Zahir Ebrahim's Letter to BRussells Tribunal: Egypt Revolution, the White Man's Burden, and Iraq

Zahir Ebrahim's Letter to BRussells Tribunal: Egypt Revolution, the White Man's Burden, and Iraq

To: BRussells Tribunal,

"Hana Al Bayaty, Executive Committee, BRussells Tribunal" hanaalbayaty@gmail.com, "Dr Ian Douglas, Executive Committee, BRussells Tribunal, coordinator, International Initiative to Prosecute US Genocide in Iraq" iandouglas@usgenocide.org, "Dirk Adriaensens, Executive Committee, BRussells Tribunal" dirkadriaensens@gmail.com, newsletter@brussellstribunal.org

From: Zahir Ebrahim, Project Humanbeingsfirst.org

Date: February 22, 2011 at 12:21 PM

Subject: Zahir Ebrahim's Letter to BRussells Tribunal: Egypt Revolution, the White Man's Burden, and Iraq

Thank you for sending me your newsletter 'support Iraqi protests' carrying excerpts from your press release of February 20, 2011. It is empirical what you say: "While millions across the world watched live 18 days of dramatic revolution that ousted the US-allied torture-friendly regime of Hosni Mubarak, no one is offered live feed from Iraq of its people’s uprising against an enemy much worse."

I wonder though, if these breaking "revolution" events in Egypt and elsewhere, can solely be parsed in their local context....? You have yourself also observed in your newsletter: "And while President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton are being lauded for their supposed support for Egyptian democracy,".

Does that fact in itself cause you to also wonder why do they support Egyptian "democracy", while you bemoan them not doing the same for Iraq: "no one is asking the key question Washington can’t answer: When will members of this US administration and the three previous face trial for crimes against humanity in Iraq?"

And I found your wish, while understandable, very unsettling: "We are certain the people of Iraq will achieve victory, like their Tunisian and Egyptian brothers and sisters"!

What victory?

I may be wrong of course - only the "illumined" ones claim to be all knowing. And I would like to believe:

  • That these "revolutions" aren't actually being run out of the Rand Corporation with many reactionary scenarios and counter-scenarios already preempted with game theory and deep funding...

  • That our fifth columnists, Trojan Horses, infiltrators posing as friends and revolutionaries but carrying the white man's burden just as they have been for the past several hundred years of infiltrations, and other principals directly working for the hectoring hegemons as both stooges and mercenaries, are just idly sitting by frustrated that all their grandiose plans for lighting the 'arc of crisis' have been suddenly and unexpectedly destroyed by the street mobs in the very same 'global zone of percolating violence'....

  • That the hectoring hegemons are actually quite unhappy about these "regime change" mantras of "democracy" driven by the public themselves....

  • That "democracy", mob rule, where, ostensibly, 51% can dictate to the other 49%, that is in the best case when no powers are manipulating them, is something they are reluctant to offer their colonies as they play musical chairs with complaint rulers, while they subvert their own Constitutional Republic into “democracy”....

  • That they, the hectoring hegemons, are actually surprised by the breaking events in Egypt, just as they were surprised by the "go Musharaf go" revolutionary movement in Pakistan in 2008 where now the democracy of the godfather reigns supreme, just as they were surprised by the Iranian revolutions.... rather idiotic then, don't you think, for a superpower to spend trillions of dollars in the exercise of hegemony only to be surprised, surprised by Bin Laden, surprised by towers felling so suddenly, surprised by .....

I enclose two articles, and links to two more, as points for your consideration. These examine the global context. And I would like to inquire if you might still situate these "revolutions", and your stated desire for Iraqis to match these revolutions in such a fashion, after reading them.

My wishes and prayers are with the Iraqi peoples, and I have only curses to offer the hectoring hegemons, and their collaborators, who have calculatingly destroyed Iraq in the cycle of planting dictator, and then “regime changing”.

Sincerely,

Zahir Ebrahim | Project Humanbeingsfirst.org

Enclosures:

http://print-humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2011/01/egypt-tunisia-arc-of-crisis-radicalized.html

http://print-humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2011/01/unlayering-middle-east-war-agenda.html

http://print-humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2011/02/white-mans-burden-uniformly-distributed.html

http://print-humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2010/12/of-ostriches-and-rebels-zahirebrahim.html




Ian Douglas' Response

From: Ian Douglas

Date: Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 1:28 PM

To: "Project Humanbeingsfirst.org"

Cc: "Hana Al Bayaty, Executive Committee, BRussells Tribunal" , "Dirk Adriaensens, Executive Committee, BRussells Tribunal" , newsletter@brussellstribunal.org

Thanks for your mail.

