Hizbul Mujahideen Kashmir Commander Zakir Musa releases new video and allegedly steps down from outfit following condemnation in the Valley

 

Zakir Musa (Image via Times of India)

Statement of Hizbul Mujahideen Kashmir Commander Zakir Musa who was reported to no longer be head of his outfit following widespread condemnation in Kashmir Valley (see Links section)

How is it wisdom you talk Kufr and be custodians of Islam

“As you know joint Hurriyat has said that our struggle in Kashmir is not an Islamic struggle but a political struggle. I want to ask them if this struggle is not an Islamic one, then what did slogans like ‘Azaadi ka matlab kya..la illaha illalah, Pakistan ka matlab kya..la illaha illallah’ stand for, which we have been shouting since childhood. If your struggle is a political one, then why have you been using masjids and standing on the pulpits(minber) to achieve your political goals. If your struggle is not an Islamic one, then move out on the roads for sit-ins for your political ends. If your struggle is not an Islamic one, then why do you own the Mujahideen, calling them your own and attend their funerals. So, I tell you, stop this politics of yours. As Iqbal said “Ishq Qatil se bhi maqtool se hamdardi bhi

(You love the murderer and have a soft corner for the murdered one)

Ye bata kis se muhabbat ki jazaa maangega?

(Just tell me, who will you ask for the reward of your love?)

Sajda Khaliq ko bhi Iblees se yarana bhi

(You prostrate the creator and are good friends with the devil)

Hashr mein kis se aqeedat ka sila maangega!!!

(On the day of judgement, who will you ask for the reward of your piety!!!)”

To identify these people….A lot of confusion has been created among the Ummah (worldwide Muslim community) and I request them..and I am not any scholar and some people have been telling me to stay clear of these issues, but those people who should have intervened, those who are in last rows are staying silent; their lips are locked. They do not say a word, fearing the Taghoot and their jails. It is because of all this that, we in the front rows(of Jihad), have to now stand up and speak. If these scholars who have created monopoly over Islam, would have made people understand the concepts of Taghoot & Kufr, then there was no need for us(Mujahideen) to come out and speak about it. Allah(swt) very clearly talks about all these people in Surah Nisa, Ayah 60:

Have you seen those (hyprocrites) who claim that they believe in that which has been sent down to you, and that which was sent down before you, and they wish to go for judgement (in their disputes) to the Taghut (false judges, etc.) while they have been ordered to reject them. But Shaitan (Satan) wishes to lead them far astray.
So, this ayah aptly fits on these hypocrites(Munafiqeen). They claim to be upon Islam but when it comes to deciding upon matters of this dunya, they run to Taghoots like UN and international community and have pinned their hopes upon them. And don’put say Kufr in the garb of ‘Hikmat’; what Islam is this? Actually these(Hurriyat leaders) are politicians, don’t call them Islamic leaders. Hence they can’t be our leaders. And if they have to play their politics, they should not become stumbling blocks on our chosen path of Shariah. Otherwise, we will slit their throats and hang them in Lal Chowk. I am warning you (Hurriyat) that if you ever again stand in our path, then our first targets will be you and not the Indian infidels (Kufaar)…they just want to play politics. Our struggle, in particular the struggle of the Mujahideen is only and only for making Islam supreme and high. We will implement Shariah in Kashmir, InshaAllah. Don’t stand in our path. My beloved people need not get confused. When certain people speak against us, we are not bothered by it. Instead as you know, we become happy because it reassures us that we are on the true path, because such people(Munfiqee) have always opposed the truth. I request my people to again not get confused. Yes, we need to get united but unity on the bases of Tawheed(Islamic monotheism), but not with hypocrites. What if in future they(Hurriyat) claim that worshipping idols is permissible? Shall we accept that and remain united? No. We need to recognize the truth and you know most of the scholars are either corrupt or fearful, so we are forced to speak on these issues because we love our Ummah and we do not want that further gloom is thrust upon us. We all know how many sacrifices have been rendered by the Mujahideen. And we want to tell these Hypocrites(Hurriyat) that if they think they are on true path, then come and spend one single night with us and we will see the level of their faith and their high talks of Islam. If they want to play dirty politics then they should do it in their respective homes.
O’ people, our biggest worry is for you only. I request all people that if we want to implement Shariah, then first of all we should implement it on ourselves. We should get closer to Allah(swt) and hold on fast to the rope of Allah(swt), without pinning our hopes on anyone. Wasalamu Alaikum warahmatullahi wabaraqatuhu.”

