Afghan Whispers: To Celebrate or not!

Afghan bloggers talk about anniversary of Kabul's fall in hands of Mujahedin. They disagree about whether or not to celebrate. Why should the Afghan people celebrate this day? Did they get freedom, justice or…. The blogger adds this event just brought more war for another ten years (Persian). He says,

Afghans did not fight holy war for justice, prosperity,…To understand why they celebrate you should get how Afghans look at things and their value system. Bravery is a value in itself and outcome is not that important.

Dialogue 3 says about this event that we celebrate jihad (holy war) and not people (Mujahedin leaders) such as Rabbani, Syaaf, and others. People were engaged in this war against foreign invasion and we celebrate that (Persian).

Yadshtayi az Gharb (Notes From the West) talks about this day as one of darkest day in country's history. He writes people witnessed the worst plight in last hundred years Afghanistan's history (Persian). The day after Mujahedin entered Kabul, war broke out between different groups of Mujahedin.

Nikobad talks about importance of professional diplomacy for country (Persian). Blogger writes:

“Afghanistan must play as one actor on international scene . Political parties, parliamentary groups, ministries, and anybody else can not have its own foreign policy. If not there will be a lot of divisions between diplomacy and strategy of foreign policy which at the end failure a weakness will be its consequences for Afghanistan in region and in the world.

Blogger adds Afghanistan needs global diplomats not classic ones. He explains classic diplomats are the ones who, without any knowledge of foreign countries go on missions, just because they have good connections.

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