Britain hosts peace talks with Taliban

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Britain hosts peace talks with Taliban

Post by Strawberry on Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:50 am

The UK government is spearheading talks with the notorious terrorist group Taliban in Afghanistan, now, into the tenth year after the US-led invasion of the country.

As the US-led occupation of Afghanistan enters its tenth year, casualties have risen among Afghan civilians and NATO troops alike, making the last 12 months the bloodiest of the conflict to date.

US and British troops are engaged in a dirty war in Afghanistan, using aerial bombing, drone attacks, torture prisons and corporate mercenaries against the Afghan people, all of which are fuelling further insecurity and fostering human rights abuse.

Britain joined the countries that invaded Afghanistan under the US command after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on US soil on the pretext that the masterminds behind the attacks - al-Qaeda and the Taliban - must be uprooted.

But, the multinational force led by the US military have neither been able to defeat terrorism nor they succeeded in their attempts to uproot the terrorists the US and British intelligence agencies claimed have taken refuge in the mountains of Afghanistan.

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Re: Britain hosts peace talks with Taliban

Post by Janey on Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:02 am

these peace talks have been held behind the scenes quite often. Unfortunately they always end in failure as the allies find the Taliban terms completely unacceptable and to make matters worse the Taiban cannot agree with themselves. All of the tribal groupings really have their own idea how to proceed.

There is no cohesive structure there. The whole culture is based on tribal warlords fighting each other for dominance and control in the ultimate gang turf war that has been part and parcel of Afghan life for many hundreds of years now.

I recall at one of these meetings that the main focus was the warlords trying to assassinate their competition who had gathered rather than any attempt to listen to proposals by the allies.


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