Discussion in 'Middle East - General' started by JBeukema, Jun 30, 2009.
Taliban scrap deal in Pakistan tribal area - Pakistan - msnbc.com
Talibans are not supposed to deal with - They have to be eliminated by the root ..
It was Pakistani govt.'s big mistake that they thought Talibans are liable to have an agreement ..
Striking a peace deal with the Taliban is tantamount to striking a deal with the devil. It simply allows them to exert their extreme beliefs to opress the people in that region.
Of course, these are not the same Taliban as the ones in Afghanistan.
Yes they are.
What do you expect?
The Pakistain government kept breaking the peace and attacking innocent civilians.
No, they're not. "Taliban" is a generic term that means "student's group."
The Pakistani Taliban wants to overthrow the Pakistani government. The Afghan Taliban is supported by the Pakistani government.
The term "Taliban" has become a 'one size fits all" label and is used by both the media and governments to describe a varity of tribal and religious groups.
It doesn't matter whether they're the same. If they are the de facto authority in the region, it is they we must deal with to achieve any peace. That, or we help someone replace them and risk sparking a civil war. There are no other options.
I doubt there's anything you can tell me about the Taliban. Part of my job is to know them inside out.
The Taliban is a Sunni Islamist organisation made up largely of Pashtuns from Afghanistan and the Pakistan border areas. They are, as a group, fighting a guerrilla war against both Afghanistan AND Pakistan as well as NATO and US forces. Many of the Taliban insurgents we capture in Afghanistan are Pakistanis.
Anything else you want to tell me I'm wrong on?
Separate names with a comma.