More than 280 people have been killed and injured in a suicide bombing by the Taliban in Kabul on Saturday, one of several in recent weeks, but the question remains: who is ordering these attacks?
Some have speculated that Pakistan is responsible, but that theory doesn’t hold water. Why would Pakistan want to jeopardise its four-decade relationship with the US in order to work with the Taliban?
Abdulrahman al-Rashed, the former General Manager of Al Arabiya News Channel, wrote on Al Arabiya, that there is actually plenty of evidence to suggest that the Iranian Regime was working with the Taliban, as they and their Revolutionary Guards have worked with terrorist groups across the Middle East to destabilise other countries, like Iraq and Syria.
After all, the Iranian Regime maintains a strong security and propagandist presence in Afghanistan and it has also been working to be stronger and more influential inside Pakistan in recent months.
The Iranian Regime’s relationship with the Taliban is quite similar to the Regime’s relationship with Al-Qaeda, as revealed in declassified CIA documents in 2017 and by the continued hosting of Al-Qaeda’s most prominent commanders. This is only strengthened by confessions from Iranian leaders about their role in the Iraqi jihadi resistance against the US invasion of Iraq.
Pakistan, by comparison is one of the countries most affected by terrorist activity, and should take more measures to assure reassure the international community that it is fighting the Taliban and ultimately resolve this situation.
There was talk of Qatar attempting to stop the Taliban from destroying the Middle East, but if the Iranian are calling the shots, then Qatar will not succeed. Qatar is an Iran ally who has looked the other way on many occasions of Iranian destruction of the Middle East.
Rashed wrote: “We knew that Qatar’s attempts to contain Taliban will fail because Doha’s approach in managing relations with extremist groups, like Hezbollah in Lebanon, Hamas in Gaza and even Al-Nusra Front in Syria, is always based on buying temporary political stances for huge sums of money. Doha has never been able to alter the situation by making permanent deals or altering these organizations’ methods. It rushed to communicate with Taliban when it heard the Americans were moving to negotiate with it and opened an office for it in Doha and provided it with money so it can be a mediator between it and Washington. The end result is that Qatar succeeded in releasing westerners whom Taliban held hostage, like it did with Al-Nusra Front before. It helped release them for huge ransoms in operations that looked like money laundering! It’s only normal that political negotiations later ended in failure.”
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