- Written by Qubad
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In the four bloody decades, Afghanistan has seen oppressive, figurehead and anti-democratic regimes; each has played a criminal role in destruction of the country's education and has been the cause and circumstance of the cancerous growth of ignorant groups hostile to progressive science and culture. US imperialism and the reactionary governments of Arabs, Iran and Pakistan through the bloodthirsty, evil Jihadi-Taliban mercenaries and intellectuals, have made a fatal blow to the idea of resisting any kind of aggression and the usual humane culture of Afghans, engulfed the minds of several generations with the drug of Ikhwanism (Muslim Brotherhood), deprived and kept away of knowledge and scientific achievements.
- Written by green left
- Category: Articles
Source: Green Left; Dec 07, 2020
The following article is based on a talk given by Ubaid Kabir, a member of the Solidarity Party of Afghanistan (SPA), to a Socialist Alliance forum on December 2 discussing the nearly two-decade-long war and occupation in Afghanistan. The SPA wants the United States-NATO occupation forces withdrawn immediately from Afghanistan.
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After Afghanistan was occupied by United States-NATO forces, including Australia, they divided its 34 provinces between around 43 invading countries.
For example, Australia had responsibility for Uruzgan, a southern province; Kandahar was given to Canada; Herat was given to Italy; and Kunduz province, in the north, was controlled by German forces.
But the US, the big boss, was in every province and had control of the major ones.
Kabul, the capital, is mostly controlled by the US.
The British and the US were vying for control Helmand, Afghanistan’s main source of opium. Kandahar was also important to Canada and the US: they even had fights among themselves to control these provinces.
Apparently, they made a kind of committee: they used to call it “Provincial rehabilitation team” or PRT. They wanted control over the province to make money from it.
According to media reports, more than US$120 billion was given in the form of “humanitarian aid” to Afghanistan. But, more than 50% of this never came because the occupying countries made contracts with the big, mainly US-based, companies and therefore most of the money went back to US.
The money was mostly used on the military. The figures show that they were spending around US$15,000 every month on a single occupying soldier. The rest was given to warlords.
Australia, for instance, invested in war lord Matiullah Khan from Oruzgan. He was once a simple taxi driver but, within 3 or 4 years, he became a kingpin over that area: he was made police chief and he had control over who should be the governor or not. A governor post is more important than a police chief.
This is despite reports of his crimes. For example, the AIM network reported on April 15, 2015 how Khan’s militia had been involved in mass murder, rape and abductions of men and women and other crimes. In one incident, he killed 80 people in a meeting: 5 were shot and the rest were stabbed to death.
Afghanistan was occupied in the name of “bringing liberation to women”, “democracy and justice” and other beautiful-sounding words.
Right now, besides the Taliban, there are 23 other terrorist groups active in Afghanistan including ISIS, the Haqqani network and other small terrorist groups from Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and other places. They are all committing crimes in Afghanistan.
The irony is that all these terrorist groups are either supported by the imperialist countries — US, Britain, Russia and China — or they are supported by reactionary regional powers such as Iran, Pakistan, Turkey and Uzbekistan. All these have their own proxy troops in Afghanistan.
Currently, Iran and Saudi Arabia are fighting their war in Afghanistan. India and Pakistan are fighting their war in Afghanistan. China and the US are fighting their war in Afghanistan. Russia and the US are fighting their war in Afghanistan. Iran is supporting one faction of the Taliban and the US is supporting another one.
The victims of these war crimes and bloodshed are the Afghan people — especially women and children.
Taliban grows stronger
The US claims that it will end the Taliban. But, as we now see from the so-called peace negotiations in Doha, Qatar, every day they are getting stronger.
There are many reasons for this.
First, the Taliban are supported by the foreign troops because to justify its presence the US government will want to have a kind of virtual enemy. We have how the US used Saddam Hussein in Iraq, and other countries.
The same is happening in Afghanistan. Now, the US is issuing lots of propaganda about ISIS because they want to fool people that the Taliban is finished. But then another terrorist group will pop up and the US will say, “We should be [in Afghanistan] so we can fight against them”.
Secondly, the Taliban have become stronger due to the crimes committed by foreign troops — the most recent example being the example of the Australian troops.
But the German troops have also committed crimes, as have the French, British and Italians. Some have been reported, especially the international media, but mostly nobody has talked about them.
And, of course, the US troops have committed many crimes. This is the reason they want to push people towards the Taliban.
The other reason is because of the lack of progressive forces and individuals in Afghanistan. Many progressives and leftists were killed during the Soviet Union’s invasion and occupation.
At the same time, the warlords including the jihadi parties, which were supported by CIA and ISI Pakistan, killed progressive forces and individuals.
That is another reason that there is a gap, and the Taliban can recruit people to continue their war.
