May 19, 2013
By Padmini Arhant
Lebanon is currently confronted with two major challenges and they are cabinet formation and decision on new electoral law.
Lebanon under Prime Minister-Designate Tammam Salam is engaged in cabinet structure prohibiting selected ministers from contesting in the forthcoming Parliamentary election in adherence to national constitution.
The Premier-Designate proposal to set up National Unity Government might emanate from efforts to appease the centrist faction proclaimed as The Progressive Socialist Party maintaining close ties with Saudi Arabia government and the U.S. backed March 14th Bloc Future Movement headed by former Prime Minister Saad Hariri in the three way distribution of eight posts each shared among the two foreign backed political parties and the national March 8th block holding majority.
Understandably, the March 8th Bloc with higher representation in Parliament as the leading power per electoral choice is not pleased with the caretaker leadership preparation characterized as de facto group rather than acknowledgment of actual composition leading to fair compliance.
Lebanon Prime Minister-Designate Tammam Salam intentions on equal cabinet allocations could very well be regarded as an attempt to alleviate tensions in the political circle.
However, the issue is larger than mere configuration considering Lebanon experience with foreign intervention especially the two parties i.e. centrists and March 14th Bloc liaisons with Saudi Arabia and United States respectively may not necessarily serve national interest.
United States and Saudi Arabia indulgence not only in the Middle East but also in most parts of the world is to derail democracy or democratic prospects and cause sectarianism within society prominently in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Bahrain, Egypt, Yemen and Tunisia to name a few among many others across the globe.
Not to mention United States led western powers and Saudi Arabia teamed up with Qatar, Turkey, Jordan and UAE in the Middle East primarily responsible for Syrian conflict with spill over in Lebanon.
U.S. and Saudi meddling creating political crisis is well established and more relevant to Lebanon including the present situation.
Saudi regime opposed to democracy anywhere is to defend dynasty rule in Saudi Arabia and other gulf states while remaining subservient to western hegemony viz. United Sates, Israel, Britain, France and Germany by exchanging petro dollars for arms used against peaceful protesters subjecting them to torture, renditions and killings with western powers justifying their arms sales to repressive governments for Israel’s protection even though reality confirms belligerence.
United States and Britain in cohort with EU anti-democratic missions not barring assassinations is to expand imperialism far and wide.
Lebanon precautionary measures in the face of illegal invasion of Syria is extremely important rejecting influences from United States, Saudi Arabia and the likes on Israel’s behalf preventing history repeating itself given the prolonged civil war in recent memory and persistent Israeli aggression through reconnaissance undermining Lebanon sovereignty.
Lebanon’s neutral position on Syria is prudent and simultaneously eliminating militant activities and weapons smuggling across the border especially in areas like Tripoli, Akkar, Ersal and Wadi Khaled would ease the burden on Lebanon in containing Syrian refugee influx into the country.
Lebanese government and national defense force combined efforts in dealing with terror manifestations along Syrian border is critical for domestic security.
Notwithstanding humanitarian as well as economic problems directly affecting Lebanon due to these loopholes facilitating violence in the neighboring state Syria forcing residents to flee their homeland.
Tightening border patrol with deployment in territories vulnerable to terrorist access is essential to remove terror.
Premier- Designate Tammam Salam adopting strategy in accordance with electoral mandate represented in Parliament would be a viable option.
Whoever has fair share of votes elected to power to form government.
In this instance, the March 8th Bloc or Loyalty to Resistance Bloc concerns are legitimate and moving ahead with cabinet reflecting Parliamentary composition for each political party would be a logical approach conforming to democratic standard.
The question of unilateral rule would not apply upon meeting the constitutional and Parliamentary requirements with political parties gaining power sometimes as absolute majority or by coalition as long as republic will is honored to govern the state.
Lebanon’s caretaker leadership commitment to Lebanese electorate would guarantee political stability instead of adjustments to accommodate foreign backed members that compromise citizens rights to self-determination.
Premier-designate Tammam Salam factual consideration correlating with Parliamentary proportion when finalizing cabinet portfolio is the pragmatic solution to the otherwise unnecessary political stalemate.
On the electoral law – the contentions are choosing between Orthodox gathering proposal favoring winner-takes-all system and proportional representation system which is the existing law introduced in 1960.
Lebanon Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri suggestion on Hybrid vote law allowing 64 Muslim and Christian MPs elected under orthodox system while the other 64 Muslim and Christian MPs to be elected on proportional representation system is peace-making formula unfortunately not suitable in practicality.
Universal method for local and national election is always better to minimize confusion among voters in the country. Besides uniformity is also cost effective.
Winner-takes-all-system often produces great deal of disappointment for losing candidacy supporters and as a result nation remains polarized on legislation.
Whereas proportional representation system provides opportunity to cast ballots on specific to general voter aspiration.
Another added value in this context is representation made possible across the spectrum almost in entirety leaving none behind qualifying as functional democracy unlike winner-takes-all-system uncertainty to encompass diverse perspectives of population.
Effectively proportional representation involves majority rule i.e. popular preference concurrently enabling minority engagement in legislative process as expected in republic governed democracy.
Lebanon could no longer afford to waste time with political disagreements stalling economic progress.
Israeli encroachment is a serious violation and deserves proper surveillance and deterrence mechanism in place.
Political vacuum is an invitation for infiltration jeopardizing independent status.
Lebanon political leaderships together with members in Parliament and caretaker governance efficient performance demonstrating mutual cooperation for national goals prioritizing security and economic growth is imperative in the interim and long term.
Peace in Syria would ensure stability in Lebanon and across Middle East.
Hence Lebanon utilizing maximum potential blocking terrorism within and around national boundary is a permanent task unyielding to any distraction.
Wishing success to citizens in Lebanon and leaderships in the caretaker government Prime Minister-Designate Tammam Salam and political parties for amicable resolution on impending national affairs.
