A New Army Of Activists For Promoting The System
When Obama got the Nobel Peace Prize, every one thought this was misplaced and undeserved for his rule had just started and he could not be awarded since he had not yet proved himself in the peacefull realm that he was promoting. Actually a new era of wars with the connotation of peace had started, the demand for peace and change will be met and all the people shall be recruited for this objective. This is how, armed with his Nobel Peace Prize, Obama resumed what his predecessors had started, waging wars everywhere but within a new frame of promoting peace consistent with the change in the name of which he came and at the cost of the lives of many innocent civilians Afghanis and Pakistanis. The war on Libya alone caused more than 60 thousand victims among civilians, he did not even close Guantanamo as he had pledged.
Similarly, two days ago Yemeni female activist Tawakkul Kirmaan received 1/3 a Nobel Peace Prize that she shared with other recipients as a reward for her promoting human rights in her country and fighting for civil liberties. Of course this award will not raise the objections that the Obama award raised, but it should not be treated altogether differently seeing the miserable situation that has afflicted Yemen lately: civil war, civil conflict, war on terrorism, political chaos and unknown destiny. Is this situation to be rewarded? Are the people who contributed intentionally and deliberately – through the internet or by working on the ground- into creating this civil unrest in their own country to be rewarded ? And in what way did they share in spreading peace and promoting human rights? Isn’t the right to stability and security a basic human right starting from which all other rights are to be acquired? One might object that there are always victims in revolutions and instability and unrest caused by the desired change, and that is the price revolutions have to and are willing to pay, this -of course- provided we have a revolution in Yemen.
The truth is that most of these activists we are seeing around and who are praised by the media and rewarded by the establishment are not genuine ones, they have not developed the kind of personal awareness regarding the local social problems and social issues out of their own experience and real commitment that are connected with the reality of the social surrounding conditions and circumstances; they act according to foreign agendas and import the problems and issues raised and dictated by the establishment, the cause they claim is not theirs, they do not express and feel directly the human plight of their co citizens, every issue they raise has been pointed out and dictated by their masters and sponsors in the NGOs and embassies and other organizations that seek dominance over the world by hiding behind civil liberties and human rights, these people are not activists, they belong to the world order by all means, they are like the banks or the International Monetary Fund, they are not on their own, they are hired and rewarded by the same order who appointed them and appointed Obama and defined their mission and their job.
In Lebanon we have plenty of those, they could all be candidates to Nobel prize like Obama and Kirmaan, they work under the label of women’s rights and equality and secularism and equal rights and social security and environment and you name it and their aim is to confiscate these rightful demands and issues and place them under the authority of some dubious organization where they will be used to serve the end and purposes of these organizations at some defined moment and place. This is the reason that the world problems are multiplying, and their multiplication is proportional to the growth in size and number of these organizations that were initially established to solve them and have hired for this purpose a huge army of peace activists recruited among some educated youth with foreign and western aspirations that are forming the new powerful means using which the new world order has succeeded in infiltrating deeply most societies and threatening thus- from within-these societies with instability and deep unrest.
“Legal but illegitimate,”
Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa summarized the parliamentarian putsch that last Friday, June 22, 2012, resulted in the impeachment of Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo in a process that took just one day. The event has been condemned practically by all Latin American countries, most of them having declared that they will not recognize the new government of Federico Franco. Two governments, Argentina and Uruguay, have already withdrawn their ambassadors from Asuncion, Paraguay’s capital. Next week an emergency meeting of UNASUR, a political organization of South American countries, will take place in order to agree on sanctions on Paraguay. Oddly enough, the USA media is showing flawed data, and the American government is busy elsewhere.
An Oligarchy-Run Society
While the putsch was taking place in the Paraguayan parliament, its beneficiary—Federico Franco, who was Vice President at the moment—found time to give an outrageous interview to the CNN. “Is it true that 2% of the Paraguayan people own 80% of the country’s lands?” The CNN reporter asked in what looked like a well-rehearsed fashion. “That is not true! 10% of the people own 80% of the land,” countered the soon to become president. I admired his capability to answer in such a fashion without laughing at the ridicule. Either way, reality is that Paraguay is an oligarchy-run country. One of the most painful reminders of that is the Ycuá Bolaños Supermarket fire, which in August 1, 2004, caused the death of 394 persons who were visiting the commercial complex, one of the largest in the country. Its astonishing death toll was the result that, when the fire broke out, doors within the complex were deliberately closed under the owners’ orders in order to prevent people from fleeing with merchandise without paying for it. Trapped inside, the clients burned to death. Juan Pío Paiva, his son, Víctor Daniel, and a security guard got what can be defined only as symbolical punishment for their mass-murder. Oligarchs are easily pardoned in Paraguay. “Something is rotten in the state of Denmark,” said Shakespeare’s Marcellus. “Many things are rotten in Paraguay,” we can counter him today.
