Skip to comments.U.N. to remove Taliban from blacklist: Karzai (on gradual basis if they renounce Al Qaeda,terrorism)
Posted on 06/22/2010 11:55:05 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
KABUL (Reuters) The United Nations has agreed to remove Taliban members who renounce ties to al Qaeda from a U.N. blacklist on a "gradual" basis, Afghan President Hamid Karzai's office said on Tuesday.
Senior diplomats from the 15-nation U.N. Security Council were in the Afghan capital on Tuesday, following a call for a review of the names of Taliban figures on its sanction list at a peace conference in Kabul earlier this month.
"The president asked the U.N. delegates to remove Taliban members from their blacklist and the delegates agreed to do so gradually and provided the members had no links to al Qaeda or other terrorist groups," Karzai's palace said in a statement.
U.N. Security Council Resolution 1267 freezes assets and limits travel of senior figures linked to the Taliban, as well as al Qaeda, but recent Afghan efforts to engage some insurgents in diplomacy have raised doubts about who should be on the list.
At least five of those named on the 137-name list are former Taliban officials who now serve in parliament or privately mediate between the government and the insurgents battling NATO-led forces and their Afghan partners.
Earlier this month, Afghanistan held a three day peace "jirga," or conference, in a bid to find a national consensus on ways to end a violent insurgency that has dragged on for almost nine years.
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Surrendered Taliban militants from Pakistan's northwestern Bajaur tribal district stand beside seized weapons at a military compound on June 9. US lawmakers pushed Tuesday for adding the Pakistani Taliban, accused of training unrepentant Times Square bomb plotter Faisal Shahzad, to Washington's blacklist of terrorist groups. (AFP/File/Anwar Ullah)
lol kill more usa military campaign
In the future people will look back and wonder how we could be so mind blowingly stupid.
In related news, the U.N. approved of the Taliban burning Girls’ Schools and killing the students, as a “culturally protected practice.”
Maybe the UN can get the Taliban to give up Islam as well. Seems just as likely...
What could go wrong?
Know anything about COIN?
It seems no different to me than the UN removing the Nazis from the blacklist if they would only renouce the Gestapo. Taliban should be eliminated. Period!
That would be CounterInsurgency
You might want to take a look at “The Accidental Guerrilla: Fighting Small Wars in the Midst of a Big One”