DEFEAT AND RETREAT OF THE SUPERPOWERS

AFGHANISTAN

THE DEFEAT AND RETREAT OF THE SUPERPOWERS

After more than 20 years occupation, squandering trillions of dollars, brutally murdering thousands of Afghani Muslims, persecuting, raping, torturing and ravaging the country, the kuffaar powers of the West, the U.S.A., and Nato have finally capitulated and are retreating in disgrace. The ‘Terrorists’ – the Taliban’ whom the superpowers had scorned and labelled a ‘rag tag’ army, has brought these ‘mighty’ powers to their knees. They are now fleeing ignominiously with more than bloodied noses and with their tails between their legs.

The barbaric aggressors have been forced to withdraw, not by diplomacy, but by battlefield defeat inflicted on them by the Taliban. Despite their weaknesses, spiritual and moral, the Taliban are still the best Muslims. Their salient features of Islamic orthodoxy is Salaat and Hijaab. There is no other Muslim nation or community which portrays an outer facade of Islam as do the Taliban.

It is for this very reason that Allah Ta’ala has not allowed the kuffaar superpowers to defeat and disgrace the Taliban. The hardships and calamities suffered by the Taliban and the Afghans in general over the past two decades are from the ‘lesser punishment’ (Al-Athaabul Adnaa) mentioned in the Qur’aan Majeed:

“We shall surely inflict on them the lesser punishment, not the greater punishment, for perhaps they will return (to the Path of Rectitude – Siraatul Mustaqeem).”

It is our fervent supplication that Allah Ta’ala bestows to the Taliban the taufeeq to understand their lapses from their past errors so that they may not repeat the acts which invited the Wrath of Allah Ta’ala which culminated in their removal and the domination of the kuffaar.

When Allah Ta’ala grants political power in the land, He will watch and observe His vicegerents. If they fail in their duty, Allah Ta’ala will replace them with others. The Qur’aan Majeed depicting the Taliban scenario as it had applied to Bani Israaeel, states:

“Then (i.e. after kuffaar domination was eliminated) We returned you in domination over them (the kuffaar), and We aided you with wealth (and equipment, etc.) and with (numerous) sons, and We gave numerical superiority to (your) army.

If you become virtuous, you become virtuous for yourselves ( for your own benefit). And, if you become evil, then (its calamity) will befall you.”

(Bani Israaeel, 5 and 6)

When Bani Israaeel complained to Nabi Musaa (Alayhis salaam) of Fir’oun’s brutality and persecution, he responded:

“Soon will your Rabb destroy your enemy and grant you political domination in the land, then He will observe how you acquit yourselves.” (Al-A’raaf, Aayat 129)

Allah Azza Wa Jal is repeating His Sunnah for the Taliban. The Qur’aan Majeed states: “You will find no change in the Sunnah (Way) of Allah.” Allah Ta’ala had removed the Taliban from government, and handed over the reins to the western kuffaar. Then Allah Ta’ala enabled the Taliban to remain firm, wage Jihad and defeat the superpowers. They are about to take the reins of government. But Allah Ta’ala, as mentioned in the aforementioned Aayaat will watch them. If they have not derived proper lesson from their past mistakes, and repeat their bootlicking policy, Allah Ta’ala will again remove them from power.

The greatest danger facing the Taliban now is their lack of Taqwa. It is this deficiency which constrains them to look askance at the kuffaar security establishment of Pakistan for aid. While the focus should be on only Allah Azza Wa Jal, the Taliban’s attention is divided. It is hoped that they will not seek advice from Pakistan’s scholars for dollars whose advice is polluted with nafsaaniyat. Only Hidaayat from Allah Ta’ala can open their spiritual eyes to enable them to correctly understand the realities and dangers confronting them. All Muslims should make sincere and fervent dua for the guidance and success of the Taliban.

AL-HAQ

9 Shawwaal 1442
22 May 2021

AFTER 17 YEARS OF WAR, TOP U.S. COMMANDER IN AFGHANISTAN ADMITS TALIBAN CANNOT BE DEFEATED

Published time: 2 Nov, 2018 10:33 © Reuters / Mohammad Ismail
The Afghanistan war cannot be won militarily and peace will only be achieved through a political resolution with the Taliban, the newly-appointed American general in charge of US and NATO operations has conceded.
In his first interview since taking command of NATO’s Resolute Support mission in September, Gen. Austin Scott Miller provided NBC News with a surprisingly candid assessment of the seemingly never-ending conflict, which began with the US invasion of Afghanistan in October, 2001.
“This is not going to be won militarily. This is going to a political solution,” Miller said.
He mused that the Taliban is also tired of fighting and may be interested in starting to “work through the political piece” of the 17-year-old war.
But it’s not clear if the Taliban is open to negotiations. Last month, a top Taliban commander told RT, in a rare interview, that the group’s leaders had no desire to negotiate with the Americans.
Described for years as a stalemate, the conflict has been tipping in the Taliban’s favor in recent months. Even by US military estimates, the Afghan government controls or influences just over half of the country’s 407 districts – a record low since the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, or SIGAR, began tracking district control in November 2015.
To make matters worse, casualties among Afghan government forces have skyrocketed in recent months. Afghan security forces suffered 1,000 fatalities in August and September, according to the Pentagon.
Miller’s desire for a political settlement was echoed earlier by the State Department, which said in August that the US was doing everything it could to facilitate peace talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government.
The new US commander has experienced the deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan first-hand. In October, Miller survived a Taliban attack in Kandahar, which left a prominent Afghan warlord and local intelligence chief dead.
https://www.rt.com/usa/442939-miller-afghanistan-war-lost-taliban/

