Sunday, February 11, 2007
At the Gate (Part I)
Kudos to Tun Dr Mahathir and the Perdana Global Peace Organisation for organising the "EXPOSE WAR CRIMES - Criminalise War" International Conference & Exhibition.
It has been almost a week since the Conference ended and still I have difficulty sleeping. When I do finally fall asleep, I am bombarded by images of torture in Abu Ghraib prison. Images of the barbaric American soldiers taking sick pleasure in tormenting their captives - Persons Under Control (PUCs).
Images of the sick sadistic American soldiers using the Black & Decker to drill holes into their prisoners' bodies and punch nails into them. The list is endless of what these barbaric inhumane creatures are doing to the people of Iraq whilst the world remains silent. Acquiescent to their barbarism and cruelty. Their treatment of the Iraqi people shows their contempt for all living beings who are not Anglo-American. They are like the Israelis who believe that they are The Chosen Ones.
The Day of the Jackals:
the Illegal Invasion of Iraq
And who is the great leader of these bunch of jackals? Who sent forth these butchers to pillage, plunder and rape Baghdad? President George Bush - who is the real Butcher of Baghdad, sent his military forces - the Thieves of Baghdad, backed by his allies the British and the Australians. These are the Barbarians at the Gate.
Why do we remain silent whilst our brothers and sisters are in tears, whilst our brothers and sisters are being raped & their children burnt and killed. One day these Barbarians will be at our Gate. President Bush, Prime Minister Blair, Prime Minister Howard and their administration are war criminals.
My friends & I attended this 3 day Conference and the Exhibition. Some of you may wonder how these bunch of vapid females whose world revolves around the next Spring/Summer collection found their way to a War Crimes Conference. Let me just tell you that we people who love Beauty do not like our skies dotted with menacing Apache helicopters...
In fact, my friend Terrie & I were roped in by Matthias Chang to take notes of the witnesses/petitioners' statements on the 3rd day of the Conference. Half way through taking notes, I couldn't stop crying - from the horrors they had to endure. Ali Shalah (the man behind the hood) & Abbas Abid, the 2 Iraqi torture victims had to reassure/comfort me by nodding/smiling reassuringly towards me and saying something in Arabic (they were seated directly behind me). The lawyers who had prepared the Statutory Declarations are litigators (one of them is my cousin Megat) and some of them had to attend court urgently that morning, that's why I was roped in at the last minute as I unsuspectingly walked into the Conference Hall that morning. A note to War Crimes Conference organisers - its best not to ask Corporate lawyers to take notes of witnesses' statements accounting horrific tortures inflicted on them. Especially when their only encounter with violence in their lives is at the Harrods sale.
At the Conference, one of the speakers said "We are not against the American people - just their Government and foreign policy". But I say the American people, the British and the Australians are all complicit in these acts of barbarism. They voted in this Government, they have failed to impeach and indict their respective President & Prime Ministers. Their Government, military and military excursions are financed by their taxpayers' money. Therefore they are responsible. Blood is on their hands. As for the rest of us, we cannot escape responsibility either. With our silence, we are part of this conspiracy to humiliate, subjugate & torture our fellow human beings.
Yes we feel helpless as the ugliness of war is brought into our living rooms courtesy of CNN & Al Jazeera & the mass media - as much as the likes of Rupert Murdoch are willing to show us. We say to ourselves as we watch the inhumane Israelis bomb & blast Lebanon for over one month "What can we do?" There is a lot we can do. I know a lot of us feel like dropping bombs on Israel & the Pentagon & the White House & Camp David.... (there, I have given you some key target areas to concentrate on - all the best chaps. Malaysia Airlines may be offering some reduced rates to certain destinations. By the way, please don't leave home without your C-4 Express)... but I prefer non violent methods. Otherwise we won't be any different from the people we revile - these Barbarians at the Gate. Anyway, some of us are wasting our C-4s blasting annoying ex girlfriends - couldn't they put these C-4s to better use? (the American Embassy is at Jalan Tun Razak - for those of you requiring a visa to get to Washington..). * please note that as I am still very upset, I am jotting things down in no coherent order....*
Anyone wishing to engage in verbal combat with an American in Kuala Lumpur, don't bother trying to get into their embassy - its heavily guarded. Just go to their favourite hang outs. As Americans can only appreciate their own fine cuisine, I suggest you look for them at eating establishments serving American fine cuisine, comprising of the following:-
* cheese burger & fries
* quarter pounder & fries
* mushroom burger & fries
* egg burger & fries
* triple decker cheese burger with mushroom, egg & bacon & fries
I'm sorry, I digress. I'm also very hungry at the moment. But this is not a light matter.
