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Taliban: Peace Talks Don’t Mean No Fighting

From an unfazed Associated Press:

Taliban: Afghan talks won’t mean end to fighting

January 12, 2012

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban’s political wing is ready to enter peace talks to end the war in Afghanistan, but the insurgents will in the meantime continue their armed struggle, the group said Thursday.

The militant movement’s emailed statement suggests that efforts to bring Afghan factions to the table are gathering momentum, but also highlights some of the roadblocks on the way to any settlement — in particular, the Taliban’s insistence that the government of President Hamid Karzai is an illegitimate "stooge" of the West.

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said the militants had been fighting for the past 15 years to establish an Islamic government in Afghanistan "in accordance with the request of its people."

"It is for this purpose and for bringing about peace and stability in Afghanistan that we have increased our political efforts to come to mutual understanding with the world in order to solve the current ongoing situation," Mujahid said in an emailed statement.

"But this understanding does not mean a surrender from jihad and neither is it connected to an acceptance of the constitution of the stooge Kabul administration."

One of the international community’s and Afghan government’s conditions for reconciliation is that the Taliban must accept the Afghan constitution, meaning they must recognize Karzai’s government. Mujahid’s outright rejection of this is likely to be a key obstacle in the peace process.

What a laugh.

Turning Afghanistan into an Islamic government has always been the goal of the Taliban. And who really believes that the Obama administration would have any problem with that?

After all, the ultimate goal of the ‘Arab Spring’ movement is to put Islamic governments in power all across the Middle East. And Mr. Obama and Hillary Clinton have lauded lauded the ‘Arab Spring’ movement. And they have even supported it militarily in Libya. So why are we still fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan?

These ‘peace talks’ should go very smoothly. They always do when one side has already surrendered.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, January 12th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Taliban: Peace Talks Don’t Mean No Fighting”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    “Taliban: Peace Talks Don’t Mean No Fighting”

    Because Peace Talks with Israel have gone so well lo these seven decades. It’s a splendid strategy.

  2. Reality Bytes says:

    The strongest military is useless against a lack of will of the people it defends.

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