Comments on: On Taliban talks and driving out al Qaeda http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2011/03/23/on-taliban-talks-and-driving-out-al-qaeda/ Perspectives on Pakistan Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:31:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: pakistan http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2011/03/23/on-taliban-talks-and-driving-out-al-qaeda/comment-page-1/#comment-37121 Wed, 30 Mar 2011 15:34:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=7100#comment-37121 Did some one say US loves life, even though for no apparent reason the current technocrat kenyan President and his clintonians adviser went for the kill in libya with its hundreds of inacurate Tissiles to support the rebels which according to reports have AlQuaeda volunteers.What a clever game according to the lady in red the terrorist went to Afghanistan and now we are being told that AlQaeda people have mved to libya to fight the great dictator and once again the US and the UK and French Govts are prepared to arm them?No wonder Afghanistan Govt. would welcome this step.

It vis the corporate America and the Pentagon America which is ruling America, the technorat Presidents come and go. What a shame, I thought the kenyan migrant’s son would get two terms but h just messed it up. He does not have the passion of the unior, Gandhi and mandela!
This is too much to expect from a man who after election went into the service of wall street oligarchy and corporate America!

Rex Minor

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By: DisgustedReader http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2011/03/23/on-taliban-talks-and-driving-out-al-qaeda/comment-page-1/#comment-37060 Sat, 26 Mar 2011 06:19:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=7100#comment-37060 Jihad has transformed weapons industry executives around the world into a new crop of billionnaires. When will governments realize they’ve been played by greedy executives of private corporations? If Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar declares the jihad over, then I suspect the big players in that industry will have to put out a hit for this renegade Taliban leader.

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By: ladygoodman http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2011/03/23/on-taliban-talks-and-driving-out-al-qaeda/comment-page-1/#comment-37052 Fri, 25 Mar 2011 08:29:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=7100#comment-37052 The Taliban and al Qaeda don’t strike me as people for whom negotiation is an option. It’s their way or the highway to hell. They will not go quietly, and it’s unbelievably naive to think that anyone would take their word in any kind of negotiation re peace or anything else. The only reason they would consider entering into peace negotiations is to say whatever it is the spineless want to hear so they can withdraw U.S. troops without losing any sleep. If the U.S. pulls out prematurely, the whole world will pay, but no one more than those left behind. In bin Laden’s own words, “The U.S. loves life; we love death. That is the difference between us.” Anyone of like mind, e.g., the Taliban, doesn’t know what Life and Peace are. There is no negotiating with that. They are evil incarnate, and they must be destroyed.

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By: Matrixx http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2011/03/23/on-taliban-talks-and-driving-out-al-qaeda/comment-page-1/#comment-37050 Fri, 25 Mar 2011 04:37:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=7100#comment-37050 America is behind the curve on Afghan policy, and ground realities are shifting. Pakistan is on the verge of pulling back. Elquaida argument has lost it’s magic. Longer the parties wait, the stronger would be the position of warlords. Then NATO would be just another warlord paying rent to play the game.

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By: shoaibo http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2011/03/23/on-taliban-talks-and-driving-out-al-qaeda/comment-page-1/#comment-37049 Thu, 24 Mar 2011 15:22:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=7100#comment-37049 The author is referring to utilizing Islamic laws of war to Put AQ on the backfoot. AQ operations do not follow the Islamic code because they kill civilians (disallowed). On the other hand they adhere to some of the protocol such as pre-warning attacks like African embassies. A strengthneded Taliban could use this strategy to retain ‘street cred’ vis-a-vis a weakened AQ.

An isolated AQ would be easier to deal with than all of Afghanistan. If AQ leadership can be destroyed, US will reach its objectives. Once this is done, US would have to avoid a repeat of 1989 and rebuild the region, promote education, infrastructure and economies of the devastated Afpak region.

This scenario as the author stated is unlikely but worth pursuing.

Pakistan should seriously get out of the militant business. It is a flawed strategy. States can’t control the goals, tactics, ideology of external jihad. Kashmir can only be won by Kashmiris not foriegn freedom fighters. They will have to fight like the vietnamese, algerians, afghans, bangladeshis etc. That is the price for freedom, it can’t be outsourced.

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By: shoaibo http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2011/03/23/on-taliban-talks-and-driving-out-al-qaeda/comment-page-1/#comment-37047 Thu, 24 Mar 2011 02:42:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=7100#comment-37047 Perhaps India the emerging superpower can take on afghanistan…

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By: KPSingh01 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2011/03/23/on-taliban-talks-and-driving-out-al-qaeda/comment-page-1/#comment-37046 Thu, 24 Mar 2011 02:22:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=7100#comment-37046 Al Qaeda did not enter the region with proper visa and documents. It is a loose organization where followers join with their own individual sentiments aligned. All that the Al Qaeda has to do is to exploit the blunders committed by the West. The support for fundamentalists is huge in this region. Anyone who decides to play to the tunes of the West will lose his base very quickly. If Mullah Omar agreed to officially cut off all ties with Al Qaeda to please the West, he will lose his value right away. There are many others eager to continue with Jihad and beyond. And for Taliban to cut off ties with Al Qaeda there must be a valid reason that caused some kind of friction and feud between them. They both are facing the barrel of the gun at the same time. Now why would they suddenly find a way out by sacrificing Al Qaeda? Where is the guarantee that within a year of this “settlement”, as soon as the Americans leave, Al Qaeda will not return and have a huge laugh? These guys must be made to submit by force. They do not understand treaties and agreements. They are used to violating rules and laws all through their history. Their tribal warfares spanning over generations are due to violating peace agreements between tribes. They only know victory or defeat. Negotiated settlement is tantamount to defeat of the West for them. After having spent 11 years in a war, with all the money, sophisticated military technology and clout, leaving the region with a half baked settlement is nothing but defeat. That is how it will be perceived. And this will only make these elements bolder than ever before. Read the statements made by one fundamentalist Pakistani living Germany. They will add the US to the list of mighty powers defeated. Al Qaeda will only feel encouraged to expand its campaign further. This is a big mistake the US and its allies are making. They do not seem to have learned from their past mistakes. Short sighted policies have led to the debacle one sees today. Yet another short sighted move will only make things worse. Go after them and defeat them with all your mighty weapons, strategy and technology. Or they will come and burn you in your own homelands.

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