Saturday, January 29, 2011

America Issues Terse, Tepid Response On Egypt, But Why?

America Issues A Terse, Tepid Response, On Egypt! WHY?
Written by Paul I. Adujie

In the face of public protests and demonstrations, a constitutional and political upheaval in Egypt, President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hilary Clinton of the United States have issued terse, tepid, sleepy and tongue-tied reactions, but why?

Why the sleepy, tongue-tied reaction or response and statements concerning the crises in Egypt? I thought that the United States supports, across the board? I thought that the United States supported economic and political reforms in China, in North Korea, in Iran, in Afghanistan, in Iraq, in Pakistan?

I thought that the United States supported Human Rights on a global scale? I thought Human Rights was a universal concept, and a high ideal which is advocated by the USA?

I actually thought that America support political freedoms, freedom of association and speech globally?

President Hosni Mubarak and the government of Egypt have arbitrarily and in the most draconian manner, have shutdown telephone and telecommunications service, including internet service, Facebook and Twitter and all manner of digital age social media and other alternative media forums in Egypt, and yet, there is not murmur of protests by the American government, America offers no whimper of support for the people of Egypt?

Hosni Mubarak has been president of Egypt since 1981, he is 82 years old, and America is relying on him to initiate reforms? There has been a state of emergency persisting in Egypt since it was first imposed in the aftermath of the assassination of Awar Sadat in 1981 and that is a whopping 30 years time period which has elapsed.

America is clearly deliberately behind the curve in the happenings on the ground in Egypt

Whereas, America went above and beyond, in support of protesters in Iran last year. In fact, it is the case that the United States in connection with the protest in Iran last year, actually managed to have come across as orchestrating and choreographing protests against the government of Ahmadinejad of Iran in the aftermath of the June 12, 2010 elections.

The United States even went as far as demanding and insisting, imposing a postponement of scheduled maintenance on Twitter, in order that protesters in Iran have continued uninterrupted access to Twitter, just so, the protesters could tweet, unhindered, and coordinate their protests. Iran received scathing and scalding criticisms from the United States as the so-called Green Revolution persisted in Iran. The death Neda Agha-Soltan of a lady became the rallying cry of the Iranian protesters and their American supporters and handlers, but, now, more than 10 person have been murdered by Egyptian security agencies since these public protests and demonstrations began in Egypt several days and ago, and yet, there are no pointed criticism against the tyrannical and dictatorial government of Hosni Mubarak. There is no clear, concise and precise statements of support for the beleaguered 87 million citizens of Egypt. What we have instead is, measured, convoluted and tongue-twisting statements of how Egypt is the strongest ally of the United States.

The US is, platitudinous statements regarding why Egypt need political and economic reforms! Reforms? What reforms? Hosni Mubarak has been president of Egypt for 30 years. Egypt has had no vice president for over thirty years. There egregious Human Rights abuses in Egypt. There is extreme gender inequality in Egypt. There are extreme political repressions in Egypt. And, all these have persisted for decades and the world, including the United States knows it!

Why does the United States engage in speaking from both sides of the mouth and inconsistently, regarding democracy, the rule of law, due process and human rights? Why is it that, in the eyes of the United States government, so-called high ideals and tenets of democracy, constitutionalism and political processes are fleeting and forever shifting and fluid? Why couldn't the US have a single definition for democracy, freedom, free speech, human rights, the rule of law, due process etc, whether in Zimbabwe, Venezuela, Iran, China, North Korea and yes, Egypt as well?

In the current crises in Egypt, the US comes across as conflicted, confused and duplicitous! Is has forever given winks and nods to Hosni Mubarak as Mubarak have clamped down in extreme and obsessive manner, against Muslim Brotherhood

The current American administration scheduled a press briefing on Friday January 28, 2011 which was supposed to occur, soon after public statements by Hosni Mubarak of Egypt, and because Hosni Mubarak cancelled or has delayed for several hours, his scheduled public statements, the White House has similarly, delayed for two and a half hours, the scheduled American press briefing! Just imagine the idea that the US is coordinating, with Hosni Mubarak, a dictator-tyrant, what ought to be a US forthright response to the repressions and brutalities in Egypt inflicted on Egyptians by a dictator who happens to be a valued and treasured ally of America!

