Last days of US in Afghanistan
February 10, 2012
US Cyber Command has once again come into action to support election campaign of US President Barack Hussain Obama by making his address to State of Union a success story. Apparently, the US President was successful in once again deceiving American public. In his speech, he told American public "The Taliban's momentum has been broken", but failed to admit that Taliban are everywhere in Afghanistan and almost all the US and allies combatants have flee Afghanistan for countries like Qatar and neighbouring Central Asian Republic.
Today when Afghanistan is on the mercy of Afghan National Army (ANA) and foreign non-combatant reconstruction workers, Washington is blaming Karzai government, ANA and Pakistan for its misfortunes. According to a secret US military report that has been intentionally leaked to media, Washington has admitted that the Taliban are set to retake control of Afghanistan. It said: “Many Afghans are already bracing themselves for an eventual return of the Taliban.” Washington’s acceptance that Taliban consider their victory inevitable has left doubts in the minds of American tax payers who made the bloody War on Terror possible. The propaganda being carried out by western media that US has won the war and Al Qaida and Taliban have been eliminated from Afghanistan disappeared like bubbles in the running water.
Ironically, another report claims that Afghan soldiers are selling their weapons and vehicles to the Taliban, sharing intelligence and even signing covert ceasefire agreements with the insurgent group. One wonders why Washington is unable to see its own personnel as well as allies selling cache of arms and ammunition and missiles to the Afghan drug barons in return of consignments of narcotics. No one would believe the US commanders if they show ignorance what is being airlifted from Bagram and Aromena in military aircrafts. Today, US is claiming that it has 90,000 US combatant troops in Afghanistan. If it is true then why only a couple of hundred US soldiers are present during ceremonies and visits of high dignitaries. One cannot forget that Washington had been distributing toilet papers on which faces of leaders of Al Qaida and Taliban were printed. During early years of US intrusion in Afghanistan, western leaders addressed Taliban as rats, hiding in the holes. One would like to ask, now where are the Yankees and Seals in Afghanistan. No doubt had US and other foreign nations not withdrawn secretly from Afghanistan, the soil would have been graveyard for another couple of thousand foreign combatants.
The morale of US and allies as well as Afghan National Army troops is ever low. US and allies have started suspecting each other. Few days back, a US soldier killed Afghan guard namely Abdul Rahim. Instead of feeling sorry for the cold blooded murder, Washington claimed "The American shot dead his Afghan colleague due to a misunderstanding. Apparently, he thought the guard was trying to attack him." What an excuse; a similar excuse was claimed by Raymond Davis who killed two innocent civilians in Pakistani city of Lahore on suspicion and Washington did not allow Pakistani court to carry fair trial of the case. There are hundreds of Afghan soldiers killed in such a manner about which in some case official protests were also made. Now when US and allies have lost the war in Afghanistan, to cover up humiliating defeat, they are blaming Afghan National Army personnel and Pakistan for the deaths of thousands of their soldiers. One wonders if Pakistan and Afghanistan are behind the killings of US and western soldiers who are behind the killings of Pakistani and Afghan soldiers. No doubt, the last moments of foreign intrusion in Afghanistan is witnessing suspicion and mistrust between partners of War on Terror, each blaming the other for their miseries.
In another development, CIA negotiations with Somalis are being painted as if US special operational forces, as part of Combined Joint Task Force, had been dropped over Galkayo village in Somalia, and successfully rescued an American and Danish Refugee Council member from the clutches of pirates who kidnapped them in October 2011. It is interesting to note that Cyber Command is giving credit of the operation to same group of SWAT unit that took part in 2nd May self-engineered operation in Abbottabad, in which claims were made that Osama bin Laden was killed. There is requirement of interviewing those who participated in the operation and natives of Galkayo village to reach the truth behind such claim. One wonders the so called rescued members may also be part of several dozens of NGOs, who are working as front organizations for CIA as in case of Pakistan. Probably same is the reason why Taliban arrested certain members of NGOs and banned them and same was done by US’ puppet President Hamid Karzai many years later.
It is not late even now, when the lost war in Afghanistan and Pakistan is at end stage. It is encouraging that after over a decade of barbarity and brutality by US and allies forces in Afghanistan and Pakistan; finally Amnesty International has realized its negligence. It is not that bad as the organization has still time to maintain its reputation by bringing the foreign forces’ war crimes and human rights violations in Afghanistan and Pakistan to the limelight. In the latest development, while condemning drones attacks, the organization has asked Washington to disclose details of the legal and factual basis for the use of drones in Pakistan. The statement by Amnesty International said: "The US authorities must give a detailed explanation of how these strikes are lawful and what is being done to monitor civilian casualties and ensure proper accountability." Ironically, US President Barack Obama has defended drone attacks in public a dozens of times and acknowledged Washington’s involvement, but human rights organization failed to monitor the cold blooded murders by US and allies. Washington also blackmailed and misguided Islamabad to carryout joint operations against its own people.
Amnesty International claims that because of the security situation and difficulty in accessing the terrain, it has been impossible for organizations to verify the number of civilian casualties in drone attacks. It is interesting to note that Washington has been announcing out loud that drone attacks are being carried out under UN mandate, but for a whole decade, UN remained deaf and dumb and all of a sudden the world organization came out of hibernation and started condemning US for the use of combat drones as a blatant violation of international law. One wonders what UN and Amnesty International can do as they cannot afford discontinuation of funding as well as closing down of CIA and Defence Intelligence Agency’s sponsored projects all over the world. A simple cut in funding would mean 80 percent of the UN and International organizations’ employees out of job. Enough is enough, US has failed to prove as a peace loving and supporter of human rights country. Rather, the episode in Afghanistan has proved who are real terrorists and has exposed the wolves in sheep’s clothing.