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Treaty of Peace between the United States of American and Afghanistan HA-5-12-09


By Tony J. Sanders


Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you.  Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid (John 14:27).  For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder; and his name shall be called wonderful, counselor, the mighty god, the everlasting father, the prince of peace (Isaiah 9:6).  We call him President Osama.  The democratically elected government of Hamid Karzai is internationally respected as the legitimate government of Afghanistan, is at peace with the United States and all the people of the world, particularly their own people, who through some fault of their own, some of God’s and a lot of foreign occupying powers’ are considered one of the poorest people on the planet.  We demand in behalf of the Armed Forces Retirement Home Trust Fund under 24USC(10)§419 that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton render 1/3 of US diplomatic and military operational costs in Afghanistan to the poorest and most innocent people compensated by the Treasury of Afghanistan.


Article 1 Any US Mission shall be classified as a Humanitarian Mission


Any US mission in Afghanistan or Pakistan shall be classified as a humanitarian mission.  The Afghan people have suffered thirty years of violence since the overthrow of King Zahir Shah   During the Soviet occupation in the 1980s nearly 2 million people died before a Treaty was signed in 1988. Subsequently there was a low intensity civil war until the Taliban imposed a violent fundamentalist regime that more or less succeeded in prohibiting opium cultivation in 2000 but was overthrown in retaliation for the suicide attacks of 9-11 allegedly masterminded by Osama bin Laden.  The subsequent military occupation has been fraught with low intensity paramilitary conflict that has taken the lives of 30,000 – 50,000 over the past eight years; 1,000 coalition troops.  There is no need for violence.   There is no need for bombings.  If there is any violence or bombings there will be no need for any wedding crashers. 


Article 2 Presidential Abuse of Power an Error


Chelsea Clinton, Mrs. Clinton’s daughter, has had her marital engagement scourged with the lash of martial law.  The United States President has clearly abused his power and should reject the idea of deploying 30,000 US troops by fall 2010 surging from nearly 50,000 US troops and 101,000 total coalition forces to bring the total colonial occupying force to around 150,000 before withdrawing in 2011.  There is no need for more violence.  Any prospective surge in troop strength should result in a reduction in the rate of violent death and injury in Afghanistan as well as a reduction in deaths from disease and other preventable causes.  Any result than less violence would constitute a moral failing on the part of the foreign occupying power.  Afghanistan cannot turn into another mega-murder like Iraq where there were nearly 1.3 million excess deaths since 2003, at a cost of nearly 5,000 coalition soldiers.  The violence must stop in Afghanistan and Pakistan.  An estimated 96% of Afghans have been victims of war or torture over the past three decades but only 1% has been compensated.  The US/NATO led foreign occupation seems to have been the most peaceful period in this time.  The US drone bombing in Pakistan must cease immediately.  Any subsequent bombings causing injury or death to civilians shall be fined $50 million.  Somalia is also due relief for the loss of its Ministers of Health and Education to a suicide bomber.  Let us always be more peaceful than before until we have all achieved the total peace necessary to sustain life.


Article 3 Taxation of Foreign Occupying Powers


The violence must stop now and forever.  This is a humanitarian mission.  Coalition and Afghan troops shall be occupied in joint training and public works projects.  Soldiers shall be on their best behavior at all times and any civilian victims of their actions or acts of God shall be swiftly compensated for their injury, property damage or the loss of a loved one by the Treasury of Afghanistan.  To guarantee financial security to the least developed Islamic nation during the time of their occupation, the United States of American and other donor nations stationing troops or other personnel in Afghanistan shall pay all personal income and corporate income taxes due the Treasury of Afghanistan, not to exceed 1/3 of all income above $10,000 US dollars, notwithstanding any preconceived notions they may have about their non-profit status.  Foreign nationals shall be given tax deductions for such pensions, health, life and social insurance deducted from their salaries.  It is crudely estimated that as much as $10 billion could levied from 2009 funds, mostly in the form of debt forgiveness, and as much as $15 billion in 2010.  $500 US peace dividends could be administrated to each Afghan.  Coalition partners and anonymous donors such as the former Soviet Republics shall forgive Afghan debts and contribute funds for public works such as roads, bridges, schools and hospitals. 


