Ms. Karen DeYoung, Associate Editor
The Washington Post
1150 15th Street NW
Washington, DC 20071
Dear Ms. DeYoung:
The article recently published by The Washington Post, “Top al-Qaeda Leader Reported Killed in Afghanistan in U.S.-Afghan Operation” is based on U.S. propaganda and falsehoods. Presently, there is no al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. No proof has been offered. There was no killing of any al-Qaeda member. The U.S. and its Afghan puppets are killing Afghan/Pashtun villagers. The Trump administration with its war mongering generals such as Nicholson, are ethnically cleansing the Afghan/Pashtun villagers, who are defending their land with vast deposits of Rare Earth Elements (REEs). A few months ago, Trump stated in public he wants to exploit Afghanistan’s REEs. The Afghan villagers are seen as the road block. Also, the Afghan villagers are being targeted because of the CIA’s and war profiteers’ involvement in drug trafficking and money laundering.
Instead of believing the propaganda that General Nicholson and his Afghan war profiteering informants are feeding your organization, you as an experienced reporter need to dig deep and go on the ground in Afghanistan and really find out and report on what is happening in the Afghan/Pashtun villages especially in the areas rich in REEs and drug trafficking.
Shame on the western media, which has not reported the truth that the Afghan/Pashtun villagers are being killed for the exploitation of their REEs and for opium. Trump needs to stop killing Afghan/Pashtun villagers and calling the victims al-Qaeda.
Kadir A. Mohmand
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.