Afghan President Warns Against Meddling
This is a speech by President Karzai
President Karzai as reported today on Feb 18 2006 is making some very important points. This speech clearly signals the start of New Afghan Foreign policy toward Iran and Pakistan. He clearly states that Afghanistan can influence Iranian politics with a great historical force bigger than what some Azeri Turks in Tehran can imagine. This great historical force will wipe out The Azeri-Turks and their "Islamic Republic" in Iran. The minute that Afghanistan starts talking about Persians under Azeri Turks rule, the whole political structure in Iran will collapse.
The reason for the existence of this strange political condition in Iran is due to how the political systems is based on a fundamental lie. Azeri Turks in Iran claim that they are Persians and only speak Azeri Turkish language. Azeris falsify history to prove their claim. They have even written books to prove it. But what destroys their theories is that they do not look like Persians and there is no way they can explain it in their theories. No political force in Iran have questioned these Azeri claims. Afghanistan can easily wipe out the Azeri Turks political structure in Iran. The reason is simple. Afghanistan truly represents the Ancient Persia and is the inheritor of Persian civilization.
Afghanistan can explode a neutron bomb in Iran by just changing the name of the country from Afghanistan to Persia. Understanding that such a move might pose a great national security risk for Azeri-Turk regime in Tehran, some Azeri-turks in Tehran have suggested that Iran should change back its name to Persia.
By KATHY GANNON, Associated Press WriterSat Feb 18, 1:23 PM ET
President Hamid Karzai has a pointed warning for neighboring nations: Stop meddling in Afghan affairs, or risk seeing chaos spread from a destabilized Afghanistan across the region.
Speaking sharply during an interview with The Associated Press, Karzai said Afghans have had enough of conflict and foreign interference — the war against occupying Soviet troops in the 1980s, a civil war in the '90s, the insurgency following the U.S.-led campaign that toppled the Taliban and chased out al-Qaida training camps after the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
He promised that further interference in his homeland will not go unchallenged and warned that Iran, Pakistan and others are not fooling anyone.
"We know (interference) is going on. We know that money is being brought into Afghanistan. It will not have the impact that they want it to have — not for Afghanistan and not for themselves — so they had better stop," Karzai said.
"If they don't stop, the consequences will be exactly what I said earlier. The consequences will be that this region will suffer with us, equally, as we suffer. In the past we suffered alone. This time everybody will suffer with us."
Karzai said he felt a sense of contentment with the progress his country has made since the collapse of the Taliban regime at the end of 2001. But he spoke with concern about outside attempts to manipulate Afghanistan's ethnic and religious groups and the dangers of encouraging discord in tumultuous south-central Asia.
"Any effort to divide Afghanistan ethnically or weaken it will create exactly the same things in the neighboring countries. All the countries in this neighborhood have the same ethnic groups that we have, so they should know that it is a different ball game this time," he said.
"We are bloody determined. It is not going to be Pakistan playing the Pashtun, non-Pashtun game in Afghanistan. It is not going to be Iran playing this or that game or any other country. We can play the same game with a lot more historical power, with a lot more power in our history than others can. They should know that very well."
Reflecting on Afghanistan's recent violence, and the manipulations of its neighbors, the president said his people are stronger now and know better how to face up to foreign interference.
"It won't work this time. Afghanistan has an ownership. I told you we will not be refugees again. We own this country. Afghanistan has a voice now," Karzai said.
"The past is gone. We were unaware: The Soviets came, invaded us and we went out of Afghanistan to defend our country. We defended our country and that was right, but we made a mistake by leaving our country. It was one of the biggest mistakes we made, leaving the country."
Talking without aides at his side, sitting alone at a long, heavy table in a cavernous room at the presidential palace, Karzai was passionate about Afghanistan's future and his determination to protect his country.
"The United States, Pakistan, Iran and everybody should know that this time Afghans will not become refugees. I would be one of those Afghans who would not become a refugee again," he said.
"It has to be very, very clear. That is why I am talking so clear. This is my conscience speaking, the conscience of an Afghan person.