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February 07, 2011
U.S. scholars believe Afghanistan's Taliban has been wrongly perceived as ideological allies of al-Qaida, The New York Times reported late Sunday.
Citing a report to be published Monday by New York University, the newspaper said authors of the study think the guerrilla group could be persuaded to renounce al-Qaida.
NATO plans to begin this year handing Afghan forces the security lead in the battle against Taliban rebels, province by province, with
Originally posted by St Udio
reply to post by ProtoplasmicTraveler
and that makes them equals...the 'Report' is attempting to instill the propaganda that
Islam is a genteel & peaceful people...
Originally posted by mayabong
reply to post by ProtoplasmicTraveler
I'm still not sure if Al-Quaeda is even a real thing. I heard it meant, The list, or the toilet in arabic.
Anyways off topic.
How do you become a gold, silver and bronze contributor? You have lots of flags and stars.
i reckon the report was in the works before the Muslim Brotherhood began inserting its'
presence into Egypt and other North African states that are in turmoil (as of: jan-feb 2011)
Originally posted by ProtoplasmicTraveler
Well, it’s only taken 10 years of occupation for the Coalition Forces and Governments to move towards adopting a position that many of us have long suspected to be true, that the Taliban and El Qaeda are not aligned or even ideologically similar forces.
This report set to be released later on today, is believed to herald a new policy shift in Afghanistan towards seeking partnership with Senior Taliban Leaders to create a more stable and presumably less expensive and risky to govern Afghanistan by in essence doing the thing we claimed we were most against when entering Afghanistan, allowing the Taliban to be an active part of it’s government.
posted on 26-1-2010
Afghanistan's finance minister has raised the prospect of involving the Taliban across all strata of government, at both district and national level, as part of a plan for their reintegration and brokering peace. "Negotiations could begin as early as tomorrow if we have international backing," he said. Before tomorrow's opening of an international conference on Afghanistan in London that will address plans for an exit strategy for western forces, Omar Zakhilwal told the Financial Times he believed that the Taliban was ready to negotiate.
posted on 29-9-2010
Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- The Taliban rejected Wednesday claims made by the top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan that high level militant leaders have been in contact with the Afghan government.
"Contrary to the claims by the morale-sagging General Petraeus," a Taliban spokesman wrote in a statement...
The report goes on to state that even before September 11, 2001; there were significant frictions between the Taliban and El Qaeda.
In a war that many conspiracy minded and critical thinkers believe to be primarily about opium, copper deposits and a vital oil pipeline, the wide spread civilian casualties and economic cost of the war has been primarily sold to main stream America as ridding a civilian body, of a fundamentalist religious group, that wishes to impose stricter religious based laws than the civilians would prefer.
Yet over the course of ten years of warfare two things have emerged as hard to get around, the Taliban continues to receive a tremendous amount of support outside of Kabul’s Green Zone
Taliban controlled provinces
Largest Opium producing provinces
The Golden Crescent is the name given to one of Asia's two principal areas of illicit opium production, located at the crossroads of Central, South, and Western Asia. This space overlaps three nations, Afghanistan, Iran, and Pakistan, whose mountainous peripheries define the crescent, though only Afghanistan and Pakistan produce opium, with Iran being a consumer and trans-shipment route for the smuggled opiates.
where the Karzai Government can only survive with all it’s corruption and cronyism by being propped up and protected by U.S. and Coalition Troops, and that Afghanistan likely can not ever self govern itself without a government that includes ‘moderate’ Taliban elements in it.
the invasion pretext myths of Afghanistan are now being discarded to as Karzai first and now the Coalition look to formalize a peaceful and permanent relationship with the Taliban.