The “war on terror” as a cover for squashing Islamic self-determination

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Abu Dharr

Safar 05, 1430 2009-02-01

Guest Editorial

by Abu Dharr (Guest Editorial, Crescent International Vol. 37, No. 12, Safar, 1430)

The Israeli Amalek just do not get it. Their military failure in the summer of 2006 against Hizbullah in Lebanon did not register. Their American supplied weapons have gone to their head. And now they are not relearning the lesson they failed to learn inLebanon; and that lesson is: you cannot defeat the up-and-coming Islamic forces of self-determination — Hizbullah in Lebanon,Hamas and Islamic Jihad in Palestine. The Israeli head is just too hard for this lesson to penetrate. The Islamic forces of self-determination around the Holy Land cannot be eliminated by a Zionist, Talmudic and imperialist technology. And if the Israeli officials will not get it, you can forget about their official American political slaves in Washington getting it!

As has been the case with Israeli miscalculators ever since the dawn of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, every time they set out to eliminate or reduce such popular forces as Hizbullah and Hamas, the Israelis wind up licking their chops. Every time Israel goes into military murderous action in Lebanon and Palestine to try to dislodge these populist movements, these anti-occupation forces gain further popularity, legitimacy, and experience. Three years of Zionist-imperialist, political and economic strangulation, followed by three weeks of Zionist-imperialist warfare against the legitimate representatives of the people in Ghazzah andPalestine, and still the Israeli brain is incapable of absorbing the myriad lessons resulting from wayward Zionist policies of mass murder and indiscriminate slaughter.

We are going to take our gloves off, because the masks have fallen. The Zionist military establishment is not fighting for the Jewish people; it never has. It is fighting for the ruling classes in imperialist countries and in the buffer nation-states around them. Some Israeli officials have let the cat out of the bag, bragging that they are fighting this war against Hamas on behalf of the “moderate Arabs” by which they mean practically all the governments in Arab ian countries from Morocco to Kuwait. What a convenient distraction from reality: “moderate Arab states!” These are not “moderate” regimes; they are unconscionable, outrageous, inordinate, and without compassion. They watched babies’ bodies ripped asunder, bullets piercing the hearts of infants, old men and women wandering in the fields without homes or a roof over their head, and bleeding bodies that had nowhere to go in the world for medical attention. These sell-out “moderates” in Cairo, Riyadh, and Amman were a hop, step, and jump from the huge bloodstained triage area called Ghazzah and they could not even offer the necessities for the survival of their own “Arab” brothers, Muslim kin and neighbors.

These descendants of Abu Jahl and Abu Lahab are enjoying their mushrik moment with the descendants of Huyay ibn al-Akhtaband his brother Abu Yasir ibn al-Akhtab, the decisions makers of Bani al-Nadir in Madinah. We’ve seen this act before…

The real issues should now be abundantly clear to all committed Muslims. The Israeli “dress rehearsal” on Hamas is meant to pave the way for an attack on either Islamic Iran or, perhaps vulnerable Syria. That in reality constitutes their “central front in the war on terror.” The new US administration plans to send 30,000 troops to Afghanistan. We do not think these troops are meant to fight irregular and asymmetric warfare in a geographical area of the world that is known as the historical graveyard of imperial empires. We believe desperate politicians will do desperate things. And before they do these desperate things we all are going to have to get something straight — that the Israeli-American axis of exploitation and aggression is not at war with the “Taliban,” or al-Qa‘ida, or Saudi Wahhabism, or a new breed of American inspired “Sufis.” The Israeli-American war is against Islamic self-determination, Islamic independence, and Islamic revolution.

These “Isramerican” officials will try their best to cast the coming wars against Islamic governance and freedom in the image of their war against fascism and communism. The “central front” in this war is Islamic Iran. Make no mistake about it. As if there are not enough examples, we should point to some of them. Just in the past few days, an Iranian official warned the US on spying; the US frustrated Israeli plans to bomb Iranian nuclear facilities because American intelligence was working on its own strategies to sabotage the same facilities with the help of newly recruited Iranian espionage agents.

The Israeli bug in the American political head says that Iraq has been politically snatched from the Islamic fold. Pity the American soldiers, sailors, marines, airmen, and guardsmen who died in Iraq for no good cause at all, except maybe, and this is a huge “maybe,” to delay an imminent fusion of popular will between Iran and Iraq. The military mongrel of Zionist and imperialist forces in the Islamic terrestrial is not defeating a current generation, it is recruiting a new generation of warriors against an imperialIsrael and a Zionist America. Observe the thunder of the populations from al-Qayrawan to Karbala and from Capetown to Konya— the masses of Muslims are seething with a unifying wrath against the brutal indiscriminate murderers for Zion.

The Islamic core in Iran remains the strategic enemy of the Washington-Tel Aviv-Riyadh nexus. The past four years (almost) of president Ahmadi-nejad’s administration has brought closer the “less-than-political” segments of the Islamic State and the Islamic Movement. It is a tribute to the current president of the Islamic Republic in Iran that Hizbullah and Hamas have been joined together by the trans-denominational struggle against the Zionist aggressors occupying the Holy Land of Palestine. It is because of the un-Khatamized approach to Hizbullah and Hamas that the rank and file Muslims are closing ranks, and in the process exposing the hypocrisy of so called “Sunni” rulers who have more in common with Olmert and Livni than they have with theirqiblah brethren in Palestine.

It is due to the free-spoken and forthright approach of the current elected government in Tehran that the Islamic East became a rollercoaster for the Bush regime in Washington. Bush left the White House as the most unpopular US president. His vice president Dick Cheney in a wheelchair symbolized the Bush regime — beaten and crippled. The euphoric approval of Obama was just a reaction against the terrible Bush nightmare. Brutish Bush was forgotten the day he left Washington.

We do not know what the future will hold. Unfortnately, some Iranians have a temperament. That may mean that Mr.Ahmadinejad may not be re-elected when the presidential elections are held about five months down the road. We hear that Mr.Khatami has thrown his hat into the ring. We know that there are others who are patiently waiting in the wings to announce their candidacy for president. We do not have a crystal ball to predict how the popular winds are going to blow in the only democracy in the Middle East. But we do hope and pray that the Islamic heart and pulse in Iran are stronger than the combined sentiments and expectations of the nationalists, the bazaaris, the anti-Wilayat-e-Faqih religious crowd, and most importantly the slick sectarians who have their personnel at every level.

If the “softies” win the election they will shed the lesson of the past four years. That lesson stands today for everyone to contemplate: the Israeli military and society cannot sustain an extended popular war of attrition, demonstrated courtesy ofHizbullah and Hamas. The Islamic command in the Islamic State and movement have to understand that the coming military encounters with the Zionist war criminals are going to have to be a grand multiplier of Hizbullah and Hamas.

And on that day, the committed Muslims shall rejoice due to Allah’s [provision of] victory.

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