THE U.S. IN A SHAKY SITUATION: WAR ON TERROR AND WAR FOR INSTALLING PUPPET REGIMES ENROUTE TO FAILURE
by Syarif Hidayat
The US-the renowned world preacher of human rights and democracy is now in an uncertain and insecure situations because “The War on Terror” and “The War for Installing Puppet regimes” only create more enemies of the USA around the world.
War is always a quick road to peace. Want a League of Nations?Start World War I. Want a United Nations? Start World War II. Want a New World Order? Start a religious war in the Middle East.- Peter Good game in his article “America is falling Into An Illuminati Trap.”
But George W Bush failed in all of his missions: Aside from his success in vendetta-style murdering Iraqi dictator with the help of the puppet regime there, the world dictator GW Bush failed inall of his missions: “WAR on TERROR” (a tragic but deadly joke created by Neocons, CIA and might be assisted by Mossad), to achieve PEACE and to apply the New World Order (could be a Neo Cons designed ‘order’, through wrongful wars in Iraq and Afghanistan). He also could not find the Iraqi WMDs because Iraq has none!
Despite that, the US forces have been using all kind of WMDs against Iraq to hunt for Iraqi WMDs and destroying most of the important Iraqi infrastructures as well as killing almost two million innocent Iraqi civilians including old men, women, children and babies.
G.W.Bush failed in all of his missions. The Texas cowboy got the flying stinking shoes aimed at his head instead!
Baghdad, March 2003, George W Bush stood side by side with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to field some questions. An Iraqi reporter called George W. Bush a “dog” in Arabic and threw his shoes at him. GW Bush was on his feet, for sure: He displayed some quick defensive reflexes when a journalist shouted in Arabic — “This is a gift from the Iraqis; this is the farewell kiss, you dog” — and hurled one ofhis shoes at the American president. Bush narrowly avoided being hit. The shoes missed their target about 15 feet(4.5 metres) away. One sailed over Bush’s head as he stood next to Maliki and smacked into the wall behind him. Bush smiled uncomfortably and Maliki lookedstrained.
“It doesn’t bother me,”Bush said, urging everyone to calm down as a ruckus broke out in the conference room. Iraqi security officers and US secret service agents leapt at the man anddragged him struggling and screaming out of the room where Bush was giving anews conference with Nuri al-Maliki.
There is no peace achieved yet in Iraq.After the US-led western forces invasion, the suicide bombings around Iraq haveeven increased in number of incidents and number of victims. I Afghanistan, theUS-led NATO forces are still struggling to contain Taliban fighters random butdeadly attacks against those western forces.
Barack Obama has made no efforts to stop thesedisgraceful wars and the failed missions of those democratization wars thatactually have been destroying democracy because every US-led invasion are alwaysfollowed by the installation of puppet regimes in the invaded countries. Obamahas made those wars even worse for the targeted countries with his deadly dronestrikes that have killed many innocent people including old men, women,children and babies in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia.
THE TRUE FACE
Under the guise of hypocriticaldeclarations of “war of Liberation” to liberate Iraq from the Westso-called Dictator Saddam Hussein that turned out to be the killing of millionsof Iraqi people indiscriminately,”war to hunt for Osama bin Laden, Al Qaeda and Talibans” inAfghanistan that turned out to be the killing of hundreds of thousands ofAfghan people indiscriminately and the “humanitarian” war to”save” the Libyan people from the West so-called Dictator Gaddafi thatturned out to be the killing of hundreds of Libyan people indiscriminately aswell as the Zionist and US-led imperialists covert operation in Syria, theU.S-led western civilization regimes were in fact aiming to occupy Iraq,Afghanistan and Libya and gain control of the world oil reserves andinternational oil trade as well as dominate the whole Middle East and Africa bytheir military powers (and ultimately the whole world). Either Syria or Iran could be the next!
