Read information that could not otherwise be found in periodicals about Afghanistan. Surviving the trails of the communist regime in Afghanistan, Shafie Ayar applies his experienced perspective in writing topical articles on the reality of his homelands' state of affairs.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Wali Karzai Assassination
Many people around the world mistakenly think that the Karzai brothers are on the opposite side of the Taliban in the Afghan conflict. No - the Karzai brothers are friendly with the Taliban. It is the Taliban who are anti-Karzai. It has been ten years that President Karzai has been sincerely and unilaterally begging the Taliban for peace. But it is the Taliban whom are answering it by shooting missiles at the Peace Loya Jirga (grand assembly), doing more suicide bombing attacks, detonating more improvised roadside bombs, and shooting thousands of innocent people.
Yes, it has been ten years since the Afghan people have fallen victim to this shockingly wrong peace policy of the Karzai brothers and thousands have lost their precious lives. This was the first time that Karzai - the president and the biggest associate of this so-called "peace with Taliban" - lost a brother to the brutal Taliban! And yet, even at the grave site of his brother, while he just finished burying his brother, assassinated by the Taliban (at least they claimed the responsibility), he still begged the Taliban one more time: "Once again, I call on the Taliban, my dears, my brothers and friends, come and join me in building the country. Stop destroying the country."
Karzai keeps telling people that he is doing this because Afghan people are thirsty for peace! No doubt about that, but peace with who, how, and why? Ten years of begging is not enough?
But I personally don't blame the Karzai brothers - I blame the American government. There are three things the American government did not do in Afghanistan which has propelled the Afghan War further:
We didn't cut opium production.
We didn't stop trusting Pakistan.
We didn't stop begging the Taliban for peace.
It has been ten years, but in the last few months, this peace talk with the Taliban has taken the highest priority for the American government. The assassination of Wali Karai by the Taliban (or the claiming of it) is a big blow to the American peace talk policy with the brutal Taliban. Any peace with the Taliban is like giving back Afghanistan, the whole army which we trained and built, and all the police and secret service which we spent billions of our tax payers dollars to the Taliban, and indirectly to Al Qaeda. Above all, it would be giving back the Afghan nation which stood by America since 2011, helping us up and fighting against the Taliban side-by-side with our soldiers' back to the Taliban.