Obama plunges Afghanistan into uncertainty
development lend credibility to the growing perception that the United States has no interest in restoration of peace in Afghani stan and instead wants to perpetuate the instability and turmoil as part of its regional game plan. Apart from killing of Taliban leader Mulla Mansoor and that too at a time when attempts were being made to woo Taliban leadership for talks, President Obama has sent a message to Taliban to forget that they can become ruler of Afghanistan anytime in future.
This is one of the most glaring examples of crude interference in the internal affairs of another country. The United States, along with many other so-called coalition partners, militarily intervened in Afghanistan to topple Taliban, used all draconian machinations at its disposal for over a decade to decimate them and push Afghanistan into stone era and now is vowing to ensure that they will not return to power in the country again. This self-assumed role of global policeman is the root cause of troubles and conflicts in the world and especially in Afghanistan, which is being treated not as a sovereign country but a colony of the United States. It is a universally accepted principle that all states are equal and people of every country are entitled to decide about the kind of system they want and select groups or parties to rule them. You are pleading for democracy and democratic values elsewhere in the world, then how can you deny this to the people of Afghanistan. Taliban are mostly Pushtoon and barring stray clans of Uzbeks and Tajiks, Afghanistan is a country of Pushtoons. What entitles the United States or any other country to deny Pushtoons their due share of governance in Afghanistan? Similar attempts were made in the past as well when rule of minority was proposed to resolve the problem but such plans aggravated and complicated the situation further. It is also to be pointed out that Taliban or militants are the products of the United States and they were used to push the Soviet Union back but now Washington wants to eliminate them altogether and that also through use of force. Any how, the plan to block the way of Pushtoons to come into power means to bring in an anti-Pakistan set up in Kabul to sandwich the country. Already, arrest of six Afghan agents in Balochistan and their revelations have proved that India and Kabul were in league to create instability in Pakistan. Pakistani civilian and military leadership is capable of safeguarding interests of the country but Obama’s remarks indicate he wants Afghanistan to plunge into uncertainty.