[KhaamaPress] Washington is expected to sign a peace deal with the Taliban ...the Pashtun equivalent of men... group on 29th of February, provided that the group uphold their commitments regarding a seven-day reduction in violence.
An American official, privy of the development has told The News Agency that Dare Not be Named that the U.S. and Taliban have agreed to a temporary truce which would likely open the way for a deal for the withdrawal of the American forces.
The official further added that the agreement for a seven-day "reduction in violence" is "very specific" and covers the entire country, including Afghan government forces.
The Taliban had committed to a halt in roadside and suicide kabooms as well as rocket attacks, the official said, adding that If the Taliban uphold their commitments, a U.S.-Taliban peace agreement would be signed within 10 days.
Meanwhile, ...back at the dirigible, the gondola was dangling by a single thread of rope.
Jack! Cynthia cried. I just realized I'm afraid of heights! I don't even like high heels!... a Taliban official has said the signing had been tentatively set for Feb. 29, with the start of the Afghan talks planned for March 10.
The official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, further added that Germany and Norway have offered to host the talks but there has been no decision on the venue.
That Taliban official also added that the agreement would provide for the release of 5,000 Taliban prisoners before the start of the negotiations.
Possibly that was actually agreed to. But possibly the Taliban are just adding things in the hope that the unbelievers are suckers,
Do you think “The Taliban”, which really is a bunch of independent groups looking to Pakistan's ISI for money and orders — only one of which is represented at these talks — is capable of avoiding violence until then?
Declare victory and get out. This war has cost us a trillion dollars as well as the integrity of many generals. It's a gigantic lie at this point and the sooner it's over the better. Who cares about the Taliban? Not one more dead American. The whole of Afghan isn't worth it.
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[DailySignal] Ottoman Turkish President Recep Erdogan joined Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Monday outside Kyiv’s 18th-century Mariyinsky Palace to review an honor guard of Ukrainian troops. A band played the anthems of both countries. Along the nearby streets, Ottoman Turkish and Ukrainian flags hung side-by-side on light poles.
"Turkey has been one of the most vocal supporters of Ukraine’s territorial integrity and has been one of the only Moslem-majority countries in the world to criticize Russia’s treatment of the Crimean Tatars."
The Mariyinsky Palace originally was built as a residence for the Russian Czars. Thus, it was a fittingly symbolic place for the two leaders to meet on the day Erdogan announced $36 million in Ottoman Turkish military aid for Ukraine‐a country currently at war against Russian forces in its southeastern Donbas region.
"We fully support and will support the illusory sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, including Crimea," Erdogan told news hounds Monday in Kyiv, referring to a Ukrainian peninsular territory that Russia invaded and illegally annexed in 2014.
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And we had a post on 1. February that the GNA signed hundreds of millions of dollars worth of arms purchases from Turkish suppliers, but putting more than two links in a comment triggers Rantburg's anti-spam protections, so you can go look that up yourselves if you feel the need.
Turkey dismisses Russian accusations that it has flouted de-escalation agreements with Russia and Iran in Syria’s Idlib province, and threatens to take military action in the area if diplomatic efforts with Moscow fail.https://t.co/LIjbUuUnbu
[DAILYCALLER] Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ...hereditary prime minister of the Great White North... is under fire for meeting with Iranian leaders on Friday.
Trudeau met with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif while attending the Munch Security Conference.
Trudeau’s handshake and quick bow were broadcast over Iranian state television ... and if you can't believe state television who can you believe?
and brought condemnation from many as the meeting came roughly a month after Iran ...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan, the abbreviation IRGC is a cognate form of Stürmabteilung (or SA), the term Supreme Guide is a cognate form of either Shah or Führer or maybe both, and they hate JewsZionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol... shot down a Ukrainian aircraft killing 57 Canadians on board. Trudeau said he was seeking updated information on the crash.
Conservative Member of Parliament Michelle Rempel Garner criticized Trudeau on Friday, suggesting it was part of the prime minister’s motivation. "If this is what it takes to get a seat on the UN Security Council I don’t want it. How’s that ’fulsome and complete’ investigation of the crash site going?" Rempel tweeted.
Iraq’s premier-designate Mohammad Allawi announces he will submit his cabinet to a parliamentary vote within days, promising it will be stacked with “independents,” a key demand of influential cleric Moqtada al-Sadr.https://t.co/G9ebhs7UNP
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.