Wednesday, April 09, 2003

Dances of Wolves Among Perpetual Wars
By Mahbubul Karim (Sohel)
April 9, 2003

She is one writer who is fearlessly writing against all shadowy neo-conservative agenda. “The big question about the war was, how much blood could Americans bear? Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney were determined to lead America out of its post-Vietnam, post-Mogadishu queasiness with force and casualties, to change the culture to accept war as a more natural part of a superpower's role in the world.”[1] – writes Maureen Dowd in New York Times editorial.

People are dying all over Iraq. American and British soldiers are getting killed, Iraqi soldiers are obliterated by relentless bombardments from the sky and tank shells, and civilians caught in the middle of flying bullets, mortar rounds and surface to air missiles, are trembling in fear, their loved ones’ blasted corpses are piling up in overflowing Iraqi morgues without electricity, even thousands of them are still remained in dusty sand, around the corner of major intersection, and on the side roads of sandy desert around Baghdad and other smoldering rural places in Iraq.

This is what the war brings in reality. Deaths and more deaths.

They showed the grieving American soldier’s mother crying her heart out beside the stripe and star flag draped coffin of her slain nineteen-year-old son. They showed an American little boy’s anguished stare while absorbing the news of his father’s death in the battlefield.

In Los Angeles Times the graphic image of an Iraqi widow and her little daughter mourning over the cold dead body of their loved ones, their faces are contorted, the eyes sucked out all tears and hopes. A solitary car parked on the side of a road, an Iraqi man’s single bullet holed lifeless head was resting on the wheel while his son was utterly shocked and stooped nearby.

“Mr. Cheney's war guru, Victor Davis Hanson, writes in his book "An Autumn of War" that war can be good, and that sometimes nations are better off using devastation than suasion.” [1] These are the powerful of the powerful controlling the life and deaths of Americans, Iraqis and in all practical purpose the entire world population. They are the Gods of our world. They walk with pride, smile with deepened eyes envisioning triumphant smog.

“Sometimes nations are better off using devastation than suasion”, how easily they pronounce the decree of fate for the millions of unaware people? How easy to devise secretive plots in furthering devastations in the name of “liberation”?

Ms. Dowd observes, “Polls and interviews show that in their goal of making Americans less rattled by battle, Mr. Rumsfeld and Mr. Cheney have succeeded: most Americans are showing a stoic attitude about the dead and the wounded so far.”[1] – that is surely making these Gods proud of their crowning achievement, their paths are filled with less obstacles, their plans of global domination can now get fruition while the American public become sanitized from the pain of war in faraway places. “Perhaps the American tolerance for pain is owed to the fact that much of the pain is not shown on television”[1] – surely it helps when media collaborate with neo-conservative hawks jostling in higher places with their fat chequebooks and choking boom to warn any deviation from their prescribed diluted war coverage. Al Jajeera, Reuters and Spanish TV journalists were slaughtered, that is certainly a clear sign of warning for not deviating from the goals of precise mass sanitization.

“James Woolsey, a Wolfie pal and a prospective administrator in occupied Iraq, had bluntly told U.C.L.A. students last week that to reshape the Middle East, the U.S. would have to spend years and maybe decades waging World War IV. (He counted the cold war as World War III.)”[1] – The earthly God speaks without any subtlety hidden anymore. All bets are off. Now is the time for the God to wage perpetual war for perpetual spoils of war. They will wage war after war, World War IV or V or more, doesn’t inconvenient these cold hearted hawks pursuing paradise with fundamentalist ardor.



Reference

1. Maureen Dowd, “Dances With Wolfowitz”, The New York Times, April 9, 2003.


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Mahbubul Karim (Sohel) is a freelance writer. His email address is: sohelkarim@yahoo.com.


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