by Mansoureh Tajik for the Saker Blog
Disproportionate attention has been paid to Cirque du Soleil-style departure by the United States armed forces from Afghanistan, the scene of the West’s most dragged out heist. Clumsily-written roles for Russia, China, and others that seem to be pre-scripted are bandied about in the media (right, left, and center).
The Taliban, attired in quasi-reformed dunces and utilized as convenient props for more than three decades, have now been shoved into the center stage for their final participatory act dressed as independent defiance. Initially, they were dumbfounded with the position in which they had found themselves and kept glancing at their rears with dazed looks to figure out who was it that pushed them. If it were not so tragic for the people of Afghanistan, it would be comedic.
Here, I would like to sidestep catchpenny thrills for a moment and describe the events through a regional historical and contemporary wide-angle Iranian lens. Specifically, I would like to offer evidence that fracturing Afghanistan into what is dubbed as “zones of influence” but more accurately “fragmented infernos” is a mechanism to thrust a lethal sword into the heart of the heartland of the world and to force Afghanistan to metastasize spreading instability and chaos into the entire region, and more specifically into Iran, China, and Russia, in order to unravel serious economic and political upturns and advancements.
There are two overarching goals for the West, US/England to be exact, to achieve. One is to “buy time” to recuperate economically, militarily, and politically while trying to keep the rising powers down. In an article was titled “Injustices Deadline and a Nation’s Ajal” published by the Saker last year, addressed the whole “buying time” preoccupation (See Here). In that article, I discussed why I believe the AngloZionist regimes’ time is up. The other overarching goal is to disperse and reposition the Resistance forces away from the vicinities of the Occupied Palestine/Zionist Regime west of Iran to Afghanistan in its east.
Afghanistan is a major keystone species in this ecosystem. Disintegration of Afghanistan means the new “Silk Road” will first turn into a “Rough Road” and then into an “Abandoned Road” and ultimately destroys the concord among the main players in Asia. In addition, it can serve as a tool for the application of internal-external clamp-style customized and separate pressures on Iran, Russia, China, and other countries in the region.
When the Taliban took over Kabul and the US military put its full power on display last month, Ayatullah Khamenei likened their newly emerging image as a deceitful fox. He stated:
“To be fair, [US] America, behind the scene of diplomacy, is a savage wolf. The appearance is diplomacy, smiles, and talks, occasionally self-righteous and seemingly truthful talks. But in its essence, it is wolf, a wild savage wolf that one sees around the world. Of course, sometimes it takes different shapes, sometimes a wolf and sometimes a deceitful fox, a manifestations of which has been put on display in Afghanistan today.”
Very well. In this article, I would present information and discuss key players in Afghanistan from an angel I have not seen discussed in other essays. First though, I would conceptualize the image of the events (and the crux of this article) in the collage below (I am not a good artist). We shall see what unfolds amounts to unzipping or zipping up.
Afghanistan: Unknown Demographics
Notable facts on the ground regarding Afghanistan are helpful in understanding the past, deciphering the present, and predicting the future. There are some facts & figures, like demographics, that serve as foundations for quantitative analysis of things. These figures must, therefore, have certain level of reality and accuracy.
Take any source of information regarding Afghanistan’s demographics, be it the UN, the CIA “fakt” book, World Bank, IMF, etc. Take any analytic and/or opinion article that uses maps and figures containing descriptive data on ethnicity, religion, and geographic distribution of people in Afghanistan. Let’s take a look at an article posted on this very blog as an example:
“Before the 1979 Soviet incursion and the 1980s jihad, that accounted for 40% to 55% of Pashtuns, 35% to 45% to Persian-speaking ethnic groups, and 10% to 15% to Turkish-speaking ethnic groups. It hasn’t changed much since.”
Let us look at a critical fact as well: In the history of Afghanistan, there has been absolutely no official or unofficial census count taken in full. Ever. Efforts undertaken by Soviet Union for an official population census count that began in 1979 amounted to little, the endeavor was aborted, data collection was abandoned midway, and the whole project was left unfinished.
Another decision was made by the so-called transition Afghan government in 2008 to take a count. The efforts then, too, suffered early miscarriage. A third attempt, planned and funded by the United Nations’ Population Fund in 2013 began a door-to-door census count beginning with the “most secure” districts at the time. That attempt ended in abortion in the first trimester. These are the facts on the ground.
In a 2013 article with a rather telling title, “Afghan census dodges questions of ethnicity and language,” The Guardian reporter, Emma Graham-Harrison wrote:
“[T]he complexity of Afghanistan’s ethnic politics means any kind of counting is controversial. The first results, from normally calm central Bamiyan province, showed an actual population barely half official estimates. The area is mostly home to Hazaras, a Shia minority who have often been persecuted in Sunni-dominated Afghanistan, and many took the findings as another form of attack. ’Death to the enemies of Bamiyan! The statistics are wrong!’ shouted more than 1,000 demonstrators as they marched on UN offices in the small town this summer, the Pajhwok news agency reported. A previous attempt to end the decades-long wait for a count of the Afghan people, in 2008, was scrapped, with the government citing security problems. In December officials even dropped plans to unveil a new estimate of the population.”
Things are, of course, even more interesting than they appear. The Guardian article I cited above included a reference to a 170-pages 2012 report by Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). In there, I came across a particularly noteworthy, albeit flippant, remark. It states,
“Several sources for detailed data on Afghanistan provide an amazing amount of precision for a country at war, that has had massive population displacements, and that has been in a crisis or civil war for more than three decades. The fact that such data are generated, however, in no way makes them reliable or useful. Trend data are particularly suspect because many past estimates are either made long after the fact, or rely on estimates that had to be made at a time when the Afghan government either did not have any real sources for such data, had nothing approaching its current CSO [Central Statistics Organization], and/or did not have a functioning presence in many districts throughout the country.”
Even for the partial attempts of telephone or door-to-door surveys by young locals hired for the task, CSIS report is even blunter:
“This is particularly true when the analysis does not provide maps of the collection effort or relies on phone sampling and interview numbers where the collector is effectively paid by the claim or simply for providing output, and not by a validated collection effort. Corruption is not simply the privilege of senior power brokers and the wealthy.”
If precise and accurate demographic information do not serve an important function in our assessments, then we should not base any of our assessment on that. If, however, they do, it would be a good start to say, “We really don’t know what percent of who is where.” Even more importantly, if this information were not that important and guestimates with wide margins would have sufficed, why were so many attempts made and why did they all fail? Assumptions based on non-existing data are counter-productive to deep understanding of things.
At any rate, I recommend a thorough read of the above somewhat dated (almost a decade old) CSIS report for those who are interested to see into what sort of a quagmire the US had gotten itself which had become quite evident in the very first years. In addition, it gives clear and detailed description of how and why the US/West plan for Afghanistan had already fallen apart. The report exudes frustration since billions upon billions of funding were tied to specific population sub-groups, regions, and the like, all adorned with extremely meticulous stats that were fabricated year after year:
“Unfortunately, however, no one knows how much outside money is being spent on, much less inside, Afghanistan. There are no reliable figures for how the US and other ISAF countries are actually spending on the war. Moreover, there is a major security aspect of this issue. In early 2011, the US and ISAF were planning on spending some $7-9 billion a year after Transition in 2014 on the ANSF for a force of over 300,000 through 2020 – most of the financing coming from the US. As of June 2012, the US was talking about a total of $4.1 billion a year for a force of 230,000, with only 25% to come from the US, 50% from other donors, and 25% from the Afghan government. This may be a more credible and sustainable figure, but it presents a real risk that Afghanistan cannot sustain the forces it needs and will see large numbers of young men with arms and military/police experience thrust back on an economy that cannot give them anything like the same job opportunities or income.”
The plan and process appear to have been set up to fail right from the beginning.
Ethnically, the Taliban is Pashtun, with an apparent twist. On January 17, 2010, The Guardian headlined a report titled: “Pashtun clue to lost tribes of Israel: Genetic study sets out to uncover if there is a 2,700-year-old link to Afghanistan and Pakistan.” An excerpt from the article read:
“Some leading Israeli anthropologists believe that, of all the many groups in the world who claim a connection to the 10 lost tribes, the Pashtuns, or Pathans, have the most compelling case. Paradoxically, it is from the Pashtuns that the ultra-conservative Islamic Taliban movement in Afghanistan emerged. Pashtuns themselves sometimes talk of their Israelite connection, but show few signs of sympathy with, or any wish to migrate to, the modern Israeli state. Now an Indian researcher has collected blood samples from members of the Afridi tribe of Pashtuns who today live in Malihabad, near Lucknow, in northern India. Shahnaz Ali, from the National Institute of Immunohaematology in Mumbai, is to spend several months studying her findings at Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology, in Haifa.”
Allow me to give a bit of background so that you could better contextualize the events. In the past few decades, projects to “Jewrize” several local populations in India, that is, to convince them they are actually one of the lost tribes of Jews and revert them back to becoming Jews, appeared to have been going rather smoothly.
