Fourteen years and a week have passed since the American invasion (7 October 2001) of our beloved country Afghanistan. During this long period of nefarious occupation, our brave Muslim and Mujahid nation resisted against oppression and brutality of enemy in all fronts. By the grace of Almighty Allah and because of the extreme patience, good planning and support of the people, Mujahideen foiled and exposed all plans, strategies and imperialistic conspiracies of the invaders one after another. Invaders have faced public disgrace and crushing defeat due to the grace of Almighty Allah and the blessings of the sacred Jihad. But surprisingly, once again they are trying to test their fate!!
Since Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate has conquered the center of strategically important province of Kunduz on 28 September 2015, the invading America, NATO and their stooge allies have begun making assertions about continuation of occupation and to leave their savage troops for a protracted period of time. American defense secretary Ashton Carter told NATO defense ministers meeting in Brussels on 8 October 2015 that “I have asked all of the NATO partners to remain flexible and to consider the possibility of making adjustments into the plan for the presence in Afghanistan. We need to do an assessment.” The defense minister of Germany and Secretary General of NATO have articulated the same rhetoric in the meeting.
From beginning the Afghan nation and Mujahideen believed that setting up date for withdrawal of enemy from our beloved country and ending military operations are not reliable pledges and true announcements rather it is their military tactic and strategy. These assertions are made time and again merely to reduce intensity of anger and hatred of Afghans against occupation and to deceive their people and the world.
On the other hand Kabul Administration installed by Americans have no public support and the responsibility to leave them in power is also on the shoulders of invaders. Even they do not trust those individuals who are working with them. The officials of Kabul Administration have no respect for the sacrifices and the Islamic and national sentiments of Afghans against the invaders. This is the reason that the Kabul Administration which is a burden on the shoulders of foreigners is facing uncertainty because of the recent victories of the Islamic Emirate. After each crushing blow of Mujahideen, they insist and request for maintaining invading troops and prolongation of occupation for a long period of time. For example, the so called CEO of Kabul Administration said in UN general assembly: “I believe that American and Afghan generals are considering maintaining American troops in Afghanistan after 2016 and this is vital.”
Islamic Emirate believes that military solution is not a way out of the Afghan issue. The continuation of oppression, occupation and invasion is not in the interest of anyone. War and use of force will result in destruction and harassment of Afghan people and the flames of war will burn both the oppressor and the oppressed. In our view the right decision, understanding the core issue and submitting to justice and human values is the only way out of the quagmire. Occupation is a nefarious act contrary to human nature and civilization of twenty first century. Except their stooge allies, no person of sound mind and a civilized nation in the world will accept it. Therefore, first of all our legitimate demands should be fulfill. Occupation should be ended in all its shapes, an Islamic government should be established on the consensus of Afghans and interference of foreigners should be ended in the internal affairs of Afghanistan. To end fighting, we are ready to initiate meaningful negotiations with all concerned sides. We believe that when Afghans are convinced regarding the end of occupation and withdrawal of foreign troops than all problems could be easily solved through intra-Afghan understanding and dialogue.
Carol Anne Grayson is an independent writer/researcher on global health/human rights 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”.