Afghan government next to fall after Egypt: Taliban


The Taliban warned on Sunday that the US-backed Afghan government is next in line to get toppled by its people after the collapse of Hosni Mubarak’s regime in Egypt, US-based monitors said.

Mubarak’s ouster on Friday after three decades in power demonstrates that “many weapons and soldiers and much foreign assistance cannot keep a regime in power and that they cannot always hinder the caravan of ‘hope and demands’ of a nation,” the Taliban said on its website, according to SITE Intelligence Group.

The Pashto-language statement said the Afghan people would rise up and overthrow the Kabul government due to its corruption and the “atrocities” committed by the United States in the country during a nearly decade-old military campaign.

The United States will eventually turn against Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s government just as it did against Mubarak in Egypt, it continued.

The group also also urged Egyptians to form an Islamic government and to “foil the plots of the foreign enemies,” according to SITE.

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