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U.S., Taliban Sign Peace Deal, Taliban Pledges To Ensure Terrorists Can “never again operate from Afghan soil”

U.S., Taliban Sign Peace Deal, Taliban Pledges To Ensure Terrorists Can “never again operate from Afghan soil”

Pompeo: “We will closely watch the Taliban’s compliance with their commitments and calibrate the pace of our withdrawal to their actions.”

https://youtu.be/8cq7xF20gP0

On Saturday, the U.S. and the Taliban signed an historic peace agreement.  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo signed the deal but was cautious in his statements, saying that the “good feelings” will not last if there isn’t concrete follow-up on the “commitments stated and promises made.”

Fox News reports:

The United States signed a historic peace treaty with Taliban militants on Saturday, aimed at ending the 18-year war in Afghanistan that began after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke cautiously in front of Taliban leaders in Doha, Qatar, calling the agreement a “true test” of their commitment to peace.

“We will closely watch the Taliban’s compliance with their commitments and calibrate the pace of our withdrawal to their actions. This is how we will ensure that Afghanistan never again serves as a base for international terrorists,” he said.

. . . . “This agreement will mean nothing and today’s good feelings will not last if we don’t take concrete actions on commitments and promises that have been made,” Pompeo said, seemingly directed at his counterparts.

Among those in attendance were leaders of the Taliban, who harbored Osama bin Laden and his Al Qaeda network as they plotted, and then celebrated, the hijackings of four airliners that were crashed into lower Manhattan, the Pentagon and a field in western Pennsylvania, killing almost 3,000 people.

. . . . As part of the agreement, the U.S. is drawing back a number of the approximately 13,000 troops stationed there, although more than 8,000 will remain to ensure certain counter-terrorism conditions are met by the Taliban.

Another condition of the agreement calls for the release of 5,000 Taliban members from Afghan-run jails, although it was not clear if the Afghan government will comply with that.

A senior administration official told reporters earlier this week that the deal “explicitly mentions al Qaeda” and calls for the Taliban to cut all ties. The U.S. is also working for a “complete ceasefire” which will be discussed in Oslo on March 10.

The deal is intended to extricate the U.S. from Afghanistan and to ensure that our removal from the area does not create a vacuum that will be filled with terrorist groups like al-Qaida.

The Wall Street Journal reports:

In practice, the agreement is designed to quickly reduce the number of American troops in Afghanistan from about 13,000 to 8,600—the level it was when Mr. Trump took office in 2017. America’s North Atlantic Treaty Organization allies will also scale back their military presence in Afghanistan and work with the U.S. to shutter five bases around the country.

Once the U.S. reaches that level, expected to happen over the next 135 days, a full U.S. troop withdrawal by June 2021 would be dependent on several conditions. Most important to the U.S., the Taliban have to honor their pledge to help prevent insurgent groups from trying to use the country to plan attacks against the U.S. and its allies.

The Taliban also agreed to discuss a permanent cease-fire in talks with the current Afghan government set to begin on March 10th.

In his remarks, Pompeo notes that while the U.S. is hopeful the Taliban will uphold its side of the agreement the U.S. “will not hesitate to do what we must do to protect American lives.”

Today, following the first ever weeklong break in fighting in nearly 19 years, I am proud to announce that the United States has secured separate commitments from the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Taliban to hold negotiations for peace.

Very importantly, the U.S.-Taliban agreement entails a promise from the Taliban that terrorists can never again operate from Afghan soil. We make no mistake; the chapter of American history on the Taliban is written in blood that killed many Americans, NATO allies, coalition partners, and many Afghans.

I am just as angry over 9/11 as I was the day I watched al-Qaida knock down the Twin Towers on TV. Our valiant servicemembers, intelligence warriors, and world-class diplomats who have served in Kandahar and in Helmand and all over Afghanistan know firsthand what I mean. They know what I mean exactly.

And we know exactly who we’re dealing with. If the Taliban do not uphold their commitments, President Trump and his team will not hesitate to do what we must do to protect American lives.

If, on the other hand, the Taliban abide by their promises, the United States will undertake a responsible, conditions-based troop withdrawal. That withdrawal means that our men and women in uniform will incur fewer risks, our financial burden will be eased, and our brave troops will return home.