The people in the corridors ofPower in Washington and the US-led western civilization regimes leaders areawfully silent about millions of innocent people including old men, women,children and babies who were and are being killed by their war machines inAfghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Libya, Yemen and Somalia in their so-called War onTerror as well as in their covert operations in Syria … and the worst thing isthat they merely call those innocent victims as collateral damages.
The US-led western regimes “War on Terror” (THATIS ACTUALLY THE US WAR FOR OILAND HEGEMONY IN THE WORLD) buries all presumption ofinnocent. This could mean that the US-led western regimes forces have been andare killing many innocent people including old men, women, children and babiesin the Muslim countries freely at will!
But when a few of their menkilled, they would make noises around the world including forcing the UN tomake a resolution to apply a severe punitive economic sanction or launch anallied western military action against the country where the accident tookplace by deploying all kind of deadly war machines to terrorize the people ofthat country and hunt the culprits. If they couldn’t find the real culprits, itis almost certain they would produce scapegoats and send them to the infamousUS Guantanamo Torture camp.
The Role of Western Media Circus Bias
Islam is the fastest growingreligion in the West. Nevertheless, theWest has many stereotypes and misconceptions about Islam that are due to: themedia, Prejudice, and Ignorance. Islam is often looked upon as a”extremist”, “terrorist”, or “fundamental”religion. Many people hate Islam and do not want to acknowledge its trueteachings.
The Western mainstream media circus apply apolicy of controlled news reporting on their domestic problems and at the sametime they apply the lies and biased news reporting on international affairsespecially on Islam, the Muslim World, the Middle East Conflict andinternational terrorism.
The Zionist-controlledWestern Media circus‘ biased news reporting on the Muslim World, the MiddleEast conflict and international terrorism create fear and xenophobia. Thissituation leads to more xenophobia including Islamophobia in the US and the otherWestern Countries that influence not only the general public but also thegovernment officials in the individual western countries.
In many cases, the western media’s reportsabout Islam are incorrect due to ignorance. This is one of the reasons why theWest often hates Islam. In contrast towhat many Westerners think of Islam, Islam is a peaceful religion, which doesnot promote any injustice or crime. Stereotypes about Islam are not new toWestern culture. Problems can be traced back 1400 years. At that time, Islamand Christianity were involved in the Crusades in the 1100’s and in the Ottomanand Moorish control in Europe. Islam spreadquickly to the West, and started to threaten the position of the ChristianChurch and the ruling class.
The Western elites,mainly the governments and the churches, then became highly involved in seeingthat negative images were presented about Islam. As a result, not only were battlesfought against Islam, but also a war of words was initiated to make sure thatIslam would not have any converts or sympathizers in the West. These kinds ofactions and feelings that the West had long ago still seem to be the case inthe West today.
Today, the West, withlittle or no understanding of Islamic history, has identified a new enemy,”a new demon that has replaced the Red menace of the Cold war, i.e.,radical Islam”. This “radical Islam”, a stereotype common toWestern thought, portrays Muslims as fundamentalists or potential terrorists.Some of these ideas that the Western people have about Islam are due to themass media of the West. Reporters who cover the Muslim world often know verylittle details about it. The media then develops a distorted image of Islamthat Western culture adopts.
A major factor whichcontributes to Islamic stereotyping in the West is due to the media’s ignoranceof selecting their words that describe Muslims. Some common names heard or seenin the news about Muslims are “extremist” or “terrorist”.These words are misleading and are mainly anti-Islamic. The media rarely usesmore neutral terms such as “revivalist” or “progressives”.The Western media also creates the idea that Muslims are “returning”to Islam. This is not true in most cases, because many Muslims have never leftIslam in the first place. Islam has always been a big part of their lives.
USA IN A PRECARIOUS SITUATION
Brig Asif Haroon Raja* in his article titled “USA IN A PRECARIOUS SITUATION,” says while George W Bush led regime ofneo-cons had initiated the insane war on the pretext of 9/11 attacks, Obamaadministration took no steps to wind down the war after taking over in January2009 by which time the futility of war and hidden motives had been exposed.Rather, the Democrats accelerated the war and introduced drone war to furtherfuel terrorism.
