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Originally posted by Paulioetc15
Hopefully though we leave very soon. This war cost us billions.
Originally posted by JiggyPotamus
We will not negotiate with terrorists, hahaha. Isn't that a weird source? Shouldn't we have gotten this information elsewhere? Another ridiculous finding that I wouldn't put past our government.
Despite complete silence from president Barack Obama and seeming indifference from the State Department, Asia Times Online is reporting that the U.S. and NATO forces have secretly agreed to cede several former Southwestern Province strongholds to the Taliban as part of a wide-ranging peace initiative.
The agreement calls for the Taliban to assume responsibility or the Southwestern provinces, while Afghanistan takes control of the North, with NATO providing continuing support.
The agreement resulted in the reported release by Pakistan of several Taliban leaders captured during the conflict and insurgency. These include the brother of slain Taliban leader Mullah Dadullah.
NATO forces, which had formerly stepped-up anti-Taliban raid in the Spring, have apparently abandoned those programs and are in fact visibly reducing their presence and support for alliance forces in the South.
All major anti-Taliban operations have been suspended in the southwestern Afghan provinces of Kandahar, Zabul, Helmand and Uruzgan, the Taliban's spiritual heartland, as an international reconciliation process gathers pace, an Asia Times Online investigation has found.
This was confirmed ... by multiple sources, including the Afghan Ministry of Interior and Taliban commanders in Kandahar.
Originally posted by Mikeyy
I do understand that the war in Afghanistan has cost us Billions of dollars, and everybody want's to get out of it, but I just can't shake the feeling that when we leave afghanistan the Taliban will easily take the country back over.
They are just waiting for it. Why would'nt you? It just makes too much sense.