“And We have prepared for the wrongdoers a painful punishment.”
— (Qur’an: 25:37)
There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible but in the end, they always fall.
This is the winter and spring of discontent in the Arab world made glorious times by the protests seeking freedom and democracy for their lives and country.
This is the beginning of Israel’s and America’s discontent as the tide of history begins to unravel their hegemony and illegal occupations of Arab and Muslim nations.
The year 2011 should be the calendar year that Palestinians should mark as the beginning of the end of Israel’s brutal occupation and the start of their independence.
God willing democracy and freedom in the Arab and Muslim world will lead to a strong, confident, competent, and intelligent leadership that will plant the seeds of national interests and the utilization of oil and wealth for the benefit of their peoples and as political and economic leverage.
The famed civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King said:
“Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.”
Indeed, across the Arab world, the oppressed masses are peacefully demanding their freedoms from tyrannical rule, only to be met with the tyrant’s forces and bullets.
The West has long dismissed the Arab populations as backward, submissive populations incapable of understanding or living in a democracy.
They have maintained these lies and myths about the Arabs and Islam to bolster their hegemony in the region through their proxy tyrants and support Israel’s mythical contention that it’s the only democracy in the Middle East. Israeli democracy is the most lethal oxymoron to describe a rogue, racist, apartheid, military and terroristic state. A democracy that commits ethnic cleansing, daily massacres, destroys entire villages and homes, and herds the innocent indigenous populations into concentrations camps to make easy their daily murders and assassinations, and besiege and starve 1.5 million Palestinians in Gaza. Given that the West spreads democracy by overwhelming military force, invasions, and daily murder of civilians; it’s no wonder that they view Israel as a democracy.
Below are some of the Western myths about the Arab World that has allowed Israel the opportunity to lie and spread false propaganda to the uninformed western societies.
1. MYTH: Arabs are incapable of establishing democracies, free governments, and only understand force:
a. TRUTH: Millions of Arabs launched peaceful protests to demand an end to tyranny and the establishment of democracies that respect human rights and social justice.
2. MYTH: Arabs wish to establish Islamic theocracies that espouse violence, extremism, and terrorism, and will oppress religious minorities such as Christians.
b. TRUTH: The demonstrations across the Arab world have been secular, peaceful, and without any mention of establishing an Islamic theocracy as define by the West. Protests have been remarkable with Muslims and Christians marching hand in hand demanding their freedom.
The entire Muslim world rejects extremism and terrorism as true Islam is a peaceful religion that prohibits violence and terrorism against the innocent, Muslims or Non-Muslims. It’s been the American supported Tyrants and Israel who’ve practiced terrorism in the region.
3. MYTH: Arabs and Islam oppress women who are denied any participation in societal governance and freedom of speech.
c. TRUTH: Arab women have participated in large numbers in the peaceful protests in every country. They have been among the founding leaders of the uprisings, such as Asmaa Mahfouz, a 26-year-old Egyptian woman who started the April 6th youth movement that organized the protests. Women have led demonstrations, been spokespersons for the protests in the media, and often led tens of thousands of men focusing their demands and leading them in chants.
These peaceful protests have broken all mythical chains long stereotyping Arabs in the western media.
In the Middle East the tyrannical regimes that served America’s interests and signed a peace agreement with Israel are categorized as “Moderates.” Those who oppose both the United States and Israel are rogue, radical, extremist, and the piece de resistance–”Terrorist Regimes or Groups.
The “Moderate” Dictatorships, an oxymoron if ever there was one, include most of the Arab States from the Atlantic to the Persian Gulf: They are:
Morocco–”Mauritania—Tunis–”Algeria–”Egypt—Lebanon—Only the West Bank Palestinian Authority (Not Gaza)—Jordan—Iraq—Saudi Arabia—Kuwait—Bahrain—Qatar—United Arab Emirates—Yemen—Djibouti
These nations are important to the U.S. for three reasons: Oil–”or signed Peace Agreements with Israel and have direct/indirect diplomatic contacts, trade, or supply Israel with Oil and Gas–”or as Allies in the global “war on terrorism”.
