Demons And Criminals
Rule Our World
By Habib Siddiqui
16 August, 2006
When asked to comment about Israeli
invasion of Lebanon, Condoleezza Rice, the US Secretary of State, said,
“What we’re seeing here is the … birth pangs of a
new Middle East.”  How wonderful! When more than a thousand
Lebanese people are slaughtered in cold-blood and another million forced
to flee from their homes, while their homes and businesses and everything
that they care about and is important for them to survive is savagely
and brutally destroyed with US-supplied arms and ammunitions and handouts,
the person who is the face of America in diplomatic circles audaciously
says it is the ‘birth-pang’ of a ‘new’ Middle
East. What does one know about birth pangs when one never became a mother
and has been using condoms as a fornicator all her adult life? So, when
Madam Condi Rice talks about birth pangs of a ‘new’ Middle
East, I don’t know what would be more appropriate: blame her for
superficial knowledge or monumental hypocrisy. Unfortunately, shallow
knowledge – no matter how dangerous - is no handicap these days
to become an ‘expert’ or mouthpiece as long as the all-powerful
‘Israel lobby’ is agreeable.
It’s not too long ago
that in his second inauguration, January 20, 2005, President Bush hypocritically
preached that his administration would stand with all the freedom loving
nations of the world, especially in the Middle East. In that speech,
he also said, “America will not impose our own style of government
on the unwilling. Our goal is to help others find their own voice, attain
their own freedom, and make their own way.” Talk is cheap, and
can be misleading, when it comes from the mouth of a lying hypocrite.
So, as I had feared (see my analysis of the speech), Bush delivered
just the opposite of his promise. His administration did not want
Dr. Ibrahim al-Jafri to become the Prime Minister, in spite of the fact
that Jafri was the clear choice of the plurality of the Iraqi people.
It did not matter what the Iraqi people, and its Shi’ite majority
in particular, had decided or wanted; once again it had to be someone
that Washington wanted. Yet the same Nouri al-Maliki when he condemned
Israel’s criminal, brutal and murderous campaign in Lebanon, Washington
and its Israeli ‘Amen Corner’ were irate that their good
‘candidate’ did not quite sing the Master’s voice.
After all, out of 435 votes, only 8 Congressmen had the guts not to
be partners in Israel’s crimes against humanity. So, when al-Maliki
was to appear in the Capitol Hill, many senators and congressmen threatened
not to show up during his speech unless he retracted his condemnation
of Israel. What a travesty of democracy and naked demonstration of support
for the pariah state!
There was also the parliament
election in Hosni Mobarak’s Egypt in which Ikhwan Muslimeen, the
largest opposition party, was allowed to compete. We witnessed how the
supporters of Ikhwan were stopped from voting in scores of polling stations.
Remember Bush’s inauguration speech? He said, “We will encourage
reform in other governments by making clear that success in our relations
will require decent treatment of their own people.” Once again,
the Bush administration failed to rein upon Mobarak from his maneuvers
since it knew that in a fair election, Ikhwan would be the sure winner.
In spite of all the neo-Pharaonic tricks in Mobarak’s long sleeves,
Ikhwan proved its grass-root support by winning 88 seats.
Then came the election in
the Occupied Palestine. All efforts were made by the Bush administration
and its rampart – Israel – to make sure that Hamas could
not win the election. These backstabbing and demonical activities were
in clear contrast to Bush’s rhetoric when he had promised, “All
who live in tyranny and hopelessness can know: the United States will
not ignore your oppression, or excuse your oppressors. When you stand
for your liberty, we will stand with you.” Who can deny that Palestinians
living in the Israeli Occupied Territories are the victims of one of
the most brutal, oppressive, tyrannical, racist and dehumanizing regimes
on earth? Yet, far from removing oppression, Bush administration is
the very force that adds, cultivates and sustains the worst forms of
pains and sufferings of the oppressed Palestinian people. While all
aid to Palestine is cut off, it rolls out billions of dollars to the
Zionist state so that the latter could unilaterally annex more parts
of Palestine and imprison the Palestinians in small Bantustans. Through
its naked support of Israeli violations of human rights, the Bush administration
has essentially become the aggressor and oppressor. Nor has it come
to relieve oppression anywhere, not even in the SPDC-run Burma (Myanmar),
with its own record of horrific abuses and tortures against the Rohingya
and other ethnic minorities.
