New statement from the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan's Zabīhullah Mujāhid: "Reaction Regarding the US Secretary of Defense’s Latest Remarks"

While on his latest unannounced visit to Afghanistan, the US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta remarked during his speech in Pakitia province and Kabul that the country was headed in the right direction and that this war is winnable whereas the Taliban have been significantly weakened but not yet defeated.
The above remarks were made by the highest ranking US military officer in hopes of boosting the morale of his jittery soldiers but affairs observed by the world and Afghans is that the American politicians, generals, their surrogates and soldiers have been traversing a crooked path for the past decade, a fact which is also confirmed by most western intellectuals. They have not gained any achievements despite their pressure and instead of winning the war they are on the verge of defeat while on the other hand; the ranks of Islamic Emirate are being swelled by fresh recruits and by utilizing new techniques, they are unabatedly carrying on with their operations against the occupiers with a very high morale in every corner of the country in this cold weather. This is in itself a testimony to the growing strength and military advancement of the Mujahideen. Due to fear of facing the backlash and reprisals of the nation, the occupiers rarely leave the safety of their bases. Below is a glimpse of a few of the very clear examples regarding the advancements of the Mujahideen:

  1. An American congress member who came to Kabul and wanted to visit the Charsad Bistar (400 bed) hospital in order to investigate the corruption had to cancel his trip after being informed of the security threats on the way by American generals.
  2. This recent visit by Panetta was not announced unlike the other American officials and it was kept secret due to security fears.
  3. A few days earlier, Karzai made his trip to the so called Loya Jirga from the Presidential Palace by helicopter as he could not dare venture out because of the lingering fear of Mujahideen.

The above given examples show the extent of the continuous fear and danger felt by the Americans and their partners inside the country. So claiming to have made advancements this year and of victory in the end in such conditions in nothing more then the continuation of that jabber which was and will be systematically uttered by Defense Secretaries such as Rumsfeld to Gates and now Panetta. They should know that the initiative of war is and will continue to be in the hands of Mujahideen. The extent of losses sustained by the invaders and their internal hirelings in the current year’s successful Badr operation can not be compared to any of the past ones. The uptick in attacks was also pointed out by United Nations in one of its current reports which stated that there has been a twenty four percent increase as compared to 2010. In such a state we can confidently say that the US Secretary of Defense wants to continue twisting the facts and deceiving its oblivious people and soldiers and just like the past ten years, continue passing the last moments of its journey in a mirage of empty promises. The ground realities witnessed here by our nation are in total contradiction to the remarks made by the American Defense Secretary during his brief observation period. Such vain words can never undermine the will and determination of our people but it will rather turn their attention even more to their religious and national obligations and they shall step-up their ongoing struggle even more and shall never give the enemy respite even for a single night. It would be better for the American officials to profess the realities and leave the country of the Afghans to the Afghans.
The Spokesman of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
Zabihullah Mujahid