December 12, 2007

IN THE KINGDOM OF THE WAR WEARY THE ONE-EYED MAN ISN'T KING:

Taleban's elders send go-between for talks with Karzai (JEROME STARKEY, 12/13/07, The Scotsman)

THE Taleban's former chief spin doctor is acting as a go-between in top-level talks between the Afghan government and the old regime's "cabinet-in-exile". [...]

Mullah Mohammad Ishaq Nizami claimed that Hamid Karzai, the Afghan president, was trying to isolate Mullah Omar by wooing his lieutenants in the Quetta Shura. The council of elders in neighbouring Pakistan controls insurgents in Kandahar and Helmand.

He said: "Karzai is trying to get the 18 people in the Quetta Shura. If he succeeds it will be a defeat for Mullah Omar. The Taleban and the government are tired of fighting and they want to negotiate."

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 12, 2007 9:13 PM
Comments

The elders may be tired, but not of sending suicide bombers. If the Quetta Shura won't surrender, then Tomahawk their next meeting. Repeatedly.

Posted by: ratbert at December 12, 2007 10:07 PM
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