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Bullying by the US: a wake up call!

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Submitted by Subul (Pakistan), Jan 26, 2003 at 07:30


Can any one see the madness that the world is going through right now?
Can every one be so cruelly blind to the unjust situation that is being created in this world?
Could more aggression ever be an answer to beat aggression?
Could constant media projection of a single-minded obsession of capturing all the resources available to the world to make one nation the best blind and numb the senses of all the nations of the world from the feeling that we all so unanimously abhor in real life. That is called BULLYING!

They say that the world changed on 9/11 -- but for whom: Muslims /Christians /Jews/ Buddhists/ Hindus / communists, or simply Americans and Afghans?

There are various angles from which to look at this situation: September 11th has had not only its religious, social, cultural connotations, but also has its economic and political connotations.

The media has publicized the two aspects of the September 11th issues only -- the religious and the political -- i.e. Muslims vs. the Americans and America vs. the (Muslim) terrorists. The definition of terrorism is still unidentified.

The controversy: The American govt’s reaction to these attacks seems rather overrated as they gather enforced support from around the world and fly across the continents to destroy a third world country already shattered by the on-going long civil war in search of an individual they allegedly regard as a terrorist responsible for attacks on its national solidarity.

This reaction is a sharp contrast to the same situations in Kashmir, Palestine, Chechnya and Iraq, where an attack of this magnitude is carried out every day. The difference is that the destroyed object is not an extravagant tower of technological wealth in a country built on the foundation of fierce capitalism, but rather is humanity in the form of poor inhabitants deprived of the most basic of human needs and of thousands already war- wreaked houses in Third World.

The situations created in these countries are not made by an individual, but by the unanimous decisions made by the members of the cabinet backed obviously by the powerful nations of the first world, which makes it hard for Americans to fly off to them and catch the predator. The American government needs individuals to hate and to keep its armed forces busy, in exercising its military power.

What the Americans don’t understand is that their chosen governments love to intervene in other nations' lives, in contrast to its own country where the rights of an individual are subected to the intrusion of privacy in the name of security. The attack on American solidarity on September 11th turned out as an attack on solidarity for all the Middle Eastern countries, in particular, Afghanistan, Palestine and Iraq.

For its own political and economic and military reasons, i.e. to keep the Jews in Palestine, the U.S and Britain are happy for political support, to capture Iraqi oil, and to keep an eye on the upcoming super powers, China and Iran. The Americans need a reason to keep us company in the region full of natural resources.

The hatred for this attitude in general masses is conveniently ignored by the weak govt’s of these nations, also supported by the Americans, or kept in control through large debts of so called aid by IMF.

So a part of masses sick of this poverty, hunger, deception, and injustice react to the situation angrily. And this situation is aggravated by the American-supported terrorist activities in different countries. Mind you, both the Arab industrialist Osama Bin Laden and the Iraqi president Saddam Hussian have been United States favorites during the Iran-Iraq’s war in the 70’s.

Hence the American reasoning against terrorism is a hoax to protect and distract from its own suspected gains of natural resources in various countries. It lies to its own people and to the whole world by keeping them all busy in the hollow media propaganda. The US stubbornly destroys all human rights in the process backstage and helps foster the militarily aggressive cultural situation destabilizing the whole world.

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