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Time: Luring fighters away from the Taliban: Why an Afghan plan is floundering

September 28, 2011

About 18 months ago, Haji Ismail, an elderly government official in southeastern Afghanistan, received a letter from an old friend. “Whether this peace process, which our elders are discussing with the government, succeeds or fails,” it read, “I want to come in.” It was signed, with a blue-ink ballpoint pen, by Maulawi Sangeen — one of the Taliban’s most dangerous battlefield captains and a deputy to veteran jihadist Jalaluddin Haqqani, whose network is deemed America’s most virulent enemy in Afghanistan.

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  1. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    September 28, 2011 21:07

    A normal act on an abnormal situation of terror war: this may be the only comment possible and plausible.
    A mercification of human live is a shame, aggraved by rh fact taht it has bee addressed to a U.S. soldier.
    A means to exibit power and mercifying peace?
    May be.
    we may not accept .
    Claudio Alpaca

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