I will respond inline:

On 22 Feb 2011, at 22:21, Project Humanbeingsfirst.org wrote:

> You have yourself also observed in your newsletter: "And while President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton are being lauded for their supposed support for Egyptian democracy,".

> Does that fact in itself cause you to also wonder why do they support Egyptian "democracy", while you bemoan them not doing the same for Iraq: "no one is asking the key question Washington can’t answer: When will members of this US administration and the three previous face trial for crimes against humanity in Iraq?"

We are not bemoaning that the US does not support democracy in Iraq: we are stating it. The US used "democracy" as part cover to destroy the country comprehensively. We are not waiting for the US to support democracy in Iraq. We want the US out of Iraq, as the first step towards the possibility of democracy in Iraq.

I think you misread the meaning of our sentence.

We also never said that Obama and Clinton support democracy in Iraq. What they say in public has nothing necessarily to do with what they do in reality.

> And I found your wish, while understandable, very unsettling: "We are certain the people of Iraq will achieve victory, like their Tunisian and Egyptian brothers and sisters"!

> What victory?

Overthrowing tyrannical regimes that kill the people and protect the agendas of foreign interests or their own narrow interests is the victory. Are you saying that the ouster of Ben Ali and Mubarak is not a victory, even if fragile?

> I may be wrong of course - only the "illumined" ones claim to be all knowing. And I would like to believe:

> That these "revolutions" aren't actually being run out of the Rand Corporation with many reactionary scenarios and counter-scenarios already preempted with game theory and deep funding...

At least I can say in Egypt it wasn't. We analysed the factors involved in two essays that might be of interest to you:

Egypt: Only democracy is legitimate’, Abdul Ilah Albayaty, Hana Al Bayaty and Ian Douglas, 10 February 2011, Ahram Online. http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/5320.aspx

The Arab Spring of Democracy’, Abdul Ilah Albayaty, Hana Al Bayaty and Ian Douglas, 18 January 2011, Ahram Online. http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/4218.aspx

> That our fifth columnists, Trojan Horses, infiltrators posing as friends and revolutionaries but carrying the white man's burden just as they have been for the past several hundred years of infiltrations, and other principals directly working for the hectoring hegemons as both stooges and mercenaries, are just idly sitting by frustrated that all their grandiose plans for lighting the 'arc of crisis' have been suddenly and unexpectedly destroyed by the street mobs in the very same 'global zone of percolating violence'....

I think it's much more basic, and what happens shows that regardless of the sophistication of the schemes in Washington, the people of the Arab world have all the capacity they need to write their own histories.

> That the hectoring hegemons are actually quite unhappy about these "regime change" mantras of "democracy" driven by the public themselves....

Agreed.

> That "democracy", mob rule, where, ostensibly, 51% can dictate to the other 49%, that is in the best case when no powers are manipulating them, is something they are reluctant to offer their colonies as they play musical chairs with complaint rulers, while they subvert their own Constitutional Republic into “democracy”....

Whatever games they have been playing, at least in Tunisia and Egypt, collapsed for the time being. The scores go back to zero.

> That they, the hectoring hegemons, are actually surprised by the breaking events in Egypt, just as they were surprised by the "go Musharaf go" revolutionary movement in Pakistan in 2008 where now the democracy of the godfather reigns supreme, just as they were surprised by the Iranian revolutions.... rather idiotic then, don't you think, for a superpower to spend trillions of dollars in the exercise of hegemony only to be surprised, surprised by Bin Laden, surprised by towers felling so suddenly, surprised by .....

I don't think surprised. Anyone watching the fundamentals of the global economy and demographics as they relate to the Arab world in the last two to three years might have seen trends emerging that could lead to the events seen at present. For those who make it their business to map scenarios of the future, this scenario was surely one of the top scenarios. Perhaps, on the other hand, the hegemons were surprised by the spreading fearlessness of Arab populations; that the old tricks of belligerent client government are not working anymore.

> I enclose two articles, and links to two more, as points for your consideration. These examine the global context. And I would like to inquire if you might still situate these "revolutions", and your stated desire for Iraqis to match these revolutions in such a fashion, after reading them.

> My wishes and prayers are with the Iraqi peoples, and I have only curses to offer the hectoring hegemons, and their collaborators, who have calculatingly destroyed Iraq in the cycle of planting dictator, and then “regime changing”.

