The Obama team has outlined a new “Afghanistan Compact” which hopes to reform and eradicate corruption in the US-backed, fraudulently elected, puppet government of Hamid Karzai. This new compact is not only a waste of time, but a blatant disregard of the past. In 2006, the first “Afghanistan Compact” was signed and has yielded little, if any, results. Illegal militias have not been eradicated, the opium trade has not disappeared (especially as Karzai’s own brother, Ahmed Wali, Karzai, is involved in the trade and happens to have received payments from the C.I.A.), and the country’s infrastructure continues to be reminiscent of the biblical past.
Sporting another election win on his belt, President Karzai said, “We call on our Taliban brothers to come home and embrace their land.” The Taliban are undoubtedly seeing a mixed message: Karzai supports the US occupation of Afghanistan and the combat efforts against the Taliban, while at the same time claiming to open his arms to the Taliban (this directly contradicts the original Afghanistan compact of abolishing illegal militias).
America’s strings are becoming more and more tangled everyday. The Karzai government is seen as illegitimate and as a direct attack on the country’s tribal roots. Fighting and bloodshed continues to worsen, but apparently this is seen as progress. Afghanis are not ready for democracy. Will the United States cut the line or continue on with the disastrous show?Published in