Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Afghanistan's Karzai In Secret Meetings With Taliban, Tries To Save His Skin (and head)

Afghanistan's President Karzai, has apparently decided that he can completely ignore the debt of blood and treasure that America expended for him over the past decade and get on his knees to beg the Taliban for a peace that will save his miserable life.

Well Karzai, this is how it will play out - the U.S. will leave Afghanistan for the most part soon...the Taliban will overthrow your government in less than six months and they will kill you before you can say "allahu ackbar."

The story comes from DAWN.

Karzai in secret talks with Afghan Taliban: report

KABUL: Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai has been holding secret talks with Taliban officials in the hope of persuading them to make peace with his government, the New York Times reported on Tuesday, citing unnamed Afghan and Western officials.

Karzai's spokesman could not reached for comment. But the Times, in its report, said the spokesman had confirmed contact had been made and described the past two months as positive.

Officials, however, told the paper the Taliban-initiated talks had been fruitless so far, although they may help explain Karzai's mounting public hostility to Washington.

In November — around the same time the secret talks reportedly began — Karzai announced his intention to avoid signing a bilateral security deal with the United States until after a presidential election in April.

Karzai has served two terms and cannot run again.

President Barack Obama, frustrated by Karzai's refusal to sign the accord, was due to meet top commanders at the White House on Tuesday to discuss the future of the US mission in Afghanistan.

Relations have deteriorated sharply over Karzai's refusal to sign, sapping already scant support for the war in Washington, which has halved aid for civilian assistance in the fiscal year 2014.

Washington has signalled it could pull all troops out after 2014, unless a deal is signed soon. This would leave Afghanistan's fledgling security forces to fight the Taliban insurgency alone and diplomats fear they would struggle to cope without US financial and military support.

The Taliban have vowed to derail the April 5 election and the recent spike in violence in the capital suggests secret talks with Karzai have made little difference over their stated intention to step up attacks.

Monthly incidents in January were at the highest since 2008, according to security officials, and the trend has continued into February, with two bombs going off in Kabul on Monday.


Anonymous said...

It's not all doom and gloom. The next Presidential elections are in two months. The favorites are candidates radically different from Hamid Karzai.

Focus on Afghanistan. Iran can look after itself. Once we do go nuclear, trade will increase with Afghanistan and thus benefit everyone.

Lt. Colonel(retired) Reza Pejman

The Duhnmharu said...

HAHAHAHA The favourite candidates will no doubt be more corrupt than Karzai and steal billions of any aid left going into Afghanistan, or they will be incorruptible and be Taliban.... yep they will be different. Trade will increase from iran.. all they trade in Col is death, terror and IED kits to kill infidels. No good will come of Iran with a bomb. The west fears Iran with a bomb, Arab states fear Iran with a bomb. The arabs know Iran can not be trusted . For 65 years ISrael has had bombs (we think) now Saudi bought one from Pakistan, awaits delivery. Do you think teh nervous Arab states will have the the strength not to use it as ISrael has for over 65 years, or will their nervousness about Iran be too much and they will launch. I see an Arab bomb being used first against Iran. IOran should be veryc areful about their next steps. She is not so mighty she can not fall. Anyone including you Col who thinks otherwise may eventually wake up to a nightmare scenario with a Arab bomb having been launched as a pre emptive strike. That would ruin the day for millions. Iran would not launch on Arab states first, they would strike ISrael first because they hate jews more. Israel would then be forced to launch as well. Sayonara Iran a glowing sea of glass for eh next 500 years

Anonymous said...

You're nervous about us having the bomb because that means we will be independent and free from your bullying. The bomb stops your gravy train. You've gotten so used to getting your way out of other countries through bullying, manipulation and outright invasion, that you're blind to the changing world. You're becoming irrelevant by the day. And that scares you. So you rattle your saber to convince yourself that you are still relevant. That you still matter.

As for our Arab neighbors? Let them feel nervous. If they want to build one, they're free to do so. They won't fire first. For all their "pious" behavior in public, those "Sheikhs" in Dubai and Jeddah are quite hypocritical in private. They enjoy their little privileges the oil wealth has given them. They are not suicidal. Hence no pre-emptive wet dream for you.

We will eventually get the bomb, you and your AIPAC paymasters might gesticulate violently for a while and then come to terms with reality. Then Iran will be independent from war mongering individuals like yourself and that cartoonish character who calls himself Prime Minister of "Israel."

Lt. Colonel(retired) Reza Pejman