Profound Clairvoyance or Blatant Obviousness?
February 19, 2008.
[Addendum3 September 10, 2008: Observing the events of the day being rehearsed with all the pomp and majestic show – complete with horse-drawn buggy and kisses on the cheeks and all – before the applauding world with Mr. Zardari taking the highest oath of office in Pakistan, reminded me of the opening wedding scene from Mario Puzo's movie the Godfather, attended by the motley of morality-challenged, all dressed in their finest Sunday outfits. The only thing that appeared to be missing during the festivities in the non-movie version was the camera zooming into private meetings in beautifully shuttered oak and mahogany paneled darkened rooms behind closed doors on how the “territory” was to be divided up, who would get what loot, and who would be assigned to make which offer that couldn't be refused! Even the fictional Michael Coreleone could not go so “legit” as the real life enactment! Once made “legit” and cleansed into a “virgin”, is it slanderous to recall the past? None of the afore-stated staid recollections from newspaper reports even begin to scratch the real surface of the actual experiences of many Pakistanis under Asif Ali Zardari during the two short hereditary reigns of his beloved wife. His popular nom de guerre of “Mr. ten percent” among the general public hardly did him justice. And neither could Al Capone ever be charged for anything other than tax evasion! Even that opportunity no longer exists – so long as the godfather dutifully continues America's “war on terror”! See: Happy-Happy Zardari: A monologue on Hope and Voluntary Servitude ]
[Addendum2: March 29, 2008: More clairvoyance? The following headlines in today's and yesterday's Dawn scream out the grotesque reality on the 'Grand Chessboard' that is to culminate in a premeditated nuclear war on Iran with Pakistan being dragged into it just as compellingly as both Afghanistan and Iraq. The writing's on the wall, with the new incoming administration in Pakistan once again, like the previous administrations over the past 9 years, either willingly as idiotic patsies, or complicitly as sharing in the aims of the 'hectoring hegemons', are diligently working on their portion of the plan to “birth-pang” the entire “Global Zone of Percolating Violence”. In either case, their monumentally criminal deconstruction of Pakistan is proceeding with haste as predicted:
Unless there are any 'ma ka lals' remaining in Pakistan, this 'wretched' country – my only nationality and geophysical identity – in a very short time will descend into a situation of exacerbated Muslim on Muslim violence as is even unfolding once again in Iraq today under orchestration, for which the President of United States expressed his satisfaction in these words: . Similar words have been written for Pakistan. May the treasonous, wherever they may reside, never find peace; every time they look in the mirror, may they only see images like these happening to their own kin. What else can a powerless plebeian efficaciously do – but to show the hegemons how life might be for them under the Biblical Golden Rule 'do unto others as you have others do unto you'? ]
[Addendum: February 23, 2008: As if to deliberately lend further substance to the deconstructed reality outlined here, the following two news reports appeared in today's Dawn: “Musharraf has a role in new set-up: US” and “Pressure on Asif, Nawaz to work with president”. The titles are revealing in and of themselves and need no further elaboration per se except to carefully note that it is a public relations campaign to justify to the Pakistani public what is already the foregone, very calculatingly played out machinations to affect the movement of a patsy 'pawn' on the 'Grand Chessboard'. And the following oped in the Nation yesterday (February 22, 2008), “After the election”, is among the first to appear from the editorial writers of a major English language daily in Pakistan that finally seems to have found the courage to start 'clairvoyantly' seeing the structural reality of these elections that shouts 'status quo': “... The President is actually ideally placed for a repetition of 1988, only earlier. He should dissolve the National Assembly as soon as he feels that the electorate is now likely to give him the Parliament he wants, which is one with the power of validating his actions under the PCO and Emergency, and which will let him pick as PM a rank outsider, who will disappear as graciously as Shaukat Aziz. The President has the dissolution power, so he will find enough opportunity. The first reason he will have is that of the War on Terror. Joining the self-serving American and European choruses of “not enough” will be the President of Pakistan, who will use this as a ground of dissolution.” Thank you Nation for showing some journalistic integrity by way of attempting to see past the manifest 'katputli tamashas' on the 'Grand Chessboard'. When will others follow suit in seeing the elephants collectively trumpeting in the newlywed's bed? ]
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On February 19, 2008, Pakistan's largest English language daily Dawn and the world press identically reported in a story boldly headlined “Indian official warns over Pakistan nukes”, that: “The nature of the dangers which nuclear weapons pose has dramatically intensified with the growing risk that such weapons may be acquired by terrorists... The mounting concern over the likelihood that in a situation of chaos, Pakistan’s nuclear assets may fall into the hands of jihadi elements ... underscores how real this danger has become ... India has to be deeply concerned about the danger it faces”.
