Afghans to debate future of U.S. presence, Taliban vow attacks (Reuters)




 
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Afghans to debate future of U.S. presence, Taliban vow attacks      (Reuters)
 
November 16th, 2011  
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Topic: Afghans to debate future of U.S. presence, Taliban vow attacks (Reuters)


Afghans to debate future of U.S. presence, Taliban vow attacks      (Reuters)
Reuters - About 2,000 Afghan community and political leaders will gather on Wednesday in Kabul under tight security for four days of deliberations on the country's most pressing issues, including ties with main ally the United States.

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November 18th, 2011  
lvcabbie
 
 
An interesting report.
But, it does not address the problems created in Afghanistan by Taliban groups holing up in western Pakistan, often supported by the Pakistani intelligence service.
This Loya Jirga is also something not well reported in our western Lame Street Media. It is probably the closest thing to democracy the Afghans understand - a gathering of tribal leaders to discuss things effecting all of them. It is a prime target for the Taliban and various blogs I subscribe to on a daily basis indicate great efforts are underway to protect the attendees from a Taliban attack.
November 19th, 2011  
A Can of Man
 
 
Hopefully they will be able to keep the Taliban out after 2014.
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Afghans to debate future of U.S. presence, Taliban vow attacks      (Reuters)
 


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