Fake Taliban derails peace talks
The secret peace talks (that has been in the headlines for a few weeks now) with the Taliban came to an abrupt halt when it was discovered that Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour, the supposed Taliban boss was a fake.
His impostor sham fooled the best. The man pretending to be Mr. Mansour was given diplomatic treatment for his role in the talks, including being flown on NATO aircraft from Pakistan to Kabul and escorted to the presidential palace for three meetings. A Western diplomat was quoted saying he also received “a lot of money.” (Time)
Who would have thought the new strategy of giving out bags of money and asking questions later might be a bad idea? Now they just have to find the real Mullah Mansour and start giving him money to move the peace talks along.