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Comments

Conservative Beaner | February 29, 2020 at 4:09 pm

I don’t trust those clowns but it is time to go. If the Afghanistani people haven’t learned to defend themselves by now they never will and I’m tired of Americans dying or suffering severe injuries to protect them.

On the way out the door let the Taliban know we’ll be watching and the support of terrorists will not be tolerated. We won’t send people but we will send a lot of bombs.

Pretty foolish. Trusting the word of Muslims.

I’ve heard so many say that the war in Afghanistan was the “war that has to be won”. Yet history has shown that Afghanistan wars have not been winnable since the Mongols passed through–And the Mongols massacred entire cities and made sure following generations of survivors looked like themselves (Hazara and Aimaq).

    iconotastic in reply to Kepha H. | March 1, 2020 at 12:01 am

    Genghis won—most of the then-current Afghans lost and died. A message we should remind the Taliban for the future. Another attack and we start wiping out the entire country.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | February 29, 2020 at 5:14 pm

The U.S. is the first country in history to conquer Afghanistan!

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | February 29, 2020 at 5:15 pm

President Trump touches upon some of these issues this afteroon at CPAC.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evYO4LtNV1c

President Trump Delivers Remarks at Conservative Political Action Conference

This article is too depressing to read.

Anyone who thinks, for even a single moment, that these seventh century savages will keep to any agreement they make with infidels is seriously self-delusional.

buckeyeminuteman | March 1, 2020 at 8:24 am

I wonder how the Afghan government that we built and have propped up these many years feels about this? I know they’re just about as trustworthy as the Taliban, but I don’t feel like this is going to work.

“…Taliban Pledges To Ensure Terrorists Can “never again operate from Afghan soil”

I sense an Allah-ordained form of lying here. Taliban is the plural of talib, which means student in (I believe) Urdu. So the Taliban are the students of what? Islam of course. And Islam authorizes, indeed requires, Muslims to lie for the good of the Umma (the Islamic community).

Taqqiyah gets overused; it’s just one “divinely” ordained form of lying. It means concealment. Muslims can conceal a great many things from the infidels. They can and must conceal their true intentions. After all if their goal is conquest once they gain critical mass then their intended victims won’t let them in.

Here’s a link to a government exhibit submitted to the court in the 2007/2008 Holy Land (HLF) Terror Funding Trial; “An Explanatory Memorandum On the General Strategic Goal for the Group [The Group being the Muslim Brotherhood] in North America 5/22/1991.”

https://clarionproject.org/Muslim_Brotherhood_Explanatory_Memorandum/

The English transliteration begins on page 15 of the document following the original Arabic text. Of course, MB front groups, primarily CAIR, and apologists posing as “moderate” or “reformist” Muslims such as Imam Raouf go on friendly media outlets such as MSNBC, CNN, or really any MFM outlet and deny its authenticity. They even go so far as to claim the document has been debunked. It never has been. TV and print outlets have no rules of evidence so these liars can say anything, and their interviewers who suffer from the world’s largest and most widespread form of Stockholm Syndrome and desperately want to believe them let them get away with it.

But federal courts do have rules of evidence. The document has been thoroughly investigated, authenticated, and has never been “debunked.” In fact the defense at the HLF Terror Funding Trial and another terrorism-related trial in VA either didn’t challenge its validity or failed to “debunk” it.

The fact that a similar document was discovered during a police raid on a luxurious villa in Campione, Switzerland in November 2001. The Bush administration requested Swiss authorities conduct the raid two months after 9/11 for reasons which are obvious. The villa belonged to the target of the raid, Youssef Nada, the director of the Al-Taqwa bank in Lugano, Switzerland. The bank has extensive ties to the world’s oldest Islamic terrorist organization, which is of course the MB, and also ties to more recent upstarts such as al-Qaeda (AQ). In fact, Youssef Nada had previously admitted to being one of the international leaders of the MB. It was nearly identical to the north American branch of the MB’s Explanatory Memorandum.

And the answer is of course, since both documents follow Sayyad Qutb’s “Milestones” formula. Sayyad Qutb was one of the founding members of the MB and their chief theologian/strategist. He was implicated in in a MB attempt to assassinate Gemal adbel Nasser in 1954. Qutb spent 10 years in prison before being executed in 1965. During those ten years he wrote two books. “In the Shade of the Quran” was the first book to exegete every verse of the Quran and apply them to the 20th century. “Milestones” is essentially the “Cliff’s Notes” or condensed version of the first. Both are required reading for terrorist group leaders.

