Mahboob A Khawaja
and Space are wired with secrecy, new and unthinkable weapons of mass
destruction and global warming is a clicking time bomb for the future.
hated and feared leaders do not have the intellectual and political capacity to
solve nay problems which they have created.
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presidential candidate Obama inspired hope (‘yes, we can’) for political change
but it turned out to be a fallacy of perception and hope. The world is more
dangerous place in 2016 than when a coloured president Obama making history
moved into the White House. In scholarly terms, politics is a game of
pretension and obsession to egomaniac ideals to enhance one’s own image and
interest for power. You can’t blame Obama squarely for all the wrong idealistic
perceptions he generated to win the two presidential elections.
democracy is fast becoming a wilful house of deception and exploitation for the
rich and privileged ones. Was the 2011 Protest Movement not a revulsion against
the same ideals? President Obama is leaving the presidency and the political
world in much worst conditions than when he assumed the office. War is the only
goal and policy aim that he pursued, not much different that of beleaguered
George W Bush did to dehumanise the American culture and victimise the humanity
with new brand of terrorism. History speaks loud and clear.
will judge leaders and nations by their actions, not by their claims. None of
these characters had any vision for universal harmony and sustainable political
change or to foster peace and co-existence across many divided national lines
of greed and hegemonic controls. American politicians do what political
financiers and lobbyists dictate them to do — to loath the mankind with the
fear of insecurity and continuous war agenda.
Middle East is virtually destroyed; its masses bombed, terrorised and displaced
as unwanted refugees across many European national frontiers.
problem of Palestine is replaced by the current wars to capsize the whole of
the Arab world. Who is responsible for all the intriguing wars and backdoor
conspiracies to kill one another? Have all the Arab people lost their sense of
thinking and rationality? How would the future generations view them in a
critical analysis? Were they so inept and stupid not to think of their own
future and sustainability? The aggressors have carved up subjective titles and
labels of sectarian killings, daily bloodbath and terrorism. As if it was not
part of their planned scheme of things to dismantle the Arab freedom and human
Was this perpetuated cruelty and darkness not
the explicit outcome of the American and British war and occupation of Iraq and
Afghanistan? Who will rebuild the century’s old cultures, human habitats and
reputable ancient values that have been systematically destroyed by the war
In ‘How the
United States and Britain Lost the Bogus War in Iraq and Afghanistan’ (Global
Research), this author clarified the pertinent facts of the bogus war:
Meacher, British environment minister under PM Blair (‘This War on Terrorism is
Bogus’) — provides reliable insight into the real reasons for the ‘War on
Terrorism’. He claims that the ‘war on terror’ is flatly superficial:
attacks gave the US an ideal pretext to use force to secure its global
domination … the so-called “war on terrorism” is being used largely as bogus
cover for achieving wider US strategic geopolitical objectives … in fact, 9/11
offered an extremely convenient pretext to put the PNAC plan into action. The
evidence again is quite clear that plans for military action against
Afghanistan and Iraq were in hand well before 9/11.’
Swanson (‘ISIS, Weapons Makers, Thugs Benefit from This Crime.’ Dissident
Voice), points out how the US weapon manufacturers have increased the cost of
weapon sales by 19 per cent and are ultimately the beneficiary of the war
against ISIL. The coalition of war led by the US against ISIL is nothing but a
paradox of self-contradictory coercive arrangement.
France, Germany, UK, Saudi Arabia, and Arab Gulf countries aim is to overthrow
president Bashar al-Assad, which happens to be the goal of ISIL and other
groups fighting in Syria. President Putin is shielding the besieged Bashar Al-Assad
from final collapse and making gains in Syria and Arabian strategic thinking.
Many Arab leaders are impressed by Putin’s decisive action to protect his
client state. They could open new markets for Russian weapons and influence in
the Arab world. President Obama remained in-between without any prompt action
to oust Bashar Al-Assad. The current sectarian wars do not appeal to any
The US and
Russia are bombing to support their war economy and find a convenient pretext
to kill the Arab people. American foreign policy aims at and acts like
double-edge Razor King to install authoritarian regimes in the frontline Arab
states and manipulate them for illegitimate purposes and exploitation of the
natural resources. When these former neo-colonial tribal agents turned kings
and princess become a liability, the US implies Plan ‘B’ to get them killed by
their own people like Gadaffi in Libya, Abdulla Saleh ousted in Yemen and
Saddam Hussein hanged in Iraq. The Arab coalition leaders have no sense of time
and history how the US will destroy the Arab culture and civilisation by using
false pretext of the war.
One, Not Many but Political Leaders Will Deny It
witnessing an historic event and epic of empire-building. Leaders claiming to
be democratically elected think and behave like absolute dictators. President
Obama is engaged in time-killing exercises at the end of his presidency. He was
not an intellectual and proactive person leading to peaceful future-making.
