By Zoe Rastegar
For decades American citizens have
been brain washed and misguided with the word, “terrorists” when they should
have been educated and informed not only about the Middle East, its culture and
traditions, but also about
No doubt, the word terrorist is scary, their actions are uncivilized and it brings fear and horror to our minds. But repeating the word terrorist is also a convenient short cut used to deceive a nation by ignoring the facts of history, denying the blunders of our leaders and simply labeling people when they stand up to defend their rights.
One wonders if our policies are not
the catalysts breeding terrorist as we are witnessing in the case of
Perhaps it is time to ask our
leaders: How long we can continue
this dangerous diplomacy of biases and blunders combined with arrogance and
ignorance toward underdog nations and how many more Americans and others have to
be sacrificed for us to learn that this lopsided policy in the
On the other hand, One by one the
other Middle East countries are destroyed, manipulated to become the
Isn’t this rather curious that
president Bush and his cronies advocates democracy in the Middle East while the
three most prominent Arab States are either absolute monarchy or a fake
democracy? Perhaps we mean
selective democracy as it suits the
The September 11th events
happened with the participation of fifteen Saudi citizens out of the nineteen
participants. But, Saudi families were the first to go home when no plane was
permitted to fly out of
This kind of behavior by
How much and how long Americans have to sacrifice for this marriage?
We must choose our position in the world diplomacy. Either we should follow the ideology of isolationism and mind our own business which we have plenty to attend to. Or if we claim to be the leader of the free world we must treat the world fairly and prevent more conflict and bloodshed. Unfortunately we have done neither especially with the recent administration.
Since the inception of
The billion of dollars that goes to
This is the way that we can bring democracy to the region if our intentions are honest and democratic.
It is not that
Any act of aggression by any radical faction or group is not condoned by a civilized society, but aren’t these behaviors really reactions to decades of despair and depravations?
Those of us who speak up are devoted to real peace and we are not anti-Semitic. Rather we are vying for an evenhanded, unbiased diplomacy and a lasting peace. And those who are hiding behind the politically correct attitude are the number one enemies of this country and the world peace.
For decades we have enjoyed economic
prosperity and flow of oil at the expense of
We plant puppets and depose them as we desire for our own economic and National Security interests and then when things go wrong we just forget about the people of those countries and simply isolate them with the label of terrorists.
We preempt war upon
It is insult to American’s intellect
that all these blunders are for our National Security or for bringing Democracy
Americans deserve better and they must claim their great image in the world as once they enjoyed.
The world and its citizens are not that different from a family structure. As a family need wise and fair parents to teach, to guide and to discipline so does the world.
The world is in a very precarious state and all we need are leaders who are wise and capable, genuinely desiring peace and justice in the world by practicing a wise and workable diplomacy.
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