Comments on: Talk to the Taliban http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/2012/01/12/talk-to-the-taliban/ Fri, 31 Jul 2015 03:37:49 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Radek.kow1 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/2012/01/12/talk-to-the-taliban/#comment-580 Mon, 16 Jan 2012 14:10:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/?p=351#comment-580 I appeal: There’s no hope in Afghanistan, while the world now is more and more global. America and the rest of the global community should at least allow those Afghanis wishing to leave, and with some skills, to enter USA or other countries. This would be the best gift Americans and others could give to all the moderate Afghans fed up with living in fear, insecurity and dirty poverty. It’s silly to hope that US would best protect moderate Muslims by keeping them in Afghanistan, and also keeping them there will cost the US treasury much more taxpayer money. I met personally one Afghan expat living in Netherlands and all I can say are positive things. I think Afghans are good people, just that the place they live has no future at the moment due to international pressures.

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By: Omicron http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/2012/01/12/talk-to-the-taliban/#comment-579 Mon, 16 Jan 2012 12:24:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/?p=351#comment-579 “a hugely offensive act to Muslims and a potential war crime ”

Is it absolutely necessary to break things down to religious sections?

Or are there some people or religions that would not find pissing on the dead offensive?

How about we just say that those soldiers did something that is OFFENSIVE TO ANYONE, instead of making it specific to Muslims, as if they might be hypersensitive to something that the west would no be?

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By: quad http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/2012/01/12/talk-to-the-taliban/#comment-577 Mon, 16 Jan 2012 05:25:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/?p=351#comment-577 The entire concern has been a waste of lives, money and time. No matter what any writer decides to say, or government, or military leaders, would like or wish to tell us otherwise. Those responsible have turned their backs on these concerns a long time ago. Try to leave under the darkness, because you’ll never see daylight in Afghanistan. As stated nobody cares anyway.

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By: PunkySteele http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/2012/01/12/talk-to-the-taliban/#comment-571 Sat, 14 Jan 2012 17:54:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/?p=351#comment-571 Sometimes I wonder why more Journalist like yourself don’t run for office. I agree with your opinion here it inspires me to get this message out. I am planning on at the very least calling my congress woman and letting her know of your opinion and that it is one I support.

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By: JamesChirico http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/2012/01/12/talk-to-the-taliban/#comment-569 Sat, 14 Jan 2012 16:51:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/?p=351#comment-569 We will no doubt keep s force in Bagram for counter terrorism (drone attacks), training and special forces missions. As the writer said if they walk away we can prosecute them from the air and with special forces. The Taliban hunting forces since formed have taken out about 10,000 Taliban is a short period of time having less than 100 casualties. The Taliban taking a home rule force majure without training international terrorists is a major step forward to ridding not only Afghanistan but Pakistan of the Wahabist type terrorists from the mideast. Peace in Karachi is part of the formula since the Taliban is used by ISI and the military to take the Pakistan side in that area. If the Taliban pushed by the arabs continue to kill people in Pakistan (thousands killed every year), then Pakistan will have to come down hard. If they take a more peopceful route having self rule, their Sharia in their own tribal areas, everyone will benefit. Taking the absurd GOP warhawk position of no talks, only leaves us in a never ending war. We are not the Russians leveling villages killing all when opposition comes from a tribe.

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By: knobbybob http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/2012/01/12/talk-to-the-taliban/#comment-568 Sat, 14 Jan 2012 16:21:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/?p=351#comment-568 “The arrogance and stupidity it takes conduct foreign policy contrary to these truths is a distinctly American trait.”
Beg to differ; consider the British “Empire” for one.
However, what is a distinctly HUMAN trait is our failure to learn from history. As long as religion and tribal mentality continue to reign, the so-called “civil” world will find itself in such “quagmires” trying simple solutions for complex problems.
Regarding the lack of interest of Taliban talks on the part of the American people, perhaps it’s the fault of the American “mainstream” media who fail to report it(?).Or is it just going over our collective heads?

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By: changeling http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/2012/01/12/talk-to-the-taliban/#comment-561 Fri, 13 Jan 2012 18:21:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/?p=351#comment-561 Foreign troops will always be considered an occupying force by native peoples. Those who benefit from the occupation smile and shine the occupiers on. The rest live in quiet fear or resistance. They all hate the occupation. The arrogance and stupidity it takes conduct foreign policy contrary to these truths is a distincly American trait.

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By: txgadfly http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/2012/01/12/talk-to-the-taliban/#comment-560 Fri, 13 Jan 2012 16:10:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/?p=351#comment-560 The people in the USA who advocate war, war and more war have to bring them to an end. They are losing control over the population of the USA too and need to consolidate their power base here before our pro-forma elections later this year.

So now they are deploying drones here to keep their thumb on people. Handy things, drones. Now they just need to embed tracking chips in people’s foreheads. Ah the horrors done in the name of “freedom”! And the name of religion.

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