Tuesday, 17 September 2013

An Insight into President Obama's Speech on 10th Sept 2013 - Turning point on Syrian War!

Obama’s Military See – Saw!

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President Barack Obama address to the nation on 10th September 2013, Tuesday night, from the East Room of the White House, made waves to the world on the pattern of a military see-saw swing! The poetic ballads of President’s speech sung on the beat of 15 minutes clarinet, was nonetheless a dose of sedation given to military men and at same time giving a message to American people – “Thank you, God bless you, and God bless the United States of America.”

Obama’s main purpose of the nation’s address was not to be a world’s hero, but he aimed to save his descending popularity among Americans! Few minutes before the President’s speech - Ari Fleischer: Former White House Press Secretary tweeted: “Tonight President Obama will hit the reset button on his relationship with his own policies!”

The Pentagon park where grasses have become more greener - due to its excess black and white water on the astroturf – mocked a reality of an imported “military see - saw” swing from its allies and Saudi clan! The balance of the swing was none other than the Russian offer of diplomacy solution.

Obama claimed on one side of the “see” that he is 100% with the Americans – by answering to their questions in his speech in a firm, friendly yet tactful manner - “I will not put American boots on the ground in Syria. I will not pursue an open-ended action like Iraq or Afghanistan. This would be a targeted strike to achieve a clear objective, deterring the use of chemical weapons & degrading Assad’s capabilities!”

The other side of the “saw” was to establish more trust with his military men and at the same time – pacify the families of the troops involved in the potential Syrian military strike and to those who just welcomed their men back from Iraq and Afghanistan. He stated in his speech, “The US military doesn’t do pinpricks. Even a limited strike will send a message to Assad that no other nation can deliver.”

Obama wants to send signals to Assad – or any other dictator – “think twice before using chemical weapons.”

In order to maintain cordial relations with all the stakeholders of the White House, Obama went to the extent of mentioning about “the left and the right” groups and sort to touch their hearts through their vested interests. To my friends on the right “I ask you to reconcile your commitment to America’s military might with the failure to act when a cause is so plainly just.” To my friends on the left “I ask you to reconcile your belief in freedom and dignity for all people with those images of children writhing in pain.”

President Obama stated that the use of chemical weapons is a “crime against humanity” – and reflected on the events of World War 1 and World War 2 – till the day “On 21st August 2013, these basic rules were violated, along with our sense of common humanity. No one disputes that chemical weapons were used in Syria.

Obama shared with the world that he would be sending Secretary of State John Kerry to meet his Russian counterpart on Thursday, and while he would continue his own discussions with President Putin.
Conclusion:  President Obama ended on a note of retrospection, by quoting Franklin Roosevelt - 32nd President of the United States (1933-1945) who once said, “Our national determination to keep free of foreign wars and foreign entanglements - cannot prevent us from feeling deep concern when ideas and principles that we have cherished are challenged!” Obama furthered it by stating that the ideas and principles, as well as The United States national security is at stake in Syria – and that he has to seek to ensure that the worst weapons will never be used.
Obama ended his poetic ballad, on a self - defense mechanism melody that America is not the world’s policeman. Terrible things happen across the globe, and it is beyond our means to right every wrong.”
Ø      Political Commentators have predicted that the President will face a tough time in balancing the see-saw of American military stance - if the diplomatic option as offered by Russia fails!
Ø      All eyes are focused on the Geneva meeting between Kerry and Lavona – which is hoped to bring some viable solution on the limelight! It is not easy as Obama has stated - to deter Assad’s capability with “limited strikes” and also keep the dignity of citizens on the upper scale by having “No American boots on the ground!”
Ø      If I tune a song in honor of President’s Speech and military stance – I will sing a Korean dialectic version of “Tera pyar pyar huqa bar, Tera war waar muka mar!” And re mix it with Bob Dylan song of “Talkin’ World War 3 blues!”

BY:           KANWAL ABIDI

*Journalist / Political Analyst / Blogger and Founder of Mishsal Welfare Trust

Friday, 6 September 2013

Osama bin Laden - Sea burial or Still Alive?


Investigative & Political Journalist

OBL – A Left Handed Man?

Osama bin Laden close aides had revealed to FBI and CIA authorities during various points of investigation after 9/11 - what OBL ate, how he walked, how many wives he had, number of children he fathered, how does his network operate – all questions became a nightmare for US authorities - and that OBL was a left handed man. He mostly ate simple food and consumed dates and nuts, along with lot of milk!

The FBI described Osama bin Laden as an adult, tall and thin, between 6 ft 4 in and 6 ft 6 in (193–198 cm) in height and weighing about 160 pounds (73 kg). Osama Bin Laden had an olive complexion and usually walked with a cane – which he carried in his “left- hand”. (Eds Note .. Please note the word left handed).
He wore a plain white turban and had stopped wearing the traditional Saudi male headdress. US authorities also described Bin Laden as soft-spoken and mild-mannered in demeanor.

Anyone who has memories of various footages released by Al Jazeera and CNN after 9/11 attacks; we could conspicuously see OBL carrying a walking-cane in his “left - hand!”

If he was a left-handed man, then the picture released shows that “OBL watching TV at his OBT compound, used his “right hand” to switch the channels. Closely seeing the picture we can see a warm shawl, black woolen cap and OBL’s pose to tell the world, “Look I have a 1978 model TV” but I fight a “war with sophisticated weapons!

Ø      Can I ask, “even if OBL was hiding since years in OBT Compound, a person with a brain faster than American computer chips would be waiting on an illegally constructed 3rd floor of OBT compound to welcome the US Team SEALs Six Commandoes to come and him fire on his forehead!”

