President Donald Trump sometimes makes some comments. A casual mention of a plan to kill 10 million people in Afghanistan is clearly among them.
Prior to a meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday, Trump told reporters at the White House that he could win the Afghanistan war a week if he really wanted to. But Trump says he will not do that because he does not want millions to die. "I do not want to kill 10 million people," he said . "I have plans for Afghanistan that if I want to win this war, Afghanistan will be erased from the face of the earth, it will disappear, it will end for literally 1
Yes, you read this right: The US president says there is some secret plan to "win" the war on the Taliban – a war that lasts almost 20 years – in just one week.
More strange is that Trump has said that's right, as the United States and the Taliban are in the midst of long-term peace talks to end the war and bring about 14,000 US troops home.
After thinking a lot, I still do not know what exactly Trump is all about, But here are some opportunities.
What Trump could mean about his plan to kill millions in Afghanistan
In later remarks, Trump's speculation about eventual destruction of a whole country in Central Asia has become a little clearer. In April 2017, just over three months after his presidency, the US military released the "mother of all bombs" in Afghanistan, killing 36 fighters from Isis. It was the largest nuclear bomb ever used on the battlefield, a fact that Trump helped illustrate the Monday of gladly with reporters about how big a hole was made in the earth and what a loud sound it was done when
But it seems Trump does not want re-execution. "They would have done a lot of them, and I said no," he said of the bombs. "Well, maybe Trump is cautious about using the MOAB again (as the bomb is known), but the US Army has only about 20, so it's hard to say," I do not want to reject it. "
we can see how America can kill 10 million – or even 1 million – people with these explosives, and they are harmful, of course, but not so bad
"We can not kill 10 million [people] with MOAB alone," an officer from the Air Force said to me
This leads to another explanation: Trumps want to resolve Afghanistan's massive bombing – perhaps the plan the president thinks This includes not only dropping MOABs, but also tons of other bombs available to US soldiers, but even then the number of victims seems extremely high and it is hard to believe that the United States can kill so many people just for 10 days
That's why it's possible to remind Tramp of an even more terrifying proposition: the devastation of Afghanistan, the fallout of nuclear weapons in the country could potentially reach this high number of deaths for a short period of time. And while it is certain that the US military has such a plan, ready for any event – after all, the military has a plan for everything, including a zombie apocalypse – it will be no less than a madness to use it. After all, Afghanistan does not have its own nuclear weapons, the Taliban is not an existential threat to the United States, and millions of innocent civilians will die. Which means there's hardly any chance, it's actually a viable option Trump could get.
The most likely explanation for Trump's comments is that he just spoke with his cuff in his speech. In other words, he was himself.
This makes sense, especially since at the same press conference he mentioned that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Mody has personally asked him to mediate in the long-standing territorial dispute between India and Pakistan for Kashmir,
This does not take away from the fact that, that Trump has still talked about how he can kill millions at the Oval Office meeting. This is not "fire and rage", but it is alarming.