Shavei Israel, a supposed non-profit organization, “has been spearheading the movement to bring back Jews from the lost tribe looking to immigrate to Israel and have coordinated the aliyah (immigration) of most of the Bnei Menashe community members living in Israel”. On May 31, 2021, it was reported that: “Some 160 Jews from the north-eastern Indian community of Bnei Menashe reached Israel on Monday but 115 others were left behind in India after 38 of them tested positive for COVID-19, according to authorities here.”[Ibid]
I must also note that evidence on the ground, however, shows the communities inside Israel are not that receptive to this sort of “grafting” and, in fact, said efforts have had destabilizing effects inside the Israeli society itself. On the other hand, in the communities within India, where a noteworthy number of people have been convinced of their “Jewish” origin 27 centuries later, good many have been trained to serve as 5th columns, pressure levers, and sticks over Indian government’s head.
Since 1970’s into 1980’s, Israel has been busy with similar projects to wake the Pashtuns in Afghanistan and Pakistan to their “Jewish” origins. Just a few days ago, on September 9th, 2021 to be exact, the Jerusalem Post ran an article titled: “Are the Taliban descendants of Israel?” The article goes on to assert:
“The Pashtuns, or Pathans, are said to number in the tens of millions, with the bulk living in Pakistan, Afghanistan and India. They consist of several hundred clans and tribes that have fiercely preserved their heritage amid waves of foreign conquest and occupation. Prior to the rise of Islamic fundamentalism in the region, many of the Pashtuns declared themselves to be what they referred to as Bani Israel (Sons of Israel), an oral tradition that their ancestors passed down through the generations.”
“The mere possibility of a shared historical identity could serve as a basis for discussion between Jews and Pashtuns, one that could lead to a dampening of hostility and suspicion and perhaps lay the groundwork for a stronger relationship in the future. In light of their fanatical theology, the Taliban are of course not an address for such efforts. But there are plenty of other Pashtuns worldwide with whom we should seek to build bridges, whether or not one believes them to be our long-lost cousins.”
There your have it, Taliban! Your “cousins” are knocking. What’s going to be? While Taliban is pondering “to be or not to be” a Zionist or a Zionist puppet, at the least, a bit more specific background might be useful. An Iranian specialist on Afghanistan, Muhammad Ruhi, who was interviewed by IRIB a few months back, stated: “During 70’s and 80’s, Zionist organizations conducted significant activities to ‘Jewrize’ various Pashtun tribes of Afghanistan by employing and developing young Pashtuns in Beirut, Lebanon, and some other Western countries.”
A well-known character who benefited from those sorts of activities was none other than Zalmay Khalilzad. An anthropologist who was formerly with Northern Illinois University, Dr. Muhammad Jamil Hanifi, who is also a contributor to the website Khorasan Zamin, wrote an essay (2015) titled: “Afghanistan in the Claws of Zionized Imperial Feminism.” In that essay, he referenced Khalilzad’s and Ghani’s past and presented interesting thoughts on the role they and their respective Zionist wives have been playing in Afghanistan. The essay followed the broadcast of an interview Rula Ghani (Ashraf Ghani’s wife) had done with BBC. Hanini stated,
“Rula Saade Ghani’s desire for Afghan men to become like her father or husband, her aspirations to Christianize the women of Afghanistan, her demand of more respect for Afghan women, and her consciousness about the presence of Judaism (see below) in her matrilineage, offer an opportunity to speak to her laments, longings, and aspirations and to identify and historicize the social context in which her cosmologies for changing social life in Afghanistan were constructed. An important layer of this context consists of a quartet: two Kabuli young boys—Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and Zalmay Khalilzad—seeking “higher education” and two hypermodern young women—Rula Saade, a Europeanized Lebanese Zionist Christian and Cheryl Benard, a Euro-American staunch Zionist Jew. All four contemporaneously attended the ultra-liberal American University of Beirut (AUB) during the early 1970s. Ashraf Ghani and Zalmay Khalilzad are prominent names in the American political discourse about the occupation of Afghanistan from its first step during October 2001 to the present.”
“Here I wish to draw attention to the young women (especially Rula Ghani) in this quartet and reflect on how these two women and the two Kabuli boys coalesced into one of the most influential bands of Zionized feminists and feminized compradors in the service of the American imperial savagery in Afghanistan. How did two Western-struck Kabuli boys and their Western Zionist wives end up playing such crucial roles in the bloody American destruction of Afghanistan? Specifically, how did a Westernized hypermodern fiery feminist Lebanese Christian woman (with Zionist genes) end up being the “banu-ye awal” (Farsi, first lady) of Afghanistan being interviewed by the BBC in the presidential palace of Afghanistan?” 
It is useful to remember that Zalmay Khalilzad was in charge of negotiation with Taliban and served under Bush, Obama, Trump, and Biden until he fully handed Afghanistan back to Taliban.
Just as a side note, it might be interesting for you to note that Wikipedia reports the following information about Dr. Hanifi, the author of the essay quoted above:
“Hanifi received his Master’s degree from Michigan State University, and his Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Hanifi was a faculty member at Northern Illinois University and under consideration for the chairmanship of the Department of Anthropology when allegations of plagiarism in his dissertation surfaced. He wound up resigning from the university. He is no longer affiliated with the Department of Anthropology at Michigan State University.”
People in the US have “freedom of speech” but whoever interpreted it to mean “freedom of consequences of speech” is beyond me.
It is well beyond the reasonable length of this essay to go into more details. I think there is enough material to give the gist of events that are unfolding. I would like to go back to the Muhammad Ruhi’s interview referenced earlier and quote him in the conclusion of his interview in which he summed the situation with a question posed to Taliban:
“This is a critical test to verify the truthfulness of Taliban’s knowledge of Islam and their love of the motherland. For Taliban, cleansing their hands and garbs of collaborating with Islam’s oldest sworn enemy and rejecting Zionist Regime’s claim regarding Jewish origin of Pashtun and Taliban is at the moment more critical and necessary than talks with the [US] America to obtain all seats to power in Afghanistan. This is also a test for other groups and tribes who claim some sort of Islamic rule in Afghanistan. At what price are they going to achieve their claims to power?”
He went further and called for unity among all people of Afghanistan:
“It is, therefore, imperative for all ethnic groups, warriors, fighters, opposing groups, Ansar, all Afghans, young and old, regardless of their religion, school of thought, and tradition, to save the territorial integrity of Afghanistan. Of the utmost importance at this juncture is preserving Afghanistan as one cohesive nation and cutting off the hands of the ill-wishers. Let Afghanistan not to become another Occupied Palestine. With collaboration and participation of all groups and respect for all religions of God, the people of this country could ward off the danger the [US] America and the occupying regime of Al-Qos has concocted for our region.”[Ibid]
Taliban Not Involved in Iranian diplomats’ Massacre. On Mordad 17, 1377 [August 8, 1998], a group of armed men dressed like Taliban stormed into the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Consulate in Mazar Sharif, Afghanistan. They took nine Iranian diplomats and a reporter to a room in the basement of the Consulate, opened fired on 9 diplomats and an Iranian reporter. Taliban returned to the Consulate that night, threw the bodies of 8 diplomats and the reporter in a well in Sultan Razi school yard right behind the Consulate. One severely injured diplomat by the name of Allah Madad Shahsevan managed to escape and return to Iran. In an interview with Iranian Students News Agency on Bahman 27, 1393 [February 16, 2015], he described the events as follows:
“I dislike speaking about myself. However, since this story concludes with me, I am forced to speak. Seventeen years has passed since Mazar Sherif’s incident. For 17 year, for specific reasons, they left me in isolation. Although I love life and work hard, but I received treatments that I wished I would have been martyred, too. The martyrdom of those beloved people was bitter but since this one person had survived that event, it was sweet. I review the scenes with myself and I realize without a doubt, it was a real miracle. I journeyed 800 kilometer, sometimes on foot and sometimes in a vehicle, to get myself to the border. I did not show any weakness.”
“I had communicated with Tehran two months earlier and had explained the situation in Mazar Sharif. In Mazar Sharif, the amount of work was so much that I would begin work in the morning while it was still dark. I found out the Balkh Brigade had fallen and Taliban commanders had bought this brigade and Afghanistan’s Minister of Interior had told the commander of this brigade they will send a helicopter to get him over the border. When I heard this, I knew everything was finished. I immediately began hiding and destroying the special files. I woke everyone up and told them Mazar Sharif had fallen. I helped [Martyr] Saremi to communicate the news [to Tehran].”
“My work was such that I knew a lot. When [Martyr] Rigi who was the head consular told me I must stay, I obeyed. Otherwise, the conditions were such that I wanted to collect my belonging and return to Tehran. They told me to stay and I stayed but I also told them about the threats.”
“After these events, I found out this was an operation conducted by Pakistan since before then, they had told us from Tehran that ‘we have put you under the protection of Pakistanis.’ When this group came in, it was clear they were operating separately from Taliban. They had an order. They executed it and immediately left the scene. When one of those who had stormed in [to the Consulate] asked if he could contact Pakistan, I began to doubt them. Right then and there, I knew this was Pakistan’s work. After I had reached the Foreign Ministry and told them this, Mr. Brojerdi who was a special envoy in Afghanistan affairs just confessed that the operation had been done by Pakistan.”
