Dimit the architect of the controversial goodbye from the United States to Afghanistan

He held one of the most critical charges of US foreign policy. He was the few members of the Trump administration who survived the change of government. But

Dimit the architect of the controversial goodbye from the United States to Afghanistan

He held one of the most critical charges of US foreign policy. He was the few members of the Trump administration who survived the change of government. But, now that it begins to escape the Polvarada that raised the chaotic replication of international troops from Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, the special representative of the United States for that country, which forged by 2020 the agreement that allowed the withdrawal, has left by the door behind.

That has not been a friendly farewell emerges from the words that, according to the Digital Politician, Khalilzad put in writing in his letter of resignation: "The political arrangement between the Afghan government and the Taliban did not go forward as expected. The Reasons of this are too complex and I will share my ideas in the coming days and weeks. " What will say will probably be the reason for another controversy around the face that has illustrated the US political and military debacle in this year.

The US diplomat, born in Afghanistan 70 years ago, worked since 2018 between Bambalines to get Donald Trump to fulfill the electoral promise to end the 'eternal war' of Afghanistan. He contacted the Taliban, managed to take Pakistani jail to the Abdul Hair Ghani Baradar, facilitated the establishment of a political office in Doha and enabled him as an interlocutor. All this while, in Afghan soil, the fundamentalists did not cease in their attacks.

In February of last year, Washington and the Taliban, with Khalilzad as a master of ceremonies, signed an agreement that he gave a date to the withdrawal of the US troops of Afghanistan. In return, Islamists had to make sure to break their ties with Al Qaeda, ensure that neither are the Islamic State attentive in the future against the West and vaguely committed to negotiating a political settlement with the Afghan government to take the end of war and the Stabilization of the country.

Little imported to Khalilzad, or to the administration he represented, that the Taliban did not recognize the Afghan national executive. Neither that, one after the other, the UN reports alerted that the Taliban and the Qaeda remained synonymous. Or that the attacks against civilians persisted. Or that it was impossible to channel minimally functional peace talks, in large part, too, by Kabul's disinterest in negotiating and risking losing the privileges of his US dependence.

Joe Biden inherited that agreement of good degree and barely modified the date of goodbye, which renewed irremediably at the end of August, with the Taliban culminating weeks of territorial advances in front of an Afghan army Endeble and with an Afghan president to the flight. The result was an improper organizational disaster of a first power, incarnated in the mortal chaos around the Kabul International Airport during the evacuations.

Size scenario led many to point to Zalmay Khalilzad, who opted for a thunderous silence. He also surprised him the absence of him earlier this month in Qatar, where a delegation of the US met for the first time with the Taliban since the establishment of his Islamic Emirate in Afghanistan. Time will allow you to explanations beyond the "gratitude for its decades of service to the American people" that the head of it in the State Department, Antony Blinken, has published.

More directly has been an official of the US government that, under condition of anonymity, has criticized the style of negotiation of Khalilzad, assuring that he had granted "influence" to the Taliban, "continuously undermined the Afghan government and had little interest in hearing different Points of view within the Government of the United States. " A position that, however, contrasts with a Joe Biden who has defeated Ultranza the retreat, with harsh criticism of the Afghan government.

Zalmay Khalilzad began working as an Ambassador of the USA in Afghanistan in 2004, named by George W. Bush. Only one year later he was destined for Iraq, another of the key countries of the United States region. In 2007 he moved his place from him to the United Nations, where he acted as a permanent ambassador of his country. A role that he kept briefly under the Obama administration. The successor of him in the position of Special Representative for Afghanistan will be until then his right hand, Thomas West.

Updated Date: 20 October 2021, 08:48

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