Why the US Blame Pakistan for Defeat in Afghanistan?

Famend thinkers Hobbes, Machiavelli and Morgenthau opine that typically, rulers act upon immoral actions like…

Famend thinkers Hobbes, Machiavelli and Morgenthau opine that typically, rulers act upon immoral actions like deceit, fraud and falsehood to satisfy their nations’ egocentric goals. However such a sinister politics was changed by new tendencies resembling fair-dealings, reconciliation and financial improvement. Regrettably, the US continues to be following previous politics in fashionable period by blaming Pakistan for its defeat in Afghanistan.

After the tip of the Chilly Struggle, the US left each Afghanistan and Pakistan to face the fallout of the Afghan struggle 1. By manipulating the nuclear program of Islamabad, America had imposed varied sanctions on Pakistan.

Within the aftermath of the 9/11 terror-attacks inside its homeland, the US held Al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden liable for the incident, and attacked Afghanistan the place he had taken shelter, although Bin Laden denied any involvement in these terror-assaults—America additionally toppled the Taliban authorities.

Pakistan joined the US-led World Struggle on Terror (GWoT) owing to its fragile financial system and hostile issue of India. It was granted the standing of non-NATO ally by America as a result of early successes, achieved by Pakistan’s Military and nation’s Inter-Companies Intelligence (ISI) towards the Al-Qaeda militants.

When the US-led NATO forces felt that they had been failing in dealing with the stiff resistance of the Taliban in Afghanistan, particularly American excessive officers and their media began a blame sport towards Pak Military and ISI of supporting cross-border terrorism in Afghanistan to divert consideration from their defeatism and likewise to pacify their public. As a part of the US double sport, they consistently emphasised upon Islamabad to do extra towards the militants, and continued the CIA-operated drone assaults on Pakistan’s tribal areas by ignoring the inner backlash within the nation.

However, regardless of their fashionable navy may, the US-led NATO forces failed in encountering the Taliban warriors who had been appearing upon the profitable techniques of guerrilla warfare. They knew that they had been preventing a struggle of liberation. Therefore, they had been stuffed with the eagerness of Jihad.

On the opposite facet, the US/NATO navy private additionally knew that they’d been despatched to a far-flung nation, whereas there was no hazard of direct assault on their nations by any international entity. So, they had been already demoralised.

On this context, Harry Summers advocating the ethical drive in his guide, “On Technique: A Vital Evaluation of the Vietnam Struggle,” factors out how the failure to mobilise the need of the folks ultimately resulted within the US defeat in Vietnam regardless of the latter’s excessive navy weak point. He explains: “When America’s ethical drive gave approach, nationwide cohesion failed, and the navy may of america quickly dwindled till it was now not a match for a tiny, third world nation”.

Once more, the US confronted the identical defeat in Afghanistan.

And on August 15, final yr—the victory of the Taliban freedom fighters and humiliated defeat of the US in Afghanistan, and its different NATO allies are nonetheless recent within the minds of the US-led Western nations. With a purpose to justify the defeatism within the longest struggle, some US-led entities revived the blame sport towards Islamabad for his or her failure in Afghanistan.

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Surprisingly, prime civil and navy officers of America and its Western companions praised Pakistan’s main position in Doha-the capital of Qatar relating to the settlement which was signed on February 29, 2020 by Zalmay Khalilzad-US particular envoy for Afghan Reconciliation and the then Taliban political chief Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar with the then US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as a witness.

Afterwards, Pompeo stated: “To Afghanistan’s neighbours, together with Pakistan, we thanks on your efforts in serving to attain these historic agreements and clarify our expectation that you’ll proceed to do your half to advertise a peaceable and affluent Afghanistan in order that the nation and area can reap the advantages of lasting peace.”

In his speech, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar additionally acknowledged Islamabad’s position within the peace deal and thanked Pakistan for “its efforts, work and help.”

Since Zalmay Khalilzad had began his efforts to persuade the Taliban to have direct talks with the US, he admitted that Pakistan had been enjoying key position, as Islamabad succeeded in bringing the Taliban to the negotiating Desk.

Nonetheless, implementing the US-Taliban deal, NATO forces withdrew from Afghanistan.

America and its different Western-NATO allies additionally thanked Pakistan’s rulers for the nation’s assist in the evacuation and facilitation of international diplomats and nationals from Kabul airport. However, as a part of the double sport, a few of these nations are appearing upon the conspiracy towards Pakistan, China, Iran and Russia.

Regardless of the Taliban’s assurances of sustaining peace, formation of inclusive authorities, and respecting human rights, particularly of girls—clarifying that Afghan soil wouldn’t be used for any terrorist outfit like Al-Qaeda and the ISIS, and for terror-attacks towards neighboring nations, together with Pakistan, America and a few of its Western allies in addition to their media have launched a propaganda marketing campaign towards the Taliban and Pakistan to avenge the triumph of the Taliban.

Whereas, Pakistan confronted varied sorts of terror-attacks on the civil and navy installations, together with civilian and navy personnel due to becoming a member of the GWoT, significantly serving to the US-led struggle in Afghanistan. In addition to collateral harm, the nation confronted severe implications resembling political instability and financial disaster.

In line with an estimate, Pakistan suffered 75,000 casualties and over $123 billion was misplaced to the financial system, whereas US help was a $20 billion. Tribal areas had been devastated and thousands and thousands of individuals uprooted from their properties, whereas the nation additionally formally hosted 1.4 million registered Afghan refugees. In any other case, variety of refugees is 3 million which additionally contains unregistered Afghans.

