Ruba Youssef Shaheen
It is not enough for the United States of America to drain the peoples of countries opposed to its policies through military and economic wars. Rather, it recognizes and brags about those wars, and promotes them with flimsy justifications, which everyone realizes. US President Joe Biden says: “The time has come to put an end to the longest war fought by the United States in its history, and that the American withdrawal from Afghanistan will end on August 31,” and said: “The American military achieved its goals in Afghanistan by killing al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.” strike the organization’s capabilities and prevent further attacks on American soil.”
The fundamental question in this context is, does it take twenty years to kill a “terrorist” by the United States?
The American invasion of Afghanistan cost millions of lives, especially since this invasion came against the backdrop of the events of September 11, to eliminate the so-called al-Qaeda organization and its leader, “Osama bin Laden.” The truth is that what the United States did was not to get rid of al-Qaeda, but rather wanted to change its plan and strategy for the Central Asian region, and thus West Asia, to intervene in Afghanistan and cut off the road to the Russian Federation, China and Iran, and to prevent the trio hostile to the American approach, from reaching and positioning themselves in the West Asia, and vice versa.
China as the first global economic competitor to the United States, Iran the first regional power in West Asia, its competitor in Iraq, and the Russian Federation, a competitor in military power and presence in Syria, are all parameters that engineered the new American strategy. Since the decision to invade Afghanistan, Washington began establishing a base during The past years have fueled the Taliban movement, which is funded by the “Pentagon”, and to be its successor in the region, and cause chaos in the relations between the concerned countries in Afghanistan, such as Russia, Iran and China.
During the Trump era, the pillars of American strategy in dealing with issues in the West Asian region were determined, and this was evident in the Doha agreement with the Taliban movement, “Washington’s main enemy.” On this basis, Afghanistan was invaded, in addition to the American pretexts related to fighting terrorism, while in fact and confirming Given the facts, terrorism grew and was fed by America and the Gulf, and terrorism has become an American tool and pretext, according to which countries opposed to American policies were invaded.
Determining the date for the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan was based on the fact that the US forces had completed their mission, but this justification is in doubt. Those who follow what is happening on Afghan soil, especially in Kabul, the capital, are well aware that the assassinations did not subside despite the Doha agreement, and that the movement Although it did not adopt some of these attacks, since the withdrawal of US forces began, the movement has intensified its attacks, and announced through a member of the Taliban negotiating team Shahabuddin Dilawar that it has taken control of 85% of the territory of Afghanistan, after taking control of two main crossings with Iran and Turkmenistan in conjunction with the US withdrawal. They also managed to control “Islam Qala”, the most important Afghan border crossing with Iran, and the Taliban said that its fighters had taken control of the two Hyobin crossings in western Afghanistan, completing the seizure of a crescent of land from the Iranian border in the west to the border of China in the north-east of the country. It is logically known that jihadist movements If it is not fueled by major parties and great powers, it cannot fight, and therefore the support provided by Washington to the Taliban needed this sudden decision to withdraw, so that the Afghan government forces would not be able to confront, because they were like You have American air support, and it’s now withdrawn.
Between the statements of Afghan and Taliban leaders, the United States remains in control of the changes taking place, whether through what US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin called for, in terms of exerting international pressure for the conclusion of an agreement between the Afghan government and the Taliban through the joint relationship with the conflicting parties, or Through the rapid movement of the Taliban movement in controlling two-thirds of the border from Tajikistan, which is a concern for Moscow, which was translated by the statements of Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova at a press conference: “We are witnessing a sharp escalation of tension on the Tajik and Afghan borders,” noting that “The Taliban occupied in a short time a large part of the border lands, and currently controls two-thirds of the border with Tajikistan.”
The alliance of the Taliban and the United States destabilized across the Afghan border, from Iran to Tajikistan, in an attempt to transfer tension outside the country. The United States of America was able, through the pretext of Osama bin Laden, to create its largest base in the West Asian region, specifically in Afghanistan, and in Iraq is under the pretext of fighting ISIS and Al-Qaeda, which are similar in approach and content with American dimensions, and it is always the godmother of hegemony and control, and in a different dress in every battle or movement.