Alaeddin Brojerdy was then President Khatami’s special envoy to Afghanistan at that time. In an interview published on Mehr 16, 1391 [Oct. 7, 2012] by Mashregh News, he explained:
“Two to three days later, group of Taliban came to Mazar Sharif and killed our people. Of course, they had an order to do this. Mr. Jafarian (who has made a documentary about this) told me something that was quite significant. He told me a high-ranking ISI officer [Pakistani Intelligence] who had some position at that time had somehow relayed the news our embassy in Pakistan about a month before it happened that ISI has made this decision and was going to carry it out. He had said he was baffled as to why the information was not sent back to Iran.”
When directly asked if indeed Taliban had killed the Iranian diplomats, Mr. Brojerdi said, “Multiple evidence show that this massacre was not the work of Taliban. Even Mr. Jafarian believes that Pakistan feared a closer relationship between Taliban and Iran.”
Mohammad Hussain Jafarian was the Islamic Republic of Iran’s cultural attaché in Afghanistan from 1375 to 1377 [1996 to 1998]. He also made a documentary titled “Who killed us?” and was interviewed by Quds Online News and said, “Taliban had not part in the martyrdom of our diplomats.” In making the documentary, he explained how he went to that building in Mazar Sharif with “Allah Madad Shahsavan” so that the scene can be fully constructed. He also interviewed Wahidullah Mojdeh who had been one of Taliban’s commanders at the time:
“He [Mojdeh] vigorously denied Taliban’s role. He was quite logical. ‘For what would we want the dead bodies of diplomats? Could we have obtained important intelligence from them? Could we have used them as hostages to exert pressure on Iran for something? If the goal was punishing Iran, we could have constructed some sort of scene in which two or three people would be injured or killed. What sane mind would say this would have had any benefit what so ever for Taliban to order the massacre of the diplomats?’ Why of all foreign consulates in the city of Mazar Sharif, only the Iranian diplomats suffered that fate?!”
At the same time, the Zionist-driven media outlets were quite busy beating the drums of war between Iran and Afghanistan:
Inside September 11, 1998 article, it was written though: “The Taliban, who control most of Afghanistan, said the Iranians had been killed by renegade forces who had acted without orders. But Iran, which had responded to the diplomats’ disappearance with a major military buildup along the Afghan border, appeared in no mood for swift forgiveness.”
And September 12, 1998 article reported: “Some Iranian officials took pains today to emphasize that Iran would not be drawn into hasty action. But the public declarations compounded an atmosphere of heavy tension already overlaid by an Iranian troop buildup along the Afghan border.”
CNN, Guardian, and multiple other mainstream media were salivating over the prospect of a war. However, getting the Islamic Republic of Iran into a war of attrition with Taliban in Afghanistan while reconstruction of the country after 8-year Iraq-Iran war was still ongoing was a dream of the US Inc. that never materialized.
I conclude this section by an excerpt from Ayatullah Khamenei, the Leader for piloting this ship in very turbulent waters:
“I quoted something from a well-known [US] American officials. Later s/he denied it. Apparently, they confessed that they themselves created these currents. Even if they had not confessed, we have evidence. We know. I don’t forget, late Sheykh Saeed Sha’ban – brining up his name now is not a problem – he was a well-known Sunni scholar in Mashhad. At that time, it was during the war [Iraq-Iran war during ‘80’s]. He told me, ‘I have information they are working to get you busy and involved in your eastern borders.’ I said, ‘Well, to our east is Afghanistan.’ He said, ‘Yes. From Afghanistan.’ This was before any of those talks about Taliban and Al-Qaedah in Afghanistan had taken shape. He had connections with all sorts of political and religious circles of Ahl-e Sunnah. He was present in sensitive places and was a very respectable character and had become aware of this. He said to me, ‘I feel it was my obligation to tell you.’”
“Before long, these events occurred and we understood they were as he said. There is no doubt that these currents are created by these very Western powers and their agents in the region. Now, sometimes they do not enter into the scene directly and enter others. But sometimes they act directly.”
The Fatemiyoun unit is the Afghan arm of Qods Force and a significant fighting unit in Syria against ISIS and other terrorists. In a video documentary “The Time to Be,” the formation of the Fatemiyoun, why they joined the Qods Force, and some of their operational encounters are explained.
The documentary is in Farsi and I have chosen to translate specific excerpts of the transcript for you in this article. The excerpts are limited. However, they could give some clues into why there might be a sudden surge in media propaganda (especially in Western-funded Persian language media) urging the Islamic Republic of Iran as well as the Fatemiyoun into some sort of “intervention” in Afghanistan:
“It was around the year ’90 , some events in Syria had taken place the news of which got to us as well. People protests were happening…and these people’s protests began to gradually take a new shape. Gradually, it transformed into chaos and armed battle and increasingly fighters from other countries began to pour into Syria. They advanced their ways toward Muslims’ holy places to destroy them…And we began to feel the danger that this movement of theirs go towards Hazrat Zeynab’s (Salaamullah Alayha) holy shrine. Our honor was threatened and we needed to do something.”
“One day Mr. Tavasolli, we were friends, we knew each other, he came and said, ‘have you heard the news? Of what has happened?’ I said, ‘yes.’ He said, ‘Are you to be?’ I asked, ‘What do you mean?’ He said, “Right now, there is a war in Syria. This war has advanced to haram of Hazrat Zaynab (SA). There is a probability the desecration that happened to the tomb of Hujr Ibn Aday to be brought upon the tomb of Hazrat Zaynab (SA).’ I said, ‘Of course we are. Why wouldn’t we Be?!’ Mr. Tavasolli said, ‘So, what should we do? What is the solution? How can we enter?’”
“There were all these questions and we had no information. So, there was not much talk after that. He said, ‘Very well, then. We will let you know. But you just be alert and prepared so that whenever we called you, you would be ready.’ I said, ‘For sure.’ That was it. We made our decision right then and there.”
Thus the time “to Be” arrived and the journey began. Over the following few months and after much ups and downs, a small group of Afghans were deployed to Syria on Ordibehesht of 1392 [April 2013]. They had no formal unit and were placed with Heydarioun unit of Iraqi forces. Sayyad Mousavi narrates:
“Because there were very of us, they didn’t take us seriously at first. In the very first operation in Ferrosiah, they sent us to an area and told us to go and take that area and secure it. Iraqi brothers were to our right and Hizbullah brothers were to our left. So, we were all supposed to conduct a coordinated attack and take the region.”
“As soon as the operation began, our kids went and got the entire area and even took a few houses beyond that. That means, before Lebanese kids and Iraqi kids did anything, our kids took the region and secured it and went a few houses beyond that. So, they kept on asking through the wireless where we were and we told them where, they kept on saying, ‘no, that is impossible because the terrorists are here, here and here. We want to make sure to know where you are so that we could begin the operation and hit those points.’”
“So, we told them not to hit because we were there. They said, ‘there is no way possible that you are there.’ We told them that no, we were there and gave them signals to show them we had secured the region… Here was when they realized these kids are good warriors. Gradually, Afghan forces increased and experience showed that any operation in which they participated they gained victory…That was when they gave these kids an axial position and more ammunition.”
“One day we were at Forousiyyah base, Mr. Tavasolli said that every group here has a name and we should choose a name for our unit. He said, ‘Iraqis are called Haydariyoun; Lebanese are Hizbullah, so, we, too, should have an identity.’ So, we said we came for the love of Hazrat Fatimah Zahra (SA), we call ourselves Fatemiyoun.”
The above excerpts give some information about the formation of the Fatemiyoun. However, it is at 15:31 into the documentary that things get more interestingly relevant. Three warriors (one of whom, Abu Hamed aka Mr. Tavassoli who was martyred later) are standing atop a hill overlooking Golan Heights in the horizon. It is the voice of Abu Hamed:
“Here is now Tal Mari’ah [Mari’ah mount]. The final mission is that white high mountain ahead of us which is Golan Heights and in the hands of Israelis. And now we are very close to Israel.”
Another voice says,
“Haj Agha, what is the plan? When are we going to go to there, Inshallah? Abu Hamed responded, ‘In the Summer!’ ‘Tal-a-Qarin, under a heavy bombardment by the enemy…’ In Tal-a-Qarin different and unusual events happened. The kids [i.e. Fatemiyoun fighters] were now in a one-to-one fight with the enemy [Israelis] …gun-to-gun and face-to-face in a real face off…”
Abu Hamed (Marty Alireza Tavasolli) was martyred in Tal-a-Qarin on Esfand 9, 1393 [February 28, 2015]. In the final few minutes of the video, the crux of the presence of Fatemiyoun in Syria is explained:
“The hardships of which I spoke were not even a fraction of the hardship the kids endured. The kids in Edlib, too, were fighting for the love of fighting with Israel. The battles in Edlib and Tedmore is just a preparation for the Fatemiyoun kids for a fight against Zionists. We truly love fighting these cowards. They are more of cowards than what is talked about them. Israel and [US] America with the help of their sycophants began this fire so that they could increase Israel’s security and reduce the power of the Resistance. But they committed a grave mistake because a force like Fatemiyoun was added to the Resistance’s camp. And till we have not brought the life of Zionists to its end, we are not going to let go. In remembering Abu Hamed an in his memory, we will continue his path until there is no Zionist is left.”
When some previews of that documentary had been released, newspapers in Israel went into a panic mode.