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Links

Hizbul commander Zakir Musa quits after outfit condemns his beheading threat to separatists

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/hizbul-commander-zakir-musa-quits-after-outfit-condemns-his-beheading-threat-to-separatists/articleshow/58659675.cms

Hizbul commander Zakir Musa’s threat to Hurriyat evoles widespread condemnation in Kashmir Valley

http://www.firstpost.com/india/hizbul-commander-zakir-musas-threat-to-hurriyat-evokes-widespread-condemnation-in-kashmir-valley-3442996.html

Carol Anne Grayson is an independent writer/researcher on global health/human rights/WOT and is Executive Producer of the Oscar nominated, Incident in New Baghdad.  She is a Registered Mental Nurse with a Masters in Gender Culture and Development. Carol was awarded the ESRC, Michael Young Prize for Research 2009, and the COTT ‘Action = Life’ Human Rights Award’ for “upholding truth and justice”. She is also a survivor of US “collateral damage”.

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Warning of the Islamic Emirate regarding the possible execution of prisoners

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Sources of the Islamic Emirate have provided reliable reports that the Kabul administration once again seeks to execute and martyr political prisoners in order to avenge their military defeat and combatant casualties. Through this statement we are warning the relevant departments of Kabul regime of the following:

 

Firstly – we remind the regime’s military establishment that the killing of innocent and unarmed prisoners can never be part of a military strategy. Nor can they redeem their military losses through such cowardly acts. The theatre of duels is the battlefield, and there, acting in accordance with the laws of war, no one expects mercy from one’s enemy. The Islamic Emirate abides by the laws of war and believes in acting magnanimously with captured soldiers. In the past year alone, the esteemed Amir ul Mu’mineen Sheikh ul Hadith Hibatullah Akhundzada (May Allah SWT protect him) ordered the release of hundreds of regime prisoners, and as well as the treatment of injured soldiers before being released to their families’ custody.

 

Secondly – We remind the so-called justice and judiciary organs of the regime that you invariably indict and sentence those prisoners to death whom have been subjected to inhumane treatment including torture and other degrading practices, and have confessed under use or threat of force. Numerous reputable organizations have published reports proving that torture and forced confessions are common practices in the regime’s detainment and intelligence centers. The Independent Human Rights Commission’s latest reports admits this much. Sentencing prisoners to execution based on forced confessions can only be described as a grave crime against man’s natural rights. If you insist on continuing with this criminal behavior then the military commanders of the Islamic Emirate will prioritize the perpetrators of such crimes over other legitimate targets bringing these individuals in the crosshair of justice.

 

Finally we call upon all the human rights organizations of the world and the free media to prevent the regime from executing helpless prisoners, to expose their violations and lobby them to prevent the repetition of this heinous crime. If they insist on pleasing their foreign masters through such actions then the Islamic Emirate – in punishing the perpetrators of these crimes – will not be swayed by the criticisms, pleadings or rebuttals of anyone and nor should anyone expect the Islamic Emirate to show leniency in this matter.

 

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

12/08/1438 Lunar Hijri

18/02/1396 Solar Hijri                                                                                                   08/05/2017 Gregorian

 

Carol Anne Grayson is an independent writer/researcher on global health/human rights/WOT and is Executive Producer of the Oscar nominated, Incident in New Baghdad.  She is a Registered Mental Nurse with a Masters in Gender Culture and Development. Carol was awarded the ESRC, Michael Young Prize for Research 2009, and the COTT ‘Action = Life’ Human Rights Award’ for “upholding truth and justice”. She is also a survivor of US “collateral damage”.

