Afghan Warlord "Ends" Insurgency

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KABUL, Afghanistan (Reuters) -- Afghan rebel leader and Taliban and al Qaeda ally Gulbuddin Hekmatyar has declared a ceasefire against Afghanistan's government, he said in a statement.


Ceasefire?? Bwahahahaha. Ol' Gulbuddin must be running low on rockets again if he's talking about a ceasefire. It would be nice if we didn't have to deal with the HIV.... I mean the "HIG" anymore. But like Free said, I wouldn't hold my breath.

Important nuance of the quote: coalition forces are not "Afghanistan's government."

For those that don't know Hekmatyar's background, here's a rather sterile and almost complimentary view I found on Wiki:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulbuddin_Hekmatyar
 
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KABUL, Afghanistan (Reuters) -- Afghan rebel leader and Taliban and al Qaeda ally Gulbuddin Hekmatyar has declared a ceasefire against Afghanistan's government, he said in a statement.


Ceasefire?? Bwahahahaha. Ol' Gulbuddin must be running low on rockets again if he's talking about a ceasefire. It would be nice if we didn't have to deal with the HIV.... I mean the "HIG" anymore. But like Free said, I wouldn't hold my breath.

Important nuance of the quote: coalition forces are not "Afghanistan's government."

For those that don't know Hekmatyar's background, here's a rather sterile and almost complimentary view I found on Wiki:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulbuddin_Hekmatyar
And those of us who know Hekmatyar personally, there are more than a few uncomplimentary things that could be added, and not just about him but about the ISI and CIA.
 

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And those of us who know Hekmatyar personally, there are more than a few uncomplimentary things that could be added, and not just about him but about the ISI and CIA.

I have yet to find anything positive about the ISI/ CIA connection.
 
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Hekmatyar was to be flexcuffed and beaten on sight last time I was in the 'stan, that change?
 

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Gulbuddin Hekmatyar has declared a ceasefire against Afghanistan's government, he said in a statement.
He is buying. They always do when they call for a cease far.
 
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Hekmatyar was to be flexcuffed and beaten on sight last time I was in the 'stan, that change?
Didn't they conclude they had the wrong guy when they thought they had captured Hekmatyar?

For those that don't know Hekmatyar's background, here's a rather sterile and almost complimentary view I found on Wiki:
Anything in there about how he flirted with both Islamism and Communism at Kabul University and after he decided that Islamism offered more, he made a name by throwing acid at unveiled females? Or the attack on Massoud's commanders after a peace/strategy coordination meeting back in 1991 (might have been '90, I'm getting old)?
 
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You know Hekmatyar personally? That must be quite a story.
We worked with the leadership of the "Peshawar 7" fairly regularly. I actually only met Hekmatyar once, but he is rather memorable. Although, oddly, the thing I remember most is that he would be utterly forgettable but for Hizb-e Islami and Pakistani backing. He really seems like a nobody.

Here, with the rest of the Peshawar leadership, he is the smallest and least interesting figure in the room in almost every respect. I suppose that hides a certain canniness, though. He did manage to get the center chair.
 

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