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Pakistan PM: We Can’t Keep Killing Taliban if We Want Peace Talks

Speaking during his visit to the United States, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that in a recent conversation with Afghan President Ghani had informed him that it was unreasonable to simultaneously expect Pakistan to kill every Taliban they see and try to court the Taliban to revive stalled peace talks.

Sharif’s comments were clearly a reference to repeated calls from the US and Afghan governments to “do more” in wiping out the Taliban militarily as well as their ongoing haranguing of the Pakistani government to do something to get the Taliban to return to the peace talks, which ended back when Afghan officials revealed Taliban leader Mullah Omar was dead.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sharif is entirely correct on this; one cannot consistently murder the opposition, then expect them to come to the negotiating table in good faith.

What the US government has been asking the Pakistani government to do is nonsensical in the extreme. Of course, logic and US foreign policy have not had a good, ongoing relationship for many decades now.

And forgive me, but has anyone ever mentioned this very clear bit logic to Prime Minister Netanyahu in Israel?!?

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