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Islamic Emirate Has No Military Relation with Anyone

Statement via Islamic Emirate
10th May 2017
The people of the world and our  countrymen know  that the Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate have been waging armed Jihad against occupation of America and her allies in Afghanistan for the  past one and half decade. During this period, they have had many epic-making achievements and gains and rendered enormous sacrifices. As a result of these successes and sacrifices and by the grace of the Almighty Allah, the Islamic Emirate has control and influence on more than half of the soil of Afghanistan. This is in a time that our enemy spare no effort against us but resort to overt and covert intelligence conspiracies beside military efforts. They have been trying to give distorted information and a wrong perception about us to the world. Similarly, they consider their nefarious objectives as legitimate under the futile name of terrorism and try to justify their occupation in Afghanistan on the basis of implausible reasons. To this end, they have established thousands of media centers, spreading poisonous propaganda against the Islamic Emirate day and night through their visual and audio programs.
The Islamic Emirate is compelled to clarify its policy and objectives to the regional countries and the world in its own words. It is also necessary to tell the world that what are the prevailing ground realities in Afghanistan? What we want in the country and why we want them? In general, it is in the interest of all to make right decisions about Afghanistan in light of correct information. Therefore, the relations of the Islamic Emirate with all countries including Russia are only to clarify our policy, which is our legitimate right. It never means military relations with anyone nor does Russia or any other country give us military assistance. The booty seized or would be seized from the stooge forces of the Kabul Administration and the invading troops are sufficient for us to continue our jihad for years against the invaders and their domestic allies. But, as to the invaders and the puppets’ leveling futile accusation against us, they only want to fish in troubled waters. They are intentionally trying to falsely portray as high the level of interference of other countries in the affairs of our country and to deliberately make the country a ground for other countries rivalries in order to secure their own survival and material interests. In our view, this is an anti-Afghan, oppressive and illegitimate approach of the moribund officials of the Kabul Administration and their foreign invading allies.
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Carol Anne Grayson is an independent writer/researcher on global health/human rights/WOT and is Executive Producer of the Oscar nominated, Incident in New Baghdad.  She is a Registered Mental Nurse with a Masters in Gender Culture and Development. Carol was awarded the ESRC, Michael Young Prize for Research 2009, and the COTT ‘Action = Life’ Human Rights Award’ for “upholding truth and justice”. She is also a survivor of US “collateral damage”.
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Islamic Emirate: The Gallant Onslaught of Operation Mansouri

Statement of Islamic Emirate

May 3rd 2017

Last Friday the Islamic Emirate launched their spring offensive against the remaining occupying forces and their internal mercenaries. The regime – according to their usual habit – dismissed the offensive as ‘mere propaganda’. Yet when the onslaught began, the enemy was unable to hold its own against the forces of freedom and independence. On the inauguration day of this offensive the Mujahideen captured large swathes of land including Badakhshan’s Zibak district centre.

 

Over the past six days of this Operation, Mujahideen have cleared large areas from enemy presence. We present a small sample of our success below.

 

On the second day of this Operation the Mujahideen attacked Gormach district’s (located in Badghis province) district center, command center and other defensive posts. They captured these areas by overwhelming the remaining scatterings of enemy presence.

 

The Mujahideen fought regime forces in Uruzgan’s provincial capital, causing heavy losses to the enemy including the destruction of 22 armored vehicles.

 

In Baghlan province’s Barki district, the Mujahideen captured a large valley and routed the enemy forces defending this redoubt.

 

In Kunar province the Mujahideen launched a volley of short-range missiles against enemy targets in the provincial capital targeting the provincial command center, intelligence center, provincial center and a nearby large enemy base.

