Post via Islamic Emirate March 4th 2018
Beyond any doubt, the current American colonial policy and war strategy is not only a reason of loss in Afghanistan but is also a factor in the widespread insecurities and chaos gripping regional stability and security. In addition to that, it is also a path full of challenges and risks in terms of future consequences and results for America.
Especially since Donald Trump has been elected as the President of United States, problems and insecurities have multiplied in Afghanistan, the region and the entire world generally. And this increase in problems shows that America along with the entire force at its disposal has completely failed in this ongoing illegitimate war, bringing Trump and his administration under intense criticism by several members of the American Congress.
During the brutal invasion of Afghanistan, the American policy makers thought that they would make Afghanistan their permanent colonized territory in a matter of a few days and nights, and reap the benefits of geographical position and strategic location of Afghanistan to frighten and terrify the neighbouring countries of the region and make them accept their ideals without questioning.
Due to the reason of that confidence, Americans took the matter of permanent occupation of Afghanistan very lightly or in other terms, like stealing candy from a baby. They only deployed 1300 soldiers in 2001 at the beginning of invasion, but faced historic resistance by the people of Afghanistan. They even asked for political and military aid from fifty countries including NATO and at the height of their power, deployed a hundred thousand soldiers in the 2010, which inevitably faced the same consequences of failure and a large number of soldiers were humiliatingly compelled to leave the country without any remarkable success.
Yes! Today America and her allies still have tens of thousands of troops in Afghanistan and their bombers are operating 24/7 in Afghanistan’s airspace! Mercilessly attacking the defenseless Afghan people, martyring dozens of children, women and common civilians, but at the end of the day they are facing the worst defeat in the battlefield, without gaining any strategic achievements.
On the other hand – because of the presence of American military – the lives, honor, and the prestige of Afghan people are not safe, harassment and corruption has been reached its peak and the puppet regime officials are drowned in corruption and misconduct up to their noses. The feudal warlords have again returned as the waves sedition are moving swiftly inside the puppet regime, which in general are the greatest proofs of American decline.
Furthermore, according to the international media, 70 percent of the Afghan territory is controlled or influenced by the Taliban (Islamic Emirate) whereas the regime that is standing on American military, economic and political support, exerts authority over only 30% of the land. It is highly plausible that in the near future the 30% regime authority will decreased steadily and more areas will fall under the control of the Islamic Emirate and the Mujahidin. In such a case the only reasonable solution to the Afghan dilemma is to give a positive answer to the Taliban’s latest letter so that America may give up brutal bombings campaigns and understand the realities. And so that it may begin believing in the importance of dialogue, to acknowledge the status of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan as a true representative of the free people of Afghanistan. It is also imperative to know that even if America continues to prolong the war for many more years in Afghanistan, they are going to face the same destructive consequences that the Soviet expeditions had previously faced. America should act sensibly, learn a lesson from the Soviet experience and seriously begin thinking about withdrawing forces from Afghanistan instead of intensifying and expanding the war in hopes of delaying their defeat.
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 former Registered Mental Nurse with a Masters in Gender Culture and Development (Distinction). 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”.