Thursday, January 12, 2017
The Taliban are Already Playing Trump
The Taliban aren't waiting for the inauguration to test Donald Trump's presidential mettle.
They've released a video of their American hostage, Kevin King, and Australian, Timothy Weeks.
In the video, Weeks said the Taliban are demanding that the US release prisoners at Bagram airfield and at Pul-e-Charkhi prison in Kabul in exchange for his and King's freedom.
"They are being held there illegally, and the Taliban has asked for them to be released in our exchange. If they are not exchanged for us then we will be killed," Weeks said.
"Donald Trump, sir, please, I ask you, please, this is in your hands. I ask you please to negotiate with the Taliban. If you do not negotiate with them, we will be killed," he added.