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Sun Apr 29, 2012, 05:09 PM

Bin Laden files show al-Qaida and Taliban leaders in close contact

Source: The Guardian

Documents found in the house where Osama bin Laden was killed a year ago show a close working relationship between top al-Qaida leaders and Mullah Omar, the overall commander of the Taliban, including frequent discussions of joint operations against Nato forces in Afghanistan, the Afghan government and targets in Pakistan.

The communications show a three-way conversation between Bin Laden, his then deputy Ayman Zawahiri and Omar, who is believed to have been in Pakistan since fleeing Afghanistan after the collapse of his regime in 2001.

They indicate a "very considerable degree of ideological convergence", a Washington-based source familiar with the documents told the Guardian.

The news will undermine hopes of a negotiated peace in Afghanistan, where the key debate among analysts and policymakers is whether the Taliban seen by many as following an Afghan nationalist agenda might once again offer a safe haven to al-Qaida or like-minded militants, or whether they can be persuaded to renounce terrorism.

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/apr/29/bin-laden-al-qaida-taliban-contact

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alp227 Apr 2012 OP
orpupilofnature57 Apr 2012 #1
Warren Stupidity Apr 2012 #2
orpupilofnature57 Apr 2012 #4
cosmicone Apr 2012 #3
PatrynXX Apr 2012 #5
lastlib Apr 2012 #6
Comrade Grumpy Apr 2012 #7

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 05:14 PM

1. All the info is late,negative and useless regarding

Peace.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 05:16 PM

2. First: what a revelation!

Second: we cannot actually take at face value any report regarding information collected from bin Laden's house. This is all in the realm of Spook World, where everything is a game.

Specifically: "The news will undermine hopes of a negotiated peace in Afghanistan". Sniff sniff sniff, hmmm.... smells like a genda.

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 05:24 PM

4. Ike 1961

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 05:17 PM

3. Mullah Omar is a fictional character

He is in reality a Pakistani ISI General who took that identity. This is why there is no biographical data or pictures of Mullah Omar before the Taliban and after the start of the Afghan war.

RAW (India's intelligence agency) have a lot of info on this which was handed to the Chimp Administration but they did nothing.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 08:51 PM

5. for all we know

talking conspiracies here

UBL was a puppet of Dick Cheney's and didn't do anything, set him up in a nice place in Pakistan and put on a show.

wonder if I should put the Ministry song No W on here. oh balls there'll be rednecks all over me ya heeer. and yes I can put on a southern accent if I wanted to and it's all jeff foxworthy's fault. how to act dumb and they smarten up before they know it.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 10:53 PM

6. Reminds me of the old story about the snake in the rising river...

...asked a man to pick him out of the water and carry him to higher ground. The man hesitated, and said, "If I pick you up, you might bite me."

"Oh, no," said the snake, "if you help me I wouldn't bite you."

So the man pick the snake up out of the water and carried it to the top of a hill, whereupon, the snake bit him. The man cried, "I trusted you--you said you wouldn't bite me if I helped you!"

And the snake replied, "But you knew what I was when you picked me up."

We know from bitter experience what the Taliban is. The only safe way to deal with them is to remorselessly destroy them.

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Response to lastlib (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 01:29 PM

7. ...or get the hell out of their country.

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