Imran lashes out at ‘ignorant and ungrateful’ Trump


Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan, on Wednesday, strongly criticised the country’s past leadership for becoming a US ally; he stated that in their double game, they [the US] first created ‘jihadi groups’ and now, decades later, they are waging a war to eliminate them as ‘terrorists’.

Expressing his views on Twitter, he said he had opposed the decision of becoming a part of the ‘US-led so-called war on terror’ from day one.

“Now, after suffering 70k dead, over $100 bn loss to economy, when we had nothing to do with 9/11, constant ” do more” US taunts & after nation has been humiliated by Trump, GoP saying the same,” said the PTI chief.

Lesson to be learnt by us is never to be used by others for short term paltry financial benefits ever again. Our society became radicalised and polarised as we helped CIA create jihadi groups; then, a decade later, we tried to eliminate them as terrorists on US orders. https://t.co/Z1fJuESEhI

— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) January 3, 2018

He said there was a lesson to be learnt from the whole episode that the nation should not be allowed to be used by others for ‘short term paltry financial benefits ever again’.

“Our society became radicalised and polarised as we helped CIA create jihadi groups; then, a decade later, we tried to eliminate them as terrorists on US orders,” he added.

Despite being used by the US authorities for their own gains, the country was being blamed for US failures in Afghanistan by an “ignorant and ungrateful Donald Trump,” he remarked.

Finally Pak suffers ultimate insult: being made scapegoat for US failure in Afghanistan. A couple of thousand or so Haqqanis allegedly in Pak are supposed to be cause of why the most well-equipped mly force in history, 150k NATO troops + over 200k Afghan army could not succeed? https://t.co/ACmi72ZSKm

— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) January 3, 2018

Khan said the US was making the country scapegoat for its own failures in Afghanistan.

“A couple of thousand or so Haqqanis allegedly in Pak are supposed to be cause of why the most well-equipped mly force in history, 150k NATO troops + over 200k Afghan army could not succeed?”

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