Afghanistan being savaged for REE’s



To Amnesty International:


These REEs, such as lithium, are worth trillions and vital to the manufacture of technology and defense systems. They are used for batteries, laptops etc. Due to the United States’ goal of controlling the Afghans’ REEs, these innocent civilians, the Pashtun villagers are being terrorized. Their homes are being bulldozed and destroyed.


They are being killed, tortured, raped, wrongfully imprisoned in large numbers, and forced to relocate. This covert war against the Pashtun villagers needs to stop and the war criminals prosecuted in lawful tribunals.

Unfortunately, I believe this illegal covert war against the Afghan/Pashtun is likely to continue because of the REEs and Afghanistan strategic location. The U.S. and NATO invaded Afghanistan to stay. Permanent occupation is planned as evidenced by the recent statements of U.S. Defense Minister Carter while he was in Afghanistan.


Puppet Ashraf Ghani was not elected by the Afghan majority but “selected” by the U.S. government as the president of Afghanistan, he has traveled to Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and China talking about peace and bringing the Afghan Resistance to the negotiation table to make it look like he is concerned about peace. While preaching peace, at the same time, he is ordering his troops to work with the United States’ and NATO’s private contractors and mercenaries to genocide the Pashtun villagers in Helmand Province where the vast untapped REEs are located.

The media is silent. It is all about control of the REEs through any means necessary. To do so, I believe the United States, NATO, its puppets, and private contractors, militias, and mercenaries are committing war crimes and terrorist acts against the Pashtun villagers.

The genocide, ethnic cleansing, massacring, torturing, raping, disappearing, slaughtering of several hundred thousand innocent Afghan/Pashtun villagers are war crimes and human rights violations. The United States, NATO, the puppet Ghani and their governments and others have committed war crimes in Afghanistan during these past fifteen years.

It includes former President George W. Bush, Vice President Cheney, President Obama, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmusson and other top officials and military leaders in their administrations . If you look at the definition of terrorism, I believe these are the real terrorists, who have and are terrorizing the Afghan civilians especially in the Pashtun villages.

I believe the United Nations needs to stop blaming the victims and protecting the superpowers and their puppets and agents and start prosecuting those individuals and leaders, who have perpetrated or are responsible for the war crimes committed against the Afghan/Pashtun civilians. Everyday these war crimes are being committed against the Pashtun villagers. Journalists are purposefully kept out of these Pashtun areas where these war crimes are being committed. A few examples of recent war crimes are:

On February 16, 2015, the United States’ private contractors/ mercenaries and the Afghan puppet Ghani government bulldozed one hundred homes, destroyed two hundred shops and bombed an elementary school with a drone killing Pashtun children in the Village of Malmand in Helmand Province. These are war crimes.

On February 1, 2015 in Qisar district of northern Faryab province about 200 Aghan homes were bulldozed destroyed by the puppet Ghani’s Afghan army. Some civilians were killed including women and children. These war crimes need to be investigated and prosecuted.

On January 1, 2015, more than fifty Afghan/Pashtun civilians, many women and children, were targeted and killed, while attending a wedding in Sangin District in Helmand Province. When will the perpetrators of these war crimes be prosecuted?

On December 10, 2014, a U.S. led drone strike killed five students in the Ghorband Seyagard District of Parwan Province. Local villagers say the students, who were between 12 and 16 years old, were preparing for their yearly exams outside in the field. Everyday all over Afghanistan these U.S. drones kill Afghan civilians especially Pashtun tribal leaders, religious scholars and students. These are war crimes!

Based on what has occurred the past fifteen years, it is obvious that in order to achieve its goals of controlling the REEs and maintaining permanent military bases in Afghanistan, the U.S. government is trying to eliminate the native population, the Pashtun. The U.S. government is trying to eliminate the Pashtun tribe, which is the largest native tribe in the world.

Anyone, who has with knowledge about what is happening on the ground, knows that the Pashtun tribal leaders , Pashtun intellectuals and religious leaders are being killed and eliminated by the U.S. and its puppets with their weapon of choice being drones.

The Pashtun villagers are being raped, killed and forced out of their homes after their villages are bulldozed or bombed, especially in the Helmand region because the Pashtun’s land contains the largest untapped REEs worth trillions. The U.S. and its puppets are destroying their villages, killing those who defend themselves, raping the women and children and forcing them to leave. These tactics sound really familiar to me.

