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The Taliban wants to speak at the UN General Assembly in New York


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A senior US state department official told the AP that the committee "would take some time to deliberate," suggesting that the Taliban's representative might not be able to speak at this current session.

When the Taliban previously ruled Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001, the hardline Islamist group was not given a seat at the UN, and instead recognized the former government that controlled the country before them.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/the-taliban-wants-to-speak-at-the-un-general-assembly-in-new-york-as-the-official-government-of-afghanistan/ar-AAOGzso

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  • The title was changed to The Taliban wants to speak at the UN General Assembly in New York
 

How about no

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I disagree.  We all but handed the country to them so lets set up a system of perks to encourage them to govern well.  Not necessarily give them full membership or allow them to address the assembly at this time, more like a seat at the kiddie table and perhaps let their representative join a committee.  It could help to discourage them from cooperating with foreign terror groups at the very least.

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3 minutes ago, OverSword said:

I disagree.  We all but handed the country to them so lets set up a system of perks to encourage them to govern well.  No necessarily give them full membership or allow them to address the assembly at this time, more like a seat at the kiddie table and perhaps let their representative join a committee.  It could help to discourage them from cooperating with foreign terror groups at the very least.

I like your thoughts process on this.  Definitely one of those decisions that needs to use the list of positives and list of negatives trick.  

It would be recognizing the Taliban as the ruling government.  

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lol, you guys seriously think they will govern any differently than Islamic fanatics have been ruling Muslim countries for thousands of years???? lol next thing you'll believe elections are fair, lol

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9 minutes ago, aztek said:

lol, you guys seriously think they will govern any differently than Islamic fanatics have been ruling Muslim countries for thousands of years???? lol next thing you'll believe elections are fair, lol

We already know that not everyone in Afghanistan is a muslim extremist.  And you never know, the leader may end up being someone with enough of an ego that he cares a little bit that the international community recognizes him.  One way ensure the taliban rule with an iron fist and religious zealotry is to isolate and alienate them.

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38 minutes ago, Myles said:

It would be recognizing the Taliban as the ruling government.  

They are the ruling government.  If we can keep them from allowing foreign terrorists to set up shop by trying to work with them a bit then what's the harm?  We're not going to be able to reinstall the puppet that ran away from the country with a ton of money and let them take over.

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18 minutes ago, OverSword said:

We already know that not everyone in Afghanistan is a muslim extremist.  And you never know, the leader may end up being someone with enough of an ego that he cares a little bit that the international community recognizes him.  One way ensure the taliban rule with an iron fist and religious zealotry is to isolate and alienate them.

i'm sure some in A -stan are not, but Taliban IS.

of course we know, we have seen it for over 100 years at least. they never care what international community think.  

what do you think Taliban wants to talk about in the UN?  they will blame the west for invasion and trying to turn its people from their only right path, which is Islam, and the culture they lived in for 1000s of years

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1 minute ago, aztek said:

i'm sure some in A -stan are not, but Taliban IS.

of course we know, we have seen it for over 100 years at least. they never care what international community think.  

The world is shrinking.  I was watching a BBC interview with the president of Pakistan who says this is a slightly different and more mature taliban than ran things 20 years ago that understands the benefit or cooperating with a larger community.

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8 minutes ago, Buzz_Light_Year said:

Anything is possible, after all China is on the U.N. Human Rights Council.

And a lot of middle eastern countries as well, which shows why it's not a big deal to talk with the taliban.  The UN is basically meh.

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They were given an agreement deal and they signed on the dotted line... 

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17 Aug 2021 — The Trump administration in February 2020 negotiated a withdrawal agreement with the Taliban that excluded the Afghan government, ...
1 Sep 2021 — A Feb. 29, 2020, agreement between the United States and the Taliban said that the U.S. and its allies would withdraw their military forces ...

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7 hours ago, Manwon Lender said:

A senior US state department official told the AP that the committee "would take some time to deliberate," suggesting that the Taliban's representative might not be able to speak at this current session.

When the Taliban previously ruled Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001, the hardline Islamist group was not given a seat at the UN, and instead recognized the former government that controlled the country before them.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/the-taliban-wants-to-speak-at-the-un-general-assembly-in-new-york-as-the-official-government-of-afghanistan/ar-AAOGzso

But we are kinder and gentler beheaders now.

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2 hours ago, South Alabam said:

But we are kinder and gentler beheaders now.

They were not given a seat at the UN in the past, it isn't going to happen now. 

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