It may seem that way to us, but you have to understand their mentality. They don’t like being dictated to, they just fought off a superpower that wanted to impose their will. They also want to keep a certain limit on our influence.The stupidity of Taliban is surprising. Pakistan is the only country supporting them in every way, not just lip service.
Taliban have no leg to stand on. The food they eat and the fuel they use and medicines, all go through Pakistan, and Pakistan has kept their families safe for decades.
If they can threaten Pakistan on one interview. Pakistan should be wary of such mentally unstable people
The sake Taliban "General " said nothing against India who is rubbishing them on all forums, but was very bold against Pakistan.
And also, they are facing lots of remarks whereby some are calling them our stooges (complete bs), but still that means that they will doubly resist any public statements that might hint that they are beholden to us.
With the Taliban, a kind word gets you farther than a gun. And even with all the guns in the world, you cannot force them to do something against their will, even if that thing is in their interest. I’ve heard this idea elsewhere and I’m paraphrasing it.