Monday, February 8, 2010

Afghan Taliban: After London Conference, Can We Call This Reconciliation?

Below is a statement from the Afghan Taliban, which refers to itself as the "Islamic Emirate [state] of Afghanistan" (as it did in the 1990s). The statement is run without edits.

Their statement prior to the London conference may be read HERE.

Can We Call This Reconciliation?

February 6, 2010

After the London Conference, the Kabul surrogate administration farcically speaks of peace and reconciliation. Hamid Karzai, Head of the stooge administration, visited Saudi Arabia to request Saudi King Abdullah to mediate between the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and the Kabul regime and, by extension, with the USA. However, if we ponder over the whole process of reconciliation,

we see that it is no more than an eye-wash, designed to ostensibly show to the public of these countries who are against the war, that the power-that-be wants peace and an end to the current war. But, contrarily, Pentagon is at present making preparation for a new military operations in Helmand province, south Afghanistan. Similarly, they put forward conditions, which are tantamount to escalating the war rather than ending it. For example, they want Mujahideen to lay down arms; accept the Constitution and renounce violence. None can name this reconciliation.

Likewise, it is in condition that the Kabul stooge regime has no writ beyond the capital Kabul. Even in Kabul they are not safe. The audacious attack of Mujahideen on building of some important ministries, near the presidential palace in Kabul is an example of the military strength of the Mujahideen and the inability of the stooge regime to face the committed members of the Islamic Emirate.

According to International Council for Development and Security, the Islamic Emirate has influence in 80% of Afghanistan and with the passage of time, the influence is spreading. So the Kabul regime effort to call on the Islamic Emirate to surrender under the pseudo-name of reconciliation is a futile effort.

This is not the first time that the Kabul regime and the invading countries want to throw dust into the eyes of the public of the world by announcing reconciliation in words and, in practice, make preparation for war. Ironically, the Pentagon is trying to lure away files and ranks of the Islamic Emirate by offering them cash money rather than making an honest effort for peace based on ground realities and on realization of the natural rights of the Afghans. No doubt, by resorting to the old British formula divide and rule, the invading Americans will only prolong the war but will not end it.

The Islamic Emirate has curtains goals to achieve. They are: 1. Complete independence of the country. 2. Establishment of an Islamic system representing the wants and aspiration of the Afghan people. 3. Progress and prosperity of the country and people.

Our first priority is to achieve these goals through talks and negotiation. But if the invading powers in Afghanistan are not ready to give the Afghans their natural rights which is the right of independence and establishment of a government based on their aspirations and wants, then the Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate are determined to carry on the fight until the realization of the said goals.

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