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Sources: Taliban split with al Qaeda, seek peace

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posted on Oct, 6 2008 @ 01:31 PM
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Sources: Taliban split with al Qaeda, seek peace


www.cnn.com

LONDON, England (CNN) -- Taliban leaders are holding Saudi-brokered talks with the Afghan government to end the country's bloody conflict -- and are severing their ties with al Qaeda, sources close to the historic discussions have told CNN.
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posted on Oct, 6 2008 @ 01:31 PM
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This is a massive shift in the dynamics of both wars.
Saudi Arabia is trying, amongst other things, to mitigate the growth of Iran's influence in the region.

This also gives the US an opening for a diplomatic resolution with the Taliban in Afghanistan. Though it is hard to believe that this administration will embrace this opportunity.

More thoughts and analysis to follow ...

www.cnn.com
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[edit on 10/6/2008 by schrodingers dog]



posted on Oct, 6 2008 @ 01:41 PM
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i dearly hope the taliban can break free from thier controlers bonds ,they were created by the pakistani intelligence services who as we know are nothing but an extension of the gray infiltration- depopulation agenda.

the taliban and countless other organisations are created and/or used by them,radicalized,dehumanised,indoctrinated into fighting useless wars and commiting attrocities.

when we stop fighting each other they become powerless.



posted on Oct, 6 2008 @ 01:42 PM
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Just to add further detail:


Details of the Taliban leader's split with al Qaeda have never been made public before, but the new claims confirm what another source with an intimate knowledge of the militia and Mullah Omar has told CNN in the past.

The current round of talks, said to have been taken two years of intense behind-the-scenes negotiations to come to fruition, is anticipated to be the first step in a long process to secure a negotiated end to the conflict.

But U.S.- and Europe-friendly Saudi Arabia's involvement has been propelled by a mounting death toll among coalition troops amid a worsening violence that has also claimed many civilian casualties.

A Saudi source familiar with the talks confirmed that they happened and said the Saudis take seriously their role in facilitating discussions between parties to the conflict.


cnn



posted on Oct, 6 2008 @ 01:45 PM
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It's interesting how this story was seeded in the news just yesterday:
www.abovetopsecret.com...
Big ups to tezzajw for uncovering that.



posted on Oct, 6 2008 @ 02:09 PM
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reply to post by welivefortheson
 


Correction, they were armed and created by the CIA to fight Russian soldiers during the Afghan conflict, in which Russia was trying to conquer and establish a Communist government in Afghanistan.

It seems now that the Taliban wants to return to their home (CIA).



posted on Oct, 6 2008 @ 02:20 PM
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Hmm - now Fox is reporting the Taliban is saying they met but did not talk peace.

www.foxnews.com...


Taliban spokesman Qari Yousef Ahmadi denied Monday that any peace talks had taken place.



posted on Oct, 6 2008 @ 02:23 PM
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Please direct your replies to this thread, already in progress:

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Thanks for your posts. Thread closed.

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