I believe history does repeat itself. This U.S. imperialistic campaign of genocide against the native Pashtun tribe and the theft of the Pashtun’s home land and REEs is exactly what the United States has done to the Native American tribes in the U.S. in the past centuries. The U.S. tactics of killing the leaders of the Native American tribes, who resisted occupation, is being implemented today in the Pashun villages.

Even today Native American tribes experience their lands being taken because of minerals deposits like valuable gold. The U.S. tactics of forced relocation , theft of the native tribe’s land rich in valuable resources, and divide and conquer are being implemented against the native Pashtun tribe, who pose the only threat to the United States’ achievement of its t goals.

It reminds me of the forced relocation of the Cherokee Native American tribe , who resisted the U.S. invader/occupier in the 19th century. In 1824-25, the U.S. killed the Cherokee leaders, seized the valuable Cherokee land, and forced the Cherokees to relocate to undesirable, strange land called the “Indian territory.”

This war crime is referred to as the “Trail of Tears”. Does this sound familiar? Now, a few greedy Afghan puppets are signing agreements with the U.S., Pashtun land rich in REEs is being seized with villages destroyed , Pashtun tribal leaders are being killed, and Pashtuns are being forcefully relocated to “tribal” territory.

I will say it again! It really is about the U.S. and NATO having direct access and control over Afghanistan’s vast untapped Rare Earth Elements (REEs), which are worth trillions . These REEs are vital to the manufacture of technology and defense systems. Lithium is one of the REEs used for batteries, laptops etc. .

That is why Afghanistan is referred to by the U.S. Pentagon in one of its internal memorandum as the “”Saudi Arabia of Lithium”. The U.S. sent down geologists with special operations forces into the REE deposits of the Helmand region at the start of the invasion. The U.S. even knew about these REEs deposits before the war. I believe that is the real reason for the invasion, continued occupation and covert war and genocide against the Pashtun villagers.

The New York Times wrote an article about the REEs in 2010 in which it referred to Afghanistan as becoming “…one of the most important mining centers in the world, the United States officials believe.” It is not about fighting terrorism. It is about the U.S. fighting for control of the Afghan people’s REEs.

It is obvious that the U.S. and NATO will fight anyone that gets in their way. The Pashtun villagers are in their way because this REE rich-land is their land and as history has shown they cherish their freedom and defend their homeland. I believe this is why genocide and other war crimes are being committed now against the Afghan/Pashtun villagers .

Pashtun villagers will not benefit from the REEs. Only the U.S. , other countries, global mining companies, Afghan puppets and war profiteers such as Zalmay Khalizad, Ghani family, Karzai family, northern alliance. The Pashtun villagers are the victims of this illegal covert war against them . Those Pashtun villagers who survive will continue to live in abject poverty. This covert war led by the United States and NATO against the the Pashtun Villagers is genocide .

I believe the Pashtun people need to wake up and unite to lawfully stop this genocide and bring the perpetrators of these war crimes and architects of this war and occupation to justice in lawful tribunals.

Please investigate and document these war crimes being committed against Afghans especially the Pashtun villagers. Please help me bring justice for these victims in lawful tribunals. Please help me stop this war and genocide.


