Family awaits food aid in Afghanistan. (Photo: Meer Abdullah Rasikh / Afghan Red Crescent Society)
The United States continues its theft of Afghanistan's assets. The economy has collapsed and the population suffer from poverty and hunger. The Black Alliance for Peace explains in its latest update.
This article was originally published in Black Alliance for Peace.
Fourteen months after ostensibly exiting Afghanistan in humiliating defeat, the United States remains at war. Relations between the two countries continue to be driven by the United States’ arrogant, racist posturing, which judges Afghanistan’s Central Bank to be unfit to recover its own foreign reserves following a unilateral confiscation. The Biden administration has stated its willingness to appoint an international board of trustees to manage the administration of Afghanistan’s finances. As in Haiti, the United States makes clear its contempt for the sovereignty of nations. Reports of widespread hunger, malnutrition and job losses have not moved the United States to reconsider its position. The U.S. goal appears to be to isolate and plunge Afghanistan into a state of complete deprivation.
The imposition of sanctions against Afghanistan is a policy of collective punishment constituting a crime against humanity, and is yet another example of the United States operating beyond the norms of international law. We condemn these actions and maintain reparations are necessary for Afghanistan following the 20-year U.S. war and occupation that is directly responsible for the conditions the Afghan people face today.
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