For past 1400 years there is one thing that Islamic researchers are performing diligently. It is renaming old concepts and groups with new decipherable Arabic or Persian words. Taliban is one such word. The invaders of India were Chugtai Turks but some how they were called Mughals. A fancy name indeed. Taliban has been created in 1990 to take over Afghanistan. For those who want to look into history, ‘live’ this is an opportunity to look how it felt when Mughals were invading Central India.
Taliban represent the same Islam which was brought to India by Babur or his descendants. They settled in an area near present day Delhi, then a small hamlet known as Dilli. The Mughal would import their horses and warriors from Mughalistan i.e. today’s central Asia. Today’s Taliban has same arrangement with Pakistan. America acts as the supreme Caliph.
America, the world’s most powerful country, was horrified by Al Qaeda on this day in the year 2001 with the 9/11 plane attacks. In just 102 minutes, 2763 people lost their lives.
When it happened in 2001, it was late night and we were watching the TV channels playing and replaying the scene of planes hitting twin towers. The question was what next? Which country would be hit next?
Millions of children born on this day across the world have also turned twenty today and it has also been twenty years since the terrorist attack.
The so called war on terror went every where from Afghanistan to Iraq but the breeding ground of terror that is Pakistan remained it’s close ally. For every candle of terror extinguished by USA, two new candles of terrors were ignited by Pakistan. The truth behind bogus military campaign was fully exposed on 26 November 2008 when Pakistani trained terrorists attacked Taj Hotel in Mumbai and one pakistani terrorist ‘Kasab’ was caught red handed. He repeatedly gave details of his home town, relatives their phone numbers as also the details of his handlers in Pakistan.
Now al-Qaeda’s official media arm as-Sahab released a 60-minute video statement of Ayman al-Zawahiri, the group’s elusive leader who was rumoured to be dead. The documentary-style video, released on Telegram, is titled ‘Jerusalem will not be Judaised’.
Ayman al-Zawahiri, who took over the command of al-Qaeda after Osama bin Laden, was underground for a long time. So much about finishing Al Qaida.
Today we stand at same place and USA is hoping that this time the terror factory i.e. Pakistan would be able to keep vigil and would not let any rogue terrorrist to be exported to USA. Meanwhile it is free to inflict injuries to India as per policy formulated in 1947 by UK and followed by USA when it took patronage of client country Pakistan.
There is one fundamental flaw in the presumption. Armies are raised and discipline is instilled in them at a huge cost both in terms of money and manpower. Terrorist created in a crash course to reach paradise ‘Firdous’ after blowing himself up, barely knows any discipline. Their loyalty is also attached to Allah. If any one could convince the cause of Allah, it does not matter to the mujahid as to who is killed and where.
The good thing is that these terror outfit can kill only a few hundred people at the time. So people of Europe and USA have to be careful not to be unlucky.
As regards India, it is the same old battle which started in Mopilla riots about hundred years back and institutionalized in 1947. Atleast 50,000 lives are lost since 1980 alone.
All the best India. Finish off this monster if it raises its head this time. No treaty. No assurance.
In an Islamic war treaty is a retreat to reposition better. It means nothing. So does the treaty of USA with Taliban.
The President and vice President of Afghanistan have left Kabul, perhaps for Tajikistan. Everybody is wondering as to what happened?
First of all the President Ghani and his coterie were all incompetent and thoroughly corrupt. USA had announced that Afghan Army was 300 thousand strong. Actually USA was paying the bill for that number but half of them were ghost. Government officials were lining their pocket.
Secondly, no money was spent to garrison the areas to enable the army to fight an invasion which was known to happen from beyond redcliff line.
Thirdly supply lines were too long and army officials had no or little relations with local villages and they nearly starved and run away when supply lines were choked by Taliban with clever help of Pakistani Army. (The American contractors making supplies ran away immediately after a few killings)
Fourth and the most important. In a war between two Islamic armies of same sect (Sunni in this case) if they are equally poised, it becomes a matter of theological debate as to who is more Muslim entitled to rule.
It appears therefore that Islamic authority ruled in favour of Taliban and Afghan army as dutiful Muslims were to obey Islam first and they surrendered.
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Meanwhile Mulla Ghani Baradar, a close buddy of ex president Karzai was arrested by Pakistan in 2010 and was released only in 2018. He heads the Taliban today.
There is one more point. The democracy either must have roots in general population. Merely a periodic election of President is not enough if general public is not involved. The USA does the superficial work, where ever it attacks. This result in a power vaccum. The same thing had happened in Iraq and else where.
It is well known that Pakistan want dominance in Afghanistan under the pretext of strategic depth and they have pursued this policy ever since. They see the Taliban as a tool for themselves. USA left Bagram Base on 5th July 2021 and immediately Pakistan trained warlords inaptly named Taliban started capturing villages after village and even went on to proclaim that they had captured 85% of Afghanistan. The question is: What is happening?
What is happening in Afghanistan?
The Afghan intelligence agency had recently arrested a Pakistan army officer, who was sent to Paktia province in Afghanistan by Pakistan forces to fight alongside Taliban and conduct “destructive activities” in the country, local media reported citing an official. The officer has been identified Azim Akhtar.
For India, a key security concern is the presence in Afghanistan of more than 7,000 Pakistani terrorists from groups such as Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed. These fighters are fighting alongside the Taliban in many areas. India’s concern is also linked with Afghanistan becoming a base camp for these terrorist organization.