Note by Fazal Rahman, Ph.D. 4.24.18
Some of the most horrible atrocities are being committed in the poorest country in the Middle East, Yemen, by the richest countries in that region, led by Saudi Arabia, with the support of and weapons, supplied mostly by the US and UK. Millions of Yemenis have been displaced; their infrastructures, houses, and means of living destroyed, and are facing widespread malnutrition and famine. It is one of the worst current multi-state terrorisms. It is happening in front of the whole world, which is doing nothing to stop it. Only Iran and some of its allies are opposing this assault by the Saudi led coalition, which is intoxicated with its wealth and American and Western weapons of destruction and delivery systems. However, being bogged down in Syria, where imperialists have created another Hell on Earth, they are unable to do anything effective against it. Yemen is a Muslim country and the colonialist and neo-colonialist atrocities against it are being committed by Saudi led Muslim coalition. These are even worse and more brutal than those committed by Israel in Gaza. Most Muslim countries are either silent or are actively collaborating with the Saudis, prostituted by the Saudi money. It is one more example of corruption of Islam by modern capitalism and imperialism. Christianity has been corrupted long time ago. In the Islamic World, there are contradictory processes and movements at work. While most Islamic states and governments are being corrupted and prostituted, there is diversity of reactions among the non-state organizations, with many resisting these powerfully, e.g., Taliban and their allies in Afghanistan and Pakistan, while others collaborating with these, e.g., religious establishments in Saudi Arabia, other Gulf monarchies, and many other Muslim countries. Continue reading
By Fazal Rahman, Ph.D. December 11, 2015
The December 2, 2015 attack on the Department of Public Health employees of San Bernardino County in California, at a gathering at the Inland Regional Center, has been alleged to have been carried out by Syed Rizwan Farook, who was also employed by the same department, and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, which killed fourteen people and injured twenty-two. It is being portrayed as a terrorist act by the news media, politicians, FBI, and others. FBI has strained maximally to find a link between the alleged attackers and Islamic State or other terrorist groups. It has failed to find any credible evidence for that. Some dubious claim was made that someone had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State on the Facebook around the time of the attack. They attribute that to Tashfeen Malik, claiming that she had used a false name to do that. It is highly unlikely. She was a devout Muslim and such false impersonation would be against her beliefs. Moreover, if she was carrying out or about to carry out such a suicidal mission, she had no reason to hide her identity. Continue reading
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Note: This article was written on June 15, 2009, and was published on Dandelion Salad on November 18, 2010, from where many other sites also, including some in Pakistan, copied and posted it.
In this article, the real nature of the main issue and main forces in the war in Afghanistan and Pakistan is identified and explained. The main issue is, of course, the invasion of Pakhtoon areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan by the US and NATO imperialists and their client and puppet forces, while the main forces are imperialists and their local clients, Pakistan and Afghanistan governments and their military and police forces, on the one hand, and the anti-imperialist forces-Afghan and Pakistan Taliban and their allies-on the other. Even though, it is a very simple truth, it must be emphasized and stated clearly, as it is drowned under oceans of lies and propaganda, manufactured by the powerful organs of disinformation of the West as well as those of Afghanistan and Pakistan. Continue reading
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