THE TALIBAN

THE TALIBAN
Q. Someone says that the Taliban have sold their souls to the U.S.A. Since they are now friends, the U.S. is preparing to leave Afghanistan. Is this correct? Please comment
A. The Taliban did not sell their souls. We are not aware of the current position on the ground. According to the latest report, the U.S. is not pulling out of Afghanistan.
Be that as it may. If the Taliban enter into some form of treaty with the U.S.A., it will not follow that they will be selling their souls. Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) and the Sahaabah also had entered into treaties with the mushrikeen and the Christians. Political circumstances dictate such peace treaties. The Shariah makes provision for treaties with the enemy.
Today, the Taliban are still the best of all groups despite their weaknesses. The Taliban have been fighting the world’s super powers for 18 years, and they are still upholding their Jihad. We make dua that Allah Ta’ala guides and protects them. May Allah Ta’ala grant them victory.
It should be understood that the Taliban are not the Sahaabah nor are they Auliya. They are, Alhamdulillah, good Muslims. They are not zindeeqs such as the vast majority of Muslims all over the world. Despite their shortcomings, they are still the best. Their beliefs are not corrupt. It is unreasonable and sinful to make gheebat about them, to slander them and to criticize them without justification. Those sitting in the comforts of their homes thousands of miles from the war zone of Afghanistan are in gross error for doling out opinions on the basis of press reports. Just make dua for them. May Allah Ta’ala grant them victory.

AFGHANISTAN DEFEAT FOR AMERICA

By Major Danny Sjursen

The U.S. military has been at war in Afghanistan for more than 17 years. There’s a prevailing maxim, both inside the armed forces and around the Beltway, that goes something like this:
“The U.S. can never be militarily defeated in any war,” certainly not by some third world country. Heck, I used to believe that myself. That’s why, in regard to Afghanistan, we’ve been told that while America could lose the war due to political factors (such as the lack of grit among “soft” liberals or defeatists), the military could never and will never lose on the battlefield.

That entire maxim is about to be turned on its head. Get ready, because we’re about to lose this war militarily.

Consider this: the U.S. military has advised, assisted, battled, and bombed in Afghanistan for 17-plus years. Ground troop levels have fluctuated from lows of some 10,000 to upwards of 100,000 servicemen and women. None of that has achieved more than a tie, a bloody stalemate. Now, in the 18th year of this conflict, the Kabul-Washington coalition’s military is outright losing.
Let’s begin with the broader measures. The Taliban controls or contests more districts—some 44 percent—than at any time since the 2001 invasion. Total combatant and civilian casualties are forecasted to top 20,000 this year—another dreadful broken record. What’s more, Afghan military casualties are frankly unsustainable: the Taliban are killing more than the government can recruit. The death rates are staggering, numbering 5,500 fatalities in 2015, 6,700 in 2016, and an estimate (the number is newly classified) of “about 10,000” in 2017. Well, some might ask, what about American airpower—can’t that help stem the Taliban tide? Hardly. In 2018, as security deteriorated and the Taliban made substantial gains, the U.S. actually dropped more bombs than in any other year of the war. It appears that nothing stands in the way of impending military defeat.

Then there are the very recent events on the ground—and these are telling. Insider attacks in which Afghan “allies” turn their guns on American advisors are back on the rise, most recently in an attack that wounded a U.S. Army general and threatened the top U.S. commander in the country. And while troop numbers are way down from the high in 2011, American troops deaths are rising. Over the Thanksgiving season alone, a U.S. Army Ranger was killed in a friendly fire incident and three other troopers died in a roadside bomb attack. And in what was perhaps only a (still disturbing) case of misunderstood optics, the top U.S. commander, General Miller, was filmed carrying his own M4 rifle around Afghanistan. That’s a long way from the days when then-General Petraeus (well protected by soldiers, of course) walked around the markets of Baghdad in a soft cap and without body armour.

