To the Honorable Members of the U.S. Congress:
I sadly and strongly believe that the U.S. assassination of the Afghan Freedom Fighters’ leader Mullah Mansoor and Afghan villagers is terroism and has closed the door to peace talks. The U.S. Congress must stop the war crimes in Afghanistan. The U.S. government is morally and legally responsible for these war crimes including the unlawful drone assassinations which violate international law.
U.S. Secretary Kerry announced that the leader of the Afghan Freedom Fighters posed a continuing imminent threat to the U.S. that is why the U.S. government allegedly killed Mullah Mansoor in a drone strike. Secretary Kerry also stated that the Afghan Resistance did not want to talk peace and did not want peace in Afghanistan.
That is completely false. Just the opposite is true. Secretary Kerry had knowledge that the Afghan Freedom Fighters leader Mansoor was not a threat to peace. Secretary Kerry had knowledge that the Afghan Freedom Fighters wanted peace talks but they did not want to have Pakistan and the U.S. selected and installed Kabul puppet administration involved in the talks instead they wanted to have direct negotiations with the U.S. government.
The Afghan Freedom Fighters did not want a repeat of the mistakes that occurred in the 1980s when Pakistan was involved in the peace talks between the Soviet Union and the Afghan Resistance. Many educated Afghans around the world, who were working for peace, knew that the U.S. Department of State knew this.
I strongly believe the U.S. government truly does not want peace because its assassination of Mullah Mansoor has closed the door to peace talks. The U.S. government is continuing its divide and conquer tactics. It is dividing Afghans/Pashtuns. The U.S. government’s use of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, Hezb Islami, is one of its tactics to keep the Afghan/Pashtun divided. History has shown that the minute the Afghan majority unite the foreign invader/occupier is defeated.
I strongly believe that the United States is the main roadblock to peace in Afghanistan. The United States wants Afghanistan to be part of a regional Central Asian Federation selected, installed and controlled by the U.S. These recent war crimes such as the drone assassinations of Pashtun leaders are just a small piece of a larger, long term plan that the United States has to support its presence in Afghanistan, the heart of Central Asia.
Afghanistan is the United States’ new outer defense perimeter post-cold war, its new supply chain of Rare Earth Elements (REEs) which are vital to military and technological systems, and a source for the CIA of funding from narcotics trafficking. I strongly believe that anyone that resists this “plan” is labeled a “terrorist”, imprisoned and/or terminated.
After fifteen (15) years, the U.S. government has not been able to win the war in Afghanistan. I strongly believe that the United States government soldiers, and “selected” house slaves, the Afghan puppet administration, cannot fight the Afghans Freedom Fighters themselves on the ground so the U.S. is resorting to bombardment, drone assassinations, and use of mercenaries against Afghan civilians, the villagers, and terrorizing innocent Afghans in order to try to hold back the Afghan Freedom Fighters.
The U.S. is using Afghans to kill Afghans. The Afghan villagers only want independence, an end to foreign occupation and an end to “selected” corrupt, puppet Afghan administrations, who consist of war profiteers and communist war criminals, like Rashid Dostum, first vice president. It is shameful that the U.S government continues to wage this dirty war and “select” and fund its corrupt Afghan puppets/house slaves.
The genocide, massacring, torturing, raping and slaughtering of several hundred thousand innocent Afghan villagers in Kunduz, Helmand and other Pashtun areas are war crimes and human rights violations. Genocide of the Pashtun villagers is being documented. If you look at the definition of terrorism, I believe the U.S. government and its selected agents and mercenaries are the real terrorists, who have terrorized and are terrorizing the Afghan civilians, especially in the villages. I believe you, the United States Congress, needs to start calling for an investigation of these war crimes and end this war.
On his recent trip to Kabul to visit the U.S. “selected” Afghan administration, Secretary Kerry stated at the April 9th joint news conference with Mr. Ghani that “The U.S. continues to support the sovereignty, the independence, and the territorial integrity of a self-reliant, democratic and …Afghanistan.”This statement is laughable. First, I strongly believe that the U.S. government does not support Afghanistan’s sovereignty as it illegally invaded it in 2001 and continues to occupy Afghanistan with its military bases, its 9, 500 troops, its numerous CIA paramilitary forces, and the hundreds of thousands of private security contractors and mercenaries on the ground, who are paid with United States’ funds.
Second, it is laughable for Secretary Kerry to say that Afghanistan is independent and it has a “democratic” government. The Afghan house slaves, Mr. Ghani and “CEO” Abdullah Abdullah are “selected” not elected. Secretary Kerry reminded Ghani that he will say when the “selected” government will end. Kerry stated, “Let me make this very, very clear because I brokered the agreement. There is no end to this agreement at the end of two years or in six months from now… This is an agreement for a unity government, the duration of which is five years.”
It is pretty obvious that the United States not only “selected” the Afghan puppet leaders but controls them. According to Kerry, the “selected” government will continue and there will be no elections in 6 months or two years. This type of government is not of the Afghan people, by the Afghan people and for the Afghan people. It is a “selected” administration of the U.S. and its war profiteers, by the U.S. and its war profiteers and for the U.S. and its war profiteers for the purpose of implementing U.S policy.