Where are these illusive Weapons of Mass Destruction? It is ironic that the Americans attacked and invaded Iraq using WMDs in order to search for the non existent WMDs which Saddam was purportedly hiding - and the rest of the world kept quiet about this. Quo Vadis? America... How much depleted uranium did you use on Iraq, you Barbarians at the Gate? How many civilians, especially children, have you murdered - you cold blooded killers? Why do we not decry their heinous crimes? Quo Vadis? the rest of the world...
The Propaganda War
The path for war & invasion of the Middle East was laid years ago. For many years they have used the mass media to sway, control & manipulate public opinion to demonise Islam and Muslims - using terminology such as "Islamic terrorists", "Islamic jihadist", "Islamic suicide bombers". These so called "acts of terror" have nothing to do with religion. It is the desperate acts of people who have been oppressed and bullied for far too long, people whose land has been stolen from them, people who have been subjugated & terrorised by these big bullies - these Barbarians at the Gate. Now, we too can change public opinion - by using the same method ie changing terminology. As we cannot influence the western media, we can instead use it in our everyday language. References to the following in blue may be interchanged with the corresponding references in red.
President Bush - The New Butcher of Baghdad
Prime Minister Blair - Prime Minister B-loody LIAR
Prime Minister John Howard - Pocket Bush in the Bushland of Australia ( this is quite a mouthful so you can shorten it to "Kangaroo Jack")
US Armed Forces - Thieves of Baghdad
Israeli Defence Forces - Current day Nazis
Al Qaeda - The Bush Administration
Mossads - Current day Gestapo
CIA - The Real Al Qaeda
Ariel Sharon - Adolf Hitler
Ehud Olmert - Heinrich Hiemler
Hezbollah - God's Army
Iraqi Resistance - Freedom Fighters
To the Iraqi Resistance, we support you. Send the American soldiers back in body bags. Before you kill them, drill as many holes into their bodies with their infamous Black & Decker. If you don't have any Black & Decker, we will send them to you. Oh by the way, is Black & Decker American or British? Maybe we will send a Japanese version instead. We don't want to boost the American/British economy. Show them no mercy as they have shown your people none.
To the Hezbollah, the Lebanese & the Palestinians - drive these Zionist Israelis out of the Middle East. They have stolen your land, destroyed your houses, killed your children. Take back what rightfully belongs to you and drive them out of the Middle East. There will be another Exodus and this time - do not allow them to return. I know people tell me that there are some nice Israelis who are not hardliners - but, why have they allowed their government to do this to the Palestinians & Lebanese? Blood is on their hands. They are thieves and murderers. God's Chosen Ones indeed! They bring shame to God with their arrogance and cruel behaviour. Moses would be ashamed of his people. He should have let the Red Sea engulf them. These are the very people who witnessed the miracles of God and shortly thereafter, could not wait to substitute Him with a man made idol - the Golden Cow - to worship. As Moses was angry with you then, O people of Israel, he would be deeply ashamed of you now. They are so particular about their kosher meat yet they think naught of stealing other's land and murdering their neighbours. Can they check their 10 Commandments again? When was the last time they looked at the 10 Commandments and understood it & followed it? Let us not forget that these are the same people - God's Chosen Ones - who were responsible for the torture, crucifixion & murder of our prophet Isa (Jesus Christ to the Christians). Jesus (& his followers) during his time, was branded as a rebel. They didn't have sophisticated words in those days such as "insurgents", "fanatical extremists", "deviationists" and "terrorists" or they would have, no doubt, labelled him & his followers with these names. Their behaviour has not changed - they are still consumed with their lust for power, wealth & control. And who are their allies? Who assists them in their reprehensible abominations? The British and the Americans. These Barbarians at the Gate - again raise their ugly heads.
