Posted by Scott Malensek on 8 October, 2008 at 8:37 am. 2 comments already!


Look who came to dinner …

Although the Taliban and al-Qaeda have consistently rejected overtures to make peace with North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) forces until they leave Afghanistan, the latest initiative led by Saudi Arabia, and approved by Washington and London, is on track.

Reports emerged this week that King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia recently hosted high-level talks in Mecca between representatives of the Afghan government and the Taliban. If a middle road is found, next year’s elections in Afghanistan could be held under the supervision of peacekeeping forces from Islamic countries, rather than those of NATO.


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