Friday, February 28, 2020

Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai, the first to follow the U.S. invasion in 2001, who is still the most widely recognized face from Afghanistan, has issued a statement welcoming the peace prospects that are now looming but also chastising the U.S. for killing so many Afghans.

However, there is something that is going unstated and ignored, and that is that the U.S. and Afghan governments assume that the Taliban is now going to work with Ghani, the current President, while they have said all along that he is a puppet, and they will not work with him or even talk to him. Here is a candid article about it that skips the syrupy hoopla. The fact is that Taliban has agreed to talks with other Afghans, including ones from the current government, but not in their capacity as government officials, and they reserve the right to exclude any individuals whom they oppose.

So, what happens if after the treaty is signed with the U.S. that the Taliban says that Ghani can't come to the talks? I'm sure the U.S. hopes to butter-up the Taliban with promises of lots of money, but still, the chance that they are going to accept Ghani as the ongoing President of Afghanistan, I rate at zero. 

But, there is a bigger issue that is also being completely, totally ignored by everybody, that is, we would not be doing this at all, making peace with them, if we really believed that the Taliban was involved in attacking the U.S. on 9/11. WE KNOW DAMN WELL THAT THEY HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH IT, and that's why we're doing what we're doing. And that makes our entire war against them completely and totally illegitimate.  

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