Extremism and Islam: Whose? by Felicity Arbuthnot
Ironically a glance towards Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria shows “thousands of innocent men, women and children” murdered at his behest or backing.Of course, another vexing elephant or ten in the room is apart from lynch mob rule, if the numerous and consistent reports of bin Laden’s death years before are true, who was the sacrificial soul? Since we are told the body was chucked to the sharks, bin Laden or not, the identity will never be verified. How convenient.Just five months later (October 20th) Libya’s Leader Colonel Gaddafi, was horrifically mutilated and murdered at the hands of insurgents whose leaders Hillary Clinton had met and declared every support for in March and September 2011 meetings in Paris. Far from being taken aback at the illegality of enormity and utter bestiality, she laughed on global television and boasted: “We came, we saw, he died.”Now Syria and President Assad are in the crosshairs with even a former US Senate Foreign Policy Analyst, James Jatras, stating that Washington has violated the UN Charter by arming insurgents and gangs in Syria.“Arming an insurgency in a recognized State is already an act of war and let’s be clear, the United States has acknowledged that we give “non-lethal” aid” – arguably the promised mega financial aid to the insurgents – “and we wink at the notion that some of our allies, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey, are giving lethal aid to … these terrorists”, he stated, adding: ”This is already a violation of the UN charter in every standard of international law.”On Wednesday (July 18th), Defense Minister Dawoud Rajiha, his deputy Assef Shawkat and Assistant Vice President Hassan Turkmani were killed in a bombing that hit the headquarters of the Syrian National Security Bureau. Two days later General Hisham Ikhtiyar, Head of Syrian National Security, also died of his wounds.Jatras noted: “There is a great deal of glee here in Washington”, following the Damascus attack.“It is stunning the extent to which the American establishment is essentially cheering on this kind of terrorism, killing government officials with this kind of terrorist bombing that has all the hallmarks of an al-Qaeda type jihad terror operation”, he concluded.“We’re looking at the controlled demolition of the Assad regime”, trumpeted Andrew J. Tabler, a “Syria expert” at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy shortly before. Sovereignty and rule of law are becoming a distant memory.After the Aurora, Colorado cinema shootings, President Obama said:
We may never understand what leads anybody to terrorize their fellow human beings like this.And:
Our time here is limited and it is precious. Ultimately, it’s how we choose to treat one another and how we love one another.He went on:
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