Peace to Lebanon!
Peace to all!
May 17, 2013
By Padmini Arhant
United States authorized Israeli airstrikes in January and May 2013 targeting Jamraya Scientific Research Center near Damascus resulting in civilian casualties and carnage were ignored by United Nations that otherwise is swift in imposing sanctions and isolation of nations regarded western adversaries upon being accused of any such involvement.
Reiterating the fact on UN disregard and bias concerning US, Israel, Britain, France and allies flagrant violations of international law, foreign nations sovereignty and human rights foment atrocities including cannibalism in Syria.
Notwithstanding the rise of US and Israeli belligerence through illegal air strikes as their prerogative along with Britain and France blocking UN action to list al-Nusra Front as terrorist organization despite own admission to this effect evidenced in U.S. State department classification – attributed to UN and international community tolerance to violence and injustice.
Further, the western sponsorship of terrorism against Syria on UN and rest of the world watch tantamount to complicity in war crimes against humanity.
The recent revelation on United States and coalition of the willing recruited terrorists dehumanized conduct confirms predator instincts demonstrated in action delineating western powers and gulf allies from civilized society.
Recalling former President George W. Bush rhetoric quoting – ‘If you are not with us then you are with the terrorists‘ ironically exemplified by the incumbent administration.
With curtains lifted and characters identified there are no more speculations on the fictitious war on terror evolved into terrorizing force proudly leading the onslaught showing no remorse for innocent deaths and turmoil in Syria.
The predecessors Bush-Cheney war mongering legacy continues and vigorously carried out by President Barack Obama with changes in modus operandi.
Earlier on the previous administration pursued targets using lies, deception and false flag operation 9/11 for foreign invasion and occupation with troops deployment.
Although false flag events exponentially risen in the current strategy, the difference lies in bypassing political rigmarole of congressional approval and most importantly public dissent on illegal wars with authorization of drone strikes in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen and Somalia…not to mention terrorist recruitment on foreign soil as witnessed in Libya and now Syria.
However, Washington’s terror policy having reached a crescendo backfired at them in accordance with the adage – “What goes around comes around.”
The ramification was felt in the yet to be resolved mystery on the sexual assault and assassination of US ambassador Christopher Stevens and three or four embassy staff in eastern city Benghazi, Libya.
Whenever national authority transforms into authoritarianism in the absence of accountability committing crimes with impunity as executive privilege, national sovereignty and security is compromised leaving vulnerable citizens in the domestic and international domain at the mercy of state terror.
Hence, US led western and gulf alliance terrorism in Syria wasting respective taxpayer funds in several million dollars on terror networks with comprehensive aid in the form of lethal and logistic support clarifies the leaderships anti-republic stance considering a staggering number of citizens in United States, Britain and France pushed below poverty line and forced to become dependents on charity alongside severe austerity on the remaining people nationwide.
Simultaneously United States signaled Israeli airstrikes aren’t cheap either with exorbitant economic costs involved in using bombers and deadly missiles at Syrian victims expense in human toll while American children as well as families plight exacerbated in gross neglect of economy to feed ravenous war machinery.
American citizens and global rejection of western and regional intervention in Syria is slighted perpetuating killings at free will due to past and present war crimes not having been brought to justice.
The egregious decisions conscientiously arrived at United States, Israel, Britain, France and Germany behest implemented through Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE and Jordan to inflict suffering on Syria, Libya, Iraq and Afghanistan ominously leads to self-destructive indulgence directly affecting the operatives and the origin of terror.
Proceeding with more airstrikes against Syria is endangering fragile political career for western and gulf regimes expediting terror epicenter imminent collapse.
Exercising prudence by avoiding counterproductive activities would be wise in averting earth-shattering catastrophe affecting the agents and source.
Wishing citizens and leaderships in Syria resolve in successfully terminating terror from their homeland.
Peace to Syria!
Peace to all!
May 16, 2013
By Padmini Arhant
Congratulations! To Malaysian electorate, Prime Minister Najib Razak and Barisan Nasional aka The National Front coalition on the major victory in the national election held in May 2013.
Malaysian Premier recognition of the challenges and preparation for national reconciliation process is prudent especially post election generating disenchantment amongst opposition supporters and skepticism on the way forward.
Malaysia being a diverse society adopting inclusive strategy for broad consensus on domestic and foreign issues would ease tensions and promote unity yet maintaining uniqueness in contributions towards economic, social and cultural development.
Political factions gaining traction through polarization often experience setbacks and decline precipitously subsequent to any unrest caused by opportunism serving against national interest.
Malaysia as an ASEAN member share common economic woes along with specific domestic problems and policies directed at growth opportunities across the spectrum would reduce income disparity and improve living standards for the vast majority.
Further investments and program expansion in underdeveloped regions of the country aimed at national outreach transcending demography, ethnicity and other barriers would guarantee returns favorable in all aspects leading to sustainable progress leaving none behind in domestic achievement.
Social equality is possible with fair political representation at the local and national level accompanied by funding to marginalized communities providing housing, education, and health services besides facilitating technology access to build and enhance skills for productivity resulting in self-sufficiency.
The political representatives elected to office fulfilling constitutional oath and campaign promise to voters alongside resolving relevant crises in a timely manner avoiding evasions is the fundamental requirement in a functional democracy.
Accountability and transparency lacking in political system is the reason behind rampant corruption with privileged class abusing power and depriving significant population life with dignity.
Checks and balances are essential to eliminate misuse of authority and economic status with laws applicable to all without exception.
Malaysia is also targeted with foreign intervention and not spared from United States and Saudi regime terror deployment in the country.
The ruling and opposition leaderships together with entire nation bear responsibility in driving external sources sponsored terrorists elements from their soil to avert serious threats to sovereignty and national security.
United States, Saudi regime and allies collaboration witnessed in Syria unleashing terror wherever and whenever possible is to be deterred with strong resistance from national, regional and global representation.
