The US has refused to take responsibility for the trail of political mess and insecurity it has left in Afghanistan as the Taliban militant group has returned to power.
US President Joe Biden has passed the buck blaming Afghans for failing to protect their freedom. He went on to admit that Washington had no interest in the well-being of Afghans saying their mission was never supposed to have been nation-building or creating a unified, centralised democracy. He says it was solely to prevent a so-called terrorist attack on American soil.
Biden defended the abrupt withdrawal from Afghanistan – a move which aided the Taliban’s takeover of the central Asian country. It’s suspected this takeover was negotiated. Last year the US struck a deal with the Taliban over its withdrawal after almost 20 years of occupation. Washington is said to prefer chaos to stability if it’s absent.
Meanwhile, the Americans hand over of Afghanistan to the Taliban confirms that the US cannot be trusted and that it destroys nations. That’s the view of the al-Sadiqoun Bloc, the political wing of the Iraqi resistance group Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq. It says that anyone who trusts the Americans is like an ostrich burying their head in the sand and thinking it has protected itself.
It notes that Washington overthrew the Taliban in 2001 and provided the Afghan armed forces with so-called military assistance but the end result was the collapse of those very forces, the displacement of millions of people, and the return of the militants.
The bloc has now called on the Iraqi people to defend and support the Popular Mobilization Units saying it’s the only option to prevent the US deception in Iraq. The PMU is an umbrella body that is made up of different anti-terror groups. The PMU played an integral role in defeating the ISIL terrorist group which emerged in the region with the aid of the US and its allies in the Middle East.