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Former Blair Aide: Talk To Al Qaeda, Hamas and the Taliban

Posted by avideditor on March 15, 2008

From Holger Awakens, one of the best blogs around.

Former Blair Aide: Talk To Al Qaeda, Hamas and the Taliban: “

Is this guy off his rocker or what? Jonathan Powell is a former chief of staff for Britain’s Tony Blair and this is what he has to say about sitting down with the most evil groups ever known to mankind:

‘(But) if I was in government now I would want to have been talking to Hamas, I would be wanting to communicate with the Taliban and I would want to find a channel to Al-Qaeda.’

In other words, this spineless wonder wants the western world to give in to terrorism. Powell apparently wants to say to the terrorists…’ you’re killing of innocent people across the globe has worked and we will reward you with negotiations.’ Bullshit. Now, a little background on Jonathan Powell – apparently he was a key figure in the brokered negotiations that brought a peaceful resolution years ago in northern Ireland. Big fucking deal! Is this chump really going to compare members of the IRA or Ulster Defense League with al Qaeda?

See, this is what seemingly rational western Christian white people don’t understand about the jihadists – the jihadists don’t want negotiation, they want your surrender and submission. The jihadists simply feel they are the true heirs to this planet and that islam is the ONLY way for mankind. How the hell do you negotiate with that? Radical islamists don’t want a chunk of land, they don’t want more money, they don’t want additional rights or freedom …they want your ass and your soul. In my view, you only enter negotiations when you have something you are willing to give up or concede – the islamists, the jihadists have NOTHING they will concede.

It’s fools like this guy, Powell, who set our anti-terror efforts back 20 years – pansies like this guy who think we are dealing with sane, thinking human beings. We are dealing with obsessed minions of Satan here and the only negotiation you have with them is with the business end of a 30mm chain gun.

Here’s the full story from Yahoo.

Talk to Al-Qaeda, Taliban, Hamas: former top Blair aide

LONDON (AFP) – Western governments should talk to Islamist extremists including Al-Qaeda and the Taliban to end violence, one of former Prime Minister Tony Blair’s closest aides said in comments published Saturday.
It’s very difficult for democratic governments to do — talk to a terrorist movement that’s killing your people,’ Blair’s former chief of staff Jonathan Powell he told The Guardian in an interview.

‘(But) if I was in government now I would want to have been talking to Hamas, I would be wanting to communicate with the Taliban and I would want to find a channel to Al-Qaeda.’
Powell, who was in the post throughout Blair’s premiership from 1997 to 2007, is seen as having been a key behind-the-scenes figure in talks to bring about an end to sectarian violence in the British province of Northern Ireland.
London had been in secret communication with the Irish Republican Army (IRA) since the 1970s, which had been a key factor in eventually securing a peace deal in 1998, he told the newspaper.
He accepted though that ‘there’s nothing to say to Al-Qaeda and they’ve got nothing to say to us at the moment’ and there was also a problem of whom to talk to and about what.
‘But at some stage you’re going to have to come to a political solution as well as a security solution. And that means you need the ability to talk,’ he added.
The Foreign Office dismissed Powell’s suggestion outright.

(Via Holger Awakens.)

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