to Pay Taliban Fighters to 'Lay Down Their Arms'
By Lori Price, www.legitgov.org
Updated 28 Jan 2010
I've covered a lot of BULLSH*T since Coup 2000, but this takes the
those who took part in attacks involving the deaths of British or US
soldiers would be rehabilitated.' The
new Afghan plan: buy off Taliban --Leaders back multimillion-pound
fund and consider an olive branch for leadership
28 Jan 2010 Britain and the US are backing a new strategy to buy off
"soft" supporters of the Taliban in a radical attempt to end nine years
of war in Afghanistan. The plan, to be approved at a 60-nation conference
in London today, comes amid unexpected signs of growing political support
for the equally high-risk idea of talks leading to a political settlement
with the Taliban leadership. The multimillion-pound "peace and reintegration"
[aka Stimulus] fund would seek to lure low ranking Taliban fighters,
who join out of poverty rather than ideology, by giving them jobs, schooling
or land for farming. An effective amnesty for these men, now believed
to make up 75 per cent of the insurgency's ranks, means that even those
who took part in attacks involving the deaths of British or US soldiers
would be rehabilitated.
proposals will require huge amounts of money to pay for new jobs, pensions,
land and even fund the relocation of senior militants abroad.'
says Afghanistan conference will raise millions to pay off Taliban
--The Nato Secretary General has said the London Conference on Afghanistan
will be used to raise millions of pounds to
pay off bribe the
26 Jan 2010 Anders Fogh Rasmussen said it was necessary to "establish
a trust to finance the reintegration programme" that would persuade
the militants to lay down their weapons. The Afghan president Hamid
Karzai, who will pledge to tackle government corruption [LOL!], will
present a plan to reconcile senior Taliban leaders at tomorrow's meeting.
But the proposals will require huge amounts of money to pay for new
jobs, pensions, land and even fund the relocation of senior militants
abroad. [The GOP is thrilled. They're thinking: Thank *God* the money
won't be spent on jobs and pensions (or health care) in the US! This
way, many of the Taliban can take the $$$ and raise arms against the
US invaders, and the war can continue for eons! Think of how much Blackwater
and DynCorp can make! --LRP]
to pay Taliban to lay down their arms 22 Jan 2010 Afghan President
Hamid Karzai unveiled an ambitious Western-funded
plan Friday to offer money and jobs to tempt Taliban fighters
to lay down their arms in an effort to quell a crippling insurgency.
His comments to the BBC came as US Defence Secretary Robert Gates described
the Taliban as part of Afghanistan's "political fabric", but said any
future role would depend on insurgents laying down their weapons. Karzai's
plan echoed similar proposals by Washington to try and bring low
and mid-level extremists back into mainstream society, but the leadership
of Islamist insurgent groups remain hostile to negotiations. Militants
led by the Taliban movement have been waging an increasingly deadly
rebellion against the Afghan government and foreign troops since a US-led
invasion ousted the Taliban regime from power in late 2001.
could include pensions for older fighters and allotments of land.' Taliban
leaders 'offered asylum' under London peace plan 20 Jan 2010
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. A briefing paper on the Afghan government's
proposals seen by The Daily Telegraph says any peace deal may
include "potential exile in a third country" for insurgent leaders...
[Nato commanders] are now backing a "carrot and stick" strategy of more
troops to reverse the Taliban's military momentum coupled with incentives
for fighters to rejoin society. International donors are preparing
to pay hundreds of millions of pounds towards the scheme, with Japan
and the US already allocating substantial budgets.
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
And, if the Taliban
fighters *don't* lay down their arms, and instead continue to raise them
in battle against the West? Then, the US government will be in the awkward
position of funding the enemy of the US soldier on the battlefield.
Hmm. 'Some dare call it treason.'
fighters to 'lay down their arms.' That's like Barack Obama supplicating
himself to Joe Lieberman for his health care vote: Not gonna happen.
We can't get single-payer
health care in the US because the GOP sociopaths and their blue dogs (and
their little blue puppy dog Obama, too) claim that such a measure would
add to (the Bush-born) trillon-dollar deficit. But,
we can simultaneously pay Blackwater to 'stop' those we are funding?
Taliban Stimulus: 'Junior Taliban fighters' are going to be
offered jobs at US taxpayer expense. Maybe we can include the newly
hired Taliban insurgents in US economic data so the unemployment rate
will appear to be on the wane. And, not a GOP signal of discontent
in sight! After all, it's the *Taliban* getting jobs, training and education
-- not the US poor, so it's all good.
To top it all off,
Bush's High Whore Court just opened
the corporate floodgates to *steal* the last vestiges of democracy
in the US. Most of the lamestream media was SILENT or covering John Edwards'
I've covered a lot
of BULLSH*T since Coup 2000, but this takes the
It is time (long,
long past time) for American
Revolution #2. Maybe then the US government can pay *us* to lay
down OUR arms, bring us back into mainstream society -- and give us health
See also: The
Obusha AfPak Money Pit --Unlike the 'public option,' Congress
doesn't ask if funding the Taleban to blow up contractors' bridges will
add to the US deficit By Lori Price.
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