By Gerald; Internet Anthropologist Think Tank
Taliban talks are declared 'urgent'
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MOMENTUM for peace talks with the Taliban is building after Pakistani and Afghan leaders yesterday declared an "urgent and imperative" need for negotiations.
MAYBE IF THEY BEG THE TALIBAN TO TALK, NOTHING LIKE NEGOIATING FROM A POSITION OF WEAKNESS,MAYBE THEY COULD GET A PEACE AGREEMENT AGAIN FOR THE 7th TIME.G
The call came after a secret two-day meeting, or jirga, in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, of 50 high-level government representatives, as well as tribal elders from both countries.
THEY ARE IN A PANIC AND BEGGING FANITICS TO TALK, NICE POSITIONING.G
It is seen as the most important development so far in a process that is fast gaining pace, with reports that even the Bush administration, in its dying days, is not as implacably opposed as it was previously to the prospect of talks with the Taliban.
The meeting's unanimous backing for peace talks came on the eve of the expected arrival in Islamabad of Washington's new military commander in the region, General David Petraeus, and amid telling new signs of the extent to which Pakistan's fast-collapsing economy is now a major element in the crisis.
SEE I TOLD YOU "PEACE TALKS" MAYB3 THE 7th TIME IS THE KEY.MAYBE THE TALIBAN WILL KEEP THIER WORD THIS TIME? DUH. NOTE TITLE OF THIS POST.G
General Petraeus is due to hold detailed discussions with Pakistan's new leaders over tactics to deal with the Taliban and al-Qa'ida.Yesterday, Pakistan's powerful army commander, General Ashfaq Kayani, was forced to suspend construction of a multi-million-dollar army headquarters in Islamabad in order to achieve cutbacks in military spending. The building project at what is known as the "Defence Complex" in Islamabad is already 10 per cent completed, and is said to be likely to cost anything between $400 million and $1 billion after first being mooted in 1973 when the late Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was prime minister.But faced with harsh economic reality and the negotiations in Dubai for a bailout loan from the IMF, General Kayani was left with little alternative but to put the project on ice.
The dire state of Pakistan's economy is widely believed to be contributing towards the rush to negotiate with the Taliban and other militants.
SIMPLETONS, THE WORLD IS AT THE START OF A DEPRESSION, AND HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE TALIBAN.TALIBAN COULD SURRENDER TOMORROW, AND ALL AL QAEDA COULD SHOOT THEMSELVES, IT IS NOT GOING TO SOLOVE PAKIS ECONOMIC PROBLEMS, ITS A WORLD WIDE DEPRESSION. G
Speaking from Islamabad yesterday, when he met with government leaders, visiting German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier underlined the depth of the crisis when he said any IMF loan "won't help in six months or (even) six weeks. Rather, we need it in the coming six days."
GIVE THE USA BINY AND BIG Z AND WATCH THE MONEY APPEAR. PAKI NEEDS TO READ BETWEEN THE LINES.G.
The recommendations to come out of yesterday's meeting in Islamabad include the establishment of two negotiating committees to make contact with the militants and open dialogue with them - specific moves that go further than anything seen previously.
SIMPLETONS, LETS SEE PAKI AND AFGHAN CAN OFFER TO SURRENDER, GIVE THE TALIBAN 401Ks, AND NEW CARS.DUH, DON'T EVEN TALK TO THE TALIBAN TILL THEY ARE BEGGING TO TALK, TALIBAN HAVE NOT FELT ENOUGH PAIN YET TO ENTER INTO REALLY SERIOUS TALKS, ALL PAKI AND AFGHAN ARE DOING IS GIVING TALIBAN TIME TO REGROUP AND SPEND THE MONEY THEY WILL BE GIVEN ON MORE ARMS. SIMPLETONS.G.
TALKS AT THIS POINT JUST RAISE TALIBAN MORALE, AND GIVE THEM BREATHING ROOM. WASTE OF TIME EFFORT AND GIVES COMORT TO THE TALIBAN. The world depression is not related to the terrorists.