1. Granite

    White House shifts Afghanistan strategy towards talks with Taliban

    I have been generally supportive of Obama's handling of the War on Terror. I think it's too early to make any new judgments based on the statements in this article, but it bears watching. If Obama gets to the point that he allows a resolution that enables the Taliban to possibly regain...
  2. G

    Only way to end the Afghanistan war: US peace deal with the Taliban

    This is an OP-Ed piece that I felt was worthy of discussion. Any thoughts? Only way to end the Afghanistan war: US peace deal with the Taliban From the article: Print Story: Only way to end the Afghanistan war: US peace deal with the Taliban - Yahoo! News
  3. Z

    Taliban using HIV bombs

    TALIBAN fighters are burying dirty needles with their bombs in a bid to infect British troops with HIV, The Sun can reveal. Hypodermic syringes are hidden below the surface pointing upwards to prick bomb squad experts as they hunt for devices. The heroin needles are feared to be contaminated...
  4. michaelr

    Oops! MSNBC graphic suggests Taliban set fire to Bangkok

    Oops! MSNBC graphic suggests Taliban set fire to Bangkok This may seem like a mistake, but it is not, it is a mind fuck. The Taliban is now the root of all evil, and you will believe that....White House Souse!
  5. B

    'Pakistan Taliban' behind NY plot

    The US has evidence Pakistan's Taliban were behind a car bomb plot in New York's Times Square, the attorney general says. More...
  6. P

    Holder: Taliban, Times Sq. linked

    Attorney General says Taliban is behind Times Sq. bid, eyes changes to Miranda. More...
  7. B

    Taliban 'reappear' in Swat valley

    Pakistani Taliban militants resume targeted killings of local leaders in the troubled Swat valley, officials tell the BBC. More...
  8. A

    Taliban clash with Pakistani army

    I'm afraid that Pakistan is likely going to be in this fight for the long-term. The Taliban aren't people who are defeated easily, especially not in their tribal homelands.
  9. C

    afghan leader says quit pressuring me or I'll join the Taliban

    Never mind America. People in the 3rd World actually enjoy the US propping up crooked leaders and killing women and children. Don't y'all be bluffed off the target, y'hear? Americans still don't gettit. The "national interests" they are paying to support are military industrial interests...
  10. K

    Pakistan arrests 'halt secret UN contacts with Taliban'

    BBC News - Pakistan arrests 'halt secret UN contacts with Taliban' The UN is having talks with the taliban. Doesn't it make you wonder what they discuss. Are they working toward a peace settlement. What is the deal with this. what kind of options with the be giving these leaders? This is...
  11. M

    Two More Major Taliban Leaders Arrested

    In Blow to Taliban, 2 More Senior Leaders Are Arrested By DEXTER FILKINS Published: February 18, 2010 KABUL, Afghanistan — Two senior Taliban leaders have been arrested in recent days inside Pakistan, officials said Thursday, as American and Pakistani intelligence agents continued to...
  12. C

    Breaking: Top Taliban Chief Captured in Latest NATO Offensive

    NATO began a major offensive in Afghanistan last week to combat the Taliban's recurrence in Afghani regions. The mission has already resulted in a number of soldier and civilian deaths, but it is nice to see promising news coming from the region. As the article mentions, Baradar is the...
  13. Six

    Top Taliban Chief Captured in Pakistan

    The Taliban’s top military commander was captured in a joint operation by U.S. and Pakistani forces in Karachi and is being questioned in the same city, sources confirmed to Fox News late Monday. Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar is the most important Taliban figure to be caught since the war in...
  14. steezer

    Can the U.S. Woo Afghanistan Taliban to Switch Sides?

    With the debate in the US focusing on how many troops are going to Afghanistan, that decision will probably pale in comparison to winning the hearts and minds of the non idealogues populating the Taliban to switch sides. Obviously it will be easier said than done, but it probably the most...
  15. G

    Afghans: Taliban not the reason for war.

    Afghans say poverty, not Taliban, main cause of war KABUL (Reuters) – Most Afghans see not Taliban militants but poverty, unemployment and government corruption as the main causes of war in their country, according to a report by a leading aid group released on Wednesday. After three...
  16. michaelr

    Who is funding the Afghan Taliban? You don’t want to know

    Who is funding the Afghan Taliban? You don’t want to know Some days one just has to think about why one reads the news. I mean it gives you a head ache. It seems that the cost of money laund....err doing business in Afghanistan is 20%, thats a pretty damn good cut of US tax payer money...
  17. T

    Pakistani Air War against Taliban

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/30/world/asia/30pstan.html?_r=1&hp Interesting quote from here.... And we seriously expected them to battle the taliban, a very powerful and entrenched enemy...?
  18. D

    Fox News Guest Ralph Peters Suggests Taliban Should Kill U.S. Soldier

    Fox News Guest Ralph Peters Suggests Taliban Should Kill U.S. Soldier If He Deserted AL9P6W9vt6E Now we know how the lovely neocons at Fox Snooze really feel about "supporting the troops": mere robotic pawns to be chewed up and spit out in the pursuit of reckless imperialism.
  19. M

    Taliban launch 'operation' against Marines

    Taliban launch 'operation' against Marines Actually I saw this coming, the Marines were moving into S. Afghanistan too quickly. The let them in and surrounded them. The Japanese did the same thing in WWII. I even called an alternative radio show and voiced my concerns.
  20. B

    Did Hillary say it? US created Taliban and abandoned Pakistan

    The Dawn, Pakistan on April 25, 2009 reported this: US created Taliban and abandoned Pakistan, says Hillary . Can any one help us to have the trascript of her Q&A at the House Subcommittee on Appropriation? Please help us to have proof of it. Dawn repoted the following: WASHINGTON, April...