Heil Sturmbannführer Obama
By: Kian Mokhtari
Let me see now where can I start.
The first black US president gets behind a podium, delivers a key speech and declares himself, to be a follower of the "science cult."
And at my age I thought I had experienced all –other than death- that life could have thrown at me.
The Science cult is closely associated with National Socialism and indeed the Nazi super weapons and concepts stemmed from an absolute belief that science could bring the Third Reich salvation from the Allies' relentless attacks on Germany that –thank God- eventually saw to the back of the Nazis and their gang.
President Obama bellowed into the microphone: this is a world of science and knowledge. But would you not know it all the calculations in the world will not be able to rescue the US out of a $20 trillion debt, unless of course more markets for its weapons are found.
And sure enough, they are being created under different pretexts by the US and Western military industrial complex.
Immediately following the Obama speech almost the entire Libyan navy equipped with Russian corvettes was attacked and put beyond repair. Oh NATO has been doing its job alright, in Libya, but instead of concentrating its attacks on saving civilians it has been taking out the Libyan armed forces Russian made weapons and heavy infrastructure far from the battlefield.
In Iraq today you would find it hard to spot a single major Russian or Chinese-made weapon. Russian T-72 tanks are soaking up the sun in the desert while the expensive to operate and unsuitable US M-1 Abram tanks wear the livery of Iraq's armed forces. The same story repeats itself in Afghanistan.
So the very countries being spared the rather cinematic "cries for freedom" and the massive military attacks by the US and its Western allies, are those who are not only toeing the US line but also are purchasing American and Western manufactured weapons at break neck speeds while sacrificing the future growth and development of their lands to the US military industrial complex.
Libya is getting bombed and reeling under sanctions for Gaddafi's dictatorial rule, while in Bahrain where the Al Khalifa family spends a handsome amount of their people's cash, without popular consent, on US-made weapons, dialogue we are told by the US president is the only way ahead. People are dying under torture in Bahrain as we speak!
"Who do you think you're kidding" Mr Obama?
In Saudi Arabia generations of decent, ordinary folk have had their cries for justice stifled. Not only have the US, Britain and other Western powers been aware of the torture houses of Al-e Saud, but in fact they have been lending a hand with torture techniques in Al-e Saud's medieval jail houses. And all because the kingdom has been keeping the US economy ticking over nicely, via purchases of military hardware worth trillions over the years.
But the sense of urgency, ambiguity and confusion in President Obama's speech had nothing to do with freedom; no sir.
The US short term debt ceiling has to be raised from $14.29 trillion to $20 trillion. And the only way the US can do that is through major increases in the sales of its military junk overseas. New markets –previously the domain of the Soviet Union – have to be opened up so America keeps its "triple A" credit rating and the dollar scam proceeds to "where no man has been before."
Bin Laden dies in a hail of bullets!
By: Kian Mokhtari
A dark cloud has been lifted from the skies of Afghanistan and Pakistan's northwest regions.
The infamous, firebrand, Saudi born, head of Al-Qaida has been hunted down and killed in a compound in Pakistan by the US and Pakistani special forces.
Funny thing about Pakistan's tribal agencies is that not so long ago they bristled with color and beauty and were famous tourist destinations. Cultures almost untouched by time went about their daily routine unafraid of bombs, bullets and so-called militants. Peace used to prevail there.
Then came the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1980s, and all changed. The Afghan mujahidin, not so secretly aided by the US government, began a mighty fight-back to retake their ancestral lands from the Godless soviets.
The entire area was turned upside down as the then two mighty world superpowers slugged it out; and the fate of peaceful and colorful communities in Pakistan's tribal regions was sacrificed to the fight.
The first signs of trouble came in 1998 when the US submarines in the Sea of Oman fired Cruise missiles at a compound in Afghanistan. Very few people knew who Al-Qaida was or indeed what Al-Qaida meant at that time. But that was put right with the Sep 11, 2001 events.
There are many conspiracy theories surrounding the 9/11 atrocities but to date no definite proof has been provided that any group other than Al-Qaida had been behind the attacks on the twin towers and the Pentagon; however that issu of "who's done it" belongs to the grander scheme of things.
The frightening thing is what has been happening to the communities in Pakistan's northwest: beaten down and intimidated on a daily basis by extremist Wahabi elements, funded by certain characters in Saudi Arabia and the UAE, the communities have shed their colorful clothes and way of life, abandoned their thousands of years old culture, have become invisible and lost their individual identities.
Terror and terrorism exacted a most heavy price on their previously picture postcard lives. Poverty, hunger and war descended upon them and blighted anything they ever held dear. Saudi born Bin Laden's lunatic followers took away education from women and men alike and replaced it with explosive vests and Kalashnikov rifles. Tourism died and with it all hope of the locals for leading full, fruitful lives.
Pakistan became a battle ground as Afghanistan reeled under another invasion and occupation. And the rest has been recorded by the world media: minute by minute.
Meanwhile the irresponsible actions of a self-proclaimed holy man cost the lives of a million Iraqis and tens of thousands of Afghan and Pakistani civilians.
Terror, terrorism and tyranny are not dead, sadly, and cannot be buried with Bin Laden and his accomplices. But hopefully his death will provide justifiable reasons for the foreign forces present in the region to leave in large enough numbers to allow peace to return.
The world community's next major hurdle is to destroy tyranny wherever it is found to be flourishing. From Myanmar to Morocco, from Waziristan to Washington, tyrannical ideologies and loony tune schools of philosophy and theosophy must be challenged and defeated, so the good people of the world can sigh a relief. Shamanistic leaders with violent agendas –whatever else their disciples may choose to call them- must be discarded once and for all from the troubled and tragic chapter of human existence.