Friday, March 13, 2020
“'If achieving either victory or peace were easy,' . . . 'it would have been accomplished almost two decades ago."
From the Black Rifle Coffee Internet web site an article by Joshua Skovlund the subject the proposed Afghan peace treaty.
"Is Peace Possible in Afghanistan? U.S. Veterans and a Kabul Journalist Weigh in"
"On Feb. 29, 2020, the U.S. and the Taliban signed an agreement to work toward a peaceful resolution in Afghanistan. The agreement laid out terms for the Taliban to reduce its violence within the country as well as a timeline for the U.S. to withdraw its forces. The agreement will be null and void if the Taliban does not uphold their promises. There is not a ceasefire outlined in the agreement, and with attacks resuming after the agreement, many are skeptical."
See excerpts the Black Rifle Coffee article from a variety of sources:
“It is certainly going to be difficult, but ultimately the problems of Afghanistan will have to be addressed through diplomacy and not just military operations."
"'if the U.S. government can change the mindset of those people [Taliban],' . . . 'it is not the result of one decade or two decades. It’s the result of at least one century. So then you can bring peace with such agreements.'”
KABUL JOURNALIST A HAZARA. A DESPISED MINORITY GROUP IN AFGHAN, SHIA. YOU MIGHT ASSUME HIS OPINION WOULD BE RATHER NEGATIVE. BUT ALSO PROBABLY TRUE!
“'While I am always in favor of peace, I am very skeptical of dealing with organizations like the Taliban,' . . . 'Historically, any attempt to negotiate has been a stalling tactic designed to prolong a break in fighting, which I believe just gives them time to regroup/refit.'”
“'The vast majority of the people — other than the enemies we are targeting — want a peace deal, so they can somewhat go back to as normal of a life as they can,'”
See previous blog entries as pertinent.
NOBODY EVER SAID ANY OF THIS WAS GOING TO BE EASY, DID THEY?