The Juvenile Politics of the Unity Regime
14 January 2016
By Al-Ikhwah Al-Mujahidun
The Unity Regime of Kabul has stumbled so often in the past year and a half
that even many failed states will be startled by such a feat. The diplomacy of
the regime shuns ground realities and national interests for policies driven
by propaganda, emotions and hyper-optimism. If the regime doesn't change its
approach, it will soon crumble on its own rotten self.
On the second day of the Unity regime's inauguration, it
signed a Security Pact with the foreign forces which many have classified as
the ‘sell out protocol' of Afghanistan. All the while the regime leaders
flaunted their independence publicly. They placed tremendous faith in the
Security Agreement and failed to foresee the dismal failures of this
They shamelessly and vigorously campaigned for the Security
Agreement and coupled its signing with the existence of Afghanistan as a
successful state. They asserted that this Agreement would transform
Afghanistan into a regional trade hub akin to Dubai and Singapore. They argued
that Afghanistan (secured by the Agreement) would revive the old Silk Road and
thrive from it becoming a pivot between Central and South Asia.
They went so far as to attribute the natural resources of
Afghanistan and its successful extraction to the signing of this Agreement.
Without a doubt Afghanistan enjoys an enviable strategic location and
potentially can link the markets of Central and South Asia. But our national
interests demand that we adopt a policy that avoids compromising our
sovereignty while exploiting the geopolitics of Asia.
The Unity regime fails to admit that the presence of foreign
troops represents a grave threat to the territorial integrity of our nation.
That this presence compromises our national sovereignty. The longer foreign
forces stay in our land the weaker and more colonized we become.
America's ultimate objective is to use Afghanistan as a base
to control and subdue the region, encircle and isolate their rivals and
threaten ‘rogue' or non-compliant states. Under such circumstances Afghanistan
will become the Germany of Cold War – a land where regional and world
adversaries play out their rivalries. The ultimate victims of their proxy wars
will inevitably be the Afghan nation.
The Unity government has taken a dangerously partisan stance
in the delicate balance of power and their intransigence endangers the entire
nation. Their relations with regional and world powers such as China, India,
Pakistan, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Russia are not based on rational calculations
but rather on emotional and eccentric policies.
The regime's Security Agreements with America and NATO are
foreign imposed and opposed by the large majority of Afghans. The regime's
eccentric and irrational behavior is akin to that of a disabled adolescent
whose legal agreements have no force of law and are thus null and void.