> Sincerely,

> Zahir Ebrahim | Project Humanbeingsfirst.org

Thanks for the references, and your mail. You are certainly correct that the hegemonic powers set out with calculation to destroy Iraq.

1000 salam,

Dr Ian Douglas

International Initiative to Prosecute US Genocide in Iraq | www.USgenocide.org

The BRussells Tribunal | www.brusselstribunal.org

The following correction was noted by Dr. Ian Douglas Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 2:20 PM: I meant to say, and it should read, "We also never said that Obama and Clinton support democracy in Egypt. What they say in public has nothing necessarily to do with what they do in reality."

Ian Douglas' Followup

From: Ian Douglas

Date: Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 12:35 AM

To: "Project Humanbeingsfirst.org"

Cc: "Hana Al Bayaty, Executive Committee, BRussells Tribunal" , "Dirk Adriaensens, Executive Committee, BRussells Tribunal" , newsletter@brussellstribunal.org

Please be kind enough to append my comments in reply to your mail on your site, where you posted the letter you sent to us.

1000 salam,

Dr Ian Douglas




Zahir Ebrahim's Reply to BRussell Tribunal authors

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 | Last updated 3:50 PM PST

Thank you for your response Ian. And also for the two of your own article references.

I only have one small piece of specific evidence to suggest in counterpoint to your group's analysis and optimism: please see evidence of Movement.org's participation in the informal write-up by a Pakistani confrere, Egypt 'Revolution' ( http://fkpolitics.wordpress.com/2011/02/12/egypt-revolution-suckers/ ).

What do you make of it?

I remain skeptical on the whole because of the points already noted in my own two articles which I previously sent you, despite the large crowds in Tahrir Square routinely and calculatingly being featured in the Western newsmedia. I have seen large crowds before, as also the effects of social engineering to serve an agenda other than the prima facie one.

The bottom line of course for many an 'untermensch', is revolution. But not mob-revolutions, even when genuine. Rather, the revolution of the mind which can principally seed throwing the yolk of servitude to Western hegemons, and one's own feudal lords, while simultaneously protecting the new gains. It serves little beneficial purpose to merely replace one form of tyranny with another. And to do so beneficially, as Andrew M. Lobaczewski aptly summed it in his seminal book on the real causes of political dysfunctions in societies: “requires that we properly analyze reality and make correct predictions, i.e. discipline of thought so as to exclude any subconscious data manipulation and any excessive influence from our emotions and preferences.” (pg. 303 Political Ponerology: A science on the nature of evil adjusted for political purposes)

While all 'untermenschen' wish for that breaking of the bondage to servitude at every level in our societies – starting with the two most significant levers of servitude: debt enslavement and the nation playing the role of proxy-service-provider to the West as a consequence, deftly managed by West's own installed petty dictators both in and out of uniform in this postmodern age of neo-colonialism – it cannot come about un-engineered, un-principled, and merely by wishing it because some delectable puppetshows are enacted for us with musical chairs.

Nevertheless, I hope you are correct in this instance.

In which case, any gains made in Egypt and Tunisia will shortly be lost when a wolf in sheep's clothing is “elected” as the new leader of Egyptian and Tunisian “Democracy”, in exactly the same way as President Zardari “democratically” replaced military dictator President Musharaf. You might perhaps take a closer look at Pakistan to appreciate the behind the scene reality unfolding today not just in Egypt, but in the entire 'arc of crisis' in the 'global zone of percolating violence'. Such analysis of reality, the way it actually is, and not the way it is made to appear on television and on the streets, will lead to engineering new political systems with strong dikes to protect the 'revolution' from vile hijackings of narrow interests.

I am always filled with best wishes for all 'untermensch' on earth that we, in our great numbers, can together reclaim our lives and our nations back.

But unfortunately, Pollyanna was just a good movie, not a way to engineer a counter to reality which is already dominated by vile social engineering to serve the behind the scenes global oligarchic masters.

Beneficial changes are wrought not by good wishes and hopes alone, flag waiving and street dancing (in any color, including street burning). Necessary as these ingredients might seem to some, they are not sufficient to overthrow tyranny which comes wrapped in disguises and layered in deception. The evidence for this fact is not just the entire history of mankind itself, but most pertinently, all recent history of plebeian revolutions as well.

But the principle of beneficial social engineering is similar to the inimical one. It is only in astute planning and crafting a vision for the future to replace the present tyrannical systems of governance with, that such salvation can ever come about. That does not require large numbers of people dancing in the streets by themselves. But it does require at least a small number of thinkers, and a political power base, both supporting the people's genuine interests.

