My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Monday, November 02, 2009

Did the Americans offer the Taliban a deal????

I wish this report was dead wrong...
The emboldened Taliban movement in Afghanistan turned down an American offer of power-sharing in exchange for accepting the presence of foreign troops, Afghan government sources confirmed.

"US negotiators had offered the Taliban leadership through Mullah Wakil Ahmed Mutawakkil (former Taliban foreign minister) that if they accept the presence of NATO troops in Afghanistan, they would be given the governorship of six provinces in the south and northeast," a senior Afghan Foreign Ministry official told requesting anonymity for not being authorized to talk about the sensitive issue with the media.

He said the talks, brokered by Saudi Arabia and Turkey, continued for weeks at different locations including the Afghan capital Kabul.


Blogger Lucy said...

The only way a war ends is by either wiping out all of the enemy, one side pulling out or by talking with the enemy.
Option 1 and 2 are not viable so the only way the war in Afghanistan is ever going to end is by talking and making agreements with the Taliban.
The alternative is to keep killing them and them to keep killing us but in the end we are going to have to meet up and talk, so why not do it now rather than in another 8 years time when the death toll is even greater?

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