Yea, cause ya know, maybe they’ll stop slaughtering, beheading, subjugating, repressing, murdering if we “talk” to them. Sounds like a plan! *Obligatory South Park skit – Enter-*
Purely pacifistic. Purely Dhimmi. Purely pathetic
Brown: ‘It’s time to talk to the Taliban’
Today, the Prime Minister will announce a major shift in strategy on Afghanistan.
As the deadliest year in Afghanistan since the US-led invasion in 2001 comes to a close, Gordon Brown is ready to talk to the Taliban in a major shift in strategy that is likely to cause consternation among hardliners in the White House.
Brown retracts his statement:
The Prime Minister told MPs that Britain will support efforts by the Afghan government to negotiate with tribal fighters now supporting the Taliban — but only if they renounce violence and accept democracy…
Mr Brown replied: “I just repeat, our aim is to isolate and eradicate the Taliban insurgency. We will not negotiate with the leadership and we do not propose to do so.”
British officials believe that there are around 5,000 fighters allied to the Taliban in Afghanistan, the vast majority of them tribal gunmen who are paid to fight.
Only a handful of senior leaders, mostly based around the Pakistani city of Qetta, are “core Taliban,” survivors of the regime that ran Afghanistan until 2001.