AFGHANISTAN. The five members of the Afghan Taliban, who were freed from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for American Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, have joined the group’s political office in Qatar.
The Taliban spokesman say that the five men are going to help negotiate for peace in Afghanistan. Does it sound likely that the men who were closest to the Taliban founder are interested in peace all of a sudden? Haroun Mir, a political analyst in Kabul say:
The Taliban are bringing back their old generation, which means the Taliban have not changed their thinking or their leadership. What we are more worried about is if tomorrow the Taliban say ‘we are ready to negotiate,’ who will represent Kabul? That is the big challenge because the government is so divided, not just ideologically but on ethnic lines.