The American people are a bunch of hypocrites. They try to impeach a president over a trivial sexual act and don't bat an eyelid at a president who kills thousands of people including women & children - using WMD. Yet they are horrified at the death of 3000 of their people during the 9/11 tragedy. Yes 9/11 was an act of terror, but who are the real terrorists here? Who is Osama ben Laden and What is this Al Qaeda?
Now they have their beady eyes on Iran - another country rich with resources. Their excuse? Iran's nuclear empowerment. Who has blatantly shown us that they cannot be trusted with nuclear weapons and WMD? The Americans. Who has used their nuclear weapons on another country? The Americans on Japan. Who has used their WMD on another country? The Americans on Iraq and Afghanistan. The Israelis on Lebanon. Who provided Israel's WMD? The Americans and the not so Great Britain.
So why should we be afraid of Iran having nuclear weapons? First thing they should do is to wipe Israel off the face of the earth. Israel - the country that never was, is or should be. Now the Americans are dictating to us that we cannot trade with Iran. To hell with their wish list. Well done Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar. Carry on with your gas deals with Iran. We will not cower to these big bullies. They want to camouflage it as a Muslim issue - then we Muslim countries will make it a Muslim issue. Three quarters of the world's oil & gas resources are in Muslim countries. Is this a coincidence? I think not. This is the real Weapons of Mass Destruction you are looking for in Iraq.
To the people of Iraq - our prayers are with you. Our love, our admiration for your strength & courage. Drive the illegal invaders/occupiers out of your country.
To the Hezbollahs of Lebanon - God's Army, Well done! You have made us very proud of your courage in fighting the Israeli army & defending your people and country. The Israelis have forgotten their David & Goliath.
To the British - I have lived & studied in England for 14 years. I like the British people. I loved England. What happened to you? Why did you put that lunatic Blair in power. Why don't you get rid of him? Now.
As for the Americans, I am told the average IQ of the Americans is dismally low. Their President is a C average student who would not be accepted into most universities.
I don't really know what to say to the Australians. There's been a drought out there for 4 years. Perhaps dehydration causes insanity. To the people of Australia - I didn't know being a criminal is still a prerequisite to being a citizen of your country. No wonder you elected one to be your leader. Time you throw Kangaroo Jack in jail, mate.
The only way to resolve the Middle East conflict is to annihilate Israel & its people completely (yes, Adolf Hitler in the making here...). They have stolen the land from the Arab people. They have no legitimate claim to any land in the Middle East. Israel is a state created to accommodate an army - it is a military state. Its policies are dictated by fundamentalist religious fanatics who now dominate Israel's military & intelligence elite. Their aim is to expand Israel's borders to create a "Greater Israel" which occupies the entire Middle East. The Zionist controlled mass media has succeeded in manipulating the world to fear "Islamic extremists" when the world should in reality fear these Zionists who have infiltrated and are strongly entrenched in the corridors of power in Washington. The only country which benefited from the events of 9/11 is Israel. This event gave President Bush the excuse he needed to commence aggression against the countries in the Middle East on the pretext of spreading democracy by getting rid of undemocratic regimes. Is it democratic to attack another country in the name of democracy? America is shoving their own brand of democracy up the world's arse. Even President Bush agreed that Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11 - so why attack Iraq. It is interesting to note that just before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, the Iraqi government had abandoned the US Dollar as the payment method for its Oil for Food programme. We all know for a fact that the flimsy excuse of the existence of WMDs in Iraq was a load of bullshit. America illegally attacked, invaded & occupied Iraq after purposely weakening them with the imposition of economic sanctions for 15 years. 500, 000 Iraqi children died as a result of these sanctions. Madeline Albright remarked that this is "a small price to pay". Only cowards attack the weak. These Barbarians should be made to pay a heavy compensation to Iraq and its people. I echo Tun Dr Mahathir's call to the Iraqi people - "make the Americans pay a heavy price for their adventure. Send the American soldiers back in body bags."