Addressing matter confronting the nation through dialogue and commitment to peaceful negotiations set precedence for the future.
Best Wishes to Malaysian citizens and Prime Minister Najib Razak as well as other leaderships nationwide for long lasting peace and success benefitting all.
Peace to Malaysia!
Peace to all!
May 15, 2013
By Padmini Arhant
UNGA resolution on Syrian conflict presented for voting today i.e. May 15, 2013 clarifies UN colossal failure considering the organization’s proclaimed status as an international body to resolve crises confronting humanity.
UN is yet to prove reliability in this regard having missed several opportunities in the past and present to preside over global matter with fairness and objectivity.
As a result of deliberate dysfunctional stature, the organization continues to exacerbate human suffering due to lack of courage and integrity in critical humanitarian affairs.
Perhaps the dissolution of such entity pretending to be world authority but essentially serving the interests of hegemony wreaking havoc on the planet would relieve global victims from excruciating pain and misery inflicted upon them with bias and unscrupulous decision-making process.
UN, UNSC and UNGA controlled and manipulated by those responsible for heinous crimes against humanity could no longer be trusted to deliver effectively on any issues concerning innocent citizens in Syria or worldwide with the organization having become the tool for hegemony systemic abuse of power.
In fact, UN and UNSC erroneous resolutions are responsible for status quo with death and devastation all around endangering lives besides threatening global peace and security.
Hence abandoning the organization that has lost credibility and international purpose is the only viable option allowing alternative credible global consortium emergence committed to peace and harmony in assuming important responsibility in the volatile environment.
Regarding Syrian resolution from terror sponsors viz. Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey at western powers behest apparently aimed at flaming the fire ignited by them in March 2011 with malicious intentions to never extinguish the inferno up until now.
Despite western and gulf states terror recruits callousness demonstrated in primitive and inhumane practices like cannibalism obviously reflecting on the backers,
The obstinacy to perpetuate terrorism and mayhem slighting Syrian casualties and decimation of a sovereign country speaks volume of the so-called leaderships presumptuousness and declining supremacy syndrome.
Furthermore Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey together with Israel, United States, Britain and those favoring resolution do not even qualify to initiate any measures against Syria in light of their trajectory on human rights violations with oppression and persecution classified as tyranny in the domestic and international sphere.
Unless global consensus ending Syrian conflict into third year with 80,000 or more in civilian death toll and nearly two million refugees scattered across borders in Turkey and Jordan again subjected to hostility,
Notwithstanding perpetrators brought to justice for war crimes ranging from WMD to illegal Israeli air strikes and other extreme revelations by the hour – the imminent catastrophe would have international impact sparing none reminiscent of twentieth century.
Not only the current situation in Syria is dangerous for the nation and regional stability but also the reckless and violent pursuits overriding rationality and sensibility would unequivocally pulverize the world.
Averting the disastrous outcome is every inhabitant’s duty and directly related to life existence regardless of location.
World citizens must rise to the occasion and unanimously call for immediate termination of warfare in Syria beginning with embargo on lethal and non-lethal support to terrorists and withdrawal of terror operatives not barring class action lawsuits against overt and covert criminal heads insisting on prolonging invasion of the embattled state.
The planet survival entirely lies with those aspiring peaceful co-existence guided by their intelligence to protect common habitat in grave danger upon collapse of civilization in Syria.
Procrastination on this monumental calamity would lead to an apocalypse affecting all.
Wishing Syria and peace loving volunteers around the world resilience to triumph over hegemony violence and injustice.
Peace to all!
May 15, 2013
By Padmini Arhant
Congratulations! To Pakistan electorate, Prime Minister-elect Nawaz Sharif and Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) party for recent victory in the democratic election.
Reportedly PML-N secured around 126 out of 270 seats to National Assembly in 60% voter turnout nationally and 100% in some states displaying citizens participation in the electoral process.
Pakistan deprived of democratic governance since birth due to military coup and direct foreign intervention from United States and Saudi Arabia crossed the hurdle when previous administration under Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) was the first to complete full term leading to fresh elections over the weekend.
Prime Minister-elect Nawaz Sharif having served in that position twice earlier although briefly with military disrupting official period has experienced problems related to governance.
Pakistan is confronted with numerous challenges and primary one being violence among other issues such as corruption, inflation, foreign intrusion fomenting sectarianism and sedition alongside border disputes with neighbors currently Afghanistan that needs to be addressed effectively to steer the nation away from continuous chaos and unrest.
People in Pakistan have expressed strong desire for democratic function through mandate and deserve efficient government transcending typical political culture of graft, nepotism and marginalization of rest of the nation preceded by nationwide security as top priority.
Pakistan government focus on maintaining law and order containing incessant bombings, explosions and militant activities in the heart of the nation that has left cities, towns and villages gripped with terror is key to political stability.
Notwithstanding drone strikes and foreign occupation in the form of CIA paramilitary infiltration, private contractors, consulate espionage services and Saudi regime aided radicalism that generated Pakistan Taliban along with Pakistan intelligence ISI and some military personnel sheltering networks operating against national interest arguably demand stringent domestic and foreign policy to protect innocent lives and sovereignty.
In the economic front, the vast majority living in abject poverty has long been neglected with preoccupation on cross border tensions with India, Iran and lately Afghanistan.
Pakistan as well as neighbors resolving these issues amicably through diplomacy would allow them to expend time and resources in improving economic and social conditions for their respective population invariably sharing common plight ranging from lack of clean water supply, electricity to health and education facilities hindering normal existence.
Additionally rural and urban unhealthy environment attributed to industrial pollution and contamination impact entire society.
Pakistan declining deceptive neoliberal economic concept responsible for income disparity, exploitation and national treasury depletion via tax evasions is important to emerge from burgeoning financial crises and overall development deficiency.