Troops must leave
From the very first days of the US “peace negotiations” with the Taliban, we said that there will be no peace in Afghanistan until and unless the foreign troops leave.
The Trump administration says the US is leaving, but we don’t believe that: they brought Taliban to the table because of their own election promise.
Also, they won’t leave because they are earning a lot from the opium. According to reports, every year the US and the British troops earn between US$500-600 billion from Afghanistan, with only about US$2-3 billion returning back to the country.p class="hezb_en">The rest of the money is used by the US and British troops: it is one of their main financial sources.
The other reason the [occupiers] will not leave is Afghanistan’s precious stones and metals.
For example, in Helmand province, one of the most insecure places on earth, we have uranium which the British and US and their proxy forces, in the form of the Taliban or other terrorist groups, are extracting.
Also, Helmand has the best land for cultivating opium — the other reason they want to have control over the cultivation and the trafficking of the opium.
Afghanistan shares a border with Iran, China, Russia, India, Pakistan among other countries, is in the heart of Asia. When US has its military here, it means that it has control over Asia.
That’s another reason why the occupiers do not want to leave.
We think the foreign troops will only leave Afghanistan when our people stand up and fight them. By this we mean when we are represented and led by progressive, not reactionary, forces, such as Taliban.
The other reason why there will be no peace until US-NATO forces leave is because they want to use Afghanistan in their proxy wars against China, Russia and Iran. Every day, their proxy forces unleash suicide bombings: there are a lot of attacks on military posts.
They want to have their war here, because they don’t want a rival country to be present in Afghanistan.
The US and NATO countries should leave Afghanistan and also stop supporting the warlords. If they leave but continue to support the warlords, the war and the bloodshed will continue.
The puppet government of President Ashraf Ghani is corrupt. Every day, new corruption is reported, although are one or two days everybody forgets because everyone knows the officials, including the president and his ministers, are involved.
When a case of corruption is found, they try to hush it up. If they prosecute one corrupt person, of course, he or she (especially he) will have to talk about corruption happening at ministerial levels.
The COVID-19 pandemic has made a bad situation worse. Because most people are labourers, they only earn on daily basis. So, during a lockdown they cannot make a living.
Afghanistan received US$600 million in aid from the US, Japan and some European countries to fight COVID-19. But most of this money was embezzled by officials.
At the start of the lockdown in June, the health minister was forced to resign because of corruption. But, under the new health minister, things didn’t change. He belongs to another jihadist faction, and they just continued on with where the previous minister left off.
Regarding Australia’s Brereton report on war crimes, we believe that because war crimes are committed not only by individuals, but on behalf of a government, that alongside the prosecution of individual Australian special forces soldier, senior government officials, especially the former Prime Minister John Howard, who sent Australian troops to Afghanistan in 2001, must also be held to account.
The government that sent the troops is also criminally responsible for the heinous crimes and therefore must also be prosecuted.
We would also like to thank Julian Assange and John Pilger, and others, who spoke up about the war crimes in Afghanistan. We are thankful to those who speak on behalf of Afghan people.
- Written by Solidarity Party of Afghanistan
- Category: Articles
Kabul - July 18, 2020: Today a group of SPA female and male youth members protested in front of Pakistani embassy in Kabul, to condemn the recent missile attacks of Pakistani army on the bordering province of Kunar, resulted in the casualty of 20 people. They threw red paint on the main gate of spy center of ISI in Kabul.
- Written by Solidarity Party of Afghanistan
- Category: Articles
Demonstrators in Afghanistan Protest Iran Regime’s Crimes Against Migrants
Source: NCRI; Jun 11, 2020
On Tuesday, hundreds of Afghan citizens held a protest outside the Iranian regime’s embassy in Kabul against the regime’s crimes against Afghan migrants, particularly two recent mass killings of Afghan migrants in Iran.
The demonstration in Kabul was organized by the Afghanistan Solidarity Party. Participants condemned the attack by the regime’s forces on a vehicle of Afghan migrants, which resulted in some Afghan citizens being burnt alive. A similar protest was held in Helmand province.
Reports from Iran indicate that on June 4, the Iranian regime’s forces opened fire on a car carrying Afghan migrants in Yazd, central Iran, which resulted in their car crashing and catching fire. Three Afghan migrants were killed, and others were seriously injured. The regime’s security forces left the scene immediately.
Ahmad Tarhomi Behabadi, the political deputy of Yazd’s Governor, tried to whitewash this crime by laying the blame on victims for not paying attention to the security forces’ warnings.
“The driver continued to drive on the wheel rings, and due to sparks from the rings, high speed, and flammable material, the car caught fire,” he blatantly said. While by making these remarks, Behabadi tried to portray the regime’s security forces as guardians of peace, reports from Iran confirm that over 50 Afghan migrants were arrested, viciously tortured, and drowned by the regime’s border guards in early May.