The “selection” of another country’s leaders does not create a democracy. There can be no democracy when a country is occupied by a foreign country. There can be no independence for Afghanistan with the U.S. and other foreign countries financially supporting it. Afghanistan is not “self-reliant”, sovereign, independent or democratic.
Why is the U.S. government occupying Afghanistan? It is not about supporting its independence or sovereignty. It is not about caring for the Afghan people. It is not about terrorism, al-Qaede or Daesh. Afghanistan is not responsible for the tragic events of 9/11. The U.S. government’s 28 classified pages, which were referred to recently in the media and recent lawsuits ,are pointing to Saudi Arabia. Yet the U.S. government chose to invade and occupy Afghanistan. I think it is time that the U.S. government reveal why it is really in Afghanistan.
It is all about the vast untapped Rare Earth Elements (REEs) in Afghanistan especially in the Pashtun areas such as Helmand and about relocating its outer defense perimeter to Central Asia with Afghanistan at the heart. The U.S. Pentagon referred to Afghanistan as the “Saudi Arabia of lithium…” The U.S. government needs a new supply chain for REEs instead of relying on China to supply it with REEs.
The invasion and occupation of Afghanistan is really about the U.S. and NATO having direct access and control over Afghanistan’s vast untapped Rare Earth Elements (REEs), which are worth trillions. These REEs are vital to the manufacture of technology and defense systems. The U.S. sent down geologists with special operations forces into the REE deposits of the Helmand region at the start of the invasion. The U.S. even knew about these REEs deposits before the war. I believe control of the REEs is the real reason for the invasion, continued occupation and covert war and genocide against the Afghan villagers.
The New York Times wrote an article about the REEs in 2010 in which it referred to Afghanistan as becoming “…one of the most important mining centers in the world, the United States officials believe.” It is not about fighting terrorism. It is about the U.S. fighting for control of the Afghan people’s REEs. It is obvious that the U.S. and NATO will fight anyone that gets in their way of this goal.
The Afghan villagers are in their way because this REE rich-land is their land and as history has shown they cherish their freedom and defend their homeland. I believe this is why genocide and other war crimes are being committed now against the Afghan/Pashtun villagers. I strongly believe control of the REEs is why these unlawful U.S. drone assassinations are occurring.
The other main reason for the United States’ long term presence in Afghanistan is to establish its post cold war outer defense perimeter in Central Asia. Afghanistan is the heart of Central Asia. To control the region, the United States wants Afghanistan to be part of a regional Central Asian Federation selected, installed and controlled by the U.S..
These recent war crimes such as the drone assassinations of Pashtun leaders are just a small piece of a larger, long term plan that the United States has to support its presence in Afghanistan, the heart of Central Asia. I strongly believe that anyone that resists this “plan” is labeled a “terrorist”, imprisoned and/or terminated.
I hate war. Congress must stop funding this ugly, non-winnable war in Afghanistan and its greedy war profiteers. Congress must stop these war crimes against the Afghan villagers, who have suffered enough these past four decades. Congress must stop these unlawful drone assassinations of Afghan/Pashtun leaders, who resist the U.S.’s “Plan” for Afghanistan and Central Asia. I strongly believe these unlawful drone assassinations is terrorism.
Abdul Kadir Mohmand was born in Kabul, Afghanistan. He currently resides at Kalamazoo, Michigan. He graduated from Kabul High School. On an UNESCO scholarship, Mr. Mohmand studied at Sofia University, Bulgaria from 1976 until 1978 when his studies were interrupted by the Communist seizure of power in Afghanistan. The new Afghan Communist government ordered the Bulgarian government to return him to Afghanistan because he was anti-communist. Mr. Mohmand requested political asylum. With the help of the United Nations and the U.S. Embassy, he arrived to Italy and then the United States in 1979.
Mr. Mohmand returned to his studies and earned his B.S. in 1983 from Western Michigan University. He found employment in various positions in the engineering business. For many years, he worked for BFI and was country operations manager for BFI Italia. Currently, Mr. Mohmand owns a shopping center and develops commercial properties.
During the 1980s, Mr. Mohmand was the Representative of the Afghan Mujahideen for North America. During the 1980s, Mr. Mohmand returned to Afghanistan to fight as a freedom fighter against the Soviets and Afghan communists. Through an arrangement with Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Mr. Mohmand would bring back wounded Afghan children and Mujahideen for medical treatment at Borgess and recuperation in his home in Kalamazoo. He formed and was president of a nonprofit, Aid for Afghanistan.
In the 1980s, Mr. Mohmand also worked with the Committee for a Free Afghanistan in Washington D.C to bring wounded Afghans to the United States for medical treatment.
For the past four decades Mr. Mohmand has dedicated his life to working to achieve true peace and stability in Afghanistan.
A few years ago, Mr. Mohmand organized educated Afghans intellectuals across the world who drafted a comprehensive plan for peace. Presently, he has united many different Afghan peace organizations under one umbrella. The goal of this network is to unite Afghans to bring true peace in and the independence of Afghanistan. This network wants to be the bridge between the Afghan freedom fighters and the silent Afghan majority, and the Western World in any peace negotiations.
Mr. Mohmand wants true peace and stability in Afghanistan. As a veteran of war, Mr. Mohmand hates war.