September 11, 2012
Eleven years ago today on September 11, the World Trade Center in New York and couple other places came under terrorist attacks in the United States of America.
The attacks claimed thousands of innocent American lives. The people of Afghanistan as victims of terrorism can understand better than anyone else the pain and suffering of the American people.
It was September 11 attacks that brought in the international military intervention to Afghanistan. It was the first time in their proud history that the Afghans, too tired to take any more of the conflicts, oppression and blood shed by the international terrorists, embraced and welcomed with smile a foreign force. However, the war declared on terrorism was not conducted and pursued as it should have been. The main sources of training and support for terrorism located outside our borders remained completely ignored and unaddressed, as a consequence of which Afghan villages and homes were once again turned into a battlefield of a ruthless war inflicting irrecoverable losses in both human and material.
The outcomes so far of this war undeniably show that unless the approach and the conduct of the war changes, terrorism will not only be not eliminated, but the region and the world at large will be facing new adversities where the entire world would then be affected. Therefore, remembering September 11 is an opportunity for the world to re-think their approach to terrorism and its conduct of the war and to redress the wrongs of the past.
For further information, please contact:
Office of the Spokesperson to the President of Afghanistan,
Tel.: +93 (20) 210 2853
+93 (20) 210 3705