There is none of that in evidence, in either Egypt, and elsewhere where mass 'revolutions' are the new and sudden rage. If there are, and your BRussells Tribunal is aware of them, I would be most enlightened if you'd bring them to my attention. I would like to know what am I missing.

But surely you will not disagree, that a beneficial revolution must start as the revolution of the mind, and present an alternative system that is both prima facie fair and just to the plebeians it resorts to govern, and has no hidden levers of manipulation and subversive control which operationally culminate only in full spectrum bondage. Meaning, getting theory and practice to closely match is yet another layer of social and political engineering which must be instrumented into the governance system itself.

The American Revolution is a perfect example of the anomalous absence of latter. It was hijacked into a pathologically war-mongering military-industrial complex by Trojan Horses and brought to its knees in less than a hundred years of the enactment of its Federal Reserve Act in 1913 by its own elected and Representative Congress which voluntarily gave the power of coining its national money to a handful of private banksters. The elected leaders themselves enabled their own public's and nation's servitude to the unelected global oligarchy: “give me control of a nation's money supply, and I care not who makes its laws”. America's mass ignorance is also by no accident. It has systematically been engineered to camouflage that subterfuge, that their “democracy” is a sham, run from behind the scenes by an oligarchy who present to the public wholly manufactured leaders beholden to the oligarchy, for their democratic vote. In fact, ask any American what sort of government they have, and invariably the answer is “democracy”. Whereas that word is foreign to America's constitution which seeded a constitutional republic, and not a democracy! The level of ignorance is so systemic, that even today, a Harvard or Stanford MBA does not know how their money is coined, while united they all stand for the tyranny inflicted by the empire thinking they are only doing so in self-defense against the Ali Baba du jour. Even that fear is engineered to sustain “imperial mobilization”, as is amply documented by Zbigniew Brzezinski himself, and amply deconstructed by yours truly.

This proud American Revolution, ostensibly empowering when read on its glorified piece of parchment, along with most of Western hemisphere, is now headed towards its operational culmination beyond its “1984” like Orwellian police state today, to the “Ultimate Revolution” described by Aldous Huxley in these words: “Well, it seems to me that the nature of the Ultimate Revolution with which we are now faced is precisely this: that we are in process of developing a whole series of techniques which will enable the controlling oligarchy who have always existed and presumably always will exist, to get people actually to love their servitude! This is the, it seems to me the ultimate in malevolent revolution shall we say.” (Aldous Huxley, 1961 speech at UC Berkeley, http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/VideoTest/hux1.ram )

And a good example of a successful beneficial revolution?

I will leave it to your imagination. It will surely be useful to define what a beneficial revolution is ab initio, what are its essential characteristics which must be preserved in any system of governance, both locally, and internationally, and how are its leaders chosen to run the affairs of the people – while ensuring that they do not secretly become beholden to puppetmasters. This is a story as old as Plato, as old as power and its vile inflexion, and its comprehensive definition is sine qua non for any peoples to be free to govern their ownselves according to their own liking in a process of eternal vigilance that is tous azimuth.

Most Sincerely,

and with salaams to all who are purveyors of haq to every people,

Zahir Ebrahim

Project Humanbeingsfirst.org




Addendum – Observation: Introducing NATO Peace Keeping Forces

March 02, 2011, 2:50 PM PST

To: BRussells Tribunal,

Today's news headlines point to one of the obvious covert agendas behind this sudden “revolution” bubble throughout the Middle East: “US warships enter Egypt's Suez Canal” (Press TV, Fox News).

In the absence of any genuine political leadership in our Middle Eastern nations due to decades of oppressive autocratic rules by various praetorian guards from among the Muslims, i.e., House Negroes of empire, the vacuum has to be filled when these are suddenly removed.

Apart from new stooges appointed/selected/elected to lead our nations, either as protagonists, or as antagonists (as per the Hegelian Dialectic already explained elsewhere), it is apparent that the introduction of international “peace keeping” forces is part of the agenda.

To fully comprehend this agenda, one has to penetratingly understand what transpired in Kosovo in the 1990s, and what was the end result. The internationalization of the United Nations and NATO “peace keeping” forces in order to maintain peace and stability among a fractious people unable to govern themselves like civilized human beings. Kosovo set the legal, and UN sanctioned precedent for how the World Order of one-world government is to be principally governed. That agenda is not new. It has been amply discussed by others. It is also frequently referenced in the many publicly available strategy documents and books of empire.

