Veteran Afghan jihadis have the US administration puzzled, Pt 2 of 2
"In the second part of this report Pepe Escobar examines how the key to the Taliban riddle may lie on how the US decides to deal with a notorious jihadi with a long CV. But there's also the matter of how to deal with the mysterious Taliban leader Mullah Omar who, from his hideout in Quetta, Pakistan, now seem to be more than ever in charge of the upcoming Taliban spring offensive in Afghanistan. The Obama administration's bet on counterinsurgency may backfire badly. Or maybe the reason is because Washington plans to stay in Afghanistan indefinitely."