taliban for the withdrawal of the American troops.) Correct. (Is this Biden’s fault really?)
Yeah, I think so. Yes. Because it’s not about the withdrawal. (Yes.) It’s just that Trump made it differently, and Mr. Biden, he did it with his own ego kind of idea. That’s why it went wrong. Mr. Trump, ex-President Trump, he signed a peace deal with the Taliban, but he made many conditions attached, (Yes.) to protect the troops while they are withdrawing, and the civilians who were in Afghanistan, as well as the people who worked for the American troops while they were there. (Yes.) And the people who worked for the embassy as well as for the troops, like the interpreters, even the cleaners, the drivers. (Wow.) All these people have to be safe, have to be protected before the troops withdraw. (Right.)
And the peace deal signed, the latest for the withdrawal, it’s signed for May 1st, if I remember correctly. But after Mr. Biden went to the office in the White House, he made it different, he prolonged the withdrawal date, and meanwhile the Taliban already warned the Americans that they have to keep their promise and withdraw on time, or else. (Oh. Yes.) But because Mr. Biden did not do according to schedule, so that gives them an excuse to attack and to seize the moment, and to seize the excuse to take over the government of Afghanistan and the capital Kabul, for example. (Yes.) It’s just one of their administration’s failures, one of a series of administration failures from Biden.
Because they just failed one after another. (Yes.) They offended Russia for no reason, they made trouble with China, and they don’t command respect from the international community. I have told you before already. (Yes.) When one of your brothers asked me a question, what would happen if Biden became president, I said the international community will lose trust for them. (Yes.) And now it’s like that. So, many countries, the important negotiating countries, they don’t respect Mr. Biden’s authority. So Iran, for example, and Korea, China, Russia, I can’t remember, and now Afghanistan. (Yes, Master.)
It’s not just about offending the head of state or the government of any country, but precisely Russia and China. (Yes.) These are the two giants, you know that, right? (Yes, they are.) And now if the president of America offends both of them, then they both will get together. (Right. It’s powerful.) And the two giants get together, that makes America seem smaller. (Yes, Master.) And weaker, just by the graphic image of it. (Yes, exactly.) That’s why a president of any country, or especially America, should never use undiplomatic ways to deal with foreign countries. (Of course, yes.) There are many ways to deal with that in political power and means. That’s what I think.
So it’s just another failure in the series of foreign policies that they failed. (Right.) If they don’t know how to lead, I think they just resign or… (Abdicate?) abdicate. Yeah, because he’s like a king, so he could abdicate. He has been in politics forever, (Yes, it’s true, for a long time.) and two times vice president. And this is the third time president. Vice president, president, almost the same. (Yes. Yes.) Almost like he rules the country and his party also. (Yes, it’s true.)
It’s just because they don’t concentrate on leading and thinking of what to do for the sake of other countries as well as the Americans. They just concentrate on hunting Trump and his supporters, and whatever. (Yes.) So they’re occupied with the wrong thing. (Yes.) Yeah, that’s why.
And also with Mexicans and other countries like Honduras, and whatever-not from Latin America, they lure them into America and it’s become a flop. (Right.) It’s become a mess. And a lot of sickness and smuggling, human trafficking, and drugs, and pandemic, were brought into America because of that, of the open border at the wrong time. (Exactly.) Wrong time and the wrong way. (Yes.) Instead of doing the way President Trump did before. Just for ego’s sake, just to win, just to show that they are in charge, they did differently and everything became all wrong. (Yes, it is true.) It became all wrong, internally and internationally. (Yes.)
Before the withdrawal of the US troops, President Trump had signed with them many conditions to protect the Americans (Yes.) as well as the related workers for the Americans. You have to protect them, (Yes.) not just leave them like that. And have to protect other international offices and workers and foreigners in Afghanistan, as well. That’s the logical thing to do. (For sure.) Anybody who thinks about that, you don’t have to be a good politician to even know that. (Yes.)
“Former President Trump: We had a conditions-based agreement. But we have the military there, and we (US under Biden administration) took the military out before we took our civilians out and before we took the interpreters and others we want to try and help. But by the way, I’m America first. The Americans come out first. But we’re also going to help people that have helped us. But can you imagine? Now what we were going to do, just very quickly, is we were going to take the military out ‒ last, OK? Last. The people were coming out, they were going to come out, but the agreement was violated, so I held things back because we weren’t going to do anything. Again, conditions based.”