That very end result in the case of Middle East, throughout the 'arc of crisis' in the 'global zone of percolating violence', is evidently being sought through these manufactured “revolutions” which only seed chaos, civil war, Muslim on Muslim ethnic/religious/political violence, all leading to the demoralization and disintegration of the cohesive social fabric under the auspices of 4th-generation warfare designed to destroy nations and societies from within. Just as was done to Serbia, and just as has been implemented successfully in Iraq. By taking the public through calculated extremes of stress-relief cycles, by means of war, or civil war, the indigenous masses are systematically primed to eventually accept whatever solution is imposed upon them in the brief relief periods, as their existential necessities of survival. It matters little if such acceptances are contrived through “elected parliaments”, enforced by invasion forces by the fiat of conquest, or by “peace keeping” forces.

The end result is that the people end up losing all their national sovereignty, in anything and everything which is meaningful to being a nation rather than an administrative colony. Our nations have already lost most everything at the altar of the World Bank and the IMF. Our armed forces were already working over time in carrying the white man's burden. Now, even that veneer is to be stripped for complete capitulation, to the vaunted International Peace Keepers being introduced, ostensibly, to train the rebels! Eventually, only veneers and facades will be left behind, some respectable, and some antagonistic in order to be able to escalate the white man's “threat level” for its own domestic consumption to Defcon 2 as needed. Pakistan is a shining example of continuing exactly the same policies as were in place under the decade long dictatorial reign of General Musharaf – all in support of the “massa”. And today, Pakistan and Iran, the beneficiary of the Iranian mob-revolution, constitute the core pretext for ever going to Defcon 2!

The learned and the savants affiliated with the conquered societies always seem to dutifully rise to the occasion of heralding “change” that is brought to their shores – often by getting the people to ask for “change” themselves.

From America's “change” president, to Pakistan's “change” president, to all the “regime changes” planned in the 'global zone of percolating violence', can anyone identify specific changes which have been beneficial to the independence of those nations? No.

And these same learned and the savants, always also seem to be the ones to justify the solutions brought by the white man when it is most necessary to oppose them. These savants with lofty titles and marketable associations, outright refuse to see the subversive game plan in preemption, when it can be defeated. Then, meaning now when breaking events in the Middle East are overtaking the commonsense of most intelligentsia, when it is utmost essential to be able to distinguish between cause and effects with forensic clarity, when it is urgently necessary to not be carried away by the visible dramas being enacted among the public, and when it is an existential imperative to comprehend the invisible subversive forces at play in order to defeat them, these brilliant minds suddenly become useful idiots of empire echoing its narratives!

Later, ex post facto, once the fait accompli is sewn tight, they will suddenly transform into the useful rebels of empire shouting war crimes tribunals – and for whom? For the previous crop of errand boys and girls of empire which has absolutely no relevance to the new atrocities being created on the ground by their replacements with the same, and sometimes more, impunity. My website documents my many letters to useful idiots and useful rebels, and I am quite unable to distinguish among them, whether they are just “controlled dissent” working for empire, or just being plain stupid. It does puzzle me that how is it that stupid people have become leading opinion-makers in almost every nation? Is it that their opinions have some inherent wisdom? Or is it that the empire promotes them as useful idiots?

It is my expectation that the BRussells Tribunal seeking fair justice in Iraq, and publicly offering its opinions on these manufactured “revolutions” in the Middle East which is entirely an echo of what is in the Western press or in empire's own dissent press, is not among them. That, you're only gravely mistaken. Just as I may be gravely mistaken. Well, when we know we have made a mistake, we have an opportunity for correction. But we only take such opportunities when we are genuine, and not vile fabricators.

Therefore, please respond urgently to the challenges outlined here with something more than pointing to your previous facile articles published in the same colonized rag which principally only allow opinions that retain the core-axioms of empire. I invite you to offer some new cogent analysis of what is disclosed here as a challenge by this humble plebe, and I will be happy to append it to this document if it has anything new to offer. I will be even happier if it can correct any of my own misperceptions. As I said before, none of us are perfect. And because of our many imperfections, by constructively collaborating, when we are genuine partisans of justice, perhaps the sum can be greater than the parts.

Our peoples of Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Palestine, Lebanon, Iran, Egypt, Syria, Libya, Bahrain, the entire 'arc of crisis' in the 'global zone of percolating violence' need genuine un co-opted revolutionaries who can pose even half a challenge to the intellectual warfare that is the primal cause of our continuous defeats at the hands of hectoring hegemons who only contrive to wage wars by way of deception! While many repeatedly echo that maxim like parrots, few betray the timely recognition of that maxim when it can be most effective in defeating such warfare.

Zahir Ebrahim | Project Humanbeingsfirst.org



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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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