Wednesday, 11 May 2011


By Stanley Collymore

On Sunday 1 May 2011 news suddenly broke that the youngest son of Libya’s leader Colonel Gaddafi along with several of the colonel’s grandchildren were extrajudicially murdered by a late night targeted attack on the Gaddafi family residence. Have you like me also noticed that this is an organized pattern of behaviour in which it’s never daytime assassinations with these murderers who like the verminous cockroaches that they are always choose to carry out their dirty work under the cover of darkness; manifestly much too afraid to manfully and honestly embark in the open on their lethal enterprise in the fullness of the light?

NATO: the mafia mass murderers and barbarous henchmen of the cabal of western states led by the United States of America that carried out that deadly but cowardly attack, unsurprising though that action was since NATO like the classic bully that it is has from its inception only attacked those who it knew in advance were militarily weaker than itself, said in response to the breaking news report of the Gaddafi family tragedy that in no way was it targeting either Colonel Gaddafi or his family members (to paraphrase the words of Mandy Rice Davies they would say that wouldn’t they?) and what they bombed was a Libyan communications centre. Indeed! Just, I suppose, like Buckingham Palace; No.10 Downing Street; the Elysee Palace; the White House; and all the other official or private residences in the United States, EU and those of the white Diaspora states from Canada to Australia where their heads of state, senior government ministers and other important officials, their close family members or lovers bed down for the night are. How very stupid of the rest of us not to see this and immediately give the benefit of the doubt to these precise NATO smart bombs, the crews who man and operate them, as well as those who are directly responsible for giving the orders for them to be used in the first top know exactly what they’re doing and to scientifically and ethically get it right each time.

Boy William who grotesquely is the current cabinet minister in charge of the British Foreign Office and who by no stretch of the imagination any rational or sound individual would ever remotely consider to be an ethical man automatically and dishonestly as one would normally expect from this abhorrent closet queer, who even though he lives in and helps runs (if that’s what you can call what he does) a country where homosexuality is legalized and if we’re not careful there are many in his party, government and the two houses of the British parliament who if they had their way would certainly make it compulsory yet still hasn’t the balls to own up to what he really is even though all of Britain already knows what his sexual predilections are, said he couldn’t corroborate the Gaddafi deaths, then rigidly stuck to the well rehearsed official script for this kind of eventuality that it’s not the intention or wish on the part of the UK government, the EU states or NATO to seek to effect regime change in Libya let alone embark on assassinating Colonel Gaddafi or any of his family members. The kind of rather meaningless rhetoric and dishonest assurances that a serial and violent rapist would lyingly give to an intended victim deceptively indicating that he meant her no harm prior to he and his accomplices brutally gang raping her.

Anyway, Hague’s comments are entirely at variance with those of his cabinet colleague Liam Fox; and in case you’re wondering who on earth Liam Fox is, don’t worry about your lack of knowledge in this matter as you’re most definitely not alone in this regard since 99.9% of the British public doesn’t either and would be hard-pressed to pick him out if they were shown a photograph of him along with those of other British men, a task made infinitely harder if they were also similarly to describe what he looked like. In other words Liam Fox is your standard nonentity who despite having been given the normally important job of Defence Secretary in David Cameron’s thoroughly nondescript Con-Dem coalition is notwithstanding this entirely unearned promotion still the ineffectual nobody he’s always been and will constantly remain. However, it doesn’t stop this man from publicly stating, obviously in a crass attempt to raise his rather lamentable profile and unconvincingly persuade the credulous at the same time that he does have balls, that the entire Gaddafi family are indeed targets for NATO assassination, sentiments echoed by Nicolas Sarkozy, Silvio Berlusconi and other in the EU, NATO and the United States. So boy William is effectively talking through his posterior if he really believes that anyone but the most naïve or idiotic will fall for his load of garbage.

Meanwhile, the BBC and the rest of the British media along with their mainland European counterparts like France 24 who characteristically don’t have the time, they would have us believe, interest or the desire to show the much worse atrocities going on in the Yemen and Bahrain aided and abetted by the US, Britain, France and their surrogates Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Kuwait gleefully parade seemingly joyous celebratory Arab Muslims in Benghazi, who for people that always spout the crap about what a peaceful religion they have in Islam and how great and merciful Allah their God is evidently have no problems at all in behaving wholly contradictorily like the feral animals they actually are. This is, of course, all grist to the stereotypical mill of the western imperialists though these Benghazi savages don’t have the intellectual acumen or the commonsense to perceptively realize it or see how cynically they’re being used. For the images that the BBC, Sky, Channel 4, France 24, CNN and the rest of them beam back to Europe and the United States don’t do these desert skunks any favours; don’t endear them one iota to the European or American public; and categorically don’t persuade any European, North American or Antipodean leader to fulsomely open up their hearts and arms to them and bid them come and live among them even for the sake of humanitarian reasons. On the contrary it’s very much the reverse with an innate wish to be shot of these people, and all that these media images do is to purposely reinforce the worst stereotypes of these Arab clowns along the lines of the sanguine, civilized white man once more having to pick up the savage native’s burden.

How else can one justify NATO dropping depleted uranium bombs with all the long-term consequences from these bombes which are well documented to supposedly enforce on humanitarian grounds a no fly zone over a country that no longer has an air force that was knowingly destroyed by none other than NATO itself? And worst still purportedly provide humanitarian assistance when there’s precious little to be seen of this but conversely great efforts made none the less to ensure that the refugees which NATO wittingly creates in its bombing raids don’t get the chance to sully the shores of NATO member states with their presence; and to add gross insult to pained injury watching NATO refusing to apologize to the families of those cat’s paws and quislings whose side they’re supposedly on when they actually kill them in so-called friendly fire. Would NATO have considered let alone have behaved so callously and indifferently to the dead and their grieving relatives if these so-called revolutionaries were white? I don’t think so; and neither do you!

NATO and its member countries have one purpose in mind where Libya is concerned and that is to make these childish quislings there totally dependent on them and when payback time comes make sure that these clowns deliver in full; clowns that are totally incapable of properly fighting and managing their own civil war single-handedly as the British, French and Americans did, and every other reputable revolutionary movement in history has done, and who will be entirely and gratefully, they think, be in the debt of these arrogant, white colonialist carpetbaggers that will demand and get everything they ask for and much more besides that what they were getting from Colonel Gaddafi, which in itself was a great deal. Since as a condition of being welcomed back into the so-called international fold Colonel Gaddafi not only readily prostituted himself but also the natural resources of his country as well to those who have since and quite suddenly and expediently found other fish to fry, and as they’re wont to do in their general scenario with previously favoured but now completely surplus to requirements dictators want him and his family wasted; a similar outcome which will ultimately be the predicament of these Benghazi bozos.

Anyway, the United States only decided to actively get involved in Libya a member of OPEC when it discovered that Colonel Gaddafi was garnering massive Third World and particularly African support for the Golden Dinar: a new currency based solely on gold that Libya and all of these other enthusiastic and particularly keen to participate countries had plenty of but that the US and the rest of the west were critically in short supply of, as a beneficial alternative to the United States dollar and the Euro that would in turn be instantaneously ditched as the oil trading currencies, actions that would have been a harsh blow to the already crippled United States and other western economies in addition to being a major discomfiture to the arrogant self-worth and financial prestige of these countries.

By taking these positive, remedial and long overdue steps Libya and its participating partners were ensuring that from then onwards and well into the future, and just as the west repeatedly and quite unapologetically does with its manufactured goods, Libya and its partners would be the ones that would determine the price of their own commodities, the manner in which these were sold on the open market and not as in the past be hostages to the west’s speculative and trading financial markets, and more insultingly be forced, as was the general norm and what had became a customary fall back to colonial times post their supposed independence, to use these countries currencies to trade in their own commodities. It was a declaration of true post colonial independence that neither the pretentious American Empire nor its ex colonial allies couldn’t stomach and in typical brutish fashion they decided to act, and the dishonest pretext of humanitarian reasons lyingly espoused by them was as good an excuse as any to fob off a western public as credulously dumb as its governments were boorish, two-faced bastards.

With its infamous track record the United States waded in with all its might and its quisling NATO allies followed suit, here are the reasons why; now judge for yourselves.

1) Libya’s actions would have severely undermined the US dollar and threatened the world hegemony of the western financial system plunging them into further debt.

2) The United States couldn’t allow this and wanted to send out an unequivocal message that anyone who acted similarly to threaten the presumed omnipotence of the US dollar had to be got rid of.

3) Saddam Hussein wanted to replace the US dollar as the currency in oil trading but the US responded by engineering UN Security Council sanctions against their once prized quisling, then attacked and invaded Iraq, clinically removed Saddam from office, forthwith proceeded to arrange his execution for crimes that he had carried out on behalf of the United States (you couldn’t make this up) and implemented its occupation of Iraq; where it still unwelcomingly remains to this day and despite the Iraqi government and its people wanting it to leave either personally carries out or pays others to do so a series of terrorist attacks to give the dishonest impression that without the presence of the US in Iraq that country couldn’t mange its affairs. How dastardly and savagely inhuman can you get? But that’s the American Empire for you.

4) Hugo Chavez the most frequently and transparently elected democratic leader in the world also wanted to replace the US dollar in oil transactions; the US like the bully it is angrily and idiotically but dangerously none the less immediately responded by organizing a coup against him that happily was short lived thanks to the intense vigilance, resilience, determination and patriotism of millions of Venezuelans who cognisant of what was done by the US and deeply insulted that this churlish, interfering and rather brutish state felt it had an omnipotent right to dismissively thwart the democratic will of the Venezuelan people and as it had often done in the past in South America put their autocratic puppets in power to do their bidding, took to the streets in their millions to successfully defeat and remove the coup leaders and restore Hugo Chavez to power; and good for them I say!

5) Fidel Castro also chose to discard the US dollar as a foreign currency and opt instead for the Euro, the US responded with more unilateral sanctions against Cuba and blackmailed many countries and companies not to deal with that country, a case of if you do you can’t then expect to do business in the United States; several of these countries unsurprisingly caved in to the US demands.

