posted on May, 9 2013 @ 09:27 PM
Years ago, I started a thread about secret meetings and negotiations betwqeen the Obama administration and the Taliban.
US About to Re-Start Once-Secret Negotiations to Give Afghanistan Back to
Although scoffed at, later independent reports revealed that p[art of Obama's "exit strategy" wa to deal with Taliban representatives on
Afghan-Taliban coalition government.
Afghanistan's Karzai in Qatar, Taliban talks in
Peace Talks With the Taliban
Reuters:Karzai's trip to the Gulf Arab state, a U.S. ally which has mediated in conflicts in Arab or Muslim countries,
follows years of stalled discussions among the United States, Pakistan and the Taliban about a possible Afghan settlement.
Times: During the 2010 surge ... the administration was conflicted and too cautious about pressing for talks. ... . Even after the
administration decided in February 2011 to pursue talks ... ., , it took officials months to agree on the details.
The talks between the United States and the Taliban began early this year but soon collapsed when the administration, faced with
bipartisan opposition in Congress, could not complete a proposed prisoner swap.
Now I'm admittedly no expert on political strategy, but I think I've got a pretty clear idea of the driving forces behind the Muslim Taliban; and it
is antithetic to equality, fairness and peaceful co-existence with "infidels."
Today, we learn that on the eve of the first peaceful transfer of power between civilian goverments in Pakistani history, these Taliban have asserted
and made clear to any such secular comity iwth Muslim faithful.
Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud, in a message to the group's spokesman, outlined plans for the attacks, including suicide blasts,
in all four of the country's provinces on polling day on Saturday.
"We don't accept the system of infidels which is called democracy," Mehsud said in the letter, dated May 1, and obtained by Reuters on
But they have not attacked the main opposition party led by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, which has courted support from groups accused
of supporting militancy.
Sharif, who is seen as favorite to become the next prime minister, says Pakistan should reconsider its support for the U.S. war on Islamist militancy
and suggests he would be in favor of negotiations with the Taliban.
Sharif's Pakistan Muslim League has capitalized on widespread frustrations with the outgoing government led by the Pakistan People's
So, can someone please explain how the Obama administration can continue to push for "behind the scenes" talks to create a coa;lition that will NOT be
allowed to succeed; whether in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen, or anywhere else?
And will you explain how the Obama administration can so blithely commit hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars (if not billions) to the support of
regimes that will not accept democracy as a viable alternative to interecine violence and murders of "infidels" (such as Americans)?
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