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Sunday, February 10, 2019

WASHINGTON: Pakistan has begun to play a behind-the-scenes but central role in supporting US peace talks with the Afghan Taliban, including by facilitating travel to negotiations, US officials and Taliban sources say. The Pakistani assistance, which has not been reported in such detail before, also includes exerting pressure on the Taliban leaders who fail to cooperate, including by detaining members of the militants' families, the insurgents say.

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One senior US official, who declined to be identified, said of Pakistan's role in the talks: "We know it just wouldn't be possible without their support."

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Pakistan should not be doing anything for someone who is incapable of winning. But hey, who listens to me?

#1 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-02-10 12:05 AM | Reply

Well, we know Americans, and certainly Texans, aren't listening to you.

#2 | Posted by jpw at 2019-02-10 01:06 AM | Reply | Funny: 4

When everyone and everything goes ------, THEN they will say "Where is Tremain? We should have listened to Tremain!"... but then it will be Tremain who will refuse to listen!

The time will come, mark my words! (oh dear.. was I channeling DANNI?)

#3 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-02-10 01:35 AM | Reply

we know Americans, and certainly Texans, aren't listening

Commander of US Central Command General Joseph Votel, while testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee, said "as a state possessing nuclear weapons that sits at the nexus of Russian, Chinese, Indian, Iranian, and US geopolitical interests, Pakistan will always retain its importance to the US".

Votel added that any agreement for resolving the now 17-year-old conflict in landlocked Afghanistan would ensure Pakistan's ‘equities'.
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Pentagon is bending over backwards to ensure Pakistan's ‘equities', going into full surrender-monkey mode.

Seems they are listening just fine. LOL

#4 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-02-10 05:24 AM | Reply

With all those drone thingies... I bet they miss the jet fuel days.

wonder who will take the bait.

#5 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2019-02-10 07:51 PM | Reply

I bet they miss the jet fuel days.

Extortion payments undoubtedly a lot lower.

#6 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-02-10 08:03 PM | Reply

I bet they miss the jet fuel days

Americans are buying more jet fuel than ever. Enough to fill up two Olympic sized swimming pools... EVERY DAY.

I don't know what the hell for.

#7 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-02-11 01:18 AM | Reply

wonder who will take the bait.

It was someone from Canada.

Of course. LOL

#8 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-02-11 01:21 AM | Reply

I don't know what the hell for.

#7 | POSTED BY J_TREMAIN AT 2019-02-11 01:18 AM | REPLY | FLAG:SILLY BOY

To keep the Arabs happy of course.

#9 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2019-02-11 04:40 AM | Reply

That doesn't make sense. There are a million other ways to keep them happy....

Did you know Arabs can ------ in 10 seconds flat?

#10 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-02-11 09:21 AM | Reply

J_T

If that is a lead up to a remark about Arab seamen... its gonna get really sticky with the peecee suma cum laude section.

#11 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2019-02-11 09:53 AM | Reply

You got me.... LOL

#12 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-02-11 10:40 AM | Reply

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