No armor against fate: Biden’s doomed presidency

‘A brand new playground for terrorists has been shaped within the again alleys of Kandhar and Jalalabad’

By Iqbal S Hasnain

A billion greenback query is why President Joe Biden and his nationwide safety staff haven’t proven strategic maturity by reversing Feb 29, 2020 US settlement with the Taliban management to extract sturdy operational assurances for peaceable and orderly US pullout from the Afghanistan quagmire?

Iqbal S Hasnain

Why was the safe, sprawling and state of the Art Bagram air base deserted and never saved till all US forces and their Afghan associates evacuated from Kabul?

Perhaps President Biden’s destiny was doomed and he was pressured to go for the messy and bloody drawdown of US forces and Afghan allies.

Similarly, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton used a personal e-mail server arrange at her house in New York for her official work. By one main mistake her presidential bid was doomed. I argue that in each circumstances there isn’t any armor against destiny.

A June UN report concluded that 8,000 to 10,000 fighters from Central Asia, the north Caucasus area of Russia, Pakistan and Xinjiang area in western China have poured into Afghanistan publish February 2020 settlement signed between Americans and Talibans, in Doha, Qatar.

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The ISIS group is lively in Afghanistan below the title of Islamic State of Khorasan (ISIS-Okay). The title Khorasan refers to a historic area that features elements of Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

It was based in 2015 by a breakaway group of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistani (TTP). ISIS-Okay has robust hyperlinks to Pakistani Army and Haqqani community. Khalil Haqqani was a daily customer to Pakistani army headquarters in Rawalpindi.

Afghanistan have pre-existing sectarian fault strains and fierce competitors amongst numerous ethnic teams like Hazaras, Tajik, Uzbeck and Pashtuns, very best socio-economic situations for ISIS-Okay to achieve a sure threshold to threaten the safety of America and the area.

Nonetheless, they carried out assaults on a Shia marriage ceremony reception and on Sikh Gurdwara Har Rai Sahib in Kabul killing greater than 25 worshippers.

The terrorist was recognized as Abu Khalid al-Hindi (actual title Mohmmad Mohsin) from Indian state of Kerala. The ISIS media, AMAQ, claims that the assault on the Gurdwara was to avenge Muslims killings in Kashmir.

It is past comprehension how the American safety institution below President Joe Biden acquired satisfied that the Taliban are separate from ISIS-Okay and believed their lies that girls shall be given full rights and no strict Sharia Islamic legislation shall be imposed as they’ve performed of their earlier administration.

The ideology of Salafi/ Wahhabi creed of Islam superior by Taliban and ISIS are primarily based on Sharia legislation just like Saudi Arabia earlier than Crown Prince Mohmmad bin Salman launched reforms.

Once the Taliban share energy in Kabul as envisaged within the settlement or seize energy with the assist of Pakistan ISI, then girls shall be locked once more in homes as even one inch of girls’s pores and skin shouldn’t be seen.

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All the ladies’ colleges shall be closed and full Sharia legislation shall be applied. Few thousand American forces with air energy in Afghanistan is crucial to not win the struggle, however to cease the institution of Islamic Caliphate in Afghanistan.

The unhinged US President Donald Trump in 2019 introduced US troops withdrawal from the Turkish-Syrian border and handed accountability for the world to Turkey.

The Kurdish Forces who fought on the bottom with US air assist to annihilate Islamic state and flush out the resistance pockets had been deserted.

Turkey views the Syrian Kurdish forces as a safety menace and supporter of Kurdish insurgency inside Turkey. The US President gave tacit approval to President Recep Tayyip Erodgon to enter Syria and clear insurgents who assist Kurdish motion and jeopardize Turkey’s safety.

As a consequence, a big contingent of Kurdish forces had been pressured to maneuver to the entrance to defend themselves and their households. The massive Kurdish forces contingent tasked to guard ISIS detention facilities left them unguarded.

In 2018, these facilities had been holding greater than 10,000 ISIS fighters together with greater than 3,000 international fighters from Europe and different non-Arab nations.

According to Gen Mazloum Kobani, commander of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a lot of ISIS prisoners escaped and vanished.

The chronology of ISIS assaults in Afghanistan offers ample proof that uptick in suicide assaults on Shiites, ladies’ colleges and on Sikhs have elevated manifold after 2019.

The ideology of Salafi/ Wahhabi creed of Islam superior by Taliban and ISIS are primarily based on implementing Sharia legislation just like Saudi Arabia earlier than reforms. The Taliban energy in Kabul shall be consolidated after Aug. 31 as talks on inclusive authorities usually are not getting traction.

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The ISIS-Okay suicide assault on Kabul airport killing greater than 170 individuals together with a dozen US marines on Aug. 26 indicators that coming days, months and years shall be a problem to all democracies on the planet.

Apparently, the suicide bomber was intentionally allowed by Taliban guards to proceed to Abby gate of the airport terminal the place US marines had been current in massive numbers to examine papers of evacuees and US passport holders.

The ISIS-Okay deliberate to inflict most casualties on Americans and in addition give a warning to the world that the motion shouldn’t be useless, however increasing its footprint.

Already, the members of recognized terrorist teams are flocking together with aspiring terrorists within the heartlands of Afghanistan. The world would quickly understand {that a} new playground for terrorists has been shaped within the again alleys of Kandhar and Jalalabad.

(Professor Iqbal S Hasnain is Pro-Chancellor, Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi. He can be writer of forthcoming ebook, ‘Islam Lost its Brakes in 1979′.)

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