Thousands of Taliban militants are prepared to invade Afghanistan: Dostem
Thu May 10, 12:15 pm
Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostem; the leader of Junbesh party, while talking at a huge gathering of his supporters in Sheberghan, the capital city of northern Juwzjan province warned about the preparations of thousands of Taliban militants to try to take over Afghanistan after 2014, starting at the southern borders of the country.
Gen. Dostem, who is preparing for the upcoming presidential elections with Mr. Ahmad Zai Massod and Muhammad Muhaqiq of the National Front (Jabha-e-Milli), emphasized his belief that the political system of Afghanistan must change, including direct election of provincial governors. Under the existing Afghan constitution, provincial governors are appointed by the president.
Gen. Dostem said that he does support the peace process; however, he doubts that Taliban will join the peace process.
According to him, thousands of insurgents are preparing invasion plans on the other side of the Afghan border and are looking for an opportunity to invade Afghanistan.
If the international troops are withdrawn from Afghanistan before the schedule, there are risks of the Taliban once again dominating Afghanistan, Gen. Dostem said.
“In case of an early withdrawal of international troops, the Afghan nation must stand behind their security forces with sticks and shovels,” he said.
Gen. Dostem said that he had asked US president Barak Obama to make a decision about the withdrawal of its troops according to the situation in Afghanistan, because he believes that more than 40, 000 insurgents are preparing to invade Afghanistan.
Muhammad Alem Saiee, the governor of Juwzjan province and deputy of Junbesh Party criticized Gen. Dostem and National Front leader’s warnings and that such extreme warnings were harmful to the nation.
According to the governor, he and 20 other members of Junbesh are against the party coalition of the National Front.