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January 29, 2010

Taliban Rejects UN and Obama's Idea To Buy Them Off

Taliban rejects UN’s idea to buy them off in Afghanistan


KABUL, Afghanistan

The Afghan Taliban described an international effort to include moderate insurgents in the national reconstruction effort as misguided.

On Thursday London hosted an international conference on Afghanistan, bringing Afghan President Hamid Karzai together with world leaders, including U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

The delegates at the conference announced a plan to bring low- and mid-level Taliban into the international effort to rebuild Afghanistan. The effort is modeled in part on the Sons of Iraq program, where Washington put insurgents on its payroll to fight the growing al-Qaida influence in Iraq. The Taliban discounted the effort, saying it was a trick by the international community, Pakistani newspaper The News International reports.

“They think the mujahedin will be enticed by money or by positions of power,” a Taliban statement read. ”Such thoughts are baseless and futile and have no truth.”
Richard Holbrooke, the U.S. special envoy to the region, said there was no discussion of an amnesty for the Taliban, stressing the immediate aim was to end the fighting. The Taliban statement said that the only way to end the conflict in Afghanistan was through the departure of foreign military forces.

Wild Thing's comment........

This was 0bama's .......Cash for Terrorists program.

The barbarians told them to pound sand.

They want to 'win the hearts and minds' = and still haven't a clue what these people, their beliefs and culture is about. They don't 'hate us because we're rich" and have things they don't. They don't WANT material wealth and modernization. They want to live their barbaric ways - and kill infidels, bring back the Caliphate - and kill infidels, enslave women - and kill infidels, etc.

Of course, that doesn't concern Barack Hussein Obama = he's not on the infidel side of the fence.

This is why the new Rules of Engagement that have given the Taliban the advantage and resulted, since last spring, in more troops killed each month than since the first year of the war.

Obama is making kissy face with them at the expense - their very lives - of our troops.

Obama talked about paying off the Taliban last October ( 2009) - and no one paid attention. He said there were no more terrorist in Afghanistan - well, “no more than 100 in the whole county” (he calls only al Qaeda terrorists, not the Taliban, and he said so... and no one paid attention.

When he finally spoke about the ‘Christmas Bomber” and finally, for the first time,said “we are at War. .. with al Qaeda” and didn't mention Taliban - no one paid attention.

When Coakley, in a debate with Brown in Massachusetts, said about AFghanistan:”There are no more terrorists in Afghanistan! The terrorists are all gone!” - some people paid attention but put it down to her ignorance. They didn't connect it to obama’s theme, that the Taliban are not terrorists.

Posted by Wild Thing at January 29, 2010 04:44 AM


Holy shit ! Obama found somebody who actually believes in their principles and won't be bought off. Shallow obama has no soul.

Hey Barry, so much for the moderate muslims.

Posted by: Mark at January 29, 2010 09:38 AM

The Taliban are idealists. They can't be bought off.

obama has the key to the US treasury and is spending money like he was a fat kid loose in a candy shop.

Posted by: TomR at January 29, 2010 11:24 AM

Mark, haha amazing isn't it. Who would have thunk as they say. haha The Taliban one ups Obama every time he tries to kiss up to them.

Tom, oh man oh man he sure is spending exactly like that.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 30, 2010 12:44 AM