Uncle Sam’s U-turn: Shafaqna Exclusive

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SHAFAQNA –9/11 was the watershed movement in the history of South Asia; it not only changed security dynamics of the region but also created a strategic vacuum. US and NATO fought 13 years against the Afghan terrorists. During this war on terror hundreds of thousands people were killed and this region witnessed a constant instability. For more than 13 years, people around the globe almost took it for granted that the Taliban is a terrorist group that shares many similarities with al Qaeda. The White House spokesman also denied that the Taliban are a terrorist group. What does the US want in Afghanistan? The answer is murky. Now, the real concept of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ Taliban has also become limpid; on January 23, 2015, the US declared Pakistani Taliban leader Mullah Fazlullah a global terrorist and Mullah Omer a mujahid. If we focus on the contradictory statement of the White House Secretary, we find a clear picture: “They (the Taliban) do carry out operations that are akin to terrorism. They do pursue terror attacks in an effort to try to advance their agenda. The Taliban is very dangerous and we have expended significant sums of money. US service members have given their lives fighting the Taliban because they do pose a threat to US interests and to US service members inside of Afghanistan,” the White House press secretary, Josh Earnest, said.

The recent statement of White House makes it clear that US has left Afghanistan in a shamble as it did with Pakistan in 1989. In Geneva Convention Pakistan was not even part of that convention and US just negotiated with Russia pursuing its own interests. This statement has unmasked the real face of the US that for its own interests it can damage and destroy any country. Now the US is playing same game in Syria and Iraq by patronizing IS. Thus it is very clear that US itself creates and in the name of war on terror occupies the countries.

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