Ø      Can I ask, “during the 30-38 minutes invasion of US Team SEALs Six on the ground, around the house and 3 hours in the airspace - Mr Real OBL would be sitting in his OBT house and eating peanuts and waiting to say - HI Obama!”

 The world’s most wanted man – would be shying away and switching channels with “right hand” to watch himself on the breaking news that – “I am dead: Ground Zero’s Invader is No more!”

Militants like OBL keep a “deadly – sodium cyanide tablet” which when swallowed take them to Journey of Sleep forever – as they choose to take their lives themselves rather be killed by Americans or caught alive for imprisonment at Guantanamo Bay!

Slate’s David Weigel points to this comment from the Face book page of Cindy Sheehan, anti-war activist. Her son was killed in 2004 while serving in Iraq, so one can imagine the woman’s emotional condition and agony upon her tragic loss – thus, after that incident she became a peace activist and actively runs an FB page: Her 2nd May 2011 status update is reproduced below:
 “I am sorry, but if you believe the newest death of OBL, you're stupid. Just think to yourself--they paraded Saddam's dead sons around to prove they were dead--why do you suppose they hastily buried this version of OBL at sea? This lying, murderous Empire can only exist with your brainwashed consent--just put your flags away and THINK! –                                Posted by:  Cindy Sheehan (2-5-2011) at 2.39 pm
The Seal’s Operation to “make OBL die” that day as per “US military” strategic plans was successful- but Obama Administration did not know that there would be massive influx of anti war sentiments against them. After 2.39 pm, 2nd May 2011 many comments were posted regarding the OBL’s death on Cindy Sheehan’s FB page: below are few of them reproduced for your information to “THINK!””
·                                 Dan Sutton EXACTLY !! The images of Saddam's dead sons were on t.v. for an entire weekend - bullet-ridden bodies, covered with sheets lying on stretchers side by side like a morbid side show. Buried at sea ?!!?? One thing this story proves is how gullible most people are, out in the streets waving their flags. Based on what they heard on television?May 2, 2011 at 3:24pm · 2
·                                 Patty Stamper They didn't have to kill him-they could of knocked everyone out with gas or dart guns for that matter-it's all a big LIE! That's all we've been getting for years now. Seems like a LIE to set us up for the NEXT False attack from whatever area they want!  May 2, 2011 at 3:25pm · 5
·                                 Thomas O'Keefe Exactly Patty. ..and as Art said above it is a strategic move to distract and divide. May 2, 2011 at 3:26pm · 2
·                                 Khaos Jones how many times is that guy going to die? May 2, 2011 at 3:27pm · 3
·                                 Josh Latimer Whether or not bin Laden is dead doesn't matter. Why? Because the phony "War on Terrorism" will continue forever, regardless of whether OBL is alive or not. The war machine will march on. The bodies will pile up. The number of orphans and widows will grow. More death, debt, and delusion is what our future has in store for us .May 2, 2011 at 3:29pm · 3
Tony Soldo 
bin Laden is dead? I want to see the death certificate!  Even though I know it's forged like the photos.
Dumping the body in the middle of the ocean?   May 2, 2011 at 3:31pm · 1

Conclusion:     OBL will long remain a legend of “phantom war” and a person who became the reason for US entrance to Afghanistan! OBL became the cause of War on Terror for Bush Administration to exploit the Arab World, only to be carried on by Obama’s Administration to follow up and declare “we are victors who carried head of Osama on the sword”. Consequently, OBL body was made to vanish in the Ocean – at eleventh hour to save US Military Authorities to answer questions on their Heroic Success of the Pentagon Papers mapping – to hunt OBL Dead or Alive! They forgot to add – Under the Sea!
Daphne Delores OBL, the phantom, rises, again & again &again, as needed by the conmen, that is lackeys, er, i mean 'officials' of USA, Inc... There’s a taped message left behind, then another... Pap for the gullible among us!  May 3, 2011 at 9:43pm
OBL using remote with his right hand, and carrying a walking stick with left hand – indeed, raises many questions. Among foremost the picture released from OBT Compound – was it OBL’s clone watching a TV or if OBL was already dead then why this SEALs operation? Was it a covert Pak – US led “military game?” And if he really died that day, then US would have never ever given his dead body away to ocean within 24 hours - instead they would conduct post mortem of his brain till now as to why “OBL Hates US.” They would have kept OBL’s dead body on an ice box till the water melted or analyzed every part of his body from head to toe - giving special attention on “grey matter” of the cerebrum trying to hunt his “war from caves” technology!

An American Diplomat shared a joke on Twitter - US will also open OBL’s kidneys to see what adrenal hormones he secreted to give Americans a “tension chase of flight or fright” for years! So why would they hasten with the burial of OBL within 24 hours?

The ‘left handed’ OBL, who was once a “right hand” operative man of CIA in the Russian mission, became CIA’s agent later – thereby, US feared OBL would be a threat to US military secrets and soil: thus chased him to his death! (when and where – that will remain a  covert secret – who knows OBL might be alive now switching channels with  his “right hand” along with his right hand militancy men, on LED and not 1978 TV model: watching the OBT Commission being leaked out and smiling on Twitter).

Prince Zaid    Look forward maybe soon real OBL will come out. It’s not my opinion, but 99.9% Middle East Arabs and Asians says that OBL is alive.   May 3, 2011 at 6:10am

CONCLUSION:      If Obama Administration will not stop its arrogance over the Arab world and will try to dominate its policies over Syria, Egypt, Afghanistan – who knows another junior OBL rises from Iran carrying a “nuclear bomb” in his “left-hand” to follow OBL as his God of War! Also, Al Qaida is just not the OBL organization - it is the ideology that needs to be addressed globally with the efforts to destroy the radicalization parameters.