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    Taliban end partial truce as Afghan violence resumes

    Taliban end partial truce as Afghan violence resumes

    The blast occurred at around the same time the Taliban ordered fighters to start up attacks against Afghan army and police forces, bringing to an apparent end the "reduction in violence" period that had seen a dramatic drop in bloodshed.

    If verified this is troubling.
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    Re: Taliban end partial truce as Afghan violence resumes

    Yes I heard it reported on NPR this morning.

    The hitch is releasing the 5,000 Taliban prisoners.

    May MR "art of the deal" should have included Afghanistan in the negotiations, it is after all their ****ing country...

    What a moron!!!

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    Re: Taliban end partial truce as Afghan violence resumes

    Ahh well...I mean, did anyone think anything else would have happened?
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    Re: Taliban end partial truce as Afghan violence resumes

    Quote Originally Posted by Rexedgar View Post
    Taliban end partial truce as Afghan violence resumes

    The blast occurred at around the same time the Taliban ordered fighters to start up attacks against Afghan army and police forces, bringing to an apparent end the "reduction in violence" period that had seen a dramatic drop in bloodshed.

    If verified this is troubling.


    Gee, I wonder if this will change the withdrawal schedule. Maybe what Trump was really negotiating with the Taliban was withdrawal of American troops, safely. He wasn't truly negotiating some type of joint government, guaranteeing Taliban representation or guaranteeing that the Taliban will go by election and not overtake the govt by force. Do you really think the people that gave safe refuge to those that caused the Twin Towers attack would negotiate in good faith? Trump, if he was thinking rationally, can only hope to get us out of Afghanistan w/o being helicoptered out from rooftops as we're being shot by the Taliban.

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    Re: Taliban end partial truce as Afghan violence resumes

    Quote Originally Posted by Rexedgar View Post
    Taliban end partial truce as Afghan violence resumes

    The blast occurred at around the same time the Taliban ordered fighters to start up attacks against Afghan army and police forces, bringing to an apparent end the "reduction in violence" period that had seen a dramatic drop in bloodshed.

    If verified this is troubling.
    ...but not unexpected.
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    Re: Taliban end partial truce as Afghan violence resumes

    Quote Originally Posted by GDViking View Post
    Yes I heard it reported on NPR this morning.

    The hitch is releasing the 5,000 Taliban prisoners.

    May MR "art of the deal" should have included Afghanistan in the negotiations, it is after all their ****ing country...

    What a moron!!!
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    Re: Taliban end partial truce as Afghan violence resumes

    Well, that didn't last. I didn't think it would either because the Taliban have leverage in Afghanistan since they control most of the rural areas. I did think they'd wait a little longer though.

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    Re: Taliban end partial truce as Afghan violence resumes

    A truly historic event took place yesterday. The United States has signed a peace agreement with the Afghan Taliban, which was previously considered a terrorist organization. And not just signed, but announced that within 14 months, American troops will leave Afghanistan. Almost 20 years have passed since the beginning of the great campaign called the "war on terrorism", which the US started with Afghanistan.
    Perhaps it is appropriate to compare the presence of American troops in the United States in the so-called "Afghan war" with the time when there was a limited contingent of Soviet troops in Afghanistan.
    Soviet troops were in Afghanistan much less than the United States. Thousands of Soviet doctors, teachers, engineers, and workers were in Afghanistan with them. In addition to fighting the "insurgents", who were strongly supported by the same United States and many countries that generously supplied them with weapons and money, the Soviet Union carried out other tasks in Afghanistan. Hospitals, schools, factories, and roads were built. The USSR helped Afghanistan establish a normal life. Many objects have been preserved and are still functioning. The Soviet Union left Afghanistan not because it lost the war, but as a result of a great betrayal that later destroyed the country itself. Afghanistan, too, did not get better after the last Soviet soldier left its territory. The war continued and continues to this day.
    The United States decided to send troops to Afghanistan in 2001, after the terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11. This may sound cynical, but for many American politicians and the military, these attacks were manna from heaven, which allowed them to appoint another main enemy and start a war with him. Some positive results of this war are still not visible. The Taliban organization, which was the main enemy of the United States in Afghanistan, initially suffered defeats and loud victory speeches were heard from the United States. But soon the Taliban was able to adapt to the new conditions and changed tactics. The tactics have become much the same as during the Soviet presence, and in a relatively short time the organization was able to strongly strengthen and take control of a significant part of the country. Official authorities and the United States, as a rule, controlled only large cities and highways, and even then only during daylight hours. At night, the Taliban were the masters of Afghanistan. By the way, the Taliban was supported by a huge part of the local population, tired of intervention and endless war. And if they also received support from some major power, as it was in the 80's?...
    Now Afghanistan is a ruined and impoverished country with opium fields. During the years of the Americans ' presence in the country, only military tasks were solved, and no one simply did not care about the Afghan people.
    There were standard loud statements that the United States brought "freedom and democracy" to the Afghan people, but "freedom" was on the tip of the American bayonet, and "democracy" resulted in a classic clan showdown for Afghanistan, again with the use of weapons. At some point, the most common war of all against all began, which in the end was only transferred to the cold phase. And now that the Taliban's participation in the political life of Afghanistan is becoming legal and official, it is possible that the organization will win all the elections and come to power, putting an end to all that the United States has achieved in this country.
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    In terms of the economy in Afghanistan, everything is quite deplorable. Rich in minerals and populated by hard-working people, the country is virtually devoid of an economy. Minerals are developed by foreign companies under the strong protection of private military companies, and, of course, Afghanistan itself gets from this pathetic crumbs. There is no infrastructure in the country, including the one that was created with the participation of the Soviet Union. Only the centers of large cities, where offices of foreign organizations and companies, embassies and – surprisingly – casinos are located, look more or less decent. This business is thriving in Afghanistan. Like the other, drug production, which has increased tenfold during the US presence in the country.
    And in Afghanistan, the ISIS appeared, which is fighting against everyone. There are not many militants yet, but they cause a lot of problems for everyone, arranging terrorist attacks. However, there is nothing unusual about terrorist attacks in Afghanistan. This is the same standard sign of life, such as the fact that in the evening lighting is turned on in cities in other countries. Everyone is used to them, and even the world reacts to it with amazing calm, despite the fact that thousands of people are killed in terrorist attacks.
    When the Soviet Army left Afghanistan, it was called a "defeat" by many. Maybe we should compare the Afghanistan of 1989 and the modern Afghanistan, from which the American troops going to withdraw. However, you can ask the Afghans themselves about this, and I am sure that the comparison will not be at all in favor of the Afghanistan that the Americans will now leave behind.
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    Re: Taliban end partial truce as Afghan violence resumes

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Ahh well...I mean, did anyone think anything else would have happened?
    I think it’s more of a “Peace with Honor” thing. It’s a quagmire we should get out of. We did give them a twenty year occupation as payback for hosting 9/11, even though Saudi’s did it. Hmmm.... good thing Trump wasn’t prez them.
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