BY FEROZE MITHIBORWALA
"This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears, he is a protector." - Plato
"If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy." -U.S. President James Madison
"Terrorism is the best political weapon for nothing drives people harder than a fear of sudden death". - Adolph Hitler
"Why of course, the people don't want war. But after all it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country." - Hermann Goering, Nazi leader.
The 26/11 Mumbai Terror attack was an assault both on India & Pakistan. The Imperial strategy has been to target the Eurasian landmass. Today, the political faultline between India & Pakistan is the greatest impediment to the creation of not only a ‘South Asian Union’, but an ‘Asian Union’as well.
Over the course of the last two decades, Terror has emerged the political & social challenge of our times & it is imperative that the Political Parties & Social Movements analyse & deconstruct this phenomenon, which is proving to be extremely divisive & lethal, with extremely subversive & retrograde impacts on our society & polity.
Clearly the ‘Politics of Terror’ has replaced the ‘Politics of Communal Riots’ as a strategy of the ruling elite to divide & communalise the masses. It is meant to instill a perpetual state of fear & utter confusion & thus divert & weaken the genuine struggles of the People.
We thus have to devise strategies to combat & resist the politics of terror, which is a weapon being cynically deployed to deepen the hegemonic Imperial agenda of global domination.
The ‘Global War on Terror’ is being waged in the age of a fascist & expansionist alliance between Imperialism & Zionism.
Over this period, we are also witnessing the 'Global Integration of Monopoly Capital' & thus this phase of Capitalist-Imperialism will be far more vicious, predatory & destructive.
This strategy also systematically promotes Islamophobia on a global scale, so as to create a figure to be feared & hated & thus be protected against.
In India, these forces have found a willing social base amongst the Class/Caste Manuwadi elite. Whilst across South Asia & much of the rest of Asia, the forces of religious extremism & fanaticism are cynically deployed to further the Imperial agenda.
The ‘Global War on Terror’ (GWT) has pushed the world into a state of perpetual warfare. And as defined by the Neocon-Zionist cabal, it is “an unending war, without borders because the enemy is not a nation or centralized, but exists everywhere” - for which they reserve the right to launch pre-emtive or preventive wars.
Thus Terrorism is an instrument of manipulation by the major international powers. The GWT is basically a fake & is a cover for the wars of occupation & global hegemony.
The systematic global design to deploy the ‘strategy of terror’, seeks to have the following politico-military, economic & socio-religio-cultural impact on the nations of the world.
i) It is meant to demonize the struggles of the National Resistance to colonialism & thus deprive the people of their legitimate right to resist a foreign occupation.
ii) It leads to the redrawing of the geo-political & economic map of the world.
iii) It weakens the religio-ethnic faultlines & balkanizes nations & regions.
iv) It creates a perpetual war-like state of tensions between nations.
v) Within nations, it weakens the Constitutional, Legal & Democratic framework.
vi) It weakens & seeks to subvert the architecture of International Law & the edifice of Universal Human Rights.
vii) It weakens & divides Peoples’ in their struggles against Governments & Corporations.
viii) It seeks to create conditions for the submission of nation states to a global oligarchy.
ix) International Terrorism is a phenomenon that combines both State & Non-State political structures as a means to attain their objectives.
x) The infrastructure of terror includes the following hierarchy:
a) The STATE itself, plays the pivotal role.
b) The Military-Industrial Complex.
c) The Intelligence Agencies.
d) The Private Security Agencies.
e) The Police apparatus.
f) The Underworld Mafia, especially the International Cartel of Narco-Terror.
xi) The MEDIA: Terrorism is a weapon used in a new type of war & at the same time, International Terror in complicity with the ‘CORPORATE MEDIA’ becomes the manager of new global processes. It is precisely the symbiosis between Media & Terror, which allows for the manipulation of international politics & the existing reality.
xii) The agenda is to basically hegemonize every domain of our political, economic & socio-religio-cultural existence.
