Doha Agreement blamed for the fall of Kabul last year

MONITORING (SW) – On the eve of the one-year anniversary of the fall of Kabul to the IslamicEmirate, Gen. David Petraeus, the former commander of American forces in Afghanistan, has criticized the withdrawal of the foreign forces from Afghanistan.

This former American commander wrote in a 15-page article published in the Atlantic magazine that the US could have prevented the collapse of the former Afghan government by being present in Afghanistan even as an advisor.

David Petraeus also considered the granting of too much power to the central government and the Doha agreement as one of the most prominent reasons that contributed to the fall of the previous Afghan government.

On the other hand, Ross Wilson, the former head of the American Embassy in Kabul, said in an interview that the speed of the fall of the previous government of Afghanistan surprised everyone.

He added: “It was not only the West that was shocked by the rapid fall of Afghanistan”, he said adding it was surprising even for the Islamic Emirate itself.

Based on the reports, David Petraeus called the return of America to Afghanistan possible and said that there is a possibility that the current government of Afghanistan will continue to host terrorist and militant groups.

However, a number of people familiar with political issues believe that the comments of former American officials regarding the withdrawal do not affect the country’s foreign policy towards Afghanistan.
They also emphasize that if the American government realizes a great danger from Afghanistan, it will think about returning to Afghanistan again.

Tariq Farhadi, an expert on political issues, said the basic problem of America in Afghanistan was cooperation with corrupt politicians, and this caused a central government to be built in a hurry. “America’s colleagues in Afghanistan collected money and wealth for themselves. In fact, democracy was turned into ethnocentrism. Petraeus’ statements have no effect on the foreign policy of the American government.”

But Forozan, who is expert on political issues, said the American government will not take action until it senses a world-level danger from Afghanistan and is not interested in Afghanistan.

This is despite the fact that in the past one year, the caretaker government of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and the United States of America have repeatedly accused each other of violating the Doha Agreement. The recent US airstrike in Kabul, in which Ayman al-Zawahiri, the leader of the al-Qaeda network, was said to have been killed, has highlighted the criticism of adherence to the Doha agreement between the two sides.