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Michael van der Galien

West Trying to Entice Former Taliban Officials

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Posted on January 27 2010 7:30 am
Michael van der Galien was born in the Dutch city of Leeuwarden in 1984. For as long as he can remember, he has been obsessed with the United States. When he was 17 years old, he started blogging - of course about America. His articles have been published at Big Hollywood, Pajamas Media, Hot Air (the GreenRoom) and Right Across The Atlantic. He's also an editor for the Dutch conservative blog, De Dagelijkse Standaard.
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Five former Taliban leaders have been removed from the United Nations sanctions list ahead of Thursday’s key international conference in London that is expected to focus on a plan to persuade Islamic militants to betray their people and support the Western powers who currently occupy Afghanistan. The Western-backed President Hamid Karzai has been pressing for the removal of certain Taliban figures from the list, which imposes punitive measures such as a travel ban and an assets freeze, as part of reconciliation efforts to woo the former terrorists to his side.

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