6) So the only humanitarian interests that the United States and its western and NATO allies ever had in mind when they rampantly let loose their attack bulldogs NATO, the equivalent of the vicious, terrifying, obsessive and oppressive control dogs in the novel Animal Farm, on Colonel Gaddafi’s Libya were those of western banks and other financial institutions. You don’t bomb and kill people, especially with weapons containing depleted uranium, when you are supposedly on a humanitarian mission and there to help them. That would be tantamount to the police or army lobbying hand grenades into a house or office where hostages are being held under the asinine pretext that they were doing so to free these people; that doesn’t make any sense does it?

7) Besides, using Libya’s state billions, $30 billion of which, seized by western governments in whose countries this money was deposited (why the hell these Third World countries keep sticking their money in western banks and other financial institutions when they know what is likely to happen to it when the west has had enough of them beats me) to fund one side in a civil war against the other side is not only a biased act, it’s also contrary to international law, United Nations’ resolutions and the Geneva Conventions. So please spare me all the crap Mr President and all the others about this being an altruistic and humanitarian exercise when the so-called foreign minister of Bahrain: a country where every government minister upwards to the self-appointed king is exclusively of the same Al-Khalifa family), is cordially invited to, attends and roundly cavorts with Hillary Clinton at a Libya contact group meeting allegedly convened to help the alleged suppressed people of Libya: essentially ex-Gaddafi allies and former government ministers with no pedigree of humanitarian rights ever who conveniently jumped ship when they saw where the real Libyan revolution was going and were co-opted and paid by the west to hijack it for their benefit and the avaricious ends of these cat’s paws), when there are far worse atrocities, courtesy of the Al-Khalifa family, being presently carried out in Bahrain as they have been for several months now against the contemptuous backdrop of western governmental collusion and a comprehensive and intentional news blackout by its Zionist controlled so-called mainstream media, forcing those of the general public that know what is going on to get their information from the alternative media that are then attacked by these absurd clown organisations like the BBC, Sky, Channel 4 and France 24 as spreading and promoting propaganda.

8) Meanwhile, the United States with its NATO and EU allies have decided to take the MKO a notorious terrorist group off their terrorist lists. The MKO was ruthlessly used by Saddam Hussein a Sunni to terrorized the majority Shia population in Iraq as well as to slaughter the Kurds there; they were also used again Iran prior to and during US sponsored Iraq Iran war; have been extensively used, post the Saddam Hussein era, in Afghanistan and Pakistan and are widely known to have massively contributed to the carnage in post US occupation Iraq and which is still ongoing in that country. Funded by Saudi Arabia they are based in Iraq on land given to them by Saddam Hussein and are akin to western religious sects that once one becomes a member they can’t voluntarily leave. The Iraqi government desperately wants to have them out of the country but the US and the EU have pressured it not to and when some of their members recently tried to leave they were brutally gunned down by hardliners and led immediately to Catherine Ashton of the EU instinctively and minus the facts slamming Iraq for violating the rights of these terrorist scumbags but refusing to apologise to the Iraq government when it became abundantly clear that those who were murdered were killed by their colleagues not only to silence these defectors but also to secure such predictable and reassuring responses from the west, the EU and its prime nonentity officials like Catherine Ashton.

But even more crucial a reason for the United States, which was one of the first countries to put the MKO on its terrorist list knowing full well that its puppets in Europe and elsewhere would do the same, is the undoubted fact that the MKO is a conveniently, just as it also was with Saddam Hussein, declared deadly enemy of Iran which the Zionist governments of the west would dearly love to forcibly bring into their submissive fold once more, and since the Islamic Republic of Iran will not allow this it must consequently be threatened, attacked by surrogates, everything which can possibly be done employed to destabilize it and hopefully create an identical scenario where the United States, its allies and NATO can attack, invade and occupy it as was the case with neighbouring Iraq and Afghanistan. And with the United States having productively from its point of view used the MKO extensively in Iraq to kill, maim and create absolute mayhem in that country to prolong indefinitely its unwanted stay there, just as it has overstayed its welcome in Japan and Germany for instance and where the vast majority of the public of these two countries would happily like to see the back of it, it sees the terrorist MKO as an acquiescent tool which it can use against Iran in the same way that it used Al-Qaida in Afghanistan.

And for the US to announce its change of stance vis-à-vis the MKO and do so on the day that Barack Obama and his equally murderous crew swan off solemn-faced in the extensive glare of orchestrated Zionist media publicity to ground zero presumably with the two objectives of publicly celebrating what any sensible and objective person knows was the fictional death of Osama bin Laden but also replete with the finest acting techniques of Hollywood, reminding one’s self that this was the United States after all, to take part in a so-called memorial service for the 9/11 dead but really to milk the genuine distress of bereaved families while cynically utilizing it as a re-election manoeuvre, and to compound all this by demanding that the Iraqi government with US financial and logistical assistance relocate these odious terrorist killers to a more conducive location in Iraq than the already extravagant one given to them by their late patron Saddam Hussein but closer to the Iranian border makes one ponder how sick can these US bastards actually get? Here they are copiously prattling on about Osama bin Laden, the evils of terrorism and all the other crap they’re spouting out to their dumb population that is gleefully lapping it up yet behind the scenes and to placate the military, industrial complex that needs more wars to justify its existence, they’re intentionally embarking with the MKO down the same bloody, brainless path they took with Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaida back in Afghanistan; don’t these grasping mother fu..kers ever learn? How many more years will it be before the world is once again thoroughly brainwashed, hoodwinked and warned about another Osama bin Laden type terrorist mastermind and how we must all band together to destroy him and his terrorist organization; but this time it won’t be Al-Qaida that we’ll be constantly reminded we must be vigilant of, but as I’m sure you’ve already guessed where I’m coming from, it’ll be the MKO. And yet these mendacious politicians persistently get away with it. And you really want to know why? It’s because they don’t regard you, their people, as a force to be answered to.

9) The United States has wasted 10 years in Afghanistan and must now face the reality that the uprisings in Egypt, Tunisia, Jordon, Morocco, the Yemen, Bahrain and even Libya to a point have nothing whatsoever to do with jihadism, the barbaric beliefs of Saudi sponsored Wahhabism and Salafistism or even a hatred of the west, and it was noticeable that in these uprisings the youth were chanting anti-west slogans or even overtly Islamic ones. And it is perfectly clear to those with eyes and who are prepared to use them that what these youths want are their fundamental human rights; to throw off western backed dictatorships which are imposed on them to suppress and subdue them and, in their wake, create a set of ideal situations for the west to rapaciously purloin their countries’ natural resources for its own benefit not theirs; and it’s scenario in which the obtuse irrationality and propaganda of the west employing everything from fake WMDs and dirty bombs to its idiotic wars on terror and the culture of fear and supine submission that western governments and their puppets calculatingly create and sustain in order to garner political and economic power and keep themselves in control have no place; nor should they. Nevertheless the west it seems still can’t comprehend or come to terms with this and that’s why it is covertly doing all in its power, while publicly and dishonestly uttering the right but quite unconvincing noises as though it was the defender of these revolutions, to personally hijack them and, of course, maintain its ongoing dictatorial, quisling regimes in power elsewhere across the Arab and Muslim world, as in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia for example, while steadfastly safeguarding its own hegemony in the region.

As part of this utterly desperate but realistically vain attempt by the US to forcibly maintain its position as the world’s premier economy the CIA operations in Libya vaingloriously and stupidly trying to halt by foul means China’s unstoppable march towards assuming the US’s long held economic supremacy by essaying to dislodge it from Libya where its has massive commercial investments, as it similarly does in several other African countries, is very much akin on the part of the US in Libya to King Canute dimwittedly and pompously thinking he could royally command the ocean tides to cease flowing; now we find ourselves lumbered with a de facto American emperor also believing that he too can pull off the unachievable. What is it I wonder about decaying empires which as they approach their sell by date cause their leaders, be they Nero nonchalantly fiddling while Rome burnt to the ground or Barack Obama metamorphosing into the comprehensive warmonger he has become, to instinctively go into paroxysms of lunacy?

The United States’ military and its CIA covert operations in Libya have nothing to do with humanitarian concerns for the Libyan people or any other Arabs or Muslims for that matter; and if you still think otherwise I suggest that you pull up online the British Guardian’s front page of Monday 9 May 2011. How can they when the US is currently and indiscriminately slaughtering Afghans, Pakistanis in their thousands in their own countries while at the same time paying and using the terrorist group the MKO, based in Iraq and which the US is going out of its way to seriously arm-twist the Iraqi government to have it permanently located in Iraq, not the United States, EU or any of the NATO countries mind, to gratuitously murder Iraqis and create mayhem in their country to facilitate US inspired conditions on the ground there that the American Empire can then publicly point to and dishonestly use as the pretext, citing the pressing necessity for its presence in Iraq to safeguard that country’s national and internal security, to indefinitely extend its unwanted stay in Iraq beyond the end of the 2011 deadline when it must legally get out of the country.

As for the plight of the Chinese I couldn’t give a damn since they know what the Americans are like and could have vetoed UN Resolutions 1970 and 1973 but in company with Russia, another bloody hypocrite, chose not to; and if you ask me they deserve everything they get from the US and its allies, as the five permanent members of the UN Security Council are all the same and vividly remind me of Imperial Britain and its German counterpart in the lead up to and onset of World War I – fundamentally an aristocratic, hopelessly out of touch with the people that they patronizingly lorded it over and privileged family at war with itself, but with the poor working class sods in England and Germany respectively, as well as those from their colonies overseas, brainwashed with all the dishonest crap as to why these two countries had gone to war with each other and falling for it hook, line and sinker, as they needlessly died in their millions in the most horrendous of circumstances imaginable for these elitist, pompous and rich bastards that controlled their lives; and when you compare the situation then to what is happening now in 2011 nothing has changed. It’s still the poor, disadvantaged sods that are doing the dying in these pointless, imperialistic wars and the already rich, privileged and tax avoidance powerful who are reaping the benefit of their ultimate sacrifice, while continuing, by entitlement they feel, to live the life of Riley. And every time I hear some prized or naïve twats whether they’re in Benghazi or some other Third World and strife torn region pleading for the intercession of the international community, in essence the imperialist and colonialist west and its military (NATO) and judicial (ICC) divisions, to come to their aid I just want to puke.

