And Now it is Syria
PROF G R MALIK
As these lines are written, war clouds are ominously hovering over Syria. The reason – merciless killing of innocent people by chemical weapons used by Bashar al-Assad’s regime. A heinous crime indeed, deserving stringent punishment. But something much more heinous happened just a few days back in Egypt. A democratically elected government was forcibly overthrown and an illegitimate regime imposed on a terrorized nation. And then thousands of men including old men, women and children, staging a peaceful sit-in against the murder of democracy, were brutally massacred by the usurper army, using guns, armoured vehicles and tanks. Around 36 people (the figure that has come to light) were killed in custody. Thousands more were and continue to be arrested. And to scandalize the world (except of course the politicians) the terror machine of the usurpers dubs the supporters of democracy terrorists. And nothing remotely comparable to what is being contemplated against Syria happened against Egypt’s illegitimate rulers. Only an innocuous statement came from President Obama suggesting that democracy is good. We know and the world knows full well for whom democracy is good. And America’s closest ally after Israel – Saudi Arabia – lost no time to announce a fabulously huge amount of monetary aid to buttress the illegitimate Egyptian regime. Connoisseurs would say that the word ‘ally’ in this context is an euphemism for ‘stooge’. In the end all seemed an ably manipulated theatrical performance.
Is Syria targeted for a suspicion similar to the one that had been harboured against Iraq, namely the possession of weapons of mass destruction which, it was feared, may be used some day against Isreal? In the end these could not be detected even in the teeth of a captured Saddam Husain. Syria’s possession of chemical weapons has been established by their use and this may be used as a plausible excuse to destroy Syria. Whatever happens, the question of the use of double standards towards Syria and Egypt, by countries that matter, remains.
Even as these thoughts occur to the mind involuntarily somebody seems to whisper: “How to explain the policy of Islamic Republic of Iran vis-à-vis the current crisis in Egypt and Syria?” No answers; one can only lament for what has happened to the so-called Ummah.
Lastupdate on : Thu, 5 Sep 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 5 Sep 2013 18:30:00 GMT
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