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Summary of the last month in Afghanistan: six dead and twenty wounded on April 19 in Kabul, where a high school attended by members of the Hazara community of Shia confession was attacked with grenades and bombs. While, three days earlier, Pakistani airplanes carpet-bombed Khost and Kunar: officially to kill jihadi belonging to the Tehrik Taliban-e-Pakistan, actually killing women and children. On the other hand, blaming women, children, teenagers, journalists or human rights activists, all notoriously dangerous categories, has now become the national sport in Afghanistan (but also in Pakistan). In less than a month, the enlightened terrorist government in Kabul managed to outdo itself: secondary schools (but also many primary schools) for girls remain closed by decree until further notice. Also according to the latest decrees issued, women can no longer fly, travel by trains and buses or leave home for a distance of more than a few kilometers without a male relative to accompany them. Not only that: the enlightened government of Kabul, the same one to which too many said they 'give a chance', has also legislated on amusement parks: end of free admission, men and women will be allowed on merry-go-rounds and bumper cars only in separate days. Gentlemen who belong to the Taliban militias are forbidden to go out and have fun wearing uniforms or carrying weapons and military vehicles. Probably to avoid the ironic comments via media and social media to posts with photos of grim warriors armed with Kalashnikovs who enjoyed making cars collide. And again: no more shaved face for men, who have to show off the standard beard under penalty of being blown up with blows and, needless to say, full burqua, possibly black and completed by black gloves, for women. University students were banned from using cell phones, while all international television channels, including the BBC and Voice of America, were blacked out. The list of restrictions and deprivations is long, very long, but nobody seems to care. The international aid in the form of food, those managed by the government, was intended not to feed the population but to pay the salaries of state employees in kind, mon there are reactions from the enlightened representatives of international institutions and organizations: the same ones who they called for recognition of the gang of assassins that rules Kabul and for the release of frozen funds in foreign banks. At the end of January, Kai Eide, former UNAMA ambassador and veteran to Afghanistan, tweeted: ““ I am proud that the Norwegian government has invited the Taliban government, civil society and key countries to Oslo. He is pleased, as a veteran, to have met Acting Foreign Minister Muttaqi. For me, freedom of expression and study for all are a priority challenge, but the United States must release frozen funds to avoid catastrophes ”. The Taliban had in fact been invited by the Norwegian government and brought to Oslo on a private jet to meet representatives of the United States and various European countries as well as an undefined Afghan 'civil society'. Not well defined because ninety percent of civil society in fact protested in the streets both in Oslo and at home, however repressed with Kalashnikov shots by the thugs of the gentlemen Aide had been so proud to meet. Days later, still aboard a private jet, the Taliban flew to Geneva, invited by a dubious non-governmental organization, again to meet 'representatives of civil society'. The axiom, elaborated and propagated by Pakistani lobbyists internationally, is the following: terrorism will not end until Afghanistan is stable, and Afghanistan is not stable until the West opens the cordons of the stock exchange and will de facto recognize the Taliban government. As Islamabad does, as does Qatar, as China did by sending Foreign Minister Wang Yi to Kabul to invite the Taliban, from whom he was warmly welcomed, to a meeting of the region's foreign ministers. The fact that Beijing massacres its Muslim Uighuri brothers does not seem to matter to the defenders of the Afghan faith. Who are in good company. Antonio Guterres, president of the UN, has spent a lot of money to unlock the funds destined for the government of Kabul. On the other hand, for those who do not find it scandalous to pass the names of Uighur dissidents to the Chinese embassy in Geneva, financing terrorists on the list of the United Nations itself is not really a problem.
Francesca Marino