Winston Churchill evocatively made the comment as the allies were discussing the setting up of the United Nations post World War II and which would replace the ineffective League of Nations that he didn’t want to new body to be an organization for subject peoples; a devoted eugenicist, racist, colonialist, imperialist and elitist throughout his entire life that was only to be expected from this rather dreadful man. But in recent years the likes of Hosni Mubarak of Egypt and Ben Ali of Tunisia have repeatedly said that Arabs in general and their own people in particular are little more than feckless children at heart and can only be classified as adults by dint of their age; individuals who are neither capable of understanding nor can they ever be trusted with managing something as crucially important as democracy and, as such, need to be permanently looked after as children are. Both Mubarak and Ali were fiercely slammed by lily-livered western bleeding hearts as intransigent reactionaries who were hopelessly out of touch with all reality; but were they? I’m not so sure they were.

Ironically the Tunisian and Egyptian revolutions apart, and which were completely youth led anyway, there’s a great deal of accuracy in the remarks of Hosni Mubarak and Ben Ali about Arabs in general and Arab Muslims in particular. For when I watch Arabs, particularly those clowns in Benghazi as well as their dim-witted counterparts in the West Bank of Palestine, in Jordan, Syria, Iraq and throughout the wider Arab and Muslim world and observe how easily and stupidly they allow themselves to be bought and sold by the west and its agents knowing perfectly well what the longstanding track record of the west and its Zionist friends is, I must confess that what sympathy I might otherwise have had for these people who are deliberately contributing to their misery, humiliation, marginalization, exploitation and murder evaporates instantaneously against the quizzical backdrop of my thinking: “Why the hell should I waste my time and energy bothering about these useless imbeciles if they’re so dumb they can’t see what’s staring them right in the face?”

And I would imagine there are many others in the west like me that feel exactly the same as I do; for the path of these Arabs ceaselessly thrusting their heads enthusiastically up the anuses of the west, cravenly doing its every bidding although they know it’s a lopsided arrangement weighted heavily in favour of the west and that there’s no commitment ever on the part of the latter towards them; that the west recurrently does and is quite willing to contentedly carry on using them like dispensable rag dolls, yet for some unfathomable reason these Arab buffoons keep on throwing in their lot with the west who emboldened by this fawning sycophancy on their part towards it further ratchets up its abusive behaviour towards these people who when as a consequence they find themselves in even greater dire straits than before amazingly turn to and even expect help from the same west. I ask you, how bloody stupid can one get? I’ve heard the old cliché better the devil you know than the one you don’t many times in the past but it’s rank stupidity, for to act and do so premeditatedly as most of the Arab Muslims are doing is simply ridiculous and absolutely pathetic.

It appears to be a kind of Stockholm syndrome that has severely affected Arabs and Muslims across the entire Middle East and North Africa, and while Iran is milking this so-called Arab awakening for all it’s worth attributing its genesis to Iran’s own revolution it’s really nothing of the sort. Very much present when the Tunisian revolution broke out and privileged to have watched it firsthand for months as it dramatically unfolded I know that the many students and young people in the vanguard of that revolution who I spoke to and listened carefully to what they had to say don’t see Iran as the model they want to emulate and have no wish to replace their quasi-secular autocracy with a theocratic one. What these young people yearn for most dearly are dignity, respect, access to a decent education based on merit, meaningful jobs, and the right to democratically choose their leaders and government and be able to remove them from power through the ballot box when they see fit to do so and have those whom they’ve rejected unreservedly respect their democratic wish and step down from office. Additionally they want to have proper and affordable housing available for the masses, to be credited with the intelligence to think for and act on behalf of themselves as well as be able to openly and freely speak their minds; freedom of the press; and the right of assembly too; transparency of government as well accountability on the part of that government to the people that elected it; the recognition that it’s they who have the exclusive right to determine how they shape their own futures and life styles; the freedom to travel or not to without restraint; and to be able to live and work in a country where their worth and progress are determined by their character, ability and willingness to contribute to society not by who they know or how well connected they are; while religion is seen as their personal expression of faith and something which has no role in politics.

Having thrown off the yoke of the US imposed Shah who was put in charge of Iran when the CIA overthrew the democratically elected government of Mohammad Mossadegh the Islamic Republic of Iran has since that time made great strides in a diversity of fields but for all that it needs to stop resting on its laurels; to desist from harping back to the past and instead see the world as it really is and adjust accordingly if it’s ever to succeed in any meaningful sense in influencing events and effectively changing the Muslim world generally and the Middle East in particular for the better, as well as fully realize its great potential across the board.

And to achieve this a large dose of pragmatism will need to be injected in the equation as this will never be accomplished through the deliberate and premeditated conflation of religion and politics. Not least because the two are separate and distinct from each other with wholly different parameters that determine their modus operandi and while a realistic and workable symbiosis can co-exist between them they’re not the same things and shouldn’t be treated as if they are. Iran’s model of politico-theocracy has worked effectively for it this far because of the unique and rather isolationist position in which Iran was forcibly placed for many years; a situation very similar to that of a battered wife who seeks shelter in a women’s refuge. Yes, it does temporarily provide her with the much needed physical security and peace of mind that she’s in urgent need of but that said the regime of the women’s refuge is neither conducive to or ideal for any of the occupants ultimate re-entry into the real world and especially if any of them wants to move on progressively, positively and constructively with their life.

Unfairly Iran has many enemies because of its independent stance and commendable refusal to bend its knee in obeisance to the dictates of the Zionist west and the paranoid obsession of the United States to assert its unwanted hegemony over the world in general and the resource rich regions of the globe, including the Middle East, in particular, and as such Iran needs to be constantly vigilant to what is going on around it, but this vigilance must be tempered and buttressed with commonsense.

To publicly declare to the rest of the world as Iran has repeatedly done that it has no intention of ever developing nuclear weapons when its self-obsessed, arrogant and avowedly declared bitterest enemies openly or covertly have such weapons themselves in vast numbers, clearly have no intention of ever giving these up and in effect collaboratively and consistently update them and furthermore are premeditatedly creating false pretexts to attack, invade and occupy Iran once more, steal its resources for their exclusive benefit, suppress its proud and talented people yet again and even deploy the attackers considerable nuclear arsenals as a primary and operational means to achieve their objectives, is to my mind totally asinine on Iran’s part and an abysmal dereliction of duty by the Iranian government and authorities to all Iranians both at home and in the wider Diaspora of Iranian citizens globally. And clinging tenaciously and intuitively onto Islam like an insecure child readily does with a comfort blanket or distortedly using that faith as a supportive crutch so as to make itself feel better truthfully is not going to help one iota, as these western crusaders: secular, materialistic, acquisitive and imperialist in mindset and very arrogant with it, don’t give a damn about Islam or any other religion come to that - not even the ones which they profess to hold - and if you ask me there is no place for naivety or stubbornness when faced with intractable brutality and untrammelled barbarism of the kind that the Zionist west can and, as in the past, has shown that it can unleash.

I recall that even before the US and Britain decided to invade Iraq in the wake of 9/11 – the classic inside job if ever there was one – but with everyone knowing full well that this was coming, having a conversation with an American journalist who rubbing her hands with glee boasted to me that we (meaning the US) will go in; get our chosen puppets and their mullahs to impose lots of Sharia Law that she assured me would keep the populace in check, allowing the United States to carry out its intended business of controlling and pumping out Iraq’s oil and gas resources to its heart’s content and for the principal benefit of the American way of life. And she added menacingly: “If Americans want something badly enough we offer the owner the lowest price possible for it and if we’re refused we take it anyway.”
Iran therefore must rethink its strategy if it’s serious, that is, about retaining its independence as well as safeguarding its right to be a sovereign state, and that entails putting religion in its proper and realistic place and on the backburner if necessary, not use it as a political tool or the centrepiece of every aspect of its citizens’ private and public lives. Crucially, Iran must also get itself some nuclear weapons and make it quite clear that it’ll use them – the US, UK France and Israel have no problem talking publicly using theirs in a first strike – if it has to; after all it is located in a dangerous neighbourhood where nuclear weapons abound not only in terms of those belonging to Russia, China, India, Pakistan and Israel but also the nuclear assets of the United States, Britain and France billeted on its doorstep so to speak and where for instance the US Fifth Fleet has its headquarters in neighbouring Bahrain. So why should Iran be the odd man out? And more to the point when it’s constantly being threatened with attack by several of these same nuclear states and their allies when, in marked contrast, Iran neither threatens nor poses a threat to anyone?

Where are the natural justice, objectivity and fair play in Iran’s case to exist as a sovereign, independent state entitled to administer its foreign and domestic policies as it sees fit so long as these don’t infringe the rights of other countries and nations? And would you be happy if your country was being put in the same invidious position that Iran unremittingly and quite involuntarily finds itself; or are you going to be utterly biased and extremely selective about who deserves such unwarranted treatment and who doesn’t? Be honest with yourselves and face facts!

Just as importantly Iran must stop its infernally infuriating habit of always rising to the bait set by the west and its Zionist partners, and this goes as well for Press TV; as doing so isn’t only downright stupid but also counterproductive. In its place what Iran and Press TV must do is strictly ignore the braggadocio and brouhaha of the west, its Zionist jackasses and their media as doing so will unequivocally convey to them that you mean business; and anyway these compulsive, self-serving bastards are inveterate attention seekers that constantly need the oxygen of publicity to keep them going just as a hardened cocaine addict needs his or her fix to get through the day, and once they’re deprived of this life line – in other words Iran’s unnecessary response to their stupidity - they’ll eventually either fade away or else have to put up or shut up.