The mentioning of land-ownership by the new president to the CNN was not casual. The parliamentary putsch was initiated after an occupation of lands by landless farmers in Canindeyu, an area in the fertile northeastern part of the country ended in violent clashes with the police in June 15. Eleven farmers and six policemen died in the incident. Vice President Federico Franco began an accelerated impeachment process against the president. This procedure was done following the Constitution adopted by the state after the Stroessner military dictatorship (1954 to 1989) ended. On April 20, 2008, for the first time in 61 years, the Colorado Party (to which Stroessner belonged; it was the only legal party since 1947 until the end of the dictatorship) lost for the first time the presidential elections to an opposition candidate from the center-left, Roman Catholic bishop Fernando Lugo. Following the successful impeachment, the former Vice President will run the country until the elections scheduled for April 2013. The militaristic Colorado party is expected then to return to power. Knowing that, makes the current lightning-fast putsch a bit clearer.
The abovementioned CNN interview wasn’t the only strangeness in that network’s report of the putsch. Minutes after the impeachment, police shoot protesters in front of the parliament. The event was shown live by teleSUR, the Venezuelan news network; yet, it wasn’t mention by the CNN, at least not by its Spanish channel. The network minimized its reports on the shocked reactions of neighboring countries, that didn’t have time for diplomatic efforts to solve the crisis. The impeachment took place in a Friday afternoon; when everybody was preparing for a weekend. Next day, the Paraguayan police continued its violent suppression of the protests, this time by taking over the Paraguayan public television network. All reports of the events were suppressed; Bugs Bunny and Mickey Mouse became the only allowed speakers through that channel. They had no comments on the putsch. This was shown live by the Venezuelans; yet the CNN didn’t report that. Combine the no-reaction—at least no-condemnation—of the putsch by the American government with the fact that soon power in Paraguay will be handed to the militaristic party that was an important ally of the USA during Operation Condor and other events related to the Cold War, and one must seriously consider the option that this was an American-backed putsch, in the best fashion of the 20th century.
“Legal but illegitimate,” correctly summarized the event the Ecuadorian President. The presidential impeachment process that took place on Friday was announced on Thursday. The president was denied time to prepare his defense. He was allotted just two hours to defend himself. He let his lawyer speak, but denied the parliament the farce it requested by refusing to defend himself directly. The process was legal, but it mocked the Constitution. Not only due to its speed. The president was charged with incompetence mainly due to his treatment of the death of the landless farmers and policemen, an event that happened so fast, that only local authorities could be blamed. In the long time I am being forced to spend in South America, I have learned to recognize its denizens preoccupation with shape and not with content. They care about their university diplomas being pretty and having a large ink-stamp; but are oblivious to their education’s content. The result may be legal, but is worthless. Same thing applies here; the new Constitution’s fine print was enforced with completely disregard of justice, for the eternal glory of Washington’s puppeteers.
Sayyed Hassan Nasrullah (God bless him) along with the Resistance freedom fighters has achieved something that rarely could be achieved, something that cannot be forgiven by the International Community and by the World Order, something that happens rarely in history, something memorable and of great impact, he has achieved victory of righteousness over colonialism and imperialism and globalization, and similar victories (or defeats) are not so frequent in history.
Some people tend to restrict this victory to a certain religion and a certain sect or a certain country or Arab countries or to the Ummah: this is not so, and even if the Muslims, the Lebanese, the Arabs benefited from this victory, this was not a restricted victory, for this victory included all. It included all people seeking justice and believing in justice, all people could partake in the triumphant endeavor and triumphant achievement of the Muqawama (armed resistance), for this it belongs to all, an applicable example to all oppressed people and freedom fighters of the world. To the Natives and Indigenous and Africans and Aboriginals and all the original people and creatures of this world, an example that cost many, many sacrifices therefore a real model, because this victory is also that of truthfulness, of commitment, of courage, of faith, of confidence and determination, of a whole set of values that the super powers and the world establishments are every second violating.
All these attributes won victory, they came to the front page and occupied the headlines. Without this victory, these values – which are the essence of life – would not have been materialized, without fighting for them they would have remained mere words to be repeated or praised, but the Muqawama paid the heavy price for these values to remain alive, this was not the story of just liberating the land and restoring the integrity of the country, Lebanon has retrieved its dignity above all, the dignity that comes from being up to these values; there is much more to this victory than the mere defeat of the enemy and much more for man and humanity as such to reap and enjoy in terms of justice and equity, a real treasure that shall more and more unfold in front of many.
THANK YOU HIZBULLAH , THANK YOU SAYYED HASSAN
If enough isolated individuals pursue the same goal, the effect is indistinguishable from a conspiracy.
Many people delight in hearing about conspiracies. My favourite story about conspiracy theories came during a summer break from college..
