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US Foreign Policy (Dr. El-Najjar's Articles)
NATO Western Governments Support Corrupt,
Bloody, Dictatorial Arab Regimes
By Khalid Amayreh
occupied in Occupied Palestine
Al-Jazeerah, CCUN, January 28, 2015
I haven't been surprised a bit by the ignominious deafening
silence of most Western capitals at the latest bloodbath in the streets of
There, mostly ignorant and impoverished police conscripts
were ordered to open fire rather indiscriminately on peaceful protesters
marking the fourth anniversary of the 25 January-2011 uprising.
its part, the Western backed regime struggled to concoct all sorts of
mendacious claims to justify the wanton killings.
As of today, we
haven't seen any credible reaction even remotely resembling the vacuous but
huge "party" following the terrorist attacks in Paris a few weeks ago.
Now, all western leaders, from France's Hollande to Germany's Merkel to
America's Obama and Britain's Cameron, as well as the rest of the gang of
hypocrites and hangers-on are effectively playing deaf and dumb and looking
the other way as if the free slaughter of non-westerners, especially
Muslims, were an ineluctable banality.
As I said, western leaders
are never expected to adopt a genuine moral stance against terror when its
victims are of the "untermenschen class," using the Nazi-worded phraseology.
This is because these leaders utterly lack any moral credentials that would
make them act with a modicum of conscience. And as the Arab adage goes "one
can't give what one doesn't have."
It is probably futile to invoke
moral conscience when referring to contemporary influential powers in this
world. After all, these powers are more or less responsible for the
prevalence of evil and oppression in our world.
These powers will
continue to callously disregard all voices of justice and morality since
justice and morality represent the ultimate antithesis of their value
systems, based on hegemony, greed and rapacity.
After all, we have
seen North American and European capitals adopt a decidedly criminal stance
vis-à-vis far greater crimes against humanity such as the genocidal
atrocities perpetrated recently by Israel against the unprotected and
thoroughly decimated Palestinians. Hence, it is hard to see these
governments suddenly transform themselves into paragons of justice and human
None the less, things don't and won't stop here. The dark
Western embrace of Arab dictatorships has inevitable consequences.
And whether we like it or not, the West will not be immune from suffering
some of these implications. What happened in Paris a few weeks ago would
probably innocuous in comparison to what could occur if the West maintained
its current criminal approach toward Muslims.
The criminal western
backing of murderous regimes in the Arab Middle East will make more and more
Muslims lose faith in democracy. I have already seen many Arab intellectuals
refer to democracy as a "big western lie that Muslims must not allow
themselves to be deluded by"
That is an unmistakably grave
phenomenon that needs to be tackled. We know that democracy is not a bad
thing. But it is also true that consistently evil western behavior has given
democracy a very bad name, that is to say the very least.
less the recurrent blood-letting in Arab streets, amidst shocking western
apathy and collusion with the thugs in power in Arab capitals, will push
millions, not thousands, of disillusioned Muslim youths from around the
world to join the ranks of al-Qaeda and IS.
They will join the ranks
of extremist groups, not because extremism is an ineluctable fate, but
rather because these violent groups have come, for those youths, to
constitute the only remaining "hope" for a better tomorrow, given the
criminal dark embrace between western powers and tyrannical Arab regimes
that not only deny their respective peoples the most basic human rights and
civil liberties, but slaughter them without any feeling of guilt.
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