Taliban, Afghanistan, Osama Bin Laden discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk


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Had <Speech_Male> they not in the late. <Speech_Male> Nineteen ninety s <Speech_Male> offered haven to the <Speech_Male> saudi terrorist <Speech_Male> osama bin laden <Speech_Male> who had been <Speech_Male> a significant funder <Speech_Male> of the anti-soviet <Speech_Male> mujuhedeen <Speech_Male> when <Speech_Male> the united states <Speech_Male> came for bin laden <Speech_Male> in two thousand and <Speech_Male> one. The taliban <Speech_Male> were adjunct targets <Speech_Male> <SpeakerChange> of america's <Speech_Male> vengeance <Speech_Male> or than two weeks <Speech_Male> ago <Speech_Male> i gave taliban <Speech_Male> leaders a series <Speech_Male> of clear and specific <Speech_Male> demands. <Speech_Male> None <Speech_Male> of these demands were met <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> and now <Speech_Music_Male> the taliban will pay <Speech_Music_Male> a price <Speech_Male> by <Speech_Male> destroying camps and disrupting <Speech_Male> communications. <Speech_Male> We'll make it more <Speech_Male> difficult for <Speech_Male> the terror network to <Speech_Male> train new recruits <Speech_Male> and coordinate <Speech_Male> their evil plans <Speech_Male> to taliban <Speech_Male> julie chased <Speech_Male> out of kabul <Speech_Male> and other major <Speech_Male> urban centers <Speech_Male> but as they <Speech_Male> are making increasingly <Speech_Male> clear <Speech_Male> never went altogether <Silence> away <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> however the question <Speech_Male> of who the taliban <Speech_Male> actually are <Speech_Male> now does not <Speech_Male> have a straightforward <Speech_Male> answer. <Speech_Male> It has been tempting <Speech_Male> for western media <Speech_Male> and one <Speech_Male> fears. Western <Speech_Male> policymakers <Speech_Male> to frame. The taliban <Speech_Male> is a monolith <Speech_Male> and afghanistan <Speech_Male> as therefore <Speech_Male> a <Speech_Male> binary conflict <Speech_Male> between a western-backed <Speech_Male> democratic <Speech_Male> government and <Speech_Male> fanatical theocratic <Speech_Male> militia. <Speech_Male> It is <Speech_Male> this arguably optimistic <Speech_Male> analysis <Speech_Male> which underpins <Speech_Male> the legitimacy <Speech_Male> of the ongoing <Speech_Male> negotiations involving <Speech_Male> afghanistan's <Speech_Male> government and <Speech_Male> the taliban in <Speech_Male> doha. <Speech_Male> It is debatable. <Speech_Male> However <Speech_Male> how much attention to <Speech_Male> the negotiations <Speech_Male> or the negotiators <Speech_Male> is <Speech_Male> being paid by <Speech_Male> the taliban legions <Speech_Male> which may now <Speech_Male> hold sixty five <Speech_Male> percent of afghanistan <Speech_Male> and <Speech_Male> climbing <Speech_Male> there are factions <Speech_Male> within the taliban <Speech_Male> who never much cared <Speech_Male> for the idea of peace <Speech_Male> with the afghan <Speech_Male> government the west <Speech_Male> and in some cases <Speech_Male> with each other. <Speech_Male> There <Speech_Male> are some running opium <Speech_Male> to raise funds <Speech_Male> for holy war <Speech_Male> and others waging <Speech_Male> holy war as <Speech_Male> a cover for running opium <Speech_Male> there <Speech_Male> are taliban factions <Speech_Male> based in and <Speech_Male> encouraged by <Speech_Male> iran and <Speech_Male> pakistan <Speech_Male> there <Speech_Male> are offshoots and splinter <Speech_Male> groups which are <Speech_Male> possibly better thought <Speech_Male> of as family <Speech_Male> run rackets <Speech_Male> for example. The <Speech_Male> economy network <Speech_Male> who self interest <Speech_Male> is demonstrated <Speech_Male> by the famously <Speech_Female> flexible allegiances. <Speech_Female> This is <Speech_Female> network that is as much <Speech_Female> like mafia <Speech_Female> as <SpeakerChange> it is <Speech_Male> a terrorist outfit. <Speech_Male> Ver- found <Speech_Male> the late. Gela <Speech_Male> ledeen connie <Speech_Male> was a see. Ya <Speech_Male> favorite during afghanistan's <Speech_Male> war against <Speech_Male> the soviets. <Speech_Male> It's currently <Speech_Male> his son. Syra <Speech_Male> judean hi. Connie <Speech_Male> is a wanted <Speech_Male> terrorist with <Speech_Male> ten million dollars <Speech_Male> of america's money <Speech_Male> on his head. <Speech_Male> There are those <Speech_Male> defending territory. <Speech_Male> And those <Speech_Music_Male> pursuing feuds. <Speech_Music_Male> <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> It's arguable indeed. <Speech_Male> The only thing <Speech_Male> afghanistan's <Speech_Male> querulous and competing <Speech_Male> clans and factions. <Speech_Male> Were able to <Speech_Male> get together on <Speech_Male> not for the first <Speech_Male> time. In afghanistan's <Speech_Male> history was <Speech_Male> the defeat of the common <Speech_Male> enemy furnished <Speech_Male> by a foreign <Speech_Male> invader <Speech_Male> and however the us <Speech_Male> tries to spin <Speech_Male> its withdrawal. The <Speech_Male> taliban certainly <Speech_Male> as they see <Speech_Male> it have accomplished <Speech_Male> exactly that <Speech_Male> we may <Speech_Male> now be witnessing. <Speech_Male> The beginning of the <Speech_Male> victims dividing <Speech_Male> the spoils <Speech_Male> a process unlikely <Speech_Male> to improve. <Speech_Male> The lives of <Speech_Male> afghanistan's <Speech_Music_Male> deserted people <Music> <Speech_Music_Male> <Speech_Male> for monocle twenty four. I'm andrew mullet.

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