February 19, 2010

We've Caught the Taliban Chief! Can We Go Home Now?

We've Caught the Taliban Chief! Can We Go Home Now?
for [URGENT] more information google it. Also google ‘Peace may be Inches Away’ and google ‘peace negotiations’ Afghanistan.

There is suddenly a section of the peace movement calling for "Negotiations Now" to strike a peace deal with the moderate militants that Pakistan had been protecting. This is reminiscent of the “Negotiate Now” efforts back before 1966 which I think could have actually changed Johnson’s mind about the war if it grew instead of being replaced by militant protesters that finally ended the war after Nixon escalated into Laos and Cambodia. In any case we can learn a lot if we study that history google Negotiate Now Vietnam and click on this link,


Pakistan protected the more moderate Taliban leaders under Mullah Omar because he has a strict code of conduct (google Omar ‘code of conduct’ with the ‘NY Times’ and other papers). His code of conduct urged that other Muslims not to attack Pakistan, and even not to attack US troops when they are off duty. Pakistan wishes it could only attack the most militant wing of al Qaeda which is attacking funerals, bazaars and religious processions in Pakistan.

Some in the US want to stay the course, and others like Cheney want even the moderate militant leaders tortured. This would put the most extreme militants in charge. And make life miserable in Afghanistan where such carnage like in Iraq hasn’t occurred because of Omar’s policies. The, most militant, militants in charge would put soldiers and contractors at risk when they are off duty or shopping or engaging in "private" entertainment enjoying Kabul’s nightlife. In the US the militant militant don't want to excite the US to start sending troops without million dollar protective gear and armor and huge medical backup, but this could change in the future.

As I mentioned in the summery introduction, in 1963 thru 1966 there was a strong moderate peace movement with speeches signs and letters to politicians (phone call were rare, back then) calling to "NEGOTIATE NOW.”

Something similar happened before Obama’s speech calling for 30, 000 troops. Right before this speech there was a flood of calls, emails and faxes to the White House urging acceptance of Vice President Biden's call to "Hunter Down" in secure areas of Afghanistan and wait for an opportunity for things to cool down. That was an extremely poor suggestion, especially since it would dash bin Laden’s assurance that the US would bankrupt itself, with our incredibly expensive protective gear and medical backup.

Remember to look at the excitement over calls for negotiations back in 1965 Google Peace Now Vietnam,

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