|America and international law
Source: The Frontier Post - By: Faheem Khan
“Cruel! The warring Taliban in Afghanistan are breaking the international law. We condemn it. The world should condemn it too.” This is the official statement released by the Pentagon in response to the capturing of an American soldier by the Taliban in Afghanistan and then making public his video clip. BBC in its Urdu service, on the evening of July 19, 2009, quoting the soldier as requesting the American public to force their leadership to recall its forces back from Afghanistan.
According to this video, the soldier said ,” We are dying for nothing and wasting our resources in Afghanistan.” The BBC commentators expressing their views concluded that the US administration will not budge an inch no matter all the soldiers make such appeals. They have engaged themselves in the ‘Crusade’of Mr. Bush and are entangled like a spider in the web.
Bush and his new conservative friends started this war on the pretext of 9/11 which has now been fully ascertained to be a home-made story. The incriminated Osama has neither been arrested nor killed. How come that thousands of innocent Afghans (demonized as Taliban) have been slaughtered using Osama as one of the ruses for this carnage. The American soldier has given a sane call to his people to stand up now against this aimless war.
Margarette Thatcher, the then PM of Britain during Afghan-Russia war in a visit to this area had said, “We had learnt our lesson in Afghanistan and the USSR will learn it too soon.” The same holds good for America which, is digging its own grave as did the USSR.
The strange thing is that America is talking of the international law. How much does America respect the same law looking to its illegal assault on the two sovereign Muslim states. She did not take the trouble of seeking the permission for the attack of Afghanistan despite that the UNSC is Just a sub-cell of the US state office.
The better advice would be that the US should accept the call of its own soldier and end this aimless bloodshed and let the Afghans live by their own norms. This will be a sane approach for the world peace.