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James Mattis: Pakistan must 'get on board' with Afghan peace talks
Washington Times ^ | December 3, 2018 | Carlo Muņoz

Posted on 12/03/2018 12:55:38 PM PST by be-baw

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said Monday Pakistan must take on a substantive role in peace talks with the Taliban if the war in neighboring Afghanistan is to be ended.

Speaking to reporters at the Pentagon Monday, Mr. Mattis demanded Islamabad provide explicit support for “all those who are trying to maintain peace” in Afghanistan and elsewhere in the region.

“We are looking for every responsible nation to support peace in the subcontinent and across this war in Afghanistan. … It is time for everyone to get on board,” Mr. Mattis said ahead of bilateral talks with Indian Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Monday.

His comments coincide with a new effort by the Trump administration to prod Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan for “support and facilitation” to help reach a political solution to the Afghan war. President Trump included the request for Mr. Khan’s assistance in the Afghan peace process in a letter sent to the Pakistani leader Monday.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; failedstate; imrankhan; india; jihadists; kashmir; nirmalasitharaman; pakistan; pseudostate; taliban
Time to get us out of the longest war in our country's history.
1 posted on 12/03/2018 12:55:38 PM PST by be-baw
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To: be-baw

Pakistan was our enemy then and is our enemy now.

The only reason they even pretended to get along with us was that we were fully prepared to nuke them after 9/11 if they didn’t, and they knew the world would not disapprove.


2 posted on 12/03/2018 1:28:27 PM PST by thoughtomator (Number of arrested coup conspirators to date: 2)
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To: be-baw
Time to get us out of the longest war in our country's history.

A war that we won every battle but ultimately lost overall.

3 posted on 12/03/2018 1:56:03 PM PST by shanover (...To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.-S.Adams)
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To: be-baw

Pakistan’s intelligence agency ISI started the Taliban.
They don’t want the war to end.


4 posted on 12/03/2018 2:10:32 PM PST by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents__Know Islam, No Peace - No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: be-baw
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said Monday Pakistan must take on a substantive role in peace talks with the Taliban if the war in neighboring Afghanistan is to be ended.

For many years I blasted the dumb Israeli Jews for thinking they could talk their way into a peaceful settlement with the Muslims.

Now I see us drifting into the same approach to the Taliban (Muslims) - Tom

5 posted on 12/03/2018 3:33:29 PM PST by Capt. Tom
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
I like that, put the blame on the pseudostate of Pakistan.

6 posted on 12/03/2018 3:33:49 PM PST by SunkenCiv (and btw -- https://www.gofundme.com/for-rotator-cuff-repair-surgery)
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