Fork in the Taliban’s Road
Atlantic Council headlined an article on August 20, 2021, that read: “Iran spent years preparing for Taliban victory. It may still get stung.” Within the first few opening paragraphs and in the closing paragraphs, the article did not fail in being quite predictable:
In opening paragraphs: “Twenty-three years ago, the Taliban murdered eleven diplomats and a journalist at Tehran’s mission in Mazar-i-Sharaf, nearly sparking a war between the two countries.”
In closing paragraphs: “Even as Iranian officials boasted that the embassy in Kabul and consulate in Herat would remain open, the foreign ministry revealed on August 15 that it quietly shuttered missions in Jalalabad, Kandahar and, of course, Mazar-e Sharif, where the Taliban murdered Iranian personnel.”
I am not too sure whether Atlantic Council is more worried about the Iranians’ safety and security or is anxious to separate the Pashtun cousins from their Muslim roots so that they could find and embrace their supposed Jewish roots in isolation from the region.
I am dead certain, however, that only Taliban and Pashtun could demonstrate with their actions whether they are with the Zionists or with the people of Afghanistan and their Muslim brothers in the region.
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That was almost as good as the tale of a 1001 nights.
Please explain in your words how your comment contributes to the conversation?
As of late, the book of Esther has been on my mind. This is a book of the Bible that some label as fiction. Eshter would certainly go a long way at explaining where the genetic connection might come from. If you are not familiar with this book of the Bible, it says that Esther was in a relationship with Xerxes 1. He had a big empire. He even offered Esther half of that empire.
First of all, there is no need to refer to fairy tales. When the Assyrians captured Samaria, the capital of the North Kingdom of the Jews, ie. Israel, they exiled thousands of Jews to the mountains of Iran.
That was circa 700 BC, give or take.
But, when Cyrus the Great liberated the Jews in 539 BC, when he captured Babylon, a great many of the Jews who were living in exile in Iran, also decided to go back to their homeland, as it was no longer under hostile Assyrian or Babylonian occupation. Under Cyrus, the temple of Yahweh at Jerusalem was rebuilt, and the Jewish state was developed anew on top of the ashes left behind by Nebuchadnezzar II, Tiglath-Pileser III, Shalmaneser IV, et al.
What has this got to do with Muslims today in a region which the Assyrians didn’t even know existed, and where the genetic makeup of the people now is extremely mixed ranging from very light to very dark? Esther and more fairy tales.
https://newsmedia.tasnimnews.com/Tasnim/Uploaded/Image/1399/07/15/1399071515544095021378054.jpg — this is a photo of Mohamadreza Pahlavi and Anwar Sadat; one of them is an ethnic Semites, the other is an Indo-European. Can you tell which is which?
The Semites speak languages from the Afro-Asiatic family, and their original ancestors came from Africa, probably Ethiopia, but I can’t say for sure.
The Afro-Asiatic languages include: Semitic, Omotic, Berber, Cushitic, and Chadic. Ancient Egyptian was also a member of this family. These are all African languages. The only reason the family is called Afro-Asiatic, is because the Semites just barely made it into Asia.
The ruling race of Jews in Israel today (the Ashkenazis) are not even really Semitic Jews, let alone the Pashtuns.
Look at the countries where Chadic and Omotic and Berber and Cushitic languages are spoken, and the people you see there are the cousins of the real Israelites of old.
So in a way, nobody is a Jew, not even the Jews themselves, unless you can find me a few people in Israel who look like the people of Chad and Cameroon and Ethiopia, who aren’t actually modern immigrants from Africa.
Can we please close this case now?
As the say in the modern day, follow the science.
Bravo. That paper and the brilliant science which it contains have put everything to rest.
Everyone, rest easy. The Pashtuns are Jews.
Bravo, Chapman. Bravo.
Hey, one question though. Can you explain what that paper says, and why it is relevant to the Pashtuns?
Why would the Pashtuns be upset about Gods Choosen adopting them? Just get the test and all the Pashtuns can sleep easy.
This is an excellent article. There is information in here that very few of us actually know.
In terms of the ‘false jewrizing’ I have a little experience with this, as a part of family all of a sudden declared themselves as part of the lost tribe of Benjamin. I did not want to insult them, but mumbled sarcastically afterward.. Yeah, and I’m Benjamin himself I’m sure.
I did not realize this was a wider attempt in the world, so, this is very interesting and I’m sure going to ask more questions in order to find where that came from.
Again, this is an excellent article and this author does not deserve cheap statements on her work.
Read again, until you get the substance before you comment please.
Read again, until you get the substance before you comment please.
Agreed. These superficial and disconnected comments are a pain to deal with…
And yes, this article is superb!
“Yeah and I’m Benjamin himself I’m sure”
(me) -cracking up-
(Okay funny- I can picture that- )
Mansaurah Tajik very helpful analysis – clear-insightful (pictures-gives conceptual framework to the writing – very important)
I recommend the author archive.is the links in his references.
Web sources increasingly disappear…. or are modified
“Here I wish to draw attention to the young women (especially Rula Ghani) in this quartet and reflect on how these two women and the two Kabuli boys coalesced into one of the most influential bands of Zionized feminists and feminized compradors in the service of the American imperial savagery in Afghanistan. How did two Western-struck Kabuli boys and their Western Zionist wives end up playing such crucial roles in the bloody American destruction of Afghanistan? Specifically, how did a Westernized hypermodern fiery feminist Lebanese Christian woman (with Zionist genes) end up being the “banu-ye awal” (Farsi, first lady) of Afghanistan being interviewed by the BBC in the presidential palace of Afghanistan?”
This passage hints at the underlying issues of Islamic Iranian opposition to Zionist Israel. It is part of very fundamental warfare within the whole human species,—expressed in other ways: the absolute enmity between God, the men and the Aryans (in present Islamic format) against Satan (cartoonish-fantasy version of the horned man-goat with pitchfork and naked dancing women), the women in general, and the Jews (in present Zionist format). This bloody warfare is the plague on the entire human species, generating great mass murders through great deceit-devilish “mesmerism” for the benefit of the real Satan the great murderer and liar and overall predator against all humans.
The Palestinians get used and then trampled by both sides of this titanic conflict.
The conflict will not fade away and end until all humans accept divine grace-energy and start functioning predominantly through creativity in liberty and peace as the kingdom of heaven outlined in the recorded words, thoughts and example of Lord Jesus the Anointed, operating both within and among humans, and then stop sacrificing-martyring self and others in service and worship to idols deemed demanding and greater than Lord God in whom all humans live and move and have their being. Those are the idols of race, tribe, nation, claimed authority from God (God’s name in vain), possessions-riches and money, fame and glory and notions of “beauty”. Or anything which demands human sacrifice-martyrdom.
“The Palestinians get used and then trampled by both sides of this titanic conflict.”
The Palestinians probably wouldn’t even exist anymore if it wasn’t for Iran.
Iran has slowly organized them and armed them and trained them to resist the occupiers and take back their country.
And in any case, it is the Israeli side doing most of the killing.
If it wasn’t for Iran’s meddling, Lebanon and Syria and Iraq would now be ruled over by ISIS backed by the US and Israel, and their terrorism would be an unstoppable global scourge now. Because of action by the Lebanese, Syrians and Iraqis, their countries are free and not ruled by Zionist terrorists. And Palestine will soon be free and not ruled by Zionist terrorists.
If your advice is to lay down arms and not fight so as to not feed Satan, then that advice must go to the Israelis, who have the real arms. What the Palestinians have is tooth and claw in comparison, shall they be the ones to lay down their sticks and stones before Israel lays down its weapons of mass destruction?
What shameless hasbara garbage you weave.
What is “hasbara garbage”? Another non sequitur nonsense term.
Everyone all around must lay down arms, or else of course no one can or will. Everyone all around, Israeli, Palestinian, Iranian, Arab, must undergo the grand conversion and together build a new church from scratch, inspired and guided by true godly grace-energy of the kingdom of heaven operating within and among humans,—and abandoning worship of all idols on every side. Then the strife, violence, killings and warfare should fade away. Zionism will cease to exist. Daesh/ISIS will cease to exist. Iranian Islamicism will cease to exist. Militant Wahhabism and militant Salafism and similar doctrines and feelings will cease to exist. Militant Catholicism will cease to exist. The idols must be and are to be toppled simultaneously.
You casually lump together “Iranian Islamicism” with Daesh/ISIS, Wahhabism, Salafism, and you ask what is hasbara garbage?
Idols must be toppled? Everyone must lay down their arms? Everyone must undergo the grand conversion?
Oh, must they?
Good luck with all that, sweetheart.
On a certain key level the Daesh/ISIS, the Wahhabists, the Salafists, the Taliban, the Iranian Islamic revolutionaries agree, that the pious Islamic ideal society they would build shall be a lifestyle simple, humble, micromanaged according to Islamic laws, men much like monks, women much like nuns, and they all ferociously fight against any other lifestyle or people who do not perfectly conform.—They may also fight and kill each other over other issues but that is their nature as ferocious people (like take several spiders of different species and dump them all into one test tube, close quarters, and see how they start fighting and killing each other because it is their nature and instinct).
