01 Jan 2020
It is an
international plot against Afghans. It is hatched in Doha. It is authored by
America. It is facilitated by the Qatari government. It will destroy women’s
liberty. Stay with me. I explain.
1970s, Afghan women, dressed in miniskirts, breathing in the air of liberty,
upholding their personal individualism, walked the streets of Kabul, into
offices, schools and universities. Kabul was the most cosmopolitan city. Delhi
was a village of orthodoxy, irrational ideas and obscurantism. From Afghanistan
to Pakistan and India and beyond, Afghan women were the first to get the right
to vote as early as in 1919. American women were not yet allowed to vote.
Russian military intervention in 1979 destabilized the order of Afghan liberty.
The Mujahideen, backed by the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, mentored and guided by
Pakistan, emerged victorious by the end of 1980s. The Taliban are their
successors. During the 1990s, the Taliban seized power and unleashed their
orthodox and obscurantist ideas on the beautiful Afghans. The burqa-clad Afghan
woman became the global face of Afghanistan. Benazir Bhutto, the leader of
Pakistan on a visit to Washington DC, called the Taliban “our children.”
history offered a chance to Afghans to redeem their glorious, liberal past.
American soldiers, arriving to avenge the attacks of 9/11, were seen as
harbingers of democratic rights, as a promise to re-establish the order of
Afghan liberty. Pakistan, which had been seeking to establish an Islamic
corridor to Central Asia for decades, sheltered the Taliban jihadis fleeing
Afghanistan. Over the next 18 years, while the American soldiers fought in
Afghanistan, Pakistan hosted the Taliban commanders, on the watch of the U.S.,
As we move
into the year 2020, an international plot against Afghanistan, conceived in
Doha, has unfolded before our eyes. Over the past few years, the Taliban safe
havens in the Pakistani city of Quetta and the region of Waziristan have
successfully moved to Qatar – facilitated by America and Pakistan. It is in
Doha from where the Taliban’s topmost leadership plots and directs jihadi
terrorists in Afghanistan. While the safe havens continue to exist in Pakistan,
Doha has emerged as another safe haven for the Taliban.
30, 2019, it emerged that the U.S. has agreed to the release of 5,000 Taliban
terrorists from Afghan prisons as part of an agreement with the Islamic Emirate
of Afghanistan (the Taliban organization). As per a report by the Associated
Press, the Taliban prisoners’ release has been written into the draft agreement.
Terrorist groups comprise of dozens to a few hundred members. The move to free
5,000 Taliban jihadis is a Doha plot to arm the Islamic Emirate and transform
it into a formidable force of terror.
tragedy – desired by America, facilitated by Qatar, authored by Zalmay
Khalilzad, the lead U.S. negotiator with the Taliban. It helps Pakistan. It
harms Afghans; it damages the democratic state of Afghanistan elected by
people; it curbs women’s rights and liberties; it blocks the path of individual
freedom necessary for the advancement of tribes, communities and nations. If
America’s sole goal is to withdraw its soldiers from Afghanistan, it is free to
do so without handing a peace agreement to the Taliban which they will not
27, 2019, media reports indicated that some Taliban leaders were open to a
short ceasefire. However, the Taliban are a jihadi force, motivated by an
ideological outlook, not the interests of Afghans, especially women and civil
society groups that form the infrastructure of a good society in any country.
It came as no surprise that Zabihullah Mujahid, the spokesman of the Islamic
Emirate, released a statement saying that the Taliban will not agree a
Mujahid described media reports about ceasefire as “false and baseless” and as
“propaganda” by media organizations. He wrote: “The reality of the situation is
that the Islamic Emirate has no intention of declaring a ceasefire.” Through
ten rounds of talks between the U.S. and the Taliban, the Taliban strategy has
been to use Doha to hold international talks and derive diplomatic legitimacy,
sign an agreement in which the Taliban are equal with the U.S., the global
power of the day, without committing even to a ceasefire.
If the U.S.
wants to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, it should just walk out. The
withdrawal of American troops without a ceasefire monitored by a United Nations
peacekeeping force will unleash an era of unfreedom on Afghans. The result of a
shady pact with the Taliban Jihadi force will not be different. The Doha
agreement will herald a new dark age for Afghans and will, more worryingly, arm
the Taliban again, much to the delight of Pakistan and Qatar.
Headline: Authored By America, The Doha
Plot To Arm The Afghan Taliban
Source: The Khaama Press