Finally, Iran needs to take a leaf out of the book of the revolutionary youths in Tunisia and Egypt and act accordingly. Having truly wonderful and caring parents to prepare one’s self for the vicissitudes of life is a marvellous experience in itself but the sensible parent knows when to let go; just as that son and daughter should equally be aware that adulthood is just that and not a state of affairs that any parent, however deeply loved and respected they are, has or should ever attribute to themselves an automatic, obligatory or uninvited role to play. It’s a vital lesson that the mullahs of Iran and those across the Arab and Muslim world need to quickly learn and thoroughly inculcate, and failure to do so will only result in more of the same tensions, uncertainties, mistrust and divisions that have plagued the Arab and Muslin world for decades now.

On Sunday 1 May 2011 Barack Obama announced to the world and a ground zero already occupied with a small crowd of young people armed with celebratory flags and pictures of the US president and clearly anticipating a speech the rest of the country wasn’t told about previously and whose contents they and everyone else supposedly didn’t have the foggiest notion of but none the less of all the other places in New York they could have gone to just happened to conveniently select ground zero which as everyone knows is for 99.99% of the time off limits to members of the public that Osama bin Laden had been killed that day. It was the world was informed a unilateral US Special Forces military operation carried out deep in the heart of Pakistan, less than two hours drive from Islamabad that nation’s capital in a one million dollar supposedly lavish home in an affluent neighbourhood next door to a major Pakistani military garrison and the elite training centre for the country’s intelligence service the ISI.

Those involved in the operation and using two Blackhawk helicopters had flown undetected by Pakistan’s armed services, civilian and military radar and air traffic controls for in excess of 150 miles into the heart of Pakistan, we’re being asked to believe, to Osama’s compound where he was killed with a couple of insignificant guards on the ground floor of the mansion who’d been similarly dispatched earlier, his dead body removed, and immediately taken back by the attackers to a United States warship where shortly afterwards it was hurriedly disposed of in the Red Sea. However, throughout the operation which lasted for some 45 minutes or so and allegedly involved a fire fight between the attackers and some nondescript individuals on the ground floor of the said mansion (Osama bin Laden was allegedly killed on the top floor of the three storey mansion), not only was the Pakistani government not informed about what had taken place on its territory but everyone else, including the Pakistani military sitting next door to Osama bin Laden’s compound, the ISI, as well as everyone of Osama’s Middle Class neighbours who one would normally expect to have had a ringside seat to these events, so to speak, were similarly ignorant of anything untoward having taken place in their district, even when one of the malfunctioning Blackhawk helicopters used in the assault by the US Special Forces was deliberately blown up by them next to Osama bin Laden’s compound, until that is Barack Obama made his announcement of Osama bin Laden’s death to the world.

As an argument whose theoretical aim is to convince those other than the utterly credulous or downright stupid go this one isn’t only pathetic it’s also quite risible even if one buys into the axiom that truth is stranger than fiction. I’ve no idea what your nationality is or what you feel for your country but I’m absolutely sure what I feel about mine, and if for argument sake the prime minister of Spain had made a similar statement to Barack Obama’s to the effect that he had ordered his country’s special services in identical circumstances to those Barack Obama outlined to fly to Aldershot: a major garrison town in the heart of England in order to kill or seize an ETA terrorist mastermind who was purportedly living there with his family; and that these attackers in their helicopters, on taking off from a Spanish base, had flown the identical distance to Aldershot which is the same drive time from London as Abbottabad where Osama bin Laden purportedly was is relative to Islamabad, and once there did precisely what the US Seals did in Pakistan, returning safely and once more seemingly invisible to Spain with their dead quarry, yet all the while the British government, the Royal Air Force, other elements of the UK’s armed forces and security services, as well as its entire radar and air traffic controls failed as miserably and pathetically as the Pakistanis presumably did right across the board to detect anything amiss, all hell would have broken loose in Britain; the coalition government of David Cameron would have collapsed instantaneously and many heads would have rolled with Spain’s contemptuous action seen for what it was, an act of war. But we all know that no such discourtesy or public humiliation would ever have been heaped on the heads of any white Diaspora state particularly by another one; as any such humiliation is solely reserved for quislings, willing puppets; those with no self-esteem and who for those very reasons can be easily bought and sold. And you don’t have to ask what the reaction and response of the United States would be if some country were so insolent as to carry out a sting operation in identical or any other circumstances for that matter on its own territory without the express approval of the United States government.
And the US itself would never have pulled a trick like that in any western European country whoever the target was and without taking the government of the country concerned into its confidence and getting its express permission to carry out such an operation. Nor would it, in the very unlikely event that it hadn’t done so, let’s say for pressing operational reasons, then publicly humiliate that country before the entire world as it did with Pakistan, then to risibly prattle on about according in death to Osama bin Laden, who they wanted dead and had just murdered anyway, his full Islamic burial rites, yet showing complete disregard for the rights of the Pakistani people and the corrupt and venal government these people are saddled with. Yes, I do believe that there was a military operation of sorts effected in total collusion with the crooked Pakistani regime but one carried out in the grand manner of Hollywood fiction, except that this specific film script wasn’t devised to entertain but had as its primary purpose the premeditated aspiration of deceiving the public and expediently and hopefully bringing to an end the long drawn out, pass its sell by date and no longer defensible fiction that Osama bin Laden was still alive; and is analogous to the British giving up the slave trade when the disadvantages against keeping it, not least the economic ones, massively outweighed the fast diminishing advantages that still existed, and let’s not forget that the United States is in dire economic straits: a situation that is worsening by the day, is forced to borrow huge sums of money from China (a communist state; how ironical with the US’s paranoia of communism) to pay for its imperialist wars running at $ US 100 billion a year in Afghanistan alone, and Barack has a presidential election to fight in 2012. Trust me; you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure out why in this whodunit Osama bin Laden had to be killed off at this time.

Barack Obama ludicrously got the Nobel Peace Prize for God only knows what; but watching him, Hillary Clinton and the rest of them grim-faced and obviously staged managed, huddled together in a small room as one would with direct family members and very close friends, but minus the handy camera crew, watching a home movie but in their case witnessing live we’re told the alleged final moments alive prior to his assassination by US special forces of Osama bin Laden, yet we’re not shown any video footage of these momentous events and for people that were firsthand witnesses the reports we’ve been given by them and the retractions which they’ve had to make in the wake of their contradictory accounts leads me (but I don’t know about you) to firmly conclude that it’s all fiction, with the firm recommendation that Barack Obama, seeing that this is the United States of America, ought along with his supporting cast be nominated as key contenders in every category of fiction for the next Hollywood Oscars.

The matter of Pakistan’s sovereignty aside which the United States treats with utter disdain, if the facts of the US military operation are as Barack Obama described, which anyway is no big deal as Pakistan is a deeply corrupt and failed state with nuclear weapons, this must rank as Osama bin Laden’s finest hour, since his supporters can now claim with some justification that along with Jesus Christ who also mysteriously rose from the dead Osama bin Laden also succeeded in doing so and on a Sunday as well. So what is the truth? Here are the facts, and all I ask is that you honestly and objectively examine them and decide for yourselves.

a) Al-Qaida which is largely made up of Saudi Arabian Whahabi and Salafist fanatics was created, trained, heavily financed, provided with sophisticated state of the art weaponry and implanted in Afghanistan by the United States, UK, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan to fight the communist Soviet Union which was there at the invitation of the then Afghan government.

b) Having succeeded in helping to drive the Soviets out of Afghanistan Al-Qaida was then betrayed and dumped by its western backers. In response it vowed revenge against those responsible, notably the United States.

c) Fully aware that Al-Qaida was planning a terrorist attack in the United States the US administration, just as its World War II predecessor did prior to the attack on pearl harbour in order to bounce a reluctant US public into that war, did nothing to thwart Al-Qaida’s plans but instead with the collusion of Mossad, the Israeli intelligence service, did everything they could to covertly exacerbate what essentially then became an inside job that would hijack and capitalize on the expected outrage of the US and world public, both of whom were callously and persistently duped, to set in motion the neo-con, Zionist, New American Century project.

d) The subsequent vilification of Osama bin Laden and the attack, invasion and occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan were meant to create a pre-planned scenario in which the United States with its military superiority would quickly and smugly achieve its immediate goals and then turn its attentions to taking over Iran again; but that didn’t happen as planned as even the best laid plans can and frequently do go awry.

e) The wars dragged on remorselessly with no end in sight. Iraq became a shattered country and than a political and economic quagmire for the United States and its allies; Afghanistan in due course would become the same and the burgeoning cost of this unwarranted warfare went through the roof. Increasing numbers of US and coalition deaths, the horrendous credit crunch compounded by massive economic problems at home made both war progressively more unpopular among the voters in all participating countries. The US public like their UK counterparts wanted out but their governments couldn’t bring themselves to cut loose without losing face or cobble together a realistic exit without admitting defeat with all the attendant consequences in store for them for having done so.

f) In came Barack Obama on the wave of George W. Bush’s unpopularity promising all sorts of things only to find himself quickly and irreversibly compromised in a diversity of ways by the CIA, Pentagon, the neo-cons,. AIPAC and their Zionist allies, and whose influences were all pervasive even though the latter didn’t vote for him and would never have done so. At that stage the United States de facto became ruled, as it still is at present, by a military junta atop of which is a very weak civilian figurehead who does what he’s told.

g) The war in Afghanistan was stepped up with the hope of wearing down the Taliban which when the United States realized this wasn’t happening as expected started to secretly pay the Taliban, and is still doing so as it also did with the Sunnis in Iraq, to minimize their attacks on the US forces, with another ironic twist in the tail that contrary to all the propaganda put about in the west that the Taliban gets its funding through drug trafficking the actual truth is that just as it once bankrolled Al-Qaida and carries on doing so with its horde of sponsored terrorist groups ranging from the Wahhabis and Salafists to several others that operate under a superfluity of changing names Saudi Arabia is actually the major financier of the Taliban. But with so many troops now dispatched to Afghanistan and the so-called war on terror still the key pretext for keeping them there and also to win Obama his spurs that he’s not a liberal: a very dirty word in the US, the bombings and the drone attacks had to be kept up and even increased which only created more problems since those killed were largely civilians not the Taliban, with the consequences of this very much like one throwing petrol on a fire as far as the insurgency was concerned. Something had to be done just as someone had to be blamed, and Pakistan not only became the fall guy but was also haughtily, rather contemptuously and involuntarily co-opted as the 51st state of the union in all but name, something that the United States would never have done to Israel despite its many imperfections and the fact that it is in receipt of seven billion US taxpayers’ dollars minimum each year, remittances that massively dwarf those that quisling Pakistan gets from the same United States of America.