Instead adopting growth oriented economic models creating job opportunities not only in specific industry but also across different sectors especially targeting human potential abandoned in search for prominent skills would produce desirable results provided they are reinvested in further advancement of local production and expansion.
Implementing such strategy would optimize progress unlike neoliberal profit transfer trend contracting host nation revenue besides stifling local competition partly contributing to rising inflation.
Strengthening bilateral and multilateral trade ties with moderate approach on controversial matter demonstrating mutual respect and cooperation would be beneficial to all.
Economic and monetary aid received without compromising national assets, human capital and above all independence is critical in the increasingly volatile climate with predator instincts aimed at subjugation of nations for geopolitical dominance.
Accordingly rationality and pragmatism guided prudent choices with departure from relations ascribed to failed state classification in Pakistan’s case would be positive in moving forward as a self-sufficient and reliable economic partner within and outside region.
Pakistan riding on rough seas evidently capable of surviving tidal waves despite threats to democracy throughout political history.
National unity committed to pervasive prospects leaving none behind would promote necessary economic freedom and social equality.
Republic empowerment through education and accessibility to technology for proper awareness on events affecting survival is imperative to deter internal and external anti-democracy forces actively engaged in sabotage of Pakistan sovereignty.
Pakistan represented by educated younger generation could be instrumental in leading the nation towards multidimensional achievements while retaining cherished cultural values and heritage in delineation from fundamentalism misusing religion to impose ideology.
On that optimistic note,
Wishing citizens in Pakistan and newly elected leadership Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as well as representatives of national institutions long lasting peace and success in all endeavors for collective prosperity.
Peace to Pakistan!
Peace to all!
May 14, 2013
By Padmini Arhant
United States and United Kingdom leaderships repeat recognition of political solution to their manufactured crisis in Syria is welcome and agreement to this effect is already in place in Geneva accord reached in June 2012.
Britain Prime Minister David Cameron and U.S. President Barack Obama concerns for Syrian bloodshed on international watch and urgency to end the conflict are noteworthy.
However, had this realization occurred in March 2011 at the crises onset and both leaderships refrained from sponsoring terror networks – al-Qaeda and al-Nusra Front deployment until today that includes funding, arming and providing military training then perhaps nearly 80,000 innocent lives could have been saved and prevented two million refugees from fleeing across Syrian border.
Israel, United States, Britain, Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and others involvement in Syria ranging from terror recruitment with chemical weapons, bombings, and air strikes to unspeakable crimes against Syrian population relevantly shifts the burden on their citizens to decide on respective leaderships legitimacy to continue in office.
Western nations flagrant violations of international and humanitarian law in Syria and in Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia and Mali to name a few clearly indicative of the fact that political system in the west is anything but democratic.
Hence, western suggestion on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad removal from power evidently classifies them as anti-republic force pledged allegiance to hegemony for self-interest.
In the modern era, imposing medieval feudalism for vassal statehood not to mention abhorrent means adopted in this regard with western and coalition recruited terrorists resorting to cannibalism is the final straw on greed motivated violence erasing any progress made by western civilization thus far.
The western powers demand on Syria calling for popular leadership President Bashar al-Assad to step down to create another Libya and earlier Iraq is a presumptuous supremacy complex that shall not be entertained at twenty two million Syrian citizens expense.
United States, Israel, Britain, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Jordan have serious problems in their domain with declining economy and eroding social standards in the absence of effective governance due to heads of state misplaced priority and that being obsession to destabilize independent nation Syria and eventually the region.
International peace conference in Geneva should appropriately focus on acknowledgment of Syrian sovereignty and nationals rights to self-determination barring any intervention to further sabotage lives and livelihoods in the Arab country.
Contrarily, western nations beginning with United States, Britain and Israel among others require freedom movement to liberate society from Zionist control and subjugation depleting national treasury for extravagant illusive pursuits discounting the fact on their limited and fickle existence on earth.
Likewise, their partners in the Middle East viz. Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Jordan, Turkey, UAE, Kuwait, Oman, Yemen and Egypt…violent crackdown on peaceful protesters seeking abolition of monarchy and ending subservience to western hegemony deserves international support denouncing dictatorships and western arms delivery to prolong oppression.
In conclusion, republic empowerment assuming direct authority with checks and balances for accountability on systemic abuse of power in United States, Israel, Britain and other western governance disguised as democracy when essentially serving plutocracy is paramount to reverse national and global status quo.
Syria was invaded with unscrupulous and unjust practices alongside continuous attempts denying Syrian leadership and citizens inalienable right to defend territorial integrity.
The global consensus in terminating foreign intrusion specifically aimed at fragmentation of Syria besides bringing western powers and alliance to justice for use of WMD and illegal air strikes is the immediate requirement for world peace and security.
Wishing Syrian leaderships President Bashar al-Assad and others in the government, National Defense force and most importantly people across the spectrum – success in all endeavors now and in the future.
Peace to Syria!
Peace to all!
May 12, 2013
By Padmini Arhant
Afghanistan post monarchy and brief democratic spell has remained imperialists irresistible target and evidently fatal attraction for every invader regardless of military might and supremacy complex.
Despite colossal failure, external powers determination to occupy sovereign nation under pretense of spreading democracy and training Afghan forces for over a decade is outdated pretext when strategic and economic interests are the exclusive reasons behind foreign presence.
The hegemony aspirations are costly considering the illegal invasion and occupation has bankrupted their economy with trillions of dollars squandered to fund the twelve years old conflict.
Not to mention the phenomenal loss of civilian lives and armed forces – United States and International Special Armed Forces (ISAF) in particular experiencing tremendous death toll.
Besides alarming suicides among U.S. personnel and psychological trauma reflected in U.S. and Britain soldiers shooting rampage, sexual assault, burning of holy Quran and desecration of deceased Afghan fighters…are prominent atrocities of many gruesome activities since western intrusion.
