There is no denying the fact that most important thing for Americans is their freedom, freedom of expression, freedom of lifestyle, freedom of choosing their government, freedom to bring poor nations under their bondage, freedom to support dictatorships and cluster human rights and democracy etc. However, the American government does not want that the people in the Muslim countries should also be enjoying the freedom of expression, freedom to choose their own government and freedom to choose their lifestyle, freedom to profess their faith. The proof of this statement is that on one hand the US government supports the very autocratic governments and dictatorship in Muslim countries while on the other hand a model Islamic government in Afghanistan has been made to face the wrath of American might. These dictators oppress the people in the Muslim world and they see that the only allies of these dictators are the US and the British governments. British have been the schemers playing the role of proverbial monkey for ages. Why the US government wants to be with the bad guys?
The freedom of choice is an integral part of American society. The democratic principles of American constitution demand that the government of United States must respect the opinion of the majority of the people. Let’s assume a hypothetical situation (I have to use a hypothetical situation because these situations do not exist today in USA but these are very real outside the USA and may be so in days to come even in USA), if the people in State of Texas decide that they do not want to be a part of the union. Will you call US army and deploy them on every street of Texas, kill as many innocent civilians as possible so that the demographics of the state could be changed, use air power and carpet-bomb the State. I am sure you will say NO. The government of USA will give due respect to the people’s will. But when a similar real situation occurs in Palestine, Kashmir and Chechnya, etc. the US governments do not want to respect people’s opinion. The US government supports the oppressive governments. Why people of Palestine, Kashmir, Chechnya, etc. have been made hostages against their will?
Over the last two three centuries the western society had gone through tremendous changes. The western society had an opportunity to go through a process of change for setting up the standards and choosing their destiny. On the other side, after more than two centuries of imperialism in many Muslim countries, the people of those countries want to set their own standards, transform into a system of Islamic governance according to their faith and choose their own destiny but they are not allowed to do so. They have always been told what to do? The US government under the active stewardship of the British decides who can be their friend and who can not be their friend. The IMF, the World Bank, the CIA, etc. decide their policies and governments. Muslim countries are not free to make their own decisions and the Organization of Islamic Countries ( OIC ) is nothing but a group playing musical and harping to the tune of IMF & World Bank. The grip of IMF, World Bank and the CIA is getting tighter and tighter on these countries. Because of this tightening situation some people take an extreme side, which becomes a reason for the violence and terrorism.
What is terrorism? When these Taleban were fighting in the supervision of Americans against Russians, they were called freedom fighters. America supported them and harboured them. During 1980s when Saddam Hussain was using chemical and biological bombs against innocent Iranians, he was a hero not only for US but also for the allied governments. But when he turned his back, he was portrayed as an undesirable person. When India was a close ally of communist Russia, at that time Pakistan was the most desirable ally for the United States. When the cold war was over and India became friend of US, Pakistan became the least favourable state for USA. Now, you need Pakistan again to fight to restore American writ over Afghani and adjoining territories in Asia, the government of Pakistan became very desirable for the US government again as in 1980’s also due to situation in Afghanistan. As far as the people and the governments are concerned, nothing changed. The values, culture, religion, norms, every thing are the same. What has changed is the short-term need of USA. It means that the short-term needs of United States determine the criteria what is terrorism and what is not terrorism. What is likable and what is not likable. Is this fair? Are the killings in Afghanistan in the name of War against Terrorism at all justified?
The United States citizens and installations have been under more terrorist attacks from South American drug Mafia than any other Middle Eastern linked attacks, excluding September 11 attacks. More than 80% terrorist attacks on US citizens and installation come from South American terrorist groups. There are terrorist groups in USA, Europe, Australia such as White Supremacists, Jewish extremists, IRA, Red Army, etc. In Asia and Africa terrorist groups like Shev Sinha in India, Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka, Red Army in Japan, etc. have been active till recently. Have President Bush, Prime Minister Tony Blair, Secretary of State Colin Powel and Defense Secretary Rummsfield ever identified these elements and planned any action in the past. Are there any plans now to capture and punish these terrorist groups as well?
Assume for a moment that those terrorists who attacked the WTC and the Pentagon on September 11 would have carried out these attacks on non-US interests in Africa, Middle East, Asia, Russia, South America instead of N.Y. and Washington DC, would the government of United States have reacted the same way as it is reacting now? Terrorism is terrorism whether it is carried out in USA or anywhere else. Russian forces have demolished the entire cities in Chechnya and killed thousands of innocent civilians. Israeli forces daily demolish houses and kill innocent Palestinian. Indian Army has converted the entire state of Jammu and Kashmir in a high security jail inspite of UN resolutions and commitments of world nations and they are killing thousands of innocent civilians. Is this not terrorism? Are these not crimes against humanity?
It is therefore my view that fall of Taliban or capture of some parts of Afghanistan by West supported Northern Alliance may not be able to eliminate violence and terrorism from this world rather there are chances of further increase in world violence due to the present mishandling of situation, but the west must not stop dialogue with Taliban to bridge the gulf they have created by ruthlessly killing Afghans and to reduce future violence and terrorism in the world. Because just by capturing and punishing few terrorists and destroying their networks will not solve the problem. The minimization of terrorism is only possible when we will be able to remove the causes of terrorism. In my opinion, there are two major causes / sources of terrorism, first cause is the hypocrisy and double standard of the American sponsored world Jewry. The second cause / source of terrorism is the lack of communication and understanding among the under privileged people of the worldwide community. I do consider the governments of the United State and the developed world as a tool in the hands of world Jewry. In this short this write up, it is not possible to analyze in detail the policies and behaviour of US government towards the unprivileged and poverty striken worldwide community but I would like to highlight the fact that violence did not work against terrorism in Sri Lanka, India or anywhere in the world by use of brute force as is being done in Afghanistan.
The only way to eliminate terrorism is:
2. Creating invincibility among the nations of the world by initiating a fair dialogue.
3. Maintaining alertness & disallowing the worst.
4. Skillfully nourishing socio-economic balance by generating free effort in every community
5. Call right is might
6. Avert danger before it spreads up.
Killing is a sin in every religion, as you sow, so shall you reap. So let us ponder on how to prevent future disasters, because reality and truthfulness is the basis of whole universe, we must work for world unity, harmony for peace and progress to establish a real long lasting social order based on Justice and fair play as enunciated by Almighty Allah.