Our hopes & the hopes of the Middle East lie on the Iraqi Resistance. If they succeed in driving the Americans and their allies out of Iraq, then the rest of the world would feel safer from future "pre-emptive" strikes from the world's biggest & most ruthless terrorists - the United States of America & Israel.
What can the rest of us do? We can influence public opinion. Wear Tshirts & badges depicting Bush, Blair & Howard as war criminals. The Iraqi people should put up signs in every corner of Iraq with the words "Yankee Go Home". Ridicule them whenever you can - make them ashamed of their President/Prime Minister. Let the Americans feel that they are not welcome anywhere in this world - that the barbaric acts of their Government and military has made them the most reviled people on this earth - next to the Israelis. Show them that we will not tolerate their interventionist policies - that they cannot interfere in another country's politics, deposing their leaders & replacing them with puppet governments to their liking.
We were told at the Conference that whilst America is having difficulty enlisting recruits for their army, their barbaric acts in Iraq has propelled more & more people to join the Iraqi Resistance. During the 1st year of the illegal invasion of Iraq, there were 9 attacks per day by the Iraqi people against the illegal occupiers, the US Armed Forces & their allies. Today, there are 129 attacks daily against these illegal occupiers. Well done the people of Iraq! The Zionist media propaganda is not very successful in villifying Islam. It is still the fastest growing religion in the world and guess what the fastest growing religion in America is ... yes, bingo... it is Islam. Bush, I only have this to say to you - be afraid... be very afraid.
All members of the Mossad and Likud party should be strung upside down naked above an open fire & have their brains baked slowly. Bush should be shipped off to Papua New Guinea for the inhabitants to slice him into thin pieces and deep fry him for their afternoon snack - some sort of Texan Keropok. These are just my fanciful fantasies I indulge in on Sunday afternoons. You can create your own fantasies on what you would like to do to these Barbarians.
What can we do? We can avoid buying their products. Stop trading & accepting payment in US Dollars. Switch to the Gold Dinar or Euro. Stop employing people from their countries. Stop awarding contracts to companies run by and owned by Americans, British & Australians until their governments change their attitude & their foreign policy & apologise to the people of Iraq & pay compensation for the destruction they caused in Iraq. They have destroyed schools, universities, museums, historical monuments, hospitals, homes, infrastructure etc. They have polluted the water & air with depleted uranium. Iraqi women are giving birth to deformed babies as a result. What they failed to report is that more than 60% of the American soldiers who returned to USA are also producing babies with the same deformities. Do unto others as you would have others do unto you. What they have done to the Iraqi people, Allah has inflicted upon them - well, actually they have inflicted upon themselves. The American soldiers have gone home & contaminated their wives, children & all those they come into contact with. It is in their semen, their sweat, their entire system. This is the result o the excessive use of WMD in Iraq by the Americans. But don't think that we are safe all the way here in South East Asia. Its in the air & will travel with the wind. When rain pours, it gets absorbed into our soil, our eco system, our food, our rivers, our seas. So the cycle goes on. These people blasting their WMDs thousands of miles away are killing the rest of us slowly. They have contaminated Iraq & Lebanon with their chemical weapons. They are killing us all with impunity. Are we going to allow this? I say no. No, no, no to this! Enough is enough. Don't lap up the propaganda churned out by these Zionists. Stop watching CNN, Fox News and any news churned out by the media owned by Rupert Murdoch - the Master of Disinformation. (Did you know he is part Jew?) From now on, being labelled "anti-semetic" should be an honour. The Jews in Israel have forgotten the suffering their forefathers went through under Nazi Germany. They are now inflicting the same suffering on the Palestinians & the Lebanese & (through their proxy army, the Americans) the Iraqi people.
9/11 and Al Qaeda
At 9am the planes crashed into the World Trade Center. At 11 am the Bush Administration had already announced that Al Qaeda was responsible for these attacks. Gee... what amazing police investigative work... the dust had not even settled yet from the buildings crashing downwards. 9/11 gave the Bush Administration the excuse they needed to commence their illegal invasion & destruction & colonisation of the Middle East. America's "War On Terror" is actually a "War OF Terror". They are today's Al Qaeda.