h) With a worsening economic situation replete throughout the United States, EU and the rest of the capitalist west and showing no signs of abating any time soon; the US embarrassingly about to lose its triple rating financial status and forced to powerlessly watch as its cherished dollar lost its global appeal and finds itself in jeopardy of losing its previously unchallenged standing as the world’s foremost, preferred foreign currency; the United States deeply in debt to communist China (what a turnaround for the books taking into account the US’s long term, paranoid obsession and hatred of communism; and how have the mighty fallen) to the tune of several trillion dollars and is now so bankrupt it’s obliged to borrow even more money from the Peoples Republic of China to fight its needless, imperialist wars; China firmly poised, as early as 2014, to replace it as the world’s largest economy; US recession and levels of major unemployment getting worse by the minute; presidential elections due in 2012 and Barack’s poll rating plummeting perceptibly to an all time presidential low, something drastically had to be done to reverse this disquieting trend.

i) Favoured option and decided upon solution: officially kill off Osama bin Laden who was already dead, having died in Afghanistan on December 13, 2001 of natural causes; kidney failure to be precise, of which the US administration and the CIA that in 2002 closed down it’s Osama bin Laden search for and kill unit, along with a Pakistani president and a prime minster, subsequently assassinated because of her outspokenness on the matter of Osama’s death which flew in the face of the massive brainwashing that the west was conducting on its own people and the rest of the world, and several others were well aware of. Most tellingly of all George W. Bush decided shortly after the death of Osama bin Laden that it would be Iraq not Afghanistan that would be the primary focus of his war on terror, which were Osama bin not dead and him not knowing this would have been a rather stupid and inexplicable thing to do bearing in mind that it was Afghanistan and not Iraq where Al-Qaida was operating from because the Americans had taken them there to fight the Soviets. Don’t take my word for it, instead bombard Leon Panetta and the White House with incessant letters to have these files made public; my gut reaction though is that they won’t release them and will automatically and defensively come up with the usual crap about conspiracy theories but at least by your showing some belated backbone for a change they’ll be compelled to consider that maybe you’re not altogether the 100% per cent complete, bloody fools they normally take you for and fittingly in those circumstances have a licence to brainwash and treat you accordingly. But then you may very well like and even masochistically enjoy your subservience to these people in which case all I can say is, you deserve each other.

j) Anyway, the United States had never really at any time either sought to or ever wanted to eliminate Osama bin Laden especially with his very influential family links then and now to the Saudi Arabian monarchy who is a close buddy of George W. Bush, his family, many neo-cons and a plethora of other venal US politicians and lobbyists, and it’s the same in the UK. Remember the saga of Tony Blair firmly knocking UK court proceedings against the Saudis on the head under the farcical pretext of British national security when these hideous desert savages were found to have been unquestionably involved in a plethora of fraudulent, shady, corrupt and illegal deals with British Aerospace? On the contrary, Osama bin Laden and the brainwashing myth put about and assiduously circulated around him was much too valuable an asset for these people and their unremitting and lying propaganda stratagem to keep him alive to so cavalierly indulge in what would have been the self-defeating task of killing him, and even when he died of natural causes they still continued to con the world into thinking that he was hale and hearty and they were doing their best to capture him. After all why kill off the goose which laid you a golden egg; or to paraphrase that statement stupidly dispatch to the abattoir a very profitable milch cow?

k) But the game is up now because there’s a much greater need and pressing urgency to bring down the final curtain on this absurd Harry Potter type saga. It’s not only Barack Obama who has challenging elections to navigate; in France, Germany, Italy and several other NATO and EU countries elections are similarly imminent and all the incumbents are desperately fighting for their political survival, and it’s rather likely to be a comparable situation in the UK where the Con-Dem coalition headed by David Cameron and deeply in a mess will in all probability disintegrate, so not unsurprisingly this disparate collection of western imperialist convicts are working feverishly and collectively to plan their jail break.

l) Think on it; there’s the alleged capture and death of the world’s most notorious and wanted man yet these self-serving political bastards who are never shy of self-promotion and all the media publicity they can get unexpectedly, uncharacteristically and quite voluntarily eschew the chance of a lifetime to self-righteously stand on their soapboxes and publicly demonstrate what virtuous individuals they are set against the backdrop of the slain body of the man who for over a decade now they’ve vehemently and vociferously at every opportunity which was given them characterized as the epitome of evil. But do they do this? Not a bit of it! There’s no triumphalism, no exhibition for the entire world to see of the body of Osama bin Laden so a global audience could scrutinize and marvel at the tenacity and astounding success of good over evil. Strange isn’t it?

m) Yet there was no such contrived diffidence on the part of several of these people and their predecessors when the US murdered, then ghoulishly and gleefully displayed the dead bodies of Saddam Hussein’s sons; when the corpse of Che Guevara was similarly exhibited, or when they tauntingly and publicly hanged Saddam Hussein. And isn’t it simply like the real Barack Obama we’ve all come to know who barefacedly and dishonestly on Wednesday 4 May 2011 in response to questions as to why no pictures of Osama bin Laden were being released said: “We don’t trot out these things as trophies; we’re not that kind of people.” Really? How very civilized! I take it then Mr President, and I’m being extremely sarcastic here, that you didn’t see the humiliating trophy pictures of Linndie England and her pals at Abu Grahib nor those of the US soldier and his pals, recently sentenced to a long stretch of jail time for their killing of innocent Afghans for fun, planting weapons on their dead bodies that they then cheerfully photographed themselves with and having everyone in their unit and right up to the Pentagon declaring that these hapless victims were terrorists? But of course you guys have all got very selective memories, and anyway these were just a few bad apples in the United States’ barrel right; so no acknowledgment then that the existent problem is one of the whole darned barrel being rotten to the very core, and as for the CIA being sensitive to the finer aspects of human nature? Don’t make me laugh!

The indecently swift disposal of Osama bin Laden’s body was treated in the way it was says Barack Obama and his Zionist media apologists on both sides of the Atlantic to comply with Muslim sensitivities, respect and burial rites. Well, if you believe that you’ll believe any old shit told to you. Since when has western governments and particularly crusader ones like the present incumbents across the several white Diaspora administrations, or for that matter their flunkey media ever shown any respect or concern for the sensitivities of Muslims anywhere? You can’t even bother to count the millions of them that you kill seeing them only at best as collateral damage. Furthermore, according to the unremitting western vilification heaped on Osama bin Laden he was the incarnation of the devil himself so why then in the wake of his alleged brutal and presumably warranted slaying feel obliged to punctiliously observe rights and protocol that wouldn’t have been accorded to him in life? And after the myriad atrocities, human rights violations and crimes against humanity perpetrated by the US and its proxies at Abu Grahib, Bagram, the CIA’s clandestine EU gulags; the processes of kidnapping, murder, torture, extraordinary rendition, waterboarding, intentional sleep deprivation of detainees, the killing of innocent Afghans for sport and falsely portraying them as captured terrorists which was mentioned earlier, the systematic farming out of torture victims to Pakistan, Egypt, Syria (can you believe it?), Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Morocco and of course Guantanamo Bay among other myriad abuses, what kind of jackasses do Barack and his henchmen take sensible and intelligent people for?

n) Equally disingenuously we were informed by Braveheart Obama himself that no country was prepared to have Osama bin Laden’s body. Question: How many countries, if any at all, were asked to do so in the very few hours at the most between the killing of this man and his purported burial at sea? If quisling Pakistan on whose territory the assassination was carried out allegedly from start to finish knew absolutely nothing of the operation isn’t it rather a bit farfetched to think let alone believe that Barack Obama would have troubled himself to pick up the White House phone and empathetically trawled the world for a recipient burial place for this supposedly Islamic devil? It’s patently a lie; Barack is a bloody liar and his lie is not only transparent but stinks to high heavens.

o) As an alleged principal terrorist and mass murderer Osama bin Laden would have been the equivalent of an excommunicated Roman Catholic believer that because of his or her unique crimes would have forfeited their right to all the burial rituals and niceties of their faith, so it wouldn’t have made the slightest bit of difference to anyone what happened to the dead body of Osama bin Laden, or how it was ultimately dispatched when ridding one’s self of it; and as such there wouldn’t have been any need for all the palaver of securing for him a decent burial when according to the west and its chief advocate the United States of America this man was universally hated. So I honestly feel that Obama’s laboured explanations are over the top and very much a case of, to quote William Shakespeare, methinks the lady doth protest too much. In actual fact his platitudinous noises are all red herrings calculated to intentionally fool a US public that is so abysmally dumb and short on memory it’ll readily believe anything it’s told especially if can provide a feel good factor, regardless of how fleeting this might be, in trying times; and by God they do have some trying times to contend with at the moment.

p) The United States presence in Afghanistan and Iraq just as the US is presently positioning itself to do the same in Libya is to establish more military bases in these countries. Infernally the United States has a psychotic obsession with military bases and has more of them around the world than there are accredited countries in the United Nations General Assembly; in the United Kingdom we call this psychological defect compulsive paranoia.

q) Now that Osama bin Laden has been temporarily resurrected from the dead and officially and hopefully killed off this time for good the United States which up to that time could see no real end to the war in Afghanistan which it was clearly losing, knew this, and had no exit strategy to extricate itself from this military morass and was very much afraid of its blunder becoming another Vietnam and in the process subject Barack Obama to the humiliation of a one term presidency, can now pull out his troops there and dishonestly claim: Mission really accomplished. A heartless deception it’s true but not a bad thing for the surviving poor sods in Afghanistan and the tribal areas of Pakistan that routinely find themselves treated with the utmost contempt by the in excess of 150,000 US occupation forces as well as those of their NATO allies stationed in Afghanistan.

r) In summation of this sequence on Osama bin Laden’s alleged murder by US special forces and his hurried and convenient burial at sea, which negates all possibility of independent and accurate forensic DNA tests ever being carried out on that particular corpse that is claimed to be his, I watched in utter bewilderment against the orchestrated backdrop of a small but none the less vocal crowd of cheering young people, the great mass of whom would not even have been born when 9/11 happened but the ploy was abundantly clear: to give the psychological impression of an American version of Egypt’s Tahrir Square at ground zero, a so-called Arab pundit fulminating against Iran and forecasting that with Osama bin Laden’s demise Barack Obama now a hero to the American people and the world will easily secure his re-election to the presidency of the United States and with global opinion on his side have its full approval to attack, invade and occupy Iran; and having gained full control of its oilfields will activate a situation that will drastically bring down gasoline prices in the US as well as improve that country’s shattered economy. During this man’s comments I looked carefully to see if there were any persons in white coats in the surrounding area of this evident lunatic but saw none, then immediately reassured myself that there wouldn’t be any as this was America, which as the genuinely civilized world knows is one expansive lunatic asylum.

