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Afghan peace deal hits first snag over Taliban prisoner releases

| March 2, 2020 | 9 Comments
Afghan peace deal hits first snag over Taliban prisoner releases

Thought this was going to be stumbling block #1. Kathy Gannon KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan’s president said Sunday that he will not free thousands of Taliban prisoners ahead of all-Afghan power-sharing talks set for next week, publicly disagreeing with a timetable for a speedy prisoner release laid out just a day earlier in a U.S.-Taliban […]

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US-Taliban sign peace deal – US troops to exit Afghanistan in 14 months

| February 29, 2020 | 18 Comments
US-Taliban sign peace deal – US troops to exit Afghanistan in 14 months

IED Detonation US officials and Taliban representatives have signed a final peace deal after months of negotiations in Qatar’s capital to end the United States’s longest war. Today’s agreement, signed in Doha in the presence of leaders from the US, Pakistan, Qatar, Turkey, India, Indonesia, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, will pave the way for the US […]

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Trump expresses optimism for US peace deal with Taliban

| February 24, 2020 | 20 Comments
Trump expresses optimism for US peace deal with Taliban

President Donald Trump, with first lady Melania Trump, wave as they walk across the tarmac to board Air Force One during their departure, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Trump is traveling to India. (Alex Brandon/AP) I’m guardedly optimistic. Both the Taliban and the U.S. are calling on their forces to […]

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Taliban free American, Australian hostages

| November 19, 2019 | 6 Comments
Taliban free American, Australian hostages

The Taliban on Tuesday freed two Western hostages who were held for more than three years in what has been seen as a hopeful sign in the Afghan peace talks. An American professor and Australian professor have been released by the Taliban after being held for more than three years in Afghanistan. The hostages, who […]

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Lest We Forget….

| September 11, 2019 | 98 Comments
Lest We Forget….

In 2011, the Atlantic published a group of photos from the events of Sept. 11, 2001.  They need no explanation. https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2011/09/911-the-day-of-the-attacks/100143/ National Geographic’s photo story was published in 2018.  https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2016/09/september-11-pictures-remembrance/ From Scientific American, the real reason the upper floors of the Twin Towers pancaked straight downward on top of those floors below. The lack of understanding […]

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Trump Dumps Chumps

| September 9, 2019 | 25 Comments
Trump Dumps Chumps

U.S. peace talks with the Taliban are now “dead,” President Donald Trump declared Monday, one day after he abruptly canceled a secret meeting he had arranged with Taliban and Afghan leaders aimed at ending America’s longest war. Trump’s remark to reporters at the White House suggested he sees no point in resuming a nearly yearlong […]

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