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No Peace Talks With The Taliban After Drone Strike Kills Number Two In Command

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posted on Jun, 1 2013 @ 09:28 PM
The prospects of ending 12 years of pro-Taliban militancy through negotiations in Pakistan are dying down after a US drone attack killed Wali u Rehman Mehsud, the deputy chief of pro-Taliban militants controlling parts of the tribal region in the country's northwest.

In retaliation, the militants have said they will withdraw their earlier offer to hold talks with the incoming government of Muslim League- Nawaz Sharif.

The pro-Taliban militants have bSlamed the government, in a reference to the country's military for conspiring to get their leader killed through a US drone strike.

Walir Rehman was known to be relatively moderate and against carrying out attacks in Pakistan. He was in favor of holding peace talks with the incoming government to bring to an end years-long insurgency that has led to the killing of thousands of people in Pakistan since 9/11.

The pro-Taliban militants have vowed to resume attacks which had substantially reduced after the party of incoming Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif won the national elections last month (June).

Sharif's party is still hopeful to convince angry pro-Taliban militants to hold negotiations.

Political parties discretely supporting US drone attacks during last five years, lost the national elections last month.

Opposition parties are now mounting pressure on incoming Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to order Pakistan's Air Force, after taking the oath of office next week, to shoot down US assassination drones operating in the country's tribal areas. Sharif's party seeks to convene a meeting of other political parties to decide on a joint course of action on how to deal with Washington's continued violation of Pakistan's sovereignty. .

posted on Jun, 2 2013 @ 01:08 AM
Who the hell is running these missions?
Dont they have a clue what they are doing?Is there no co ordination with allies at all?

posted on Jun, 2 2013 @ 05:11 AM
Well obviously if the guy was seeking peace he had to go.

The US military complex don't do peace.

posted on Jun, 3 2013 @ 04:34 PM
reply to post by grimghost

they need to be soft with Taliban because they are working with Taliban's brothers (Al-Qaeda) in other parts of middle east esp. Syria.

edit on 3-6-2013 by maes2 because: (no reason given)


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