Under the cover of war on terror,the hidden motives of the US and its western allies were to undermine Islam,kill as many extremist Muslims averse to American policies and western way oflife, steal the resources of Muslim world, remove radical Muslim governmentsand replace them with secular pro-America regimes and redraw the boundaries ofMiddle East.
Apart from physical wars toreplace the regimes of Afghanistan, Iraq and later of Libya and installingpuppet regimes, the US gave a free hand to CIA, FBI and US-NATO forces toterrorize and eliminate the so-called irreconcilables. They were given license tokill without any fear of accountability.
Black water, security contractorsand kill teams were part of the team. Scores of secret torture cells wereestablished all over the globe including most infamous Guantanamo Bay, Bagramand Abu Gharib Jails where suspects were locked up for years without anyrecourse to legal counsel. Indefinite detention without charge or trial, aswell as the illegal military commissions were justified and declared as legal.
CIA Detention Centers
CIA operated secret detentioncentres including Guantanamo Bay are still in operation despite Obama’selection campaign promises. Besides third degree torture, most horrible waterboarding method is also used to even make the innocent ones agree to the crimethey had not committed.
While Bush regime had made use ofdrones prudently, Obama administration wanting to win the war with drones wentberserk. Now even US citizens are not safe from drones and secret dungeons.They are subjected to warrant-less eavesdropping, the Patriot Act,and new restrictions have been imposed on the release of indefinitely helddetainees.
In October 2012, ‘dispositionmatrix’ was administered to determine how terrorism suspects would be disposedof. The US is killing its own people and locking them up outside thetraditional judicial system in an unforgivable manner. Such oppressive policiesare likely to persist for at least another decade.
Having backed Northern Alliancewith massive airpower to oust Taliban regime in November 2001, the US thenbegan to expand, train and equip ANSF and invested billions of dollars toenable them to conduct counter-terrorism independently and also takeover security of Afghanistan at an appropriate time.
Karzai regime mostly comprisingmembers of non-Pashtun Northern Alliance Tajik and Uzbek warlords waspatronized and rewarded while the majority Pashtun community was sidelined andpersecuted. This unfair and biased policy was adopted much against the advicerendered by Pakistan.
US-led NATO is faced with dilemma
Resultantly the entirelot of Pashtun community developed acute detestation against USA and startedjoining the Taliban. Support to Karzai continued despite his total failure tocontrol incompetence, mis-governance and corruption and his writ getting shrunkto Kabul.
Till recent, the ISAF commanderscribbed about the lack of efficiency and indiscipline of ANSF, but now theUS-NATO is faced with another dilemma of insiders attacks and that too at atime when handing over of security duties to ANSF is half-way through andoccupying forces have started thinning out. Taliban have managed to infiltraterank and file of ANSF.
Cases of green-on-blue attacks areon the increase and so are cases of suicides within US Army (349 in 2012).Reasons behind inside attacks are cultural differences, haughty and cynicalattitude of foreign soldiers, civilian casualties in air/drone attacks, andpossibly US secret parleys with Taliban.
Flabbergasted by this newdevelopment for which the Pentagon has no remedy except to caution its troopsto take added precautionary measures, the frustrated US officials are now heardsaying that the “War on Terror” will continue ad infinitum.
Nonplussed by this strangephenomenon of Afghan soldiers attacking US troops with growing regularity, theycannot reconcile as to why the Afghan soldiers subsisting on US aid andreceiving advanced training from US-NATO trainers have turned against theirbenefactors.
Chickens have come home to roost
People like MatthewRosenberg and many in the US government have begun to realize the realitythat the ‘people end up disliking those who occupy and bomb their country’.Chickens have come home to roost.
This kind of stabbing in the backby the beneficiaries was bound to happen in the wake of policy of oppressionadopted by occupying troops, completely disregarding civilian casualties.
