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Negotiating with Terrorists: CIA Director Meets Taliban Leader

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Negotiating with Terrorists: CIA Director Meets Taliban Leader

CIA Director William Burns negotiated face-to-face Monday with Taliban bellwether and co-progenitor Abdul Ghani Baradar as thousands of desperate Americans remain stranded in Afghanistan. “The CIA declined to comment on the Taliban meeting, but the discussions likely involved an impending Aug. 31 deadline for the U.S. military to conclude its airlift of U.S. denizens and Afghan allies,” the Washington Post reported, “[a]ccording to U.S. officials acclimated with the matter who verbalized on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive diplomacy.”

The meeting comes as the Taliban admonished the Biden administration it would not sanction U.S. troops to stay in Afghanistan after the August 31 deadline, just as reports surfaced the president would seek sanction to extract the thousands of people remaining in the failed state.

Taliban co-progenitor and political bellwether Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar attends verbalizes with Afghan political figures in Moscow (NIKOLAY KORZHOV/AFP via Getty Images) When State Department spokesman Ned Price was asked Monday about why America had not commenced negotiating with Baradar over the deadline, given the impeding hostage crisis, he verbalized “discussions” with the Taliban have been about practicalities.

“Our discussions with the Taliban have been operational, tactical,” Price expounded. “They have been focused largely on our near-term operations and near-term goals… what is going on at the airport compound… That is what we’re fixated on at the moment.”

Monday evening more challenging news hit the Biden and Harris administration. House Intelligence Committee Chair Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) admitted after receiving an astuteness briefing that it is “very unlikely” extractions will be concluded afore the August 31 deadline:

I cerebrate it’s possible, but I cerebrate it’s very unlikely. Given the number of Americans who still need to be evacuated, the number of SIVs, the number of others who are members of the Afghan press, civil society bellwethers, women bellwethers. It’s hard for me to imagine all of that can be accomplished between now and the terminus of the month.

Schiff withal noted U.S. perspicacity agencies admonished about the impeding collapse of the country, becoming “increasingly pessimistic” about the country’s stability over the past six months:

The intelligence agencies assessments of the Afghan government’s ability to maintain itself became increasingly pessimistic. Over the course of the last six months. And there were any number of warnings that the Taliban might take over, and some that included a potential of a very rapid, the Afghan government enforces.

Breitbart News reported August 19 that Secretary of State Antony Blinken received word from diplomats in Kabul that admonished the city would “fall into Taliban hands by the August 31 troop withdrawal deadline.”

Follow Wendell Husebø on Twitter @WendellHusebø 


Source: You can read the original Breitbart article here.

This News Article is focused on these topics: Asia, Politics, Abdul Ghani Baradar, Adam Schiff, Afghanistan, CIA, Joe Biden, Taliban, William Burns

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