When you’ve got an enemy supporting terrorism and – quit frankly – terrorizing people themselves, what can you do to get them to agree to peace? Why not offer them a fresh start in an other Muslim country with new identities?
If you’re like me, you’re pretty convinced we can not negotiate with evil. You’re not going to be able to get Taliban leadership to sit down with Dr. Phil for an anger management session either, but that does not stop Afghan leaders and the international community from suggesting asylum and a new life for Taliban leadership.
Taliban leaders could be offered exile abroad and have their names deleted from a UN sanctions blacklist as part of a peace plan for Afghanistan to be unveiled in London next week. …
In the first phase, junior fighters, who commanders believe are mainly motivated by money, will be offered jobs, training and education if they lay down their weapons and renounce violence.
Further incentives could include pensions for older fighters and allotments of land. …
A separate push will later target the Taliban high command. It could include giving them asylum or political positions if they lay down their weapons, break links with al-Qaeda and agree to abide by the Afghan constitution the paper said.
They would also see their names taken off a UN sanctions list of Taliban and al-Qaeda which has frozen their assets and blocked foreign travel. Any deal would also need their removal from United States “kill or capture” lists.
I’ll completely admit I am no expert on Afghanistan or the Taliban, but is this an effort to keep your friends close and your enemies closer? Does anyone think this will work?
While “negotiations” continue, Taliban terrorists mount huge attacks like this one in Kabul within the last few days.