Et vendepunkt i historien efter den mislykkede æra med regime-skifte
Vi står over for et ekstraordinært øjeblik, med yderligere nedstigning i kaos, eller det smukke potentiale for at Afghanistan bliver kimen til en ny æra af internationalt samarbejde, som der er så hårdt behov for i kølvandet på den voksende pandemi og hungersnød på verdensplan. Afghanistan var engang et knudepunkt for den gamle Silkevej, forbindelsen mellem de store kulturer i Asien og på den europæiske side af det eurasiske kontinent. I løbet af de sidste uger er de fleste af Afghanistans naboer kommet sammen i et forsøg på at skabe en forpligtelse til at afslutte det mareridt, som befolkningen i Afghanistan har lidt, et mareridt, som militærstyrkerne i mange nationer også har lidt i unødvendig kamp i tjeneste for et britisk-centreret oligarki, med den resulterende vækst af narkotikahandel og terrorisme i hele regionen.
Kan USA og Europa samarbejde med disse andre nationer om omdannelsen af Afghanistan og de andre krigshærgede nationer til moderne økonomier, der deltager i samarbejdsvillig udvikling gennem Den nye Silkevejs proces, eksemplificeret ved Kinas Bælte- og Vejinitiativ?
Invitation på engelsk:
“After the hasty withdrawal of U.S. and NATO troops from Afghanistan—U.S. troops, except for a few security forces, were flown out in the dark of night, without informing Afghan allies—this country has become, for the moment, but likely not for long, the theater of world history.”
— Helga Zepp-LaRouche, July 10, 2021
We face an extraordinary moment, of further descent into chaos, or the beautiful potential that Afghanistan can become the seed crystal of a new era of international cooperation, so desperately needed in the wake of the growing worldwide pandemic and famine.
Afghanistan was once a hub along the ancient Silk Road, the connection between the great cultures of Asia, and those of the European side of the Eurasian continent. The entire central Asian region was once known as the “land of the thousand cities,” showcasing advanced technologies in oasis cities, including Kabul and Kandahar, with large-scale underground irrigation systems. Water development will once again be crucial, and the agricultural potential is great.
During the past few weeks, most of Afghanistan’s neighbors have come together, in an attempt to forge a commitment to end the nightmare suffered by the Afghanistan people, a nightmare also suffered by the military forces of many nations, drawn into needless combat in the service of a British-centered oligarchy, fostering the growth of drug trafficking and terrorism in the entire region.
Just as the collapse of the Soviet Union marked the end of an era – the division of the world into nuclear armed blocs hostile to one another – so, also, the utter failure of the 20-year mis-adventure of the U.S. and NATO in Afghanistan, and in the other failed colonial wars in Southwest Asia, poses the question: Can the great nations of the world cooperate to transform Afghanistan, and the other war-torn nations, into modern economies, participating in cooperative development through the New Silk Road process, exemplified by China’s Belt and Road Initiative?
Leading voices, from veteran groups and whistle blowers, to experts in the danger of the global narcotics plague, and international political relations, will join Helga Zepp-LaRouche in dialogue, in an effort to get the U.S. and Europe to join the growing international cooperation, which is emerging. We can use this opportunity to turn away from 50 years of failed policies, and embark upon the path required to achieve a new paradigm for mankind.
Speakers Will Include: Moderator: Dennis Speed (U.S.), The Schiller Institute
Helga Zepp-LaRouche (Germany), Founder and President of The Schiller Institute Keynote Address: “Afghanistan: The Bright Future for the Coming Cooperation of the Great Powers”
Pino Arlacchi (Italy), Sociology Professor at the Sassari University, Former Executive Director of the UN Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention, and former European Parliament Rapporteur on Afghanistan “Eradicate Opium in Afghanistan, Develop Modern Agriculture, Build the Nation, Now”
H.E. Ambassador Hassan Shoroosh (Afghanistan), Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to Canada “The Way Forward for Afghanistan”
Ray McGovern (U.S.), Analyst, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA-ret.), Co-Founder, Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) “The Real Interest of the United States in Asia”
Danny Sjursen (U.S.), U.S. Army (ret.), Senior Fellow-The Eisenhower Media Network, author, Patriotic Dissent: America in the Age of Endless War “Can A ‘Peace Surge’ in Afghanistan End A Century of War?”
Hassan Daud (Pakistan), CEO, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province Board of Investment “The Perspective from Pakistan: The Role of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) for Afghanistan Reconstruction.”
Representative from Afghanistan “An Approach to Development and Peace in Afghanistan”
Dr. Wang Jin (China), Fellow with The Charhar Institute “Afghanistan and the Belt Road Initiative”
Expert from Pakistan “The Regional Perspective for Development”
Hussein Askary (Sweden/Iraq), Southwest Asia Coordinator for the Schiller Institute “Put Afghanistan on the Belt and Road to Peace!”
We welcome questions during the conference. Please send them to email@example.com