As usual, neither Pakistan's Foreign office, nor Pakistan's newsmedia appear to be adequately equipped to effectively deal with this propaganda mantra of 'loose nukes'. The rising crescendo of this mantra which will be dutifully harvested to eventually see NATO and UN troops taking over our 'nuke' safety to come 'save' us and the world, was fully dismantled in this rebuttal-report by Project Humanbeingsfirst: “Response to Zia Mian's 'How Not to Handle Nuclear Security'”, available at http://humanbeingsfirst.org.
This report on 'nuclear security' was forwarded to the Foreign Office through a retired military contact person, but that august Office does not seem to have benefited from it. Even almost two months later, right in the middle of Pakistan's most important election, indeed on election day itself, the matter surfaces again. The prime reason for this was also preemptively deconstructed in this stark warning to the nation by Project Humanbeingsfirst: “Wakeup to the grotesque reality of the 'Grand Chessboard'”, available at http://humanbeingsfirst.org.
All this analytical deconstruction of reality is of course under the premise that lonely 'Alice' is wide awake while the mainstream has been complicity sold the 'Mad Hatter's' reality at the 'unbirthday party' enthusiastically singing the 'imperial' war song without noticing its absurdity.
To understand just how absurd, the fact that the trumpeting elephants in the bedroom are also loudly singing the 'imperial song' and yet remain unnoticed – as examined in the following two dismantling-reports of Benazir Bhutto's assassination by Project Humanbeingsfirst: “Perpetuating the fiction of Who Killed Benazir Bhutto” and “Who Killed Benazir Bhutto? In her own words!” available at http://humanbeingsfirst.org – with all mainstream news sources choosing to ignore the subject matter entirely, is telling in and of itself of either co-option or complicity.
The perpetuation of this absurdity can further be witnessed in the opinion piece in the same edition of Dawn ('US poll fears') by the Rand Corporation's 'antiterrorism expert', Farhana Ali, that entirely omitted any aspect of this hidden-only-in-plain-sight reality. While voices of 'empire' deftly spinning “imperial mobilization” as its 'war on terror' continually get prominence in the victims' own newspapers and are loudly echoed by its own politicians and ruling elite who now claim to be more 'white' than the 'white man' willingly carrying more of its 'burden', contrarian voices of reasoned-sanity able to penetrate through the mass-deception and 'technique of infamy' are conveniently shut out.
Thus it is not surprising that Zardari itches to join his late iconoclastic wife in cleaning out “the very petri dish of international terrorism” : 'The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), if it comes into power, must persuade the people that the fight against militants is “our war”, not just America’s war, party Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari said on Saturday.' (Daily Times, February 17, 2008, 'Taliban fight is our war: Zardari')
Well, the proof of the pudding (prognostications) is in its eating (coming true). The following was 'clairvoyantly' predicted by Project Humanbeingsfirst in its bold wakeup call to the Pakistani nation two months ago. While almost all pundits of Pakistani politics everywhere, including Pakistan's own newsmedia and its intelligentsia, were crying hoarse of 'rigging' at the polls until today – the day after elections – Project Humanbeingsfirst seems to have been the only analytically deconstructing voice to have suggested to the contrary as far back as December 21, 2007 in its wakeup call:
“ ... This mantra of elections is replete with red herrings craftily synthesized to maintain Pakistan as a servile client-state in order to carry on with the same bold 'imperial designs' on the 'Grand Chessboard'. It is merely the rebottling of the same old wine in a different bottle. It will surely be legitimately conducted, with no apparent riggings, and duly approved by all the impartial international observers to give the artful elections an official international legitimacy.
It is quite immaterial who wins in these elections. The laws and the judiciary of the nation have already been reconstituted under the umbrella of 'emergency' to enable the nation to carry on unfettered in its primary objective of fighting the 'War on Terror' as an obedient patsy client-state – and hence to carry on in its own devilishly crafted suicide! ...” (http://humanbeingsfirst.org)
And we see exactly the same come true today, February 19, 2008. Witness Dawn's reports: US hopes polls lead to ‘civilian democracy’, and 'Heavyweights knocked out'; The Nation's reports: Pakistani people have spoken- US, and Foreign observers satisfied over free and fair elections; The Daily Times report: Foreign observers satisfied. Hopefully, nothing further that the rational and awakened mind prognosticates, will ever come true.
