Taliban Leader in Secret Talks Was an Impostor
"For months, the secret talks unfolding between Taliban and Afghan leaders to end the war appeared to be showing promise...[B]ut now, it turns out, Mr. Mansour was apparently not Mr. Mansour at all. ...[A]fghan officials now say the Afghan man was an impostor, and high-level discussions conducted with the assistance of NATO appear to have achieved little.
“It’s not him,” said a Western diplomat in Kabul intimately involved in the discussions. “And we gave him a lot of money.”
The last sentence made me laugh. It really shouldn't have but what else can you do when the world, or you, are going mad.
But wait! There's more!
"The fake Taliban leader even met with President Hamid Karzai, having been flown to Kabul on a NATO aircraft and ushered into the presidential palace, officials said."
Somebody is laughing all the way to the bank.
I'm simply don't know what to say.