Mahboob A Khawaja; 8/8/13
Speaking Freely is an Asia Times Online feature that allows guest writers to have their say.
“Human nature is at least in part wicked and in part foolish, how can human beings be prevented from suffering from the results of their wickedness and folly? … Men simply do not see that war is foolish and useless and wicked. They think on occasion that it is necessary and wise and honorable, for war is not the work of bad men knowing themselves to be wrong, but of good men passionately convinced that they are right.” – C E M Joad, Guide to Modern Wickedness, 1936.
The United States government issued another alert on the possible terrorist attack. CNN moderator Philip Dodd, a former CIA terrorist expert, could not explain what the alert meant. It was vague, he conceded, and a precautionary measure. It’s delivery was intended so that if in the case of a real al-Qaeda attack, the American masses would not blame the US State Department.
America is enriched with a history bogus alerts: Yellow Alerts, Red Alerts and many unspecified not known to anybody but the government. The truth is that all these alerts are in line with a policy in place for more than a decade that gives the means to subdue conscientious American people into deciding not to travel to Arab-Muslim countries, and also to create a sense that terrorism is embedded in the Islamic culture and people. This perpetuated fallacy has its own history and owes it ultimate merits to the US war economy. When nations and leaders have absolute power, they think in one way, not with sense of rationality but with arrogance and complete disregard to the interests of the mankind.
The truth stands on its own that al-Qaeda and its splinter groups were established by the CIA to fight against the former Soviet Union in Afghanistan alongside other jihadi groups to defeat the spread of communism to Middle East oil-enriched region. These groups have no global vitality or worthwhile operational capacity except on paper and except when the US authorities need them to justify its warmongering in the region. Often, these dying entities are financed and equipped by the CIA to remain afloat…