Afghanistan's Hizb-e-Islami party's Senior Political Board Member Engineer Mohammad Amin Karim talks extensively on the Afghan-US debacle as well as the hot-bed situation that has lasted for five decades starting from the late 1970s when the Soviet Union influenced Afghanistan's political, social, economic and cultural 'evolution' and ultimately invaded it to make it a part of the Communist empire.
TOT: How do you see the political situation in Afghanistan after 2014? For instance, will the whole nation be dragged into yet another civil war just like it happened after the withdrawal of the Soviets, or will the scenario transform itself into enabling the smooth establishment of an efficiently-functioning democratic society?
Er. Mohammad Amin Karim "Thank you very much for providing me with this rare opportunity of an exclusive interview with "The Oslo Times". This is a very pleasant moment for me that I am here with this prestigious publication and "defender" of human rights".
"For understanding today's situation and the situation beyond 2014, it is necessary that we should look back a little into the bygone chapters of irrefutable history. Here, you have the example of the crushing of the Soviet Union Empire by the ferocity and tenacious endeavor of the Afghan freedom fighters, along with the sacrifices made by thousands and thousands of Afghans and made all the more historic when seen in the limelight of negligible moral backing and ignorable financial support from the rest of the world".
""The "Rival Empire", which means the US, came into the picture where it can now think of its supremacy over the world, and called this supremacy as the "New World Order". Afghanistan, as the heart of Asia, and in the immediate vicinity of the other four atomic powers of the world -- with Iran threatened and accused of changing into a war-mongering nuclear power among these three political countries"".
"With the increasing economic power of Russia, India and China; the country has became one of the transit points for the 25 percent under-exploited natural resources of the world. Therefore, Washington came to the ground to handle Afghanistan, in worst of all public analyses, world opinions of neutral states and logical disasters of such an action on its part. The military program of the USA, to handle Afghanistan, was decided from the day when the "Russian Empire" collapsed".
According to the Hizb e Islami Afghanistan (H.I.A) leader, it means that in the middle of the 80s' and the following decades "the Pentagon's strategic plan was working on how to start a war in its strategically chosen 'weak' nations of the world especially Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran. This can be gleaned and understood more effectively by examining the post-1990 downfall of the Soviet Union and the virtual collapse of Communism there. It should be remembered that the Soviet Union which was the 'other super-power' of the world. (The US being the first) failed terribly in humbling the Afghans and had to withdraw its supposedly great army after suffering a humiliating 'defeat' at the hands of the Afghan Mujahedeen for more than a decade".
"In theory, it has been shown in one part of the book, named the "Clashes of the Civilizations" as to how this American-orchestrated war program was completed by Mr. Samuel Huntington - as justifiably exposed by the policies of Mrs. Madeleine Albright and Clinton's other important ministers of his administration. The military program to attack Afghanistan was decided by the US in 1998; but according to her (Ms. Albright) neither common talks nor the vast majority of the American nation's opinion seemed to allow Washington a chance to invade Afghanistan".
"However, the so called 'civil war' in Afghanistan, starting in the 90s' and continuing for decades later, helped the preplanned and continuous long program of America and its companions - to make war in Afghanistan -- combined with the help of the Russians and Iran. And the main objective was to prevent the "centre" of policy making in Kabul to establish a strong and central Islamic government throughout Afghanistan".
"The events of September 11, 2001, emerged (for the US and other global dominating powers of the international ambitious clique of that time) proved to become the best ruse to occupy our country. Military, industrial, and petroleum lobbies of the US which are the main phenomenon to make its foreign policies; by misusing of the world thought and humanity, a wrong side of September 11 America attacked on our country, this is transgression against international law".
"It was implemented by using the slogan of fighting against "international terrorism". As you know the operation of the American Army under 'Enduring Freedom' does not have any legal provision in Afghanistan. On the approval of organizations the existence of ISAF is an example. American invasion under the name of "Enduring Freedom" has no legal base and the UN has given its permission only to the ISAF -- to operate in Afghanistan".
"Therefore, the occupation of Afghanistan by Americans is against the philosophy of civilized international community worldwide and UNO -- that has organizations to control peace in all the regions of the world, just as outlaws and pirates did and still do via the "law of the jungle". The 11 years' existence of foreign armies in Afghanistan sacrificed over 150,000 people and destroyed many places in Afghanistan -- even those which were saved during the Russian occupation".