You protect people just like you protect your own family. If your family were in there, you would try first to think how to protect them. (Right.) So all the Americans and all the international people, you have to try to protect them first, before you withdraw all the security forces out of that country. (Definitely.) Not just Americans, but international companies and offices and embassies and other soldiers, or all the interpreters for different countries there as well. All the workers for international people and offices in Afghanistan. They should have signed something to protect them first. (Yes, Master.)
Instead of that, they delayed the process to give the Taliban an excuse, and don’t have any protection for anybody, (Right.) including Americans and workers in Afghanistan. So, they scrambled. They are flying all the way to the airport and waiting there. And the embassy people have to be lifted from the roof of the embassy. (Wow.) It’s really a shame. (Yes.) They learned nothing from Âu Lạc (Vietnam). (Understand.) So what’s the use of having a leader like that? (No use.) Just to harm your own people?
That’s why I told you they should resign. They should abdicate. All of them. All this group of Biden. (Yes, Master, they should.) Should have left Trump in the office. My humble, “woman” opinion. Nobody listens anyway. Just for you.
Because before they withdraw, there must be a condition in the peace accord. Trump did all that, to secure the safety and peaceful withdrawal of his troops and his people, and the people that worked for Americans as long as they were there, for 20 years long. You know what I’m saying? (Yes.)
Because they will be in danger also, after the Americans left. Maybe they will be revenged upon. (Oh, yes.) They might be tracked down and killed, or imprisoned, or whatever; everybody is scared. It is normal like that. (Yes.) It’s normal like that. Not many opposition enemies would tolerate the other side of the so-called enemy. (Right.)
These humans, mostly, if they can make war with each other, they don’t have the stomach to tolerate others. (Yes, yes.) Both sides have their own ideals, that’s why they fight, for their country or their ideal. (Yes.) But once the one side wins, they will revenge on the other side, no matter what. It’s since time immemorial. Every time after the war, it’s like that. (Yes, Master.) Yes.
Even in America, just the January 6th (riot), they’re going on, going on now, and imprisoned hundreds of people, (Yes.) and still wanted to impeach President Trump or are doing many other things to him. And still continue investigating, for what? Always telling the same things, same petty small things. This is not even worth to remember. (Right.)
If it was truly an insurgency, was truly a coup, more people would have died. (Yes.) Not just died by accident, or natural death like the way they have investigated. (Yes.) If it’s truly a coup, they would have brought more weapons, (Yes, it’s true.) or would clash more with the police. They were all empty handed. (Right.) So they keep putting labels on that January 6th (riot), and put that on Trump, so that they can continue to downgrade him. Because they fear him, I think. Not just hate, but fear. (Yes.) So scared of him, because on his, media account, he has 88 million followers. (Right.) (People love him.) Yeah, people loved him before, and they still do. (For sure.) They still do.
So, Biden, he just ordered a withdrawal and lengthened the time, I mean passed the promised time. (Yes. Right.) And then, doesn’t sign any conditions with the Taliban, just leaves it all open. So the Taliban doesn’t have to keep the promise with Trump, you see? It’s a different president. (Yes, yes.)
So they just did what they want and they were so fast. More than anybody can imagine, they just took over the whole country, almost now. They’re already in the presidential palace and the president of Afghanistan already fled the country.
And many people fled the country. The Afghan troops also fled the country. And the journalists, the interpreters, and all the people who worked for the Americans before, they were hiding, they said, “I’m dying. I’m going to die.” They were very scared. (Oh, no.) Just do anything without any precondition, or not looking over your shoulder, nothing like that. This is really, truly inviting people to kill the Americans and other people who are related.
This is really very sad, and I’m really worried for these people also. (Yes, Master.) Imagine if it’s you. (Yes.) Suddenly you are without protection. (Right.) Without job, without protection, and facing the so-called enemies. My God! Who wouldn’t be scared? (Yes.) It’s not just them, it’s their families and friends, and all the acquaintances to go with it.