During their protests on Tuesday, Afghan citizens also condemned the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) border guards drowning of over fifty Afghan migrants in May. In Kabul, demonstrators splashed red paint on the regime’s embassy and demanded its closure with the regime’s ambassador expelled.
The Iranian regime, with it institutionalized corruption, oppression and terrorism has brought nothing but misery for the Iranian people and the people in the Middle East. Therefore, these crimes against poor migrants are in line with the regime’s crimes against the Iranian people, particularly now, amid the COVID-19 crisis, and regime’s inaction and cover–up in handling it.
Due to the severe economic situation and after decades of war and chaos, Afghan migrants go to Iran as breadwinners of their families. Yet, the mullahs’ regime kills, discriminates and disrespects poor migrants. The regime has also been recruiting Afghan migrants to fight its proxy wars, particularly the Syrian war since 2011. By granting them residency and $1500 a month, they regime has been manipulating and forcing Afghan migrants to fight for Bashar-al Assad’s regime in Syria.
In this regard, Parviz Fattah, the head of the Mostazafan (Abased) Foundation, told the state tv that Qassem Soleimani received funds from his foundation to pay 1,500 a month to the members of the regime’s Afghan proxy group Fatemiyoun in Syria.
The Iranian Resistance has condemned the regime’s crimes against migrants in Iran. The Iranian regime has brought nothing but chaos for the people of Iran and the Middle East.
Iran Concerned About Protest Near Kabul Embassy
Source: avapress; Jun 13, 2020
People have staged demonstrations at the Iranian embassy in Kabul and thrown colours at its buildings to protest the deaths of Afghan migrants in Iran.
Managing Director of Iranian Foreign Ministry for West Asian Affairs Rasoul Mousavi said they were concerned about the impact of such events on their bilateral relations.
Protestors gather outside Iran embassy in Kabul
Source: MENAFN; Jun 07, 2020
(MENAFN - Pajhwok Afghan News) KABUL (Pajhwok): A protest demonstration was staged in front of the Iranian Embassy in Kabul against the killing and wounding of some Afghan passengers in the neighboring country.
The protest comes after Iranian officials acknowledged their forces opened firing at a vehicle with Afghans onboard, leaving three people dead and some injured.
Three Afghans were killed and eight others injured when their vehicle caught fire in the Yazd province two days ago.
In a video message, Afghan Ambassador to Tehran Abdul GhafoorLiwal said he visited Yazd province on Friday.
The protesters belonging to the Solidarity Party chanted slogans 'Burning and drowning an unforgivable crime, we will not forgive Khamenei, Iran is the brother of Taliban and Daesh.'
They said vowed to we avenge the Afghan blood. Selai Ghafar, spokeswoman for the party, told Pajhwok Afghan News that firing on Afghan refugees and drowning of Afghan workers in the Harirod river were crimes against humanity.
She said, 'We youth of the Solidarity Party, both boys and girls, gathered in front of the Iranian 'spy house' in Kabul and painted the embassy gate with red color to express our hatred to the Iranian government.'
Also on Sunday, Kabul urged Tehran to sign a memorandum of understanding between the two countries on traffic of workers in order to prevent illegal travel and unfortunate incidents.
People of Afghanistan protest against Iranian regime’s crimes against migrants
Source: mek-iran; Jun 13, 2020
In the city of Kabul, hundreds of Afghan citizens gathered outside the Iranian embassy. They voiced their anger and outrage about the treatment that Afghan migrants have been subjected to by the Iranian regime.
The Afghanistan Solidarity Party organized the demonstration and supported those voicing their anger.
Several recent incidents have sparked the anger of the Afghan migrant community. One such incident was the vehicle carrying Afghan citizens that were attacked by forces of the Iranian regime. This incident ended with several Afghans being burned alive. Reports surrounding the incident that happened on Thursday 4th June indicate that agents of the Iranian regime opened fire on a car in Yazd in the central part of the country. The car crashed and subsequently caught fire. Several people were gravely injured and three people died. Reports say that the agents involved in the incident immediately fled.
The aftermath of the incident has further outraged many, with officials trying to turn the blame back on the people in the car. The political deputy of the Governor of Yazd Ahmad Tarhomi Behabadi said that the victims did not listen to warnings given by the security forces, therefore the perpetrators of the crime cannot be blamed.
This incident comes just a few weeks after a previous incident in which dozens of Afghan migrants were killed by border officials. At the beginning of May, it is believed that dozens (more than 50) of Afghan migrants were killed. They were arrested by agents of the Iranian regime’s security forces, and subsequently brutally tortured, and then drowned. The security forces involved in the incident were Iranian regime border guards.
