Post via Islamic Emirate October 15th 2018
Following a seventeen-year military intervention and occupation, the officials of the United States of America have seemingly reached a conclusion of talking to the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan about bringing an end to a quagmire through dialogue and understanding after seventeen years of bombings, military operations and a plethora of strategies failed at achieving that aim.
This conclusion by the White House officials from the experiences gained over the course of seventeen years is a rational decision and a lesson learnt. The meeting and talks between representatives of the Political Office of Islamic Emirate and representative of the State Department (Zalmay Khalilzad) is a pivotal path to reaching an understanding and attaining peace that has absorbed the attention of everyone.
At the same time this initiative is a positive response to the call of peace and understanding by the Islamic Emirate – as a representative of the Afghan people – that was presented to the American leadership twenty years earlier. That being that the objective of the Islamic Emirate is to bring an end to the long war and crisis plaguing Afghanistan and to safeguard the Afghan nation from more suffering and problems arising from confrontation with any regional or global power.
The Islamic Emirate was always of the belief that whatever point of contention the American officials have with Afghanistan, they can present and solve it through dialogue. After the American invasion and through the seventeen-year war, the Islamic Emirate, alongside its armed Jihad, has maintained the doors of dialogue open to the transgressors and has always emphasized on meaningful negotiations with the foreign interventionists.
It would have been much better if the American officials had responded positively to the peaceful solution presented by the Islamic Emirate years earlier in order to have prevented the indiscriminate slaughter and loss of life that has occurred during this war. But as the American officials have made their intentions clear about peace now, it’s still not too late. The Islamic Emirate welcomes every development that results in ending the occupation and military catastrophe unfolding in Afghanistan and safeguards the greatest aspiration of the Afghans (Islamic government) alongside their lives, wealth and honor.
The Afghan nation is hopeful that dialogue and direct Afghan-American negotiations will resolve the Afghan quandary and end the war birthed by occupation. And our suffering nation will finally be able to reach the dream of a peaceful and sovereign life for which they have accepted so many hardships and presented great sacrifices over the past several decades.
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”.