Professor Tariq Amin Khan on the political situation in Pakistan
Canadian Muslim Union hosts a Conversation with Tariq Ali
September 14, 2006
The American Misadvanture in Afghanistan
Haroon Siddiqui’s article in todays’ Star prompts me to write that those who know a little about Afghanistan and its people, would know well that the Afghani’s have never accepted leaders installed by outsiders, let alone giving in to the invasion. What a shame, the average Joe on North American streets fails to realize that what the Americans and its allies are doing today in Afghanistan, has already been tried by the Soviets in the recent past.
It seems that the Americans did not have their fill from their Viet Nam experience, so they decided to have two more of the same, one in Afghanistan and another in Iraq. As I have repeatedly said several times in FOTH and on this list, it is only a matter of time before Americans along with NATO will learn the truth the hard way and pull out of Afghanistan, hurt and lot poorer; only to forget again the lessons learned. Its their shamelessness and stubbornness that is keeping them their. They have no logical or rational reason to do what they are doing. The world history is full of similar powerful, reckless and hardheaded groups of individuals who have repeatedly tried to conquer or control the world by the sword. What a shame, they always forget; those who live by the sword also die by the sword.
The only thing going for the US invaders in Afghanistan for now is that other countries are not in a position to overtly help the Afghanis to fight against the invaders which was not the case during the Soviet invasion of 1980s. This situation is only going to prolong the agony of the Afghanis, but make no mistake about it, they will eventually drive the invaders out – just watch and see how the cookie crumbles.
Javed I. Chaudry
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