And all of these movements are fundamentally very “woman hating” so that even if Israel, Zionism, the so-called “Zionist entity” ceased to exist, the warfare would not cease, and as long as women exist in the human species, these movements would wage war against this ultimate worldwide enemy, the women, to stomp them down and somehow just get rid of them.—That is the ultimate great adversary and conflict, against societies with “too much women’s influence”. And not surprising, likely some feminists feel the same way about men,
how could they all be gotten rid of and the human species become almost all female like some insect societies out there are.—But this is altogether a satanic influence plaguing humankind to some degree or another all over the planet, to create maximum rage energies and fear energies and turn humans into machines of rage and humans into demons so to speak.
And is that what you are trying to do with your hasbara garbage here? Create maximum rage?
Israel is finished, honey. Deal with it.
Funny how the zionists invent these fantasies, usually anyone who can be used or exploited, suddenly s/he’s become a “lost tribe”.
They even brought Amerindians from Latin America to israel for that purpose. No one wants to be a “lost tribe” anymore when their money becomes worthless. Tough.
Nonsense, everyone knows the British are the lost tribe. General Allenby won the battle of Armageddon (Battle of Megiddo) in 1918. He liberated Jerusalem and with the help of lord Balfour established the Jewish messianic era.
I hope everyone’s sarcasm meter works but seriously British-Israelites might tell it like this.
Amo1999 – correct.
This coincides with Israel’s plan B for the region.
If US military might doesn’t work then use bribery or something to infiltrate the halls of power and get the country to allow Israeli bases, companies, intelligence security, etc.to take over. Just look at what has happened in UAE and Azerbaijan. Israel is slowly but surely running the show. Soon they will get rid of the current rulers and take full control. Very subtle.
Military might in Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen proved fruitless, sanctions like in Iran and Lebanon didn’t pan out so it’s on to… “ we are Jewish brothers … lets us in…”
This plan worked to perfection in the US. Have to wonder if the US Congress is a lost tribe.
“Allow me to give a bit of background so that you could better contextualize the events. In the past few decades, projects to “Jewrize” several local populations in India, that is, to convince them they are actually one of the lost tribes of Jews and revert them back to becoming Jews, appeared to have been going rather smoothly.”
This Israeli tactic to Jewify the populations of other nations is shameless in its ridiculousness.
Soon, Israel will claim that blond, blue-eyed Aryan Germans are also one of the “Lost Tribes of Israel” and should be Jewified and claim (honorary) Israeli citizenship.
And they will claim that Adolph Hitler was actually a Jew!
The author wrote, “The Guardian headlined a report titled: “Pashtun clue to lost tribes of Israel: Genetic study sets out to uncover if there is a 2,700-year-old link to Afghanistan and Pakistan.”
I don’t know if medical based anthropology exists that can compare a 21st century person’s DNA to the Hebrews who were conquered by the Assyrians in 723 BC that ended the Northern Kingdom of Israel nation. I do believe the descendants of the ten lost tribes live somewhere on the planet (e.g., Caucasus, North America, etc.) since they were forced to relocate and not victims of mass genocide.
That’s over 2,500 years ago and human DNA does degrade over time, even if it has been preserved in a protective medium such as paraffin or some type of plant resin.
See: https://www.thermofisher.com/us/en/home/life-science/pcr/real-time-pcr/real-time-pcr-learning-center/real-time-pcr-basics/real-time-pcr-troubleshooting-tool/snp-genotyping-troubleshooting/trailing-clusters/dna-may-be-degraded.html .
So the logical question asked is, “What did the Israeli scientists use to compare the Pashtun blood sample with and how can they be sure of its purity and biological integrity?”
Humanity longs for miracles but when a miracle of mega seismic proportion (Taliban victory over the combined might of Nato) occurs, the collective humanity’s eye gets cataract. Zionist’s attempt to jewize Taliban is akin to planning for agriculture on the surface of the sun. It is certainly possible to graft and harvest filth like Zalmay Khalilzad and Ashraf Ghani but the “golden” Pashtun core that for centuries has adorned the teachings of the Prophet of Islam can NEVER be corrupted.
Hear (my translation) what a Pakistani intellectual Orya Maqbook Jan says of Taliban.
Dear audience, under the circumstances you and I are gathered here today, every moment of it is a sign from the signs of Allah. Recites a verse from the Holy Quran (the signs of Allah are for the wise to ponder). It is a novel moment in the history of humanity that you and I are witnessing in which Allah fulfilled a promise (quotes a verse from the Holy Quran the gist of which is Allah grants victory to a poor and small group of people over large and well-endowed enemies by the will of Allah).
Dear audience I vividly remember; 20 years ago, I’d like to take you back to an event when America entered Afghanistan I penned articles on the topic. In a grand gathering here in Islamabad in which I was invited to receive best columnist award, (President of Pakistan) General Pervez Musharraf was the guest of honor. The primary discussion of columnists and journalists around the table where Musharraf sat (was metaphorically) “the only god in today’s world is technology and are you going to battle against that technology?”. In my acceptance speech, I made a pronouncement looking at Musharraf barely able to conceal my anger. May Allah grant me and Pervez Musharraf enough life so that he and I can witness America retreating from Afghanistan having been defeated and disgraced. I cannot say in whose honor Allah accepted my prayer. Today we both are alive.
Those Pakistani elite who trembled by the mere mentioning of Taliban used to say we disdain the Islam of Taliban, we do not want Taliban’s Islam. Even the Generals of Pakistani army parroted, “are you even aware of their (Nato’s) technological might”. In every age men have made their own sacrilegious god, the biggest sacrilege of our times is the technology sacrilege. Iqbal (the national poet responsible for the creation of Pakistan) said (during the industrial revolution era) “believing men believe in Allah while satan believes in the machinery of Europe”. Allah has differentiated (between his believers and those Muslims awe struck by European technology). (Quoting Iqbal) who in his colloquial elegance said, “those who understands the essence of the Prophet’s teaching considers the fear of anything or anyone sacrilege”. One who fears an official commits sacrilege, one who fears a prime minister commits sacrilege, one who fears America commits sacrilege. One of the definitions of sacrilege is not to include anything or anyone in the HIS (might, strength and reach).
It’s a unique war one which human history never witnessed before. Wars are always ongoing – there are two main opponents. First world war – half the world on this side, the other half on the other side. Second world war – half the world on this side, the other half on the other side. Vietnam war – China, Russia on one side, America on the other side. (Nato’s war on Taliban is the ) first war (in the annals of human history) where the entire world is on one side and only and only 60,000 Allah’s parwaney (insects who flock around a light source) on the other side. The entire world, the entire world (against Taliban), no neighboring country’s support (all of Afghanistan neighbors were allied with America in it’s so called war on terror). In a 2004 report presented to the United States senate, 57,000, (yes) 57,000 American bombing flights took flight from Pakistani soil to bomb Taliban and Muslims to bits of meat – 57,000 times from 3 (Pakistani) air bases.
We arrested 600 (Taliban) people and handed them over (to Nato) to take them to Guantanamo bay – 99% of whom America released as innocents (with no trace of involvement in 911). Highly pious people whose foreheads have blackened due to late night prostrations (to Allah) – no neighbor with (Taliban) them, neither Iran with them, nor Afghanistan with them, nor Pakistan with them. Now no one has a right to claim medals (for Taliban’s victory over Nato) the medal (of victory) is only due to the Oneness (of Allah). (Allah) has granted (Taliban) victory for only one reason I read today (in the Quran) after describing I’ll take leave (from the podium).
We say we are a disgraced lot (referring to Pakistani populace), we are a saddened lot and look on the other side (of the border) the grace and respect of only 60,000 (Taliban). In the 50th verse of Surah Baqarah (Allah says) “you accept a part of the book (Quran) and deny part of it”. And those who does like this not only they will be punished in the hereafter but also as per the Quran “Allah will disgrace them in this world”. You (referring to fellow Pakistanis) sing the praises of the Prophet (of Islam) but take guidance and vision from elsewhere (referring to the western civilization). It will never happen unless and until (Pakistani’s) servile themselves to the ways and teachings of the Prophet, until you have full trust in Allah you will not gain respect (in other words become victorious like Taliban).
Today as I said the other day (20 years ago in the gathering with Musharraf) they (Taliban) were without any military help in 2001, they are once again by themselves with no external support. In 2001 Taliban were by themselves with no external military support, today in 2021 my Taliban, my Afghanistan, I say them mine because they represent Muslims, are going through Shoib-e-Abu-Talib (referring to the 3 year harsh social, political and economic boycott of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)). Today (Pakistan) like that of pagan Meccans are once more participating in the economic boycott of Taliban. Is there anyone (Muslim country or Muslim leader) who is willing to standup and seek (Taliban Government) recognition.
You will be amazed, in 1843 Britain created an arbitrary boundary between Muslims (referring to the Durand line) when 20,000 strong British Army was slaughter with an exception of a lone survivor (William Brydon, assistant surgeon in the imperial British Bengal Army) said to the British garrison in Jalalabad “do not go that way (pointing towards the direction of Kabul) where people put their trust in Allah. After the creation of Durand line (by the British) a seed of hatred was sown from Afghanistan (towards the Muslims of present day Pakistan and even that of India and Bangladesh). Afghan hatred (for us Pakistanis) from that Afghanistan who came to the aid of Indian Muslims on the plea of Shah Waliullah (a sufi saint). Shah Waliullah writes a letter (in 1761) to Ahmad Shah Abdali (to come to the rescue of Indian Muslims) who when he arrives with 35,000 Afghan army to India history alters its course. The Hindutva force of Balaji Baji Roa (third battle of Panipat) is decimated (it is a widely held belief that the present day Muslims of Pakistan and India owe their religious identity to Ahmad Shah Abdali thus perpetually grateful to the Afghan support who once were ever ready to sacrifice their very lives for the preservation of Indian subcontinent Muslims eligious identity).