That day is not far when the droneoperators in Langley might be striking US targets. USA is the only country inthe world where 99% are poor and only 1% dirty rich. The elite class in USA isstill not prepared to wind up the bloody war which has destabilized world ordersince the war is fetching the drug, arms and trade merchants’ huge profits.
The surge in inside attacks as wellas Taliban attacks in 2012 is a clear indication that Afghan bitterness offoreigners has greatly heightened. It is becoming exceedingly difficult for theUS trainers to continue imparting training lessons to ANA and training processhas been disrupted.
But the US is also mindful of thefact that the training mission is the central part of the American withdrawalplan for 2014. Lots of senior coalition and Afghan officials are now opiningthat after nearly 12 years of war, majority of Afghans irrespective of theirsect and ethnicity view the foreigners as infidels illegally occupying theircountry and abhor them. Irrespective of the sharpened divide between thePashtun and non-Pashtun Afghans, a great percentage of Afghans want to driveout the occupiers.
It is an established fact that theUS and its western allies governed by mercantile and strategic motives startedthe war on terror to eliminate terrorism but its unjust vendetta which took livesof millions of Muslims fueled terrorism. Invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq werenot unintended slip-ups but intentional.
The war mongers didn’texpect in their wildest imaginations that equipped with best weaponry andtechnology, the war would become the longest in modern history and the poorlyequipped opponents would fight them so doggedly.
Rather than the resistance forcesgetting pooped of resources and stamina, the resource-heavy invaders havebecome whacked and are faced with financial crunch. Drenched in the pool ofgreed of power and wealth the US justified its unjust policies of aggressionand militarism by creating the subterfuge of terrorism, which it projected as athreat to world peace.
Drunk with power, it didn’trealize that it was not only digging its own grave but also making the worldmore unsafe because of its atrocious acts.
Today the back of mighty USA is against the wall and is left with nocards to bargain with Taliban. It is forced to seek the help of Pakistan whichit has all along been mistrusting, humiliating and harassing.
However, despite its precarioussituation, the US expressed its displeasure over Pakistan’s decision to handover operation of Gawadar seaport to China and has also cautioned Pakistan notto go ahead with Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project otherwise sanctions will beimposed. It is unhappy over All Parties Conference of Pakistan’s decision tonegotiate with TTP.
It has not taken any steps toexpedite repatriation of absconders Fazlullah and Faqir Muhammad residing inAfghanistan or to restrain India from meddling in Balochistan and FATA. Itignores Hindu terrorism even after Indian government making a confession.
In an attempt to create bad bloodbetween the Army and people of FATA and to disrupt materialization of peacedeal, New York Times has come out with a bizarre story that Pakistan Army fireddrones in North Waziristan in February 2013.
This disjointed approach speaks ofa warped mind.
Now looking at the facts, it is evident that US has gone blind to therealities that are and would cost heavily the American people,Brig Asif Haroon Raja concludes his analysis.
*(Brig Asif Haroon Raja (of Pakistan Army) is a Member Board ofAdvisors Opinion Maker. He is Staff College and Armed Forces WarCoursequalified, holds MSc war studies degree; a second generation officer, he foughtepic battle of Hilli in northwest East Bengal during 1971 war, in which Maj M.Akram received Nishan-e-Haider posthumously. He served as Directing StaffCommand & Staff College, Defence Attaché Egypt and Sudan and Dean of Corpsof Military Attaches in Cairo. He commanded the heaviest brigade in Kashmir. Heis lingual and speaks English, Pashto and Punjabi fluently. He is author ofbooks titled ‘Battle of Hilli’, ‘1948, 1965 & 1971 Kashmir Battles andFreedom Struggle’, ‘Muhammad bin Qasim to Gen Musharraf’, Roots of 1971Tragedy’; has written number of motivational pamphlets. Draft of his next book‘Tangled Knot of Kashmir’ is ready. He is a defence analyst and columnist andwrites articles on security, defence and political matters for numerousinternational/national).(HSH)