Afghanistan–It’s Blackwater’s Fault

I will admit it …I do not approve of the private military that privatization has allowed to blossom….and the most notorious of these “armies” is Blackwater, or whatever name they go by these days…..I have blamed them for so many situations but I have seen an article that blames the group for the failing Afghan peace process…..

Pakistan’s diplomatic push to bring the Afghan peace process back on track has paved the way for the resumption of peace talks between the U.S and Afghan Taliban. The question, however, arises here: why were the peace talks canceled if they were to be restarted?

The meeting in Islamabad on Oct. 4 between the U.S. negotiators, led by special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, and the Taliban delegation led by Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, is an important milestone to resume the peace negotiations, which were abruptly called off by U.S. President Donald Trump, apparently after the insurgent group accepted responsibility for attack earlier last month that killed 12 people including one American soldier.

Was this attack the only reason behind the abrupt cancellation last month of an “almost done peace deal” between the U.S. and the Taliban? It is an undeniable fact that peace talks kept on track for the last one year despite the Taliban continued to launch attacks on the Afghan and U.S. soldiers. The other side of the story of calling off the Afghan peace process points to Donald Trump’s covert plan with Blackwater.

https://www.dailysabah.com/op-ed/2019/11/14/was-blackwater-behind-the-collapse-of-afghan-peace-talks

As much as I would like to say this is so….I cannot….I have no confirmation of the accusations from this publication….but it does sound like something that could quite possibly be accurate.

Pompeo has tried to blow frresh air into the lungs of the peace process by the release of two POWs…..

“The Taliban have indicated that the release of the two professors is intended as a goodwill gesture, which the United States welcomes,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement about the release of U.S. citizen Kevin King and Australian Timothy Weeks, who were kidnapped in August 2016.

“We see these developments as hopeful signs that the Afghan war, a terrible and costly conflict that has lasted 40 years, may soon conclude through a political settlement.”

https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-afghanistan-taliban-usa/u-s-sees-hope-for-wider-afghan-peace-in-release-of-two-hostages-idUKKBN1XT28F

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10 thoughts on “Afghanistan–It’s Blackwater’s Fault

  1. I suppose we should have ongoing dialogue with the Taliban but why would we be so stupid as to think they would abide by any rules once they get hold of the rest of the urban populated parts of the country and the central government ? Afghani people glad we are there. Girls are going to school again and the shops are open. They are glad to be free of oppressive Taliban Sharia law. Optimum government would be a quasi democratic military secular apparatus of some crafted design.

      1. Yes, right. Hopefully they can affirm leadership and disinfect the country from Taliban. I doubt they can do that or even continue to exist without US presence.

  2. “Peace Process” be damned! Those heathen have been warring with each other for centuries. Bloodshed is in their dna. Nothing will ever change with them.

      1. Yes it could be said about us … but it all boils down to has the biggest guns and the most bombs …

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