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In these past few days the executive chairman of Kabul administration – Abdullah Abdullah – has been living in Shanghai city of China and holding meetings with heads of some countries such as the Russian Prime Minister. During these meetings he reportedly asked for military aid from Russia in his supposed fight against terrorism.
This begs certain question in the ordinary Afghan’s mind. For example why are these two enemies of yesterday, bedfellows of today? Why are these farce representatives of Mujahideen insisting on luring their enemy of yore back to Afghanistan? Are there in fact terrorists in Afghanistan that need to be combated? Do the interests of Abdullah, Russia, NATO and America converge in this supposed fight against terrorism?
All in all, America, the NATO alliance and Russia all agree in principle that anything that bears the name of Jihad is equivalent with terrorism. Then how can Abdullah – who calls himself the true representative of the Mujahideen and the Jihad movement – cajole his erstwhile enemies in suppressing terrorism (read Jihad)? Does he forget that until yesterday these very same countries were calling him and his kin terrorists and actively supported efforts to bring them to justice through international arbitration?
Can Abdullah answer the question that is on the lips of every one of his countrymen: why is Abdullah asking for Russian aid when until yesterday he was the one fighting them? If fighting for your country is terror then Abdullah should also be included in this list since he calls himself the champion of those that resisted Russian invasion of Afghanistan?
Was your struggle and Jihad against the Najeeb’s communist government simply so you could sit in his place? If you truly believed in the evil of Russia at the time then why are you actively courting her today?
If America and the Jews and Christians call for the fight against terrorism at least they believe in their cause in the sense that they consider their fight a crusade against the revival of Islam. You on the other hand are only fighting to maintain your seat of power and your empty rhetoric does nothing but mock their sacred belief in fighting Islamists.
Alas how you play with the blood of innocent Afghans. While you were also accused in the past of having covert contacts with the Russians, today you have revealed the reality under your mask and how you will steep the most reprehensible actions just to preserve your political authority.
By such actions the Chief Executive of the Kabul administration does nothing but reveal his short sightedness, and his desperation by clinging onto straws to prolong his ecstasy that he now feels under his newfound authority.
Just remember Mr. Chief Executive that you were never the representative of any segment of the Afghan society, especially not those that fought in the sacred war against the Soviets. What you are fighting for are far removed from what that gallant generation aspired towards.
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”.