Pashtun ethnic agenda at heart of Afghan War

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by PartTimePongo, Aug 2, 2009.

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    First article I've seen in a long time addressing the thorny issue of Pashtun self-determination in Afghanistan.

    I did make a post a long time ago, that perhaps part of the answer was the establishment of an autonomous Pashtun homeland.

    Could the answer in part at least, really be as simple as that?

    Overview of "Pashtunistan" and the current Durand line stalemate.
  2. It sounds simple but could you see Pakistan surrendering a part of their territory to achieve it?
  3. Not in the slightest.

    Not only that, but we would have TWO conflicts to get into, (in the two different countries we create) technically, because giving them self determination would not stop the hard core Taliban movement?

    God, with this and africa we made such a cock up of dividing up the old empire...