The Palestinian people had
seen enough of Bush’s empty promises (since 2000) and corruption
within the old guards of Abu Mazen’s PLO administration. So, in
a vote revolt, they preferred the Hamas overwhelmingly. The election
result must have felt like an earthquake of Richter scale 7 or higher
to Bush. In obvious contrast to the despicable standard that Bush had
set for himself (still believed by many to have stolen the election
of 2000), Hamas did something unusual. It opted to share power with
the losing Fattah, in spite of the overwhelming mandate to form the
government on its own. It was a well-meaning gesture rarely seen in
most parts of our world. However, the losers, in a mood of defiance
and short-sightedness that was welcomed by Washington, chose not to
form the coalition government.
Remember again that deceitful
speech of Bush when he said, “It is the policy of the United States
to seek and support the growth of democratic movements and institutions
in every nation and culture”? When Arafat’s PLO was in office,
Bush administration was highly critical, alleging lack of democracy,
and preaching an overhaul of the Palestinian administration. However,
when the Hamas came to power, with its train of honest legislators,
every criminal effort from mass starvation to indiscriminate bombing
(that has already killed some 124 Palestinian civilians) has since been
practiced by the rogue Israeli government with lucid approval from her
western patrons, most notably the USA, to forcibly bring it down. In
clear violation of international laws, Israel has invaded Gaza, stopped
the flow of cash and goods, and made the entire Occupied Territories
a modern-day Concentration Camp. These children of ghetto-dwellers of
Europe really learned the art of inflicting major pains on their victims
rather well! As if these were not enough of her crimes against humanity,
lately, Olmert’s terrorist government has opened another new chapter
of pariah statehood by kidnapping government ministers and members of
the Palestinian Parliament. No harsh rebuke for such acts of infamy
has yet come from Condi and her boss. As a matter of fact, they are
the most enthusiastic cheerleaders for war crimes of Israel. What a
dastardly demonstration of Bush’s vision for democracy and liberty!
It was also not too long
that Lebanon had her ‘Cedar Revolution’ that forced the
Syrian forces out of Lebanon and elected the independent government
of Fuad Siniora. As a legitimate political party with its broad appeal
and grass-root support in the southern Lebanon, Hizbullah participated
in that election and consequently joined the government. One may recall
that before Israel’s latest invasion, Lebanon was touted as one
of the success stories of Bush Doctrine. Soon after becoming Prime Minster,
Siniora visited Washington D.C. and pleaded with Bush to press Israel
to release kidnapped Lebanese citizens and to disclose information on
mine fields in the southern strip from her earlier occupation. But the
plea from the elected Prime Minister of the democratic nation of Lebanon
met deaf ears. What a betrayal of trust by Bush Administration!
The rogue state of Israel
has been violating air, water and ground sovereignty of Lebanon for
decades. In any other part of the world, such routine violations would
be construed as declarations of war, ushering in condemnation from the
UN Security Council. But when it comes to the terrorist state - Israel,
the veto-wielding mother states of the UN are absurdly cool. It is,
after all, their illicit, bastard-like monstrous creation! To chastise
it would be unthinkable!
It was not a question why
but when the pirates of Israel would be caught by Hizbullah border security
forces. But when that time came on July 12 with the capture of two Israeli
soldiers when they moved inside Lebanon, the same Bush Administration
that had hitherto kept mum during scores of violations of international
laws by the pariah state became preposterously vocal in denouncing the
capture. A massive media blitzkrieg was launched by the Olmert-Bush
governments, their supporters in the ‘Amen Corner’ and neocon
foot-soldiers to pinpoint the origin of the current crisis to this particular
event and blame it all upon Hizbullah, Syria and Iran. With one stone,
they want to kill all three birds, making the region subservient to
Israel. After all, the latter two countries had dared not to join the
Bush-wagon of emasculated Middle Eastern nations! Forgotten also were
the facts concerning kidnapping of thousands of Palestinian and Lebanese
civilians that have been languishing in Israeli prisons for years.
