[No sooner had Karzai announced the start of preliminary negotiations with Taliban, when American military spokesmen announced the opening of a Taliban office in Doha and the start of American negotiations with them in two days., before Karzai could set a firm date. No big surprise, that the new office in the Qatari capital would be run by perrenial American favorite, Tayeb Agha, the substitute for the real Taliban negotiator, Mullah Baradar, since Pakistan placed him under arrest, out of Obama’s reach. There will be no “Peace” in Afghanistan, except on Obama’s terms. Only a fake treaty with fake Taliban can end a staged false flag war.]
By Hamid Shalizi
KABUL | Wed Jun 19, 2013
(Reuters) – Afghan President Hamid Karzai said on Wednesday his government would not join U.S. peace talks with the Taliban until they were led by Afghans and would suspend negotiations with the United States on a troop pact.
U.S. officials have said talks with the Taliban would begin in Doha, capital of Qatar, on Thursday, raising hopes for a negotiated peace in Afghanistan after 12 years of bloody and costly war between American-led forces and the insurgents.
June 18, 2013
Kabul: Some members of Afghan High Peace Council will travel to the Gulf state of Qatar to hold formal peace talks with the Taliban, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said on Tuesday.
“Members of peace council will go to Qatar to initiate peace talks with the Taliban,” Karzai told a joint press conference with the visiting NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen.
Earlier on Tuesday, Afghan local media reported that the Taliban had opened a political office in Qatar earlier in the day.