ANALYSING THE ACTS OF TERROR
We need to begin by challenging the dominant paradigm & the parameters of the debate, as set by the Corporate Media, in connivance with the State & the Corporatocracy.
We need to start by asking the simple question:
WHO gains from the terror attacks??
WHAT was the MOTIVE??
The POLITICAL TIMING of the terror attack is the key to understanding the forces that have perpetrated the terror attack!!
The factors behind each attack range from the local, to the national & the international terrain.
We also need to understand that the acts of terror are controlled at all the key levels by the State & its gargantuan intelligence security apparatus itself.
a) In the planning, financing, execution & thus controlling every facet of the terror attack.
b) In immediately planting the news reports across the Global Corporate Media.
c) And lastly, controlling the very investigation with fabricated evidence & pre-set results through its investigating agencies.
Undoubtedly the 9/11 WTC terror attack changed the very trajectory of International politics. It was not thus an attack on America, but an attack on the World, as is evident.
As all the other lies & deception collapsed, 9/11 continues to provide the sole justification for the continued wars of intervention & occupation by the US-Israel & NATO. Both Mr. Bush & now his very able successor Mr. Peace-Prize-Obama, continues to use this very excuse to justify the use of terror & wars leading to the deaths & displacement of millions of ordinary civilians.
The myth of 9/11 has been a key factor in the ‘Globalization of Islamophobia’ & the anti-Muslim xenophobia that has been unleashed in its wake.
Thus it is imperative that the myth of 9/11 be challenged, deconstructed & exposed for what it truly is. Let it be revealed to the people of the world that the 9/11 was a US-Israeli false flag terror operation, which was masterminded by the Zionist-Neocon cabal that rules Washington & Tel Aviv.
We thus support the demand of the overwhelming sections of American People for the 9/11 Commission to be re-opened & that the 9/11 attacks be re-investigated, with the new evidence & facts that have emerged over the course of the last 9 years. This has been possible due to the honest & diligent work undertaken by a wide cross-section of American society & that includes architects, engineers, theologians, lawyers, journalists, documentary film-makers, Hollywood stars, whistle-blowers from within the FBI & CIA - & they have been ably lead by the social activists who have created a vibrant '9/11 Truth Movement' across the length & breadth of the vast nation. And they have done so against all odds & despite the choicest epithets cast at them, they carried on undaunted.
Similarly, the 26/11 terror attack as earlier stated, was an attack on all of South Asia & Asia as well. The geo-political ramifications of the 26/11 attack have been extremely detrimental to the cause of South Asian & Asian solidarity. 26/11 definitely deepened the role of the US in both India & Pakistan, as it plays the role of the arbiter among the two warring nations. The role of Israel post-26/11 is increasing to unimaginable proportions & now it is extremely deeply entrenched within the Indian Defense & Internal Security structures.
With the 26/11 attack, the case is similar. Far too many questions lie unanswered & far too many facts do not match the official story. The government of India refuses to institute a commission of inquiry, which in itself is unprecedented.
It has therefore been our longstanding demand that the government appoint a ‘National Judicial Commission of Inquiry’ to investigate the truth of 26/11.
As per the SAARC Convention to Counter Terror (1987) & the Joint Committee Mechanism to Combat Terrorism (2006), we demand that:
a) Intelligence be shared between all the SAARC Nations. We all seem to be sharing Intel with the FBI in anycase, so it really cannot get any worse than this.
b) All Acts of Terror be jointly investigated.
c) Create a South Asian Court, to mete out exemplary punishment.
Till such time, the Peoples Movements across South Asia should create a ‘South Asian People’s Tribunal’ which should undertake the task.
Undoubtedly the truth of 26/11 will strengthen the anti-imperialist movements across the region.
Thus at the core lies the agenda of a South Asian struggle against the Imperial-Zionist onslaught on the sovereignty of our Peoples’ & Nations.
And a South Asian Union will emerge out of this very struggle.