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  1. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    It's only business
    11 Jul '12 21:41
    http://news.yahoo.com/taliban-commander-says-taliban-cannot-win-afghan-war-131208823--abc-news-topstories.html

    The Taliban leadership knows it cannot win the war in Afghanistan and is prepared to accept peace with the Afghan government, but only if the militant group plays a prominent role in the country's future, according to an interview with an alleged senior Taliban commander conducted by a former high-ranking diplomat.

    The full interview, to be published in Thursday's edition of the British current affairs magazine New Statesmen, was conducted by Michael Semple, the former UN envoy to Afghanistan during Taliban rule and current fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights at Harvard. Semple is considered an authority in Pashtun politics and reportedly still has contacts within the Taliban's senior ranks.
  2. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    It's only business
    11 Jul '12 21:43
    From above article:

    In the preview published on the New Statesmen's website, the Taliban commander says it would take "some kind of divine intervention for the Taliban to win this war" and calls al Qaeda a "plague" on Afghanistan.

    Other revelations from the interview, according to the Taliban commander:

    Taliban's Icy Relationship With al Qaeda "Our people consider al Qaeda to be a plague that was sent down to us by the heavens. Some even concluded that al Qaeda are actually the spies of America. Originally, the Taliban were naive and ignorant of politics and welcomed al Qaeda into their homes. But al-Qaeda abused our hospitality."

    Relief at Bin Laden's Death "To tell the truth, I was relieved at the death of Osama. Through his policies, he destroyed Afghanistan. If he really believed in jihad he should have gone to Saudi Arabia and done jihad there, rather than wrecking our country."

    Taliban Control of Kabul Won't Come Anytime Soon "The Taliban capturing Kabul is a very distant prospect. Any Taliban leader expecting to be able to capture Kabul is making a grave mistake. Nevertheless, the leadership also knows that it cannot afford to acknowledge this weakness. To do so would undermine the morale of Taliban personnel. The leadership knows the truth -- that they cannot prevail over the power they confront."

    Controversial Taliban Policies Evolving? Maybe Later "In their time, the Taliban gained notoriety over three points: their treatment of women, their harsh enforcement of petty rules on things like beards and prayers, and their international relations. The priority now should be restoration of security. But on the other issues I anticipate that they would soften their tough policies."

    Pakistan Remains a Taboo Subject "The one thing I dare not talk about is the relationship with Pakistan."
  3. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    11 Jul '12 21:58
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    From above article:

    In the preview published on the New Statesmen's website, the Taliban commander says it would take "some kind of divine intervention for the Taliban to win this war" and calls al Qaeda a "plague" on Afghanistan.

    Other revelations from the interview, according to the Taliban commander:

    Taliban's Icy Relationship With al Qa ...[text shortened]... bject "The one thing I dare not talk about is the relationship with Pakistan."
    The content of the interview is hardly consistent with the title of the thread.
  4. 13 Jul '12 06:53
    Originally posted by no1marauder
    The content of the interview is hardly consistent with the title of the thread.
    How about 'Taliban makes a tactical withdrawal from ultra extremism'

    Or 'Taliban engages in Realpolitik's '
  5. 13 Jul '12 13:08
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    From above article:

    Some even concluded that al Qaeda are actually the spies of America.
    Al Qaeda was created by the CIA and likely still serves them. It is remarkable how Al Qaeda gives the USA every excuse to carry out it's foreign policy goals and people still can't see what is in front of their faces.

    Some people call Al Qaeda Al C.I.A.da for good reason.
  6. 13 Jul '12 13:22
    Originally posted by Metal Brain
    Al Qaeda was created by the CIA and likely still serves them. It is remarkable how Al Qaeda gives the USA every excuse to carry out it's foreign policy goals and people still can't see what is in front of their faces.

    Some people call Al Qaeda Al C.I.A.da for good reason.
    Or perhaps the CIA was created by Al Qaeda?
  7. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    13 Jul '12 13:27
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    Or perhaps the CIA was created by Al Qaeda?
    Have you ever seen the CIA and Al Qaeda in the same room together?

    Perhaps the CIA IS Al Qaeda!
  8. 13 Jul '12 14:09 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by sh76
    Have you ever seen the CIA and Al Qaeda in the same room together?

    Perhaps the CIA IS Al Qaeda!
    Osama Bin Laden's pension scheme was the pits.
  9. 13 Jul '12 15:20
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    Or perhaps the CIA was created by Al Qaeda?
    Don't be silly.

    The CIA has been around long before Al Qaeda existed. Al Qaeda fought the USSR for the USA, brought down Qadaffi for the USA and is helping bring down Assad for the USA right now.

    http://www.thenational.ae/news/world/middle-east/al-qaeda-head-calls-for-fall-of-assad

    For an enemy of the USA they sure are a convenient ally, don't you think?
  10. Subscriber Sleepyguy
    Reepy Rastardly Guy
    13 Jul '12 15:32
    Originally posted by Metal Brain
    Don't be silly.

    The CIA has been around long before Al Qaeda existed. Al Qaeda fought the USSR for the USA, brought down Qadaffi for the USA and is helping bring down Assad for the USA right now.

    http://www.thenational.ae/news/world/middle-east/al-qaeda-head-calls-for-fall-of-assad

    For an enemy of the USA they sure are a convenient ally, don't you think?
    So, to be clear, you're of the opinion Al Qaeda brought down the WTC towers for the USA too, right?
  11. 13 Jul '12 17:19
    Originally posted by Sleepyguy
    So, to be clear, you're of the opinion Al Qaeda brought down the WTC towers for the USA too, right?
    http://world911truth.org/fabled-enemies/
  12. 13 Jul '12 17:36
    So what's the relationship between Al Qaeda and the Fed?
  13. Subscriber Sleepyguy
    Reepy Rastardly Guy
    13 Jul '12 17:45
    Originally posted by Metal Brain
    http://world911truth.org/fabled-enemies/
    Yeah, OK. I was just checking your level on the ol' crazy dipstick. Good news. You're full up.
  14. 13 Jul '12 19:37
    Originally posted by Sleepyguy
    Yeah, OK. I was just checking your level on the ol' crazy dipstick. Good news. You're full up.
    You havn't even watched it! LOL!!!

    That shows what a narrow minded twit you are. I always know an idiot when they slander rather than examine the material with an open mind. I can see the normalcy bias dictates your opinions rather than logic. God forbid should an extremely well made Jason Bermas film confuse you with facts.

    Crawl back into your shell, put your fingers in your ears and hum really loud some more so you don't hear anything that might change your opinion.

    You just won the moron of the year award. Calling it crazy will not make the facts go away.
  15. 13 Jul '12 19:41
    Originally posted by sh76
    Have you ever seen the CIA and Al Qaeda in the same room together?

    Perhaps the CIA IS Al Qaeda!
    Wow, next you'll be telling me that FMF is John W. Booth!