Tuesday, May 17, 2011

US Deepens Engagement with Afghan Taliban to End War

Big, big mistake.  The US is continuing to try to negotiate with the Taliban in order to be able to withdraw from Afghanistan while "saving face".  This is the height of foolishness as the Taliban are simply playing the US for suckers.  They are merely using the ancient Muslim tactic of takyya (lying) to gain a temporary truce in order to manipulate an enemy. 

That the US government is even speaking to the Taliban indicates that the UIS is about to capitulate and abandon Afghanistan to the barbarism that the Taliban had imposed 10 years ago.  Women’s rights will no longer exist, anyone who remotely allied with the US or the Afghani government will be hunted down and killed.  Does no one remember the repressive regime the Taliban imposed before?  No music, no dancing, no kite flying, no shaving of beards, no women on the street, no women in schools, no real schools for boys; only radical madrasses teaching hatred of anything non-Taliban.

Obama's abandonment of Afghanistan and his capitulation to the Taliban will surely lead to Afghanistan once again becoming a major training ground for terrorists from every corner of the globe.  Without the presence of NATO and the US in Afghanistan, Pakistan will plunge into chaos and a takeover by the most radical Islamists.  In other words, Afghanistan will sink back to 7th century fundamentalist Islam.


US Deepens Engagement with Afghan Taliban to End War: Report

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 4:46 AM

SINGAPORE - The United States has stepped up direct talks with the Afghan Taliban for a political settlement of the 10-year-old war, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday, a move that analysts said earlier was easier following the death of Osama bin Laden.

A U.S. representative attended at least three meetings in Qatar and Germany, including one "eight or nine days ago" with a Taliban official considered close to the group's leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar, the report said, citing an Afghan official.

It said that Washington was hoping to make progress in these talks before July, when President Barack Obama announces the first troop withdrawals from Afghanistan, part of a process of handing over responsibilities to Afghan forces by 2014.

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