Winston Churchill, who was half American, expressively had this to say about his mother’s birth country, and I quote: “America gets it right when everything else has failed.” What an indictment of anyone or anything come to that! You wouldn’t sensibly stay in a relationship whether it was a private or business one if your partner were thoroughly inept, second-rate, and what’s more tawdry with it would you? And since Winston Churchill, long since dead, made that comment the United States far from improving on this unflattering analysis from someone who had the most intimate interactions with it, quite literally saw it up close and personal in particularly stressful times and is still arguably Britain’s most iconic and acute political analyst has manifestly got much worse, specifically in its foreign affairs dealings, and my concern isn’t limited to what hope is there for the United States in the medium and long term but why so many countries are still bothering to treat it with any respect let alone slavishly follow its dictates, and not justifiably act towards it as one would an incorrigible social leper in their community?

It is often said by prescient-minded observers that the United States has no monarchy but that despite its brush with George III that led to its independence it would still dearly love to have one, that’s why so many of its citizens obsess with the British Royal Family to whom most of us Brits are wholly indifferent; that it has no organized religion to give it a moral compass to follow; no proper culture to speak of as it’s not a nation but a collection of disparate castoffs from around the world, notably Europe and Africa; and therefore the only positive thing that it had going for it was the rule of law that in every plausible sense and right across the board from its Supreme Court; successive administrations; Congress; the security and armed forces, in truth you name it and they’ve been involved in it, have either individually or cooperatively and collusively deliberately abrogated this one jewel in the US’s otherwise tawdry crown that it could authentically have boasted of to the rest of the world as having possession of, but has opted instead to leave us with what is in effect a 21st Century equivalent of the Emperor with no clothes and unfortunately as was the case in that original fable no one but this honest little boy who perhaps either innocently or maybe downright obstreperously refused to be a part of this elaborate sophistry had the bloody guts to tell the emperor that he was naked; and that to put it bluntly is precisely the state of the relationship vis-à-vis the United States and much of the rest of the world. And regardless of what our personal political affiliations are or whether we have none at all it’s essential, I firmly believe, to constantly remember that the rule of law and the application of it, especially when under attack, is the real test of any try democracy.

Adolf Hitler famously said: “I have not come into the world to make men better but to make use of their weaknesses.” The official representatives of 2011 Fascist United States have also made evocative statements. This was what Hillary Clinton had to say during her unsuccessful presidential bid to a group of hecklers at one of her campaign meetings: “If the facts are not on your side yell!” Adding: “And there’s a lot of yelling!” She ought to know because that is precisely what this woman of no substance whatsoever has been doing repeatedly throughout her political career and especially since Barack Obama made her his Foreign Secretary. And my advice to her is to calm down, revisit some of the comments that she’s made and be a lot more sagacious in the future about what she has to say. Correspondingly, Barack Obama had this to say concerning North Korea: “North Korea will not find security and support through threats and illegal weapons.” Yet Israel with more illegal nuclear warheads than even France which was instrumental in helping it to build them has legal ones, not only threatens its near neighbours on a regular basis but also attacks them, and because it desires to be the sole boy on the Middle East block with its nuclear toys is hysterically and crazily spoiling for a fight with Iran backed by its hypocritical western supporters including the United States over that country’s alleged nuclear weapons programme that Iran and the IAEA say is a fake claim.

Iran to one side, let’s be perfectly honest with each other; all five permanent members of the UN Security Council are declared nuclear states and haven’t the slightest aspirations now, in the anticipated future, or possibly ever of abandoning their nuclear arsenals, as nuclear might is perceived as a means of global power; so it’s only rational to think that non-nuclear states will seek to get nuclear power for their own security. What’s wrong with that; nothing that I can detect unless you’re either totally biased, selective in who you think should or shouldn’t have them based on wholly subjective criteria, or you’re nothing more than a rather illogical and insufferable bully who shouldn’t be let out on your own without someone in attendance and preferably have you on a leash. Even Britain’s boy William, aka its foreign secretary, is in on the act when he said on the 4 May 2011: “No country can resist the democratic rights of its people indefinitely”, the stark irony obviously lost on this poor fellow that this is precisely the kind of scenario that he and his ilk should be tackling as well as being very supportive of in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia for instance where the litany of undemocratic practices there are chillingly well documented and rather familiar even to those with selective eyesight like boy William, and disturbingly where British weapons are widely sold and used in the crushing of all expressions of the democratic aspirations of the populace of these two countries and other western backed, autocratic states in the Gulf Region.

Cognisant, I would have imagined, from these and the myriad of other dishonest statements that these hypocrites routinely make that that if you truly believe in human rights you do so regardless of who is violating them or who the victims are; that said it’s fairly obvious that some countries like the United States find their security in the insecurity of others! For how else can you account for the sheer chutzpah of 373 US congressional representatives and 77 senators intimidatingly warning Barack Obama not to interfere in the affairs of Israel whose survival depends exclusively on the 7 billion US tax payers’ dollars that they unquestioningly shell out to Israel each year, excluding the billions more that Israel covertly receives from the same United States in military and other so-called essential economic and security assistance; a rogue Israel by the way that every bit as dangerous as a compulsive flasher in the park is to unsuspecting women repetitively poses the same danger to other states in the region where it has been implanted and has no compunction in interfering in their internal affairs; something which these US congressional clowns are all too aware of, champion and conveniently turn a blind eye when the activities of their enfant terrible come unstuck.

Leon Panetta who closely reminds me of Edgar J Hoover the late, unlamented (certainly from my perspective), racist, ultra-rightwing, psychopathic killer and former head of the FBI who many expert and impartial analysts, particularly on this side of the Atlantic, have concluded ordered the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, his brother Bobby and Dr. Martin Luther who he unshakably regarded as dangerous liberals that were recklessly steering the United States away from its capitalist foundations towards the perilous rocks of communism and therefore had to be stopped at all costs, thus engineering a situation where the reins of the US national government would constitutionally fall into the hands of the deeply conservative Vice President from the still very racist, rightwing state of Texas, has publicly attributed the success of the May 2011 resurrection of Osama bin Laden – he obviously for vested reasons put a different spin on the charade that was played out in Abbottabad, Pakistan than how I or anyone with a modicum of objectivity would see it – to enhance interrogation techniques: a euphemism for torture, routinely carried out on known Al-Qaida members (well they would be would they not seeing as how they were created by the USA) and other alleged terrorists’ detainees held in a multiplicity of locations either by or at the behest of the United States.

Now let me walk you though this completely idiotic conjecture of Brain of the USA Mr Leon Panetta. We all know that even though all of these detainees were indeed tortured they were routinely kept in complete isolation from each other but significantly had no contact with the outside world whatsoever. Equally importantly their still at large terrorist accomplices right up to the Big Chief himself would have known that they were abducted and incarcerated in US global gulags for years on end. Now if these terrorist masterminds are so ruthless and deviously clever as Panetta, Obama, Clinton and all the rest of them are claiming they are isn’t it logical to assume in those circumstances that they would immediately have changed their modus operandi? Isn’t that what you would do if your son, daughter or other household member got mugged and had their set of keys to the family home stolen; your secretary had hers to the office purloined; or any combination of different circumstances that unexpectedly and dangerously arose and put you, your loved ones, home or your business in peril? Would you not physically and drastically change things at the earliest opportunity: have new locks fitted, enhance your private security measures and do whatever was necessary to ensure that a similar situation never occurred, rather than just sit back, do nothing and hope for the best?

Similarly, if you were up to no good and some of your criminal accomplices were caught but you weren’t and later they were tried, and at the end of their trials they were sentenced by the court to long terms of imprisonment which you knew would have them shut away for several years, wouldn’t you not only sever all your links with them but also do everything which you could to make absolutely sure that the same fate didn’t befall you? For let’s face facts, there’s no honour between thieves, and I would guess it’s a pretty safe bet that the same is also true about terrorists. Ronald Biggs the infamous British train robber who broke out of jail and was successfully on the run for several years until he became quite old and by then was suffering from a multiplicity of serious illnesses whose treatment would have been much too costly for him to embark on financially where he was, but not having any wish to throw in life’s towel just yet cynically and quite audaciously from his lair abroad contacted the British authorities back home, told them where he was, and asked that they arrested and repatriated him back to England knowing full well that once he touched down on British soil he would automatically be entitled as a UK subject to the full medical treatment on our National Health Service that he needed. The British authorities complied with Ronald Biggs’ request and accordingly our No.1 fugitive was fetched and flown home in a private aircraft to Britain where the full glare of media publicity awaited him. Biggs already knew that prison awaited him on his return to the UK, that was part of the deal, but as an elderly man in poor health when not in a public NHS hospital he knew that his time would be spent in the prison one.

The point I’m making her e is that Ronald Biggs having gained his liberty by breaking out of a UK gaol and fleeing abroad didn’t think it necessary, or would his associates who were still on the inside would have expected him to once he was on the outside, to send them, his close friends and biological relatives in Britain or anywhere else for that matter postcards along the lines of I’m fine guys only wish you were here; and it’s a safe bet I would say that Osama bin Laden and his cohorts having supposedly and involuntarily been obliged to leave the relative safety of Afghanistan for pastures unknown wouldn’t have been inclined to let alone stupidly have embarked on something that would have disclosed their whereabouts.

