speech after the alleged capture of al-Qaeda mastermind Osama bin Laden, did
President Obama confirm that he plans to pursue the 'war on terror' the way George
W. Bush did? This editorial from Iran's state-run Kayhan newspaper warns
that like Bush, Obama has shown that he is 'hell-bent on reinforcing U.S.
hegemony and preserving a uni-polar world.'
Osama bin Laden, hunted as
the “alleged mastermind” behind the supposed terrorist attack on U.S. soil, was
reportedly killed in a firefight on Sunday, May 1, at a compound in Abbottabad,
Pakistan. The United States claims that the attack was carried out by the Joint
Special Operations Command under the CIA. The U.S. also claims that DNA
testing confirms it was bin Laden.
Pundits have already begun
analyzing the implications, which initially center on how this seminal event
will be used to justify American policies and its so-called war on terror. When
breaking the news Sunday night, U.S. President Barack Obama said that this isn't
the end of the conflict and that “the cause of securing our country is not
complete.” He further said, “There’s no doubt that al-Qaeda will continue to
pursue attacks against us. We must - and we will - remain vigilant at home and
This announcement signals a
clear intent to vindicate the decisions of the past decade (read: crimes against
humanity in the name of the war on terror), and to continue on a similar course
in places like Iraq, where Washington continues to sow the seeds of discord
among Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds, in order to justify the presence of its forces
beyond the agreed upon deadline for withdrawal in 2011.
In other words, Obama used
the reported death of a single individual to justify the deaths of hundreds of
thousands of civilians in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere in the Middle East. He
also remedied all legal and moral defects connected with a decade of using
enhanced interrogation methods and extraordinary renditions, and validated the open-ended
waging of global warfare under false pretexts by the criminal Bush
In the near term, the reality
of this retrospective confirmation will have serious implications. The Bush and
now Obama Administration's used their illegal war as a justification for
undermining the most respected principles of international law. They gave the world
nothing but abuse of human rights standards, detentions, the murders of
thousands of men and women, the condoning of torture, and the permanent
occupation of Muslim lands.
So make no mistake, the U.S.
“war of terror” won't end with the death of a single individual. America is
hell-bent on reinforcing its hegemony and preserving a uni-polar world, and it
will do so at any cost and in collaboration with its Western allies, Zionist stooges
and regional puppet regimes.
But that doesn’t mean that
the rest of the international community will sit down and watch. In fact, the
Muslim world in particular has already begun a regional struggle against U.S.
hegemony. Men, women and children from across North Africa, the Middle East and
Persian Gulf have been taking to the streets over recent months with one
legitimate purpose in mind: restoring their dignity and pride by ousting pro-U.S.
With the ouster of tyrants in
places like Egypt and Tunisia (and soon Yemen and Bahrain), American hegemony
has lost its influence. But it’s still too early to assume that the Muslim
World's transition to democracy will be easy. Quite the contrary, in fact.
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The brutal crackdown in
Bahrain and Yemen by remnants of tyrant governments and in collaboration with
other illicit regimes like Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Oman serve
as further proof that the hegemonic powers still aren't ready to give up their
The unfortunate slaughter of
pro-democracy protesters in Bahrain and Yemen, as well as the ongoing terrorism
and carnage in Iraq and Afghanistan, suggest that the future of the Muslim
world will be just as contentious as the death of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.
But things aren’t just doom
and gloom. God Almighty says in his Holy Quran that the future belongs to the
righteous, which are those who wish to attain the promised victory: “Those who believe
in him [the Holy Prophet Mohammad, Peace Be Upon Him], respect him, support him
and followed the light that came with him are the successful ones.” [Quran 7:157].
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