Tuesday, 07 June 2011

Obama Bending Over Backward to Court the Taliban

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Considering that the purpose of the “Global War on Terror” is the establishment of outposts of a vast American Empire, there should be little wonder that the President of the United States has demonstrated a willingness to do whatever necessary to convince the Taliban to play ball and join the roster of pliant American client states.

Of course, if the Taliban are being courted so persistently by the White House it stands to reason that they are being groomed to assume control of the very country where our armed forces are supposedly chasing them down and destroying them.

According to a piece published by Human Events, “Things are so bad that we now aren’t even requiring that they renounce their ties to al-Qaeda before we negotiate with them.”

That startling revelation was made in an article chronicling the genuflection of American and British officials to the “terrorists” known as the Taliban.

The story in the Telegraph (of London) reports:

A Western official in Kabul confirmed the United States was in direct contact with the Taliban following a sea change in American policy this year.

Marc Grossman [pictured above], the replacement for special envoy Richard Holbrooke, has been nicknamed "Mr Reconciliation" and told to focus efforts on trying to facilitate a political deal which would ease a US exit.

"Those are no longer preconditions, they are being seen as negotiated outcomes," said the Western official. At the same time, the Taliban has weakened its demand that no talks can take place before foreign troops leave.

Another account of the story goes on to record an appalling concession being made to these sought-after suzerains. “Apparently, terrorist attacks on U.S. soil aren’t off-limits either.  Incredibly, these “negotiations” with the Taliban began last fall, just five months after the attempted Times Square bombing attack by Faisal Shahzad, which was funded by the Taliban.

The ultimate aim is a sort of power-sharing arrangement wherein the United States can save face by not completely abandoning Hamad Karzai in the deal to return the Taliban to the palaces of power.

The Afghan people, however, count as little more than pawns in the game to keep America in control of the global game of chess. 

While readers should lament such inhuman disregard for human life vis-à-vis the Afghanis, there is another group of people who merit more of our compassion. American fighting men and women are the cannon fodder for the protection of the American-negotiated Afghan constitution, a document being treated by the American government with the same disregard and disdain as our own Constitution.

In the last month, killers assumed to be associated with the Taliban killed four U.S. soldiers. Since the beginning of hostilities in the Afghan theatre of the Global War on Terror, over 2,500 members of the American military have given their lives for this despicable, diabolical demonstration of American hubris and power grabbing.

So, in light of the discovery of this charade, what will become of the “peace talks” being conducted in Europe between NATO representatives and Taliban leaders?

An aide to Taliban leader Mullah Omar explained the group’s position in November:  “All of these reports of peace talks are nonsense,” Mullah Aminullah told NBC News. “This is just propaganda by the U.S. and its NATO allies to hide their defeat on the battlefield.  We are winning, why should we negotiate?”

The Taliban believes that the administration tipped its hand to its “enemies” in the Global War on Terror when in 2009, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton suggested that the preference of her bosses was to initiate negotiations with “moderate” members of the Taliban. 

As reported in 2010 by ABCNews.com:

NATO and Afghan officials detailed a $500 million initiative for Afghanistan to negotiate with insurgents today and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton indicated she supports attempts to deal with the Taliban.

"The starting premise is you don't make peace with your friends," Clinton said at the London conference. "You have to be willing to engage with your enemies if you want to create a situation that ends the insurgency."

And:

The program will be funded by a "Peace and Reintegration Trust Fund," dubbed the "Taliban Trust Fund" by many, that will cost $500 million over five years.

Flush with stacks of cash extorted from American taxpayers, the Taliban can afford to continue playing their role as the heel in the scripted sparring match with the infidels in the West.

Besides, knowing the end from the beginning makes the middle just so much melodrama. A buffer during which former and future leaders of the Taliban can conduct live fire infantry drills with American soldiers as targets.

It would seem, then, that in spite of Defense Secretary Gates’s “emotional” speech to troops deployed in Afghanistan, wherein he tearfully assured them that they are on his mind “day and night,” President Obama seems to sleep peacefully despite knowingly (and duplicitously) using the American armed forces as an expendable exponent in the equation being worked out to guarantee a “political solution” to the situation in Afghanistan.

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