Analysis, Central Asia, Side Feature, South Asia

The Kremlin knows no rest because of Afghanistan

On September 15-16, regular meetings of the Collective Security Council were held in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, where they discussed the problems of international and regional security and their impact on the security of the CSTO member states, the CSTO information service reported. The main agenda was the situation in Afghanistan.

The event was attended by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan, President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev, President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sadyr Japarov, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon. The meeting was attended by the Secretary General of the CSTO Stanislav Zas.

With the aggravation of the situation in Afghanistan, the Kremlin knows no rest. Meetings of the CSTO and SCO, military exercises are held to strengthen and protect the eastern borders. In particular, military exercises were held in Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. In October and November, large-scale military exercises are planned near the Afghan border. And therefore, all Russian military bases in Central Asia are on high alert.

And these are not unfounded fears, since the Kremlin knows that the ambitions and opportunities of the one who started this game are huge and insatiable. The Kremlin is worried not so much about the Taliban, but so much who is behind this game, and what will happen in the future?!

What is happening today in Afghanistan is reminiscent of the recent events in Syria, when the ISIS movement freely seized many territories of the country and declared its state “Caliphate”. But, after some time, the ISIS movement was defeated, and the occupied territories again came under the control of B. Assad’s regime. And all this happened, not without the participation of the colonialists from the West.

Today we are witnessing a similar situation, when the Taliban, without much effort, captured the entire country, and declared their state the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. These successful conquests were preceded by a treaty with the United States, which means there will be consequences.

Despite the Kremlin’s meeting with Taliban representatives, and the assurances received from them not to violate the borders of neighbors and promises to conduct good neighborly relations, the Kremlin understands that the Taliban is not in control of the situation in the region, and therefore tirelessly conducts military exercises, preparing for the worst-case scenario.

Unfortunately, the Taliban believe they are in control of the country and the personnel reshuffle has changed the government’s system of the state, but this is self-deception. The state is not just cities and people. The state is a huge mechanism in the hands of people with institutions in various areas of human life.

If we look at the economic sphere in the country, we will notice that the country’s economic policy has remained the same. Where is the education program? Social system laws? After all, the foreign policy of the Islamic state is jihad! But we are seeing how the old secular system works in the country with some cosmetic transformations. It is not enough to call the state Islamic, it is necessary to change the mechanism fundamentally, and this requires a comprehensive program.

The absence of this program poses a threat to the Taliban and to the entire Afghan people. The United States, knowing that the Taliban did not have a program to change the system and build a new state, left the country for a while in order to return and continue what it had begun. The Kremlin knows the United States will return and the continuation of the game includes the seizure of Central Asia, and this is already the territory of the Kremlin, and therefore today it has begun to prepare to defend its territories, which are already full of Russian military bases.

In turn, addressing sincere brothers from the Taliban, we urge to respond to the order of Allah and engage in a fundamental change in the current system and establish a righteous Islamic state, the Caliphate! Today, having proclaimed the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, abandoning government based on the Quran and Sunnah, you are left alone with enemies from the West and the East. Tomorrow, declaring the revival of the Second Righteous state of the Khilafah (Caliphate), you will become the new Ansars and part of a single Islamic Ummah that will carry the light of Islam to the whole world!

Hizb ut Tahrir is working to revive the Second Righteous state of the Khilafah and has provided a comprehensive program based on the Quran and Sunnah. The program covers all spheres of human life, such as social relations, economics, education, politics and other areas. Hurry to join the work of Hizb ut Tahrir. Allah Almighty said in His Noble Book:

[يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ اسْتَجِيبُواْ لِلّهِ وَلِلرَّسُولِ إِذَا دَعَاكُم لِمَا يُحْيِيكُمْ وَاعْلَمُواْ أَنَّ اللّهَ يَحُولُ بَيْنَ الْمَرْءِ وَقَلْبِهِ وَأَنَّهُ إِلَيْهِ تُحْشَرُونَ]

“O believers! Respond to Allah and His Messenger when he calls you to that which gives you life. And know that Allah stands between a person and their heart, and that to Him you will all be gathered” [TMQ 8:24].

Eldar Khamzin
Member of the Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir