What you created a political product Ashraf Ghani Made in USA, does not imply that it works or fails; rather, it demonstrates the creator’s incapacity and corrupt designs for the country. The political product of the United States spent 30 years working for neoliberals, capitalists, warmongers in the media, and NATO’s Think Tank Atlantic Council, but they squandered their efforts and flew to the United Arab Emirates with 169 million dollars. The author of the book “Fixing Failed States” was fixed by the Taliban and was able to free his nation.
Regardless of high-tech technology, resources, power, and competence, or killing 929,000 people, evil schemes that were expertly constructed could not work. The designer, not the product, has failed due to ill-design for the nation and the world.
In Afghanistan, Ghani was born into an affluent and powerful family. His father was politically connected and had worked for the country’s monarchy. Ghani, on the other hand, left his motherland as a young man for the West. Ghani had spent half of his life in the United States, where he had forged a career as a scholar and imperial administrator, by the time of the US invasion in October 2001.
Ghani’s growth in the United States began when he was a senior in high school in Oregon, from which he graduated in 1967. Ghani then went on to study at the American University in Beirut, where he “enjoyed the Mediterranean beaches, went to dances, and met” his Lebanese-American wife, Rula, according to The New York Times.
Ghani returned to the United States in 1977, where he would live for the following 24 years. He earned a master’s degree and a doctorate from Columbia University in New York City. Is that his field? Anthropology is a field that has been heavily infiltrated by US intelligence services and the Pentagon.
In the 1980s, Ghani landed positions at prestigious universities such as the University of California, Berkeley, and Johns Hopkins University. He also established himself as a key commentator on the BBC’s intelligence agency-linked Dari and Pashto programmes, becoming a frequent fixture on British state media. Ghani was also awarded the renowned Fulbright Scholarship by the US government in 1985, which he used to study Islamic institutions in Pakistan.
By 1991, Ghani had made the decision to leave academics and pursue a career in international politics. He joined the World Bank, which is in charge of enforcing neoliberal doctrine all across the world.
Ghani was swiftly appointed finance minister of the US-created puppet government in Kabul after his return to Afghanistan in December 2001. He used the tactics he gained at the World Bank to impose the Washington Consensus on his motherland as finance minister until 2004, and then as president from 2014 to 2021.
Ghani gradually ascended the political ladder in the 2000s with the help of Washington. He made a technocratic rite of passage in 2005 when he gave a viral TED talk presentation.
Ghani praised the “center-right,” saying that imperialist institutions like NATO and the World Bank must be strengthened to safeguard “democracy and capitalism.” He claimed that the US military occupation of Afghanistan was a model that could be replicated elsewhere as part of a “global effort.”
Ghani was so pleased with his work with the World Bank in Moscow that he boasted of “working directly on the adjustment program of the Russian coal industry” – in other words, privatisation the Eurasian giant’s huge hydrocarbon reserves – in his official profile on the Afghan government’s website.
President Ghani’s neoliberal shock therapy on post-Soviet Russia was just as successful as the free market medicine he and his World Bank colleagues pushed down Afghanistan’s throat.
Ghani’s economic snake oil, on the other hand, found a receptive audience within the so-called international community. By 2006, his international profile had risen to the point where he was being evaluated as a prospective UN Secretary-General replacement for Kofi Annan.
Meanwhile, Ghani was receiving enormous sums of money from NATO governments and billionaire-backed institutions to establish a research tank with an ironic name.
Ghani co-founded the Institute for State Effectiveness in 2006, drawing on his expertise executing “pro-business” policies in post-Soviet Russia and his own country (ISE).
“Citizen-Centered Approaches to State and Market,” the think tank’s slogan reads today like a parody of technocratic jargon.
The ISE has operated comparable initiatives in 21 countries, including East Timor, Haiti, Kenya, Kosovo, Nepal, Sudan, and Uganda, in addition to its role in pushing neoliberal reforms in Afghanistan. The think group claims to have developed a “framework for analysing state operations and the balance between governments, markets, and people” in these states.
The Institute for State Effectiveness, which is based in Washington, is backed by a who’s who of think tank financiers, including Western governments (Britain, Germany, Australia, the Netherlands, Canada, Norway, and Denmark); elite international financial institutions (the World Bank and OECD); and Western intelligence-linked, billionaire-backed corporate foundations (the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Open Society Foundations, Paul Singer Foundation, and Carnegie Corporation of New York).
Clare Lockhart, a former investment banker and fellow World Bank employee who went on to serve as a UN advisor for the NATO-created Afghan government and a member of the boar, was one of Ghani’s co-founders.
If a novelist wanted to mock DC think tanks, they could have written about the Institute for State Effectiveness and been chastised for being too on the nose.
The icing on the cake came in 2008 when Ghani and Lockhart published “Fixing Failed States: A Framework for Rebuilding a Fractured World,” a book that articulated their technocratic worldview.
Now that Ghani’s spell has taken hold, the Atlantic Council awarded him with its “distinguished international leadership award” in 2015, praising his ostensible “selfless and fearless devotion to democracy and human dignity.”
Ghani made in USA came to Washington in March 2015 for his moment of supreme glory: a speech to a joint session of the US Congress. And he was hailed as a hero who would free the looters by using the power of the free market to save Afghanistan once and for all.
The magical product was developed in collaboration with not only think tanks and huge organisations, but also media outlets such as the BBC and the New York Times. The BBC referred to him as a “reformer,” a “technocrat,” and “incorruptible.” The New York Times stated, “Technocrat to Afghan Populist, Ashraf Ghani Is Transformed,” suggesting that he had finally found the sweet spot. The USA made Ghani went from being a “pro-Western intellectual” who “conducted small talk in a vernacular best described as technocratese (think phrases like “consultative processes” and “cooperative frameworks”)” to being a bad copy of “populists who cut deals with their enemies, win support from their rivals, and appease their enemies” to being a bad copy of “populists who cut deals with their enemies, win support from their rivals, and appease
When humans try to compete with nature’s product, whether it’s a human or a material product, they inevitably fail. The entire Western world was wrecked by Ashraf Ghani made in the USA. He shattered not just their aspirations, but also civilization, capitalism, and, most importantly, their pride in ruling by force.
Source: The Gray Zone web