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Nine-Eleven, Manna from Heaven

11 September, 2006

By Anwaar Hussain

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This 9/11, as the swirling ashes of the twin towers continue to fall far and wide, it will be full five years since the start of American Inquisition. 9/11, that heinous crime that should have been registered that same evening in the nearest NYPD precinct for a relentless hunt for the criminals by that precinct’s homicide detectives to begin, has rather turned out to be Manna from Heaven for the flag bearers of American Inquisition.

Over a period of time, the word ‘inquisition’ has been taken as restricted to Spain in the Middle Ages only. But if one wants to explain the dangerous mix of religious prejudice, Christian holy war, Islamic jihad, ethnic profiling, racism, mock trials and eavesdropping by secret police, no other term comes to mind. Not only that, like Spanish Inquisition’s export abroad, the American one too now abounds in far flung corners of the earth. Torturing of the victims in secret dungeons remains the same as well. Missing are the burnings at the stakes, but given the hideous wonders that white phosphorous can do to human flesh in far lesser time, who requires that inefficient procedure any more.

Though common knowledge, one cannot tire of quoting the following prophetic words of the President of the United States Dwight D. Eisenhower that he spoke in his farewell address to his Nation on January 17, 1961;

“In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.

We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.”

One notes with great irony that, riding on the back of the 9/11 crime, a powerful cabal of Americans has dealt a death blow to these momentous words of their deceased president, almost word by word. Not only has the ‘misplaced power’ indeed arisen ‘disastrously’, it is continuing to use the awesome American military might with ‘violent method’ toward sinister ‘goals’ while taking away the Americans ‘liberty’ and, in the process, making them ever more ‘insecure’.

This cabal is not a group of ragtag carpetbaggers. They are the inheritors of a tradition from their ilk of bygone years. In the hunt for new lands for their Imperial masters, their ideological forefathers practiced their art and craft for centuries. Waiting just beyond the circle of light, they appear at the scent of new opportunities like hyenas do at the stench of rotting carcasses at the dead of the night.

As far back as 1492, Christopher Columbus the points man for the Spanish Inquisition export into foreign lands, that most barbarous periods in all of human history, was funded by private investors because the royal monarchs were broke from their Granada campaign against the Muslims of Spain. The investors promised, but never fulfilled, 10 percent of all the revenues from the new lands in perpetuity to Columbus.

Likewise, the Jewel of the British Empire, India, was conquered for the queen by the British East India Company. Based in London, this company was nothing more than a commercial trading venture having a trade monopoly over all East Indies for 21 years. Instead of trading for Her Imperial Majesty, it presided over the creation of a far more profitable entity--the British Raj. Starting from the decisive victory by Sir Robert Clive at the Battle of Plassey in 1757 that established the British East India Company as a military as well as a commercial power, until its dissolution in 1858, the company virtually ruled India.

Five years back to date, airline jets appeared in the cobalt blue New York Skies as if sent by the gods above. Within minutes they had bumped through tall wonders of human achievements reducing them and their occupants to a tangled mass of steel, concrete and human flesh. While the world stood aghast and numb from the pain of the victims and the sheer scale of the crime, somewhere in some dark unlit corners of America, a small cabal of malicious, hateful and warmongering few soaked themselves in this Manna from Heaven.

Not very much later these humanoids had firmly catapulted America on a ceaseless warpath not of self defense, but of fear, insecurity, suspicion, hatred, anger, reprisal and a blind, jingoistic patriotism that continues to take its toll on humanity. No one has put it better than Manuel Valenzuela who, in his profound essay ‘Gods of War, Gods of Greed and Profiteers of Misery’, says;

“It was on that day that the misery of millions became the fortune of a few thousand. It was on that day that the MIC and the Corporate Leviathan wrestled ultimate control from the people of the world, usurping global power and forever altering the future of humanity. Our 9/11 became their Pearl Harbor, a moment in time needed to unleash already predetermined plans to expand power and control on a now easily manipulated and mobilized citizenry. The greatest profiteers in the history of the United States were now free to release their hounds of war, conquest, greed and violence upon the rest of civilization.”

So this 5th anniversary of that dreadful crime, as President George W. Bush sits in his predecessor’s chair gorging himself on the Nine-Eleven Manna from Heaven, with the flag bearers of American Inquisition lurking just in the background, let me remind the readers that President Dwight D. Eisenhower had ended his predictive farewell speech with the following words;

“To all the peoples of the world, I once more give expression to America's prayerful and continuing aspiration:

We pray that peoples of all faiths, all races, all nations, may have their great human needs satisfied; that those now denied opportunity shall come to enjoy it to the full; that all who yearn for freedom may experience its spiritual blessings; that those who have freedom will understand, also, its heavy responsibilities; that all who are insensitive to the needs of others will learn charity; that the scourges of poverty, disease and ignorance will be made to disappear from the earth, and that, in the goodness of time, all peoples will come to live together in a peace guaranteed by the binding force of mutual respect and love.”

President Eisenhower must be turning in his grave.

Copyrights : Anwaar Hussain

Reader Comments:

The doings of American Tax $$$

The American Tax dollar, it has done wonders around the world but in the USA, or has it not.
For decades it has bought those screwed nuts around the world that are used to manipulate many of the Governments around the world.
It pays for plenty of covert actions throughout the world.
It is used to bribe the corrupt so-called Democratic Leaders of countries around the world who would undermine their very own nations to acquire their share of the pie.
It has provided more support to the naught baby of United States, its citizen, its armed forces and its economy.
The only people who have been deprived of it's proper use are the citizens of the USA. If half of what USA currently spends it's tax dollars around the world to undermine many many nations, was used for the welfare of the people of USA more mothers would be staying home and raising their own children which would rid USA of if not all but most of the problems within as well as it would save the world from all the dis-service USA does to the humankind around the world by using its tax dollars.
Such a mighty nation with such a large tax collection while a big majority remains hand to mouth and does not even have a proper healthcare system in place that can adequately serve its own people who earn and contribute such an enormous amount to the tax dollars. All those homeless people that we in the world learn about through the media would not be on the street, and USA would be a model welfare state in this world if those tax dollars were appropriately used on those, i.e. its very own nationals. Logically speaking it such consumption of US tax dollars would not only serve the nationals of US but would serve the entire world because such consumption of tax dollars will leave nothing for the US international policy makers to provoke the unrest in the entire world, Cuba, Venezuela, the entire middle east and far east will thrive within their own lands and will not have to be vigilant of the american tax dollar spent to find ways to provoke unrest in their homes and backyard.
Its worth pondering for the people of the USA to take back their dream in their own hands that was originally sowed by their forefathers who dreamt of the govt of the people by the people and for the people which is now a mere writing and nothing more as badly as they are tied with their daily responsibilites to assure they can put bread on the table and put fuel in their vehicles.

Moby Dick, United Arab Emirates - 24 September, 2006

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