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    The supreme leader of the Taliban, Mullah Mohammed Omar, has indicated that he and his followers may be willing to hold peace talks with western politicians.

    In an interview with The Sunday Times, two of the movement’s senior Islamic scholars have relayed a message from the Quetta shura, the Taliban’s ruling council, that Mullah Omar no longer aims to rule Afghanistan. They said he was prepared to engage in “sincere and honest” talks.

    A senior U.S. military source said the remarks reflected a growing belief that a “breakthrough” was possible.

    “There is evidence from many intelligence sources [that] the Taliban are ready for some kind of peace process,” the source said.

    At a meeting held at night deep inside Taliban-controlled territory, the Taliban leaders told this newspaper that their military campaign had only three objectives: the return of sharia (Islamic law), the expulsion of foreigners and the restoration of security.

    “[Mullah Omar] is no longer interested in being involved in politics or government,” said Mullah “Abdul Rashid”, the elder of the two commanders, who used a pseudonym to protect his identity.
    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2010/04...lk-peace-west/

    An interesting turn of events. Of course if something comes of this it'll be lauded as a success perpetrated by the Obama administration.
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    Just get our men home and we can deal with the lies concerning Obama later.
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    We must be kicking their ass pretty bad. Does a cease fire sound familiar like Korea or V.N. so that these turkey's can regroup. Just a guess. You think that destroying their poppy fields is pissing them off?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lacarnut View Post
    We must be kicking their ass pretty bad. Does a cease fire sound familiar like Korea or V.N. so that these turkey's can regroup. Just a guess.
    I think 9 years of living in caves with nothing but the loving touch a goat is starting to get to them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djones520 View Post
    I think 9 years of living in caves with nothing but the loving touch a goat is starting to get to them.
    The goats are probably the best part! Being in a cave with no shower and a hairy woman would be enough to make any man surrender.:eek:
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    I'd tell them a condition of a cease fire is that they turn over Bin Ladin.
    Otherwise, no deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kay View Post
    I'd tell them a condition of a cease fire is that they turn over Bin Ladin.
    Otherwise, no deal.
    They could send him in easy to carry chunks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lacarnut View Post
    We must be kicking their ass pretty bad. Does a cease fire sound familiar like Korea or V.N. so that these turkey's can regroup. Just a guess. You think that destroying their poppy fields is pissing them off?


    I can't believe this, but I think I agree with you. I can't imagine any reason for the Taliban to seek peace except that they want some time to regroup. On top of that, they might fear that the locals are getting too westernized and might not let them take the country back over when the coalition forces leave.


    Has hell frozen over?
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    I can't believe this, but I think I agree with you. I can't imagine any reason for the Taliban to seek peace except that they want some time to regroup. On top of that, they might fear that the locals are getting too westernized and might not let them take the country back over when the coalition forces leave.


    Has hell frozen over?
    We can not win in Afg. and anyone that thinks so is a fool. The Taliban will just wait till we leave and come back in. The poppy fields provide them too much income for them to just walk away. It is time for us to leave that shithole of a country. Eight years is enough.
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    I can't imagine any reason for the Taliban to seek peace except that they want some time to regroup.
    The Taliban tangled with the Aussie 1st Commando and an SAS force...and regretted it ever since.

    "What this operation says . . . is that it doesn't matter where you are, we can find you and strike you."

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