Taliban Proposes ‘Call Ahead’ Night Raid Policy for U.S. Military Tony June 2, 2012 OPFOR 9 Comments Follow Duffel Blog: Khost, Afghanistan – The Taliban has asked to join the negotiation of night raids after a recent agreement between the United States and Afghanistan was reached. The agreement between the two governments means that the U.S. must notify their Afghan counterparts if a night raid is to take place. Now the Taliban wishes to take part, and they met with American officials recently near the city of Khost. Any possible agreement with the Taliban will further provide the path to peace, according to Afghan and Taliban officials. The Taliban has enthusiastically offered a “Call Ahead” program as an olive branch gesture to U.S. forces. Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid explains: “We are trying to do our part in the peace process. You ask an Afghan court 72 hours before getting a warrant to knock down our door, we’re only asking 24 hours, tops, as a common courtesy. We’ll even put my cousin Mutassa on the computer in case you email. Either way, we think this is more than reasonable for a head start…to peace.” Afghan President Hamid Karzai was optimistic about a deal being reached. “I think this is a great idea,” said Karzai, as he text-messaged the location of a high-level U.S. Diplomat to an insurgent leader. “It provides the Taliban a good compromise, and frankly, saves my government resources from being wasted by having to call them ourselves.” When asked whether the Taliban might try to offer the bargain of “Call Ahead” ambushes or IED attacks on U.S. forces, the Taliban spokeman was hesitant. “That may be going a bit too far.” Mujahid said that if the call ahead policy worked, the Taliban would also begin crafting “No Interrogation” and “Not the Face!” policies as further compromise. Mujahid remains confident the new policies will bring about a greater cooperation across the board. “Think of the savings in bribes. You guys seem so eager to lose, informing the leaking sieve of the Karzai government, so we figured why deal with the middle-man, right?” There’s still no word on whether the deal could be expanded to cover CIA raids. Jeremy Schroth says: May 14, 2014 at 11:39 PM I think if we are going to ever get serious about the peace process, we need to look into “less than lethal ammunition” like the new patented jolly rancher 40 mm round. Gary Murray says: February 15, 2014 at 8:40 PM What a load of shite warn the Taliban[im sure they will give warnings of I.E.D.’S Murdering cowards. Jason D Sousley says: February 15, 2014 at 8:40 PM I bet, Obama has heard the negotiations and is interested in the bargain. I wonder if the new camoflauge of concentric circles in alternating red and white will be pushed through by the fall? Angel Calderon says: February 15, 2014 at 8:40 PM Why don’t we just send out invitations and see if they want to join our raids! Next thing you know, they will be calling “no back sees” if we pick up the wrong guy on a raid. I just can’t believe any one in our government is actually contemplating this, pls tell me there is more to this, tell there is a “Big” picture, which no one else see’s. Here are my two cents, send “Politician’s” with the Brave Soldiers that make up these Raid Teams…just to ensure that this is being upheld properly. I mean, I’m just saying…Right? Chris Watson says: February 15, 2014 at 8:40 PM I suspect this is far more strange and true than we may realize…. Rick Bennett says: February 15, 2014 at 8:40 PM I’ve always stood by the ‘not the face’ policy myself! Linda Sue Lawson says: February 15, 2014 at 8:40 PM I do think RSVPs are in order here. After all if Americans don’t know exactly how many Taliban will show up; How will they know how much ammunition to bring to the raid. QB says: October 8, 2012 at 10:24 PM In a news release from the WH, it seems that Obama is considering the idea of revising the ROE policy to include the Taliban. He wants to respond to the requests of military leaders to speed up the process of gaining permission to shoot back by our engaged forces. He told a Marine PAO “I always want to repsond positively to our military leaders. By turning the ‘return fire’ decision over to the Taliban we can epedite the decision making process considerably.” Secretary Clinton commented “This is what I mean by including all the stakeholders in decisions that impact the whole village.” Just another example of the incredible tactical prowess of our Commander.