The current president-elect of the United States is the third president elected in that country while still more his predecessors completed two terms but the war in Afghanistan has been continuing because they wanted to resolve the issue of Afghanistan by use of force as per their own desires. To reach this objective, they lost nearly three thousand soldiers, more than 15,000 wounded and sustained one trillion dollar in financial losses. Similarly, they martyred more than 200,000 innocent Afghans and have committed many horrendous war crimes.
The recent example of such incidents being the martyrdom of innocent civilians in Kunduz province. Similarly, tens of thousands of other Afghans have been detained. The motives behind all these activities were to deprive the Afghans their right of independence and an Islamic government in the country as per the aspirations of the Afghans. But we see that after one and a half decade, notwithstanding the atrocities and invasion of the invaders, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan has not been defeated. Rather this resistance has morphed into an Islamic and national uprising across the country.
On the other side, the gap between the rich and the poor has widened in the past one and a half decade. Some people can barely find a loaf of bread for their breakfast and dinner while others have amassed billions of Afghanis because of illegal contracts and corruption. Furthermore, abductions and drug trafficking are carried out in government vehicles. Government does not trust the parliament while parliament does not trust the government while according to law experts both the government and parliament are illegal.
Our message to the president-elect of the United States is that, had it been possible to resolve the issue of Afghanistan through the use of force, wealth and nasty conspiracies then it could have been solved a long time ago. Use of force and wicked conspiracies will only prolong and complicate this issue. Afghans are not terrorists nor do they have a policy to attack civilian targets in other counties. The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan is a national and Islamic force. All true, faithful and freedom-loving sons of Afghanistan have come together in this entity and want to obtain independence of Afghanistan and establish an all Afghan-inclusive Islamic system in the country.
We would like to urge the newly-elected president not to repeat mistakes of the former presidents. Put an end to this meaningless war by pulling out your troops from our beloved country. The best way out is to withdraw your troops from Afghanistan. This is the home of the Afghans. Leave it to the Afghans and do not permit that this war turn into an incurable wound for you.
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”.