by Daniel Mabsout
Wednesday, July 18th, 2012
The Arab proverb says that a wise person does not get bitten twice from the same place. We must admit that we have been bitten more than once and from many places and God knows what’s ahead of us. The difficulty comes from the multiple roles the Intelligence Services of this world have been playing since they discovered that the most efficient weapon in their possession is their capacity to cater to our tastes and complacency.
We –as Arabs -are not close to forget the number that the world Intelligence and the world media played on us -and the ride they took us for- when they introduced Al Jazeera channel to our houses and homes making us believe that we finally got our professional objective media that can open new horizons and give us a larger scope and a deeper insight into what was happening . For years we enjoyed this fallacy, we watched every program, followed each topic, delighted in every debate, we seldom shifted to another channel or listened to other sources. We followed minute by minute the assault on Gaza, we held our breath, we became fixed on the screen not able to move for one inch, we were so grateful that we had a channel like al Jazeera. We turned a deaf ear and a blind eye to the fact that it hosted Israelis or that it was funded by Qatar -the country that hosted one of the biggest US military bases in the Gulf and -even when we noticed that it imposed a total black on what was happening in Qatar – we did not give this fact a great importance.
All these facts we overlooked and raised the banner of the first evolved media channel the Arab world ever had, praising its high professionalism along with its skillful crew and –above all- its progressive stands. The channel had acquired thus an unquestionable credibility regarding matters of great concern to the Arabs and Muslims. What happened next does not need too much elaboration. What happened- when the spring revolutions started -was simply the other side of the coin, the hidden side that bore the whole truth. The first side of the coin was the bait offered by the channel in order to hook us, and the second side was the given poison. After that, especially after what happened in Libya, and the great direct involvement of Qatar in the Libyan bloody events, we realized that we had to disentangle ourselves from al Jazeera.
This is when we realized that the whole thing was a set up, and that the wolf had again dressed as grand ma. All what preceded was but a step and a preparation for the major event where we will be partaking and witnessing the toppling of Arab rulers -one after the other- in what was called the Arab spring, to reach finally the core of the matter that is: Syria. And as we remained hooked, following step by step the bloody massacres in Gaza, we were supposed to remain hooked partaking in the so called democratization of Syria. The channel had turned into its opposite. It had become, biased, unprofessional, prejudiced and fake, disseminating misinformation and fabricating lies about what was happening.
We will not go into the details of how al Jazeera became corrupt; how it distorted facts, falsified evidence, brought fake witnesses, altered videos, resorted to lies, made up events, staged demonstrations and bribed protesters, but we can say that there isn’t one infraction that the idol channel did not commit to our great shock and surprise,sharing directly in instigating various acts of killing and destabilizing.
So much for al Jazeera, and so long; but the tricks of the masters has not ended yet; because, as we are busy making a livelihood and carrying on our multiple duties and responsibilities in life, the rulers of this world are carrying on their multiple schemes and dubious endeavors to disrupt the life of people one way or another. The last born to the administration of this world was something called Wikileaks that kept the whole media busy and so many people mobilized. The Wikileaks acted like a dropped bomb, they were like a media explosion, catering to the great urge of people to know what really happened and how it happened and who was behind what has happened. Finally, truth was no more in a remote place but – and to our great delight-here at hand, directly on the screen. Regarding this, Wikileaks held major answers and not any answers, they are official documents leaked -or released- from the Pentagon and other official departments by a supposed truth seeker whose aspirations were to make truth accessible to the American and other public.
This legendary truth seeker by the name of Bradley Manning did not act alone but leaked the information to another legendary figure with a legendary name this time: Master Julian Assange whose looks seem to come straight from a legendary tale.Master Assange is not a conformist Zionist like Mike Zuckerberg of the CIA, consecrated as the head of the largest internet utility in the world, friend of Israelis and Peres; Master Assange is something else, is a revolutionary, a person seeking truth,justice and real change. He is not the idol of the US administration but its enemy, because tracked and chased and sued and pursued seeking asylum from one place to another as a truth seeker threatened by the world order. And even if what Wikileaks reveals in this huge number of documents that touches on many subjects, is mostly insignificant or irrelevant or even flagrant, and even if it made more noise than it revealed truth, still it has acquired a reputation and a credibility that is beyond question.
Finally whether Assange, Manning or al Jazeera, the goal is to have the public hooked and have these people or channels of information acquire a level of credibility that will consecrate them as a trustworthy source of information, after which this channel or person will become qualified to handle and present any event on the world stage and get the expected reaction from the public. This way we are being treated by the world order like Pavlov’s dog and being manipulated rather than informed. But we are supposed to have grown wise and aware, and we are supposed to get prepared so as to avoid the next poisonous bite coming from the same place that any wise person should avoid as the Arab saying goes.