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« on: January 28, 2019, 04:22:18 pm »
« edited: January 28, 2019, 04:29:10 pm by Frodo »

As long as Afghanistan is never again used by terrorist networks as their base to strike the West, I'm fine with whatever is agreed to:  

U.S. and Taliban Agree in Principle to Peace Framework, Envoy Says

KABUL, Afghanistan —
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American and Taliban officials have agreed in principle to the framework of a deal in which the insurgents would guarantee Afghan territory is never used by terrorists, which could lead to a full pullout of American troops in return for larger concessions from the Taliban, the chief United States negotiator said Monday.

The negotiator, Zalmay Khalilzad, said those concessions must include the Taliban’s agreement to a cease-fire and to talk directly with the Afghan government, which the insurgents have persistently opposed in the past.

“We have a draft of the framework that has to be fleshed out before it becomes an agreement,” Mr. Khalilzad said in an interview with The New York Times in Kabul. “The Taliban have committed, to our satisfaction, to do what is necessary that would prevent Afghanistan from ever becoming a platform for international terrorist groups or individuals.”

Mr. Khalilzad added: “We felt enough confidence that we said we need to get this fleshed out, and details need to be worked out.”
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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2019, 08:03:06 am »

Vietnam feelings. Poor pro-western afghan guys and women.
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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2019, 12:32:46 pm »

Another inevitable act, although one with more clear positives. Time to get everyone on the table to decide the future, one where my tax dollars aren’t affected by.
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« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2019, 08:00:56 pm »

Not an ideal outcome by any stretch, but probably the least bad we can hope for at this point.
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« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2019, 05:54:51 pm »

Vietnam feelings. Poor pro-western afghan guys and women.

Yea, South Vietnam was supposedly saved in 1973, and the US could have peace with honor. We all saw how that one worked out after the US pulled out.
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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2019, 06:11:19 pm »

Vietnam feelings. Poor pro-western afghan guys and women.

Yea, South Vietnam was supposedly saved in 1973, and the US could have peace with honor. We all saw how that one worked out after the US pulled out.

To be fair, that was because Congress blocked honoring our agreement to come to the aid of South Vietnam until it was way too late and the Nixon and Ford administrations were tied up with other matters.
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