An Afghan peace activist tells Press TV that the Afghan nation will finally succeed in driving out the US-led occupying forces from Afghanistan to restore peace to their country.
Ten Afghan civilians, including children, and one foreign soldier were killed in an operation carried out by US-led forces in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Kunar, local sources reported on Sunday. The local sources in Kunar said foreign forces launched a ground attack and an airstrike on the Shigal area. Washington claims that its airstrikes target militants, but local sources say civilians have been the main victims of the attacks.
Press TV has conducted an interview with Mohammad Daoud Abedi, the chairman of the Afghan Nation Peace Council (Los Angeles), to further discuss the ongoing US war in Afghanistan. What follows is an approximate transcription of the interview.
Press TV: Civilian causalities have been a bone of contention and we have seen this time and time again over a decade worth of occupation. Why can’t the US forces seem to get their act right as far as this goes?
Abedi: Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim and thank you for inviting me again to your show.
I have mentioned this issue many times before that this situation has happened through the past twenty years and it is going to happen again.
There is going to be no stop on this as far as I know. The reason for that is the ground forces of occupation forces and the Afghan forces cannot resist the Mujaheddin attacks from now on.
This is a situation that happened in Shigal, Kunar of the eastern Afghanistan which killed 11 children and 4 adults and injured another 7 or 8 people. [It] was the result of Mujaheddin resistant.
There was a military operation by the government in that area but the resistance forces brought up a very strong fight against the government. Then the occupation forces, once they realize that now they are going to pay the price of their so-called military sweeping operation they called for air support and they bombarded the house which there were children and women inside of it. So this is as I have said before.
These are revenge operations that the occupation forces are getting their revenge from the civilians of Afghanistan. This has happened in Logar, this has happened in many other places and they are going to continue to do this. Until we do not take out the occupation forces from the Afghan land, this is going to happen again and again and again. And unfortunately the puppet government of Kabul does not have the power to stop this.
Yes, they will say many things about why this happened. There is going to be an investigation. There is going to be a delegation. But as I have said before, all of those things are going to go to the backroom and stay there and nobody is going to pick up and find out what is happening.
And so, hopefully the Afghan people now understand that it is time for them to stand up and defend their land and defend their people and kick these occupation murderer forces out of Afghanistan so the Afghan people could live in a peaceful way in their own country and in their own land.
Press TV: Mr. Abedi, these kinds of attacks are also usually blamed on faulty intelligence and considering this operation was a joint operation of Afghan and US-led foreign forces, do you think that part of the blame lies with the Afghan forces as well?
Abedi: They are both partners of this crime. The Afghan forces and the occupation forces are two criminal occupation forces that have joined hands.
If they are giving faulty information, it is that same military forces that has been trained by the occupation forces.
So if the mistakes are made, the teachers are wrong, that they taught them wrong. And as I mentioned before, this is going to happen again and again and again many times.
The reason is that illiterate forces that they have put on the front line, they cannot even read the maps, to coordinate this kind of things. Besides that, what gives both of these criminal forces the power to attack these Afghan civilians and those villages?
They think by air bombardment, they can win this war. I promise you straight from this Press TV, they will never win the war in Afghanistan. I have said this before. They can fight us hundred years but in the hundred and one year, we will win this war, we will take them out of Afghanistan.
Then Afghanistan will have an Islamic elected government for the people, by the people so they could live peaceful honorable lives.