There is one group (of Pakistani elites) who desires to maintain the division (of Afghan and Pakistan Muslims) on the other side of the barricade and on this side of the border (they) like to get absorbed in Ganga Jamuna (perhaps means Indian) civilization. That Afghanistan from where the praiseworthy poems of AbdurRehman Jaami in the honor of the Holy Prophet arose. That Afghanistan from where Sayyedina Ali Ajmeri whom we fondly remember as Daata Ganj came. That Afghanistan in whose city of Balkh Mevlana Rumi was born. That Afghanistan where Muhammad of Ghori sought blessings of Afghan holy men (before his conquests of India). That Afghanistan from where the sufi caravans used to come. Now (that liberal Pakistani elite group who desires division between Afghan and Pakistan Muslims) is spreading hate (of Afghanis) by claiming terrorist infiltrators are coming over from Afghanistan. For 20 years you shook hands with those Afghans (referring to the puppet Karzai government) who administered 60 (terrorist camps run by India), for 20 years you fed that (traitor) Afghanistan, for 20 years you hugged that (traitor) Afghanistan. Who was Hamid Karzai, who were the Northern Alliance, who was Ashraf Ghani – they were all against (Muslims and Pakistan).
Today once again Allah’s decision is upon us. And remember, 20 years later I once again want to say a prayer. Please join in my prayer. In ways Allah made my Prophet victorious in the Shoib-e-Abu-Talib (political, social and economic) boycott without becoming dependent on anyone (without giving into his pagan enemies whose demands were to comprise his teachings in matters on the Oneness of Allah).
O Allah who you granted military victory (over the combined might of Nato), grant them victory from the current economic boycott. O Allah free (the Taliban Government) from the economic stranglehold and do not let them become dependent on anyone because from day one (of their existence) they solely relied upon you. You (referring to the Muslims of Pakistan) and I shall enter an abyss (judgement hour) of time if we do not (help the Taliban Government). We are neighbors, we shall (certainly) face the (judgement) hour; remember (by heart) Allah shall grant them victory. Mullah Omar gave his last interview on his way (to martyrdom); that was a `big (historically significant) interview. Sitting on a motorcycle (surrounded by) Voice of America (reporters), (Mullah Omar) told the (Voice of America reporters) Bush said he will shrink the earth on me but “my Allah’s promise is, his earth is elaborate”. My Allah’s promise won (came true). Those (Muslims) who do not walk on the path of Allah, such (Muslims) shall be disgraced fearing hither and thither and fearing America. Iqbal too said one who fears America commits shirk (blasphemous sacrilege).
Ameen Brother….Ameen; many many millions of us have the same view; no matter how much they demonise us, Hold strongly to the rope of Allah, Al Baqarah…..last two verses are enough for us. if we are true believers:
The Messenger ˹firmly˺ believes in what has been revealed to him from his Lord, and so do the believers. They ˹all˺ believe in Allah, His angels, His Books, and His messengers. ˹They proclaim,˺ “We make no distinction between any of His messengers.” And they say, “We hear and obey. ˹We seek˺ Your forgiveness, our Lord! And to You ˹alone˺ is the final return.”
Allah does not require of any soul more than what it can afford. All good will be for its own benefit, and all evil will be to its own loss. ˹The believers pray,˺ “Our Lord! Do not punish us if we forget or make a mistake. Our Lord! Do not place a burden on us like the one you placed on those before us. Our Lord! Do not burden us with what we cannot bear. Pardon us, forgive us, and have mercy on us. You are our ˹only˺ Guardian. So grant us victory over the disbelieving people.”
“Those Pakistani elite who trembled by the mere mentioning of Taliban used to say we disdain the Islam of Taliban, we do not want Taliban’s Islam. Even the Generals of Pakistani army parroted, “are you even aware of their (Nato’s) technological might”.”
The Taliban’s Islam is indeed not a desirable or glorious thing at all. If you wish to see the face of true Islam, refer to the history of the Islamic Golden Age. Wikipedia is a good start.
True Islam produced Rumi and Avicenna, and a list of great people so long that it would require its own multi volume book to enumerate them all. When modern Western intellectuals of the 21st century read Rumi and Avicenna and Khayyam, they express genuine shock and disbelief that people from 1000 years ago could have been more sophisticated than the people of today.
The world will never again produce a Rumi or an Avicenna.
True Islam also produced world class technology during the Golden Age, and continues to produce world class technology that is superior to American technology even today in Iran.
True Islam produced Ayatollah Khamenei and Qasem Soleimani, and scores of other Iranian prodigies whose names are unknown, but whose efforts are bearing fruit in the region right now.
Islam and technology are not antithetical.
Islam and education for girls are not antithetical.
Islam and music and dancing are not antithetical.
Islam and progress are not antithetical.
“The entire world, the entire world (against Taliban), no neighboring country’s support (all of Afghanistan neighbors were allied with America in it’s so called war on terror).”
This is not correct. If you look on the web, there was always rumors of IRGC support for the Taliban going around. And Iranian weapons were found in the hands of the Taliban more than once.
“O Allah who you granted military victory (over the combined might of Nato), grant them victory from the current economic boycott.”
The economic boycott has been broken. Yesterday the Taliban announced numerous deals with Iran.
I have a suggestion for the ‘scholars’ of Pakistan who prattle about true Islam: look to Iran. Iran is the salvation of the region and the salvation of all Muslims; just ask Lebanon and Syria and Iraq.
Must Iran liberate Palestine before all ‘Muslims’ can see where true Islam is at? If that is the case, so be it.
The Islamic world has gone astray, there is no doubt about that. O ye Muslims, where are your Birunis and Farabis and Khwarazmis and Avicennas and Saladins and Hasan Sabbahs and Rumis and Khayyams and Ibn Khalduns and Iqbals today? Who among you can be called Great today?
When I look outside the Iranian sphere, I see Muslims ruled over by corrupt dictatorial regimes or even more corrupt politicians, and I see them unwilling and unable to change anything. Where are your champions, O Muslims? Where are your Bashar Assads and Hasan Nasrallahs and Abdul Malek Houthis?
When I look at the Muslims outside of the Iranian sphere, I see official ties with Israel being established day by day. In Bahrain, people are beaten for protesting in front of the Zionist embassy.
When I look at the Muslims outside of the Iranian sphere, I am not impressed, and neither is the rest of the world.
I am not impressed by the Pakistani ‘scholars’, and I am not impressed by Daesh or Turkey or Saudi Arabia or the UAE, and I am certainly not impressed by the Taliban.
When I read Pakistani ‘scholars’ touting the Taliban as true Islam, while ignoring Iran, I understand why Pakistanis today are so wretched; because they are blind.
I wish I had time to go through this text paragraph by paragraph and respond to all of it, but alas, the point is clear:
1. Muslims today are a joke, and they aren’t even a pale imitation of the Muslims of the Golden Age
2. Muslims today are ruled over almost exclusively by Zionist-backed dictators
3. Muslims today are not producing technology, science, art, literature — or anything — on par with the rest of the world
4. The true Muslims of the Golden Age were the best of the best at absolutely everything. And the rest of the world, especially Europeans, were a joke in comparison
5. Muslims today are generally among the most backwards people in the world. And when they go to Western countries, their behavior embarrasses and shames all Muslims
6. Muslims today celebrate the Taliban, while disparaging Iran and belittling its achievements — that is if they can even bring themselves to utter Iran’s name
7. Muslims today have only one hope: Iran. Wassalam.
The Saker blog is read and analyzed by the Zionist supporters and protectors in Israel and around the Jewish enslaved West. They wish and pray the author’s attempts to portray Taliban as a sold-out lot would someday come true but alas they well know that these desired cousins are destined to cleanse them from planet earth.
According to Biden’s pre-August 15 speech, there are no more than 75,000 Talib. Over the 20-year Judai+Jesuit crusade on Afghanistan, the Zionist’s launched an average of 5 ariel bombing raids per Talib; the one million container transit of military equipment from Pakistan equals to 13.33 containers to kill one Talib – yet they remain standing. In the words of Sheik Imran Hosein, Taliban’s victory proves Islam is no longer a relic of the past.
During the initial NATO onslaught on Afghanistan, Iran played a diabolic role supporting NATO. In return for their support, the Ayatollah’s of 2001 were hoping for Western favors but then came Bush’s “axis of evil” speech. They got burnt; acknowledged their folly and realized Iran’s survival depends on keeping NATO busy in Afghanistan. This made Iran come over to the side of Taliban. The 20-year reprieve along with Pakistan’s Nuclear Technology transfer has made what Iran is today.