 

Operation Mansouri differs from past operations in that the Mujahideen are focusing more on grabbing territory and establishing administrative bodies to govern them. Having captured large swathes of territories across the country during Operation Omari, the Mujahideen are now clearing these areas from the scattered enemy outposts and bringing the territories completely in their control. The aim is to establish the Islamic Emirate as the only operational government in these areas. The enemy, deprived from accessing the populace, can only penetrate these areas through aerial raids. The administrative bodies of the Islamic Emirate are now fully functional and governing the lives of its citizens.

 

Another aim of Operation Mansouri is to target foreign forces in order to compel them to rethink their failed strategy and therefore completely withdraw from our country. The risk of civilian casualties limits this aim yet the Mujahideen are focused on finding opportunities to cripple the central organs of the regime and their foreign supporters while minimizing civilian casualties in the process. So far several operations against foreign forces have been aborted due to the risk of civilian casualties.

 

The auspicious start of Operation Mansouri bodes a good-omen for the Mujahideen. Throughout the year we hope to capture more territory and inflict heavy casualties on foreigners in order to rid our country from the yoke of occupation and fulfill the political aspirations of our nation.

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Carol Anne Grayson is an independent writer/researcher on global health/human rights/WOT and is Executive Producer of the Oscar nominated, Incident in New Baghdad.  She is a Registered Mental Nurse with a Masters in Gender Culture and Development. Carol was awarded the ESRC, Michael Young Prize for Research 2009, and the COTT ‘Action = Life’ Human Rights Award’ for “upholding truth and justice”. She is also a survivor of US “collateral damage”.

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Contaminated Blood: The bleeding truth…open letter to Jason Evans regarding government cover -up

 

My late husband Pete part of the “Haemophilia Holocaust” those given infected blood products HIV/HCV often from tortured US prisoners on the NHS (photo for Newcastle media)

Jason, FYI

 

This is not an unsolicited e-mail it is in response to your previous emails asking questions. Feel free to show this to your solicitor as documents you refer to are from my husband’s legal case not just any old documents.

 

(You think this is a big cover-up… believe me… you don’t know the half!)

 

The documents you refer to from National Archives are NOT NEW. Government wrote to me repeatedly confirming a junior civil servant inadvertently destroyed their own. When they wrote the 2006 report they were sometimes relying on our media reports and what we released there… you couldn’t make it up! The documents formed part of my late husband’s litigation files (and documents he was NEVER shown at the time) and its very distressing to hear you say they are new when Pete and I have fought as long and hard as anyone for justice and used them wherever we could. Getting people to act on them is another matter!

 

Why do you think I wrote my dissertation challenging the FALSE government narrative? Again BLOCKED! Why do you think Colette and I worked with Jeff (Haemophilia Society) to persuade him to challenge govt narrative in the recent press release, Jeff didn’t have a lot of the information, Society documents were destroyed. Check this archived link explaining the dissertation.

Michael Young Prize winner 2009: Tackling the blood trade (ESRC Issue 4 2009)

https://web.archive.org/web/20101015225531/http://www.esrcsocietytoday.ac.uk:80/ESRCInfoCentre/about/CI/CP/societynow/issue4/blood_trade.aspx

 

These are the SAME documents now being released from the National Archives in batches. I discovered them in a solicitor’s office in 2006 and fought to preserve them. They were meant to be destroyed after 1991 but I rescued them. However the solicitor who was assisting me, said he had to notify government. When we wrote, they demanded them back. I fought to have them put in a neutral place but the solicitor said we had no choice and at that time although I approached the Haemophilia Society to intervene, they would not help me. There were many boxes. They were returned as part of a written agreement that they be released… these are the same documents released under the National Archives in batches. I was supposed to be informed with each release but they have gone back on their word… many were submitted to the Archer Inquiry as I tried to photocopy what I could in a short space of time and give them to solicitors who largely ignored the content. Some also went up to Penrose… neither Inquiry had a remit to find negligence, I testified not once but twice at Archer Inquiry and my written submission includes discovery of these documents, Penrose BLOCKED me from giving evidence and as Dan will confirm I have been furious over this and wrote about my being blocked to several people.

