Skip to comments.Taliban 'prepared to work with US on security in Afghanistan'
Posted on 09/10/2012 6:30:16 AM PDT by NCDragon
The group, which was ousted by the US-led invasion of Afghanistan in the wake of 9/11, is now willing to cooperate with the US on security and take part in peace negotiations in return for international political recognition, the study says.
The report was compiled by the respected Royal United Services Institute (Rusi) following interviews with four senior Taliban figures close to the organisations leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar. These included former government ministers, one of the groups founding members and a Mujahideen commander.
It sets out a detailed path to a negotiated settlement for Afghanistan that could allow the majority of western troops to withdraw in 2014 without the country descending into renewed chaos.
According to the report, the Taliban representatives believe there is no natural enmity with the Americans, and that they would be prepared to accept a long-term US military presence in the country if it helped Afghan security.
Under the plan, five US military bases could operate in Kandahar, Herat, Jalalabad, Mazar-e-Sharif and Kabul to help rebuild Afghanistan up to 2024. The Taliban figures expressed hope that military assistance would translate into economic assistance over time.
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......said the spider to the fly.
Yeh...we just had a bunch of soldiers shot bu your good people.....b*******
These ragheads are my generation's Japanese and to say there's no "natural enmity" between us misses the point.
They started this fight, and we ought to finish it.
I'd as soon we turn their country into glass and be done.
They will negotiate like the North Vietnamese did. They will make an agreement with us and, when we leave, they will break it. Unfortunately, for the Afghans that actually worked with us (few as that number may be), when our politicians stab them in the back like they did the South Vietnamese, there is no nearby waterway into which to they can float away and be rescued.
Personally, I think we should never have embarked on nation-building in Afghanistan or Iraq. We should have utterly crushed the enemy, installed compliant puppet governments, and then quickly left. We should have left them with the warning that if they cause trouble again, we would drop daisy-cutters and carpet bomb them senseless. Why we allow our finest men and women to become hamstrung by restrictive ROE and political correctness and become sitting ducks for this backward collection of people is beyond my understanding.
The people who funded, trained, and protected the 9-11 terrorists are prepared to work with us? That’s reassuring to Joe Biden, perhaps, but not to anyone sane.
Watch obama to take them up on this offer.
I said “My, my” like the spider to a fly
“Jump right ahead in my web”
1945: Waffen SS ‘prepared to work with Allies on security in Germany.’
SS “SD” branch were the security section. The waffen guys were the ones running around from front to front with their tanks.
Hahaha, that’s a real knee slapper, there. What corkers those guys are!
In a related story, Farmer Jones has announced that he is negotiating with the fox to guard his henhouse.
Gee, what could ever go wrong with this plan?????