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United States to sign agreement with the Taliban to end the violence in Afghanistan

February 21, 2020

  You can put this in the take it for what it is worth category but it is being reported here that the United States and the Taliban are going to sign an agreement next week which will eventually lead to the end of the war in Afghanistan. Here is more:

U.S. officials and the Taliban have reached an “understanding” that could result in a “reduction in violence” in Afghanistan, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Friday, paving the way for an agreement later this month that would bring to an end America’s longest war.

“After decades of conflict, we have come to an understanding with the Taliban on a significant reduction in violence across #Afghanistan,” Pompeo wrote on Twitter, describing the latest development as “an important step on a long road to peace,” and calling on Afghans “to seize this opportunity.”

In a more substantial statement released by the State Department, Pompeo offered further details regarding the “extensive talks” between the two parties, which he said are intended to “facilitate a political settlement to end the war in Afghanistan, reduce United States and Allied Forces presence, and ensure that no terrorist group ever uses Afghan soil to threaten the United States or our allies.”

Pompeo said that U.S. negotiators in Doha, Qatar, arrived at the understanding with the Taliban in recent weeks in consultation with the Afghan government. Upon the “successful implementation” of the understanding, “signing of the U.S.-Taliban agreement is expected to move forward” at the end of February, Pompeo said.

  I wrote that we needed to take this for what it is worth not because I believe it is fake news but because I trust the Taliban as much as I would trust, oh I don’t know let’s say Iran, to adhere to the terms of a nuclear deal. But still this seems to be a step in the right direction in an attempt to end the Afghanistan war (I thought Barack Obama was going to end this war?) and Donald Trump deserves credit for making the attempt, although the left will claim he is cowardly giving in to terrorists and being played by the Taliban. 

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

5 Comments leave one →
  1. February 21, 2020 8:58 pm

    I think Trump is looking for anyway out at all….. it will be interesting since they don’t want to give an inch for a couple of weeks peace.

    Liked by 1 person

    • February 22, 2020 7:19 am

      I agree, if they were smart they would lay low and let us get out of there while we can but I don’t trust them at all. This would be a major policy victory for Trump heading into the election if he can pull it off.


  2. peter3nj permalink
    February 21, 2020 9:16 pm

    This is not a criticism of President Trump or his peace negotiating team but, rather, on the sand monkeys who honor only their goats not treaties.


  3. peter3nj permalink
    February 22, 2020 8:48 am

    Liked by 1 person

    • February 23, 2020 7:41 am

      I trust the Taliban as much as Chamberlain should have trusted Hitler, hopefully Trump is more on the ball!


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