 

I went to media and return of documents is highlighted here in the Guardian and in the Newcastle Journal which has around 70 articles but only some remain online… however in my CRATES of evidence are hard copies of all. An inquiry would show exactly who we approached for help and when but we have been blocked all the way and at the time of my releasing information, many of my own community would not listen. Ask yourself why there is so little reference to my work on other sites, yet you will be shocked when you see the extent of the media we generated since 1994 which I have been trying to put in one archive.

 

Copies of lost ‘blood row’ papers found

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2006/may/21/health.medicineandhealth

 

I have no intention of being misused by media. If they want to use my husband’s litigation documents, they should bloody well listen to the background and reference how they were sourced as should any decent person!

 

I have recently written to government to ask why these documents are being released without reference to how they were discovered and their source which is part of the agreement. You have no idea of the efforts to get different legal firms to take these documents seriously but as Colette (Wintle) will confirm it has almost killed me in the process. Unfortunately legal representation has been dire with no less than 3 official complaints to the OSS 3 upheld and one solicitor struck off. I was writing my responses to OSS the WEEK of my husband’s funeral. My trust in people is extremely low due to my horrendous experiences over the years.

 

As Dan will confirm a board member of the Haemophilia Society blocked having my dissertation online even though it was awarded by the highest research body in the land in the name of a politician and the award ceremony was attended by Chris James, (Haemophilia Society) Sue Watts (Newsnight) Martin Harvey (MacFarlane Trust) and Colette… I also have a US award “for upholding truth and justice” and all the US contacts that others now have on their friends originate from me… as I have worked with these folks since the 90s and went to the US to meet many after my husband died as well as going to assist haemophiliacs in China and doing online work to assist haemophiliacs in India, Pakistan and Gaza Strip.

 

I did not have to do any of this, I am not a paid worker but a widow and many of our community have stayed silent over the years protecting their privacy whilst letting others take the flack for decades, costing me a lot of money as unlike other groups Haemophilia Action UK was not funded like some others. In the 90s there were only a handful of people campaigning… we campaigned alone for one year on hepatitis C arguing with the Haemophilia Society to campaign on this serious issue which they eventually took up in 1995 campaigning for a “hardship fund” while we campaigned for compensation. I have kept a document of all our campaign work over the years with dates. Much of what others use now was initiated by our group.

 

You also may not be aware that the 3 of the longest Standing campaigners Colette, Pete Mossman (who founded Manor House) and I were deliberately excluded from the meeting with the DOH mediator prior to the Consultation. Why … because we know too much. We objected to the Consultation in writing from day one refusing to participate and in protest at our exclusion have not signed the Haemophilia Society letter, we asked Jeff, that our objections be included but they have not been.

 

Over the years we have been to the GMC re testing without permission which I uncovered… BLOCKED. To the police over gross safety violations… BLOCKED by CPS… numerous firms of solicitors BLOCKED, complaints upheld. It was my husband who legally challenged the hepatitis waiver in the HIV litigation getting an opinion which was to bring about Skipton. He also went to court over Recombinant to push for safe treatment for all and was on treatment strike until his death to keep up the pressure. All of this is documented in our many media articles… which as I say you won’t find on the Timelines of other groups. It was documents sourced  by Colette Wintle and I that were the evidence from 2004 which won the JR Andrew March… “parity with Eire” was a phrase and initiative which I started in the 90s. All of this evidence will be presented at any worthwhile inquiry!

 

I wrote to Andy Burnham whilst he was Sec State for Health IGNORED. When he left office I wrote threatening to take him to court and he finally responded within a week… if only he had listened to me earlier when in post!

