Jafar Ghannad-Bashi in an interview with the site of Strategic Council for Foreign Relations stated that:” Based on some hypotheses, the group was the designer of the twin tower explosions in the U.S. and under the very same pretext, a round of military operations were carried out that could show off the military power of the U.S. to the world.
Ghannad-Baashi added:” based on this, the school of thought focused on the leadership of the U.S. tried to downgrade and bring under the U.S. hegemony both Washington rivals in capitalist world as well as global and regional trends that were making efforts to gain power during post-cold war era”.
The expert said about the U.S. justification to launch military operations in many countries including Afghanistan and Iraq:” After the September 11 attacks, President W. Bush announced publicly the principal necessity of accompaniment of all countries of the world with the U.S. He said in a statement that whoever did not accompany with the U.S. policies is against her and would be among her enemies. Thus, he carried out the military policies under the title of fighting against terrorism or better to say under the coverage of fighting against terrorism”.
According to Ghannad-Baashi, Bush said at the junction that based on the U.S findings, terrorist movements had been extended to 66 countries of the world and the U.S. would enforce a special program to fight against such terrorism.
Expert on the Middle East affairs added:” in the meantime, there were discussions about the role played by Bin Laden himself as the leader and the founder of Al-Qaeda. He was then introduced as the main engineer of the explosions of the twin tower or World Trade Center in New York”.
He underscored:” that was how the attack against Afghanistan in 2001 and then military operation against Iraq in 2003 were carried out based on the general policy of conservatives and in view of the direct accusation of Al-Qaeda stationed in Afghanistan”.
The expert continued:” that was how a part of the global U.S. policy to stabilize and strengthen her dominance over the West Asia region and the beginning of her Middle East policies switched on”.
Having referred to the pretext under which the U.S. staged the military attack on Afghanistan and to put an end to Taliban government in the country, Ghannad-Baashi added:” Afghanistan was, thus, militarily occupied by the U.S. and some of her allies in NATO”.
The expert said:” the same policy was carried out in Iraq; under the pretext of Saddam’s role in production and stockpiling of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs), the U.S. military operations widely known as War for Oil paved the ground for the occupation of Iraq”.
According to the Expert of the Middle East affairs, under the pretext of the necessity to fight against terrorism and uprooting it as well as destroying weapons of mass destruction of Baath regime, Washington continued her military presence in Afghanistan and the presence of her military personnel Iraq, specially through this assumption that they were boasting their military supremacy from one hand and their military dominance over the oil-rich region of the Middle East from the other hand. Hence, they managed to reactivate the U.S. economy in post- cold war era coincided with early years of the third millennium.
He added:” The policy was not limited exclusively to the Middle East region and paved the necessary political and publicity grounds for further U.S. military movements and fortifying her military bases in different countries throughout the world”.
September 11 & Inefficiency of the U.S. Military policies
Ghannad-Baashi commented on inefficiency of the U.S. military policies after September 11:” 20 years after the military presence of the U.S. in the region and facing the realities on the ground in today world, particularly in view of the special situation of the Middle East and West Asia regions, the inefficiency of these policies revealed gradually and step by step dragged the U.S. in a quagmire of political, military and economic problems”.
He explained:” as time went on one followed by another U.S. military commander stationed in Afghanistan spoke about their fruitless and even detrimental military presence in the country. Some of them went into details and explained the reasons why the U.S. suffered a lot from her military occupation of Afghanistan and thus prepared the ground for their dismissal. Therefore, like Iraq, Afghanistan turned into a quagmire for American forces”.
The expert mentioned the large number of casualties, facing strong popular oppositions and inefficiency in administering Afghanistan and said:” these elements turned to become major problem for the U.S. statesmen as well as military personnel of the country”.
He pointed out to the U.S. situation in Iraq too and added:” Despite the U.S. exploitation of ISIS, the terrorist group-let in Iraq, the country was placed in a very shaky situation”.
Having emphasized the mistakes made by the U.S. in the region, Ghannad-Baashi continued:” Contrary to the U.S. slogans to establish security and to confront terrorism in Afghanistan, faced conditions in which not only the slogans did not realize but extensive insecurity from one hand and various types of new terrorist activities like those of ISIS from the other hand challenged the U.S. presence in the country. In such a way, that the most essential slogan during 4 year term of office of Donald Trump, was to put an end to the military presence in Afghanistan and other regional countries like Syria and Iraq”.
He also referred to the role played by the Zionist regime and reactionary countries of the region and continued:” Zionist lobbies and lobbies related to the reactionaries of the region continuously used their financial and publicity leverages to encourage the U.S. to keep on her military presence in the region”.
The expert on the Middle East affairs emphasized” Despite all this, and as time went on in Afghanistan, conditions in the country has become so deteriorated that the American authorities finally confirmed the necessity of withdrawal from the country and implemented their decision according to what we witnessed during the recent weeks within the framework of a humiliating exit”.
He said:” this is the very same scenario that is strongly believed to take place in Iraq too, because in addition to the U.S. problems and difficulties in Iraq, the U.S. congress has ratified a bill on the necessity of the U.S. complete withdrawal of her forces from the country”.
Ghannad-Baashi concluded that:” What is now being said in strong criticism against the occupationalist policies of the White House inside the USA and also in the Western world, is not confined and limited to military inefficiencies or inefficiency to fight against terrorism, but has questioned the prestige and reputation of Americans in establishing political structures and implementing a successful project of state-building in these countries”.