Osama Bin Laden is dead.
The leader of a terrorist group, Al Qaeda, was once supported by the U.S and armed by the same to fight against the Soviets. The wealthy son of a Saudi construction company owner who followed and implemented the plans set out by the CIA, was supported by Pakistan, US and Britain. The US policy then was to drum up support for Muslim radicals to destabilize the Soviet Union. Bin Laden fought against the Soviet Union and helped to bring the communist regime to it’s knees. Until Russia withdrew from Afghanistan, he largely financed and organised Mujahideen training camps, while the weaponry and military trainers came from the US,
In fact the block buster movie Rambo 111, was set in Afghanistan, featuring the mujahideen supported by the US. Prior to the American war in Afghanistan, the ending quote of the movie read “This film is dedicated to the brave Mujahideen fighters of Afghanistan”. This was then edited to read “people of Afghanistan”.
Hypocrisy? Osama bin Laden is dead, he was shot through the head, the papers were fed, the people now, they are led ? We witness shows of joy from people celebrating at Ground Zero and gleeful comments about the death of the man, who once was Americas friend, until he turned against them.
But why did he fall out?
Osama bin Laden only became a “terrorist” in US eyes, when he opposed the decision of the Saudi Royal Family to allow more than 540,000 US troops to be stationed on their soil, following Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait. He was concerned that once American soldiers entered, they might not leave. Was he correct to be concerned?
Thousands of US troops remained in Saudi Arabia after the end of the Gulf War. Osama bin Laden’s anger turned into outright opposition. He declared that Saudi Arabia and other regimes — such as Egypt — in the Middle East were puppets of the US, just as the PDPA government of Afghanistan had been a puppet of the Soviet Union.
Bin Laden then began to fight a much bigger and stronger opponent and he put to use the tactics that had been taught by the CIA in the training camps. Ali Mohammed, one of bin Laden’s top aides and the man who trained the operatives, was actually a member of the US army’s elite Green Berets ! These “operatives” were recruited at the al Kifah Refugee Centre in Brooklyn, New York, They were given paramilitary training in the New York area and then sent to Afghanistan with US assistance to join Hekmatyar’s forces.
These are some of the events and circumstances that led to the formation of Al Quaeda, a global terrorist organisation that masterminded the September 11 attacks, with the goal of breaking foreign influence in Muslim countries.
I am not writing this in support of Osama bin Laden, as he was clearly an unforgiving and intolerant man. He was willing to slaughter any human being for revenge, and to try and force his thinking on a world of seekers. He led the sheep, as do the governments of the US and the West. I have just passed this information above, to try and show that there is truly no one right! The US and UK are responsible for more killing throughout the years and the world, than all the so called dictators put together! They talk about democracy and they preach peace, yet they teach peace down the barrel of their guns, and through their threat of destruction.
Many people reading this will already have a fixed viewpoint brought about by what they call the truth, yet can we not step back and say the following: Osama bin Laden got angry over the US troops on his land. Who’s land ? His !
America was willing to promote radicalism to destabilise Russia, and then condemn the same when it turned on them. Does the threat of bombs or the actions of murder, stop a war? Can an enemy truly be destroyed? Will the Taliban ever destroy America? Will America ever destroy the Taliban? Do the sons of murdered Americans not hold the same longing for retribution and justice, as the sons of the murdered Taliban? Of course they do! If someone came in and dropped a bomb on your home today and killed all your family, or even one of your close relatives, would you care who was right or wrong? Would you say, ” oh I am non-violent and don’t agree with American/ the policy of the West, therefore I will let it drop. ”
Would you ?
I believe all humans come from the same stock. I believe regardless of place or custom, essentially all of us have the same desires, fears, ability to love and hate as the next. Our tears taste no different than anyone else’s.
This and the fact we carry an invisible powerful hidden longing to find the truth of who we are. This longing seems so weak and passive, yet is the main reason we move through life, it is the one underlying driving force behind life. No man openly asks for destruction, what he longs for is release, release from the bondage of blindness!
The only way any peace can be maintained, is when man’s justice is aligned with the justice of that sustaining power, which some call God. Every situation has truth in it. Every situation of a devastating nature has arisen through the ignoring of the spiritual laws. As human beings we need to identify our weaknesses, fear them not, understand that others have weaknesses too and fear them not either. Through candid communication and the opening of spirit, by the stepping aside of human fear and flexibility of opinion, we can prevail.
The conflicts in South Africa and in N. Ireland have shown, no side can win, but both sides can recognise they can benefit the collective, by communicating their fears, hopes and dreams together with love.
If there truly were a United Nations, even the less bright among us can agree the existing UN does not live up to its founding agreement ( We the peoples of the United Nations determined…to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small…) If there were a real United Nations, the power and fears of each individual country could be placed before the collective representatives of each and every country and the collective through the opening of mind and intention based on love and benefit of all, including themselves, reach a conclusion which in my opinion would be to the betterment of all mankind.
People will never defeat people, all that will be found is more dead human beings.
It is essential the countries of the world come together to form a senate of men. It is essential in the shorterm, dialogue is opened up to start to negotiate and listen to the fears and dreams and intention of peoples throughout our planet. If they be extreme and dangerous, are they not easier nullified by awareness and openness than by oppression? Does what we resist not persist ?
So what can an individual ‘do’ to improve the human condition? Well the answer is found in silence. Action brought about by thoughts and baggage of experience is not the best starting point. The starting point is silence, it is the dropping of self, even for a few moments. This space or gap as it seems to us, is the opening and allowing of spirit to act through us. It will bring freedom firstly from our minds and releases endless potentiality. Through this creative catalyst which has a foundation in love- true love, the earth is ours and all that is in it. So by stepping aside we can have a new view point, by having a better view point we have a much clearer starting point which will be based on the collective betterment of all and the sharing of earths gifts in a fundamentally and progressive manner. The existing U.N should be contacted and reminded of their responsibilities
Today a man was shot dead, somewhere some place is a human crying for Osama bin Laden. Somewhere, someplace a relative cries on memory of a loved one, killed by Osama bin Laden. They both have lost something, they may feel revenge, or they may even feel slightly happy. The world will continue and more human beings will kill each other. Someone, somewhere will justify each and every killing, but someone else somewhere will weep for a son or daughter born from the womb of a woman of the earth, as a child of the universe.
That child regardless of his path, is my brother and therefore yours!
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