The treatment of these migrants, although shocking, is not surprising. The Iranian regime is brutal and treats its citizens with such disregard. Widespread corruption that has lasted for many years has led to the regime’s current crisis. It has destroyed the country’s economy, partly due to the terrorist activities it has been sponsoring across the world, and it is in a desperate situation.
The people of Iran have been putting pressure on the regime that is already under immense pressure from the international community, in particular the United States. The Coronavirus outbreak has exacerbated the many existing problems, including unemployment and other social crises.
(PMOI / MEK Iran) considers this horrific crime to be an example of a crime against humanity and an example of the unbridled cruelty of the ruling clerics of Iran and the repressive forces under their command.
The Afghan protesters in Kabul graffitied on the regime’s embassy and called on the ambassador to be expelled. Following years of chaos and war, many Afghans migrated to Iran. The regime was offering a monthly salary which attracted many migrants, but they were treated very badly and were forced to fight on Iran’s behalf in Syria.
Many of the young migrants were killed while fighting for the regime and Syrian dictator Bashar al Assad and their families were left with nothing. The regime’s disregard for the lives of others is alarming.
The Iranian Resistance (NCRI) has highlighted the Iranian regime’s crimes in this regard and urges the international community to hold it accountable for its crimes against migrants.
- Written by Ahmar
- Category: Articles
In 2001, when the CIA once again rented the “Northern Alliance” to pave the way for US’s military occupation, the Guardian wrote quoting a jihadi commander: “You can rent Afghan leaders, but you cannot buy them.” However, the history of these lackeys show that they can be bought, sold, rented, mortgaged and even bartered and they are open to any shameful and traitorous deal.
- Written by Farzad
- Category: Articles
Sons of criminals and corrupt Afghan officials are undeservedly occupying senior posts of diplomats, advisors or deputy ministers. They do not feel ashamed of their fathers’ treacherous lives, and continue on their footsteps. While, given access to modern science and knowledge, the new generation is expected to have a more sensitive take of history, one that reflects some degree of shame with regards to their ancestral footprints, the case of Afghanistan and its new generation lives to the aphorism of like father like son. There are examples to the contrary, of off springs that rightly so, perceived it to be a shameful act to follow on the steps of their fathers:
- Written by Hila Nuri
- Category: Articles
The chic clothing of Abdullah, alike showbiz celebrities, and his high expenditure, always were the hot discussion topics of people and social network websites, and one of the reasons for the people to hate him. However, few people may know that he, similar to Arab sheikh and Hollywood billionaires, is a costumer of the most expensive boutiques in the world.
Recently, Etilaat Roz Newspaper has given a reliable report on the topic, revealing the engraving of Abdullah’s name with gold-pated ink in world most expensive boutique as its regular costumer. This has been also acknowledged by Spanish site, notiver.com.mx, and Tajikistani’s Community in Canada.
Etilaat Roz reports:
- Written by Solidarirty Party of Afghanistan
- Category: Articles
The public execution of Zarmina by Taliban shocked the world and became an excuse for more than forty countries to invade Afghanistan under the guise of “Liberation of Afghan Women”. However during the last 15 years, every moment Afghan women are lynched in the “Democratic” and “Human Rights” rule of US/Nato minions, but world doesn’t care! The agony of Shakila, Tabasum, Farkhunda, Rukhshana and thousands of other Afghan women don’t make it to international news headlines.
The US and Nato countries treacherously misuse the bone-burning afflictions, and bring forward a bunch of filthy and governmental women in every international events and media. And shamelessly repeat, “with the arrival of international community and partners, the women have achieved much progress and freedom”, but you can watch the harsh realities of Afghan women in this clip:
- Written by Osservatorio Afghanistan
- Category: Articles
Source: Osservatorio Afghanistan, October 20th 2015
Mr Ubaid Ahmad Kabir, spokesman of Hambastagi (Solidarity Party of Afghanistan), was in Italy from October 22th to November 4th , 2015, on his mission to meet European politicians. He had been invited by CISDA ngo (Italian Cooperation supporting Afghan women).
In Italy, Mr Ubaid Ahmad Kabir met the Italian senator Mister Cociancich from the “Partito Democratico” (Democratic party), Mr Ezio Locatelli, former Italian deputy and member of “Rifondazione Comunista” (Communist Refoundation Party), the Italian deputies Mr Scotto and Nichi Vendola from “Sinistra Ecologia e Libertà” (Left, Ecology and Freedom) .
- Written by Kawa Azm
- Category: Articles
On 9th August 2010, the Time Magazine published an Afghan girl’s photo with the caption “If we leave Afghanistan, this is what will happen”. This Afghan girl, Aisha, had her ears and nose mutilated by the savage Taliban for the crime of love and running away from home. This cover was published in order to persuade American people to support the permanent presence of US troops in Afghanistan. This misuse of Afghan women’s miseries has turned into a normal routine for US officials and the Western media.
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