Taliban buy out fund
By christophersaul on Jan 26, 2010
This is interesting. A buy out fund for the Taliban.
I am not an expert on Afghanistan by any stretch of the imagination.
Everything I have read, however, talks about financial incentives being important when working with the various factions. It's not all religious fervour - there's a monetary incentive that plays a major role.
The British reduced their 'subsidy' to various tribes in the late 1800s and were quickly ejected. Time to apply some lessons learnt from history?