Taliban’s victory has not only rejuvenated the Sunni world but also enthused the Shia side. On a broader context, Taliban’s victory has put China on a path to liberate Taiwan, Russia to recover USSR’s losses and far flung countries such as Cuba and Venezuela to believe that they too can overcome the atrocities of Zio led AngloSaxon world order. We now have blue eyed blond hair Texas Taliban rejoicing Afghan Taliban victory and preparing for the second and final civil war with Washington. Many of these Texas Taliban include veterans of Afghan and Iraq wars.
Coming to the question of Iran’s contribution, under the leadership of the Taliban 2.0, Iran does have a critical role to play. The Taliban 2.0 shall create a Khorasan Union with its heart in Afghanistan, its flanks comprising of Pakistan and Iran and its rear made up of Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. Turkey, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Malaysia shall be its allies. Arabs (perhaps with the exception of Qatar and Algeria) will have no role to play. Dubai will remain a drug and prostitution hub; with the destruction of Israel, Saudi too will disappear and shall once again be called as Hezaj; the Hezaj area will encompass the Arab emirates destroying its excesses. Jordan, Syria and historical Palestine shall become the Shaam of Ottoman era. When the Iranian flank of Khorasan Union enters the holy cities of Mecca and Medina, the Shia and Sunni distinction shall cease to exist – they will be known as Muslims.
“During the initial NATO onslaught on Afghanistan, Iran played a diabolic role supporting NATO.”
What exactly are you accusing Iran of? And what is your evidence?
“This made Iran come over to the side of Taliban.”
Iran never came over to the side of the Taliban. The Iranian people despise the Taliban through and through.
The IRGC lent support to the Taliban.
“The 20-year reprieve along with Pakistan’s Nuclear Technology transfer has made what Iran is today.”
What 20-year reprieve? The IRGC has been fighting the US and the Zionists and ISIS in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Lebanon and Palestine for the last 20 years. And they’ve been supporting the Taliban in the fight against the US and ISIS.
And what nuclear technology transfer from Pakistan? What is your evidence for this?
Iran has one operational nuclear reactor at Bushehr which generates 1000 Megawatts of electricity. How has that made Iran what it is today, as you say?
As for the rest of your comment, all of it says more about where your head is at, than it does about any reality on the ground.
And your “Khorasan Union” just sounds like ISIS-K propaganda.
ISIS is CIA+Mossad project developed to annihilate middle eastern nations and kill Muslims. The alphabet ISIS soup we are seeing in Afghanistan that Taliban are battling against is engineered to produce shock reaction (primarily by Muslims) by merely mentioning of the word Khorasan. In the coming months and years synthetic propaganda will be gradually unveiled to deter Muslims from anything to do with the word Khorasan. Despite this, a Khorasan Union perhaps resembling the European Union in governance but not in intent shall come to be.
A few references of Iran’s support dislodging Taliban:
The Atlantic Council article states that:
“The Iranian government cooperated indirectly with the US military to topple the Taliban regime in Afghanistan..”
It does not offer any explanation as to what exactly the Iranian government allegedly did, and it offers nothing in the form of evidence or analysis to substantiate that claim.
The second link, however, has a bit more substance. It states that:
“Ambassador Dobbins. Thank you, Mr. Chairman, and thank you for holding these important hearings.
There is a popular perception in the United States that in
the aftermath of 9/11, the United States formed a coalition and overthrew the Taliban. That is wrong. In the aftermath of 9/11, the United States joined an existing coalition, which had been trying to overthrow the Taliban for most of a decade. That coalition consisted of India, Russia, Iran, and the Northern Alliance.”
“In January 2002, the President in his inaugural address
included Iran in what he characterized as an axis of evil.
Despite that, the Iranians persisted for a number of months in
offering significant cooperation to the United States. For
instance, in March 2002, the Iranian delegation asked to meet
with me on the fringes of an international meeting in Geneva
that I was chairing on assistance to Afghanistan. They
introduced me to an Iranian general in full uniform who had
been the commander of their security assistance efforts to the Northern Alliance throughout the war.
The general said that Iran was willing to contribute to an
American-led program to build the new Afghan national army.
“We are prepared to house and train up to 20,000 troops in a
broader program under American leadership,” the general
offered. “Well, if you train some Afghan troops and we train
some, might they not end up having incompatible doctrines?” I responded somewhat skeptically. The general just laughed. He said, “Don’t worry, we are still using the manuals you left
behind in 1979.”
I said, “OK, well, they might have compatible doctrines,
but might they not have conflicting loyalties?” “Well,” he
responded, “we trained, we equipped, and by the way, we are
still the ones who are paying the Afghan troops you are using
in southern Afghanistan to chase down the remaining Taliban and al Qaeda elements. Are you having any difficulty with their loyalty?” I acknowledged that insofar as I was aware, we did not, and I said I would report the offer back to Washington”
Who was this General? Does “don’t worry we are still using the manuals you left behind” sound like American self-aggrandizement to you? Or is it just me? But ok, whatever.
The text continues many paragraphs later:
“But I would like to pursue something with Ambassador
Dobbins, and I am obviously going on here as I am looking for
the right questions. First of all, some yes and no answers
would be appropriate. The Northern Alliance were our allies
when we went into Afghanistan, in fact, the leader of the
Northern Alliance was the guy that we were anticipating working with, because he was very much allied with the United States.
Was Iran helping the Northern Alliance?
Mr. Moran. They were? Did Iran contemplate going to war
with the Afghani Taliban?
Ambassador Dobbins. At one point, when some of their
diplomats were seized and killed.
Mr. Moran. So they were in the same position as we were,
that the United States was, but before the United States in
terms of recognizing the repressive policies of the Taliban.
Did our special forces work with Iranian troops or agents in
Afghanistan in the Afghan war when we went to war with the
Ambassador Dobbins. Not directly that I know of.
Mr. Moran. Did they coordinate in any way?
Ambassador Dobbins. I don’t believe that there was good diplomatic coordination. There was some intelligence
coordination. I don’t believe there was any direct military
Mr. Moran. Were they of any consequence in our prevailing
in that war against the Taliban?
Ambassador Dobbins. I think that their contribution was on
the one hand, having sustained the Northern Alliance for most of a decade, and continuing to sustain it, to pay it, to train it, to support it during the conflict, including after 9/11,
and then directly on the diplomatic side, in which they did
collaborate with us quite effectively.
Mr. Moran. Now, after the major hostilities, and obviously
they are still going on, but we needed to put a government
together. Iran knew the language, they knew many of the people.
They had been involved more, they were a neighbor of
Afghanistan. Did they offer to help us put together a stable
government that would work with the United States?
Ambassador Dobbins. They did, and they brokered some of the key compromises that led to the success of the Bonn conference where the Karzai government was selected.”
Now, you tell me, friend, in your own words, what exactly are you accusing Iran of? And why do you say Iran’s acts were diabolical? Which acts are you referring to? From the above text, which you have referred me to, it is only too clear: Iran acted for peace and stability in Afghanistan, and at a time when the ISI was puppeteering the proto-Taliban (if today’s Taliban can be called the mature end product), in coordination with al-Qaeda, to bring instability to the region, while at the same time it (ISI) was conducting false flag operations to drive a wedge between Iran and the Taliban.
Also, Ahmad Shah Masoud was the leader of the Northern Alliance. Who killed him, and why? And if the US officials in the text above claim that the Northern Alliance were the US allies, but the US assassinated their leader in the most cowardly possible manner, how much credibility does that lend to the US officials, and the entire text above?
I would take anything that comes out of the US with a grain of salt.
But in any case, as far as Afghanistan is concerned, even according to US officials, Iran has been nothing but a force for peace and stability. Do you disagree?
Not accusing Iran; stating the facts.
In 2001, without analyzing 911 was an inside job, Iran jumped on the “bad guy Taliban” propaganda and got burnt badly. Iran of 2021 is on the right side of history; they sacrificed blood and treasure by joining Putin’s initiative to crush ISIS in Syria and Iraq and now seems to be working hand in glove with the Pakistan and Taliban governments to mop-up the last remnants of CIA+Mossad terrorists in the region.
On a side note, I pray intelligent people like you leverage the success of Taliban to germinate, nurture and stand-up an economic, political and military union of the 6 Muslim nations of the region. Only and only such a union can stand up to the Zionist monster. The tide of history is on your side; you have China’s economic engine behind you; you have Russia’s political acumen and military technology behind you; you have the entire South American continent behind; you have many of the Eastern & some Western European nations behind you; you have the RED US states behind you (America has committed suicide with its population reduction vaccine mandate) – above all, ask any American rank and file military general and they too agree, you have GOD behind you.
“In 2001, without analyzing 911 was an inside job, Iran jumped on the “bad guy Taliban” propaganda and got burnt badly.”
According to the link that you yourself provided, Iran was part of an anti-Taliban coalition long before the US invaded Afghanistan. So, how did Iran jump on the US anti-Taliban bandwagon, as you say? Wouldn’t it be more accurate to say that the US joined the Iranian anti-Taliban effort? (But then, why did the US assassinate the leader of the Northern Alliance, who were trained and funded by Iran to fight the Taliban, a few days before the US Army invaded Afghanistan?)
So, the US joined Iran’s anti-Taliban campaign, and the Taliban were sidelined in Afghanistan. What happened next? Iran installed Hamid Karzai as the President of Afghanistan. And to this day, Karzai is Iran’s man in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, the US built up Afghanistan from a country with very little modern infrastructure, to the standard of a developing country, and the US armed the Afghan Army with tons of equipment.
