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US to open direct Taliban talks
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Posted on 06/18/2013 8:09:09 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

US to open direct Taliban talks

The US is to open direct peace talks with the Taliban, senior White House officials have announced.

The first meeting is due to take place in the coming days in Doha, Qatar, where the Taliban have just opened their first official overseas office.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai said his government is also sending a delegation to Qatar to talk to the Taliban.

The announcement came on the day Nato handed over security for the whole of Afghanistan to government forces.

US officials said prisoner exchanges would be one topic for discussion with the Taliban, but the first weeks will mainly be used to explore each other's agendas.

However, the talks are on condition that the Taliban renounce violence, break ties with al-Qaeda and respect the Afghan constitution - including the rights of women and minorities.

US officials said this was the first step on a very long road, adding that there was no guarantee of success.

Although senior US officials describe the latest move as a milestone on the road to peace, others will feel it is nearer to treason, says BBC North America Editor Mark Mardell. 'Puppets of the US'

On Tuesday, the Taliban issued a statement saying that one of the main aims of their Doha office was "to meet Afghans".

The statement said they would also make contact with UN, regional and international organisations as well as non-governmental institutions.

After opening the "political bureau" in Doha alongside Qatari officials, Taliban representative Mohammed Naeem told reporters the group wanted good relations with Afghanistan's neighbouring countries.

In the past, the Taliban have always refused to meet President Karzai or his government, dismissing them as puppets of the US.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; afghanwar; karzai; taliban; talibanpeacetalks; talibantalks
This will go far..............
1 posted on 06/18/2013 8:09:09 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Sounds like a rerun of the Paris Peace Talks and we see where that ended.


2 posted on 06/18/2013 8:10:07 AM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama will be offering them our terms of surrender.


3 posted on 06/18/2013 8:10:31 AM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Ah , the talks about the Change Of Command from NATO to the TallyBand


4 posted on 06/18/2013 8:12:11 AM PDT by molson209
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To: Sub-Driver

5 posted on 06/18/2013 8:12:36 AM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be what you might have been.)
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To: Sub-Driver

After Obama returns Afghanistan to the Taliban, all the sacrifices made by our troops will have been for nothing;
not that Obama cares in any case.


6 posted on 06/18/2013 8:16:10 AM PDT by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
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To: Sub-Driver

Oh joy.

And we all know that the rest of the world holds the Obamadork-felon-cretin in such high regard.

(He’d lose a tic tac toe game with a worm.)


7 posted on 06/18/2013 8:21:15 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Sub-Driver

There’s a brilliant military move. It will be like starting up talks with SA 13 gang members on drug trafficing.


8 posted on 06/18/2013 8:21:46 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Well better to have them out in the open, than have them be a secret like Obama has had them up until now.

Sorry, I’m not buying that this guy hasn’t been in contact with them until now.

B. S.


9 posted on 06/18/2013 8:24:06 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Speaker John Boehner (R) no (D) no (R)... has more waffles than IHOP.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama still seeking to legitimize the terrorists.


10 posted on 06/18/2013 8:28:10 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: Sub-Driver
Surrender to the taliban is more likely... redux of Vietnam... damn all that are involved in selling out America and selling out every AMERICAN that has served... damn the left to hell.

LLS

11 posted on 06/18/2013 8:28:34 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’m thinking we have officially stolen the “surrender monkey white flag” from the french.


12 posted on 06/18/2013 8:30:24 AM PDT by mikefive (RLTW)
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To: Sub-Driver

We should ‘talk’ withthm the same way Kirk talked to Khan: “Prepare to receive my transmission.”

Can you hear me now?


13 posted on 06/18/2013 8:44:46 AM PDT by Noumenon (What would Michael Collins do?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Don’t we have direct talks with them in GITMO?


14 posted on 06/18/2013 8:49:10 AM PDT by rey
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To: Sub-Driver
Enough of this treason!

READ AND SIGN THE MODERN AMERICAN DECLARATION OF LIBERTY...THEN PASS IT ON

15 posted on 06/18/2013 8:50:49 AM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: Mouton

Sure sounds like it. Expect th same results.


16 posted on 06/18/2013 8:52:15 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: JimSEA

Nam all over again. Leave it a dem to surrender.


17 posted on 06/18/2013 8:59:38 AM PDT by DownInFlames
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To: Sub-Driver

Not difficult to arrange - just have Huma come to the White House for coffee. :)


18 posted on 06/18/2013 9:16:01 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’m sorry, I’m still laughing at the thought of Afghanistan assuming security....

They can assume the position for all I care.


19 posted on 06/18/2013 9:19:18 AM PDT by TangledUpInBlue (I have no home. I'm the wind.)
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To: Sub-Driver
And the women of the world rejoiced!
20 posted on 06/18/2013 9:37:17 AM PDT by BO Stinkss ( I'd rather die on my feet than live on my knees)
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To: Sub-Driver

What a horrible affront to the memories of all those killed and maimed in the fight for freedom from these bacteria.

The islamist in Chief shows his true colors for all to see.


21 posted on 06/18/2013 9:57:29 AM PDT by onedoug
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Afghanistan: Nato Security Handover Marked by Deadly Blast [VIDEO]

The official handover of responsibility for security in Afghanistan from Nato to local forces has been marked by a deadly blast. The explosion in the west of Kabul killed three people and injured 30.

Officials said a suicide bomber targeted Mohammed Mohaqiq, a prominent Hazara policymaker in the region and Afghanistan's second vice-president....

Scores of Nato and local officials had gathered to mark the official handover - a significant milestone 12 years after a Nato coalition went in to Afghanistan to expel the Taliban in the wake of the 9/11 attacks....

The Taliban insurgency has been intensifying after the militant group declared a spring offensive. According to UN figures, more than 3,000 civilians were killed between January and June this year, a sharp increase from the 2012 count.

22 posted on 06/18/2013 12:27:58 PM PDT by thouworm (Steyn: They let [Stevens] die, and then told lies over his coffin.They did that to one of their own.)
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To: mikefive

agreed.


23 posted on 06/18/2013 1:04:11 PM PDT by FutureRocketMan (Santorum/Perry or Perry/Santorum 2016)
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To: Sub-Driver

11 years of wasted lives and treasure.

One of the tenets of Ingsoc is that you NEVER win a war. We haven’t since 1945.


24 posted on 06/18/2013 1:07:08 PM PDT by Chaguito
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To: Sub-Driver

Taliban to Obama this is our consession- Convert to Islam or death pick one.


25 posted on 06/18/2013 2:32:39 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: Sender

What say you, Achmed??


26 posted on 06/18/2013 3:13:30 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady (Not just the IRS, what about ATF, OSHA, EPA and other big govt groups)
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To: Sub-Driver

Afghani-effing-stan! Where are the hippies now??!!


27 posted on 06/18/2013 3:16:42 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady (Not just the IRS, what about ATF, OSHA, EPA and other big govt groups)
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To: Sub-Driver

Uhuh. What’s their percentage of the record Opium crop/profits gonna be?


28 posted on 06/18/2013 9:11:34 PM PDT by TArcher ("TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS, governments are instituted among men" -- Does that still work?)
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To: Wisconsinlady
>>Where are the hippies now??!!


"whoooooah duuudes -- where's the Republic?"

29 posted on 06/18/2013 9:17:38 PM PDT by TArcher ("TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS, governments are instituted among men" -- Does that still work?)
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