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Whole Truth - Who in the Middle East is Seeking It - Indeed, Who in the Entire World?

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Jul 16, 2012 at 14:25

To say that I did not experience the same as you (when I was a kid, more than forty five years ago) is like saying we were in different realities: maybe true, maybe not. When I was a kid, we were less than 24 hours away from nuclear annihilation at any given time and less than 5 miles from a primary target-when the sirens blared, you hid under cover, if you could. It was a preparation process of which came to exquisite focus as Khrushchev and Kennedy faced off; 'til Khrushchev blinked. So to say our experiences are different is subliminally academic.

I have indeed observed the world's devolving circumstances, watching in horror as the Scottish authorities pieced together the remnant of the downed airliner near Lockerbie and try to piece together some reason of why those lives were considered expendable to the cause that M. Ghaddafi supported, either tacitly or implicitly. That he was a indefatigable supporter of his own visions of grandeur was legendary in his own realm; and seem genuinely surprised at times that the rest of the world did not share that same vision. I did not support his vision; neither did I have any cause to have any admiration for what he was, what he stood for; and definitely did not condone any of his actions, no matter how noble a spin one could put on it.

Libya was indeed a nation of poverty; if not in material wealth, yet in a dearth of humanitarian spirit. He did nothing that did not undergird his self-induced vision that we mention above, save to to serve his own expectations of his grandeur at the cost of the quality of life for others. If there was a truth of his manifestation of any good deeds, they were there for his own gratification at the expense of others. If that were not so, then the 'Arab Uprising' would not have found so fertile a ground as Libya to spread their discontent in non-Arab land. The real reason he cried "what have I done to you" was from an oblivious mindset of one who was so confused as his world disintegrated around him; it was a cry of the same desperation that he imposed on others that he now had to face himself.

Libya faces the continuing disintegration of its social structure because of the social vacuum left behind from an ideology that used a socialist model to deal with the internal issues of the population that could not be trusted with a republican modeled society of liberties and freedom. In other words, the people can/could not be trusted. In that regard, Ghaddafi was perceptive of the people he ruled over; he did not give the people the power to seek the means to govern themselves because he determined that they would not do so in the best interests of all, or in his best interest. This indeed left him open to external attacks as well as internal opposition, the result of which led inevitably to his own demise. Were the ideologies of the populace seeking the ouster of Ghaddafi that of those seeking true democracy, then the circumstances would be different: right? But here is a truth-none of those who were behind the displacement of the Libyan strongman's regime were seeking true democracy. Not being true proponents of that governmental discipline, how could they?

Do you want the whole truth? I mean seriously, not too many really want to know it; for if they found out how wrong it has been from a long time ago, things would seem more dire. But looking at Syria, Libya now settles in the background in their own world of troubles that is not as important to the media as it was when at its apex of viewership: Syria is now more compelling; and more complex. Now: why is that?

One by one, each of these societies have been compromised from before recent history, the culmination of their less than savory histories being brought into a twenty-first century chamber of horrors that reek of cyber-gaming scenarios of kill or be killed; and for what? Where's the benefit-dignity, freedom, peace?

You ask: why is the truth being hidden? It is only hidden from those who do not know where the world took its turn for the worse and now seemingly does not know how to wrest itself from the grip of its own destruction at the very enemies of humanity itself-that is humanity itself.

There is only one truth: absolute truth. All else is mitigated and bartered away for the sake of humanistic ideological convenience. There is only one place to obtain absolute truth: from its source, its author-Almighty God.

You ask: why is the truth being hidden? Because humanity cannot face the Author of truth and live-so the lie replaces it until it cannot be hidden anymore and humanity is required to pay the penalty for its disrespect of the Truth.

The truth is that all of the affected regions of the Middle East is in turmoil of terror for its disrespect of the truth and until they seek the truth, they will never find the way to peace – not now, not ever.

For all the turmoil to end, they must seek the truth and find how it applies or be destroyed by it.

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