“Calling them terrorists is nonsense”. The former premier and former foreign minister, Massimo D’Alema, interviewed by the newspaper Domani, has no doubts about the ‘new’ Taliban who have taken power in Afghanistan.
Left leader Maximo explains:“I Taliban they are a fundamentalist movement, violent and intolerable for their behavior against women and against minorities, but I think it is wrong to call them a terrorist group “ so much so that “Americans have been talking to the Taliban continuously since 2018”. D’Alema, in his reasoning, makes a clear distinction between the Isis that it actually is “a terrorist group” and the Taliban which unites most a “a political movement, like Hezbollah and Hamas”. D’Alema, however, perhaps forgets that the Lebanese Hezbollah movement, as you can read on the Luiss website, is considered a “terrorist” organization by countries such as the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Canada and Israel, as well as by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the Arab League. The same goes for Hamas, the Palestinian political and paramilitary organization that has been defined as a terrorist group not only by the US, Israel, Canada and Japan, but also by the European Union since 2019.
D’Alema also defends the former Giallorossi premier: “Only here could a surreal debate like the one on the words of Giuseppe Conte. The real problem is how to talk to the Taliban without this implying a formal recognition of the legitimacy of their government ”. Dialogue, therefore, is necessary “to avoid a humanitarian catastrophe and to try to exercise as much conditioning as possible”. If this dialogue with the new Taliban government is intensified or formalized more, it should be borne in mind that within it there are also personalities who are sought after by the West as torrorists.
As for the attack on the Twin Towers, however, D’Alema clarifies that “it was not the work of the Taliban but of an Arab elite, mostly Saudi, which ended up in the mountains of Afghanistan because the Americans had brought it there, who had favored the creation of a movement of Islamic volunteers to fight against the Soviets “. In conclusion “The political-military preparation of the fundamentalist camp was therefore made by the West, because the fundamentalists were the main allies in an Arab anti-communist and anti-socialist key”. Finally, D’Alema makes an accurate analysis of the errors of the West and explains that, from a military point of view, some results have also been obtained, but “the idea that through the expansion of democracy in the Islamic world, antibodies would be built capable of eradicating anti-Western fundamentalism and terrorism“ it turned out to be a failure. It was above all to fail “the idea that democracy can be exported”. But not only.“The Arab Spring, which was the expansion of democracy in the wake of a popular movement, also failed.”, D’Alema ruled according to which“cultural homologation does not work”. Also in this case, if on the one hand it is perhaps true that the export of democracy to Afghanistan did not have the desired results, it is also true that, in the last twenty years, infant mortality in this country has considerably reduced and living conditions of women have significantly improved. The new Taliban government, in fact, now finds itself unable to prevent women from attending universities and having to face the street protests of courageous young people who do not intend to retreat from the achievements obtained.