Mankind needs morally and intellectually responsible leadership to pursue a
sustainable future. All absolute rulers and leaders tried to run down the
mankind as if it was just a number — a digit — and conscious-less entity of
technological imagination. But all of them have caused immense losses and
liabilities to their own nations and empires. American political history was
enriched with intellectual foresights and democratic values to safeguard the
rest of the mankind. But its contemporary leaders and major institutions seem
to defy the logic of peaceful co-existing with the global community.
continuous wars have incapacitated the Arab states and rulers as some are
complacent in providing logistical support to the US-British aggressions in
Iraq and Afghanistan. The Western masses are against the wars but the
US-Russian strategic plans increasingly pursuing more seen-unseen wars against
the Arabs-Muslims, not just to occupy their natural resources but to go beyond
Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and Libya and occupy the lands and people. This is a
call for a decadent Islamic culture to be destroyed within as the political
developments are shaping up beginning with Palestine, Iraq, Syria onward to other
Arabian Peninsula — collapse of the Muslim people to be taken over by the 21st
century Crusaders. One wonders, if the oil enriched Arab elite occupying dusty
palaces could come out to have the freedom to think on their own of a
Navigational Change to avert the self-geared human catastrophes?
Hedges (writes a regular column for Truthdig.com and was a foreign
correspondent for The New York Times, and author of many books including his
most recent book: Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of
Spectacle) contributes a realist observation (‘The Ghoulish Face of Empire.’
Truthdig.com), to make the US policy makers understand the untold and
challenging facts of global politics:
black-clad fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, sweeping a
collapsing army and terrified Iraqis before them as they advance toward
Baghdad, reflect back to us the ghoulish face of American empire. They are the
spectres of the hundreds of thousands of people we murdered in our deluded
quest to remake the Middle East.
language of violence engenders violence. The language of hate engenders hate.
“I and the public know what all schoolchildren learn,” WH Auden wrote. “Those
to whom evil is done do evil in return.” It is as old as the Bible.
no fight left in us. The war is over. We destroyed Iraq as a unified country.
It will never be put back together. ….We are not, as we thought when we entered
Iraq…. We are something else. Fools and murderers. Blinded by hubris. Faded
relics of the Cold War. And now, in the final act of the play, we are crawling
away. Our empire is dying. The disintegration of Iraq is irreversible. At best,
the Kurds, the Shiites and the Sunnis will carve out antagonistic enclaves. At
worst, there will be a protracted civil war. This is what we have bequeathed to
Iraq. The spread of our military through the region has inflamed jihadists
across the Arab world. The resulting conflicts will continue until we end our
occupation of the Middle East. The callous slaughter we deliver is no different
from the callous slaughter we receive. Our jihadists — George W Bush, Dick
Cheney, Paul Wolfowitz, Donald Rumsfeld, Richard Perle, Thomas Friedman and
Tommy Franks — who assured us that swift and overwhelming force in Iraq would transform
the Middle East into an American outpost of progress, are no less demented than
the jihadists approaching Baghdad. These two groups of killers mirror each
other. This is what we have spawned. And this is what we deserve.’
and Space are wired with secrecy, new and unthinkable weapons of mass
destruction, and global warming is a clicking time bomb for the future. The
most hated and feared leaders do not have the intellectual and political
capacity to solve nay problems which they have engineered for their own
interest and greed of power.
humanity looks to proactive scholars, visionary and intelligent people of new
ideas and leaders of change to rebuild a systematic and institutionalised
sustainable future for the humanity and to articulate a culture of freedom and
human dignity to co-exist without the fear of wars and in complete harmony with
the Nature of things — more so, to imagine man (human being), humanity and the
Universe to co-exist without animosity of the few vengeful mindsets. Man being
the most intelligent creation on planet Earth and being the nucleus of Humanity
must think of his originality of Creation and coherent role-play within the
Laws of God governing Man’s life and the Universe.
the Humanity and the Universe must be seen as interrelated to envisage global
peace and harmony on One Plant. Life, the Universe and the laws of governance
of the planet are not the outcomes of politicians and staged actors. Is there a
new culture of rethinking and emotions to bring the mankind back to its
originality of rational unity and peaceful co-existence to save the humanity
and civilisations? Lessons of history are ignored — most feared and most hated
leaders, who drove the mankind to the insanity of the Two World Wars and current
war agenda in the Middle East, likewise are actively engaged to undermine the
future prospects of harmony between people of diversity and varied cultures.
international institutions, incompetent and corrupt global leadership
affiliated to the Washington-based Military-Industrial complex continues to
enforce militarisation of the globe- and insane perversion against the logic of
peace and co-existence amongst the mankind. Humanity looks to men of intellect,
scholars of integrity for solutions, certainly not to the warmongers destroying
life and habitats throughout the globe.
asserts that the future belongs to the global citizenry not to the few sadistic
warlords, and that an informed and politically mature and active global citizenry
must have the opportunity to exercise its rights, choice and freedom to develop
the futuristic global institutions and governance by integrating the moral and
spiritual values of man, humanity and the living Universe as the rational
forces of global conscience for a sustainable future.
Humanity on One Planet and One World, People of the world to which the Universe
belongs, have never allowed any abstract institutions or governments or
egomaniac leaders to act on their behalf. The message and its spirit are clear
that the mankind as ONE rational force must act to safeguard the future.