Using 9/11 as premise to implement Project for New American Century (PNAC) – United States was the base in the terror plot killing 3000 and more Americans as well as foreigners on American soil to rally citizens with Congressional approval in proceeding towards pre-meditated pre-emptive wars against nations of hegemony choice.
Afghanistan prioritized on the checklist even though official disclosure on 9/11 until today is maintained as terrorists were of Saudi origin.
Yet sparing Saudi Arabia, U.S. and NATO aggression was directed at Afghanistan perpetuating the fictitious war on terror terrorizing innocent men, women and children in that country on the ground and aerial attacks via drone strikes presumptuously justifying the unjustifiable war crimes thus far due to lack of accountability.
U.S and allies like Britain and Germany latest declaration to continue belligerence beyond 2014 reportedly with nine permanent military bases in main cities of Afghanistan viz. Kabul, Kandahar, Herat, Mazare-e-Sharif, Jalalabad, and Gardez in the eastern border adjoining Pakistan…and,
Germany apparently the third largest occupier after United States and Britain boasting current deployment of 4300 troops in Kunduz, Balkh and Badakshan provinces ignoring German and Afghan dissent,
Accompanied by German Chancellor Angela Merkel recent pledges to prolong military aid and intentions to keep around 600 to 800 armed forces in Afghanistan until 2017 amid demanding democratic changes in the country literally at the barrel of the gun confirms western style democracy cares less about people and instead dedicated to arms industry promoting death and destruction in every destination.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai revealed that the treaty signed on May 2, 2012 between Kabul and Washington extending U.S. presence after original timeframe i.e. 2014 for foreign troops complete exit was exercised under President Barack Obama administration demand in 2011 to allow establishment of permanent military bases system in the war ravaged country.
Although Afghan President Hamid Karzai selected and appointed by United States and NATO for cooperation on all issues conforming to hegemony controlled western and other name sake democracies,
There appears to be glaring misconceptions by United States led foreign powers in terms of Afghan leadership expectations from the accord in 2012 then reportedly ratified by Afghan parliament on May 26, 2012.
According to Afghanistan political leaderships the agreement in May 2012 was to transform military and combat role into peaceful development with assistance in providing training to Afghan defense, building infrastructure such as repair and construction of roads, railways and public projects to jumpstart economy.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai expressed concerns over United States announcement to spearhead militarization throughout Afghanistan slighting core requirements of the war torn nation.
Again, Afghan President Karzai dismay at the turn of events is rather intriguing given Afghan history and imperialists trajectory in depleting foreign nations resources not barring military ambitions to colonize nations through deceptive means ultimately surfacing upon out of control situation.
Nonetheless United States, Britain and Germany sprawling military plans alongside negotiations with Taliban witnessed in setting up headquarter in Qatar and claims such as some even exported to Syria to join al-Qaeda and al-Nusra Front to fight against legitimate Syrian government is desperate hegemony strategy disregarding dire consequences for all.
Simultaneously, Britain monarchy applying divide and conquer rule facilitating opium production turning Afghanistan into narco state and reports on British MI6 directly bribing Afghan warlords, drug cartels and political structure to proliferate drug trade is not surprising denying Afghan people any hope of survival with imperialists exploitative tradition.
United States and coalition attack on Afghanistan in 2001 continued until today causing immense poverty and suffering must desist purging the sovereign state of indefinite foreign occupation and infiltration.
The decision to militarize Afghanistan with numerous bases is proclaiming absolute dominance in flagrant rejection of Afghan sovereignty, territorial integrity and citizens rights to self-determination.
Notwithstanding the action also in direct violation of international law and U.S. constitution prohibiting taxpayer funds and deployment in any capacity – intelligence, consulate espionage services, private contractors and proxies via al-Qaeda including military engagement aimed at destabilization of foreign nation for eternal turmoil.
Afghanistan confronted with foreign usurpation could no longer be a battleground for experimenting western stockpiles and drones potency at population expense.
The western powers respect for individual rights and national freedom demonstrated in unconditional demilitarization bringing foreign hostility and incursion to immediate conclusion in Afghanistan is critical to restore declining western credibility and domestic economy.
Afghanistan society coming together across the spectrum forming republic committee with youth and women empowerment to overhaul political apparatus eliminating corruption, treason and lack of transparency is paramount to expedite foreign powers and remnants departure from the war fatigued state.
Incentivizing farmers with free acreage of land plus ingredients for agriculture along with tax exemptions on farming products and services would motivate them to cease poppy cultivation. National attention to this destructive problem is pertinent for economic, political and social reform in the country.
Beginning with tribal areas, villages, towns, provinces and national level local leaderships devoted to community progress and accordingly having popular support are best suited to lead the country in a positive direction.
The election commission preparation for 2014 electoral process is crucial to deter foreign sabotage and internal factions instigated violence.
Taliban resistance adopting militancy has contributed to bloodshed and reason for foreign expansionism.
Taliban laying down weapons and honoring civilians especially women having been persecuted by them using primitive ideology paved way for western indulgence supposedly defending women from Taliban extremism.
However, in reality women face double edged sword from Taliban and colonialists both set in medieval era with former espousing fundamentalism and latter feudalism together representing radicalism exacerbate Afghans plight.
Afghanistan must emerge as a strong nation in recognition of imperial powers created complexities for subjugation and unanimously oppose colonization with their representatives in disguise.
Reiterating urgency for unified Afghanistan mandating via referendum removal of foreign sources and troops behind devastation across the country without procrastination is preliminary step towards liberation.
Furthermore, in solidarity Afghanistan nationals invalidating unconstitutional pact between Kabul and Washington reached in May 2012 enabling foreign troops for additional ten years from 2014 – simply means there will be no withdrawal in 2014 which is not a viable option and no country irrespective of stature can enforce the unscrupulous policy on independent nation.
