NEGOTIATING WITH TALIBAN ‘ONLY CHOICE’ FOR THE WEST, TRAPPED VETERAN Says
A former Royal Marine turned charity director trapped in Afghanistan has explained Britain and The us have “no choice” but to negotiate with the Taliban if they want to avoid a humanitarian disaster.
Paul Farthing, recognised as “Pen”, has been battling to get all of his 25 staff members from animal welfare charity Nowzad and their people out of the state as the Taliban finish their takeover. He is also faced with the prospect of owning to put down all of the 140 canines in his care, and potentially the 60 cats when the closing evacuation flights have still left.
Mr Farthing advised the PA information agency he has experienced no conversation from the Foreign Office or Ministry of Defence considering that the Afghan govt collapsed. So much, only his wife and a heavily pregnant member of staff members have made it into the airfield, but they are nevertheless ready to be admitted on to a flight.
He informed the PA news agency that he saw no route out of the “hell on earth” brewing at the airport other than bargaining with the Taliban and opening up flows of assist to the region.
“There is no alternative, is there? The Taliban are in demand and I feel the sooner Joe Biden and Boris Johnson and the relaxation of the western nations confess that, then probably, just it’s possible we have a possibility at supporting this country and moving ahead.”