War on Terrorism: Blueprint for World Domination

Reprinted from The Worker, newspaper of the Workers Party, USA, September 24, 2014

After a long international screening process, Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai from the World Bank has been selected as Afghanistan’s newest “President-elect.” He will work with a “Chief Executive Officer” also handpicked by the U.S. and NATO. The U.S. and the U.N. Security Council are showing their contempt for the people when they claim that their “nation-building” agenda in Afghanistan reflects “democracy” and the “sovereign” will of the Afghan people.

Turning back to the colonial doctrine of the “white man's burden” U.S. imperialism has declared that some peoples are not yet ready for independence and self-determination and need to be “mentored” and “civilized” by the imperialist powers. The U.N. Security Council, NATO and other international organizations led by U.S. imperialism are resurrecting the old “mandate” system in Afghanistan. Under the slogans of “fighting terrorism,” “fighting a war on drugs,” “weapons of mass destruction,” “nation-building,” “peacekeeping” and preparing countries for “self-rule,” the U.S. and U.N. Security Council are violating the fundamental principles of international law and returning to the days of open colonialism and gunboat diplomacy.

In Afghanistan, the U.S. government continues to defy the will of the people and remain on the warpath. The peoples cannot afford to have any illusions. From day one, U.S. imperialism’s war on Afghanistan was based on the terrorist doctrine of Might Makes Right and used to create a precedent for more wars. Until it is defeated, it will continue to be used as a precedent for more unilateral and multilateral U.S. wars waged against countries which resist the dictates of imperialism. Until it is defeated, it will continue to be used as a precedent for more unilateral and multilateral U.S. wars waged against countries in which the people rise in defense of national independence and economic sovereignty. Until it is defeated, it will continue to fuel tensions and sharpen inter-imperialist rivalries.

But it is precisely the struggle of the “uncivilized” and “backward” people of Afghanistan which continues to strike hammer blows against imperialism. The people of Afghanistan are proving that the struggle for national independence remains on the agenda of the peoples, and remains one of the main motive forces opening the path for the progress of humankind.

So too, when the people of Afghanistan stand and fight for their rights they expose the great weakness of U.S. and world imperialism, which are not only in contradiction with the entire course of human history, but beset with many internal contradictions. When the peoples stand and fight for their rights, they bring all these contradictions to the surface. In these conditions, the peoples will certainly continue to advance and win victory in the struggles for independence and their sovereign national rights.