There are patterns in all of these. Only recently, Julian Assange and WikiLeaks revealed how the government of the United States encouraged the undemocratic government of Yemen, to deceive the people of Yemen and hold the citizens of Yemen in utter contempt and complete disregard through frauds and lies. The US was conducting military actions in Yemen, while asking the government of Yemen to pretend to be undertaking such military actions, even though Yemen does not possess the hardware, the predator drones and the military wherewithal to have engage in those military actions. The US demanded and insisted that the political leaders in Yemen act as fall guys for US military actions inside Yemen.

America is entitled to defend it's interests as America sees fit, but, it must cease all pretensions to higher ideals. It has become clear that America shifts the goal posts frequently, regarding what ought to be America's core beliefs, high ideals and tenets of democracy, the rule of law, due process etc. American values are fleeting and shifting, depending on the nation and region of the world, and determined by American interests!

America is too often hypocritical. America too frequently engages in expediencies, as it did in Afghanistan in competition with the former USSR, this expediency, in place of sound policy, have been repeated in the intractable crises between Palestine and Israel, then, in policies towards Iraq, then and Iran now. Expediency is also what drives American policies regarding Egypt.

America while demanding elections and regime change in Iran and Zimbabwe etc, continues to prop up brutal and authoritarian, dictatorial and tyrannical regimes, in Egypt and across the world. What is wrong with this picture? Where is the outrage by the US?

Why is America always this strange bedfellow with dictators, tyrants, antidemocratic forces and regimes which openly engage in arbitrary and draconian use of political power. America is in a dilemma, America is afraid of the type of leadership and government which might replace Hosni Mubarak in Egypt

The average American wants to know why some are vehemently and stridently against American policies in the Middle East, and most of the world? The answer is the hypocrisies and double standards which American government demonstrates again and again! Support the people of Egypt! Hosni Mubarak must GO!!!!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

An American Terrorist in Tucson Arizona

An American Terrorist in Tucson Arizona

By Paul I. Adujie

An all American terrorist shot six persons to death, this terrorist, this monster, this animal was allowed to purchase an automatic 9 millimeter weapon with which he assassinated a federal judge, Judge Roll and five others, while seriously wounding a sitting Congresswoman, Gabrielle Giffords

But soon after the murderous carnage and massacre by this terrorist, too many American political figures and the American media, have insistently badgered the American public with the fact that the terrorist is certifiably a lunatic!

It leaves me again, wondering aloud about these permanent double standards and hypocrisies in America. First of all, this terrorist, were he an Arab, or an African or an African American, he will be castigated as a monster, animal, bloodlust terrorist hoodlum. But for some inexplicable excuse, the public and press have been strenuously building this terrorist’s legal defense by continually insisting that he is deranged, insane and his terrorism is therefore understandably expected?

When a guard in Pakistan murdered a regional governor in Pakistan, the governor who was vocally against blasphemy laws in Pakistan, the western press wasted no time in calling the murderous bodyguard what he is, an assassin and a hatemonger.

But, here in America, the assailant of six citizens is being politely described as mentally unstable and a crazy! Is it not the case that all those who engage in mindless-needless violence are crazies?

Colin Ferguson murdered and maimed persons in commuter train in New York several years ago, and some of us clearly remember how he was portrayed and I have no recollection anyone, including those in the media, enquiring as to the medical details Colin Ferguson’s state of mind at the time he committed the heinous crimes

Similarly, an American citizen piloted his plane into a federal building in Texas and the public and press dealt with the incident as if it were an acceptable collateral damage. Joseph Stack

was variously described as disgruntled taxpayer and tax protester etc. References to his violence against public property were mild

Here now, we have a 22 years old terrorist, hoodlum, monster, animal also known as Jared Lee Loughner who knowingly committed premeditated massacre and mass murders and maiming of scores, and he is being described in tepid terms as if he was engaged in sleepwalking and stole some cookies from a popular bakery? Even as Tucker Carlson demand public execution for Michael Vicks for maltreating dogs?

