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    Leaders favouring peace talks with Taliban

    After hitting southern Afghanistan with tens of thousands of additional soldiers in an effort to weaken a resurgent Taliban, the NATO-led military alliance is considering a plan to end the war by entering power-sharing negotiations with Taliban leaders and former fighters.

    The scenario of a negotiated peace and a joint government involving the Taliban, once considered unlikely and controversial, is gaining momentum ahead of a critical summit on Afghanistan in London on Thursday.

    Within a 24-hour period, senior figures in the Afghan government and the United Nations – and perhaps most startlingly, the top U.S. general in Afghanistan – all endorsed seeking some form of peace settlement with the Taliban, which has battled Western forces to a standstill in the war-torn southern provinces.

    “As a soldier, my personal feeling is that there's been enough fighting,” U.S. General Stanley McChrystal, the senior NATO commander in the 42-nation Afghan mission, said in an interview with the Financial Times. “I believe that a political solution to all conflicts is the inevitable outcome. And it's the right outcome.”

    By saying that Taliban leaders could be included in a future Afghan government and suggesting that Afghans should “extend olive branches” to the insurgents, Gen. McChrystal has gone further than any previous U.S. commander.

    Canada's position on talks with the Taliban has gradually evolved over the past four years, from complete rejection to the point where the Harper government now considers some kind of reconciliation necessary to lasting peace.

    At a meeting in Istanbul yesterday ahead of the London conference, Afghan President Hamid Karzai told reporters that he wants to begin negotiations with the more moderate of the several groups usually classified as “Taliban.”

    “I will be making a statement at the conference in London to the effect of removing Taliban names from the United Nations sanctions list,” Mr. Karzai said.

    Kai Eide, the UN Special Representative for Afghanistan, told The New York Times hours earlier that he wants to begin bringing the Taliban into talks on governing the country. “If you want relevant results, then you have to talk to the relevant person in authority,” he said. “I think the time has come to do it.”

    British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who is organizing the 60-nation summit, said yesterday that he agrees with this approach, saying it is “right to believe that over the long term we can split the Taliban.”

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    Talks with Taliban gain traction in plan for Afghan peace - The Globe and Mail
    Sounds like a sensible approach to me. Fighting has proven not to get us anywhere really, a viable political solution is necessary.
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    Re: Leaders favouring peace talks with Taliban

    Sure they should definitely maybe try to make peace with the Cult leaders of the most restrictive Government to come along in over 60 years. Forget the atrocities they were famous for the massive restrictions they put on woman to insure that they remained nothing more than slaves to the brutal treatment of men.
    Lets set aside the fact that the only way the Russians were defeated there was we gave the mujahedin the tool they needed. Oh yes and how did they repay that help? They repaid it by becoming 100 times worse to their own people than the Russian had been.

    By all means sit down and talk with these useless pieces of garbage and sign a deal with them to share power or allow them to talk part in important decisions concerning the futre of the people of that impoverished Nation.

    And when that doesn't work they best be ready to go in and kill everyone of these cult members because they are never to be trusted because at the core of the existence is the Radical Cult of Islam that allows them to lie and to kill the innocent to achieve their goals.

    No amount of talking to a snake will ever convince the snake it's a bunny rabbit, and it's foolish and naive to think otherwise.

    I'm sorry but there is a time to talk and there is a time to kill the enemy and when you are dealing with a ruthless Radical Cult it's time to kill enough of them a to render them harmless, and the only way to do that is by over whelming force that is o powerful they dare not lift a finger in opposition, and if they do kill them. Don't talk don't hesitate don't take prisoners. War is an ugly business and only the side willing to use what ever means is available will emerge victorious. Sounds awful but a few take no prisoner wars where nothing but victory mattered and there would suddenly be a lot less conflicts in the world. Even the dumb ass Chinese and Russian would calm down if they knew they would face total and complete obliteration.

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    Re: Leaders favouring peace talks with Taliban

    Personally, I think the Taliban should have a quick chat with the Orkin man. Perhaps he might be able to dispatch them to their peace.

    But that's just me.

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    Re: Leaders favouring peace talks with Taliban

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    I'm sorry but there is a time to talk and there is a time to kill the enemy and when you are dealing with a ruthless Radical Cult it's time to kill enough of them a to render them harmless, and the only way to do that is by over whelming force that is o powerful they dare not lift a finger in opposition, and if they do kill them. Don't talk don't hesitate don't take prisoners. War is an ugly business and only the side willing to use what ever means is available will emerge victorious. Sounds awful but a few take no prisoner wars where nothing but victory mattered and there would suddenly be a lot less conflicts in the world. Even the dumb ass Chinese and Russian would calm down if they knew they would face total and complete obliteration.
    It's not that we haven't been fighting the Taliban, but they've been winning of late, we're losing ground to them. Let's be real here, you're discussing conventional warfare tactics. This is not a conventional war! We've tried fighting them, hasn't worked.
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    Re: Leaders favouring peace talks with Taliban

    "the NATO-led military alliance is considering a plan to end the war by entering power-sharing negotiations with Taliban leaders and former fighters."

    ...

    I'm envisioning a scenario like when the Police send out "You Won a New Car" fliers to thugs with outstanding warrants on them....

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    Re: Leaders favouring peace talks with Taliban

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    "the NATO-led military alliance is considering a plan to end the war by entering power-sharing negotiations with Taliban leaders and former fighters."

    ...

    I'm envisioning a scenario like when the Police send out "You Won a New Car" fliers to thugs with outstanding warrants on them....
    Haha, that would be pretty cool. Get all the Taliban leaders in one place, make it seem like a proper meeting, then have a bunch of soldiers with guns round 'em all up!
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    Re: Leaders favouring peace talks with Taliban

    Quote Originally Posted by AgentM View Post
    It's not that we haven't been fighting the Taliban, but they've been winning of late, we're losing ground to them. Let's be real here, you're discussing conventional warfare tactics. This is not a conventional war! We've tried fighting them, hasn't worked.
    Sooooo....before the long-delayed, Obama-impeded surge the military requested has a chance to succeed or even be implemented, the quitters are surrendering.

    How many of these people can say the words "Bush's efforts in Iraq were a success" without having a stroke?

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    Re: Leaders favouring peace talks with Taliban

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Sooooo....before the long-delayed, Obama-impeded surge the military requested has a chance to succeed or even be implemented, the quitters are surrendering.
    Can the American military be in Afghanistan forever? I can assure you that the Taliban will be around long after everyone leaves.
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    Re: Leaders favouring peace talks with Taliban

    Quote Originally Posted by AgentM View Post
    Can the American military be in Afghanistan forever? I can assure you that the Taliban will be around long after everyone leaves.
    If we can't, we should poison the land with Co-60 before we depart.

    People need to be shown what happens when they mess with the best.

    Don't say war doesn't solve problems, Carthage vanished completely, I wonder why.

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    Re: Leaders favouring peace talks with Taliban

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    If we can't, we should poison the land with Co-60 before we depart.

    People need to be shown what happens when they mess with the best.

    Don't say war doesn't solve problems, Carthage vanished completely, I wonder why.
    Yes, because all Afghans were responsible for Al-Qaida and the Taliban. Real humanitarian of ya.
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