Working as a waiter, I noticed that one of the other waiters had more customers coming to see him. He was also making more tips than anyone else.
None of his fellow workers knew his secret. The only thing we all knew was that he was a horse-racing fan; but we didn’t think he had enough to bet heavily on the races.
One day I got up enough courage to ask him what his secret was for getting larger tips, promising that I wouldn’t share the secret with anyone else.
He surprised me by saying that he made predictions for his customers on winners at the race track. When I asked how he predicted the winners, he reluctantly agreed to tell me; but I had to promise not to tell anyone else.
“Eight customers come by looking for tips on the week’s winner,” he said, “and I give each of them a different horse to bet on. Seven will lose and one will have a winner.”
He added, “These guys make big bets, and the one who wins comes back to me with a big tip.”
He had eight people pursuing the same goal to win, betting on one major eight-horse race each week. They didn’t know each other nor were they aware of the waiter’s conspiracy.
Though my waiter friend was a sole conspirator, most conspiracies involve more people. In a way, the bettors were co-conspirators.
A conspiracy is (1) a secret plan by a group to do something unlawful or harmful, or (2) The act of plotting.
A conspiracy theory is a belief that some covert but influential organization is responsible for an unexplained event.
As more and more people tap into the wealth of knowledge, bluster, revelations, predictions and guesswork on the internet, the total number of online conspiracy theories increases exponentially.
According to Wikipedia, “The list of conspiracy theories is a collection of the most popular unproven theories.” The key word here is “unproven”.
“These are related but not limited to clandestine government plans, elaborate murder plots, suppression of secret technology and knowledge, and other supposed schemes….”
According to Benjamin Radford, writing for Live Science, “major companies we buy products from everyday have been found guilty of conspiring to fix prices and reduce competition.”
Radford added, “Just about any planned criminal act committed by more than one person could be considered a conspiracy, from simple murder-for-hire to the Watergate break-in.”
Conspiracy theories are just that: theories. They’re often followed and repeated by many; and they’re as difficult to disprove as they are to prove.
Live Science offers ten leading conspiracy theories, all of which are clearly explained for those who don’t know, on their website.
For those with questions about these conspiracy theories, Live Science provides excellent explanations of each.
- The 9/11 Conspiracies
- Princess Diana’s Murder
- Subliminal Advertising
- The Moon Landing Hoax
- Paul McCartney’s Death
- John F. Kennedy’s Assassination
- The Roswell Crash Cover-Up
- Protocols of the Elders of Zion
- Satanic Cults
- Big Pharma
The first of these is definitely a conspiracy. The theory part involves determining whether the conspirators were Osama bin Laden and followers or Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld
The two most abhorrent conspiracies of the last decade were the one that got the USA and the UK into war in Iraq and the current conspiracy to get America into war with Iran.
These are seldom referred to as conspiracies. There’s no doubt that the first, which columnist James Wall referred to as “the 2003 Shock and Awe production”, was advocated and planned by Israel, American Zioncons and Israeli-firsters. It was fully supported by the American and British media and governments
The hidden rationale for the invasion and occupation of Iraq was the lie that Iraq had the capacity to produce weapons of mass destruction (WMDs). Following the invasion, no one could find any evidence of WMDs.
The real reason for the invasion of Iraq involved the protection of Israel from any future development of WMDs, which Israel and its American supporters insisted upon.
The Israelis have long wanted to get rid of the Palestinians. However, they know that they must first get rid of any major threats from the rest of the Middle East.
Professor Juan Cole wrote that Tony Blair’s communications director “Alastair Campbell’s serialized memoirs contain a bombshell that is largely being ignored in the Western press, the revelation that in conversations with President George W. Bush in late 2002, then Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon threatened to nuke Baghdad if Saddam Hussein hit Israel with rockets again.”
If, as Cole has suggested, Israel has used its nuclear arsenal to threaten others, there’s every reason to believe that Netanyahu is “behind the scenes, once again pushing the US toward an attack on Iran.”
With Congress genuflecting at every wish and demand of Israel’s and their American accomplices, the theory will more than likely become the catastrophic results of a horrendous conspiracy.
The only hope that America (and perhaps the rest of the world) has involves an awakening of the public to the predictably horrific results of yielding to the collaborating demands of Israel and its co-conspirators.
It cannot be too soon for the public to exercise voting pressure on an unscrupulous Congress to place what’s good for America ahead of what’s good for an insidious Israel.
Relatives are mourning a six-year-old Palestinian boy who was killed by an Israeli strike on the Gaza Strip. Israel confirmed the strikes, which also wounded 20 other people, but denies any involvement in the child’s death. On Saturday Israel launched air raids on Palestinian territory following rocket fire from Gaza that wounded an Israeli man. Gaza health officials confirmed that at least four people had been killed and over 20 more wounded.