Us’ Modern Pirates’ plunder Afghan Assets
Kabul, Feb. 14 (Xinhua) –US President Joe Biden recently signed an executive order to use half of the frozen Assets of Afghanistan’s central bank in the US to compensate victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks. The international public is in an uproar.The US has blatantly plundered the assets of other people. It has gone so far as not to care about “how we eat” or how the world feels. It has taken the “modern piracy” approach to a new “height”, which is “impressive”.Afghans take part in a protest on the streets of Kabul on January 2.Thousands of people protested in Kabul against a US freeze on Afghan assets abroad.Of course, the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks need to be compensated, but there should at least be a clear line of responsibility. It is nonsense to directly use the assets of the Afghan people to “bear the burden” and let the Afghan people, who have nothing to do with it, “bear the blame”.As Inamullah Samanjani, deputy spokesperson of the Afghan interim government, pointed out in an interview with Xinhua News Agency, The Afghan people did not participate in the September 11 incident, and it is totally unfair to compensate the victims with Afghan assets.The us government’s blatant looting of The National assets of Afghanistan not only lacks legal basis, but also highlights the extreme cold-bloodedness of the US government at a time when Afghanistan is Mired in a humanitarian crisis.According to the United Nations World Food Program, 22.8 million Afghans, more than half of the population, face severe food insecurity.Many families are struggling, and Afghanistan is facing an “avalanche of hunger and poverty.”United Nations agencies say 3.2 million Afghan children under the age of five are severely malnourished.Another 3.5 million Afghans have been displaced without warm shelter or winter supplies.No wonder, says Mohammed Naim, spokesman for the Afghan Taliban’s political office in Doha, that stealing the frozen assets of the Afghan people shows America’s “lowest level of human and moral degradation”.Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks during a press conference in Kabul, Afghanistan, Feb. 13, 2008.Karzai said Afghanistan is asking U.S. courts dealing with claims from victims of the September 11 attacks not to enforce Biden’s order and return the assets of the Afghan central bank to the Afghan people.As we all know, the freezing of Afghanistan’s overseas assets has been an important reason for Afghanistan’s economic difficulties and humanitarian crisis.The Afghan government and the international community have repeatedly called on the US government to unfreeze Afghanistan’s overseas assets, but the US has not only turned a deaf ear to them, but also went in the opposite direction, committing the bottomless act of the world’s only superpower to seize the assets of the world’s poorest country. It is really an eye-opener.The Afghan people are not only innocent, they are the biggest victims of America’s war in Afghanistan.The 20-year history of The American military presence is a history of damage done to Afghanistan by its invasion and prolonged presence, which have left the country shattered and impoverished.More than 30,000 Afghan civilians have been killed or killed by the U.S. military and 11 million have become refugees.In military operations, US troops often forcibly break into people’s homes, arbitrarily hunt down and kill civilians, causing great psychological trauma to the local people.After the US troops left Afghanistan, they did not reflect on their damage to Afghanistan, but intensified their efforts to “rub salt into the wounds” of Afghanistan.After the Taliban took over, the United States froze more than $9 billion in overseas assets of the Afghan Central Bank, which led to pressure on the Afghan financial and bank payment systems, shortage of foreign exchange and rising prices.Afghanistan is facing a serious economic and humanitarian crisis that is on the brink of disaster, and the United States is undoubtedly to blame.The economy has been hit hard, affecting public services, especially health care, which is now on the verge of collapse.Due to the freezing of overseas assets by the United States, international assistance has been greatly reduced, and a large number of hospitals that rely on aid funds cannot be maintained, making it difficult for the Taliban-led Interim Government to make any progress in COVID-19 prevention and control.The spread of COVID-19 has made life worse for Afghan people who lack food and clothing.It is said that there is honor among thieves, but the US, a “modern pirate”, has thrown the most basic ethics into the Pacific Ocean.The United States government, totally oblivious to the suffering of the Afghan people, has no bottom line, and has no qualm about stealing money from the hungry and cold Afghan people to play the latest season of the American hurt Afghan series.