Elucidating further the H.I.A party leader emphasized that "Here, we can rightly say that the situation is not much better today, than it was in the past. The Afghan nation during 5,000 years of its history has fought against many invaders starting from Alexander the Great to Genghis Khan, right up to the British, the Russians and then the US-NATO troops and their allies".
"All this only proves that there was no trace of terrorism in Afghanistan before the Russian invasion which was later worsened by the US-NATO and their allies' attack on the land using the ruse of fighting against extremists, militants, fanatics, under the banner of the Al Qaida - and calling it as a "War on Terror." But, to put matters and the events that happened under the leadership of the Americans and their 'friends' spread the world over and then by seeing the factual position as recorded by history - the destruction of Afghanistan via the US-touted "War on Terror"; it becomes crystal clear that TERRORISM 'entered' - or we can more correctly say that TERRORISM was 'introduced' into Afghanistan by the coming of the US-NATO forces and their erstwhile allies spread all over the five inhabited continents of the modern globe. And not just TERRORISM but even administrative and financial corruption (caused by the super-powers' invasions in the last five decades) has jeopardized our entire country and put our motherland in a race with some of the most corrupt countries of the world present today. And this corruption is also the result of a far greater extent that has annihilated our homeland and the innocent people, mainly on account of the existence of the unabated US-NATO presence in Afghanistan".
According to the H.I.A official it came out that: "The truth is that the two super-powers of the world and their friends and allies have annihilated our country using what I would say the insatiable hunger for imposing their own supremacy via the "New World Order" through a planned and evil system of devilish cultural fornication. Thus, it is an undeniable truth and an irrefutable reality - as the facts have proven and still continue to prove to this day that when Afghanistan has suffered ruin and obliteration at the hands of the major power-hungry West especially the US and their global allies and the Soviet Union.
He went on to stress his case by arguing that "It is quite convincingly noticeable when the impartial, unbiased and neutral peace-loving leading historians, experts on international affairs and several world politicians come out and dare to speak the truth that stares the whole world in the face. And that truth and reality is, "they"; the "US-NATO forces and all those who support them have ransacked a culturally rich and peaceful Afghanistan by attacking and maiming its peaceful people for five decades".
"So, what I would conclude in all fairness and justification is that the "American Adventure" (War on Terror) has proved to be nothing than a historically expensive fallacy and has ended up as a complete failure in Afghanistan".
"In the end, as the H.I.A official pointed out, "It can also be rightly asserted that the power-mongers of the West, led by the US, the UK, the French, the Russians and to some extent even the Germans has in fact harmed Afghans and Afghanistan more than all the previous adventures of conquerors and their likes ever did. It would only be factually precise to point out here that if anybody has done more harm to Afghans and Afghanistan it is the Western global powers seeking world hegemony by hook or crook and doing all the fiendish things they have managed to do till today and refuse to accept their follies no matter how much the condemnation of their invasion and destruction of Afghanistan and the killing of thousands of innocent and peace-loving Afghans matters - in short it will not be a mistake to say that Afghanistan has been completely wrecked by the power-hungry world dominating racist policies and adventures of the West - led by the United States of America, the United Kingdom, France, Germany and their allies and friends".
TOT: Would you like to let our readers know about the difference between the Taliban and the Hizb e Islami?
"The Taliban and the Hizb-e-Islami are totally different in their principles and their objectives are apart -- from the one point that is common between us. Taliban's goal is to take power in Afghanistan whereas Hizb e Islami wants sovereignty. Hizb e Islami believes in collective measures in which modernism, gender equality, ethnic and cultural values exist together that will pave the path of brighter future of an Islamic and democratic Afghanistan whereas Taliban's concept is based on fundamentalism and radicalization of the society; Taliban wants to take the power through force and we believe in taking the power through contesting elections in the country. Our philosophy is based on reality of pluralism in Islamic democracy where the Islamic civilization can dialogue with the western civilization. Taliban have just 15 years old history and they have not in the extended past of Afghanistan but the Hizb e Islami has a history that have deep affects almost from half century in Afghanistan. We are struggling for the education of girls and boys in Afghanistan. Our constitution and policy is totally different with the Taliban and we want the free and fair elections in Afghanistan for the restoration and evolution of religious democracy in which there would be representation of all the political parties. We want strong relations with the world".
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