The Taliban statement condemned the measure as a “trick” designed to divide the force, and said that offers of reconciliation were futile without a withdrawal of foreign troops. The Taliban’s suspicions are actually in keeping with some official comments from British and American officials, who have said that the measure is indeed about “weakening” the Taliban’s leadership by bribing off its support. Others however maintain the deal is about getting the Taliban on board to rebuild the war torn nation.
The Taliban are many things, but they are not stupid.
They understand that the reason this scheme is being touted at all is that the US and NATO are losing, bigtime, in Afghanistan.