By: Faheem Nazimi
September 29, 2017
The U.S. and Afghanistan cannot win in Afghanistan as long as Pakistan controls the resupply of US troops and regulates the battle tempo through its support of the Taliban, the Haqqani network and the other Islamic terrorist groups it nurtures. Make no mistake; Pakistan does not want the U.S. to win because it views Afghanistan as a client state as its vassal. It will never respect the Afghan sovereignty or trust its rise over its current vulnerabilities. It will never drop its puppet Taliban for the sake of peace and stability in the region. It will not allow any country including Russia, India or the US in Afghanistan who could potentially challenge the status quo regarding the mischievous colonial order of the “Duran-line’. Afghanistan needs to embrace all these realities and be ready to confront Pakistan with renewed valor and determination through the full implementation of the Trump strategy in Afghanistan and South Asia and eventual dismantling of Taliban sanctuaries and command and control locations in Pakistan in order to defeat terrorism trans- nationally once and for all. Peace will then be within our grasp and can be negotiated with Pakistan once all these objectives are achieved. The last 30 years of skullduggery and deceit and treachery by Pakistan is a vivid testimony to the above mentioned facts. Unfortunately, genuine attempts and gestures made by Afghanistan for peace have been thwarted by Pakistan. Only a battlefield victory will knock a sense in their minds to conceit to the harsh realities the way Paki General Niazi did to surrender to India in East Bigal now known as Bangladish.