Nov. 10, 2012
-- The heart of this ancient region has been captured by many names in the past five thousand years. She has been called Ariana, Bakhtria and Khorassan and now goes by the name of Afghanistan. Throughout history this land has served as a battlefield for the major empires of the world to spill blood over simply because of its strategic geographic location. There were different reasons for the wars, different beliefs as to who was right and why. The fact remains that throughout history, the seed of war has been furrowed in her soil and brought misery and suffering to her residents. Over this wide vista of time, nothing has changed.
At various points in history, many approaches have been taken to resolve the issues of unrest in this region only to be successful for short periods of time and come at an extremely high cost. I have come to the conclusion that to free Afghanistan’
s residents from further suffering, only the Afghan people—especially the younger generation—can save themselves. They cannot do it with the help of any foreign government, nor with the promise of any religion or any social system. Only by seeking the truth through our own hearts, in our own homes, through the words of our own philosophers and scholars can we ever hope to be free. So many of the figures of the past understood, thousands of years ago, the plight of this region better than we understand it today. Many of them still have the power to enlighten the hearts and minds of millions, from East to West and from North to South, in this twenty-first century.
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A. Nasser is a software engineer, entrepreneur, and author. A graduate of San Jose State University, he has held positions in such high-profile organizations as Lockheed Martin, Cisco, Intel, Verizon, Active Video, Sony, and many others. His businesses, both nationally and internationally, strive to modernize global communications and create positive change.
As an Afghan-American, A. Nasser continues to seek solutions to the strife in his native country through an understanding of global and local politics and practices. A. Nasser has been a speaker at various technology related conventions and events as well as at ethnic events. Throughout the years he has been active in mobilizing the Afghan community in the U.S. to improve the future of Afghans and their native country.