Post via Islamic Emirate September 13th 2009
The American invasion of Afghanistan and the imposed war upon our believing nation has completed its eighteenth year. Over the course of this period, three successive US presidents (Bush, Obama and Trump) have employed various military strategies – from changing generals to altering troop numbers, intelligence and propaganda techniques and exerting political and religious pressure, nothing has been left untouched. Yet, the efforts of these eighteen years have proven futile and on the contrary, the Afghan resistance has only grown fiercer, the human and economical toll of US has grown larger and their political prestige has taken an irreversible hit.
When a formula consistently fails for eighteen years, it means that it is wrong and another method must be undertaken. The political leadership of the United States had recently keyed in on this point and Trump began giving precedence to dialogue and understanding after the failure of his military strategy. The Islamic Emirate – who have always given precedence to peaceful resolution and even showed readiness to negotiate with US prior to the invasion – entered dialogue and negotiations with utmost seriousness by assigning a notable and influential delegation and following through with this process for the past nine months.
After the text of the agreement was finalized during nine rounds of talks over this nine-month period, the US president Donald Trump announced that this agreement was unacceptable to him and suspended the negotiations process.
As the Islamic Emirate followed through with this process with utmost seriousness and used all its power for its success in order to bring an end to this war, this only serves as proof that the Islamic Emirate is sincerely committed to peace. On the other hand America – already shouldering the burden of igniting this war with a military invasion – has also shown that she and specifically Donald Trump are the ones who are now responsible for the continuation of war and bloodshed.
Those organizations, individuals and media outlets that treat the issue of war sentimentally, support slogans of humanitarianism and always proclaim the Islamic Emirate responsible for war and civilian casualties, hereafter they must place the entire blame for the tragedies and losses of this war on Donald Trump because all nations and the international community observed how he carelessly shattered the hopes of peace of the Afghan and American people and authorized the prolongation of the longest war in American history.
The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan exerted all efforts for the security and prosperity of its nation and gave everything at its disposal for the success of the negotiations process. But as the opposite side unilaterally cancelled this process without a clear reason, it only shows that those who began this war do not wish to see it end therefore they now bear the responsibility of continuing this war just as they started it.
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 was 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”.