Amb. Richard Olson
Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan
U.S. Department of State
2201 C Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20520
To the Honorable Richard Olson:
As history has shown, the Afghan Freedom Fighters have never talked with puppet Afghan administrations, the house slaves of foreign countries. During these past fifteen years, the Afghan majority has continued to resist the foreign occupation and has not accepted the U.S.- installed puppet administrations. Throughout history, Afghanistan has been the graveyard of superpowers. As a U.S. citizen, I do not want to see the United States buried in that graveyard like the former Soviet Union. The U.S. government’s war strategy needs to change to a “sincere” peace strategy with the Afghan Freedom Fighters. I strongly believe threatening the Afghan Freedom Fighters, spreading propaganda about them and playing games is not working.
As the Department of State knows, I am working for peace in Afghanistan. I hate war. I am concerned about my homeland, the United States and my motherland, Afghanistan. It is time that the State Department accepts the truth that the United States’ war in and occupation of Afghanistan has failed. The U.S. government’s policy is not working. The truth comes straight from the mouth of Mr. Barnett Rubin, who was a senior adviser for the U.S. Dept. of State .
He knows what has happened before and after the U.S. invasion and occupation of Afghanistan. Finally, Mr. Barnett Rubin, a government insider, tells the truth that the majority of Afghans have come to realize. That truth is: The United States does not care about the Afghan people. The United States only cares about the Afghan one percent (1%), the puppets like Ghani and Abdullah, house slaves the war profiteers, and communist war criminals like Dostum, who do the United States’ dirty work for a dollar. Please see the attached video.
It has become obvious that the United States is not in Afghanistan to bring peace and stability for the Afghan people. It is about the United States’ national security interests ( i.e. control of new supply chain of Rare Earth Elements (REEs) for the U.S. and new outer defense perimeter for the U.S. in Central Asia after the fall of the Soviet Union and Warsaw Pact). It is about profiting from drug trafficking.
It is not about development or sustainability. It is not about reconciliation among the Afghan people. It really is not about terrorism. It is not about freedom for Afghan Women. It is not about building a democracy. Afghanistan is not a democracy. The budget for the Afghan security forces is voted and approved by the U.S. Congress and not the Afghan Parliament. Afghanistan is an occupied country whose puppet government was installed and is controlled by the U.S. government.
Please allow the Afghan Americans who are not war profiteers, to be the bridge to bring reconciliation among Afghans and true peace and stability. I believe the majority of Afghans do not want the U.S. government to occupy and continue to interfere in and control Afghanistan only the war profiteers want it to continue. Also, I believe the majority of Americans do not want this longest and most expensive war and occupation to continue.
I strongly believe that the only route to peace is if the U.S. government holds direct, one- on -one talks with the Afghan Freedom Fighters. As I have informed the Department of State many times, I along with many other educated American Afghans, who are not war profiteers, are willing and able to be at the table to bring peace and reconciliation to honorably end this ugly and dirty war for both sides.
Kadir A. Mohmand
Former Representative for North America of the Afghan Freedom Fighters in the 1980s
6147 Old Log Trail
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
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.