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Sunday, September 08, 2019

US President Donald Trump says he has called off peace negotiations with the Taliban that sought to end America's 18-year war in Afghanistan.

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Lost another Nobel. Sigh.

#1 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-09-07 09:20 PM | Reply | Funny: 3

Did they forget to send their special love letters to him?

#2 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-09-07 10:55 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

He made the right call.

"...after the group admitted to an attack in Kabul that killed a US soldier."

Why would anyone say otherwise? ...other than those filled with seething Trump rage.

#3 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-09-07 11:00 PM | Reply

"Mr Trump said he had been set to meet senior Taliban leaders at Camp David on Sunday."

As seen on the internets:

Someone probably reminded him that 9/11 in a few days would not be the best date to have the Taliban at Camp David.

#4 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-09-07 11:18 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

As also seen on the internets:

They called off the meetings because the Taliban refused to stay at a Trump hotel.

#5 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-09-07 11:21 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"Taliban refused to stay at a Trump hotel."

Seriously?
That's hilarious.
The Taliban has better ethics than the GOP.

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-09-07 11:25 PM | Reply

No, not seriously. It's a joke.

#7 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-09-07 11:32 PM | Reply

No, not seriously. It's a joke.

Jury still out...

#8 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-09-07 11:35 PM | Reply

#4 yeah the Taliban, yeah because rich Saudis owned a golf course in the country. Saudis who went to American schools to learn to fly.

#9 | Posted by bruceaz at 2019-09-07 11:37 PM | Reply

Snoofy and Redial are buying it.

How much you want to bet it winds up in one of Danni's rants?

#10 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-09-07 11:37 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

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Snoofy and Redial are buying it.

Buying what?

#11 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-09-07 11:43 PM | Reply

Saudis who went to American schools to learn to fly. ~ BruceAZ

And Mueller ran cover for them after 9/11
nypost.com

#12 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-09-07 11:44 PM | Reply

Here's the scoop as also seen on the internets:

The Taliban didn't want bedbugs...

#13 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-09-07 11:51 PM | Reply

All joking aside, worth a read:

Dan Murphy @bungdan

Dan Murphy Retweeted Donald J. Trump
Trump doesn't know that Afghan forces backed by the US said they killed 100 Taliban in Badakhshan yesterday, including a senior Taliban commander. Trump also seems unaware that the Taliban are well into their 3rd decade of fighting.

twitter.com

#14 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-09-08 12:46 AM | Reply

"Trump doesn't know..."
"Trump also seems unaware..."

#14 | POSTED BY GAL_TUESDAY

At best, loose speculation.

#15 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-09-08 01:14 AM | Reply

"They were coming to the United States tonight. Unfortunately, in order to build false leverage, they admitted to.. an attack in Kabul that killed one of our great great soldiers, and 11 other people," he continued. "I immediately cancelled the meeting and called off peace negotiations. What kind of people would kill so many in order to seemingly strengthen their bargaining position? They didn't, they only made it worse!".. Orangutan Official Tweet.

What kind of people would kill so many in order to seemingly strengthen their bargaining position?

Americans... "Let's bomb them to the negotiating table and keep on bombing while we negotiate!"

And now the Taliban.... they learnt from the best.

As for the Stable Genius... he'll come crawling back. He always does.

Or else the US is welcome to stay in that hellhole for another 20 years. LOL

#16 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-09-08 02:03 AM | Reply

Afghan forces backed by the US said they killed 100 Taliban in Badakhshan yesterday

Killed 100 women and children, no doubt.

Been doing this since Vietnam... get some easy targets, label them VC (or taliban) after they are dead.

#17 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-09-08 02:04 AM | Reply

From a Pakistan military forum...

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Let me copy-paste for the click-challenged:

A relevant story of a guy who was looking to sell his restaurant

True story, told to me by the person involved in it.

There was a restaurant in Melbourne owned by an Indian who was running it at a loss. The restaurant had been successful but over time it lost customers and restaurant first came to break-even and then started losing money every month. The owner was looking for someone to take over for some $200K Australian Dollars. One Australian fellow came to know about it and offered him $140K. It was significantly less than the price Indian was expecting and refused the offer. After waiting a month and finding no other offer, the guy came back to cut a deal at $160~170K but this time the Australian buyer offered $120K instead. The owner got frustrated and complained that were you not offering $140K before so why are you sliding down on your offer and in anger left the negotiation. The restaurant was still losing and waiting was coming at a cost of ongoing salaries, rent, and meal/maintenance expenses. If he had shut it down, the closed restaurant would've sold at an even low price; the price of old furniture, cutlery and old kitchen appliances only.

Another 15 days later, the Indian called this OZ and expressed his desire to meet on the condition that last offered $120K is still on the offer, but the Australian guy said what $120? It is 80K if you take the price today. Indian fellow abused him over the phone and hang up, only 3 hours later visiting him in person with an apology and agreeing to sell at $80K.

