The $7 billion us share of Afghanistan is also related to disturbing China’s periphery


Sure enough, the Biden administration seized and distributed $7 billion frozen in Afghanistan.Although the Taliban has seized power in Afghanistan, they are still vulnerable to the FINANCIAL hegemony of the United States.But in fact, the U.S. move is also about disturbing China’s neighbors.When the U.S. withdrew from Afghanistan last year, it was severely beaten by the Taliban. The pro-American government that the U.S. had supported for the past 20 years collapsed and the Taliban regained power in Afghanistan.Resentful of the collapse of its 20-year operation in Afghanistan, the United States not only imposed economic sanctions on the Taliban regime, but froze $7 billion of Afghan funds in American banks.Now even that $7 billion will be pocketed by the US.On February 11, Biden signed an executive order to confiscate $7 billion in funds belonging to Afghanistan, including $3.5 billion for compensation to families of victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and $3.5 billion for humanitarian aid in Afghanistan.By disposing of assets that belong to the Afghan people, President Biden is unwilling to give the money to the Taliban regime.It was an expression of American financial hegemony, but it did serious damage to America’s international reputation.Imagine a foreign government making a deposit in an American bank and suddenly the government of that country is out of office. Does that deposit not exist?Of course not!The Taliban government of Afghanistan made it clear on the 11th that the U.S. was stealing the property of the Afghan people and was a thief.So why is the US grabbing Afghanistan’s $7 billion?The root cause was the fall of the pro-American government that the United States had propped up in Afghanistan and the rise of the Taliban.America froze the money to make it harder for the Taliban.Of the $7 billion, $3.5 billion will go to compensate the families of victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks.Why use Afghan money to compensate American victims’ families?Mullah Omar, the founder of the Afghan Taliban, is believed by the U.S. to have been a source and accomplice of the September 11 terrorist attacks by hiding al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.Omar did help Bin Laden, but $3.5 billion is too much for Afghanistan, whose GDP is less than $20 billion a year, to pay for the families of the victims of 9/11.By contrast, the United States has waged a war on terror in Afghanistan that has killed hundreds of thousands and displaced millions, but has failed to bring peace and stability to the country.Should the United States compensate the Afghan people for this?In addition, another $3.5 billion of the $7 billion would go to humanitarian assistance in Afghanistan.It sounds very strange that the US is using Afghan money to aid Afghanistan.The United States is clearly the robber of the money, but they pretend to be the good Samaritan.This is hilarious.The so-called humanitarian aid provided by the United States to Afghanistan is definitely to cultivate anti-Taliban NGOS and pro-American forces in Afghanistan, instead of spending a lot of money to help ordinary Afghans improve their lives.What the Afghan people need most right now is food, clothing and security, not American democracy and freedom.If American humanitarian aid is to provide democracy and freedom, it should stop early.In fact, Afghanistan is so poor right now that this $7 billion is very important to them. It will feed and clothe a lot of people so that they don’t starve to death. It will provide some financial support for the Taliban to rebuild Afghanistan.If the US is serious about making life better for ordinary Afghans, it should give the money back to the Taliban.However, in the eyes of the United States, only its own political interests.If Afghanistan’s pro-American government does not fall, America will not freeze the money at all.By grabbing the money, the United States is making it harder for the Taliban to govern Afghanistan and is breathing a sigh of relief for its own disastrous exit from the country.It is true that American soldiers are no match for the Taliban on the battlefield in Afghanistan, but when it comes to international finance, the Taliban is a pupil of American financial hegemony.There are US dollar assets in Afghanistan, which the US can freeze at will, confiscate and redistribute at will, and the Taliban can’t do anything about it.This is what the US does to countries that don’t obey it.This is true of Afghanistan, Iran and Syria.As a result of American pressure, $7 billion of Iranian assets in South Korean banks remain frozen and Iran will never get them until America talks to it.What the US does is it kills them.But America’s treatment of the Taliban is bound to backfire.First, the US approach is not conducive to the Taliban’s complete separation from the terrorist forces, and may even stimulate the hardliners in the Taliban to continue to hold up the banner of anti-US;Second, it is not conducive to the early restoration of peace and stability in Afghanistan, and the reconstruction of Afghanistan will be seriously hindered.Perhaps the United States does not want to restore peace and stability in Afghanistan after it leaves, because it still hopes that the Afghan issue will disrupt China’s Xinjiang and undermine China’s Belt and Road initiative.In this sense, the US action is aimed not only at the Taliban, but also at China.

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