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#1    Drayno

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 04:46 PM

http://news.yahoo.co...sBRp2sAslnQtDMD


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By Hamid Shalizi

KABUL (Reuters) - The Taliban is willing to consider peace talks with the Afghan state following secret discussions, a senior Afghan official said on Tuesday, in what may be the first significant step towards an end to the long-running war.

"Peace talks will certainly take place between the Taliban and the High Peace Council," said the senior official, referring to the body created by Afghan President Hamid Karzai in 2010 to broker peace with the insurgency.

The Taliban has until now said it would not countenance peace talks with the Karzai government, it calls a "stooge" of the United States and other Western nations.
The peace talks, if they go ahead, could also lead to a reduction in fighting across Afghanistan, the official said.


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Posted 18 June 2013 - 04:51 PM

I'm sure they would be. What better way to seize back power than by talking your way into positions where you can grab power whenever you like by elbowing aside the gullible "democratic" politicians who believe that you want Peace.

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 04:56 PM

Yeh...right...

They will be peaceful as soon as they can terrorize the Afghans again...

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 05:05 PM

We can but hope... but the Afghan Govt is better prepared now, still not hopeful however, and we must not get involved again IMO


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Posted 18 June 2013 - 05:20 PM

View Postkeithisco, on 18 June 2013 - 05:05 PM, said:

We can but hope... but the Afghan Govt is better prepared now, still not hopeful however, and we must not get involved again IMO

We will stay involved, and be it only out of principle.

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 05:28 PM

I'll believe it when it happens and they stop trying to cause problems.


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Posted 18 June 2013 - 06:20 PM

A leopard can never change its spots.  The best way to defeat an enemy is to make them believe that you want to talk peace.

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 01:22 AM

Well,  someday it will all be over,, when we finally  find Osama   .. er... Sadama ...  um   ,somebody  really bad anyway.  Then  all the people will come out with all of the flowers they've been saving to shower us with for freeing them from.. uh   themselves.

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 03:54 AM

Taliban talk peace? That's an oxymoron.

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 04:10 AM

so we do negotiate with terrorists after all.

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 05:55 AM

The MB gets financial aid and Al Queda gets weapons so I suppose they feel like they're being excluded from the party.

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 06:13 AM

Another perfect end to a great war of freedom. What a joke. The Taliban were defeated, that is obvious because we have to negotiate peace....


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Posted 19 June 2013 - 06:33 AM

The Taliban are ready to talk peace .... http://www.bbc.co.uk...d-asia-22963576

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 06:37 AM

View PostRavenHawk, on 18 June 2013 - 06:20 PM, said:

A leopard can never change its spots.  The best way to defeat an enemy is to make them believe that you want to talk peace.
I hope you are wrong.  Remember that the present Taliban has had its leadership killed several times and that the senior leadership is now thin on the ground.

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 06:48 AM

View PostFrank Merton, on 19 June 2013 - 06:37 AM, said:

I hope you are wrong.  Remember that the present Taliban has had its leadership killed several times and that the senior leadership is now thin on the ground.
So how many times do the leadership have to be killed? It's like Al Qaeda's #2, who is killed by a Drone every couple of weeks,

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