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Particularly, international funding stopped, which additional gave a setback to the financial system of the nation. Because of this, Islamabad’s dependence on the monetary institutes like IMF and World Financial institution that are below America’s management, elevated, because it was compelled to take extra debt from them—in the end nation’s financial disaster has deepened.

As regards terrorism associated incidents, based mostly in Afghanistan, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and different terrorist teams’ suicide assaults towards the Pakistani military martyred many troopers than america misplaced in Afghanistan and Iraq mixed, whereas breeding much more terrorism towards Pakistan.

On this regard, addressing the Defence Day and Martyrs Day ceremony on September 6, 2017, Chief of Military Workers Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa acknowledged: “The nation handed by means of a really tough section through the previous 20 years…Our forces and nation have rendered sacrifices within the struggle towards terrorism…Our homes, faculties and leaders had been attacked. Efforts had been made to weaken us internally.” Noting that greater than 70,000 Pakistanis had been martyred and injured on this struggle (Until 2017), the military chief vowed to collectively struggle this menace of terrorism.

Pakistan’s Armed Forces, significantly Military have efficiently damaged the spine of the foreign-backed terrorists by the navy operations Zarb-e-Azb (Sharp and Slicing strike) and Radd-ul-Fasaad (Elimination of Strife), and ISI has damaged the community of those terrorist teams by capturing a number of militants and thwarting various terror-attempts. So, peace was restored in varied areas of the nation, particularly in Balaochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) provinces, together with different weak areas.

These safety businesses have additionally taken motion towards the TTP and different banned terror-groups resembling ISIS, Al-Qaeda, Islamic State Khorasan (IS-Okay), the Balochistan Liberation Military (BLA) and their linked outfits which claimed many terrorism associated assaults in Pakistan. Now, there are uncommon circumstances of terror-assaults within the nation.

Within the latest previous, terror-assaults in some areas of the nation, significantly in Balochistan which is central level of the China-Pakistan Financial Hall (CPEC) point out that the CIA-led Indian RAW and Israeli Mossad are weakening Pakistan and wish to harm the CPEC venture which is a part of China’s One Belt, One Highway (OBOR) initiative or BRI. The US and India in addition to some Western nations have already opposed this venture. These exterior businesses are supporting separatists of Balochistan and several other terror-outfits which have claimed duty for varied subversive acts.

In addition to, Pakistan is the one nuclear nation within the Islamic World. Therefore, it has grow to be particular goal of those exterior secret businesses who wish to destabilise it.

Nonetheless, about some latest terror-attacks, sources point out that some militants, particularly of the TTP have entered Pakistan from Afghanistan. Therefore, Islamabad warned the Afghan Taliban to take stern motion towards the TTP which has been working with impunity from the Afghan soil.

Lately, media reported negotiations between the federal authorities and the banned militant the TTP. On this connection, Federal Info Minister Maryam Aurangzeb on June 3, 2022 acknowledged that Pakistan was negotiating a peace take care of the TTP, and the Afghan Taliban had been appearing as mediators between the 2 sides, whereas Pakistan welcomed the ceasefire introduced by the TTP which prolonged it for an indefinite interval after the Pakistani tribal jirga visited Kabul and held talks with the TTP management.

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Sources level out that the TTP has put ahead a number of calls for which embrace the reversal of the merger of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, which rid the tribal folks of the Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR), a relic of the colonial period and introduced the inhabitants into the mainstream. The TTP additionally desires Pakistan’s legal guidelines and courts to get replaced by Sharia legal guidelines enforced by Sharia courts in Malakand adopted by different tribal areas, financial compensation and permitting the TTP group to maintain their arms. However, the Pakistani facet desires them to put down their arms and can also be reluctant to revive the standing of FATA. So, there are much less possibilities of success within the talks, as these contain many complexities.

Notably, the porous border between Pakistan and Afghanistan is continuously utilized by human and drug traffickers, criminals and terrorists. Their quick access offers alternative to miscreants to trigger havoc inside Pakistan and Afghanistan. On this context, the strategic venture of 1,100-kilometre-long trench with the price of Rs14 billion which was initiated alongside Pak-Afghan border in Balochistan by Frontier Corps in 2013 has been accomplished. Within the subsequent section, the venture has been prolonged to the complete border with Afghanistan. Nonetheless, to maintain the hard-earned peace, Pakistan Military is quickly finishing the fencing.

Taking cognisance of the US-led some Western entities’ damaging response relating to the Taliban’s seizure of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, Russia and China have urged the world to assist the Afghans at this important juncture.

Throughout their interplay with international leaders, the then Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan, the then Overseas Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and military chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa have urged the US-led worldwide group to help the folks of Afghanistan—each to deal with their humanitarian wants and assist in the financial rebuilding of the nation, stating {that a} peaceable and secure Afghanistan is crucial for the steadiness in Pakistan in addition to the complete area. Now, apart from another nations, Islamabad which has already dispatched primary commodities of life to Afghanistan is particularly sending varied items after the destructions, brought on by the latest earthquake in that nation.

Sajjad Shaukat writes on worldwide affairs and is writer of the guide: US vs Islamic Militants, Invisible Steadiness of Energy: Harmful Shift in Worldwide Relations

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