All the players in the world claim that they want to get it
right in Afghanistan, so that the Afghan people might be freed from the burdens
of the 30-year war, which keeps them in the Stone Age. The problem with
Afghanistan is that everyone invokes false piety, claiming concerns for the
well-being of the Afghan people, while promoting war as the solution to their
problems. We head into an international conference looking for these answers
through the prism of the same old lies.
Afghanistan will never have a chance as long as everyone
keeps treating it as an international arena in which to fight out all their
problems. As long as Americans treat it as a staging area to launch
expeditionary resource wars from, and as long as Pakistan and India are allowed
to continue using Afghan men to fight their proxy war, then there will be no
peace in the world and no rest for the war-weary Afghans. Neither peace for the
world, nor peace for Afghanistan is truly being considered in London.
The London conference is NOT a �peace conference,� it is a
search for an easier and less expensive American war. Just as millions of
American jobs were �outsourced� to India, to save American corporations labor
costs, the military job of cleaning-up Afghanistan and guarding sub-contractors
(who will partially rebuild there, as they build roads and pipelines of Western
commerce) will be outsourced to Indian troops. American plans for India are
being hampered by Indian/Pakistani conflict, which is the only reason for the
�peace� overtures being made to them by American diplomats.
It is the height of hypocrisy to claim that we are looking
for �solutions� to the Afghan dilemma, but we are really only looking for
solutions that give Americans and Westerners a way out, without first ending
the two proxy wars that we have begun there, or making amends for the damage
that we have done. American forces cannot be allowed to abandon either
Afghanistan or Iraq until they have first rebuilt those two countries.
The grave injustice of Afghanistan is NOT that the United
States is losing its war there against our former allies, but that the world
allows us to come and go there at will, decimating the place each time, before
we abandon the survivors to the misery of rebuilding with no help. The only way
that the London conference can possibly help the Afghan people is if it becomes
a forum on American actions in Afghanistan.
The list of America�s Afghan war crimes did not begin with
the so-called war on terror; it began decades ago. Beginning with Carter and
Brzezinski�s order to arm the tribes and thereby create a Russian �Vietnam.� Thousands
of bombs and bullets later, compounded by the American abandonment in 1990, our
crimes against the Afghan people are beyond measurement.
Even after abandoning the Afghans to their misery, we pushed
Pakistan to multiply the misery exponentially, by creating the Taliban and
innumerable sectarian terror outfits to fight new wars for us against
Afghanistan�s neighbors. Delusional American �patriots� who continue to scream
for Muslim blood are blind to the origins of �Islamist� terror and exactly who
is the state sponsor of all of this terror.
The only �solution� on the London table for Afghanistan must
be to end all of the state-sponsored terrorism that grows and emanates from
Afghan soil. The real �enemies� of freedom involved in the war along the Durand
Line, the Taliban, the �Pakistani Taliban� and �al Qaida,� are all sponsored by
various state intelligence agencies, none of which is part of the so-called
�axis of terror� invented by Bush and Cheney. The Taliban belong to Pakistan. The
Pakistani Taliban belong to India/Israel/US/Britain/Russia. The alleged
�umbrella� group, �al Qaida,� is CIA/Mossad. Pull the plug on all of these
groups and the war is over.
The only legitimate purpose for having the London conference
would be to negotiate an end to all of these synthetic, government-created
insurgencies. If all of the aforementioned state sponsors of this terror cannot
agree in principle to end these secret dirty wars as the only legitimate
pre-condition for negotiations, then there should be no conference. If the
single purpose of the conference is to end the secret wars being fought to the
death in and from Afghanistan, then Afghans might stand a real chance of
getting to know what peace is.
Peace in Afghanistan is the only way to peace in the world.
Peter Chamberlin may be contacted at email@example.com.