Article 4 Durand Line, Sustainable Taxation and Afghan National Opium Agency


The most significant of these public works is the construction of a mountain highway connecting Afghanistan and Pakistan in exchange for the transfer of the Pashtun northern region of Pakistan, to Afghanistan in resolution of the Durand Line of 1893.  When Pakistan was created in 1947 the division was highlighted, but never resolved.  Back fines in excess of compensation for civilian casualties, injury and loss of property and 1/3 taxation of US military assistance grants shall be levied against the US and Pakistani militaries to afford the cost of the census, opinion and geologic surveys and highway construction and to ensure the Pashtun people the right to self-determination and to all eminent domain.  Soldiers and citizens shall be gainfully occupied; the economy shall strive for self-sufficiency. No land or property, including weapons, shall be taken by the government with just compensation.  Both Afghanistan and Pakistan will retains all rights to tax all international personnel with personal incomes exceeding $10,000 US and up to 1/3 of any corporate profit or operating cost, for so long as they are a developing nation.  The Afghan government shall harness the sustainable, but ultimately dwindling, economic power of a National Opium Agency, and legally establish a red light district for its legal cultivation and use, as well as regulations pertaining to opium derivatives, customs and FDA quotas.  The Afghan government would theoretically be self sufficient if they could tax and charge license fees for the 25-50% of the economy employing 8% of the population not including seasonal harvesters.  We pray for a perfectly self-sufficient system of social insurance, employment and education. 


Article 5 Peace Dividends


Whereas the US operation costs are theoretically sufficient to pay everyone in Afghanistan a peace dividend nearly equal to the average per capita income it is recommended that the US take full responsibility for the payment of a peace dividend by the Treasury of Afghanistan to purchase the loyalty of every Afghan citizen.  This money would be administered to everyone regardless of race, tribal affiliation, sex, age, and disability, previous or current condition of servitude or any other discrimination.  Every Afghan citizen who wishes to receive a peace dividend would receive a monthly installment of around $40 US.  In later years assistance could be increased on a sliding scale to everyone with an income less than 150% of the poverty line and all those individuals making more than 250% of the national poverty line would pay taxes in accordance with legislation.  Military assistance shall not count as a tax deduction.  Cash or Afghan government approved grants and philanthropic contribution only.


Article 6 Constituting a Palestinian Supreme Court


For a lasting peace in the Middle East and Central Asia (MECA) where peace, human rights and justice can be maintained forever we join together to posthumously fulfill the Palestinian Constitution drafted by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Yasser Arafat by constituting a Palestinian Supreme Court.  A Supreme Court is the ultimate institutional requirement of the Constitution.  Foreign corruption, a $664.4 million claim for relief from NGOs, armed political parties, Hamas, and irrationality, a fear of “satan” Hebrew for prosecutor, impede the speedy settlement of damages from Operation Cast Lead, or Operation Fried Potato Vodka as some Jewish American heart and Russian liver patients called it.  A Palestinian Supreme Court, constituted with the recognition of the reputable Israeli Supreme Court, and accession to the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights aiming for the Abolition of the Death Penalty and any other treaties her Excellency the High Commissioner of Human Rights sees fit for the equitable settlement of claims and dignity of the Palestinian people, shall overcome the final hurdle to Palestinian legitimacy.  There will be peace in the Middle East and Central Asia (MECA) forever.


Submitted to the Nobel Committee, the Afghan, Pakistani, Somali, Palestinian (please forward), Vatican and Organization of Islamic Conferences Ambassadors to the United Nations, the US Armed Forces Retirement Home Trust Fund and US Secretary of State for Fulfillment