Revoking the agreement in 2012 with military bases closure all over the country is the fundamental right of Afghan citizens deserving long overdue liberty free of hegemonic geopolitical goal attributed to generational misery for vast majority,
As for strengthening security – Afghan valor and versatility in prevailing over imperialistic agenda is the legacy and utilizing expertise available within Afghan national defense familiar with country’s terrains always beneficial rather than requesting assistance from foreign military power focused on systematic upheaval enslaving natives with no end in sight.
Likewise, economic revival and nation rebuilding is a collective responsibility necessitating all sectors input with human resources in possession, the monetary aid from overseas without compromising national assets is better than inviting foreign participation in governance.
Imperialists attachment to Afghanistan has been counterproductive resulting in downfall of their empire whether British Raj or Ex-Soviet Union and United States is no exception in this regard.
United States has suffered incredibly with heavy losses in armed personnel fatality, troops morale damaged in incessant wars and multi trillion dollars expended to finance Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Mali and Syria wars dragging the domestic economy into severe recession and.
Above all the victim nations civilian casualties and millions turned into refugees arguably blame the perpetrators – United States and allies for catastrophe,
At the end of the day – Is foreign intervention in Afghanistan or for that matter anywhere worth it?
The emphatic disapproval to western meddling in sovereign affairs worldwide is incontrovertible fact.
There could be no more delay in bringing troops home from Afghanistan and other war zones to improve American and Afghan… lives sharing the brunt of senseless wars with negative return on investment in life and tax payer dollars except for skyrocketing national debt exponentially rising in upkeep of military bases abroad,
Afghanistan belongs to Afghan citizens and they are entitled to reclaim sovereignty and national independence with security guaranteed in restricting foreign influence in the territory and region.
Wishing people in Afghanistan national rebirth with ever lasting peace, social equality, spiritual and economic prosperity,
Peace to Afghanistan!
Peace to all!
May 8, 2013
By Padmini Arhant
The report on United States Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov having agreed to a political solution on Syria and implementation of Geneva accord reached on June 30,2012 is a positive sign reminiscent of same pledge during Geneva talks last year.
However, the core issue in the three year conflict is western and gulf states sponsored terrorism with huge arms influx surpassed by Israel’s continuous aggression via air strikes not to mention the western use of WMD has consumed many innocent lives and destroyed infrastructure, cultural heritage and holy sites in Syria.
Ending foreign and regional intervention with complete troops withdrawal from Jordan and Turkey including terrorists and death squads causing turmoil beginning March 2011 until today and,
Simultaneously arms embargo and weapons shipments seizure en route to Syria are the preliminary steps to save lives and restore peace in the embattled state.
In comparison, Israeli blockade on Gaza enforced in 2007 continued until now claimed to prevent arms supply to beleaguered Palestinians and their democratically elected government Hamas while Israel is delivered with American taxpayers funded latest defense stockpiles alongside western allies – Britain, Germany and France ammunition exports to pro-Israel gulf states viz. Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Jordan and Bahrain to name a few in the region.
Hence, U.S. and Russia meeting with a proposal for international conference suggesting Syrian government and opposition participation in search of political remedy is a deviation from the real cause of the western and gulf nations manufactured crises in Syria.
Western and gulf alliance terminating violence i.e. bombings and air strikes facilitated with funding, arming, lethal and non-lethal logistic support must end effective immediately to convince Syrian population – the victims in the senseless and illegal invasion of a sovereign nation.
As for the western and gulf recruited terrorists in Syria – the entire networks al-Qaeda along with affiliate al-Nusra and remnant factions surrendering to Syrian national army is the only alternative to prevent annihilation and decimation of Syria.
Syrian government has been actively promoting national dialogue and reconciliation through invitation to all members across the spectrum for political reform amid dealing with western and gulf authorized terrorism in Syria.
Any forthcoming international focus on Syria directed at foreign intrusion, lifting unjust economic sanctions and rapid conclusion to external interference solely responsible for humanitarian disaster would provide instantaneous relief to Syrian society.
Extending status quo by calling for indulgence in Syria’s sovereign internal issues especially when they are being systematically attended to in the extreme circumstances with the nation fighting unprovoked warfare is unjustified procrastination best abandoned in Syrian people interest.
The destabilization of Syria would be catastrophic to regional and global existence.
Furthermore, the UN inquiry finding on WMD implicating western and gulf states cannot be ignored and deserves appropriate action to eliminate such war crimes committed many times over with no accountability.
Besides, United States authorized Israeli airstrikes on January 30 targeting Syria’s Scientific Research Center and repeated again twice past week resulting in civilian casualties on all occasions is a serious violation of Syrian sovereignty and international law.
Considering the assaults were launched using Lebanon’s airspace – yet another independent nation violated apparently a routine activity for the state of Israel obviously require global action to dispel misconception on western prerogative to enter foreign nations at free will for arbitrary killings and deliberate damages to public facilities like scientific research center or government buildings of perpetrators choice.
There is an urgency to understand the misuse of UNSC having been formed and controlled by those committing crimes against humanity.
UN supposedly an international organization and UNSC in particular comprising P5 or sometimes P5+1 armed with veto power is an instrument to wage economic and military warfare against western adversaries despite them being law abiding nations unlike the former trajectory on global matter.
The abuse of power at UNSC contributes to humanity suffering since inception of this so-called Security Council responsible for instability and insecurity worldwide.
Accordingly, expecting fairness and objectivity from UNSC on key members international violations is evidently a fantasy with precedence in double standards perpetuating atrocities against defenseless civilians wherever and whenever possible.
Checks and balances with application of universal law barring exceptions is the priority to protect lives from carnage and chaos using false pretexts to invade and occupy nations of offenders choice.
Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) with significant international representation almost equivalent with UN in membership unable to act on critical international issues with meaningful measures and appropriate response rather than anticipating UN and UNSC decision is intriguing defeating the purpose behind such coalescence.
