Monday, July 23, 2012
Hamid Karzai says Taliban chief Mullah Omar can run for Afghan presidency:
Hamid Karzai says Taliban chief Mullah Omar can run for Afghan presidency: Mullah Omar, the one-eyed Taliban leader who has been on run since the United States toppled his regime in late 2001, is one of the world's most wanted men and is leading a Taliban insurgency aimed at ousting Karzai. Karzai has repeatedly called on Omar and other insurgents fighting against his administration to renounce violence and accept peaceful reintegration. "I repeat my call on all Afghans, those who aren't the puppets of others and have (only) issues with us at home – they're welcome for any talks," he told a news conference.
"Mullah Mohammad Omar can come inside Afghanistan anywhere he wants to. He can open political office for himself but he should leave the gun. "He along with his friends can come and create his political party, do politics, become a candidate himself for the elections. If people voted for him, good for him, he can take the leadership in his hand," Karzai said
What is Omar going to do kill everyone that doesn't vote for him? Anyway you look at it the Taliban are indigenous to Afghanistan and are going no where. When we leave if we do they are instantly going to claim what they want. At this point in my mind they should be allowed to claim certain parts of Afghanistan such as Helmand province as their territory and be allowed to live as they want there as long as they leave the rest of the country alone.
KABUL, Afghanistan - Dozens of men and women took to the streets of Kabul on Wednesday to protest the recent public slaying of an Afghan woman accused of adultery whose gruesome, execution-style killing was captured on video. The footage, which surfaced recently, shows the woman being shot multiple times about 10 days ago in Parwan province, north of the Afghan capital. The gunman was encouraged by people who stood nearby, smiling and cheering.
Also remember the people just recently cut off the ears of a man who was setting IED's near their town? The people know the horror they are to exist under forever if they do not stand up and eliminate them or give them their own section of the country to keep their barbaric laws as they see fit. All they have to do is stay there and keep their barbaric laws to themselves.
Taliban: 'We cannot win war in Afghanistan' A senior Taliban commander has said insurgency will not win the war in Afghanistan, conceding that the only way forward for the group is to settle with other political forces in the country.
The leadership knows the truth – that they cannot prevail over the power they confront," he said. "It would take some kind of divine intervention for the Taliban to win this war," “At least 70 per cent of the Taliban are angry at al-Qaeda. Our people consider AL-Qaeda to be a plague that was sent down to us by the heavens,”
US, Pakistan, Afghanistan Call on Taliban to Join Reconciliation: Foreign ministers from the United States, Afghanistan, and Pakistan met Sunday on the sidelines of an Afghan donor conference in Japan to discuss cross-border cooperation and security. They called on Taliban fighters to join Afghan reconciliation efforts.
In a joint statement following their talks, Afghan Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul, Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar, and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said al-Qaida's core leadership in the region has been decimated, reducing the threat to peace and security that led the international community to intervene in Afghanistan in 2001.
Remember just recently when angry Afghan's chopped off the ears of a Taliban who was trying to set a roadside bomb? Believe it or not despite all the recent setbacks to the contrary, now that Burhanuddin has taken over the talks with the Taliban and the people have finally started to stand up against them I feel very good about the future for the Afghan people Democracy or not.
Get the talks going full bore. I want us to get the hell out of Afghanistan like we should. If we are lucky enough to have that happen and I have my doubts, the people have a choice. They will still have their tribes but otherwise they have the choice of Mullah Omar who will kill them if they do not live the way he says or the corrupt drug dealer Hamid Karzai.
The Taliban are indigenous to Afghanistan and are going no where. If Mullah Omar is smart enough not to run for President give him his own principality there. When we leave if we do they are instantly going to claim what they want anyway. At this point in my mind they should be allowed to claim certain parts of Afghanistan such as Helmand province as their territory and be allowed to live as they want there as long as they leave the rest of the country alone.
The people know the horror they are to exist under forever if they do not stand up and eliminate them or give them their own section of the country to keep their barbaric laws as they see fit. All they have to do is stay there and keep their barbaric laws to themselves.