The US ambassador in Afghanistan has issued an unusually blunt denial of rumours of a U.S. plan to break up Afghanistan as part of a peace deal with the Taliban. It looks Amb. Crock thinks that former Ambassador Robert D. Blackwill is also a liar? Our govt. has to tell us or anyone else the truth about what they have planned in their ideas of “persistent”/perpetual war. The Pentagon has often admitted that we will be in Afghanistan for decades, if not forever. Any attempt to get us out of there by 2014 can only end in Afghanistan’s permanent division and vicious civil war!!!
US ENVOY DISPELS PLAN TO DIVIDE AFGHANISTAN
by msnbc.com staff
I guess Amb. Crock thinks that former Ambassador Robert D. Blackwill is also a liar? His spilling the beans in his article Plan B in Afghanistan must have been an unwelcome surprise to the secret planners. Our govt. has yet to tell us or anyone else the truth about what they have planned in their ideas of “persistent”/perpetual war. The Pentagon has often admitted that we will be in Afghanistan for decades, if not forever. Any attempt to get us out of there by 2014 can only end in Afghanistan’s permanent division and vicious civil war. By arming the Northern Alliance forces from the beginning as US proxies against the Taliban, the Bush-beleaguers created conditions for never-ending war, permanent division and civil war. Pointing-out these obvious facts in no way dishonors America’s dead. They are dead because they were sent to wage war for Empire under impossible conditions. The dishonor comes with their participation in this entire dishonest affair. That cannot be erased. [Peter Chamberlin]
The U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan on Tuesday condemned rumors that the United States is planning to divide the war-torn country, saying the suggestions were “lies that dishonor the sacrifice of more than 1,800 American service members who have died in the cause of a unified Afghanistan.”
Ambassador Ryan Crocker said in a statement that a “free and independent media plays a vital role in any democracy” and that Afghanistan’s media and the Afghan government spokespersons were ”important elements in our close bilateral relationship.”
But he then went on to say that, “rumors that the United States has a plan to divide Afghanistan or change its form of government are, frankly speaking, lies that dishonor the sacrifice of more than 1,800 American service members who have died in the cause of a unified Afghanistan, governed by its Constitution.”
And he added that the idea “that the United States is seeking a secret deal with the Taliban at the expense of the Afghan government and people” was “another false and absurd rumor.”
‘DEMOCRATIC AND UNIFIED’
Crocker stressed that the United States was “committed to supporting the efforts of the central government, to build a strong, secure, democratic, and unified Afghanistan.”
“We have no other aim or goal,” he added, pointing out that American taxpayers had provided billions of dollars over the past decade to support “the government and people of Afghanistan.”
Crocker appeared to be addressing reports in the Afghan media, although The New York Times also reported Thursday last week that Afghan officials were worried about the possibility the Taliban might make a “secret deal” with the United States.
“Afghanistan and the United States both support a peace process for Afghanistan. But only Afghans can decide the future of Afghanistan,” he added, according to the statement. “For a peace process to succeed, Afghans must talk to Afghans.”
He noted that Afghan President Hamid Karzai had spoken in support of the idea of the Taliban opening an office in Qatar, seen as key for peace talks to go ahead.
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