Abdul Kadir Mohmand

6147 Old Log Trail

Kalamazoo, MI 49009

(269) 353-7044

cc: U.S. Department of State, Mr. David Rank

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights


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Abdul Kadir Mohmand was born in Kabul, Afghanistan. He currently resides at Kalamazoo, Michigan. He graduated from Kabul High School. On an UNESCO scholarship, Mr. Mohmand studied at Sofia University, Bulgaria from 1976 until 1978 when his studies were interrupted by the Communist seizure of power in Afghanistan. The new Afghan Communist government ordered the Bulgarian government to return him to Afghanistan because he was anti-communist. Mr. Mohmand requested political asylum. With the help of the United Nations and the U.S. Embassy, he arrived to Italy and then the United States in 1979. Mr. Mohmand returned to his studies and earned his B.S. in 1983 from Western Michigan University. He found employment in various positions in the engineering business. For many years, he worked for BFI and was country operations manager for BFI Italia. Currently, Mr. Mohmand owns a shopping center and develops commercial properties. During the 1980s, Mr. Mohmand was the Representative of the Afghan Mujahideen for North America. During the 1980s, Mr. Mohmand returned to Afghanistan to fight as a freedom fighter against the Soviets and Afghan communists. Through an arrangement with Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Mr. Mohmand would bring back wounded Afghan children and Mujahideen for medical treatment at Borgess and recuperation in his home in Kalamazoo. He formed and was president of a nonprofit, Aid for Afghanistan. In the 1980s, Mr. Mohmand also worked with the Committee for a Free Afghanistan in Washington D.C to bring wounded Afghans to the United States for medical treatment. For the past four decades Mr. Mohmand has dedicated his life to working to achieve true peace and stability in Afghanistan. A few years ago, Mr. Mohmand organized educated Afghans intellectuals across the world who drafted a comprehensive plan for peace. Presently, he has united many different Afghan peace organizations under one umbrella. The goal of this network is to unite Afghans to bring true peace in and the independence of Afghanistan. This network wants to be the bridge between the Afghan freedom fighters and the silent Afghan majority, and the Western World in any peace negotiations. Mr. Mohmand wants true peace and stability in Afghanistan. As a veteran of war, Mr. Mohmand hates war.


  1. The matter of self inflicted wounds comes up.
    They had a snow there, and an avalanche buried a village.
    Bad News.
    But it has snowed in Afghanistan since whenever, not new.
    They have been preyed upon by many,
    They take pride in having driven the outsiders out (well, mostly)
    The fact remains, they live in the Stone Age, of their own choosing.
    I am certain not all present in that area think this a good idea.
    I did not say they were stupid,
    but they are a victim of what passes for culture in some areas.
    A magazine (Time I think) did a piece a couple decades ago
    about an Afghan Refugee girl…
    They went back and found her twenty erso years on,
    peering fearfully from a doorway (having bred).
    Beware of old tribal and warlord stuff,
    (Obama acts like a Warlord BTW).
    where all they do is breed, kill each other, and complain.
    When you see those pictures, take inventory,
    and ask yourself “how much of that did they create”?
    This goes for weapons and tee shirts and shoes.
    “Rare Earths” are around, including on this continent.
    We need not rape and pillage for what it is worth.
    Afghanistan is loaded with useful minerals,
    it joins the list of countries which should be ‘doing OK’.


  2. I believe there was a story done by NewYork Times some years ago in 2010, about the same mineral veins. It is not a secret, and mind it is not just the minerals, and a geopolitically important site near Russia, plus the largest supply of Poppy/ Opium.

    Old articles confirming the same:
    [ Editor’s note: Only one link per comment, please ]

    A friend and i were talking, and i told him that Iraq was about Oil/ Israel, and there must be reasons for Afghanistan and then i stumbled on links.

  3. I believe there was a story done by NewYork Times some years ago about the same mineral veins. It is not a secret, and mind it is not just the minerals, and a geopolitically important site near Russia, plus the largest supply of Poppy/ Opium.

    [ Editor’s note: Only one link per comment, please ]
    This may be why US/ NATO has been itching to spread democracy to North Korea. Sure the dictator is unreasonable, what with his uncle being ripped to shred by dogs. However, if Afghanistan is about minerals, then why not this?

  4. Even Keith Olbermann was still onboard this unjustified, immoral. illegal invasion/occupation ( before he was taken off the air for being more decent than allowed on TV )…This was all facilitated by the false flag terror attack that was designed to shock and awe the American people into further re-orientating their country towards perpetual war and occupation.

  5. Excellent article. These soulless international war criminal scum must be brought to justice no matter what their position, rank or nation of residence. That means they must be tried in a suitable court of law, convicted and then publicly hung. Mankind must be free of these “ultimate parasites”, these enemies of humanity that love evil and mass-murder for profit.

  6. We gotta have our smartphones, our tablets and our laptops, and the rechargeable batteries in them gotta have lithium. Why should US corporations negotiate mineral rights with “the savages,” when the US “defense” budget can subsidize the confiscation of Pashtun land? What right do the Pashtuns have to squat on the land that holds “our” REEs? Capitalism demands maximum profits.

    Don’t even mention General Smedley Butler’s “War Is a Racket.” What are you – some kind of subversive?

    That’s OK — so am I.

  7. Abdul Kadir Mohmand will have to send this information to all the organization who can possibly help him make this known and fight this fight with him. The story is only all too familiar – yes the indigenous American Indians … the Aborigines… the Palestinians… the list is long… but it must be made known again and again and widely …..

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