FOREWARD: So help me, I know what this writer means. How insane can things get, when a nation suffers a major terrorist attack and scores of casualties, a norm for many nations, and then this same nation travels thousands of miles to bomb and finish of a very long suffering impoverished nation, that had nothing to do with 911. A nation that has lost tens of thousands, because the 911 nation backed their terrorist leaders from start to finish. What is wrong with this crazy picture. Then this nation prepares to bomb into the stone age another nation that has nothing to do with 911. What is wrong with this picture? You and I know what is wrong with this picture. The scariest thing is, this nation is filled with a people that do not know, and several million religious nuts and utopian warmakers, that do know, but approve of our collective state of inasanity. Thus our grim dilemma.
America - An Ignorant Nation
By Mohammed Daud Miraki, MA, MA, Ph
It is tragedy of immense proportion when people in America, technically the most advanced country on earth choose ignorance over enlightenment in order to hide behind their fears of self-criticism. They choose not to look in the mirror of their conscience for fearing to see their cowardice existence. They are happy to enjoy their daily melancholy that all is well, and freedom rings. The truth is, all is not well, millions of people worldwide from Afghanistan to the Middle East face death and destruction from America simply for choosing to be different, the very ideal that is supposedly cherished by the proclamations of the constitution of this country.
The simplicity, arrogance and ignorance of the people of this country is so profound and became evident in the recent debate of rename French Fries, Freedom Fries, because the French chose to stand for International Law than murder. Every country is an ally and every individual is freedom lover as long as they agree with Americans and submit to their desires. Otherwise, they are less important, and better yet, irrelevant.
The majority of the people in this country have been conditioned to believe whatever their government tells them. That is why, the most one hears from an American in times of crisis is ìI am raising the flag to give support to the cause. What cause? The cause of murdering others, the cause of having a Zionist fascist state of Israel and its cronies control the media and the decision making hierarchy in this country! I feel sorry for the people of this country. Pavlov would be ecstatic to know that an entire nation has adopted conditioning as a mode of existence, a phenomenon he mastered on a dog.
Tragically, when a terrorist attack of some sort occurs, the same people cry out loud, ìwe are civilians we had nothing to do with foreign policy of the United States, I beg to differ. When more than 70% of the people in this country grant approval for crazy hawks to turn the entire Middle East into flames in order to please domestic and foreign Zionists, they become complicit in the crimes of their own government.
When Brett Hume and others in the media disregard civilian casualties in Afghanistan as no news, considering it to be the cost of war, they should not make a big deal of their losses on 911, after all that was proclaimed by the media to be a war as well. Hence, the people, who lost their lives, formed collateral damage, as did those from Afghanistan. Unfortunately, when it comes to the losses on September 11th, Americans cry loud, they were Americans, thus more humans than the 11000 Afghan civilians.
Interestingly, they consider 911, the benchmark for any undertaking as if this was the only tragedy that struck humanity. Well, I have news for you arrogant bunch; we get 911 every two years or so. In fact, your government is in the process of committing 911 a hundred folds in Iraq.
In Kabul alone, in the early 1990s, we lost 65,000 civilians with the direct aid of CIA encouraging infighting. In the US night bombing alone, we lost more than 11,000 civilians all over Afghanistan, and are still dying and will be dying for centuries to come from uranium based weapons.
To add insult to injuries to the Afghans, the US heroes were dropping food rations together with massive JDAMs and cluster bombs. Thus, based on the flawed logic of the people here, bragging about their government dropping food rations over Afghanistan, the events of 911 would be more acceptable if the terrorists who flew those airplanes also dropped packs of sausage and salami on the people below before they were killed. That is exactly, what the US government did. It insulted the people there when US-UK air forces dropped cluster bombs followed by food rations on the poor people of Afghanistan.
Incidentally, the war hawks talk about rebuilding Iraq after they destroy it. They want to rebuild Iraq the same way they rebuilt Afghanistan by turning it into a uranium wasteland. In fact, the Zionists and other hawks want the United Nations to shoulder the cost of humanitarian disaster. The US government has not shame they expect this from the same organization that they disregarded and considered it irrelevant. Off course, the government of the United States has no shame it is simply an adjective for those that enjoy living from the blood of others.
The selective ignorance of the people of this country is so profound that according to poll release by CNN, more than 70% of Americans think that if Iraq is attacked the threat of terrorism would be less than if it were not. Wake up America, use your common sense, the more you hit someone, the angrier he becomes and more prone to take revenge. Off course, you will not see columns of people organizing in public to volunteer for terrorism, instead an internal dynamics would accelerate and the world would be facing countless Bin Ladens.
Tragically, Americans are not only ignorant but are also brutal when it comes to their own. The peace activist, Rachel, who was brutally murdered by the Israeli cowards, bulldozed to death after she attempted to prevent Israeli bulldozer from destroying the house of a Palestinian in full view of everyone including the driver of the bulldozer. Still, the people of this country do not care about their own either, perhaps because she was not insuring Israeli security; hence, it was all right for her to be crushed under the chains of Israeli bulldozer.
Since the people of this country claim that it is a democracy, then they must act and unseat the criminals that kill people on their name. If they do not bring these criminals to justice, the terrorists would say, you are as guilty as the government you are supporting.
Mohammed Daud Miraki, MA, MA, PhD
Afghanistan born intellectual