“Adding soundbites Former interpreter(m): In the last couple of months, we noticed two interpreters being killed.”
“Reporter(f): In hiding and desperate, this former interpreter and his family begged to be moved to the UK. He says a year spent working with British forces in Afghanistan means a lifetime of fear from the Taliban.”
“Former interpreter(m): In the coming months, the Taliban will get me. So, as soon as possible, they will find me, they will slay me, so they will slaughter and behead me and my family.”
“Interviewer(f): You look very frightened.”
“Afghan woman: Exactly. Too much stress. It is not easy for a person to work a lot with international organizations, having more than ten years’ experience of working with international [organizations] and now, not one of them help me. I’m thinking about my future. My daughters. What will happen to them if they kill me? Two daughters without a mother.”
“Former interpreter(m): The name of ‘interpreter’ is very bad in Afghanistan. People hate, especially those that know I work for British forces, for coalition forces. They will take their revenge. So they will kill us, they will cut our heads, because of my past background, because of my past service with British forces.”
So, that was a real failure. I think it’s OK if they blame Biden. (Yes, understand.) It’s a very unwise policy. (Right.) They don’t concentrate on the right thing. That’s why. They concentrate on revenge. That’s why. And that is bad also, because people will think they are very small-minded. Petty. (True.)
And on one side, they keep saying, “Oh, unify America. I’m for all Americans.” But on the other side, they’re hunting the so-called enemies which don’t exist. The enemies don’t exist. They are the enemy. They make the enemy. (Yes.)
It’s not just to blame the president or government alone. It’s the people’s karma, (Yes.) and people’s habit, and people’s way of life, they don’t change, they don’t see further in the future. They just see very nearby and…
Even to be vegan, how difficult can that be? (Yes, it’s so simple.) How difficult can that be? They have nothing to lose. But they don’t do it! Well, many are doing it now, but still it’s better it comes from the government. (Yes, yes.)
They make many laws which are not necessary and harmful, like the proposal, something, that anybody can go into any shop and steal things. That, they can sign into law! But to sign into law to make people vegan and ban all the meat, they don’t do! (Right!) Because they themselves cannot put down that piece of meat for the country’s sake, for the world’s sake. (Yes, yes.) Just addictive. Meat and all that, they cannot put down. That’s why they cannot sign that into law up to now. (Yes.)
(Master, in a recent statement, the UN Secretary-General blamed coal mining and fossil fuels, but not the livestock industry, as the main reason for the damaging effect of global warming. Why would he address CO2 and not methane as the most harmful cause, despite all the scientific evidence?)
Yeah, I was very disappointed that the great Secretary-General of the UN ‒ apropos talk about that ‒ he blamed it on the industries and coal mines and all that stuff. These are not the main cause of our global warming. I mean it is one of the factors, but smaller, and still have time to deal with. Not the methane!
Methane from animals is the number one driving force of the global warming. Everybody knows that, and he should know that! But he ignores it, just so that he can enjoy meat and wine, continue like before. Shameless! Really shameless! I have no more respect for these kinds of leaders anymore. I’m so disappointed and so hurt! Because they are hurting people! (Yes.) They don’t tell the truth; they don’t support the truth! They are hurting people; they are harming the planet!
They are the ones to be blamed; not the industry people, not the coal miners who are poor, who risk their lives to go deep into the earth to dig out something for a living. You understand what I am saying? (Yes.) Of course, coal mines and coal and diesel, and all that, are not very good for the air. But they are not a killer like methane gas. (Right.) And methane gas came from the animal industry. (Yes.)
Maybe they could not put down that piece of meat, and or whatever bloody animals. From their mouth. Or they took bribes from the animal industry. I don’t know which case, or maybe both.
Otherwise, I can’t explain why. Why, for all the sake of the safety of the world, for the sake of all the children and all the humans on this planet, why could not they even mention that meat, animal industry, is the cause of methane production? And methane is the number one driving force for the climate change, for heating up our planet and destroying our world. You understand? (Yes.) So, I had my suspicion. I think both. Maybe cannot put down that piece of animal product, the bleeding animal meat, or taking bribes or took bribes from the meat and animal industry. That’s why. (Yes.)