The requirement for global decision making body committed to peace, non-violence, ethics and humanitarian law could not be differed given the discriminatory practices and criminal activities carried out with impunity leaving nations perceived as weak and vulnerable at predators mercy.
UN failure to act on flagrant humanitarian atrocities in Afghanistan, Iraq, Sri Lanka, Tibet, Myanmar, Canada, Libya, Mali and Syria notwithstanding unlawful drone strikes in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen and Somalia…shifts responsibility to NAM as the other international group representing nations across the globe.
In the absence of any initiatives to address human plight, the situation then necessitates the birth of republic empowered nations to form a reliable and efficient global consortium for relevant dispute settlements and resolving decades old international problems confronting the world.
Wishing eternal peace to Syria with resilience in prevailing over foreign insurgency.
Peace to all!
May 7, 2013
By Padmini Arhant
Syrian government requested UN for an inquiry on the incident in Khan al-Khassa in northwestern Aleppo that claimed around 30 or more innocent lives mostly children and women along with many sustaining serious injuries and respiratory ailments…in March 2013 and since then there has been recurrence reportedly near Damascus this year.
After unnecessary procrastination on this critical humanitarian issue, UN recently conducted an independent investigation and the findings not surprisingly confirm the use of chemical weapons by western and gulf alliance sponsored terrorists against Syrian national defense personnel and civilian population.
The UN Independent Inquiry Commission member Carla Del Ponte reportedly addressed the press conference on Sunday, May 5, 2013 subsequent to verifications of victims accounts, medical professionals and field hospitals across the borders treating Syrian patients exposed to deadly carcinogens and,
Issued a statement that nerve agent sarin classified as weapons of mass destruction in UN Resolution 687 has been used by terrorists opposition in Syria.
UN Investigative team member Carla Del Ponte apparently a former Swiss attorney general and International Criminal Tribunal prosecutor for former Yugoslavia further rejected western accusations against Syrian leaderships and government reiterating the evidences clearly find terror groups are responsible for this crime and not the government forces or representatives as claimed by western powers up until now.
The UN report is not a revelation considering western trajectory in WMD during colonialism and warfare in twentieth and into twenty first century in Iraq, Gaza, Libya and currently in Syria.
Ironically, the perpetrators of mass killings are crying foul with a drumbeat for war and the prominent violator Israel launched two cowardly air strikes against Syria targeting Scientific Research Center in Jamraya near Damascus on January 30 and,
The latest on Sunday, May 5, 2013 producing civilian casualties on both occasions with United States President Barack Obama defending the assault as Israel’s right to self-defense.
Furthermore, Israeli airstrike this time reportedly had depleted uranium with Syrian officials expressing genuine concerns over widespread ramifications witnessed in Iraq when United States and Britain generously used nuclear arsenal against millions of Iraqi citizens in 2003 illegal invasion of that Arab nation resulting in horrific health problems among men, women and children ranging from congenital deformities to various diseases that were previously non-existent in the country.
Given these extreme circumstances and continuous violence perpetuated by Israel, United States, Britain, France, Turkey, Qatar, Jordan and Saudi Arabia against a sovereign nation and citizens in Syria that has never posed any threat to these forces,
The decisive solution to western manufactured crises is to enforce binding peace treaty on all sides with immediate end to conflict terminating unlawful foreign belligerence and intervention in Syria.
Non-compliance in this regard and determination to prolong atrocities demonstrated thus far by foreign and regional aggressors must be held accountable with indictments regardless of political status from agents to apex shadow power orchestrating terror in the region and around the world.
The urgency to bring Syrian turmoil to conclusion is an international responsibility due to hegemony obsession to destabilize Middle East and soon after the rest of the world leaving all nations at provocateurs mercy.
Hence the global body of nations committed to peace, non-violence, ethics and humanitarian law reaching unanimous decision on unconditional withdrawal of western deployed death squads with weapons embargo and seizure of ammunition cargo to Syria on independent committee oversight is the preliminary step in averting potential nuclear showdown in the protracted confrontation worldwide upon failure to cease warfare in Syria.
The response to peace accord breach is to identify the party or entity and impose financial and travel restrictions including legal action for obstruction of peace and justice.
Israel, United States, Britain and EU direct indulgence in supplying terror operatives with weapons of mass destruction that led to loss of lives in Syria is a criminal act and deserves appropriate global measures to prohibit repeat events in the future.
United States, Israel and NATO having routinely used chemical weapons slighting UN disclosure on WMD implicating them and vindicating Syria is hypocritical stance relying on tradition to continue with business as usual regardless of decadent practices aimed at defenseless civilians overseas with no accountability.
The victims in Iran, Iraq, Gaza, Libya and Syria together initiating litigation against western powers for WMD would set precedence against massacre carried out with impunity in the present system.
As long as there is tolerance to tyranny with double standards on criminal activity rewarding blatant abusers of military might and WMD while accusing nations enduring these attacks to wage wars against them,
The world would remain subjugated under supremacists systemic violations of international law.
In the absence of global judiciary applying universal rule of law against reprehensible war crimes like in Afghanistan, Iraq, Gaza, Libya, Mali and Syria or for that matter drone operations in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen and Somalia legitimizing kill at will policy,
Humanitarian disasters would persists with carte blanche executive power justifying the unjustifiable crimes in destinations of their choice.
Israel, United States, Britain, EU and allies must be subjected to the same international rule without exception for unleashing terror, death and devastation in the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia.
In fact, the development in Syria implicating western powers and gulf allies for WMD is a litmus test for UNGA and NAM to prove respective purpose as an international organization not only in terms of implementing effective strategies with legal consequences but also closing the chapter on foreign incursions in Syria without any delay to save lives in the embattled state.
