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Taliban say differences resolved on US troop withdrawal
AP via YAHOO ^ | August 6, 2019 | CARA ANNA and KATHY GANNON

Posted on 08/07/2019 1:34:53 AM PDT by Farcesensitive

The United States and the Taliban have resolved differences in peace talks over the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan and guarantees from the insurgents that they will cut ties with other extremist groups, a Taliban official said Tuesday.

The U.S. side did not immediately provide details about the latest round of talks held in Qatar, where the Taliban maintain a political office. But Zalmay Khalilzad, the American envoy who has been leading the talks since they began late last year, tweeted that they had made "excellent progress."

The two sides have been meeting for the last two days, and technical teams were continuing discussions on Tuesday in Doha. The Taliban official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss details of the negotiations.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; taliban; trump
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1 posted on 08/07/2019 1:34:53 AM PDT by Farcesensitive
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To: Farcesensitive
guarantees from the insurgents that they will cut ties with other extremist groups, a Taliban official said Tuesday.

LOL

2 posted on 08/07/2019 1:46:54 AM PDT by Mark17 (With Jesus, there is more wealth in my soul, than acres of diamonds and mountains of gold)
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To: Farcesensitive

Bravo


3 posted on 08/07/2019 2:37:40 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change.)
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To: Mark17

Get out of that place!


4 posted on 08/07/2019 2:43:58 AM PDT by toddausauras (How far will the left go in terms of destroying our personal freedoms?)
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To: toddausauras

Be careful of what one wishes for.


5 posted on 08/07/2019 3:32:06 AM PDT by riverrunner ( o the public,)
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To: Farcesensitive

Taliban should all be dead or in prison.


6 posted on 08/07/2019 3:43:54 AM PDT by ifinnegan (Democrats kill babies and harvest their organs to sell)
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To: Mark17
All the money, all the blood, all the limbs, all the lives… Are we now safer from 19 terrorists with box cutters?


7 posted on 08/07/2019 3:48:37 AM PDT by nathanbedford (attack, repeat, attack! Bull Halsey)
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To: Mark17
So we vacate everywhere except a 40-mile exclusion zone around Bagram airbase.
Like having a Ramstein or Kadena airbase in the middle of central Asia.
Sure to piss off the Red Chinese - Ruskies, too.
8 posted on 08/07/2019 3:50:15 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("I will now proceed to entangle the entire area".)
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To: nathanbedford
This is how the United States loses a war.

To be honest, after Vietnam I'm surprised anyone would take our leadership seriously when it comes to these military campaigns in Third World dumps.

9 posted on 08/07/2019 4:01:51 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("Knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave." -- Frederick Douglass)
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To: Farcesensitive
President Trump: "Lie down. Die. It's gonna be GREAT!

Taliban: *rattle*

10 posted on 08/07/2019 4:19:36 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists...Socialists...Fascists & AntiFa...Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Farcesensitive

Obamy said there was no more Taliban.


11 posted on 08/07/2019 4:25:35 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Farcesensitive

Does anyone seriously believe these lying sacks of donkey crap?


12 posted on 08/07/2019 5:19:49 AM PDT by IronJack
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There have been serious rumblings of a game changing deal in the works.

The Taliban themselves are local warlords in a traditional Afghan sense, of crime lords who take on a patronage role for the people of their network, and enforce local dispute resolution. They want to be rich, much more than they are interested in International terrorism (except as a potentially lucrative criminal racket).

ISIS, al Queda and other jihadi groups, are mainly foreigners - attractive to the Taliban on religious grounds, but perhaps more for the capabilities and money they can provide. Unlike the International jihadi terrorists, the Taliban typically identify first as Pashtun tribesmen, before as muslims. Brass tacks pocketbook issues also usually trump religious motivations. There is also some rivalry that exists between the Taliban and the foreign jihadis over money and power.

Because of the Afghan character and culture (not afraid to fight), it has long been difficult to have a strong central Government. An internal political settlement among Afghans, without foreign enforcement, is likely going to be more chaotic than in Japan or Switzerland, and more likely to include more intermittent shootings.

But if the income is sufficiently greater, they will likely go for a deal.


13 posted on 08/07/2019 5:20:24 AM PDT by BeauBo
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After so many years and lives, I tend to agree with your LOL.

It WOULD however, be as great a feat as re-unifying north and south Korea, or ridding our nation of evil democrat/socialist/communist (choose your own ID) party which I believe is happening now.

They are so desperate to stay alive they're more actively calling for 16 year olds to vote, promising $1,000 a month for every one, giving every decadent desire away for free and just plain acting foolish.

Prtesident Trump will bring about such a change in the democrat party that before he leaves office, the democrats will have disappeared and they will have re-named themselves.

Now, the chances are they'll be just as or more evil than the democrats, but they will have been forced to get away from the stigma of being a democrat.

14 posted on 08/07/2019 5:27:16 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true, I have no proof, but they're true.)
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To: BeauBo

Damn! just Damn!

A well thought out rational statement. Here on an Afghan thread on Free Republic.


15 posted on 08/07/2019 5:33:16 AM PDT by bert ( (KE. NP. N.btyC. +12) Progressives are existential American enemies)
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To: nathanbedford

You over stated your case by many times what it was worth.

The answer is America did what needed to be done in spite of whining from the peanut gallery


16 posted on 08/07/2019 5:34:44 AM PDT by bert ( (KE. NP. N.btyC. +12) Progressives are existential American enemies)
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To: Alberta's Child

Honestly.. I think it’s just a money scam. They know we won’t fight to win.
Think of the trillions of taxpayer dollars. Free taxpayer money.
It’s almost like getting a phony government research grant.


17 posted on 08/07/2019 5:37:38 AM PDT by momincombatboots (Do you know anyone who isn’t a socialist after 65? Freedom exchanged cash, a medicare card control.)
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To: Farcesensitive

I don’t believe it. Our troops are still dying. 12 this year. They should be all taken out of Iraq and Afghanistan ASAP.


18 posted on 08/07/2019 5:38:30 AM PDT by angcat (THANK YOU LORD FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP!!!!!)
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To: Farcesensitive

Let us leave and let them go back to the heroin business.

All I’ve heard for years and years is that it’s too hard to fight them due to the rugged terrain. WTF?

Doesn’t make us sound very competent.

If they mess with us again, don’t send troops. Send big ass bombs that will smooth out that terrain.


19 posted on 08/07/2019 5:48:49 AM PDT by Pollard (If you don't understand what I typed, you haven't read the classics.)
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To: bert
America did what needed to be done

America did what needed to be done when a few seals drove Osama bin Laden over the mountain passes. All the rest, all the money, all the blood, all the limbs, all the lives were spent for virtually nothing.

Wars are waged in the national interest or they are utter folly. Please describe to me, a poor ignorant Dennison of the peanut gallery, what national interest was served in Afghanistan?

Whose life are you willing to sacrifice to do "what was needed to be done"?

You better give us a pretty convincing explanation of your answer to the following before you commit the nation to war and brave soldiers to death:

did it make us safe from another 19 terrorists with box cutters?


20 posted on 08/07/2019 6:07:24 AM PDT by nathanbedford (attack, repeat, attack! Bull Halsey)
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