Forhenværende medlem af det afghanske parlament Malalai Joya, der på baggrund af sit virke som poltiker er blevet kaldt “den modigste kvinde i Afghanistan“, skriver i dagens Guardian om den store løgn, som hun kalder det, om Vestens “befrielse” og “humanitære indsats” i Afghanistan:
In 2005, I was the youngest person elected to the new Afghan parliament. Women like me, running for office, were held up as an example of how the war in Afghanistan had liberated women. But this democracy was a facade, and the so-called liberation a big lie. […]
On behalf of the long-suffering people of my country, I offer my heartfelt condolences to all in the UK who have lost their loved ones on the soil of Afghanistan. We share the grief of the mothers, fathers, wives, sons and daughters of the fallen. It is my view that these British casualties, like the many thousands of Afghan civilian dead, are victims of the unjust policies that the Nato countries have pursued under the leadership of the US government
You must understand that the government headed by Hamid Karzai is full of warlords and extremists who are brothers in creed of the Taliban. Many of these men committed terrible crimes against the Afghan people during the civil war of the 1990s.
In the constitution it forbids those guilty of war crimes from running for high office. Yet Karzai has named two notorious warlords, Fahim and Khalili, as his running mates for the upcoming presidential election. Under the shadow of warlordism, corruption and occupation, this vote will have no legitimacy, and once again it seems the real choice will be made behind closed doors in the White House. As we say in Afghanistan, “the same donkey with a new saddle”.
Jamen, hvad så med ligestillingen og Afghanistans kvinder, som vi så ofte hører om. Gør vore soldater ikke en uvurderlig indsats for at også Afghanistans kvinder kan få en chance for at deltage i samfundet?
Ikke, hvis man skal tro Malalai Joya – om noget er de med til at gøre det hele værre:
Like many other Afghans, I risked my life during the dark years of Taliban rule to teach at underground schools for girls. Today the situation of women is as bad as ever. Victims of abuse and rape find no justice because the judiciary is dominated by fundamentalists. A growing number of women, seeing no way out of the suffering in their lives, have taken to suicide by self-immolation.
Men er vi ikke nødt til at blive i Afghanistan for at redde afghanerne fra sig selv, for at undgå, at landet går til i en langvarig, opslidende borgerkrig?
I have a different message to the people of Britain. I don’t believe it is in your interests to see more young people sent off to war, and to have more of your taxpayers’ money going to fund an occupation that keeps a gang of corrupt warlords and drug lords in power in Kabul.
What’s more, I don’t believe it is inevitable that this bloodshed continues forever. Some say that if foreign troops leave Afghanistan will descend into civil war. But what about the civil war and catastrophe of today? The longer this occupation continues, the worse the civil war will be.
Morale: Lad os få de danske, canadiske, britiske og amerikanske ud af Afghanistan og hjem hurtigst muligt. Indsatsen koster store tab og gør ikke for fem øre gavn for den afghanske befolkning. Det er galimatias at fortsætte.
Link: The big lie of Afghanistan