When the Great Game Seems Over
30 January, 2012
By Afshain Afzal
Today, when history has once again repeated itself by inflecting humiliating defeat to the foreign intruders in Afghanistan and border areas of Pakistan, there is less chance of western world fulfilling their promises. What west has gifted to Afghanistan and Pakistan is hundreds and thousands of dead bodies of innocent Muslims. Their sins were that they were born Muslims and had suspected potential to be future threat to unethical governances of western world. The unmarked mass graves of Afghan and Pakistani men, women and children, who were massacred as the result of US and allies' tyrant and barbaric attacks would remain a mystery for the years to come as no one would be able to recognize dead bodies of their love ones.
This is Afghanistan and border areas of Pakistan, about which US President, the so called champion of democracy and human rights, once announced "...And we must make it clear to every man, woman and child around the world who lives under the dark cloud of tyranny that America will speak out on behalf of their human rights, and tend to the light of freedom and justice and opportunity and respect for the dignity of all peoples. That is who we are. That is the source, the moral source, of America's authority." When human right organizations speak about minor violations around the world, one feels like asking them how many mass graves they have exposed and how many bodily crippled surviving members of families killed in US missile attacks have been interviewed?
The pullout of bulk of forces by US and other countries, leaving major responsibility on of Australian and French forces is not going to work. Paris is all set to withdraw its forces from Afghanistan to say goodbye to Tel Aviv, Washington and London's personal grudge with Muslims. Last year witnessed, an almost end to over a decade long terrorism on Afghanistan and Pakistan as last of the last combatant units from Afghanistan started to flee back. The Australian and French must not repeat the same mistake which US and Britain have committed. The satanic forces, through proxy representation, consider their duty to spend another few years in Afghanistan in the name of reconstruction, with a hope to mislead the remaining portion of the population. The mouth of January 2012 proved worst for the aliens as not only over 42 soldiers have been killed but shooting down of a helicopter and a pilot less drone further added to miseries of foreign troops. The morale of French soldiers in Afghanistan is ever low with airlift of dead bodies/injured of nineteen French soldiers back home. French President Nicolas Sarkozy has threatened to pull all his forces out of Afghanistan. One wonders is this threat given to people of Afghanistan or Washington.
It is pertinent to mention here that if not all, most of the foreign troops in Afghanistan are non-combatants and are mere engaged in own security duties. Other than Bagram Base, two other large compounds are coming up and their construction is in final stages. Most of the Australians are in UAE, India and other points imparting trainings to Afghans. One wonders if Washington is so much interested in meetings the 2014 deadline for all US-led coalition troops to withdraw, Washington should deploy at least fifty percent of its own troops, which is not the case since last two years.
It is irony that Taliban have accepted all the attacks carried out on foreign intruders but the western analysts are not prepared to accept this and suspect Afghan National Army (ANA) personnel and President Hamid Karzai. One wonders, if the attacks in Pakistan including Mehran Base, Karachi and GHQ have been put on the credit of Taliban why this time it is someone else? Isn't it strange that when Pakistani troops were martyred during last November's unprovoked attacks by US led NATO aircrafts inside Pakistan, it was claimed that it was an error but this time, if for a second we accept that it is ANA, can't it be another error for which no one should apologize? If US is really superpower and it has the courage to continue the war in Afghanistan, it must not rely on greater alliance by pulling out its own troops and depending on Australians, French and others.
President Barack Hussain Obama needs to send at least 150,000 US combatants to Afghanistan if Washington really wants to meet 2014 deadline or end this drama. But this will never be done as USA alone can even not fight against its small neighbours in Latin South America. The facts cannot be denied that most of US forces comprise of immigrants from other countries, living as second grade citizens. One wonders, when the episode of western atrocities, brutalities and criminalities is almost over, still the western Cyber Commands are not ready to accept defeat of their psychological operations and propaganda campaigns.
The Great Game seems over but when the medals of good work done by aliens in Afghanistan and Pakistan will be distributed on the counts of millions of dead bodies of innocent civilians suspected to be potential enemies of the west, the world should not forget the role played by United Nations and international human right organizations in their out of the way help to the intruders in turning the war on terror zones into a promised land which West had been propagating since last one decade.