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Submitted by Ed Melik (United States), Sep 30, 2006 at 13:24

Dear Silvio,

I'm surprised at your deduction that one has to live in Europe to understand the thrust of your analysis. In this day and age, we are a global village and no one is far enough to have access to any possible published material or public records that you or I may have. If my arguments are only qualified because I did not live in Europe then let me put your mind at ease. I was educated in Europe and earned my first Engineering and law degree there. I have since last 18 years have been living in France, Germany , Russia and the Middle East. I have offices and residence in all the above stated courtiers and I, as a matter of fact, prefer living in Europe than America, like many millions of Americans are now making Europe their home but visit their families in USA and Canada and can't wait to get back to their new homes in Europe.

I have researched the web of all those "culprits" that you tried to demonize in the name of democracy and in defense of American freedom. Europe is for more democratic and freer than America and has been for last two decades or so. Europe has taken the lead in all socio-democracy actions and has raised its citizen's conscious and sense of responsibilities than us. We are totally blinded with our arrogance and ignorance. We Americans are the biggest polluters of our air, skies, waters and forests. We are the largest and the most powerful country that has become the bully of the world to police each and every country while our democracy and freedom is now a joke for the world to laugh at. We, through our arrogant and total contempt for the rest of the world, re-write previously written universally accepted treaties and tailor make them to suit our purposes at the cost of rest of the world but if other exercise the same right as we do, then they are the members of "exis of evil" etc. Our political electoral system is a farce and total bankrupt according to any ethical and moral standards of any part of the world. As a matter of fact, we have become worse violators of voting scams and rigging than Uganda and Zimbabwe with the exception that we gold plate and wrap it in shiny plastic for the world to see that it is a shining example of "ultimate individual freedom".

According to your fundamental pre-requisite to qualify European political realities, one must live in Europe, I guess, you also know a little of America as you don't live here. Biggest joke of all is, that our press and electronic media is now in total control of "the shadow government" and not one media giant dare try to walk on its own path. All roads, hiways and the paths of mass media are totally captive of the inner circle of the "shadow government".

"Islamophobia" and its related adjectives are the creation of a network of special interest groups of people close to the inner circles of the media. It is not something that is new. Since the 40's Arabs and Islam has been denigrated and ridiculed by Hollywood thorugh its films and documentries. It is now more daring with total disregard of the consequences.

What Pope and other religious leader say about any religion is something one must give an honest and open minded considerations. if a reference is made by the Pope that was totally exploited by already angry Muslims, it does not mean that Pope is wrong and the rioting masses are right or the other Muslims (however, in minority) are to be looked with the same periscope as the huddle masses with decades of suppressions, persecutions, crimes by their own leaders with the help of the United States and Europe. As we speak of this hypocrisy of the West, look around the third world today and see who is exercising anti-democratic and anti-human rights policies for its "national infests"? Case in point: Egypt, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Russia, China, Mexico, Indonesia, Philippines, Iraq, Kuwait, Jordan, Qatar, Bahrain, Nigeria, etc. etc., all are American allies and all are the biggest violators of human rights and anti-democratic movements. Egypt, Pakistan, Russia, Philippines, Indonesia, Jordan, Nigeria, and Mexico receive billions of America's tax payer's dollars to make sure no true democracy could flourish as long as the perception of democracy is drummed up for months and years to come . Those countries who has exercised democracy on one vote per person basis, like Algeria, Iran, Palestine, Austria, were demonized for their masses made the most effective use of democracy and elected their leaders that were not acceptable to Washington's liking. So we marginalized them and with the help of our co-conspirators, the establishment media, initiated a demonization process for Americans in particular and the world in general to justify unseating the democratically elected leaders of those countries that we don't like while we reward the biggest violators of democracy with billions of tax payers dollars to the criminal governments of the world in the name of "national security".

You argument of the present trivial correlations and similarities with Marxist's agenda and the Islam does not give any credence to the facts and realities at all. If the trivialities of present political affairs are the scale that one measures its merits and failures, then we, as Americans, have become a pseudo-democratic country on the path of totalitarian future with the ways things are fabricated for the mass consumption of America.

The uproar after the 9/11 attack by whoever, has subsided but its well planned propaganda has continued with full intensity while the findings of the 9/11 commission are locked away in black vaults for decades to be partially and gradually declassified. Wonder why? Who and what are they trying to hide from us all?

So Dear Salvio, it is a wild wild West back in the USA except we don't ride horses and become the legends as being the fastest gun fighters in saloons in Dosge cities of the west. Now a days, we are the fastest shooters of lies and self-fabricated propaganda to the world. We have become the biggest colonists to control the minds and ideologies of the world. Every living person on earth must think like us or else they are with the enemies and we will "hunt them down" "smoke them out" etc. etc.

One must look at the realities without one's own prejudices, which is very hard thing to do becasue we all think we are right and the rest are wrong! I would highly recommend that you read some of the most fascinating and eye-opening writings of Mr. Greg Palast to check the realities of time!

Ed

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