Afghanistan has been the battlefield of proxy wars of global and regional powers for several decades. Through the Afghan Mujahedeen, the United States defeated and disintegrated its most strong rival, the Soviet Union, here in Afghanistan. Pakistan tried to open a front against its father – India, and Iran also began a war of words with the United States here. Afghanistan has been being stung from the same hole for decades.
Afghanistan never witnessed sectarian violence despite its long history of wars, and even the clashes dubbed by the west as sectarian for their own strategic goals during the civil war were not ignited on the basis of religion or sect, but personal interests and rivalries.
The United States, whose activities have led regional consensus to fall apart, is campaigning this time to ignite a sectarian war in the war-battered country. American media has recently focused to portray Afghanistan as the next battlefield of sectarian war following increased military pressures on Daesh in Iraq and Syria. The increased focus by the media on the issue shows that a sectarian war will be waged in Afghanistan besides other proxy wars as planned by the US. These very media outlets will then describe it as a proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran, which will on no account be in Afghan interests. This all comes as thousands of American troops are here in Afghanistan in the name of war on terror.
Afghan people the war has deprived of a prosperous life should realize the nature of the poisonous campaign peddled by the west, and not allow their country to turn into a battlefield for the most dangerous form of wars.