Reconciliation: Splitting a divided enemy in Afghanistan

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by PartTimePongo, Jul 28, 2009.

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  2. The Max Hasting view...

    Sorry, but we HAVE to talk to the Taliban: It's the only way to salvage some hope from this mess, argues military historian

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-1202630/MAX-HASTINGS-Sorry-HAVE-talk-Taliban-Its-way-salvage-hope-mess-argues-military-historian.html
     
  3. Disrespectful to those who have died and been seriously injured in panthers claw, pandering to the talibans needs as the government realises it can't/won't give us resources/manpower etc we need.
     
  4. Perhaps the Taliban are not monolithic in thought or motivation. Some are Tali because of economic realities while others are true believers and deserve to be shot at every opportunity.

    It would seem that sorting them out would not only save ammo but would hamper their foul designs. Killing them all is not only difficult and time consuming but would seem to only turn the general population against us and that defeats the whole purpose of counterinsurgency does it not?
     
  5. Why dont we spread the rumour that one of the giant buddhas in Bamyan has started speaking of the return of Allah. When the hordes arrive to hear the 'miracle sayings' we can detonate a carefully placed low yield nuke and praise the power of the sun.
    Operation Renewable Hens Foot. Taxpayer may like it too ....being green n all that.