Discussion in 'West Asia & Africa' started by AkhandBharat, Oct 30, 2009.
CNN - U.S. set to pay Taliban members to switch sides
US has to pay out a lot more than that if they want the Taliban to switch sides,if Pakistan has made out in the tens of Billions then the Afghans should demand even more since they are the ones defeating NATO.
I think the US is getting tricked into this by the pakistani intelligence agency. Apart from milking US directly, they will now get funds which can then be used by the taliban that hasn't switched sides to buy arms from somewhere else (China).
You maybe right AB, but if that is the case ,this will be a first for USA to finance a war that caused their own defeat.
Most of the Afghan Taliban are just mercenray fighters unlike the TTP. They joined arms as Taliban are paying them money to fight and a share in any ransom or drug money or extortion money. So this may be ok for a short term purpose but long term either the private militias should be coopted into security forces and trained up to be more professional or disbanded and given proper jobs
Another reason why they should increase troops and attack intensity rather than paying them billions of dollars which will eventually only come to bite them in the butt.
If the US thinks of paying the Taliban out, then it will be another one of their short sighted policy of theirs. For sure that money will be used by the Taliban to buy more weapons and in the mean while regroup and come back with more ferocity.
Obama is out of his mind when he thinks of all this non sense to buy peace. Wonder he bought the Nobel as well??
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