The US and Her Fundamentalist
Stooges are the Main Human Rights Violators In Afghanistan
by RAWA (Revolutionary Association
of the Women of Afghanistan)
www.zmag.org, December 12, 2007
The US and her allies tried to legitimize
their military occupation of Afghanistan under the banner of "bringing
freedom and democracy for Afghan people". But as we have
experienced in the past three decades, in regard to the fate of
our people, the US government first of all considers her own political
and economic interests and has empowered and equipped the most
traitorous, anti-democratic, misogynist and corrupt fundamentalist
gangs in Afghanistan.
In the past few years, for a thousand
times the lies of US claims in the so-called "War on terror"
were uncovered. By relying on the criminal bands of the Northern
Alliance, the US made a game of values like democracy, human rights,
women's rights etc. thus disgracing our mournful nation. The US
created a government from those people responsible for massacres
in Pul-e-Charkhi, Dasht-e-Chamtala, Kapisa, Karala, Dasht-e-Lieli,
65,000 Kabulis and tens of mass graves across the country. Now
the US tries to include infamous killers like Mullah Omer and
Gulbuddin Hekmatyar into the government, which will be another
big hypocrisy in the "war against terror".
The reinstatement of the Northern Alliance
to power crushed the hopes of our people for freedom and prosperity
into desperation and proved that for the Bush administration,
defeating terrorism so that our people can be happy, have no significance
at all. The US administration plays a funny anti-Taliban game
and pretends that a super power is unable to defeat a small, marginalized
and medieval-minded gang which is actually her own product. But
our people found by experience in the past few years that the
US doesn't want to defeat the Taliban and Al-Qaeda, because then
they will have no excuse to stay in Afghanistan and work towards
the realization of its economical, political and strategic interests
in the region.
After about seven years, there is no peace,
human rights, democracy and reconstruction in Afghanistan. On
the contrary, the destitution and suffering of our people has
doubled everyday. Our people, and even our unfortunate children,
fall victim to the Jehadis' infighting (Baghlan incident), the
Taliban's untargeted blasts and the US/NATO's non-stop bombardments.
The Northern Alliance blood-suckers, who are part of Karzai's
team and have key government posts, continue to be the main and
the most serious obstacle towards the establishment of peace and
democracy in Afghanistan. The existence of tens of illegal private
security companies run by these mafia bands are enough to realize
their sinister intentions and the danger they pose.
Human rights violations, crime, and corruption
have reached their peak, so much so that Mr. Karzai is forced
to make friendly pleas to the ministers and members of the parliament,
asking them to "keep some limits"! Accusations about
women being raped in prisons were so numerous that even a pro-warlord
woman in the parliament had no choice but to acknowledge them.
Rabbani, Khalili, Massoud, Sayyaf, Fahim,
Ismael and other criminals for the sake of being "ISI"
and "VEVAK" agents could become "leaders"
in the early 90's, invited their god-father General Hamid Gul
of ISI to become their army chief. But today they raise anti-Pakistan
slogans to hide their corruption and wrong-doings. In this act
they even go further and abuse Pakistani people. But they never
talk about the dirty act of Pakistan in creating fundamentalist
bands and imposing them on our people. More importantly, they
keep silent about the wider, more devastating and more active
meddling of the brutal Iranian regime in Afghanistan through its
cultural and media agents. Pro-Iranian regime politicians and
intellectuals are as much traitorous to democracy and human rights
as the intellectuals and politicians who, from an ethnocentric
and reactionary point of view, call the barbarism and terror of
Taliban a "national armed resistance," and shamelessly
The Revolutionary Association of the Women
of Afghanistan (RAWA) has announced a number of times that when
the legislative, administrative and judicial bodies are ruled
by drug-lords and warlords or their Talibi, Gulbudini, Parchami
and Khalqi accomplices, they will never do anything positive for
our deprived people. Rather these bodies will act as a mechanism
to continue the ongoing crime, drug-trade and looting by these
mafia bands to become richer.
If the US government replaces Karzai with
a new puppet, even if he is not from among the Jehadi criminals,
it will be just a deception of our people and an attempt to put
the responsibilities of today's tragedies on the shoulders of
a single person. Such a move will have no positive outcome for
our nation. Only a president who rely on people and come to power
through a fair election, free from any kind of dependence or dealings
with the fundamentalists, would be ideal for Afghan people.
Instead of defeating Al-Qaeda, Taliban
and Gulbuddini terrorists and disarming the Northern Alliance,
the foreign troops are creating confusion among the people of
the world. We believe that if these troops leave Afghanistan,
our people will not feel any kind of vacuum but rather will become
more free and come out of their current puzzlement and doubts.
In such a situation, they will face the Taliban and Northern Alliance
without their "national" mask, and rise to fight with
these terrorist enemies. Neither the US nor any other power wants
to release Afghan people from the fetters of the fundamentalists.
Afghanistan's freedom can be achieved by Afghan people themselves.
Relying on one enemy to defeat another is a wrong policy which
has just tightened the grip of the Northern Alliance and their
masters on the neck of our nation.
By publishing the book "Some Documents
of the Bloody and Traitorous Jehadi Years", RAWA has taken
another small step in unmasking and prosecuting the war criminals
of the past three decades. But we will not stop here. In the face
of continuous threats by the terrorists sitting in the parliament
and the government, we will not be intimidated and despite the
passivity and compromises of intellectuals in this regard, we
are determined that with the help of justice-loving people and
organizations of Afghanistan and around the world, will work to
push the war criminals into a court of justice and reclaim billions
of dollars worth of national assets from them. Only then the eyes
of our grief-stricken people may no longer burn endlessly for
justice and democracy.
Revolutionary Association of the Women
of Afghanistan (RAWA) www.rawa.org