President Donald J Trump
The White House
Dear Mr. President:
As an Afghan American and President of the National Coalition for Dialogue with the Tribes of Afghanistan, it is with greatest pleasure to extend our sincerest congratulations on your astounding success in winning the Presidency of this great Nation, The United States of America.
The only other time that I believe such history was made was in 1980, when President Ronald Reagan, who like you won, against major odds, after being opposed by most of his party and labeled “too extreme” to be President, reached the highest office in the world. For the eight years of his Presidency, not only did he, with the partnership with the Afghan Freedom Fighters, rid the world of the Communist threat and end the Cold War, but also brought down the wall to unite the Germanys. United States, and the world, enjoyed peace during his Presidency.
Now, after nearly four decades, the world once again has been given the good fortune to rekindle the Reagan era in you. I know the Reagan era well because I was one of the principle persons to play a major part in getting the stinger missiles to the Afghan Freedom Fighters and worked closely with the Reagan White House to deliver Soviet made military equipment from Egypt to Afghanistan.
Watching your tireless activities thus far, I am convinced that the parallels between what you have achieved so far and what President Reagan achieved in 1980 and afterwards, bode well for the future of my adopted country, and of the world.
Today the world faces a crisis, the likes of which have not been seen since the Second World War. In previous crises the enemy was easily identifiable and the battles were fought by and between soldiers and sailors. Today, the enemy is faceless, hiding behind black hoods, following a false religion by the name of Wahabism, established in Saudi Arabia in 1763. Supported by certain wealthy Arabs, this Evil group believes in Jihad and murder of all those who do not submit to their rule.
Their followers are embedded in a number of nations around the world, ready to strike, when ordered by their leader Al Baghdadi.
As one who has been involved in the affairs of my Motherland, Afghanistan, I have had the misfortune to observe the destruction of Afghanistan over these past nearly forty years. The Afghan population has suffered inestimable destruction of life, liberty, history, and culture, and it is becoming all too easy to despair that it will ever achieve the heights of civilizational achievement and political and economic success of which it had in the 1920s and until the occupation of the country by Communists.
After 9/11, when the United States came to Afghanistan to rid the world of Osama bin Laden and hordes of the Taliban and Al Qaeda, our people were elated and welcomed the US Forces with open arms and thanked Allah for delivering them from the great evil that had taken over their land.
Today, almost 16 years later, Afghanistan is still suffering atrocities committed against its population by the Taliban, Al Qaeda and the infestation of ISIS/ISIL/DAESH/ and several other terror groups supported by the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) of Pakistan.
The infestation of the ISIL swarms is endangering lives, liberty and pursuit of happiness in many areas of the world and creating a refugee crisis also unseen since the Second World War.
Now we are at the threshold of a new era. And it is an even more dangerous era, one which could destroy multitudes of innocent lives, unless we take proper steps to stop it.
Al Baghdadi is but one head of a multi-headed dragon. To kill the dragon we must cut off all the heads and the limbs as well. To succeed in this endeavor, we must force the evil out of its hiding places to destroy it. This cannot be done with bombs, especially in a mountainous country like Afghanistan or the sandy deserts of the Middle East. They have holes to crawl into and innocent people to hide among.
To destroy the wasps, one must destroy the hive. The Hive is represented by those nations in the Arab world who are funding them.
Mr. President, the Afghans and all the other innocent populations of the Middle East and the civilized world need a strong Leader to instill fear in the hearts of these killers and to once and for all, get rid of them. We see that Leadership in you. You have what the terrorists fear. A determination to go after them wherever they are and after those who are supporting them.
Mr. President, main reason that the Soviet Union succeeded in imposing their system of totalitarian regimes upon some the nations such as Cuba, Vietnam and elsewhere, was that they started from bottom up. Once they had the people on their side, bringing a change at the top was easy. Their big mistake was that they reversed their policy in Afghanistan and tried to work from top down. They knew that the Afghan people would not accept Communism as it did not adhere to any religion. Thus, when the Communist party took over on April 27, 1978, almost immediately, the Tribes rose up against them and later against the Red Army.
After sacrificing almost 1.5 million on the battle field and another 1.5 million through migratory genocide, our brave tribal warriors, with partnership and assistance from the Reagan Administration, we succeeded in driving the Red Army out and are proud to say that we helped in bringing down the Communist Empire and thus ending the Cold War. Unfortunately, the world does not give us credit for this historical sacrifice.
Mr. President, the policies of on again and off again of the Obama Administration, encouraged and energized the Terrorist groups of Al Qaeda, Taliban Chechens, Xinchiang, and many other terror groups, to the point that they now either occupy or are in control of the majority part of Afghanistan. Their philosophy was while America had the watch, they had the time. And time they did have. They waited until the previous Administration started pulling troops out of strategic locations, which the terrorists then occupied.
Mr. President, situation in Afghanistan has taken a dangerous turn. Whereas Pakistan and its ISI is still very much involved in supporting the terror activities within Afghanistan, which is killing thousands of innocent citizens, today a new Great Game is at play. During the last Great Game of the 19th and 20th centuries between Great Britain and Russia, has been replaced today, by a more dangerous Great Game that involves, Russia, China, Iran and Pakistan and support from the rich Arabs. This new Game, if allowed to succeed, will post great danger to the entire Central Asia.
Presently Afghanistan is the only Central Asian nation which still has a flickering light of hope for the West. Should that light go out, then the USA and the West will lose all foothold in Central Asia.
Afghans are very concerned about their future. They do not want the nation to fall into the hands of the terrorists or neighboring countries. Whereas we appreciate United States continued commitment to Afghanistan, caution must be taken to see that any new deployment is carried out with an end in sight. Relying on more troops is not an answer and is more likely to be counterproductive, unless integrated into a revised strategy.
Such strategy should separate the Afghan Taliban from the Foreign ones. It is with the Afghan Taliban that we must open a dialogue with for peace. This can be accomplished by working closely with the Tribal elders, so that each Tribe could bring in its own Taliban, within the fold of Afghan society. We can do this by establishing dialogue centers in areas dominated by the Afghan Taliban. For example, the Afghan Taliban in the Province of Farrah, mostly belong to the Noorzai Tribe. We can set up such a center in that Province. So, on and so forth.
In other words, we must start building the house from foundation up, not from the roof down.
This strategy will provide Afghanistan with a ready-made catalyst for the right change. It will give Afghanistan a way forward that can begin immediately, and which embraces what has always been needed, a symbiotic relationship between the State and the Tribes. This will only work if the State becomes part of the solution and not part of the problem, as it is, at the present time. To create a trustworthy atmosphere, the NUG must cease and desist the infighting, nepotism and corruption and begin to work honestly with the Tribes.
As one, who has extensive historical relationship with practically all the Tribes of Afghanistan, I am willing, able and ready to assist in any way I can to reach the daunting goal of bringing peace and harmony to my Motherland. Both Afghanistan and the USA has paid dearly, both humanly and financially over these decades. It is high time that we taste success.
To that end, Mr. President, I stand ready to serve my Motherland Afghanistan and my adopted land, the United States of America, through putting my personal network and my family’s regional influence to work in the service of a common goal. I would welcome the opportunity to speak with you or your foreign policy and national security aides about this. In the meantime, you have my full support for all the positive steps that you have taken to Make America Great Again.
May God Bless you and empower you to save the innocents from the jaws of the devil.
United We Stand!
Prince Ali Seraj
Member of the former Afghan Royal Family
President, National Coalition for Dialogue with Tribes of Afghanistan
Former Afghan Presidential Candidate
Web site: http://www.ncdta.org