The challenges faced by American and NATO Forces in Afghanistan, contradicting statements of American Officials to clarify the Trump’s Policy regarding Afghanistan, blaming Pakistan for failures in Afghanistan and American threats to Pakistan, stopping all types of aid to Pakistan, and increased Indian aggressive activities on Eastern-Pakistani borders show that although USA wants to stay in Afghanistan but she has not practicable plan for peace in Afghanistan which has furthered complicated the situation. After internal criticism and questions asked by Congress over the American failures in Afghanistan; American army has started barbaric activities in Afghanistan in order to portray that Americans are not negotiating with Taliban but fighting fiercely with Afghan resistance fighters. American are continuously blaming Haqqani Network operating from tribal areas of Pakistan for which they have no evidence to support their allegations. Americans are busy in this propaganda and no one asks them that American spy satellites which according to Americans are capable of searching needle in the grass, detect human body even in dark on the basis of thermal imaging; why these satellites do not detect Haqqani Network terrorists invading into Afghanistan and why Americans or their trained Afghan National Army do not stop or target these terrorists? Why no one raises the question that stopping terrorists infiltrating into Afghanistan on the border is the duty of American forces or Afghan National army not of Pakistan Army.
American establishment and media both are well aware of the steps taken by the Pakistan army for Border Management on the Afghanistan border, and strict security measures but in order to hide their failures in Afghanistan they are continuing DO MORE from Pakistan. The American policy of using power in spite of negotiations ignoring the ground realities has devastated the peace in Kabul.
After few days of peace, the attack of terrorists over 5-star hotel owned by Afghan govt. located in the most secure area of the Kabul, cross firing continued for 17 hours, how many people were killed in the attack, how many of them were local and foreigners, no details have been disclosed. Those two specific rooms of which were attacked first of all by militants, who were residing in those two rooms? How militants succeeded in invading such secure area, were they supported by the hotel security, how militants got the information about the residents of those two rooms of the hotel, why there is the contradiction in the statements given by representatives of Afghan govt. Despite big claims regarding the security of Kabul by Afghan govt. and America, the suicide bomb attack in the ambulance filled with dynamites which claimed lives of at least 100 people, and more than 200 were injured. A big number of children and women was also included. Within few days, another bomb blast outside of Martial Faheem Military Academy in Kabul in which 11 Afghan soldiers were killed. In this way, 3 bomb blasts within a week jolted the Kabul, while another bomb blast targeted Jalalabad. Out of these attacks, the responsibility of two was claimed by Taliban while other two by ISIS.
IEDs planted by Indian State and Non-State Actors near LOC in AJ&K and by TTP on Pak-Afghan border shows the difficult war Pakistan army is fighting.
The IEDs employed in AJ&K near LOC is technically more sophisticated as compared to the ragtag/ rudimentary nature of IEDs employed by Violent Non-State Actors (VNSAs) on Pakistan-Afghanistan border.
Written by Khalid Baig,
Published in Daily Nawa-i-Waqt,
Date: 08 February 2018.