It may seem I digressed but I did so for a reason. Kitmun is a form of lying that can be indistinguishable from Taqqiyah. The line between the two is blurry. Essentially Kitmun is simply denial. For instance if you ask a Muslim if the Quran permits wife beating or sex slavery they’ll say no. Of course both are expressly permitted in Surah (chapter) 4; non-Muslim women taken captive or later sold in the slave markets are “lawful” (for sex) even if they were married in ayah (verse) 24 and wife beating is actually commanded in verse 34.

But knowledgeable Muslims (Sheikhs, scholars) etc. will simply lie to your face and tell you those verses aren’t in the Quran. 99% of the time the idiots in the west, particularly in the MFM since they desperately want to believe the lying Muslim leadership, won’t bother to check in the core texts to see if what they’re saying is true. And if someone does check they’ll continue to lie to your face thinking (and usually they are correct) that they can intimidate you into believing them and not your own lying eyes. Think Barack Obama buffaloing little George Stephanopoulos who folded when Obama insisted his Obamacare non-compliance penalty was a fee and not a tax even after little Georgie read the dictionary definition of the word tax to Obama (“You’re reaching, George, you’re reaching”). I swear, he must have learned that from his Quran teacher in that Indonesian madrassah (he was registered as a Muslim and he and all Muslim students, but not non-Muslim students, were/are required to attend Quran class and Friday prayers; it may or may not be in one of his stupid autobiographies but some investigative reporters looking into his background confirmed this information with school authorities).

So, we’ve covered Taqqiyah and Kitmun. There’s one other I want to cover before I get to the type of deception I believe the Taliban is truing on us. Muruna, which means setting aside. The idiots in Western leadership and the MFM will insist that Islam couldn’t possibly have motivated certain Muslims since they had been doing very un-Islamic things perhaps moments before they committed their terrorist acts. No matter how many Allahu Akhbars they shouted, they couldn’t possibly have done it for Allah since they weren’t good Muslims. For instance, at least some of the 9/11 hijackers were out in strip clubs drinking and getting lap dances the night of 9/10. Muruna specifically authorizes jihadis to “set aside” shariah law if it is done in order to fight in the cause of Allah. They derive this from the hadith collections (the teachings and sayings of Muhammad). When Muslims ask him about the fate of Muslims who drank wine in the morning and died fighting in jihad in the afternoon, Muhammad responded that they would be in paradise since fighting and getting killed in Jihad wipes out their prior sins.

In fact, Western intelligence services have recovered Islamic State manuals directing aspiring jihadis infiltrating Western nations posing as refugees to (if their travel documents will support this cover) pose as Christian Arabs. Shave the beard, ditch the Quran but carry a Bible, wear a crucifix, avoid the Mosque but go to church at least occasionally, have a beer in a pub, etc. It puts the enemy to sleep.

But I suspect the Taliban is practicing a fourth form of deception; Tauriya, or the use of double meanings. What is terrorism? It’s defined in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations as “the unlawful use of force and violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives.” In intel we had a slightly simpler working definition that also included the threat of force. Other Western or industrialized nations define terrorism nearly identically.

But this isn’t the official Islamic definition of terrorism. When I say “official” I mean the definition agreed to by the 57 member nations (plus “Palestine”) of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. The OIC defines terrorism very simply; the killing of a Muslim without right. Per Shariah law there are only three reasons that justify killing a Muslim; “blood for blood” (when one Muslim murders another Muslim, and no this doesn’t include killing Muslims as collateral damage in a terrorist attack), apostasy, and married fornication or adultery.

Per the OIC’s view of things, who around the world kills Muslims without right? Israel. The United States. Any other non-Muslim nation that joins us or does the same independently. In other words, when the Taliban vows that terrorists “can never again operate from Afghan soil” which definition do you think they are using? The Islamic one, of course. So they’re promising that WE can never again operate from there. They’re not talking about AQ or the IS.

Apparently nobody at the State Department knows the word “hudna”.

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