Many host U.S. bases, especially in Bahrain where the U.S. Fifth Fleet is based or in Qatar where the headquarters of CENTCOM (Central Command) that prosecutes the wars in Iraq, Pakistan, and Afghanistan is based. All have close relationship with the CIA and the Israeli Mossad has a heavy infiltration within the Arab governments.
The Rogue Terrorist Dictatorships are: Iran—Syria—Sudan
The Radical Terrorist Groups are: Hezbollah, Hamas, and Al Qaeda
Every single Arab nation (and Iran) is ruled by brutal dictators who would rather murder their own citizens than Resign.
The Arab masses simply want the dignity and opportunity to live free and enjoy a reasonable livelihood for themselves and their family.
For months peaceful Arab protests have struck fear in the hearts of their tyrants, Israel, and the United States. The long cherished stability and status quo is now threatened and will eventually succeed in every Arab country. America was caught off guard (another CIA failure) and is now scrambling to develop policies to deal with the new reality. Tyrants can only last as long as their military and western support lasts. Today the Arab peoples discovered that they are more powerful than any military or superpower.
These tyrants ruled by fear, intimidation, and brutal force using American bought weapons to subjugate their peoples rather than fight Israel, the real enemy of the Arab and Muslim world.
Let us look at how some of these tyrants are responding to their people’s peaceful protests demanding a change of regime and democratic reforms.
LIBYA: Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, the self proclaimed Dean of Arab rulers and King of Africa.
The sickest madman of the Arab League of Tyrants is Muammar Al Gaddafi
On February 15, the Libyan people began a mass protest demanding Gaddafi’s ouster and prosecution for the tens of thousands of people he’s killed and the billions he’s stolen.
Gaddafi responded by unleashing his superior military power, paid African mercenaries, and purchased thugs to attack the protesters. His forces have killed and injured thousands of civilians across Libya while madly refusing to step down and uttering psychotic speeches threatening an all out war against the west.
Belatedly President Obama, France, and the UK passed UNSC Resolution 1973 to establish a no fly zone and take “all necessary measures” to protect civilians. Surprisingly the Arab League unanimously supported the Resolution.
Eight years to the day when George W. Bush launched his illegal holocaust against Iraq, March 19, 2003, President Obama announced military actions against Libya.
March 19, 2011
‘Today we are part of a broad coalition. We are answering the calls of a threatened people. And we are acting in the interests of the United States and the world’. — President Barack Obama
March 19, 2003
“American and coalition forces are in the early stages of military operations to disarm Iraq, to free its people, and to defend the world from grave danger.” — President George W. Bush
Gaddafi’s troops are retreating. NATO continues to bomb military installations and weapons. And the rebels are advancing. The outcome is unsure due to the mental instability of this man.
SYRIA: President Bashar Al Assad
According to Amnesty International, Al Assad’s forces have killed at least 55 civilians across Syria during the protests by tens of thousands across the country. Not even a mosque is sacred to this ruthless dictator. On Wednesday, March 23, his military and police attacked innocent civilians staging a sit in at the Omari Mosque in the southern city of Darra. At least seven people were reported killed during the night time raid on the mosque.
The government placed Darra under total curfew telling its residents that those who break the curfew will be shot. The security forces also killed other protesting civilians across the country while arresting hundreds of protesters.
Bashar, ironically, an ophthalmologist, is blind to the suffering of his people that began under his father’s rule until today. As with Arab hereditary custom among tyrants, when his father died in 2000 Bashar was only 34 years old but the Constitution requires a President to be 40. So what did Assad’s Parliamentary lapdogs do, they reduced the Constitutional age requirement to 34 to accommodate Bashar’s rise to the Presidency.
The son’s cruelty and oppression is but a small speck of what his father, the late President Hafez Al Assad, committed during 30 years of tyrannical rule. Most memorable of his father’s many genocides against his people occurred in February of 1982 where he sent his brother to Hama to destroy the Muslim Brotherhood’s hold on the city. For 27 days from the air and land Syrian forces totally leveled the city killing between 10,000 –” 40,000 civilians
As usual none of his Arab brethren tyrants condemned this genocide as they were just as guilty of crimes against humanity in their own lands.