Furthermore you don’t have to be Albert Einstein to deduce that with each passing year those held in Guantanamo Bay, Abu Grahib, Bagram or wherever under the CIA’s aegis and in the particularly inhuman and isolationist regimes in which they were daily kept, and even if they were previously intimate friends of Osama bin Laden, would have been completely ignorant of his whereabouts as you and the organization you head seemingly were Leon, just as those who once knew Ronald Biggs, given the circumstances I outlined earlier, couldn’t have said with any accuracy let alone absolute certainty where he was; so torturing people persistently and for years, then publicly and expediently announcing to the world your clearly contrived Eureka moment Leon is just simply a load of crap!

You don’t have to be a psychologist to know that if severe pain or discomfort is gratuitously, systematically and for very prolonged periods of time inflicted on someone that additionally is handicapped by rendering them powerless to stop this planned violation of themselves that he or she will say anything and especially what is suggested to them by their torturers to stop the physical and psychological abuse they’re being subjected to. Moreover, if torture had any benefit to it what so-called valuable information that the torturers wanted to extract would be got in the first couple or so applications of the specified torture technique being used and not after year upon year of wanton physical and psychological abuse; and anybody who can’t see that is pretty damned sick and totally perverted. The kind of individual that enjoys pulling the wings off live, helpless butterflies or gleefully watching dumb animals writhe excruciatingly in the throes of death from the pain and injuries that they have gratuitously inflicted on these innocent creatures; that sort of thing. Is that how you and your fellow sadists get your sexual kicks Leon Panetta because you’re inadequate in your own bedrooms?

Amid all the inconsistencies, deceptions, retractions, backtracking, downright lies and all the rest of it coming from people that claim they had ringside seats to Osama bin Laden’s killing there are none the less some classic gems of double-speak from all of them:

1) Osama bin Laden from the initial reports given to the media by these people used his wife as a human shield, cowering behind her and crying like a baby. When this version was later retracted we were told he was unarmed but nevertheless shot dead and the raison d’être for his murder was his resisting arrest although not physically so, but in the dark his movement was construed as his possibly about to detonate a suicide vest, so he had to be killed.
2) Have you noticed how there was perfect line of vision and an ideal Blackpool illumination type lighting scenario to tally with the first version of the story but instantaneously a Calvary, Good Friday total blackout of the entire environs setting, rather analogous to the moment just before Jesus Christ gave up the ghost on the cross, to fit the second one? Quite emblematical don’t you think taking into consideration that both these iconic men: Jesus Christ and Osama bin Laden were publicly accredited with resurrections from the dead?

3) The British print and electronic media, as well as France 24, having swiftly switched, and without battling an eyelid, from the first version of the story to the suicide vest one had me in stitches of laughter at the rank stupidity of the so-called western mainstream media. “Was a suicide vest,” I heard myself thinking out aloud, “a requisite fashion accessory which every alleged or actual terrorist must have and wears unhesitatingly so even when at home and it’s the middle of the night?” In the dark, which we must now assume is a more credible state of affairs, the alleged Osama bin Laden might very well have been about to scratch his balls or have his wife, in what after all was purportedly their home, masturbate him just as these US goons, no pun intended, assailed his private quarters. And how many males of a certain age have quite innocently done the former in public only to find themselves hauled up before a magistrate because some sick women with deep psychological and sexual problems falsely accused them of something they haven’t done; but I’m yet to hear of or observe during the many court cases I’ve covered as a journalist any in which the British magistrate concerned felt it de rigueur on himself or herself to call in the SAS to blow the defendants’ brains out.

4) I would hazard a guess that everyone like me that has lived in a property for several years would be able to successfully navigate around it either with their eyes shut or in the complete darkness, but I certainly wouldn’t expect for someone who has never been to my country let alone my house to be able to do so in identical circumstances even with the added assistance of state of the art US night goggles on their very first and uninvited visit to my home; know precisely who is in my residence when they arrived there having broken into my home; know exactly where I would be; what reception they would get; and in the very limited and allotted time they knew they had to be there not only wreak havoc in my house but also manage and do so remarkably successfully in effortlessly locating and stealing all my private documents and personal tapes; shoot me and others in my house dead; and depart invisibly as they had arrived and without a single hair of their heads being touched by me or anyone else that was present in my home at the time. Farfetched most people would agree don’t you think, unless it was Americans who were carrying out such a raid.

5) Al-Qaida operatives, when that organization was the west’s good boys, were trained by the British SAS: the world’s best; and that’s not a comment made from any exaggerated sense of British patriotism on my part or a fantasy wish but from personal knowledge and experience; and had those wallies in that Abbottabad compound been real Al-Qaida operatives instead of paid for cast of Bollywood extras engaged by the United States that they actually were those US Seals with their cowboy antics that allegedly confronted them wouldn’t have known what hit them, and would have been exceedingly lucky indeed if any of them had managed to limp out of that compound in the dark let alone saunter off in swashbuckling manner, quite unhurt and unobserved from whence they came. The British Armed Forces: Royal Air Force, Navy, Army and Special Forces, are much more professional and skilled than their US counterparts are or will ever be, are remarkably courageous and undertake seemingly impossible missions but they’re not cowboys, don’t act as such and significantly aren’t lying braggarts.

When, for example, was the last time you heard members of the British Armed Forces either killing their own personnel or those of their allies in so-called friendly fire; it simply doesn’t happen; but in marked contrast it’s a bloody regular occurrence with every branch of the US military. So don’t try selling me the utterly absurd John Wayne macho, military, Hollywood crap when I know that John Wayne who ducked the World War II draft just like all the other US armchair generals in Barack Obama’s administration and the previous George W. Bush one, were themselves and still are led by a president who ironically was and is Commander-in-Chief: a title which both men swaggeringly carry on their chest although neither of them ever saw a military gun fired in anger and most likely would have shit themselves if they did but none the less hadn’t or don’t have any scruples in individually and collectively ordering the military but senseless slaughter of millions of innocent civilians that they facetiously see refer to and condemn as collateral damage. So please, do me the favour and spare me all the hype about your computer game type, fanciful warfare.

6) By any constructive definition of the word Eleanor Roosevelt was the epitome of what a lady should be and much more besides. She was also a highly intelligent, caring, prescient-minded and thoughtful woman who knew well her own mind, significantly wasn’t afraid to speak it or act on her own instincts or use her initiative, and was a remarkable lady that was truly ahead of her time. A stalwart supporter of the Tuskegee Airmen when the only person prepared to boldly stand up for them against the mountainous odds of disadvantages stacked pitilessly against them from every segment of American society and particularly the political and military establishments, was the sole and indemonstrable patron and resolute supporter that fought their corner, Eleanor Roosevelt not only ensured that these courageous and very patriotic men were able to realize their hopes and dreams but also became the personification and harbinger of what decades later would become known as the US Civil Rights Movement.

Not only do I deeply revere this outstanding Lady for who and what she was but significantly as well for what she did; for this was an exceedingly brave and moral white woman who at a time of endemic and socially accepted racism itself compounded by the barbarous plethora of Jim Crow laws accentuated with their festive jamborees of customary lynching and officially sanctioned racial segregation who determinedly to a public and ethical stance for the dignity, human and constitutional rights as well as the personal integrity of an extraordinarily spirited group of black men who only wanted, and at a time of war, to serve their country as air force pilots, but because of overt and entrenched racism were being denied that opportunity by the Pentagon and Congress until Mrs Roosevelt made their cause her personal crusade, adamant that they would succeed in their objectives, and won. So if it were left to me I would have a life size statue of Mrs Eleanor Roosevelt prominently occupying a place on Capitol Hill and appropriately graced by an accompanying memorial garden, with her life, what she stood for and so clearly represented both as a human being and the archetypal and commendable First Lady made compulsory reading as part of the national curriculum of every US school.

7) It’s not the kind of validation however that I would ever suggest or want to see accorded to the infinitesimally Pygmyan, from a moral perspective, woman who lives with the incumbent US President in the White House. For a start there’s no equivalent comparison between them other than the fact that they’re both women, as all else pales into considerable insignificance and would be analogous in culinary terms to dining on the one hand to lavishly dining in the most opulent splendour in a 5-star London restaurant and on the other grabbing a Big-Mac in a rather rundown Chicago backstreet joint; and you don’t have to be outstandingly brainy but it might help to work out which is which.

Michelle Obama is a black woman who is derogatorily considered, from speaking to those in the black British and Caribbean communities, as a black person who got what she never ever expected, is wholly undeserving of it, and quite naturally doesn’t know how to handle it. She is no Eleanor Roosevelt that’s for certain and isn’t worthy of licking the soiled shoes of that late, great lady. Ostensibly a black woman but what authentic Blacks insultingly refer to as a coconut: someone who is brown on the exterior but white on the inside, this female of colour (what a cute American expression as if there’s a single person in this world who doesn’t have a colour of some sort) with enforced slave ancestors on both sides of her genetic family tree has never once championed, or is she ever likely to do so any cause that is specifically black no matter how right and just it is; and God knows there’s a multitude of them in racist USA from black unemployment several times the national average, to black profiling, and Blacks disproportionately making up the bulk of those in goal, serving exceptionally lengthy prison sentences compared to white inmates and comprise the mass of those on death row, courtesy of an intensely prejudiced and white dominated, corrupt judicial system whose principal law officer, the US Attorney General, is currently and ironically a black man, Eric Holder.

