The following is from RAWA News.
The True Nature of the War in Afghanistan
“The real purpose” of the occupation, she writes, “is for the United States and its allies to establish permanent bases to serve their strategic aims.”
—Malalai Joya at a rally in 2006. (Photo: MalalaiJoya.com)
This offers valuable insight into why American commanders have been trying to negotiate with the Taliban. According to Joya, in March 2008 “NATO helicopters dropped three large containers full of food, arms, and ammunitions to a Taliban commander in the Arghandab district of Zabul Province,” raising “many questions among Afghan people about possible hidden contacts with the Taliban.” She adds that “people in Farah have seen similar contacts between U.S. Provincial Reconstruction Teams and Taliban commanders.” “It seems clear,” she asserts, “that the U.S. government simply wants any gang in Afghanistan that will obey its directions.” The elements of the Taliban that continue to fight the occupation have been gaining power, slaughtering countless civilians and exacerbating Afghanistan’s problems. In the words of Mullah Omar, they are “feeling very secure.”
Read more: http://www.rawa.org/temp/runews/2011/09/17/the-true-nature-of-the-war-in-afghanistan.html#ixzz1YWA2Gn8Q