Friday, January 18, 2013

The Taliban will rule again Period!

 Obama, Karzai to accelerate end of U.S. combat role: Signaling a narrowing of differences, Karzai appeared to give ground in talks at the White House on U.S. demands for immunity from prosecution for any American troops who stay in Afghanistan beyond 2014, a concession that could allow Obama to keep at least a small residual force there.
Both leaders also threw their support behind tentative Afghan reconciliation efforts with Taliban insurgents, endorsing the establishment of a Taliban political office in Qatar in hopes of bringing insurgents to inter-Afghan talks. "By the end of next year, 2014, the transition will be complete," Obama said at a news conference with Karzai standing at his side. "Afghans will have full responsibility for their security, and this war will come to a responsible end." Karzai Says Will Step Down In 2014: Karzai, who has led the U.S.-backed Afghan government for more than a decade, made the pledge January 11 in Washington at a joint news conference with President Barack Obama. Karzai was selected to be interim president in 2002, after the fall of the Taliban regime.

Mullah Omar was invited to join the upcoming election in 2014 and he did not respond. He did not have to he knows when we are gone so is corrupt Karzai. I remember during the election with Abdullah and Karzai's victory was found to be grossly corrupt the people just shrugged and said one corrupt Government is the same as the next.

That said, the people would be wise to remember the cutting off of heads and hands that is routine for the Taliban and how stifling it is under their rule. As a whole they should remember the thousands of them the Taliban have purposely killed. They should form Lashkar's (civilian defense against the Taliban) and eliminate the Taliban or life as they want it is over.

 Afghans fear what will happen when troops leave: Among Afghans around the country interviewed by The Associated Press, the worry is pervasive. Many are deeply skeptical that Afghan police and security forces, which the U.S.-led coalition has spent years trying to build, will be able to fight insurgents and militants without American and NATO fighting alongside. Worse-case scenarios that some fear:

The Afghan forces could splinter along ethnic line and prompt civil war, the nation could plunge into a deep recession, or the Kabul government — plagued with corruption and still fragile despite efforts to establish its authority — would remain too weak to hold off a Taliban takeover. Just a 45-minute drive south of Kabul, residents of Wardak province directly feel the tenuousness. The province is a battleground for Afghan and coalition forces trying to squash hotbeds of the Taliban. Residents quickly warn visitors that it’s dangerous just to go past a checkpoint less a kilometer (half-mile) outside the provincial capital, Maidan Shahr.

 In Afghanistan, Businesses Plan Their Own Exits: America may be struggling to come up with a viable exit plan for Afghanistan, but Abdul Wasay Manani is sure of his. This month, Mr. Manani, 38, flew to India for 14 days to scout out a new business, and a new home, ready to leave Afghanistan and everything he worked to build here, just in case things fall apart when most Americans and other foreign troops leave in 2014. “If the Taliban come like last time, ordering people around with whips, I can’t stay here,” he said. “I have to leave this country to keep my family safe.”

Many Afghans share his concern. In this environment, troubling indicators are not hard to find. More than 30,400 Afghans applied for asylum in industrialized nations in 2011, the highest level in 10 years and four times the number seeking asylum in 2005. The only Western bank operating here said on Wednesday that it would be leaving. Piles of cash equaling about a quarter of Afghanistan’s annual economic output were physically carried out of Afghanistan last year.

I just do not get it. If those people know how bad their life is going to be under the Taliban then why do they not fight to defeat them? *Vietnam all over again regardless of what they say. They are now offering the Taliban to join in the Government.

I really do not care what they do. Our soldiers did their job. We should get them out now with heads held high for a job well done. They have performed magnificently.The Taliban are going to take over again regardless and the people know it that is why everyone who can is making preparations to get out now.

James Joiner

Gardner, Ma

1 comment:

Ranch Chimp said...

Ya know Jim ... I dont even expect for us to be out of Afghanistan any time soon, no matter what they label as the new "occupation" there ... such as instead of being ground troop's or whatever ... labeling it as "instructor's" or some kind of oversight crew of some sort ... I'm just grateful for whatever lowering of budget cost's that we can get ... because I know in my heart this is going to be politically bullshitted to us one way or another, period. I'm grateful that my neice is back home (Army) and out of that shithole (Although the countryside and such of Afghanistan is absolutely gorgeous, it's just the human's that ruin it). Why do I feel like this? Because Jim, there is way too much investment and corporate interest's there right now, plus someone is going to have to keep up with all the infrastructural shit that we also put in, they dont have the money to do it, or the personel ... we have to also realize that we are in debt to Big Daddy (China) big time ... so they will have a say so on our presence there, or obligation's with the corporate/mining interest's ... it's just a plain O' f'n mess anyway we slice it. So it wouldnt suprise me if we will also pay money to the Taliban in the future to be buddy- buddy with our interest's/ us, China too, so the political spin's ... is just that, with all this corporatized military complex shit we have to fund. Enough from me on this though.

I heard an interview with some gal on the radio cruisin one day a week or so again, who is an Afghan woman where a movie was made about the life of her or somethin (maybe 60 Minutes- radio?) ... anywayz, the stuff she was talking about the Taliban was unbelievable, and she sayz that if we were to totally pull out, it's a doomed country becuase of it/ them.

The big news Jim ... should be in Boston ... the Ravens will mozy on into town this sunday to take on the Patriots, and of course the 49ers will mozy on into Atlanta to take on the Falcons ... I like the Ravens and am a big 49ers fan ... however ... I expect the SuperBowl this year to be Patriots vs the Falcons, for what lil money I will do for my annual betting line's. What did I tell ya early in the season Jim when you asked me about the Pats? ... CONSISTENCY ... was I right, or was I right, eh?

Later Jim ....