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Fri Feb 14, 2020, 11:35 AM

U.S. has reached a truce with Taliban in Afghanistan, official says

Source: PBS

Feb 14, 2020 11:23 AM EST
MUNICH (AP) — A senior U.S.official said Friday the United States and the Taliban have reached a truce agreement that will take effect “very soon” and could lead to withdrawals of American troops from Afghanistan.

The official said the agreement for a seven-day “reduction in violence” to be followed by the start of all-Afghan peace talks within 10 days is “very specific” and covers the entire country including Afghan forces.

The developments come as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Mark Esper met Friday in Munich with Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani. They spoke on the sidelines of an international security forum in Munich.

A truce had been widely anticipated, and President Donald Trump has agreed in principle to the deal, which could lead to the start of significant U.S. troop withdrawals from Afghanistan, according to U.S. officials.

Read more: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/u-s-has-reached-a-truce-with-taliban-in-afghanistan-official-says



Not holding my breath on this...

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Reply U.S. has reached a truce with Taliban in Afghanistan, official says (Original post)
Dennis Donovan Friday OP
blueinredohio Friday #1
atreides1 Friday #2
Midnight Writer Friday #12
yaesu Friday #3
BlueIdaho Friday #4
bucolic_frolic Friday #5
cstanleytech Friday #13
mahatmakanejeeves Friday #6
Autumn Friday #7
hibbing Friday #8
Wuddles440 Friday #9
Javaman Friday #10
ashredux Friday #11
sdfernando Friday #14
gembaby1 Friday #15
Falcata Friday #17
gembaby1 Saturday #21
Sgent Friday #19
keithbvadu2 Friday #16
FormerOstrich Friday #18
Demonaut Friday #20

Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 11:40 AM

1. I call bullshit.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 11:48 AM

2. Really?

Did someone inform the Taliban of this agreement?

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Response to atreides1 (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 01:16 PM

12. My exact thought. Jared and his ilk seem to have a unique definition of Agreement.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 11:50 AM

3. its not truly official until russian agent orange tweets about it after he gets puttin's ok. nt

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 11:53 AM

4. How much did that cost? nt.

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Response to BlueIdaho (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 11:57 AM

5. +1000

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Response to BlueIdaho (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 01:50 PM

13. And how long until after the election will Trump wait to welch on it?

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 12:07 PM

6. "Peace in our time." NT

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 12:15 PM

7. I'll wait for Putin to confirm.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 12:19 PM

8. Almost 20 years

If this was a Democratic administration the right wing and their media would be screaming "cut and run".


Peace

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 12:19 PM

9. Nothing more than...

election year gamesmanship by King CONald and his minions. He's more than likely incentivized ($$$) the Taliban leadership to chill for the remainder so he can deliver on his campaign "promises".

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 12:22 PM

10. yeah, okay.

cool story, bro

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 12:34 PM

11. It's a 7 day cease on bombs, etc.....hardly a "peace deal"

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 03:20 PM

14. We should have left a long time ago

and left them to their own devices. The President of Afghanistan really only has control in Kabul.

There is a reason Afghanistan is called the Graveyard of Empires.

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Response to sdfernando (Reply #14)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 03:42 PM

15. This is true

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Alexander the Great’s empire died there.

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Response to gembaby1 (Reply #15)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 06:22 PM

17. ATG died in Babylon....

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Response to Falcata (Reply #17)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 02:57 PM

21. True

But because he conquered pretty much everywhere, you could call it one long contiguous Macedonian empire. So, yes, he did technically die in Babylon but Bactria was definitely a graveyard for his empire.

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Response to sdfernando (Reply #14)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 11:36 PM

19. I'm

very concerned about a Taliban resurgence. Unless they agree to prevent another OBL / Al Qeda from being sheltered I'm not sure what else we should do.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 05:08 PM

16. The Taliban's word is equally as good as Trump's.

Truce agreement.

The Taliban's word is equally as good as Trump's.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 09:33 PM

18. When did we start

recognizing and/or negotiating with the Taliban?

Has it been that way for a long time and I haven't known? Have I been a current instead of a former on this?

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 11:47 PM

20. so, we are where we started, sans a few trillion

the waste s unfathomable

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