Best Wishes to Syrian society and leaderships across the spectrum for success in all endeavors with admiration for maintaining courage and civility despite western and gulf states uncivilized destructive course exacerbating Syrians suffering at every opportunity.
Peace to Syria!
Peace to all!
May 5, 2013
By Padmini Arhant
President Barack Obama authorized yet another Israeli air strike on the Scientific Research Center in Jamraya near Damascus, Syria.
The ongoing desperation presumptuously violating Syria’s sovereignty and international law not to mention the loss of lives signify reckless display.
Again President Barack Obama earlier approved Tel Aviv’s pre-emptive strike on January 30, 2013 against the same facility that claimed at least three civilian casualties and left many injured besides the so-called leaderships in Washington and Tel Aviv armed terrorism committing heinous crimes against humanity.
The lunacy disguised as leadership is misleading both nations – United States and Israel regardless of who is riding on whose coattail with paid surrogates defending indefensible actions after every blunder that involves murder of innocent children, women and men in a country posing no threat whatsoever except the other way around.
Israel having attacked United States several times over with explicit events being USS liberty killing 30 or more U.S. sailors on board pre 1967 Middle East invasion and,
In twenty first century the blatant terrorism on American soil resulting in minimum three thousand Americans and many foreign national deaths on September 11, 2001 laid groundwork for Zionist delusional aspirations unleashing terror wherever possible using American treasure and foreign civilian blood.
Americans awakening to Washington deceitful practices favoring this so-called ally evidently the worst enemy considering the state of Israel extracting $3 billion alongside other ransoms in the form of monetary and military aid post USS liberty and 9/11 terrors reveals Zionist dominance on political system and mass media exceeding twentieth century tyrannical rule that ultimately succumbed to own folly and arrogance.
World has witnessed tyranny elevation and precipitous decline until recently especially when the demise is near the false sense of invincibility peaks expediting self-extinction.
Those implementing insidious Zionist ideology misleading United States and Israel to precipice are no exceptions in terms of sharing experience of the likes that challenged the natural phenomenon patience to their unspeakable atrocities against humanity.
Since these forces remain defiant and persevere destructive course they set themselves on suicide mission and never survive to realize their irrational conduct fanatically relying on impunity crossing limits to own peril.
Israel and United States obsession with Syria is no different from despotism fantasy to conquer world throughout history and while treading on the detrimental path the crusaders erroneous judgments delivers appropriate outcome – colossal failure and downfall.
Israel unilateral decision or together with United States support currently heading for tailspin confirming the illegal establishment in 1948 on Palestine and,
The trajectory clarifying Zionist doctrine endangering not only lives in the Middle East but also threatening global peace and security.
As for United States leaderships annihilation and decimation of sovereign nations under supremacy fallacy and diminishing superpower syndrome, the egregious strategy already bankrupted economy and credibility debilitating national status in handling manufactured domestic and international crises.
The only alternative for the heads of state in United States and Israel is to abandon belligerence and violence in Syria and elsewhere diverting taxpayers funded resources to economic revival that could perhaps guarantee their respective political survival otherwise contributing to self orchestrated regime change appropriately ejecting them out of power.
With respect to other bizarre activities in Syria, the report quoting Lebanese newspaper Ad-Diyar on Turkish authority organ trafficking of injured young Syrians escorted by Turkish police and intelligence in cars to specific hospitals in Antalya and Iskenderun for removal of vital organs like liver, kidney and heart under anesthesia and bodies later disposed in Turkish territory or dispatched to the border.
According to the report out of 62,000 wounded Syrian civilian and military personnel, a staggering 15,622 patients organ has been excised for subsequent sale to members awaiting transplantation within Turkey.
The report also suggests that Syrian doctors from western nations present in Turkey are denied access to examine or treat Syrian victims subjecting them to extraordinary and disturbing terror act.
Apparently organ excision has escalated in Turkey in the past two years of foreign interference with western and Gulf States comprising Turkey as one of the main perpetrators in the onslaught against Syria.
Although World Health Organization is stated to have ordered investigation by directly contacting Turkish Health Ministry to account on transplantation surgeries carried out in Turkey prior to Syrian conflict for comparison,
Additional measures are required such as an independent inquiry into the organ extortion and other serious human rights violation against Syrians in Turkey and Jordan.
The U.S administered Israeli air strikes, use of chemical weapons in Khan al-Khassa and the latest incident with terrorists throwing chemical powder on residents face,
The desecration of holy sites of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) companion and other religious sacrilege committed since Syrian turmoil in March 2011 and,
Now the organ racket in extension of regular bombings and explosions that has generated 75,000 mass graves and nearly two million refugees in Syria deserves worldwide condemnation and solidarity demanding the termination of western and gulf alliance terrorism against Syria with inevitable global impact upon turning a blind eye to the humanitarian, economic and environmental disaster.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu along with Qatar Emir al-Thani, Jordan and Saudi regimes prodded around by western syndicate – the supreme partners in crime have reached a crescendo in terrorism under the guise of spreading democracy in Syria and earlier in Libya and Iraq epitomizing primitive criminality in modern age.
Syrian authorities vigilance in thwarting further U.S. ordered Israeli attack is critical and offenders continuous encroachment would have unprecedented consequences of unimaginable magnitude directly affecting the source and agents in the wanton provocation constituting war crimes with indictments of entities behind illegal international invasion.
With sincere condolences to Syrian citizens enduring the ordeal inflicted upon them by elements currently existing on borrowed time soon to be exhausted conforming to end justifying the means in deliberate choice of action.
Wishing Syrian society and leaderships in government as well as national defense enormous success in defending national sovereignty, territorial integrity and rights to self-determination closing the chapter on terror and genocide.
May God bless Syria and leaderships with divine protection against decadent assault enabling peace and righteousness prevail in the hegemonic unscrupulous ambition never coming into fruition.
Everlasting peace, progress and prosperity to Syria!
Peace to all!