Many political analysts believe the stationing of American and NATO troops in Afghanistan is an open aggression of a sovereign country. The so-called war on terror is merely a slogan for justification of occupation. In fact, containment of political and military influence of Russia and China; dominance over the natural resources of Afghanistan and central Asia; maintenance and expansion of influence in neighboring countries of Afghanistan and the Middle East are the prime motives.
At the time of American invasion of Afghanistan these motives were not as obvious as with the passage of time they became clear particularly when Russia integrated Crimea, an island of pro-western Ukraine in March 2014, which is now directly under the control of Russia. Moreover in September 2015, Russia directly intervened in the Syrian war.
These and other similar developments have widened the gap between Russia and NATO. Recently the White House announced that they had notified Russian Embassy in Washington last June that their two diplomats were persona non grata and should leave USA. In response, Russia also expelled two American diplomats. On the other side, military movements of China and America in South China Sea have also created an atmosphere of Cold War.
In view of these changes, we see that pledge of five billion dollars aid to the Kabul administration until year 2020 at NATO Heads of State summit in WARSAW on 8-9 July was to prolong their presence and war in Afghanistan and to use Afghanistan as a military outpost against the said rival or rivals. This move has no link with terrorism nor a rationale that other countries are facing threat from here.
It is to be mentioned that there is no threat posed to the security of any country from Afghanistan as per the policy of the Islamic Emirate based on the principle of “do not harm nor accept harm”. This point is elucidated a number of times in statements of Islamic Emirate. However from the beginning, invading countries deliberately want to make the so-called issue of terrorism in Afghanistan a larger than life figure in order to justify their military presence.
Afghans are heroes of the two Jihads. Obtainment of independence and establishment of genuine Islamic system are those shared goals on which Afghans could always come together. These shared goals are the fruits of sacrifices of the two Jihads but still all are awaiting its realization. For this reason, we call on the Afghan nation to come together for obtainment of these goals i.e. independence of the country and Islamic system. They should stand beside the Islamic Emirate against occupation and should protect their country from covert plots and conspiracies of global colonialism and arrogance. In fact, it is the way leading to independence of the country and peace.