Preparing For The Coming Afghan Surrender

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    ("The FBI removes Mullah Omar from its most wanted list" as the Obama Administration readies itself to follow the time honored Democratic Party tradition of declaring victory then bugging out.)

    "(Express Tribune) — The Unites States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has removed the name of Afghan Taliban supreme commander Mullah Muhammad Omar from its list of “most wanted terrorists”.

    Earlier, reports about the US establishing contacts with Omar had surfaced. The reports said that the US wanted to bring the Taliban to negotiation table in order to end the conflict in Afghanistan.

    So far, several claims have been made by the US about negotiations with the Taliban, but Islamabad and Kabul have never been taken into confidence over the much speculated-about talks.

    According to reports, the US had offered Taliban control over the south of Afghanistan, while leaving the north for the other political forces under American influence. However, this was rejected by the Taliban.

    After 10 months of secret dialogue with Afghanistan’s Taliban insurgents, senior US officials said the talks have reached a “critical juncture” and they will soon know whether a breakthrough is possible, leading to peace talks whose ultimate goal is to end the Afghan war.

    US also considered the transfer of an unspecified number of Taliban prisoners from the Guantanamo Bay military prison into Afghan government custody.

    In the past, US officials have held about half a dozen meetings with their insurgent contacts, mostly in Germany and Doha with representatives of Omar."


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    Looks like we surrendered Afghan gas & oil to China by default...
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    China wins $700 million Afghan oil and gas deal. Why didn't the US bid?
    December 28, 2011 - China’s National Petroleum Corporation became the first foreign company today to tap into Afghanistan’s oil and gas reserves. Officials estimate that the deal could be worth more than $700 million.
     
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    Did anyone ever think we could win in such a shithole? what is winning supposed to look like in an occupation anyway? Afghanistan has nothing we need, their oil reserves are paltry at best. If they insist on living in the 10th century then have at it, we have better things to worry about. We got Bin Laden, time to get the hell out before we end up fighting Pakistan also.
     
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    (It took Andrew Sullivan and the boys at powerlineblog a while to see it, and as they put it so aptly, America will not have to deal with the consequences of this act of capitulation until long after Obama is possibly re elected. Welcome to September in Munich, 1938, all over again. Now who was arguing that history doesn't repeat itself? Is Obama actually the Hidden Immam, the Mahdi that Mahmoud has been rebuilding the Mosque for?)

    "After thousands of young Americans have laid down their lives to protect the United States from jihadist terror, President Obama apparently seeks to end the war by asking Qaradawi, a jihad-stoking enemy of the United States, to help him strike a deal that will install our Taliban enemies as part of the sharia state we have been building in Afghanistan. If the Hindu report is accurate, the price tag will include the release of Taliban prisoners from Gitmo — an element of the deal Reuters has also reported. The administration will also agree to the lifting of U.N. sanctions against the Taliban, and recognition of the Taliban as a legitimate political party (yes, just like the Muslim Brotherhood!). In return, the Taliban will pretend to forswear violence, to sever ties with al-Qaeda, and to cooperate with the rival Karzai regime.

    It would mark one of the most shameful chapters in American history.

    UPDATE: This AP news story of just a few hours ago appears relevant:

    Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Saturday welcomed remarks from the Obama administration saying that Taliban insurgents were not America’s enemies.

    Earlier this month, Vice President Joe Biden said in an interview with Newsweek magazine that the Islamist militants did not represent a threat to U.S. interests unless they continued to shelter al-Qaida.

    Biden’s comments came amid reports that the Obama administration and other governments are trying to establish a peace process with the Taliban to help end the 10-year war.

    “I am very happy that the American government has announced that the Taliban are not their enemies,” Karzai said in a speech to the Afghan Academy of Sciences. “We hope that this message will help the Afghans reach peace and stability.”

    A senior U.S. official has told The Associated Press that Washington plans to continue a series of secret meetings with Taliban representatives in Europe and the Persian Gulf region next year.

    The U.S. outreach this year had progressed to the point that there was active discussion of two steps the Taliban seeks as precursors to negotiations, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the issue.

    Trust-building measures under discussion involve setting up a Taliban headquarters office and the release from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, of about five Afghan prisoners believed affiliated with the Taliban."

    Is Obama Preparing to Surrender Afghanistan? | Power Line
     
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    To surrender Afghanistan implies that we at some point controlled the place. The sad truth is that we lost the second we turned aside and invaded Iraq while still trying to nation build that shithole.
     
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    AFG has zillions of tons of minerals/metals.
    Vast $Trillion Mineral Deposits Discovered in Afghanistan - Mineral Maps - Taliban Maps - Videos | You report. We verify.

    Probably not worth the trouble to get. We can get them on the open market if needed.
     
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    We didn't lose Vietnam on the battlefield. We lost it at home because of people like Walter Cronkite and Communist fellow travelors like William Chester Goodfellow. We lost both Iraq and Afghanistan likewise, when we lost the will to fight here at home. The irony of Dakota Meyers MOH presentation was that it was set up by Mr Obama's rules of engagement, then either the NYT or the WaPo tried to disembowel the Marine Corps because of technicalities in the documentation for the award.

    The legend of the Mahdi is roughly as follows: The Mahdi is supposed to make his appearance when the West and Christianity has Islam on the ropes. The surge was successful in Iraq, a western style army and police force were being trained and a fledgling Democracy was underway. Libya had surrendered its nuclear weapons programs and was largely quiescent. Egypt had a Western friendly government in place as well as a working peace agreement with Israel. A western style Democracy was being developed in Afghanistan and the surge was showing progress. The Mahdi, after his appearance is supposed to resuscitate Islam and be instrumental in Islams overwhelming defeat of Western Civilization and Christianity. Obama is elected, Obama is instrumental in the fall of the Libyan and Egyptian governments. He executes a hasty, abrupt withdrawal of American forces from Iraq while ensuring no provisions are in place to keep Iraq friendly to the West. Obama, apparently is also on the verge of surrendering Afghanistan back to the Taliban for worthless promises. If Obama be not the Mahdi but a friend of America, with friends like him, who needs enemies?
     
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    Afghanistan was over in 2 months. Bush lost the "war" when he let Osama Bin Laden out of Tora Bora. Everything after that was a clusterfuck.
     
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    Mullah Omar was a rube and a stooge.

    Fucking mold is smarter then that guy.
     
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    That's as bad as some of the Christian right claiming he is the Antichrist.
     

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