Making peace with the Talibans

Britain and the United States are pressing for United Nations sanctions against 18 former senior Taliban figures to be lifted later this month in the strongest indication yet that the western powers are looking for a negotiated peace with the Taliban.

Candidates include the controversial former head of the regime's religious police, Mohammed Qalamuddin, whose officers were responsible for some of the worst atrocities under the Taliban regime.

The US and UK have strained economies and they cannot wage wars in different parts of the world. This was an expected measure after the killing of Osama Bin Laden because they could not just walk out from Afghanistan without killing Bin laden.

But what will happen with the sunni militants if the US and NATO will leave Afghanistan? They will probably be unleashed in the coming sectarian civil wars between Sunnis and Shias that the US and its two regional allies, Israel and Saudi Arabia, have been cooking for a while now in the ME.


Anonymous said...

we have a saying in Syria that goes “bhafad” loosely meaning good riddance although there’s a nappy involved ….

yeah , don’t come back again please, French fascists aren’t welcome in Syria


Sophia said...


You mean I am not welcome at Syria Comment blog, I suppose. So why do you expect that you will be welcome here? Do you know about reciprocity?

I have received enough abusive comments from you guys on Syria Comment so I am asking you not to visit here. This is a site devoted to truth, not to propaganda

Since March 29th 2006