Sunday, February 16, 2014

Pakistani Taliban Agree To Ceasefire If Pakistani Government and Military Do Everything the Taliban Wants

It's a little bit like negotiating with a Nancy Pelosi or a Harry Reid....when the Taliban sit down to agree to a ceasefire or peace agreement it means the Pakistani government and military have to withdraw all forces, they have to release prisoners and most of all, the government and military needs to give the Taliban plenty of time to regroup, rearm and revitalize so that the next stage war can begin.

Maybe one day a Pakistani leader will exterminate these cockroaches.  Maybe not.

The story comes from Times of India.

Pakistani Taliban decide on ceasefire: Reports

ISLAMABAD: The Taliban have decided in principle on a ceasefire that is likely to be announced in the next 24 hours but have demanded the release of detained non-combatants and withdrawal of the Pakistani Army from North Waziristan region, media reports said on Sunday.

The outlawed Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP)'s political 'shura' or council met in the tribal belt to deliberate on the government's demand for a truce to take forward a controversial and fragile peace process.

The shura decided in principle to announce a ceasefire in the next 24 hours, TV news channels quoted their sources as saying.

The Taliban demanded the withdrawal of the army from the lawless North Waziristan tribal region. They also said non-combatants, including women and children, who are allegedly in the custody of security forces should be freed.

Analysts said the army might have a problem with any demand to withdraw its troops since it established its presence in Waziristan after much time and effort.

The TTP shura includes its deputy chief Qari Shakil Ahmed Haqqani, TTP spokesman Azam Tariq, Amir Islam, Commander Ahmed, Anwar Gandapuri, Quetta division leader Pir Sahab, Maulana Abdullah and Commander Pashtun.

State negotiators and a Taliban-nominated committee have held preliminary talks aimed at ending the decade-long insurgency that has claimed some 40,000 lives.

However, there is growing scepticism that the process will produce a lasting solution, with observers pointing out that the Taliban have reneged on all past peace deals.

The Taliban have carried out several terrorist attacks even after joining the peace process.

State negotiators had earlier this week made it clear that further attacks would not be tolerated. They said that if attacks continued, "it would become difficult to continue the dialogue process".

1 comment:

The Duhnmharu said...

The solution to this problem is at hand. Unlimited warfare in teh lawless North waziristan. Unlimited US drone strikes. either fight to win it or give up teh country. Kill so many taliban they drop their weapons in surrender. Thats is how ww2 and ww1 were won. Kill so many of the enemy, they surrender. When they surrender kill them some more, no jail which taxes the resources of teh government. Just a hole in teh ground nothing else .