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Will America Make The Right Choice In Libya?Dr. Ashraf Ezzat Salem-News.com
The capture of a paranoid dictator was the pretext for the American invasion of Iraq; will history repeat itself in Libya?
(ALEXANDRIA, Egypt) - The revolutionary changes that are taking place in the Arab world now or what the west and the United States like to refer to as the Middle East have come about so suddenly it interrupted ongoing plans for the region which depended mainly on the believed to be stable and enduring political regimes that showed the so called moderation or in other words, conformity with the definition and views of the united states and Israel of the region.
And in return the west and the American Zionist axis supported those rules knowing they were either corrupt dictatorships like that of Mubarak of Egypt or corrupt and psychologically disturbed like that of Gaddafi of Libya – an obvious case of paranoia with delusions of Grandeur.
To be honest the Arab people are to be mostly blamed for how brutal and corrupt these autocratic regimes have grown to be. The shameful submission and silent obedience to these heads of regimes over the years have turned them into near to god rulers with absolute powers capable of thinking and doing the unthinkable and committing the unbelievable crimes with impunity.
Post-colonial broken dreams in the Arab world
Historically speaking, the modern Arab world has suffered much during the colonial era throughout the 19th & 20th centuries, and when the Arabs finally gained independence around the second half of the 20th century they thought they had rid themselves of centuries of oppression and injustice but little did they know what future held for them. The years and decades of the post-colonialism in the Arab world brought nothing the Arabs dreamed of; they only replaced the foreign occupation with national and native authoritarianism that abused and subjugated them in the most despicable ways.
The post-colonial Arab countries failed to gain the freedom and dignity they were promised when the Europeans were driven out, instead they fell prey to decades of exploitation but this time by enemies within. The post-colonial Arab geo-political map has not varied much In essence from its colonial picture except in one major variation and which added to the suffering and irritation of the Arabs in the region namely, Israel.
Strangely enough the past 60 years were the years during which political dictatorships flourished in the Arab world and those are the very same years that witnessed the growth of the Israeli military dictatorship and its spread into the heart of the Arab world body.
For 60 years the Arabs have been politically hypnotized and denied their basic rights of expression, they were made to believe that politics were actually not their business, whoever ran their affairs and how he did it was not for them to have a say about it. They sometimes were allowed to show their anger at the Israeli atrocities committed against their Palestinian brothers but they were never allowed to show any criticism of their ruling regimes.
One flagrant example of this sick totalitarian rule is that of Mummar Gaddafi of Libya. He is one of Arabic dictators the absolute power has literally gone to his head. Gaddafi has been ruling for 41 years now, more than enough time to turn him into the lunatic addict of power he is today. With practically all Libyans revolting and protesting against his rule, yet, Gaddafi could only see that the Libyans love him and are dying for him, a denial symptom characteristic of his psychic diagnosis.
Gaddafi- the history of delusions
Libya is a tribal society, where the traditions and the law of the tribe are the most common practice and moreover Libya enjoys a harmonious and peaceful atmosphere amongst all tribes.
Gaddafi’s delusions of grandeur reached its peak when he recently changed the official name of the country to the “Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiria”- not sure what that means- and he ordered to be referred to as brotherly leader and guide of the revolution.
Arab uprisings and 9/11
More than any people in the Arabic world, the Libyan people need this uprising most; they need to deliver themselves of decades of submission and indifference, they need to regain a long lost national confidence and pride, they have to change the way the world has been looking at them, the world must recognize Libyans as the free people of Libya and not the enslaved followers of a mad colonel and they have to reestablish the true foundations of a civil society and government. The Libyans needed this revolution to be born again as free.
As I have stressed before these Arab uprisings are not only about the economic grievances and fairer redistribution of national wealth’s but they are primarily about restoring lost dignity and freedom of Arabs in their home countries. They are about a better tomorrow with more political participation for the coming generations of the Arab world, generations that won’t have to live according to a mistaken and preoccupied western definition of Arabs and terms of traitorous dictators that would sell them to the west only as potential extremists and terrorists.
These uprisings and the spontaneous way in which the Arab people have acted in their peaceful protests have managed to expose the fallacy of a lot of allegations and arguments that linked them to fundamentalism and violence, not in one instance in the Arab rallies have we witnessed religious slogans chanted out by the angry Arab protesters nor witnessed intended violence or sabotage – around 12 millions Egyptians shouting, the people want the regime down, rallied in all major cities of Egypt the day Mubarak stepped down and yet not a single incident of erupted violence or sabotage of civil property was reported- in a clear message to the world pointing out how misinformed about Arabs a lot of people are especially those subjected to the post- 9/11 Zionist main stream media which are always keen to keep this anti-Arab propaganda in Europe and the united states alive.
With this popular uprising taking place, Libya and Libyans have come to the crossroad in their modern history where they have to finish what they have gallantly started. Gaddafi is losing ground and popularity with every passing day, he is only left with his security apparatus and on the payroll foreign mercenaries – not genuine Libyans – trying to secure Tripoli, the last stronghold of Gaddafi’s regime. Gaddafi’s final downfall has now become a matter of time.
With the American statement of keeping all options under review for Libya including the military option another unfortunate American act of war in the Arab world is looming in the distance. A new dawn is emerging in the Arab world and another American invasion in the region is the last thing the Americans or Arabs need right now. This new age needs smart and credible diplomacy not military might .
The white house talk of impending civil war or chaos in Libya is unsubstantiated and unverified, the Libyan people and the Libyan tribes in the east and west have never been more united. And if the NATO and the United States want to see the end of this fighting, they can work out this no fly zone operation that would keep Gaddafi’s planes on the ground and stop this influx of those Serbian and Croatian pilots from pouring into Libya and at the same time it should be carried out as a transient international rescue operation and not as initiation of an act of war.
The military intervention in Iraq hasn’t managed to promote democracy nor secure the oil resources; it only managed to leave one million plus innocent Iraqis dead and lingering chaos- allegedly constructive - behind.
History is in the making in the Arab world … and making history is all about making the right choice.
For more articles by Dr. Ashraf Ezzat visit his website “Pyramidion”
Dr. Ashraf Ezzat is an Egyptian medical doctor whose passion has always been writing. He says of all the human-related studies, he finds himself attracted to history. Ashraf stresses that history helps us understand change and how the society we live in came to be.
He says Egyptology holds a special place in his heart, for Egypt is where the human conscience sprouted. In ancient Egypt all things civilized began to evolve. "I write articles and share posts of interest to me and hopefully to a lot of people."
Dr. Ashraf Ezzat says you can drop him a line any time at: email@example.com
"I like to exchange knowledge and experience, I think that`s what Blogging is all about."
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