Afghanistan’s First Vice President Amrullah Saleh said on Tuesday that he is in Kabul and is the country’s legitimate caretaker president. President Ashraf Ghani left the country shortly before the Taliban captured the capital, Kabul. During a security meeting chaired by Ghani last week, Saleh said he was proud of the armed forces and that the government would take all measures to strengthen resistance against the Taliban. However, Afghanistan came under Taliban control and it took a few days instead of months.
Arguing with US President Joe Biden is useless
In a series of tweets on Tuesday, Saleh said, “It’s useless to argue with President Joe Biden, who made the decision to withdraw American troops.” He called on Afghan citizens to show that Afghanistan is not Vietnam.
Afghan army video surfaced
Incidentally, a video has been released in which Afghan civilians can be seen trying to board a US military plane when it is about to take off. The video is reminiscent of a 1975 photograph in which people were seen trying to board a helicopter while returning from Vietnam.
I will never bow down to Taliban under any circumstances.
The whereabouts of Saleh are not known at this time. He said that he would never bow down to the Taliban under any circumstances. He said he would never betray Ahmed Shah Massoud, the leader of the Northern Coalition, who was assassinated by two al-Qaeda operatives just before the September 11, 2001 attack on the US.