More importantly, the Afghan army and police are getting hammered in larger and larger attacks and taking unsustainable casualties. Some 26 Afghan security forces were killed on Thanksgiving, 22 policemen died in an attack on Sunday, and on Tuesday 30 civilians were killed in Helmand province. And these were only the high-profile attacks, dwarfed by the countless other countrywide incidents. All this proves that no matter how hard the U.S. military worked, or how many years it committed to building an Afghan army in its own image, and no matter how much air and logistical support that army received, the Afghan Security Forces cannot win. The sooner Washington accepts this truth over the more comforting lie, the fewer of our adulated American soldiers will have to die. Who is honestly ready to be the last to die for a mistake, or at least a hopeless cause?
Now, admittedly, this author is asking for trouble—and fierce rebuttals—from both peers and superiors still serving on active duty. And that’s understandable.
The old maxim of military invincibility soothes these men, mollifies their sense of personal loss, whether of personal friends or years away from home, in wars to which they’ve now dedicated their entire adult lives. Questioning whether there even is a military solution in Afghanistan, or, more specifically, predicting a military defeat, serves only to upend their mental framework surrounding the war.
Still, sober strategy and basic honesty demands a true assessment of the military situation in America’s longest war. The Pentagon loves metrics, data, and stats. Well, as demonstrated daily on the ground in Afghanistan, all the security (read: military) metrics point towards impending defeat. At best, the Afghan army, with ample U.S. advisory detachments and air support, can hold on to the northernmost and westernmost provinces of the country, while a Taliban coalition overruns the south and east. This will be messy, ugly, and discomfiting for military and civilian leaders alike. But unless Washington is prepared to redeploy 100,000 soldiers to Afghanistan (again)—and still only manage a tie, by the way—it is also all but inevitable.
The United States military did all it was asked during more than 17 years of warfare in Afghanistan. It raided, it bombed, it built, it surged, it advised, it…everything. Still, none of that was sufficient. Enough Afghans either support the Taliban or hate the occupation, and managed, through assorted conventional and unconventional operations, to fight on the ground. And “on the ground” is all that really matters. This war may well have been ill-advised and unwinnable from the start.
There’s no shame in defeat. But there is shame, and perfidy, in avoiding or covering up the truth. It’s what the whole military-political establishment did after Vietnam, and, I fear, it’s what they’re doing again.
Maj. Danny Sjursen / The American Conservative Source : TruthDig – drilling beneath the headlines
Published – 01 Dec 2018

TALIBAN ATTACK KILLS 190

TALIBAN ATTACK KILLS 190 PUPPET’S MILITARY PERSONNEL

A Taliban attack in central Afghanistan 3 days ago, killed scores of security personnel, officials said, with some estimates putting the death toll at more than 100, amid government silence about one of the most deadly insurgent attacks in months.

Attackers rammed a captured military Humvee packed with explosives into a training centre of the National Directorate for Security in Maidan Wardak province, west of the capital Kabul. At least two gunmen followed up, spraying the compound with gunfire before they were shot down.

“We have information that 126 people have been killed in the explosion inside the military training centre, eight special commandoes are among the dead,” said a senior official in the defence ministry in Kabul, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Local officials also said that scores of troops and NDS personnel were killed in the attack but there was no official confirmation of the casualty toll, with officials ordered not to talk to media for fear of damaging morale.

“I have been told not to make the death toll figures public. It is frustrating to hide the facts,” said a senior interior ministry official in Kabul.

The complex attack on a highly secured base underlined the heavy pressure facing Afghan security forces as increasingly confident Taliban fighters have stepped up operations, even as diplomatic efforts to agree a peaceful settlement to the conflict have begun.

Taliban insurgents, fighting to drive out international forces from Afghanistan and reintroduce their version of strict Islamic law, claimed responsibility for the attack, which spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said killed 190 people.

The attack, the most serious against Afghan forces in months, occurred on the same day that Taliban representatives met Zalmay Khalilzad, the US special envoy for peace in Afghanistan, in Qatar.

Last week, Taliban fighters set off a car bomb outside a highly fortified compound killing at least five people and wounding more than 110 in the capital, Kabul but casualties from yesterday’s attack appear to have been far higher.

Sharif Hotak, a member of the provincial council in Maidan Wardak, said he saw the bodies of 35 members of the Afghan forces in the hospital.

“Many more were killed. Several bodies were transported to Kabul city and many injured were transferred to hospitals in Kabul,” said Hotak, adding that “the government was hiding the accurate casualty figures to prevent a further dip in morale of the Afghan forces.”

Yesterday’s attack caused the biggest casualty total suffered by Afghan forces since August 2018, when the Taliban overran central Ghazni province. That confrontation killed 150 Afghan security forces and 95 civilians dead, as well as hundreds of Taliban fighters, said officials then.

President Ashraf Ghani’s office said in a statement the “enemies of the country” had carried out the attack and had killed and wounded “a number of our beloved and honest sons”.

In recent years the Afghan government has stopped releasing detailed casualty figures but U.S. commanders have said repeatedly that the losses being suffered by Afghan forces are “unsustainable”. Last year Ghani said 28,000 Afghan police officers and soldiers had been killed since 2015.

The British embassy in Afghanistan said yesterday’s casualties were “a stark reminder of the sacrifice the Afghan security and defence forces make for their country”.

thedailystar.net