Pakistan aided, supported and facilitated the Taliban in Pakistan at the cost of its people, and it went to the extent of giving cover to the Taliban against the Afghan Civilian Military and provided Hospital facilities.
History sometimes is cruel and dangerous on the one side of its pages. It teaches democracy, peace and development. The other page also teaches killings, atom bombs, genocides, and wipes of the human population for narrow political gains, ideology, and religion. Now the rise of extreme fundamentalism in the region Afghanistan with Taliban in the lead and the regrouping and coexistence of world dreaded Terrorist Organization Haqqani Group, Al Qaeda, Al Shabab, Boko Haram, ISIS, Harkat-ul Mujahideen, Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), Harkat-ul Mujahideen, Jamiat-ul-Mujahideen (JUM), Harkat-ul-Jehad-al-Islami (HuJI) to name few have come together and fighting with Taliban to establish a sovereign state in Afghanistan.
They are all directly supported with men money arms ammunition from Pakistan Government Secret Agency ISI, Pakistan Army and its Government. Pakistan has done Historical Blunder’s in its existence as it played sides to survive itself as a state. At first, it went with Saudi Arabia, then with the US against Russia in Afghan by supporting Mujahedeen. USSR collapsed also started with the Afghan war in one way or the other. Then Pakistan stood with China against the US and supporting the Chinese in Afghan Taliban reconciliation.
Pakistan aided, supported and facilitated the Taliban in Pakistan at the cost of its people. It went to the extent of giving cover to the Taliban against the Afghan Civilian Military and provided Hospital facilities. Its army and its non-state actors numbering around 10000 or more are active in Afghanistan. So Pakistan's indirect invasion of Afghanistan constitutes an armed attack & act of aggression under Chapter VII of the UN Charter. The international community must take action under Articles 41 or 42 to uphold international law & the rules-based international order. Pakistan has to be declared a “Terror State,” or United Nations Security Council delegation should examine the ground reality in Afghanistan and tell the world what is happening there? All the members should visit Afghan and save a civilian government there? Or sanction Pakistan like North Korea and show the world its real face?
Worrisome for China:
“China is completely worried about the rise of the Taliban in Afghan. It has hosted Taliban leaders and asking mercy and support for its acts in Xinjiang and no anti-China in Afghan Taliban controlled areas. But one thing what China is China forgetting Taliban or its affiliates have regional ambition their entry to Xinjiang can lead them to Beijing as already China has ethnic divide and complexities same did USSR the imminent collapse of China regime or its Empire can happen as Tibet to Xinjiang to Macau to Hong Kong to Inner Mongolia to name few are already fed up with Beijing a small anti-Government Movement can boil over China and see fall of Han Empire. The Success of the Taliban is the end of China….”
Worrisome for Central Asia:
Central Asia, made up of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, is a vast landmass separating the countries of Eastern Europe and the Caucasus from East and South Asia. The Total Area is 4,003,451 km2 (1,545,741 sq mi) with an approximate population of 72,960,000 (2019). It is a region rich in natural resources, including oil and gas, and has a surprising variety of animals and plants. And it is a region long shrouded in mystery, known by most for its role in ancient trans-Asian commerce via the Silk Road.
Central Asia were former USSR Member Countries. All the Central Asia Republics are Islamic Countries with good relations with India. The Worrisome is Central Asia can be very vulnerable and easily fall to the Taliban due to the political systems, poverty, and corruption. For Example, at any given Time Taliban has a given army of 70000 + Pakistan irregular army 10000 and other non-state actors. They can do guerilla warfare and terrorize people. Religion can bring them fast with locals though they differ in ethnicity. So Central Asian Countries with the population of Uzbekistan – 3.3 Crore, Kazakhstan – 1.8 Crore, Tajikistan – 1 Crore or Less, Kyrgyzstan – Sixty Six Lacks or less (6524195) and Turkmenistan – Sixty Lakhs (6,031,200). If Russia does not stand with them, they can easily fall from Taliban to ISIS to Al Qaeda to Islamic Terror Groups though the Nations are strong.
Worrisome for the Region:
“The instability can take further up to the Caucasus surrounding Azerbaijan, which has a One Crore Population, then towards Iraq to the Middle East. Militant Islamic radicalization is not new in Southeast Asia. The region has some of the world’s oldest and most active militant Islamist organizations dating back to post-colonial insurgencies challenging evolving state structures. Since then, radicalization and terrorism landscapes have evolved dynamically in Southeast Asia as the region constitutes an “enabling environment” in which militant Islamist groups like Jemaah Islamiyyah (JI), Kumpulan Mujaheddin Malaysia (KMM), and Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) flourish. Even so, radicalization in Southeast Asia is often understudied compared to Europe and Middle Eastern countries as a quarter of the world’s Muslim residents, and an estimated 240 million stays there.”
In the Indian Ocean region, the Maldives to Srilanka, the threat is there. In the Maldives, few Soldiers joined Jihadi Moment, and in Lanka, Church Bombings are, e.g. of the threat presence there. Pakistan Taliban is already regrouping, and over playing Pakistan soon will enter Islamabad and create unrest in the region touching up to Nepal, Bangladesh and Myanmar. In Africa, Boko Haram, Algeria’s al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, or Somalia’s al Shabab have already been present. Connecting with the Taliban is only a matter of time. Europe and America already have been directly affected with a huge impact on their society France to the Netherlands have taken the burnt.
Some of their citizens have even fought with Islamic State. Xenophobia already exists from Europe to the US.
Finally, one can say that the world is under attack by Islamic Terrorism through Taliban, Al Qaeda, Islamic State, Laskar e Tohiba Boko Haram, Al Shabab, to name a few. They want to take the world to the medieval ages. Taliban in its controlled land already is suspending Mobiles Internet Cultural things women education forced rapes kidnapping against science History and thought. Journalists to Government-backed supporters with Pilots to Captured soldier and their families are pinpointed and killed brutally. Designed from Rawalpindi, Pakistan executing in Afghanistan Taliban are becoming the threat to the World very soon. Saudi’s who funded them are lost in this war. The Collapse of few countries will begin now or late, but the threat has started. As the USSR fell fighting Mujahadeen, China can collapse as cards from Xingjiang to Tibet to Inner Mongolia, Hong Kong, and more. For now, coming together like QUAD, a regional group of all like-minded nations can prevent the attack than personal interest. This can save the world and democracy. Otherwise, the world will be in chaos. The responsibility lies for India to save the world from this New Enemy in disguise.
(The writer is a Political Analyst, Columnist, International Affairs & Korea Expert)