U.S. Department of State
RE: Now it’s time for the United States China, Russia, England, France to recognize the independence of Afghanistan. The Afghan Villagers/ Freedom Fighters control the majority of the territory of Afghanistan.
Dear Deputy Wells:
Why do the Afghan villagers/Freedom Fighters not want to talk peace with the United States’ selected Kabul Administration?
First, the Afghan villagers see the Kabul Administrations, the past ones and the current one, as U.S. puppets. During the past seventeen years, after having met on several occasions with State Department staff, such as with the Honorable David Rank, former Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, I have not seen so far any sincere efforts by the United States to hold negotiations that will really lead to peace. I have observed that the United States’ administrations only push for peace talks right before Afghan national “selections” like now which makes the insincerity obvious.
Furthermore, the Afghan villagers/freedom fighters have seen that all of the United States’ decisions regarding Afghanistan have been based on the opinions of the war mongering U.S. generals and the war profiteers.
Second, the Afghan villagers want justice these past 17 years. Yet they have not received any justice during these past four decades for the war crimes they suffered due to the invasions and wars by the former Soviet Union and the United States and their agents, puppets and mercenaries. There can be no peace without justice. There have never been any international or national war crimes tribunals. Justice needs to come first. To bring justice, prosecute the Afghan war criminal, First Afghan VP, Rashid Dostum, prosecute the Butcher of Kabul, Gulbideen Hekmatry, prosecute all war criminals from 1979 through the present, stop the collective punishment and the scapegoating of the Afghan villagers for the tragedy of 9/11, end the U.S. occupation and war with the removal of U.S. troops and foreign forces, and stop exploiting the Afghan villagers’ Rare Earth Elements (REEs) and other natural resources, while contaminating their environment with radioactive byproducts. If the United States really wants peace then it will start actions of justice and lead other perpetrators to take the above mentioned actions down this path of justice towards peace. The U.S. selection of Afghan puppet governments, the dropping of “mother of all bombs” and bombs from drones onto Afghan villagers, the use of private contractors/U.S. mercenaries and the CIA paramilitary to attack Afghan villagers, the bull dozing and burning of the villages around the REE deposits in Helmand, ethnic cleansing of the Afghan Pashtun villagers, who are the only ones defending their land and families, and the rape, torture, killing and imprisonment of Afghan villagers, are not just acts that will lead to peace.
In addition, the U nited States is not respecting the Afghan villagers religion by playing games, which is not a just act. It will not lead to peace. On March 18, 2018, the commander of American invading forces, General John Nicholson said during a press conference that US has a plan to apply different pressures on the Afghan villagers/freedom fighters this year. He added, “a combination of religious, social, diplomatic and military pressure will be applied on the Taliban”. Religious pressure means that conferences under the name of religious scholars from Afghanistan, Pakistan and other Islamic countries will be held and they will issue a Fatwa (Islamic verdict) against the Taliban in these conferences to undermine legitimacy of the Afghan villagers’ struggle for freedom.
In this series, according to the US plan, the first gathering of religious scholars occurred in Bogor, Indonesia on May 11, 2018. They were considering similar conferences to be held in Kabul, Islamabad and Saudi Arabia after this conference.
The Afghan villagers/freedom fighters consider this process under the title of conferences of the Islamic Scholars as an absolute anti-Islamic US process. By using these conferences, the US wants to find justification for its military occupation, legitimize its selected Kabul Administration and ultimately weaken the Afghan resistance. This anti Islamic measure is another roadblock to justice and peace for the Afghan people.
I am concerned about the United States and Afghanistan. The United States is my homeland and Afghanistan is my motherland. History does repeat itself. In the 19th century, the British superpower lost its wars in Afghanistan. Soon after it lost its status as a global superpower. In the 20th century, the Afghans defeated the Soviets, who were forced to withdraw in 1989. It lost the war and was drained economically by the decade long war. Soon after the Soviet Union fell apart, the Warsaw Pact was demolished and it did not exist. In the 21st century, the United States invaded Afghanistan and has occupied it and waged war for 17 years. It has spent trillions on this war/occupation, but yet it has not won anything. In fact, the U.S has more debt and is less secure. Only the war profiteers have won and lined their pockets. The United States has borrowed trillions from China and others. China is winning. Right now, the U.S. must be very careful not to slip down the slope like the former superpowers because China and Russia want to see the United States fail and topple economically. China wants to be the only superpower. Russia wants to be with China and be a superpower again. Afghanistan is a money pit and a war that cannot be won. I believe the solution is that the U.S. must change its policy from a war policy to a peace policy. The war profiteers are pushing for a continuation of the war. To achieve true peace, the U.S. must carefully hold direct negotiations with the Afghan resistance and hold sincere talks to bring true peace. Otherwise, I fear that the U.S. will crumble just like the other superpowers have and there will not be peace in Afghanistan. Both countries will lose. If the United States continues on the same course in Afghanistan, China will be the only superpower.
