Analysis, Side Feature, South Asia

The US War Crimes Intensely Call the Need for a Righteous Change!

Over the past two years, civilian casualties have dramatically increased as a result of night raids in Afghanistan. By means of such raids, the 01 Unit, Unit 02, Unit 03, Unit 04 and “Khost Protection Force – KPF”, which apparently seem to be operating under the Afghan National Directorate of Security (NDS), but in reality are recruited, trained, equipped and overseen by the CIA, have carried out extrajudicial executions, enforced disappearances and war crimes throughout Afghanistan. In its recent fifty-page report, the Human Rights Watch has accused the CIA-backed special units for committing inhuman acts and serious cruelties, including killing of civilians during the night raids. The Human Rights Watch urged the US and the Afghan government to immediately disband and disarm the so-called paramilitaries that are operating outside the command of the Afghan security forces, and has also recommended the US administration to cooperate with independent investigations into these allegations, including the war crimes and human rights abuses. Source?


First, the war crimes committed by the US-NATO and their paramilitary forces against the Afghan people have not been registered and/or addressed by the Human Rights entities over the past 18 years, because most of the Human Rights institutions and international organizations themselves are part of the US-NATO hegemony and their foreign policy as well as act as a part of their war machine. They are aimed at operating as deceptive entities against the US war crimes and its allies in most of the Islamic lands in order to pour water on the emotions evoked by the people by means of publishing reports and criticizing the war plan and the US policy.

Second, the history of the West, especially that of the US, is entirely comprised of various crimes as the crimes committed by the capitalist states in Afghanistan appear to be insignificant in their eyes compared to the crimes carried out in their history. Therefore, they have always been emphasizing on the continuation and intensification of war against the people. Even under the seemingly beautiful name of peace, they carry out their war and terroristic plans in our land in an awfully brutal way.

Third, the Western crimes, especially that of the US, are not summed up in war crimes! Since the capitalists and/or the vicious ideology of Capitalism – the bloodthirsty system of Democracy – have started to rule over the world, the entire humanity, especially the Muslim Ummah, has been subjected to oppression, poverty, starvation, sanctions, wars, and migrations.

Fourth, we have been totally aware of painful narratives of terroristic acts committed by the US and its rascal troops in every part of Afghanistan as how they have happened to engage the Afghan politicians and their followers in nonsensical games such as elections, peace process, and ethnic, sectarian, and religious strife in order to deviate the public opinion from their crimes, and plunder the wealth of our land.

The Human Rights Watch report indeed added to the list of the crimes committed by the US, its allies and its puppets, while the civilized world sees no further change in the fate of humanity other than registering and reporting the number of casualties. Those who have been calling themselves civilized and developed nations should be embarrassed of their heinous acts because each oppressed and every single victim of their crimes is at least a human – a child and a woman! They themselves understand why the Muslims are being killed, expatriated and displaced in their own lands! Why don’t they happen to address the root of the problems, while instead always intend to make the causes perplexedly complicated and only provide reports and recommendations? They have no faith, so their conscience is seared as far as their individual and national interests are under threat. It is all because the capitalists are ungodly and the cunning colonialists!

So should we only submit our grievances concerning the crimes and misdeeds of the enemies of Islam to Almighty Allah? Or should we also complain about the reluctance of the Muslim rulers in backing the Islamic Ummah, while helping the Western colonialists to secure their goals? Don’t we really need to feel the strong position of the Islamic Ummah in such causes?! Where is that Muslim ruler who must react firmly against the brutal measures of enemies of Islam? Are all the Muslim rulers in the office to help secure the US agendas of assassination, terror and other manipulations, or to protect their own reigns at the expense of the blood, wealth and dignity of the Muslims?!

It is therefore not enough to only blame the US, its allies and its puppet rulers for continuing this scenario of terror, but those, who have conscious hearts and minds, must also reject the entire plans of infidels, and stop collaborating with them. In fact, they also need to realize their fateful cause, struggle for its fulfillment, and implement the rule of their Lord by reestablishing the Caliphate. That would indeed be the time as they would have truly taught the US, its allies, and its puppets such a historical lesson that even the Satan’s temptations would fail to help them forget that. They then would become the true shield of their brothers in Afghanistan and other Islamic lands.

Because: «إِنَّمَا الإِمَامُ جُنَّةٌ يُقَاتَلُ مِنْ وَرَائِهِ وَيُتَّقَى بِهِ» “Undoubtedly, the Imam (Caliph) is but a shield from behind whom you fight and by whom you defend yourselves!” (Narrated by Muslim)


Saifullah Mustanir

Director of the Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir in Wilayah Afghanistan