Thus perhaps it is better to continue wishing upon the well and not examine Kosovo's independence yesterday at the hands of NATO that was immediately accepted, never mind aided and abetted, by the United States and the EU after NATO and UN forces had been invited in on a 'peace mission' with a UN resolution in 1999. There is certainly no reason to fear Baluchistan – sharing similar grievances and step-sisterly treatment – meeting a similar 'independence' along similar pretexts that will initially invite NATO in to come 'save us' from the 'Taliban' and the 'loose nukes' about to fall into their inglorious hands! The next step – repartition, as examined in the wakeup call. At that time, the repartitioning of Pakistan will make as much sense, and will garner as much world sympathy and support, as Serbia's partition today.
This is the great slight-of-hand devilish power of the New World Order – make things so bad for the peoples through state-sponsored terrorism and the 'war on terror' which legitimizes any inhumanity and any level of destruction including nuclear attacks on non-nuclear nations, that the terrorized peoples will rush to the State (or the world's Policeman) seeking mainly only their security, willingly giving up anything and everything in return including their inalienable Rights as Human Beings First! Far fetched? That is how the Americans and their brethren in the EU and the UK have lost their “essential liberties”. For the Global South, while the modus operandi remain the same, the baby-steps are mere 'pawn' moves on the 'Grand Chessboard'. Study the geostrategic game of the 'hectoring hegemons' with the imperialist's mind and its doctrines, and the baby-steps become obvious. Keep solely focussing on each baby-step as it unfolds by sheer 'happenstance', and the accurate predictions of the next baby-steps appear clairvoyant!
The newly elected team (and their next legatees) will surely ensure that Pakistan's pathetic 'descent into oblivion' transpires, as by their own admission, they accept that the fabricated 'fight against militants is “our war”, not just America’s war'.
None other than America's favorite son's prophetic words appear to be of most relevance in describing this phenomenon of the 'Negro' that has been transpiring in this nation since its 'wretched' inception:
“The white establishment is skilled in flattering and cultivating emerging leaders. It presses its own image on them and finally, from imitation of manners, dress, and style of living, a deeper strain of corruption develops. This kind of Negro leader acquires the white man's contempt for the ordinary Negro. He is often more at home with the middle-class white than he is among his own people. His language changes, his location changes, his income changes, and ultimately he changes from the representative of the Negro to the white man into the white man's representative to the Negro. The tragedy is that too often he does not recognize what has happened to him.” (Martin Luther King).
The seeds for this 'Negro' phenomenon were deftly cultivated in our fertile obsequious soil by Lord Macaulay when he imaginatively synthesized the 'Indian babu' or 'brown sahib' who would “form a class who may be interpreters between us and the millions whom we govern; a class of persons, Indian in blood and colour, but English in taste, in opinions, in morals, and in intellect.”
This phenomenon, of dominant civilizations constructing 'native informants' in order to colonize its victims with their own kind, like “hegemony”, is hardly new however. It is in fact “as old as mankind”.
And its blanket recognition in every generation in every age seems to have become a first necessity of self-defense for its victims – at least among those who still have any dignity and self-respect left. This is all the more essential today in the age of neo-colonialism where the 'baboons' du jour seek “full spectrum dominance” using the best techniques and methods of Machiavelli, game theory, and devilish machinations, including multi-faceted 'technique of infamy' of inventing multiple lies and covert-ops to keep the peoples occupied debating which of them might be true while fait-accompli proceeds in the backdrop of vacuous debates and red herrings. In an age where “Deception is the mind of the State”, effective self-defense by a people can only begin by anticipating and unraveling that deception. That's just how it is!
The author, an ordinary researcher and writer on contemporary geopolitics, a minor justice activist, grew up in Pakistan, studied EECS at MIT, engineered for a while in high-tech Silicon Valley (patents here), and retired early to pursue other responsible interests. His maiden 2003 book was rejected by six publishers and can be read on the web at http://PrisonersoftheCave.org. He may be reached at http://Humanbeingsfirst.org. Verbatim reproduction license at http://www.humanbeingsfirst.org#Copyright.
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