Sovereignty of Malaysia
This year is our 50th year of Independence. There are already threats to our sovereignty by the US of America under the guise of "protecting us from terrorist attacks". Or rather protecting their interests from terrorist attacks. Their main area of concern - the Straits of Malacca. America has made it very clear their intentions to play a bigger role in the security aspects of the Straits. Since 9/11 (this convenient excuse again), America has viewed Muslim extremists in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines & Thailand as potential threats to world commerce flowing through Southeast Asian seaways. See the signs clearly, my friends. They are laying the grounds for our future invasion. We are now deemed to have "Muslim extremists" in our country who will shortly be called "terrorists". America is now taking a "proactive attempt to control both piracy & terrorism in the Straits of Malacca. Note how there is a convenient & strategic conflation of piracy & terrorism. It is inappropriate to blend the problem of piracy with the potentially more dangerous consequences of terrorism. There is nothing to show that terrorists & pirates have joined up. Their activities & agenda are completely different.
Singapore, our neighbour the little red dot, already allows US Navy ships to use its port for repair, refueling etc and US military jets to stopover there. Singapore unabashedly supports the presence of the US military in Southeast Asia. Our government has repeatedly said that Singapore cannot unilaterally invite US to patrol the Straits of Malacca.
Why is the Straits so important? Look at history. The Straits is one of the world's busiest & most important shipping lanes. Carrying a third of the world's trade and half of its OIL supplies. Where are these oil supplies going to & where did it come from? The oil comes from the Middle East and passes through the Straits of Malacca to CHINA and ofcourse Japan etc. Please connect the dots people. Why does America want to control the Middle East - with Israel's help? The OIL supplies. Why exactly do they want all this oil? Why can't they just trade with the Middle East instead of invading them? They want to control WHERE the OIL goes to. Who do the Middle Eastern countries trade their oil with? China - amongst others. And why is China a threat? The next superpower is India and China. As America has already secured India's cooperation, their main concern is China. Look at current events. They have managed to get North Korea to agree to halt their nuclear weapons programme in exchange for fuel aid. If America can control the Oil resources in the Middle East (and don't forget the oil resources in Malaysia and Brunei - all Muslim countries) then they have the means to control China. Washington is concerned over China's rise from slumber in particular its military development & missile deployment.
America is pushing for a strong military presence in the Straits of Malacca. We must strongly oppose this. Ofcourse we cannot rely on Singapore or trust them. But we can negotiate with Indonesia who are also very wary of their intentions.
Divide & Rule
Watch out for this favourite ploy of the Anglo- Americans. Note that Lee Kuan Yew some months ago made some derogatory remarks to undermine the racial relations within Malaysia. The Iraqis I spoke to told me vehemently that before the illegal invasion, there was no sectarianism in Iraq. Muslim sunnis & shiites marry each other. The 2 Iraqi war crimes victims told us that the moment they were thrown into prison, their American interrogators asked them if they were Sunni or Shiite. They said nobody has ever asked them this question in their life and that they are Muslims. With that answer, the American interrogators beat them up in order to get them to say which group they belong to. This split within the Muslims was instigated by the illegal invaders/occupiers. Beware that we do not fall into this trap. Already they are labelling us as "Islamic extremists". These Barbarians are already at our Gate.
Let us look at history. The Crusaders were formed in 1095 to wrest the holy lands from the Muslims. The Crusades were undertaken for material gain during a period when Europe was experiencing great poverty & misery. The prosperity of the East, especially the Muslims in the Middle East, attracted the Europeans. In 1099, they reached Jerusalem and slaughtered all the Saracens & Turks they found - whether male or female. In 2 days the Crusaders killed some 40,000 Muslims in the most barbaric manner. Today - things have not changed much - only the numbers butchered are on a much larger scale. The American army & their allies are today's Crusaders. They are not the Army of God. They are Lucifer himself. Greed for material wealth & power has again driven them to plunder & slaughter the Muslims in the Middle East. It was the Templars who were mainly responsible for the Crusaders' attacks of & murder of the Muslims. Will the great Saladin rise again to defeat today's bloodthirsty Crusaders - these Barbarians at the Gate? And rescue Jerusalem from these pagans?
