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as another poster stated in this thread...a terrorist just wants to kill and create terror
There is no negotiating.
Unless that negotiation is "OK...we agree to convert to Islam and follow all it's rules and any other rules you demand"
originally posted by: Eunuchorn
I'm on ATSmobile, so I apologize if this has been said already but...
INSURGENT GROUPS are not TERRORIST GROUPS. Get your FACTS straight!
originally posted by: WeAreAWAKE
originally posted by: abe froman
The Taliban was absolutely NOT considered a terrorist organization by the US when Obama (through an intermediary) negotiated the release of Bowe "deserterface" Bergdahl.
It was a criminal act because he did it without congressional approval, not because of any terrorist ties.
I think you are incorrect about the Taliban. There are more links stating this also.
originally posted by: [post=18942077]
The 'Taliban' did not exist under the Reagan administration. It formed in the 90s. Well After Reagan was out of office.
That was the Afghan Mujahideen in 1983.
The Taliban Active from 1994-1996 (militia), 1996-2001(government)
The Soviet war in Afghanistan lasted over nine years from December 1979 to February 1989. Part of the Cold War, it was fought between Soviet-led Afghan forces against multi-national insurgent groups called the Mujahideen, mostly composed of two alliances – the Peshawar Seven and the Tehran Eight. The Peshawar Seven insurgents received military training in neighboring Pakistan and China, as well as weapons and billions of dollars from the United States, United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, and other countries. The Shia groups of the Tehran Eight alliance received support from the Islamic Republic of Iran. Early in the rule of the PDPA government, the Maoist Afghanistan Liberation Organization also played a significant role in opposition, but its major force was defeated by late 1979, prior to the Soviet intervention. The decade-long war resulted in the death of 850,000–1.5 million civilians as well as causing millions of Afghans to flee the country, mostly to Pakistan and Iran