Aug 15, 2011
Revelations have been made about the UK government’s plans for the disintegration of Afghanistan, reported a Kabul-based newspaper, Weesa.
The British Conservative MP for Bournemouth East, Tobias Ellwood, delineated a new political structure for Afghanistan in a confidential memo. The structural shakeup of Afghanistan’s political system has been planned to take effect in 2014.
Ellwood proposed that the establishment of a decentralized political system would yield the best results for the British government. According to his plans, Afghanistan will be divided into eight states whose capitals would be Kabul, Kandahar, Herat, Mazar Sharif, Kunduz, Jalalabad, Khost, and Bamiyan.
After a decade of occupation, Western occupiers have now found themselves afflicted by war fatigue and are looking for a safe exit. Over the past two decades, Afghan people have been concerned with the prospects of divisions in Afghanistan.
In 2001, when armed forces of the US and the UK attacked Afghanistan, fears of Afghanistan’s dissolution spread through the country. However, Afghan people still voice fears of what did not happen a decade ago but might still happen, the break-up of Afghanistan.
In his plans for disintegrating Afghanistan, Ellwood has proposed that foreign countries should directly influence the decisions made in the political systems of these eight states. Furthermore, Ellwood asserted that Afghanistan’s new political system should involve a prime minister besides a president.
Based on Ellwood’s plans, the control over some areas of Afghanistan should be handed over to the Taliban so that they would become part of Afghanistan’s political system.
British government’s concern over Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s approval of its proposals made Ellwood to make recommendations as to persuading Karzai of concurring with the shake-up plans.
The Conservative MP for Bournemouth East also recommended that if Karzai agreed with the proposed shakeup to Afghanistan’s political system, he would be rewarded with the opportunity to run for the third term in office during Afghanistan’s next presidential election.
This article was posted: Monday, August 15, 2011 at 7:47 am