 

Carol

Carol Anne Grayson is an independent writer/researcher on global health/human rights/WOT and is Executive Producer of the Oscar nominated, Incident in New Baghdad.  She is a Registered Mental Nurse with a Masters in Gender Culture and Development. Carol was awarded the ESRC, Michael Young Prize for Research 2009, and the COTT ‘Action = Life’ Human Rights Award’ for “upholding truth and justice”. She is also a survivor of US “collateral damage”.

 

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Statement of the Islamic Emirate regarding the Inauguration of the Spring Offensive ‘Operation Mansouri’

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بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم

 

قال الله تبارک و تعالی : إنهم لهم المنصورون، وإن جندنا لهم الغالبون. الصافات (۱۷۱ – ۱۷۲(

 

 

Translation: “[That] indeed, they would be made triumphant (Mansuroon). And verily, our soldiers will be the victors.” (171-172:37)

 

 

 

Although over the course of the 15-year Jihad the foreign occupiers have suffered heavy casualties and a large number of the coalition have withdrawn from our lands yet under American leadership some unjust countries insist on the continued occupation of Afghanistan. They prioritize war over peace, increasing their troop numbers and dropping ever larger bombs on our territory. They employ numerous tactics and strategies in order to prolong the occupation and keep our faithful and independent nation under their vassalage. The Islamic Emirate therefore has determined that with the advantageous weather we once again launch our yearly spring offensive against the foreign forces and their internal allies named Operation Mansouri.

 

 

 

The fact that under the leadership of Shaheed Amir ul Mu’mineen Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour the Mujahideen gained various decisive victories, annihilated highway robbers and impious people, foiled various seditions and intrigues, leaped forward in the political and social arenas, humiliated various foreign powers compelling them to leave our land, and achieve copious other proud milestones, thus we supplicate to Allah Almighty that through the martyred’s blessed name – Operation Mansouri –  He Almighty consecrate this Operation so that throughout its duration our sacred land is cleansed from the remaining foreign aggressors and other impious and corrupt elements.

 

 

 

With the help of Allah Almighty and the infinite sacrifices of our Mujahid nation the foreign forces have suffered a historic defeat having been forced to admit that the Mujahideen control more than half of Afghanistan. Hence, keeping the evolving situation in mind, this year’s Mansouri Operations will differ from previous ones in nature and will be conducted with a twin-tracked political and military approach.

 

 

 

In the political sphere:

 

  1. i) In those areas that have been cleansed from the enemy and under the full control of the Mujahideen, particular attention will be paid to establishing mechanisms for social justice and development so that our people can live a secure and prosperous life.

 

  1. ii) In cleansed districts and areas state-building will earnestly proceed and institutions will be erected to secure the social, security, and legal rights of the citizens.

 

iii)                 In all the conquered areas special dawah and propagation apparatus will be set up to help those deceived by the enemy see the truth of our struggle, relinquish their opposition and return back to their villages and their people.

 

In the military sphere:

 

  1. i) In those areas where the Mujahideen do not have full control, the enemy will be targeted, harassed, killed, or captured until they are compelled to abandon their few remaining posts.

 

  1. ii) The main focus of Operation Mansouri will be on foreign forces, their military and intelligence infrastructure and in eliminating their internal mercenary apparatus.

 

iii)                 These operations will involve conventional attacks, guerrilla warfare, complex martyrdom attacks, insider attacks, and use of IEDs to achieve their objectives. With the help of Allah Almighty.

 

  1. iv) During these operations the Mujahideen will be required to scrutinize their targets and places so as to minimize civilian casualties paying heed to the principles of necessity and proportionality.

 

 

 

In the spirit that the eighth of Saur has become a historic day in our annals against Warsaw Pact and the Red Army, so Operation Mansouri will also be launched on 8th Saur 1396 of the Solar Hijri calendar; corresponding with first of Sha’ban 1438 and 28th April 2017 in the Lunar Hijri and Gregorian calendars respectively; in all the nation’s provinces. They will be initiated at 5 am local time with the cries of Allah is Great, targeting the foreign forces and their bases. We request from civilians – in order to minimize collateral damage – that they avoid enemy bases and their military and intelligence personnel and to assist their Mujahideen brothers by all means possible.