Now, this American anger is reminding me of the above story. There is nothing that Americans will gain by waiting. Will they inject more mone? more soldiers? more military hardware to repeat what they've been doing and failing in 19 years? It's a stupid move by Americans to call off the dialogue. They don't have a spectrum of choices to choose from. They will eventually come back to the negotiation table and will have to accept tougher conditions from the Taliban. This American restaurant will be sold for less than $80K in the future.

#18 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-09-08 05:49 AM | Reply

BTW, these "peace talks" would never have taken place if the Taliban hadn't kept up their cute little war. LOL

All they have to do it keep on doing what has proven to work and DOTARD will be back to negotiate.

Or he can nuke Afghanistan and rid the world of these miserable people, like he said he wanted to. THAT is the only other way out.

#19 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-09-08 05:53 AM | Reply

I find attempting 'peace talks' with muslim religious fanatics very amusing.

#20 | Posted by MSgt at 2019-09-08 11:48 AM | Reply

I find attempting 'peace talks' with muslim religious fanatics very amusing.

I also find it amusing.

Why "peace talks" at all?

America came in uninvited. It can leave the same way.

Just get on the choppers leaving off the roof of the US embassy.

Did it once. Sure can do it again!

#21 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-09-08 12:46 PM | Reply

Pom-Pom doesn't rule out new Taliban talks after Trump announces cancellation

tribune.com.pk

As I said.

Plenty of room to back-pedal.... LOL

The question also needs to be asked... who is running America??? Doesn't look like DOTARD is in the driving seat. America is now officially a circus.

#22 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-09-08 01:17 PM | Reply

I'm no fan of Trump but he did the right thing in this instance, The Taliban could have made life miserable for every woman in Afghanistan, they can't be trusted. We need to kill every last one of them. Harsh? Malia agrees with me. Hunt them down and kill them like wolves. Kill every last one of them, I think we could get some Pakistani assistance on this extermination. We need to learn that terrorist groups can't be bargained with, we can't make deals with them. We need to exterminate them. Like you would if rats infested your house.

Oh, I know, my postion won't be popular but nothing else will ever work.

#23 | Posted by danni at 2019-09-08 01:32 PM | Reply

"Saudis who went to American schools to learn to fly. ~ BruceAZ
And Mueller ran cover for them after 9/11
nypost.com"

Please give me a break. We've been talking about that for years and years and now you present what we've been talking about as a distraction from the ridiculous and stupid idea that Trump was trying to "make a deal with the Taliban>" the entire premise is ridiculous. A deal with the Taliban????? AR%e you crazy????

#24 | Posted by danni at 2019-09-08 01:43 PM | Reply

"I find attempting 'peace talks' with muslim religious fanatics very amusing."

I don't find it amusing, I find it to be crazy!
One thing and one thing only should be considered for radical Muslims....kill them all, every last one of them.

#25 | Posted by danni at 2019-09-08 01:46 PM | Reply

"And Mueller ran cover for them after 9/11
nypost.com"

And Andrea posts garbage again. Nothing new here.

We're talking about our President trying to make deals with cut throat liars and murderers called the TAliban. You don't see the CRAZY there Anderea????? Hello???? Anyone home????

#26 | Posted by danni at 2019-09-08 01:49 PM | Reply

Malia agrees with me.

Who the frak is Malia....

Never mind. I don't wanna know.

I think we could get some Pakistani assistance on this extermination.

I like the new Prime Minister of Pakistan... Marky Mark aka Imran Khan .... but he is a bleeding heart liberal and will never agree to killing Afghans or anyone.

Meanwhile the army has almost completed the border wall. Afghans have been sealed into their country and that should be good enough.

They can go and kill themselves all they like now.

#27 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-09-08 01:49 PM | Reply

kill them all, every last one of them.

Why does America need to kill them?

Get out, seal off the borders, and Afghans will kill themselves.

They are experts... they have been at war with themselves for over 40 years.

There are like 30 different terrorist groups in Afghanistan, each of them claiming to be the real "taliban".

And then there is ISIS itself.

And on top of that, the war lords and the drug lords and the puppet govt.

LOL... this place is ready to implode the moment America leaves. America NOT leaving is actually keeping them alive by giving them a common enemy to shoot at... America. Once America leaves, it is every man for himself!

#28 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-09-08 02:00 PM | Reply

LOL... this place is ready to implode the moment America leaves. America NOT leaving is actually keeping them alive by giving them a common enemy to shoot at... America. Once America leaves, it is every man for himself!

#28 | POSTED BY J_TREMAIN AT 2019-09-08 02:00 PM | FLAG:

You could be right!

#29 | Posted by cbob at 2019-09-08 05:02 PM | Reply

"I find attempting 'peace talks' with muslim religious fanatics very amusing."

I don't find it amusing, I find it to be crazy!
One thing and one thing only should be considered for radical Muslims....kill them all, every last one of them.

