What exactly does the United States get in return for negotiating “peace” with Taliban terrorists? Considering that the Taliban only wants to negotiate for one provision, and that “peace” apparently will only ensue after their demands are met.
Said Maulavi Qalamuddin, the former minister of vice and virtue for the Taliban:
“The only thing is the negotiations over release of Taliban prisoners from Guantánamo, which is still under discussion between both sides in Qatar.”
The Obama Administration seems to be beating down the door in order to meet the Taliban’s “request”.
So again, after Obama bows down before terrorists, licks their blood stained boots and acquiesces to their demands; after Obama frees some of the worlds most fierce terrorists back into the hands of the Taliban, what does America get in return? A hearty hand shake and a “thank you”, from the same terrorists who slaughtered 3000 of us on September 11, 2001? A reassurance that the Taliban will no longer kill American soldiers, so long as those soldiers pull out and leave the Middle East; so long as America does not interfere with the Taliban’s cruelty, its inhumane treatment of its own people, especially women and girls; so long as the Taliban can continue buying weapons for its own use against America’s allies (like Israel) and selling weapons to its allies, to be used against America’s allies (like Israel); so long as America looks the other way as the Taliban regroups, retrains its forces and expands its political and military power and reemerges stronger, and more defiant than ever – and looking for revenge?
Mr. Grossman, [the Obama administration’s special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan] at a news conference in Kabul last week, said that real peace talks could begin only after the Taliban renounced international terrorism and agreed to support a peace process to end the armed conflict.
But the Taliban won’t even consider doing that until after its comrades in Gitmo have been released. And supposing they actually remain “true to their word” and “renounce international terrorism”, what then becomes of the point to their organization? In other words, the Taliban is a terrorist organization. That was what it was created to be. Does the world expect its members to so rashly trade in their assault weapons for flowers and transform themselves into hippies? Can anyone imagine a Taliban soldier uttering, “Peace, man”, or “Make love, not war”?
If the Taliban ever gave up its terrorist agenda, how well would that sit with Al-Qaeda or any other fanatical, terrorist, Muslim Jihadist cult? To say the Taliban would become a mere laughing stock within terrorist circles is an understatement. They would be annihilated by their fellow terrorist comrades, and the Taliban knows it. They have absolutely no intention to give up, to “renounce international terrorism”, to turn a new page, to “give peace a chance”. Here’s some evidence to that:
The latest Afghan National Intelligence Estimate warns that the Taliban will grow stronger, using the talks to gain credibility and run out the clock until U.S. troops depart Afghanistan, while continuing to fight for more territory, say U.S. officials who have read the classified document.
Let’s assume Obama has been briefed, and he knows full well the Taliban’s real intentions. What does that say about Obama himself, his character, his real intentions? If Obama knows the Taliban is both lying and stalling for time, what does it say about a President, a Commander-in-Chief, who is willing to bow down to the feet of a terrorist group, give them what they want and be humble and grateful when they cover him in a barrage of spit afterwards?
Couldn’t we posit that Obama is more concerned about being reelected than anything else, including the War on Terror and stability, real peace, in the Middle East? That Obama is using the “peace” negotiations to his advantage, to further his own reelection bid, the same as the Taliban is using it to theirs, to further their own continued terrorist agenda? That Obama’s motivations for “peace” are driven by his desire to be reelected at any cost, and nothing more? That Obama is intelligent enough to know the Taliban will never be provoked into “renouncing international terrorism”? And once Obama is reelected, should that unfortunate mistake be made; and after the Taliban prisoners at Gitmo are released – and after the Taliban reneges in its assurance of “peace”, can we expect the same grotesque smile from Obama he is apt to make after one of his weak jokes, and an even weaker response such as, “The Taliban has acted stupidly”?
Of course, there is the possibility his cabinet is hiding the information from him. But, how likely is that? And, which is more likely the real reason Obama is in such a hurry to make “peace” with the Taliban?
The former Taliban officials here described fairly advanced discussions in Qatar about the transfer of prisoners. One former official, Syed Muhammad Akbar Agha, who had been a Taliban military commander, said that five Taliban prisoners were to be transferred in two phases, two or three in one group and then the remainder.
There has also been discussion in Qatar of removing some Taliban members from NATO’s “kill or capture” lists, the former Taliban officials said.
And America gets what, again, in exchange for bowing down before a group of blood-thirsty, Jihadist rabble-rousers whose ideology is rooted in the 7th century A.D.? What exactly does the United States get in return for negotiating “peace” with Taliban terrorists? Ah, but of course! We get Obama reelected to a second term in the White House.
Ladies and gentlemen – Is an Obama second term worth the price of “peace” the Taliban has brought to the table?