US 'Postpones' Taliban Talks Amid Karzai Fury

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  1. Signallers

    Signallers Book Reviewer

    Talks between the US and the Taliban look unlikely to take place today as tensions surrounding the process grow. Talks between the US and the Taliban aimed at ending the Afghan war have been delayed for several days following anger from President Hamid Karzai.The Afghan leader cancelled a peace delegation to Doha, Qatar, where security talks between the US and the Taliban were due to take place today.
    He was angry about a move by the Taliban to cast their new office in the Gulf nation of Qatar as a rival embassy.


    They've moved into a new ******* office, The Taliban held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday in which they hoisted their flag and a banner with the name they used while in power more than a decade ago: "Political Office of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan."
  2. Karzai is stubborn and says what he thinks, not the best negotiator they could have picked. When are the next Afghan presidential elections?
  3. 2014, and Karzai is an old fox, our mistake is thinking his agenda and ours are in any way aligned.
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  4. He'll also be the first to make a run for Dubai with suitcases full of cash when it goes pear shaped after ISAF leave and he's manage to sabotage any meaning peace talks from a position of strength like he's doing now.

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  5. I'm pleased we learnt the lessons of NI before embarking on this mission.
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  6. Caecilius

    Caecilius LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    'Stubborn and says what he thinks' is the Afghan national character. Karzai is actually a pretty good politician. He has to be, otherwise he'd be rotting in a ditch by now.
  7. He won't need a suitcase, the money is already shifted. He won't stick around
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  8. Yep, you can bet your arse he's been planning his move for a long time. Whatever you might think of him he's not THAT stupid to hang around once we leave, that hole is going to a complete and utter cluster (even more so than now) once we pull out and he knows it.
  9. So the Mayor of KABUL isn't a happy camper,oh dear,how sad,just get our guys out of there and let them get on with it.
  10. Who designed that? Mr Whippy?
  11. Google image Mohammad Najibullah and you'll see what the Taliban will do to Karzai and his henchmen if he stays. The Taliban do not believe in democracy or multi-party elections. They believe they have the sole right under their Prophet to rule Afghanistan an implement the harshest form of Islam they can. As such, as many posters have said before, Karzai will be on the last USAAF C17 leaving Afghanistan with a nice condo in Florida waiting for him. Don't blame him either! Kabul is a sh*thole!

  12. That will look lovely from the air as the nose camera feeds the growing image back to the drone.
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  13. AlienFTM

    AlienFTM LE Book Reviewer

    Fixed. Usual fees.
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  14. What people are missing is that Hamid Karzai is a Pashtun, a Durrani, and a member of a large and powerful family not just in Afghan but the region as a whole, and as a result one of the most powerful and popular political figures in Afghanistan. It will take more than just a few Taliban insurgents to unseat him, or his dynasty. I really honestly don't believe he is scared, at all.
  15. Jackal more like.
    His agenda has always been self-serving.