Friday, March 25, 2011
Libya: The silver lining in the hypocrisy of Western intervention
Once again the allied crusader forces have manufactured false pretexts under the fig leaf of international law to invade another Muslim country for the sole purpose of securing Libya's valuable oil resources. Like with Iraq and Afghanistan before it, it is obvious to any sane person with a modicum of common sense that such wars are not about protecting civilians, finding weapons of mass destructions or removing brutal dictators coveted by the West for decades- rather it's all about oil security.
As the crusader forces pummel Gaddafi's obsolete hardware and ravage the country through indiscriminate bombing, resulting in hundreds of civilian causalities-one cannot ignore the fact that only six weeks ago Gaddafi and his family were portrayed by the West as reformed modernizers with a gleam of democratic credentials. Indeed, in Britain Gaddafi and his family mixed with the aristocracy and hobnobbed with the likes of Nat Rothschild who through his friend Lord Mandelson a confidant of ex-Prime Minister Tony Blair helped engineer Libya's rehabilitation in the so called comity of nations. As part of this clandestine assistance, Blair also exercised great freedom over the Libyan Investment Authority, which at the last count had $70 billion of plundered money belonging to the Libyan people. Yet none of these intertwined commercial interests between Britain and their protégé Gaddafi prevented the former from turning against their surrogate for the last forty-one years.
Sensing the cataclysmic nature of protests across Libya, the UK was quick to abandon Gaddafi and expunge any vestiges of cooperation between the two countries. William Hague UK foreign secretary scurried to announce Gaddafi‘s exit to Venezuela and that the UK was looking to a post-Gaddafi era. Nonetheless, the enigmatic Gaddafi whom the British nurtured and protected dug in his heels and decided to fight. Outraged by Gaddafi's defiance the British mobilized Western countries and the UN to use force to remove him power-the unofficial goal of military intervention.
The story hitherto is reminiscence of the lives of several other brutal dictators that the colonial powers brought to power, armed to the teeth, watched as their protégé oppressed the ummah and when the time came ditched them like a disposal tissue. Saddam, Suharto, Musharraf, Mubarak and Ben Ali are just some of the names that come to immediate recollection.
West's unrepentant treachery is not limited to their agents-it is far worse in both scope and magnitude when applied to the Muslim world. For the past eighty odd years, the West has ignored the plight of the Muslim masses, denied them the same values they espouse for their own citizens and turned a blind eye the tyranny of the Arab and Muslim rulers. The callousness of Western duplicity has reached new heights which humanity is not accustomed to. Where is the West's moral compass and human rights standards when Israel slaughters Palestinians at will, Russia covers up the killing fields in Chechnya, India desecrates the daily lives of the Kashmiris and China routinely carries out extra-judicial killings of Muslims in East Turkestan? The crimes of these states dwarf what Gaddafi has committed, but West is muzzled in its criticism. Then there is bitter tyranny of the Saudi and Syrian regime against its people, the savagery of the Bahraini monarchy and the cruelty of Yemeni government. This selective application of western values has left an ineffaceable impression on the Muslim masses about the West's true intentions.
Nevertheless, despite West's colonial suppression of Muslim masses and years of propping-up dictatorial regimes a silver lining is fast emerging that makes uncomfortable reading for both the West and their agent despots. In a recent poll, he University of Maryland surveyed Muslims in Indonesia, as well as Egypt, Pakistan and Morocco, and found that 77% agree to unify all Islamic countries into a single Islamic state. The quest for the return of the Caliphate is no more a dream, but a reality that is shaping the contours of current thinking regarding alternative political systems for both Muslims and non-Muslims alike. In an IBD/TIPP poll, 61% of Americans believe that the establishment of the Caliphate is likely in the next 10 years. The West through its own handiwork has already lost the Muslim masses and now the inner power circles of other loyal agents to Western powers must be teetering on who to support next. The choice is a simple one- the very same colonial powers that someday will intervene and hound them out of power or the e-establishment of the Caliphate that will make them heroes overnight and guarantee their survival in this world and the hereafter.
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اسْتَجِيبُوا لِلَّهِ وَلِلرَّسُولِ إِذَا دَعَاكُمْ لِمَا يُحْيِيكُمْ ۖ وَاعْلَمُوا أَنَّ اللَّهَ يَحُولُ بَيْنَ الْمَرْءِ وَقَلْبِهِ وَأَنَّهُ إِلَيْهِ تُحْشَرُونَ
"O you who believe, answer (the call of) Allah and His Messenger when he calls you to that which gives you life, and know that Allah intervenes between a person and his heart, and that to Him you shall be gathered." (Al-Anfal, 8:24)