 

Wassalam

 

Leadership Council of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

 

01/08/1438 Lunar Hijri                                 08/02/1396 Solar Hijri                              28/04/2017 Gregorian

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Carol Anne Grayson is an independent writer/researcher on global health/human rights/WOT and is Executive Producer of the Oscar nominated, Incident in New Baghdad.  She is a Registered Mental Nurse with a Masters in Gender Culture and Development. Carol was awarded the ESRC, Michael Young Prize for Research 2009, and the COTT ‘Action = Life’ Human Rights Award’ for “upholding truth and justice”. She is also a survivor of US “collateral damage”.

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Islamic Emirate: The anarchy surrounding the two-headed regime of Kabul

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At a time when the Mujahideen have intensified their campaign against the enemy (for example the recent deadly attack against Shaheen Corps in the north killing hundreds of combatants), the regime is gripped by paralyses and anarchy. The politically and ethnically divided regime has thrown all forms of constitutional and political conventions out the window. The line of authority is devolving and blurring with each passing day. Cabinet members openly contradict and oppose government policies and directives. Each group blames the others for the ongoing chaos.

 

The so-called President (Ashraf Ghani) is openly mocked and challenged by the Chief Executive (Abdullah Abdullah). Parliament members openly oppose the Executive branch and consider it illegitimate. The Executive contemptuously disregards Parliament and refuses to recognize its legislative authority. General Dostum and Atta Noor proudly throw insults at each other in the media. Ahmad Zia Massoud refuses to accept Ghani’s directive removing him from his post. Each party is developing parallel links with foreign powers to strengthen their hold on power.

 

First the ongoing disputes between Ghani and Abdullah became an open secret before eventually spilling onto the media. Then the scandal between Dostum and Aeschi reared its head. After Dostum refused to relinquish the post of Deputy-President despite Ghani’s insistence, Ghani tried to form an alliance with Dostum’s archrival – Atta Noor. Noor who belongs to Abdullah and Zia Massoud’s Jameeat party pounced at this opportunity and was willing to risk a public break with Abdullah in exchange for the post of Deputy-President. However when Ghani announced the removal of Zia Massoud from the post of special advisor to the President, the Jameeat cadet once again closed ranks and accused Ghani of abusing his powers.

 

Prior to this debacle the Parliament in Kabul had declared the government of Ghani as illegal yet Ghani continued to ignore the declarations of his Parliament. The tumult of the regime is not limited to individuals but crisscrosses in policy matters as well. Ghani has signed several secret pacts with various governments and refuses to divulge their contents. The Chief Executive openly contradicts official policy be his willingness to recognize the Durrand line as the official border of Afghanistan.

 

The confusion and anarchy governing the regime was best illustrated after the U.S. dropped the ten-ton MOAB bomb in Nangarhar province. While Ghani publicly welcomed this war crime. On the other hand his ambassador to Pakistan and close advisor – Omar Zakhilwal – declared it a crime. Similarly while Abdullah praised this use of over-proportionate power yet his close advisor – Daud Asaas – declared the move as unacceptable.

 

This foreign-serving regime is daily gripped by scandals and the law of the strong prevails in the capital. At a time when the Mujahideen are daily gaining territory the regime is become dangerously close to fragmenting and violently turning on each other. Each strongman is busy building his private army and considers Ghani as a mere figurehead. In such anarchy days are becoming years and one is left to wonder just how long this rotten building starts crumbling on itself.

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Carol Anne Grayson is an independent writer/researcher on global health/human rights/WOT and is Executive Producer of the Oscar nominated, Incident in New Baghdad.  She is a Registered Mental Nurse with a Masters in Gender Culture and Development. Carol was awarded the ESRC, Michael Young Prize for Research 2009, and the COTT ‘Action = Life’ Human Rights Award’ for “upholding truth and justice”. She is also a survivor of US “collateral damage”.

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