But while Mr Holder can sanction the abrogation of the rule of law to wage an asinine and endless war on so-called terror when 9/11 was an inside job to foment the fear and control structures we have had in its wake as its perpetrators and their sponsors in the military and industrial complex always knew would be the case; when Susan Rice can gloatingly veto a UN Security Council motion which would have stopped the intolerable gobbling up of yet more Palestinian land by Israeli Zionist colonialists and hers was the only country to vote against the motion and use its veto; when Michelle Obama can wax lyrically about the so-called bravery of US Seals enacting their John Wayne type celluloid scenario but the black victims of the 2005 Hurricane Katrina natural disaster are still constrained to wait six years on for closure of their devastating traumas and her husband, the classic figurehead leader, obediently does what he’s told to and with Blacks having seen these kinds of betrayals of themselves by their own kind in the past: from slavery to apartheid, of Coconuts who can’t do enough to please or get the approbation of white Massa, the word on the street, certainly here in the United Kingdom, is: “Why the hell have a black man in the White House if it’s going to be business as usual?”

Meanwhile the US war machine, NATO and the EU are killing more and more people and selling even more arms. The Forbes List of the UK’s wealthiest people which came out on the 8 May 2011 shows that while the poor in Britain are daily becoming poorer the number of billionaires here from among those who are already filthy rich has markedly increased, and it’s the same in the United States; but the greedy bankers who are awarding themselves massive bonuses, for only God knows what, are brazenly going to the government for even more of our taxpayers’ money to prop themselves up, and in the US that is in dire economic straits but its government still persists in fighting costly wars because doing so makes loads of money for its friends: everyone from so-called contractors (mercenaries to you and me), their parent companies and, of course, the omnipotent armaments industry, is about, would you believe it, to hand out a further 8.7 billion US dollars to Fannie Mae; you just couldn’t make stuff like this up.

All of which makes the lot of you a bunch of suckers for whom your own governments don’t have any respect for or interest in you except getting you to vote for them. And while you’re deliberating on that perhaps you’d like to ask yourself why nearly 10 years on ground zero is still more or less as it was on 9/11 with the cynical bastards who control your lives milking it and you for all you’re worth? And how about this gem from the US administration that rubs your face it and tells you all you actually need to know about the con these people are pulling on you and have been doing so in one way or another for the last decade. I quote: “The world will now be a safer place because of the killing of Osama bin Laden, but we must now ready ourselves for future terrorist attacks.” Whoops! I think that they quite unintentionally created an oxymoron in that remark; in fact I’m bloody sure there is. Go figure it out.

And when Rudi Giuliani: an unabashed self-publicist extraordinaire who is well known never to miss an chance which would allow him to force himself on the public refuses an invitation from Barack Obama, the President of the United States, to appear with him at ground zero to rejoice at the death of Osama bin Laden the US’s most wanted terrorist for his alleged role in the 9/11 carnage in a city where Giuliani was the mayor at the time, this shouldn’t only have rung alarm bells about the veracity of what was going on but also cause any sensible person to instantaneously smell a rat but a putrid one as well. The intelligence communities already knew that Osama bin Laden had died in 2001 so this was pure political theatre: a counterfeit and highly orchestrated event to push certain agendas, among them the possible take over of its client state and hired gun Pakistan and to publicly demonstrate that Barack Obama wasn’t a Muslim after all but very much a tough, gung-ho, all-American male (as if a Muslim can’t be such) who was the only one John Wayne style to go after and get his man. And this is the man that constitutionally has his finger on the nuclear trigger of the world’s premier military power. Oh goody!

The United that has traditionally been behind and is very supportive economically, militarily and diplomatically of extremely brutal, dictatorial, repressive, completely undemocratic and exceedingly unpopular regimes in the Middle East and around the globe which systematically abuse their own people, deny them even their most basic human rights and rather uncaringly prejudice their future prospects, also gratuitously arm these unrepresentative regimes with the full military and logistical means to terrorize, subjugate and kill their people who additionally are ruthlessly and routinely denied all rights to peaceful assembly and freedom of speech and any recourse to challenge this completely untenable situation.

Now if as a citizen of a western country and more importantly as someone living in what is clearly an unequal world where skin colour and ethnic origin do matter and the lighter that the skin colour is the more advantageous it’ll be for the individual concerned, your country also happens to an integral part of the white Diaspora and you and others like you suddenly, inexplicably and unwarrantedly find yourselves helplessly compelled by a government you didn’t elect, weren’t given the opportunity to, and can’t remove; that is completely ruthless, unaccountable to its citizens, cares only about its own survival and carrying out in the most slavish way possible the self-interested and exploitative dictates of its foreign sponsors who arm it to the teeth with the most sophisticated, state of the art weaponry to assist this craven but brutish sycophancy of your imposed government, and your life, those of your relatives, friends and most of your fellow citizens are methodically herded into a carefully restrictive cul-de-sac and agonizingly put in the same unenviable state of affairs that huge numbers of Third World citizens daily find themselves in and have no realistic hopes of personally let alone successfully extricating themselves from…

But unlike your government and its allies you don’t have any F16 jetfighters, no Blackhawk helicopter gunships, no depleted uranium tank and bunker busting bombs, not a solitary tank or armoured personnel carrier, no aircraft carries either; no cruise missiles with their vaunted smart technology to strike only selected targets, no unmanned, predatory killer drones which you operate from anywhere, even thousands of miles distance away from the selected target and premeditatedly do so as if it were a computer game that you were playing from the plush comfort of your living room armchair and the faceless, innocent lives that you obliterated but dismissively saw as just collateral damage didn’t matter in the least; and most crucially of all no nuclear umbrella under which you and your correspondingly hapless victims were able to look for protection for yourselves in the eventuality of unjustifiable attacks on you and could retaliate in kind.

This my friends is the living reality of the mass of Third World citizens whose countries are either cursed with a superfluity of vital natural resources that a covetous and rapacious west continually wants to get its hands on and control exclusively for the gain of a privileged few in its borders, or else these countries lie in locations that are geopolitically or militaristically and economically important to the west, and the never-ending and unwanted presence of the west in them, never mind its lies and media deceptions, has nothing to do with humanitarian reasons or seeking to enhance the lot of the people within them. If you still doubt this ask the crew of the French warship the Charles de Gaulle, the Italian Coast Guard and other NATO military assets in the Mediterranean that purposely refused as international law and protocol of the sea legally prescribes to respond to the distress calls of a boatload of African refugees fleeing Libya that their war on that country, ostensibly for humanitarian purposes, helped to create, resulting in the boat drifting at sea for 16 days and 61 of those aboard comprising of women and children dying of thirst and starvation. It’s perfectly okay it seems for NATO to bulldoze its way into Libya so as to enable its member states to steal and enrich themselves from Libya’s abundant natural resources but to these white savages the lives of the Libyan and other refuges that they wantonly create through their premeditated warfare aren’t worth the dung that their pet dogs deposit in the communal parks of their home countries. Having said that this is a story with pedigree as during the Second World War the US Secretary of State Cordell Hull ordered ships that had conveyed to United States waters Jewish refuges fleeing the Nazi holocaust to return them to Europe where they were instantaneously put to death in Europe’s death camps; but Jews or more explicitly Zionist ones weren’t the flavour of the century then.

No dictatorship however beneficent those who run it, support it, benefit from it, or consider it indispensible to have is ethically acceptable in a modern world; and that goes too for elective dictatorships in supposed democratic states where the electorate nowadays is often cynically perceived and uncaringly used by those in power merely as ballot box ninnies. Government is about the proper exercise of power in an open and transparent manner for the benefit of the entire country concerned and with full accountability to the electorate and populace at large that provided it with its mandate or legitimacy to rule. In addition it’s about the separation of powers and the lawful and stringent implementation, as well as the full and uncompromising observances of these at all times; most significantly it’s about the rule of law which must be respected unquestionably and should be administered equitably and impartially to everyone, with nobody either granted immunity from it or considered so privileged and favoured as to be above it.

Regrettably such tenets, conventions and lawful requirements are daily and with unabashed impunity flouted not only by staunch dictatorships but likewise by those countries that style themselves as democracies, and while abrogating in the worst possible ways their own moral and legal obligations, deliberately at the same time turning a purposeful blind eye to similar infringements by those they regard as friends and allies while exaggerating and flagging up the supposed wrongdoings of those they don’t support, they even so never miss a contrived opportunity to pompously and dishonestly harass and preach to others the virtues of human rights and good governance that they sorely lack themselves. And isn’t it strange how those most anxious to preserve their good name deserve the worst reputations?

As such life for many millions of people globally has become meaningless and cheap as this perilous game of one-upmanship and world hegemony is ruthlessly and unrelentingly played out at their expense, leaving them unhappily with no comparable financial or military assets to safeguard themselves and wholly incapable of responding appropriately to the challenges which they’re faced with; something that their abusers know all too well and further exploit, fully cognisant that large elements of their own population have either grown apathetic of or inconsiderately simply don’t care about the plight of these people. But even on the basis that vengeance is a dish that is best served up cold, as night follows day every one of these cold-blooded and murderous politicians and their willing quislings and cat’s paws at the UN and ICC for example will eventually be out of office one day, and the panoply of protection and security details that currently and characteristically these people enjoy will be considerably degraded as a matter of precedence to appropriately accommodate the apt security needs of their successors and their families; and for monstrous mass murderers and their equally vile colluders who because of their prior statuses are arrogantly brimming with overconfidence and smugness that they’ll never be brought to book for their many crimes against humanity far less see the inside of a domestic court or that of the thoroughly bigoted and discredited ICC, personally I can think of nothing more traumatic than having put the pride and joy of your loins or their offspring through Ivy League or other prestigious universities to have to observe them several years later violently depart this world before they do.

It’s a hypothetical scenario which prompts me to ask you this highly relevant question. What would you expect your family members, close friends and even strangers of conscience to do if while you were peacefully protesting to draw attention to your justifiable grievances in the hope of having these properly dealt with and rectified you were instead rounded up, branded a dangerous terrorist, sent off to some infernal gulag where you were constantly tortured and dehumanized, and furthermore either ran the real risk of being murdered or actually suffered that fate, a state of affairs which has befallen many innocent Third World citizens? Or would you knowing that you were a part of what’s arrogantly termed the First World, are white and consequently belong to the alleged Master Race couldn’t give a damn because you conclude such atrocities wouldn’t or couldn’t ever happen to you or yours? Food for thought don’t you think, as there are no absolute certainties in life generally, and clearly none in this dangerous world in which we live.

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