Taliban yesterday’s prisoners, and today’s political rival in US peace Talks
Reporter: Moner Mukhtar
The peace talks between Taliban and the United States have progressed dramatically these days. The sixth round of talks in Qatar will be resumed and for the second time Afghan political leaders will meet with the Taliban’s political representatives. At the peak of the Taliban-US negotiations “New York Times” has wrote an article highlighting the worst scenario of US lead 18 years of military presence and the longest battle of American history with Taliban, but now the major power of the world is sitting at a negotiating table with the Taliban and discussing peace and war. According to this American newspaper, when the United States repressed the Taliban regime in 2001, the high-ranking officials of the group surrendered but they were treated as terrorists and were detained and sent to Guantanamo Bay.
But now, with five prisoners sent to the Guantanamo Bay in the early days of the Taliban regime, Washington is setting up a table and talking about peace and war of Afghanistan faith. The “New York Times” has wrote Quoted Khairullah Khairkhah, a Taliban senior official of Qatar political office, who was once sent by the Americans behind the bars in Guantanamo: “We have been sent to prison unjustly, I have not even thought about it I was not supposed to sit with Americans and discuss peace and war of Afghanistan in a day with me and some other comrades.”
The appearance of this article reflects the political fragile diplomacy of United States against the Taliban, as well as its frillier of using failed military strategy in Afghanistan, which shows a sharp turnout at the favor of the Taliban. One of the Taliban’s preconditions for dialogue with their American side was the withdrawal of US and NATO troops from Afghanistan, with the two sides reaching a relative agreement on this issue.