The Taliban victory over US imperialism and its Nato allies has shifted the balance of power to the Eurasia landmass. This region will now serve as the engine of economic growth and development.
The shooting war in Afghanistan may be over but other forms of warfare continue. These include economic and propaganda warfare with the specific aim to frustrate the Taliban’s consolidation of power to govern effectively and provide services to the people.
Barring the defeated powers (US, NATO and India), the rest of the world wants peace and stability in Afghanistan. If Afghanistan’s immediate neighbours put their heads together and coordinate policies, peace is not only possible, it is highly desirable.
There is no shortage of ‘experts’ giving unsolicited advice to the Taliban about who to include in the cabinet as well as women’s rights. These self-styled experts should keep their advice to themselves. Having defeated a superpower, the Taliban know how to order their lives.
US-zionist client regimes in the Middle East are acting as “Islamic legitimizers” to enable the imperialists and Zionist to sneak back into Afghanistan. Taliban, beware!
There are unmistakable signs that the US is turning away from the Middle East to focus of the Asia-Pacific region in its new policy to contain China. Uncle Sam’s withdrawal from the Middle East has caused panic among its client regimes, not least the one in Saudi Arabia.
After 10-years of a brutal war launched through mercenaries that came close to destroying the Syrian state, the Syrian army is on the verge of liberating all its territory. The latest example was Deraa. Only Idlib remains under Daesh control. How long will the terrorists last?
The US pivot to China has opened up space for Islamic self-determination to reassert itself to determine its own future and indeed that of the rest of the world. Afghanistan’s Muslim neighbours, especially Iran, Pakistan and Turkey must not lose this opportunity.
Given the 43-year-long war to which the Afghans have been subjected, it is easy to think of Afghanistan as merely a land of warriors. While its warrior culture is true, Afghanistan has also produced some great mystics, including Rumi.
Economic pressure and exploiting political differences among the Taliban are tools the US-Nato combine will use to undermine Afghanistan. The doom and gloom projections, however, are not likely to come true.
Once the US occupation army fled Bagram air base, the Taliban released the estimated 5,000 prisoners held there. Incredibly, the former prisoners have expressed no hatred toward the Americans. The torture chamber at Guantanamo Bay, however, remains open still holding 40 prisoners most of whom have not been charged with any crime whatsoever.
The vast majority of Canadians feel Israel should be sanctioned because of its oppression of Palestinians. The pro-Israeli organizations, among them B’nai Brith brand anyone criticizing Israel as an anti-Semite and supporter of terrorism. One Canadian lawyer challenged B’nai Brith in court and won an important landmark decision.
The Zionist state of Israel does not belong to Africa yet the gatekeeper of the African Union, one Moussa Faki Mahamat took it upon itself to grant it “observer status”. South African human rights organizations have launched a legal challenge against this decision.