National Unity and Anti-American Bases Front (NU-AABF)
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The NU-AABF is a coalition of different off-mainstream, non-violent Islamist groups, among them traditional mujahedin factions and leaders, neo-Islamist groups and individuals. It came together in late 2009, say activists of the front. Its most prominent member, Ahmad Shah Ahmadzai (a former prime minister in the Rabbani mujahedin government of the mid-1990s), was linked to the initiators of the non-governmental De Afghanistan de Sole Melli Jirga (the Afghanistan National Peace Jirga), an attempt to mobilise tribal leaders as a ‘bridge’ for talks with armed insurgent factions launched in May 2008. In November 2013, the front was the organiser of the largest anti-US protest Afghanistan has seen over recent years when some 3000 politicians, mullahs and students from across Afghanistan participated in the so-called anti-BSA (Bilateral Strategic Agreement) jirga. A Kabul press conference on 20140812 also featured some of that jirga’s prominent speakers.
Most speakers and the front’s main representatives at the press conference 20140812 have a background in traditional mujahedin tanzims (‘parties’). Ahmadzai – a former mujahedin commander, prime minister under Burhanuddin Rabbani (1995-96) and deputy of Abdul Rab Rassul Sayyaf’s Ittehad-e Islami (renamed Dawat-e Islami) who, like Sayyaf, has taught at a university in Saudi Arabia in the 1970s – is now a wealthy businessman. He was one of the first former mujahedin leaders branching out into business, mainly real estate, and private Islamic education after 2001, establishing Kabul’s Insaf Hotel and his own Islamic university, Mashal, in Kabul. For a number of years, he has also headed his own party, the Islamist Hezb-e Eqtedar-e Islami (Islamic Power Party). Ironically, he is married to an American. Other prominent members, Haji Farid and Muhammad Zaman Muzammel, have a background in Hezb-e Islami as does Wahid Muzhda, who later became a Taleban regime official and prominent political commentator. Many of their often young followers are mobilised through universities and madrassas which have links to the organisers.
In the name of Allah most merciful and compassionate
From the other side, a special report of USA to Afghanistan shows that the money spent by USA and its allies in the last twelve years is more than the total financial budget spent for the reconstruction of sixteen (16) countries after the Second World War.
NU&AABF (National Unity & Anti American Bases Front) through a declaration before the process of election made clear that election in war and instability would take the country towards more crises. We constantly warned that negative consequences of election would cause ethnical separation in the country. Our demand instead of election was that temporary government composed of trustworthy individuals involved in the process should come into existence and should provide ground for talks between Afghans. After the ending of war this government would pave the way for election in the country otherwise signing the security agreement and the presence of foreign troops will only help the continuation of war inside the country.
Now that the election has come to the dilemma and the light of betterment is also not imaginable, USA with the repudiation of constitution and votes of people wants to impose a government of its own wants in Afghanistan.
We once again make clear that whatsoever the result of inspection of votes is wouldn’t take the country out of crises and the so called National Unity Government isn’t anything more than a mafia compromise for a very weak government and negative struggle for the power.
NU&AABF once more emphasizes that the solution of the current problems is establishment of temporary government that would struggle for peace talks. Separating the clean (legal) votes from the dirty (illegal) ones would be an unsuccessful effort and this illegitimate and deceptive process will never be legitimated and the current crises will not come the end point.