Fifty days after the Sunni Pashtun troop occupied Kabul, there are no international buyers for the Taliban as India imposes secrecy on the Doha dealmakers to take the first step towards recognizing the medieval Islamic regime. The so-called Doha peace process took place between the US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, today’s Deputy Prime Minister of the Taliban Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Qatari security advisor Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Mesned, the British defense chief Nick Carter and the Pakistani army chief Qamar Jawed Bajwa. The details of the Doha process have not been disclosed to any other country. Behind the scenes, the President’s Russian envoy for Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov, and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi supported the Taliban’s takeover of Kabul.
Since the Pakistani ISI, which supported Sirajuddin Haqqani, took Kabul on August 15, the Taliban have formed an exclusive government that does not accommodate minorities or women. Women were transported back to the Middle Ages under the current Sharia law, and widespread atrocities were committed against anyone viewed as an enemy of the Taliban. Even the Afghan National Army’s motto has been changed to resemble that of the Pakistani Army.
According to a Kabul observer, no country wants to take the lead in recognizing the Taliban regime after all the pledges that Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar made publicly on the Doha trial have been thrown out the window. In addition, the international community is now blaming the Doha Deal makers for human rights violations in Afghanistan, as it was none other than the British CDS Carter who promoted the Taliban with the name “Country Boys” and wanted the world community to give them space as the majority of Taliban boys were born after the 9/11 attacks. “It may be that this Taliban is a different Taliban than the one people remember from the 1990s.”
The enormous misjudgment of the Doha dealmakers can be seen in the fact that in the meantime even General Mark Milley, US chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, has changed his mind by calling the Taliban a terrorist group that is in bed with al-Qaeda. The Taliban regime, with the ISI as its midwife, remains as medieval as it has in the past and has no qualms about undoing everything that the US-led coalition forces have done over the past 20 years. Within the Kabul regime there is fighting with the Taliban led by Mullah Yaqoob on the one hand and Sirajuddin Haqqani on the other, while Baradar has nowhere to go.
During the Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan the Taliban on India’s 15th Presidency on August 30th. Even Islamabad’s hope that the Taliban regime would force the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan to come to the table has failed because the latter terrorist group simply has no interest and has started to engage Rawalpindi again. In addition to the misery in Islamabad, India will head UN Committee 1267 until the end of 2022, which is responsible for naming and lifting terrorist labels and the resulting sanctions.
“It is for countries that are privy to the Doha Agreement that should recognize the Taliban regime first, as no one knows the details of the deal. After what the Taliban did to Afghanistan, these Doha countries have no right to question other countries about human rights violations, ”said a former foreign minister.
Without a government in Kabul and scarce food and fuel supplies in Afghanistan, the Taliban’s terror regime is quickly leading the already failed country into disaster. And the Doha peacemakers must share this burden.