As history has shown, Afghanistan is the graveyard of empires. I believe that may happen to the United States if Americans do not wake up. With President Trump, who appears to be the Russia’s selected puppet, the war will escalate. There is no winning for the U.S., which is exactly what Putin wants. The Trump Administration is not letting the American people know what really is happening in the war which is evidenced in the Pentagon’s refusal to release the Afghanistan’s war data, which has always been done in the past. As a democracy, the people have a right to know. In his State of the Union address, Trump did not talk too much about Afghanistan and Russia because he has everything to hide about these two issues. Our democracy is of the people, by the people and for the people. Trump thinks it is all about him.
I hate war and want true peace in Afghanistan. The United States needs to change its strategy if it is truly inclined towards peace. It has to understand the perspective and beliefs of the Afghan Muslim villagers, who are the Freedom Fighters, defending their lives, freedom land and Rare Earth Elements (REEs). The Afghan Freedom Fighters are fighting because of the war crimes committed by the occupiers. The genocide, massacring, torturing, raping, slaughtering of several hundred thousand innocent Afghan villagers are war crimes and human rights violations. As history has shown, the Afghan villagers are guided by their Islamic faith and cherish their freedom.
The United States controls the money, to fund the war, the Kabul Administration and ultimately whether there is peace in Afghanistan. The Afghan Muslim villagers have been attacked by the United States, its allies and mercenaries, and Afghan puppets, the Northern Alliance, since the United States invaded and installed the puppet Kabul Administrations beginning in 2001. These Afghan Muslim villagers only know the Holy Quran, which gives them the right to defend themselves against the invaders and the invaders’ puppets. These Muslim villagers have followed the Holy Quran for generations. The Afghan Muslim villagers follow Allah’s law. They are always ready for peace. They do not fight to merely be in a fight. That is what they know and believe.
If the United States is inclined towards peace with the Afghan Muslim villagers then it needs to speak directly with the villagers. The Muslim villagers know that the United States controls the war and the Kabul administration, and ultimately the peace. The villagers know that the United States brought and continues the war in their land and villages with U.S. bombs, uranium tipped weaponry, drones, money and military war machines. The puppets only follow the United States’ lead. The Afghan Muslim villagers know who controls the peace. Pursuant to Surah 8, Verse 61, the Afghan Muslim villagers must meet with the United States if the United States is inclined towards peace. Therefore, the Afghan Muslim villagers will only talk peace with the United States as it controls the war and peace and not the United States’ puppets. The Afghan Freedom Fighters will not talk peace with the United States’ puppets because of this verse and Surah 60, Verse 9 of the Holy Quran.
However, once again, the United States is repeating the same futile strategy by asking the Afghan Muslim villagers to sit with United States’ puppets to talk peace. The Trump administration is forcing their puppets, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Pakistan, and Indonesia into pressuring the Afghan Muslim villagers, the Freedom Fighters, to talk with the Afghan puppet Administration while at the same time paying Pakistan to bombard Afghanistan with rockets. Trump’s strategy will not result in peace because the Holy Quran requires that the Afghan Muslim villagers talk directly with the United States, the perceived enemy, if the United States is inclined towards peace.
The United States needs to take actions that will lead to justice for the Afghan villagers. Then the Afghan villagers/freedom fighters will sit at the table with the United States and talk peace. There can be no peace without justice. All humans believe in that tenet.
Under occupation and under the gun, there can be no democracy and free elections in Afghanistan. It is a waste of U.S. and world donors’ dollars. That should be evident to everyone after the United States’ longest war-17 years in Afghanistan this October.
I strongly believe the United States is not truly inclined towards peace. Time to try a new strategy of starting down the path of justice. Then direct talks between the U.S. and Afghan villagers/freedom fighters can be held.
Kadir A. Mohmand
Former Representative for North America of the Afghan Freedom Fighters in the 1980s
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.