#25 | POSTED BY DANNI AT 2019-09-08 01:46 PM | FLAG: My, but I thought that good little libbies like you were against the death penalty.

#30 | Posted by MSgt at 2019-09-08 08:03 PM | Reply

#21 | POSTED BY J_TREMAIN AT 2019-09-08 12:46 PM | FLAG: Ref the Vietnam war:

In March 1965, Johnson made the decision"with solid support from the American public"to send U.S. combat forces into battle in Vietnam. By June, 82,000 combat troops were stationed in Vietnam, and military leaders were calling for 175,000 more by the end of 1965 to shore up the struggling South Vietnamese army.Oct 29, 2009
Vietnam War: Causes, Facts & Impact - HISTORY

https://www.history.com topics vietnam-war vietnam-war-history

Yep, it was dem that thoroughly embroiled us in that one.

#31 | Posted by MSgt at 2019-09-08 08:06 PM | Reply

DANNI

We only know what we're told by a pathological liar.

How do we know for sure it was Trump who called off the meeting?

It would take a very stupid Taliban leader to attend a so-called "meeting to negotiate" at a secluded and heavily guarded place like Camp David ~ especially in secret.

Trump's definition of "negotiate" is questionable. Hostages would be more useful.

#32 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-09-09 05:32 AM | Reply

We don't know anything forsure Twin but I know that we should not be inviting the Taliban to meet directly with our President. They aren't a nation, they are just a band of terrorists. Kill every last one of them and start from there. Trump was lucky enough to have a good reason to canced very stupid plans to meet with tham at Camp David. You simply cannot negotiate with terrorists. That is rule @1.

#33 | Posted by danni at 2019-09-09 07:13 AM | Reply

"In March 1965, Johnson made the decision"with solid support from the American public"to send U.S. combat forces into battle in Vietnam."

You are full of crap. Those soldiers were sent in there without any support at all from Americans. I still remember Madame Thieu coming over here to garner support and watched my own mother, a fairly conservative Democrat, say that we should throw her out of the country. She wanted no part in the Vietnamese Civil War which is all that it was. That was never our war, it was a Civil War opposing the results on the 1954 election in that nation by a bunch or rich land owners who didn't like the outcome. I neer supported that war and, in the end, America returned to its senses and left that country. The idiots and morons who supported id couldn't tell you why they supported it except for flag waving and God. None of the people in the war valued our flag or our God.

#34 | Posted by danni at 2019-09-09 07:20 AM | Reply

Hey remember when Obama invited the Taliban to Camp David the week of 9/11 and then threw a dirty diaper tantrum about it on Twitter?

Oh ---- that's right that was Trump

How embarrassing

#35 | Posted by JOE at 2019-09-09 07:41 AM | Reply

No, not seriously. It's a joke.

#7 | POSTED BY GAL_TUESDAY AT 2019-09-07 11:32 PM | REPLY | FLAG:

I wouldn't conclude on this one yet.....

#36 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-09-09 09:48 AM | Reply

I wonder if Melania was going to serve them meals? Donald would go golfing with them? Wtf.

#37 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-09-09 09:49 AM | Reply

David Frum @davidfrum

So here's what seems to have happened w/r/t Taliban + Camp David as best I can tell

twitter.com

#38 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-09-09 11:18 AM | Reply

Shorter version:

MSNBC @MSNBC

Mehdi Hasan on Pres. Trump scheduling a meeting with the Taliban at Camp David, which was ultimately canceled: "This isn't about Afghanistan. This is about what it's always about, it's about Donald Trump. The narcissist-in-chief wanted a photo op."

#39 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-09-09 11:21 AM | Reply

GAL

I would expect no less from Trump's Made for TV administration. As it turned out, this was nothing more than one of his half-baked idea to pull off a coup that no other president has been able to do. The anniversary of 9-11 played no small part of his plan to propagandize the success of the event to help him get re-elected.

Chalk up another Epic Fail.

#40 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-09-09 12:28 PM | Reply

"Chalk up another Epic Fail."

"We're gonna need a bigger column."

#41 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-09-09 12:48 PM | Reply

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LOL... but true!

#42 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-09-09 01:06 PM | Reply

Afghanistan War: Trump Cancels Peace Talks with Taliban

If there ever were peace talks scheduled. Trump's a liar, so who knows?

#43 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-09-09 02:16 PM | Reply

AU

"If there ever were peace talks scheduled. Trump's a liar, so who knows?"

As I understand the situation, there WERE other talks with the Taliban going on but very preliminary.

Then Trump decided to pole vault over the whole thing because he thinks he's a better negotiator than anybody. Of course, Trump's version of "negotiate" is to threaten.

Trump's Taliban Summit was originally scheduled to take place in DC. But at the last minute he changed it to Camp David, a secluded and heavily guarded compound in the woods.

If the Taliban leaders grew suspicious it was probably with good cause. You've heard the phrase, "Welcome to my parlor said the spider to the fly."

#44 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-09-09 04:22 PM | Reply

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