Funny enough, you are missing the 800lb gorilla in that article. I ask you: Why does this unnamed "Taliban leader" wish to remain anonymous? I'll be over here in reality when you are ready to answer.
And again, you are willing to accept the excuses by a group that allowed Al Qaeda to operate openly within their own government for years while they attacked and murdered Americans because now that they can't win back Afghanistan they are ready to start telling lies so that idiots will let them back in. This too is the history of the world. Once properly beaten the enemy that is left is always ready to point at their dead comrades and claim it was all their fault."Contrary to the established perception that they are of one mind, the Taliban and al-Qaeda are not in lockstep. In fact, the Taliban in Afghanistan could be persuaded to renounce the infamous terrorist group led by Osama bin Laden.
According to Alex Strick van Linschoten and Felix Kuehn at New York University’s Center on International Cooperation, the two groups did not get along at times before the September 11 attacks, and they have continued to spar since. Also, in their report, the authors claim that Taliban leaders were not informed by al-Qaeda in advance of the attacks on New York City and Washington, DC. “Bin Laden effectively manipulated the Taliban, using their lack of international experience to advance his own goals…. Significant parts of the senior Taliban leadership, along with rank-and-file commanders, were outraged at bin Laden’s abuse of their hospitality and his blatant disregard for their government.”
U.S. and the World - Surprise! Taliban and Al-Qaeda are Worlds Apart - AllGov - News
You are a sucker for their lies, TDS, plain and simple.