All reasonable persons are saddened by the needless death of a nine year old Christina Green an innocent baby, with whole life still ahead of her! Where is the outrage?

Then, the entire tragedy gets even more complicated! Arizona lax gun laws made it possible for Jared Lee Loughner to purchase an automatic assault weapon, a Gluck!

Arizona is anti gun control. Arizona guns have frequently wound up in Mexico acting as incendiary devices in the drug violence which has killed 30,000 Mexicans in a couple of years, more deaths than would be expected in a nation with a raging civil war. Should all reasonable Americans not be alarmed knowing that this nation’s lax gun control laws is directly and indirectly responsible for the death of thirty thousand lives?

It is also the case, that Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and Judge Roll are avid supporters and advocates of gun rights and the fabled Second Amendment Right which protects gun ownership. It is sad to see anyone hurt or die. But it is rather ironical that the hurts and deaths in this instance have come about through the use of a gun, a gun in the hand of someone who should not have had it, were gun control laws not so lackadaisical in Arizona, even for the certifiably insane Jared Lee Loughner !

We have heard that gun don’t kill people, but criminal do, but, what exactly is wrong with making it more difficult for criminals to find their tools and instruments of death and maiming? America is no longer a hunter-gatherer society. America has a regular military and law enforcement agencies from local police to the FBI to ATF and the occupants of Pentagon, so the Originalist’s tenuous Second Amendment argument regarding right to bear arms is so dated and assuredly antiquated!

Americans should learn to appreciate simple pleasures of American life. Foods, Books, Computers etc, not guns! Guns are not necessaries or necessities of any life, not in this twenty-first century! Americans who feel hot and heavy and warm upon hearing about guns, should join the Marines, the Army, the Navy and the Air Force, there are recruitment centers near us in every community, from coast to coast, it an all volunteer force!

The American Public and Press are currently engaged in politesse as Jared Lee Loughner murderous rampage in Tucson Arizona is debated. An honest debate of this national tragedy demands that Gun Control Laws are front and center and then, the vexing matter of defining political opponents downward. We should all be reminded that political opponents of President Obama have, during the preceding twenty months castigated him as Adolph Hitler and Mussolini rolled into one, and worse, some members of the Republican Party, and their proxies-surrogates, also known as the Tea Party, have done very outrageous politicking introducing verbal violence to public discourse and worse, occasionally showing up at town halls and public gatherings with guns and all manners of weapons

It therefore must be understood, that any debate of the carnage in Tucson Arizona, must not gloss over the roles played by charlatans such as Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin as they have constantly added innuendoes of gun barrels, guns and violence in coy and sly references to their political opponents.

This has become a pattern. Anti abortion activists frequently engaged in preachments of moral certainty, while giving winks and nods to those who would murder doctors and other medical care givers for providing legally sanctioned medical abortion procedures. Anti abortion rhetoric egg-on violent anti abortion hoodlums and when, predictably and expectedly, murders are committed in the name of religious and moral certitudes, everyone pretends and acts surprised? This is exactly the same thing here, where for their purposes, some preach hate, bigotry and political violence and deaths, and when their followers actually act on what have been preached as gospel ad nauseam, we all once again feign shock and outrage?

Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh etc are fully aware that they have multitudes of followers who are animated by the trite and irrelevancies which they preach to these very gullible and very animated followers, but, whenever these same followers follow through, to logical conclusions, the asinine illogical political garbage peddled by those engaged in political shenanigans for profit, but at the expense of everyone, again, some act all surprised and feign righteous indignation?

We will all do well to address issues concerning Gun Control and the unnecessary violence which is promoted wittingly by those who add accelerants and incendiary or flame throwing rhetoric to instigate the undiscerning members of our society, such as the murderous monster, assassin, animal and hoodlum Jared Lee Loughner, then act all surprised and in shock? No one is deceived or should be deceived.