YEMEN: President Ali Abdullah Saleh
For weeks peaceful protests demanding Saleh’s ouster have occurred across the country in all major cities. Hundreds of thousands of Yemenis have joined the protests in 15 of the 21 of the country’s provinces. Saleh responded to the protests by unleashing his security police and thugs to kill and injure hundreds of protesters in many cities.
But the bloodiest single day massacre occurred on Friday, March 18, where government snipers, security police, and hired thugs killed over 56 citizens and injured hundreds including children. (See the Video here.)
"They shot people in the back of the head as they were running away," said Mohammed al-Jamil, an Indian doctor treating the wounded with specks of blood on his hands and face.
A young protester shouted: "Saleh would rather shoot us all before stepping down.” — (Guardian March 17, 2011)
Saleh, an American ally against “terrorism”, is refusing to step down despite the defection of most of the military and government officials.
In negotiations with the opposition Saleh has refused all plans to transition the country to a democracy that entails his departure. However the protesters are refusing all negotiations that doesn’t lead to Saleh’s immediate resignation.
BAHRAIN: King Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifa
In 2002 the then Emir Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifa’s ego was not satisfied being just an Emir, like the rulers of other Gulf states, so he changed the Constitution to establish Bahrain as a Kingdom and he as King. Ah, the privileges of being a Tyrant.
For over one month tens of thousands of Bahrainis across this small kingdom island have been protesting demanding political reform, an end to corruption, and respect for human rights.
A least 20 people have been killed, including two policemen, during a month of demonstrations against the Sunni-led government of a mainly Shiite nation.
Protesters have been staging their protest in Pearl Square in Manama, the capitol city, and have been ruthlessly attacked by security forces driving them out of the square.
The King has instituted Martial Law and has asked other Gulf nations to send troops to squash the protests. Saudi Arabia sent 1,200 troops (along with the U.A.E.) which inflamed Iran, a Shiite nation, describing this action as a foreign invasion.
However, keeping in stride with the corrupt wealth of Gulf rulers, Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa had to sadly cancel the Formula One’s season opening race. He owns the rights to the Grand Prix and also serves as Commander of the Armed Forces. In other words he plays and kills. (Bahrain: Very Graphic: Police Shooting Civilian in Head Point Blank: These are the Tyrants the U.S. protects.)
SAUDI ARABIA: King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud
Like the rest of the Gulf nations protests are banned in Saudi Arabia. However that didn’t prevent hundreds of citizens, mainly Shiites, from demonstrating.
The mainly Sunni Saudi Arabia and Gulf nations are extremely fearful of a Shiite uprising given that Iran, which they consider their enemy, may utilize such protests to destabilize the region and establish its hegemony.
The Shiite protesters, along with smaller Sunni protesters, were met by brutal force and immediately squashed. Saudi Arabia as usual refused to reveal details on such internal matters.
Religious clerics pandering to the King issued this most irrational and Un-Islamic Fatwa saying: “demonstrations violated Islamic law. They also said signing reform petitions "violates what God ordered."
Realizing the potential seriousness and threat to the ruling family King Abdullah suddenly discovered that he can spend the nation’s wealth to bribe and buy the population with a multi billion dollar package that includes job and educational opportunities, housing, increased minimum wages, and a raise in social security benefits, among others.
If massive protests do develop in Saudi Arabia against the monarchy to establish a democracy, the ruling family may commit the greatest genocide in the Arab world aided by America. Blood will flow to protect the flow of oil from the world’s largest oil producer.
Protests are also occurring in Morocco, Algeria, Iraq, Oman, and Iran. Sooner or later all Arab nations, and Iran, will be run and owned by the newly powerful, confident, competent, and irrepressible young generation.
Yes, America, do spread freedom selectively and sporadically depending on oil, alliances against the “war on terrorism”, and what benefits Israel.
To quote Mohamed Khodr: “Give me oil or die.”