Taliban leaders held at Guantánamo Bay to be released in peace talks deal

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    Taliban leaders held at Guantánamo Bay to be released in peace talks deal
    guardian.co.uk ^ | 1/3/12 | Julian Borger, and Jon Boone

    Taliban leaders held at Guantánamo Bay to be released in peace talks deal | World news | The Guardian

    The US has agreed in principle to release high-ranking Taliban officials from Guantánamo Bay in return for the Afghan insurgents' agreement to open a political office for peace negotiations in Qatar, the Guardian has learned.

    According to sources familiar with the talks in the US and in Afghanistan, the handful of Taliban figures will include Mullah Khair Khowa, a former interior minister, and Noorullah Noori, a former governor in northern Afghanistan.

    More controversially, the Taliban are demanding the release of the former army commander Mullah Fazl Akhund. Washington is reported to be considering formally handing him over to the custody of another country, possibly Qatar.

    The releases would be to reciprocate for Tuesday's announcement from the Taliban that they are prepared to open a political office in Qatar to conduct peace negotiations "with the international community" – the most significant political breakthrough in ten years of the Afghan conflict.

    The Taliban are holding just one American soldier, Bowe Bergdahl, a 25-year-old sergeant captured in June 2009, but it is not clear whether he would be freed as part of the deal.

    "To take this step, the [Obama] administration have to have sufficient confidence that the Taliban are going to reciprocate,"


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    Reason to get the fuck out of the middle east and vote Ron Paul into office!
     
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    War may be hell but it is nothing compared with winning the peace.
     
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    So when did we stop having balls and start trading with terrorist?

    krist, this is sad.
     
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    That's the problem with leftists as you? YOU fail to recognize evil when it stares you in the face.

    And Conservatives aren't the evil ones...so don't even try to go down that road.
     
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    Only an idiot believes this will warm the hearts of our self proclaimed enemies.

    Infidel
     
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    Ron Paul would be the first to tell you that the Taliban didn't give a rip about the US before we invaded Afganistan.

    We created that enemy, and were the agressors
     
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    Utter bullshit
     
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    Well isn't this special? Our current president wants us to negotiate with monsters that throw acid in the faces of little girls for daring to go to school and who accuse a 7 year old child of being a spy and hanged him to teach his family a lesson. :(
     
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