Pakistan Taliban chief says group will negotiate, but not disarm

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americanguy wrote:

Drone meat.

Dec 28, 2012 7:18am EST  --  Report as abuse
huckl wrote:

The sad thing is some people actually believe that type of abuse is right according to religion. Look at how Afghanistan was under their rule. They can kill any one but yell if one of their family members is killed. We can kill people an it’s justified but don’t hurt my family that I put at risk because of my actions. Their justice is if a woman is raped her family can kill her for shaming them but very little or nothing is done to the rapest. In some places all he needs to do is offer to marry her. Right that sounds fair.

Dec 28, 2012 10:33am EST  --  Report as abuse
PenRumi wrote:

The Taliban, Pakistani or Afghan, are Pushtoons. Pushtoons proscribe to the Pakhtunwai code of conduct. The Pushtoons cannot be bought; they will accept inducements as a temporary measure and return to their original stance. The Pushtoons do not believe in deals. Hakimullah Mehsud knows the Pakistan Taliban have the upper hand in view of the fact that they have the momentum in their asymmetrical war against the Pakistan army. The Taliban are using the same tactic employed by the Viet Cong during the Paris Peace talks between North and the United States, which began in 1968 and ended in a peace accord in July 1973. The Viet Cong came to the negotiating table and kept on talking; during this period, the US military suffered the heaviest losses of the Vietnam War, eventually leading to the total withdrawal of American forces from Vietnam in September 1973. If there is a peace accord, the Taliban will use it to consolidate their position.

The only factor keeping the Taliban and extremists from taking over Pakistan is the Great Satan (United States of America), which keeps shoring up the Pakistan government in an effort to keep anarchic elements from destroying human civilization. Without ‘Amrika’, Pakistan is history; the sooner the people of Pakistan realize it, the better. However, majority of Pakistanis hate the US. Sadly, these people are incorrigible; they continue to think the US is intent on bringing down Pakistan and Islam.

Dec 28, 2012 1:18pm EST  --  Report as abuse
JafoIAm wrote:

Where are all the readers who support the Palestinians and cry out against Israel for oppressing Muslims? The Taliban butcher Muslims on a daily basis and terrorize them, but no Palestinian supporters seem to care. In fact, Muslim on Muslim violence kills more Muslims than the US and Israel do.

Dec 28, 2012 1:45pm EST  --  Report as abuse
kafantaris wrote:

The Taliban is the cancer of Pakistan, with the country’s only hope being in removing it.
Enough effort spent in appeasing these recalcitrant fools.
No more deals, no more waiting and no more mercy. They have shown none for us.
Force is the only thing these savages understand and force — unrelenting and brutal — is what they shall get.

Dec 29, 2012 10:01pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Gunluvr wrote:

The government is just holding them at bay, they can’t defeat them because they’re on a righteous mission that is supported by the people and Allah. No amount of secular appeal to “democracy” will work as these are nothing more than smokescreens to corrupt and undermine the will of the people.

Jan 03, 2013 9:54am EST  --  Report as abuse
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