To the people of America, the not so Great Britain & Australia, I beseech you - please ask your respective President/Prime Minister this question - "Where are these Weapons of Mass Destruction? Why did you attack & invade Iraq? Why did you plunder & destroy their property & kill their children?". Do not stop asking this question until they give you this answer: "We LIED to you. We just wanted their OIL and to help our best buddy Israel in their expansion programme."
Australia's Labour leader, Kevin Rudd calls for the withdrawal of troops from Iraq. US presidential hopeful Barack Obama calls for the withdrawal of troops from Iraq - he was heavily criticised by Australia's John Howard (Kangaroo Jack). Australia's Foreign Minister Alexander Downer defended Kangaroo Jack - he & Kangaroo Jack say that a withdrawal of troops from Iraq signifies defeat & surrender & would be a disaster for the Iraqis, a disaster for the Middle East and a disaster for the struggle against terrorism. Mr Downer said "the quickest way to end a war is to lose it & its not my view that there is anything to be gained by losing it." He further elaborates on Australia's contribution to "global security". In truth, Australia has not contributed to global security but to global terror. From his words, it is very clear that, like the Crusaders, the Australians illegally attacked & invaded Iraq for their own material gain. Howard (Kangaroo Jack) from his recent public statements on "what the consequence for American prestige & therefore Australia's interest" would be if the US was seen to be defeated in Iraq, shows that he has little regard for the lives of the Iraqi people - focusing on prestige & interest of America & Australia. He has the gall to say that "with the withdrawal of troops, the Iraqis would not be able to look after themselves". The Iraqis were looking after themselves quite well thank you very much Mr Howard before you & your pals decided to blast their country & people to smithereens. The destruction & chaos was caused by you. Are Australians as stupid as the the Americans to swallow this codswallop their Prime Minister is throwing them? He says that defeat in Iraq would be a "colossal blow to Western prestige". Yes, thats all he cares about isn't it? A blow to Western prestige. Its all about might & power. Not about the homes he has destroyed, not the children he has maimed & killed. He is responsible for the destruction of Iraq. He will go down in history as the war criminal who destroyed Iraq. He can forget about prestige - nobody likes a coward & a bully.
There are those of you who strongly defend America as the protector of Western civilisation. Well, this so called "protector" of Western Civilisation has destroyed Iraq - the Cradle of Civilisation.
America is the Third Reich of our Times.
The American soldiers & their allies are purposely killing the academics in Iraq. The Israeli soldiers are shooting at the Palestinian children walking to school. They are commiting genocide. They don't want any intellectuals, any educated people left who can think for themselves. They want to keep them in poverty - poverty of knowledge & material wealth. In order to subjugate them & control them. They have destroyed universities & schools. It is well known that the Iraqis are intellectuals. But the Barbarians have underestimated the Iraqi people. They will not be subjugated & be treated like animals. They will not be tied to a leash & be dragged around by those ugly grinning female American soldiers. They will not be urinated on & defecated on by the American soldiers. The Lebanese speaker at the Conference, Ibrahim Mousawi, said to me " God gave us everything - what he doesn't want us to do is to humiliate ourselves & allow ourselves to be humiliated. He does not want us to do this to our souls."
When I was writing down the horrific tortures the 2 Iraqi petitioners had to go through - inflicted by the American soldiers (note, both of them said there is always an Israeli present at these torture sessions) through the agony I felt whilst writing their story down, through my tears, I could only see their courage, their beauty, their love for their country and their strong faith in Allah. Someone from the audience asked Ali Shalah (the man in the hood) what kept him alive throughout the brutality inflicted on him by these demons & he answered "Allah kept me alive". There was no bitterness or hatred in their voices. Only courage & strong faith in Allah. They vow to help their people.
The people of Iraq want their country back. The people of Iraq want the illegal invaders/occupiers to leave.
And we vow to bring Justice to them. We vow that we will not ignore their cries for help. We vow that we will not remain SILENT whilst our brothers & sisters & their children are killed with impunity.