There are now ample proofs
to suggest that Israeli invasion had nothing to do with those captured
soldiers. It was hatched up by the Bush-Olmert administrations months
before the capture. So, when the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) commit
gruesome massacre of civilians in Lebanon; destroy its infrastructure
from airports to seaports, bridges and roads, hospitals, schools and
orphanages; bomb Lebanese residential areas and Palestinian refugee
camps (let alone Lebanese Army barracks); and the civilized world cries
out foul against Israeli aggression, brutality and savagery, Condi and
Bush are shamelessly all smiles and openly justify Israeli war crimes.
No guilt, no sorrow! How sadistic and immoral!
In a clear display of demonic
cruelty, the USA even voted against a UN resolution that called for
condemnation of Israeli invasion. Hoping that Israel would match her
1967 (6-day) victory against the poorly armed Hizbullah resistance fighters,
the USA initially vetoed all efforts to bring about a ceasefire. These
unpardonable and criminal actions are sad reminders of how the NATO
let the genocide of unarmed Bosnians to continue for months in the 1990s
before saying enough is enough when the tides of the war started shifting
in favor of Bosnian Muslims.
And now that the war is dragging
on for four weeks, with no signs of quick IDF victory over the Hizbullah
in sight, a UN Draft Resolution, scripted by Tel Aviv-Jerusalem/Washington,
has been put forth by the USA and France. This sham proposal, while
appearing to call for cessation of all hostilities, is blatantly one-sided
in favor of Israel and against Lebanon. It does not call for withdrawal
of Israeli invading forces from the Arab-cleansed occupied territories.
This would once again allow the Zionist state to fulfill its expansionist
dream of retaining territories all the way to the Litani River. No
consideration has been given to the genuine grievances and concerns
of the victims of aggression – the Lebanese people and its government,
nor of the Arab League. Their rightful call for simultaneous cessation
of hostilities and withdrawal of invading troops with rapid deployment
of Lebanese Armed Forces to the blue line separating the Zionist state
from Lebanon is simply overlooked by the modern-day warlords, masquerading
as neutral arbiters, while they are not. What a charade! The UN is once
again exploited to further punish the victims and reward the culprits.
Through the invasion of Lebanon,
Israeli warlords have shown that their hatred of Arabs is more than
their love for their own children. The sheer brazenness of this operation
and the American complicity to let this mayhem continue shows that the
axis of evil seems to run through the administrative centers of the
USA to Israel via UK.
Truly, nothing really surprises
me with Bush and his gang any more. When millions of people suffer from
atrocities and brutalities of Israel inside Lebanon and the Occupied
Palestine, only an insane, or a homicidal serial-killer, or a demon-possessed
evil criminal can take delight from such war crimes. No time in my life
have I witnessed a world leader to be this disgusting, criminal, insane,
evil and hypocritical!
My grief comes from the fact
that I was one of those who wanted to believe in lies of ‘compassionate
conservatism’ and hoped that our world would become a better place
to share. It did not take me long to see through this deception, but
it was too late. I self-incriminate myself for casting my vote to elect
a demon in 2000. What could be more saddening than this thought?
. Bush out of touch with
Mideast vision by Trudy Rubin, Philadelphia Inquirer, July 30, 2006,
. "Bush’s Pledge
for Liberty: Global Crusade or High Sounding Rhetoric?"
by Habib Siddiqui – for an analysis of Bush’s 2nd inauguration
. Interview of Professor Ilan Pappe, Haifa University, by Ali Cimen,
Zaman Online, August 7, 2006.
. See this author’s
"Lebanon and its bloody history – up to 1983
"Israel’s latest invasion of Lebanon and western culpability"
– for details on Zionist expansionist plan.