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Bank Afghanistan Day HA-9-11-06


1. A Peace March from St. George Church paused at the Fire Station and every house of worship on the way the Greater Cincinnati Islamic Association Mosque where an hour long session was held, in the basement where shoes need not be removed, for everyone to speak their thoughts regarding 9-11.   I said, “9-11 was so bad that Bank Afghanistan Day has not yet been settled”.   Another man expressed frustration with the peace process in that although war protesters were unorganized, “war is organized”.  An Islamic woman stated, “After 9-11 we started to receive death threats.  We are very worried that Muslims get in trouble because they are building detention camps for us.”  The organizer of the hospitality and provider of the water, a retired Pakistani surgeon, was the last of over fifty people to speak, he said, “when Ghenghis Khan came to Baghdad he killed millions, the inheritor of his rule killed 1.2 million when a Muslim came to power hundreds of years he killed 22,000.  They really need good leadership to overturn thousands of years of precedence, just as Afghanistan needs to overturn decades of violence”


2. On this fifth anniversary of the suicide attacks that knocked down the World Trade Center in New York City and crashed into the Pentagon in Washington DC we remember the innocent civilians who died and the emergency professionals who perished in the collapse of the WTC.  9-11, as we now know it, has not yet been worked into the calendar and the day is currently recognized as Patriot Day, the day after Grandparent’s day.   Although it is true the US suffered a terrorist attack in this day in 2001 the US did their fair share bombings in the War on Terrorism.  Following my estimates and in the spirit of my draft constitution the US settled $20 billion that was matched with $13 billion at the Madrid conference in September 2003.  It is time to bring Bank Afghanistan Day in time with the 9-11 tragedy so that the message that accompanies their $20 billion US is clearly opposed to terrorism.  Admiring the catastrophe in Iraq in the papers one must in fact do better.  The Afghan legislature will need to eschew the finance of warriors by printing the papers that accompany their settlement, writing their own peace settlement plan, and keeping their investment in social security that is expected to ensure that Afghans meet the UN Millennium Development Goals.   


3. Afghanistan had 29,928,987 inhabitants, a GDP of $215 billion and per capita of $800 on 10 January 2006.  Afghanistan is the least economically developed country in the region.  In 2003 ODA was estimated at $1,553 million, from March 2005-2006 international development assistance was estimated at $4,921 million for March 2005-2006, $3,053 million from the US.  After the London Conference on Afghanistan international development assistance available for Afghanistan National Development Strategy from March 2006 increased to $10,500 million, $4 billion from the US.  The US owes another $8 billion for reparations and reconstruction before settling into 50 years at a rate of $1.6 billion annually.  The Afghanistan Compact of 31 January 2006 directs the full implementation of the Bonn Agreement through the adoption of a new constitution in January 2004, and the holding of presidential elections in October 2004 and National Assembly and Provincial Council elections in September 2005, which have enabled Afghanistan to regain its rightful place in the international community.


4. The United Nations the Security Council decided to extend the authorization of the International Security Assistance Force, for a period of twelve months beyond 13 October 2005 under SCRes. 1623 of 13 September 2005.  Recent fighting has been the bloodiest since the war in 2001.  To eliminate justification for rebellion military strategists will have to place themselves staunchly behind the Public Health Department’s campaign to legalize the cultivation and distribution of opium to pharmaceutical companies for the relief of the commonwealth and farmers.  Government spending will need to be placed behind the reasonable terms of social security so that every withdrawal is made cognizant that the people will eat less.  It is recommended to cap police and military spending at $1 billion annually, they must not be financed for their offensives for which they must pay damages.


5. Afghan vital statistics are alarming with a 4.77% growth rate, the highest in the region.  They also have the highest birth rate with 47.01 per 1,000 birth rate, more disturbing is the 20.75 per 1,000 death rate that is more than twice as high as the next nation in the region. The average life expectancy is only 42.9 years, the lowest in all of Asia, on par with many African nations.  Large numbers of returning refugees have pushed migration in to the fabulously high rate of 2.1%.  Afghanistan has the lowest quality of health care in the Middle East that is on par with many African nations.  Projects are in place to address Infectious diseases that are responsible for the majority of morbidity and mortality in Afghanistan. Diarrhea, acute respiratory infections and vaccine preventable diseases account for 60% of deaths.  The Ministry of Public Health has extended basic coverage from 5% to 77% of the population. 


6. For sustainable development in the health sector and to eliminate the colonial treason of international armed forces against the cultivators of the medicinal opium poppy and people in general, while eliminating the illicit trade in opium and heroin to the satisfaction of the international community it is imperative that a National Opium Agency be founded within the Ministry of Public Health to license cultivators and market the product to pharmaceutical industries pursuant to the quotas of the International Narcotic Board under Art. 23 & 24 of the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs as explained in the extraordinarily liberal Bank Afghanistan Day (BAD).  


Sanders, Tony J. Hospitals  & Asylums. Bank Afghanistan Day. HA-9-11-06.