Taliban leader rejects peace talks, defies U.S. troops buildup

Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar on Wednesday rejected Afghan President Hamid Karzai's call for peace talks and scoffed at an expected U.S. troop buildup in a rare statement issued ahead of the Muslim Eidul-Adha, the biggest Muslims' annual religious festival.

In the statement posted in English on a Taliban website, the reclusive Taliban supreme commander also called on Afghans to support the Taliban and break off ties with Karzai's government.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Taliban are in control of large parts of Afghanistan, in spite of what propaganda may be coming out of the White House.

The US and NATO can barely control Kabul, let alone the countryside.

What the US should do is declare victory, and withdraw.

Then, negotiate with any government left standing about the rights to the pipeline routes.

Of course, that would be logical.

The only folks "winning" in Afghanistan right now are the corporations providing hired mercenaries and supplies, and the drug lords.

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