While the US was doing that, Iran supported the Taliban, and various other groups and factions in Afghanistan, including political personalities like Karzai and Abdullah Abdullah, but also ex-warlords like Ismail Khan who served the the Afghan Minister of Energy for almost a decade.
So, Iran made sure that the US did not become the ultimate power in Afghanistan.
And now, Israeli media states (with quite a bit of anguish and frustration) that Iran has been the mastermind behind the whole show in Afghanistan, which essentially means that the US had been dancing to Iran’s tune in Afghanistan since practically day one.
The US is gone from Afghanistan now. And there is peace in Afghanistan. And there is an independent government there, which is all that Iran has ever wanted for Afghanistan; an independent government. Because an independent government will automatically ally itself with Iran, as it is quite a no-brainer, as far as decisions go. And that is why the US is terrified of independent governments in the region, and why it needs corrupt puppet governments, simply to counter Iranian influence, which is the only real power in the region.
“..they sacrificed blood and treasure by joining Putin’s initiative to crush ISIS in Syria and Iraq..”
So, Iran jumped on the US bandwagon in Afghanistan, and Iran joined Putin’s initiative in Syria and Iraq, eh?
Iran was in Syria since day one. Putin joined the fray 4 years later. How does this timeline bode for your assertion that Iran joined Putin’s initiative? And what has Iraq got to do with Putin at all?
“Only and only such a union can stand up to the Zionist monster.”
The Zionist entity is finished, and Iran has had absolutely not a single ally in that fight. Not only has Iran had no help in the struggle against the Zionist regime, but Iran has been supporting numerous dependents in that struggle.
You speak of Russian military technology behind Iran, as if Russia did not delay the delivery of S-300s to Iran for years –even though it was a defensive weapon — because the US and Israel basically forbade Russia from making the delivery, even though Iran had payed for it.
You speak of China’s economic engine behind Iran, as if you are not aware that China (and Russia) voted to sanction Iran for an alleged nuclear weapons program, when Israel right next door has had numerous nuclear weapons for decades, and no such vote to sanction them was ever implemented.
Iran stood alone against the US and Israel for 43 years, while Iranians supported every oppressed and impoverished nation in the world along the way, as far away as Venezuela.
You are very ill-informed, friend. Even though the arms embargo against Iran is technically lifted, Russia and China still will not sell fighter jets or spy satellites to Iran, even to this very day.
Iran’s modern weapons systems are all 100% domestically produced. And it is those weapons that are in the hands of the Yemenis beating the Saudis today, while the Saudis have weapons from practically every country in the world, including Russia.
If you are really this ill-informed, then I forgive you for having such a bleak view of Iran, while glorifying the Taliban or Pakistan or whoever it is that you are advocating.
I used to think that the reason Iran enjoys literally zero support of any kind from the Muslim world or the international community, was just blind hatred. But it seems the real reason is simply a lack of awareness about Iran and its activities.
I guess I cannot blame you, or anyone else. For 43 years the world media has been portraying the Islamic Republic as if it were an evil terrorist regime with no saving grace, like Israel.
I hope that you will take the time to educate yourself before you accuse Iran of “diabolical” acts again, acts which you cannot substantiate with a drop of evidence, even though there is an entire ocean of disinformation and propaganda against Iran out there.
In Putin, Allah stood up an iron wall to chain the Zionist Empire. Without Russia’s air-cover, there would be a NATO friendly regime in Damascus and Tehran would be in ruins. What matters today is that Iran is on the right side of history.
The divine momentum is with the greater Khorasan region, not just with any one country, language or people. The challenge for the region is to free (not forget) from the trappings of history to exploit the unfolding opportunities – a sizable western populace have become refugees; harvest them to seed your foundation.
Khorasan Union is destined to emerge.
https://newsmedia.tasnimnews.com/Tasnim/Uploaded/Image/1400/05/30/1400053016502850923448694.png — Mulawi Shir Ahmad Ammar, the Taliban’s deputy governor of Herat, here pictured at a Shia religious ceremony, has stated that the Taliban will not allow anyone to threaten Iran from Afghan soil.
A few days ago, the Taliban arrested 13 ISIS terrorists in Kabul. And a couple of days before that, they eliminated an ISIS center in Kabul, following hours of fighting.
Now meanwhile, Amnesty International has published the following report.
https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/press-release/2021/10/afghanistan-13-hazara-killed-by-taliban-fighters-in-daykundi-province-new-investigation/ — “Afghanistan: 13 Hazara killed by Taliban fighters in Daykundi province – new investigation”
I am inclined to believe the Taliban when they say they are fighting ISIS, which they claim has only very limited presence inside Afghanistan, and I also believe them when their officials assure Iran that they will not allow Afghanistan to become a source of threats to Iran.
And it is true that the killing of the Iranian diplomats in Mazar Sharif was the work of the ISI, and not the Taliban. There has indeed been much effort to drive a wedge between Iran and the Taliban.
So, when “Amnesty International” publishes a report on the same day the Taliban arrest 13 ISIS members, which says that the Taliban killed 13 Hazaras, all it proves is just that they are trying to sow sectarian conflict, and they hope for a wider conflict which would draw Iran into fighting the Taliban, and also, that Amnesty International is probably compromised.
Clearly, Iran does not wish to fight the Taliban. Iran is providing the Emirate with fuel, at the request of the Taliban. And not only did Iran provide no support to the Panjshir Resistance, but they actually told their people in Afghanistan — of which there are doubtless many — to stand down and surrender to the Taliban. And this all happened as the two sides had planned, when the Taliban were in Tehran in late January, discussing the US departure and what would come after.
And then, when the Taliban had taken something like half the country, they came to Tehran again, this time with 3 other Afghan delegations representing nearly all the people of Afghanistan, and together they coordinated what amounted to a peaceful and orderly handing over of power in the end.
This is an important point, in my opinion; the Taliban went to Tehran for all the important negotiations, not to Islamabad.
I believe the Taliban also will not allow themselves to be pushed into a sectarian conflict with Iran. But I don’t think Pakistan and the ISI and their CIA and Zionist friends, who thought they were ‘handling’ the Taliban, are very happy.
The fact that the ISI was staging false flags to drive a wedge between Iran and the Taliban in 1998, means that Iran would have opened up back channels to the Taliban after they discovered that it was a Pakistani false flag. And that particular false flag also demonstrated that the Pakistanis and their US-Zionist masters felt threatened by Iran-Taliban relations, which implied that the Taliban were not quite the Pakistani puppet which they were made out to be.
And then last month, when the Taliban were confronted with the Panjshir Resistance, the Pakistanis were only too happy to be asked to be involved, as they demonstrated with their airstrikes against Panjshir, which resulted in widespread “death to Pakistan” chants in Afghanistan, and which the Pakistanis have since denied vehemently, but which solved the Panjshir problem at least temporarily.
I think the IRGC and the Taliban have kept very close, but mostly under the radar. And I think even the Pakistanis didn’t quite know how close the Iranians and the Taliban were, let alone the CIA and the Zionists.
I think everybody expected that Iran would jump at the opportunity to back the Panjshir Resistance, just as everybody expected that Ismail Khan, the Lion of Herat, who is very close to Iran, would put up a fierce fight against the Taliban — but he surrendered peacefully and the Taliban then let him go, and the first thing he then did was to come to Iran. And while the fifth column “reformists” in Iran have been calling for the IRGC to support the Panjshir Resistance, no such support has been forthcoming, none whatsoever.
Then there was the episode with the Afghan Army Humvees photographed in Iran, which the Taliban allegedly sold to the IRGC.
And just yesterday, the Iranian foreign ministry spokesperson, Saed Khatibzadeh, in an interview with France24, stated that Iran has open lines of communication with all sides in Afghanistan.
I think based on what we know, things in Afghanistan did not quite turn out how the US and its friends had expected, and while the strategic ambiguity surrounding the Taliban and its relation to Iran, and its relation to Pakistan, still remains intact for the time being, it will not stay so forever, and the Taliban will eventually come out of their shell.
But for now, Pakistan seems to be overjoyed at the fact that they are being included in the show, and they are doing everything they can to stay on the Taliban’s good side, and meanwhile the Panjshir Resistance appears to be going nowhere, and the Taliban continue to issue statements reassuring Iran about ISIS and border security.
1) When one draws “the right picture” ( literally and symbolic ) they Deserve credit
2) professor Awan and Mansoureh are “calibration artists” for all the “walking deceived” on Ponzi realm.
3) The detractors can not take it when – truth meets their spoon fed artificial “just eat and like it (narrative)”
4) They (Professor Awan and Mansoureh) got their pencils out, sharpened them, put their head down to the grindstone, put the petal to the metal, did the difficult research, and wrote (for the higher purpose- …thank God)
5) (I will God willing) keep them in our prayers (God willing)
This is a very compelling article. I am a long way away so I have no idea if any of it is true or not but the intelligent internal logic is persuasive. Very thought provoking. Thank you.
I have a distinct memory of Khatami thanking Arafat for helping Iran and Taliban avoid conflict in 1998, but I cannot find the quote.