United States Officials Compliment the Taliban on Recent Talks

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US officials have called recent talks with the Taliban “candid and professional.”

According to The Washington Free Beacon:

WASHINGTON (Reuters)—The United States said on Sunday the first face-to-face meeting between senior U.S. and Taliban officials since the hardline group retook power in Afghanistan was “candid and professional and that the U.S. side reiterated that the Taliban would be judged on their actions, not just their words.


State Department spokesman Ned Price said the U.S. delegation at the weekend talks in Doha, Qatar, focused on security and terrorism concerns and safe passage for U.S. citizens, other foreign nationals and Afghans, as well as on human rights, including the meaningful participation of women and girls in all aspects of Afghan society.

He said the two sides also discussed “the United States’ provision of robust humanitarian assistance, directly to the Afghan people.”

“The discussions were candid and professional with the U.S. delegation reiterating that the Taliban will be judged on its actions, not only its words,” Price said in a statement.

There is no indication if a deal was reached.

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Don Miguel
Don Miguel
2 years ago

“There is no indication if a deal was reached.” No one really expects Biden to tell us if a deal is/was reached dfo they? That will not happen until well after the fact, Think back to Obama and Biden sending an USAF C-140 with pallets of hundred dollar bills adding up to $500 mln (or was it bln?)to Iran.We only heard about6 that well after the fact and nity because they told us but because some news outlets dug into some stories and discovered it. Otherwise dead silence. Biden (and his family) learned well how to avoid being caught in shady deals until it is too late to rectify it. Maybe Hunter is getting a cut of the taliban’s poppy profits?

William Petite
William Petite
2 years ago

The enemy of my enemy, is my friend, a true statement, and prime example today. Taliban and Biden Administration agree, Rights come from Govt, not God. (Their is no Islamic God) Islam is against Christianity, and so is The Biden Administration, They will Destroy all that opposes Govt. Authority. God does not opposes his own creation, but gave Us the Free Will to accept him or not. Those that oppose Free Will, oppose God who gave it to us.

Rob. Porter
Rob. Porter
2 years ago

What a total suck-hole America has become! The Taliban is hunting down and murdering Christians and others on their hit-list, treating females in the usual misogynistic Islamic manner, has already murdered a few for not wearing a head cover and America praises them. Whatever has happened to America’s ‘concern’ for human rights? Oh, I forgot, that was selectively applied and overall an appearance sham.

AD Roberts
AD Roberts
2 years ago

Here is the truth..
The Taliban cannot govern. Their government is collapsing even as we speak. They have NO economic ability. So they desperately need OUR MONEY.
The Democrats will give them money in order to gain a tiny bit of influence. It will not work, but our money will be gone.
FAILURE????? Absolutely.

Rob Porter
Rob Porter
2 years ago
Reply to  AD Roberts

Very well said. Being totally unprincipled and devoid of moral convictions, Joe Biden and his very stupid lot are going to prop up a mob of murdering thugs whose government would otherwise collapse.

America is now run run by people with a Third World mentality and intellect – and, ultimately, even if the last election was rigged, the country’s people placed them in power just as surely as Canadians put a liar and incompetent back in office in Ottawa. There is no limit to the stupidity, Germany has it, France has it, Britain has it. Europe has the E.U. Need I say more?

2 years ago

This article is just another example of what’s happening in America that reinforces the confessions/lessons learned first presented in 1989 to the citizens of an old soldier/cop’s community while he was serving as their police chief. The only real change in all the years since 1989 is that the average American is even more the victim of the barrages of propaganda being blasted on them by real time communications systems and the actions of corrupt/incompetent politicians, academicians, bureaucrats, and the media. Each group bent on driving the masses into nothing short of a world wide feudal system.
Soldier/Cop/Mercenary, Retired
In light of all the activities of the “Left/Progressives” and many other groups seemingly bent on destroying everything we cops and soldiers have/are ‘supposedly’ spent/spending ours careers and in far too many cases giving/gave our lives defending, can you guess which of the following confession/lessons learned were first presented to the public in 1989 by a soldier/cop/mercenary following 26 years in the army and in his third year as a civilian police chief?
A Soldier/Cop/Mercenary’s Confession/Lessons Learned
*Soldiers (ground combat soldiers, that is) do not fight first and foremost for their country, the flag, motherhood, girls back home, nor apple pie! Before all else, soldiers engaged in ground combat fight for their fellow soldiers and their unit. Why? Because in every war/police action/whatever including WWII the strategies and tactics adopted by mostly incompetent/corrupt military and civilian managers (notice I said mangers not leaders) were designed to maximize the profits of the military/industrial/political complex with little regard for the those personnel charged with employing the same. In short, the American soldier has been nothing more than a “mercenary” since 1969 with the creation of the “All Volunteer Army (VOLAR).
*The Seven C’s of Leadership according to a survey of 1646 Vietnam era ground combat veterans listed of the order of their importance (according to the vets) are; Candor, Competence, Consistency, Commitment, Courage, Compassion, and Courtesy. The reason the soldiers in the survey chose the word “candor” is because to them candor encompasses both omission and co-mission. To a combat soldier lack of absolute candor, be it co-mission or omission, are equal sins! In short, soldiers expect/demand absolute candor from their leaders before all else. Note: The democrats have proven they are masters of co-mission, while republicans have proven they are masters of omission!
* The American people are the most effectively lied to people in modern times thanks primarily to politicians, bureaucrats, academicians, and the media.
* Arrogance plus ignorance equals stupidity (A + I = S).
* The greatest threats to the American people are the corrupt and/or incompetent politicians/bureaucrats/academicians found at every level of government/academia, and the majority of the American so-called media.
* Most of the politicians, bureaucrats, academicians, and media types I have encountered during my years as a soldier/cop/mercenary I most kindly refer to as; self-serving, witless, cowards. Note: I originally refereed to the aforementioned folks as; “Self-serving, witless, cowardly, pissants!” After retiring to the deep woods I dropped pissants once becoming acquainted with the little guys; in that I learned pissants are not self-serving nor witless, and certainly not cowards!
* The American Profession of Arms and our brothers/sisters in the Blue have failed to protect the American people from all of their enemies, both foreign and ‘most especially’ domestic.
* There are only two primary requirements to be a career soldier and/or cop in America. One must be smart enough to do the work and dumb enough to take the job.
* American soldiers and police officers must in addition to mastering all of their professionally mandated tasks learn to accomplish the same with at least one arm tied behind their backs and their vision impaired 50% or more.
* After carefully watching the whole of the political class since May of 1960, I can say without reservation that most of the group will sell their souls and our bodies just to remain in power.
* Want to see what the United States of America will look like if the left takes control of the government? Take your pick: New York City, Baltimore, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, or the complete packages; California, New York, Illinois, etc, etc, etc…..
* If the so-called Progressive movement continues unchecked a number of able veterans are going to be presented with a challenge/decision. Are the American people worth another drop of our sweat and/or our blood?
* The end goal of the elites and their minions is not (nor ever has been) socialism, communism, or capitalism. The elites of world have used all manner of ideologies, religions, terrorism, brute force, etc. to drive the masses/peasants/serfs/whatever in one direction. That direction leads to one of the oldest forms of human control ever employed in the history of mankind. That form of human control is, Feudalism!

Soldier/Cop/Mercenary, Retired

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