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Former Afghan Pres: Elements of Taliban 'Ready to Talk Peace'

Elements of Taliban are 'ready' to talk peace, key Afghan negotiator says
'We are taking our first steps,' head of new peace council says


Afghan President Hamid Karzai, second left, prays with members of the Afghanistan's peace council, from left Burhanuddin Rabbani, Pir Sayed Ahmad Gailani, and Abdul Rab Rasul Sayyaf during the inaugural session in Kabul, Afghanistan.
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updated 2 hours 33 minutes ago 2010-10-14T10:57:10


A former Afghan president who heads a new peace council said Thursday that he's convinced the Taliban are ready to negotiate peace.

Burhanuddin Rabbani told reporters in Kabul that the Taliban have not completely rejected the idea of negotiating a nonmilitary resolution of the war.

"They have some conditions to start the negotiations process. It gives us hope that they

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Added: Oct-14-2010 
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  • Taliban ready for peace is a pretty unrealistic statement.
    The Taliban, and all the other factions of dissent come from the teachings in the Qur'an and Sunnah.
    This will regenerate as new people come in, it will never go away.
    Also, what good is talking peace when they don't have to keep their word.
    Anything can trigger off a new upsurge, once they have regrouped and organized.

    I have always contended that "ALL" muslims are liars.
    I challenge any muslim out there to try to prov More..

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    • Yeah, have to agree with you Jim, with the way things are going, seems the Tali may be pushed into a corner, and when an animal is cornered, it`ll do anything it can to strike back.

      Do I trust this?.

      Not a chance.

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    • As always you obsess over Islam, although it is true.
      But I would say most radical groups from the C20th onwards have been totally ruthless and disingenous with the truth to gain eventual power.

      The Bolsheviks: Lenin actively used deception and constantly fooled the more moderate Socialists into thinking he was harmless all the while dreaming of the day he could shoot them all

      The Nazi's: Identical, used the Conservative Right to gain respectability, but soon turned on them. Used Parliament to More..

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    • I fully agree with your analogy of the Nazi's and Bolsheviks, and if we go back through history there have been countless examples of mind control over the population.
      A leader needs the support of sombody or something.
      Religion works as an effective means,
      It's not what I want, It's what God wants.
      Now as some of the societies are becomming more and more advanced, they can look at these examples, and see right through them.
      Unfortunatly, we have societies that are so far behind, they are b More..

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  • they want to talk peace because they are getting bombed into oblivion and getting tired of hiding in caves. Besides, their dancing boys are all getting too old and they need a little freedom to chose a replacement.

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  • The word of the day is Hudna. Look it up.

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  • This is BS!!!!!!

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  • We don't need to have any part in their negotiations because they will be fighting amongst themselves, it's time for us to leave this ass backwards land because they don't understand what freedom means and they don't want it. We need to pack our bags and walk away, we can better target them once they feel like they have won, nothing, and they gather in large groups. This war should have been over as soon as we lost Bin Laden in Tora Bora.

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