We are in no position to advise Muslim Umah as it does not exist at present, we can only weep besides the tomb of Sallahuddin Ayubi Al Tikrati. Can Pakistani politico military leadership and honorable judges get over with their business as usual and the media sensitize the nation on the threat of extinction knocking at our door.
By Adeela Naureen and Umar Waqar
As the Muslim Ummah gets into the last ashraa of this Ramazan, we find our hearts perched on the tomb of Salahuddin Ayubi, the great Sultan who united Muslims from Turkey, Egypt, Iraq, Syria and bulk of Levant into a cohesive force and defeated the Crusaders(something similar to NATO) of that time. With tearful eyes we pay our homage to the great Sult-an in the city of his resting place, Damascus. Looking around we find brother on brother’s throat, divided on the fault lines of Shiite, Sunni, Kurd, Turk, Arab, Salaffi, Allawi, Irani…and the list goes on.
Is it the collective failure of the people, ulema, political leaders, intellectuals or all of the above? The Turkish Zaman newspaper had a picture of a smart soldier from Syrian resistance adoring the front page, a blue eyed young man with musc-ular features, brandishing a machine gun…probably ready to kill his brothers from Syria. We heared that Bashar Al Ass-ad forces have been pounding their brothers with gun ship helicopters and tanks and fighter Aircrafts, go back in 2011,w-e had same story being relayed in Tripoli and Ben Ghazi, then it was Col Gaddafi forces doing the same to his brothers in Libya.
The dangerous and ominous thing is that countries who are playing with fire dont realize that it will reach their homes as well. Iran and Turkey are heading to a possible confrontation, despite the fact that unleashing of Iraqi fragmentation and rise of Kurds, threaten both. Greater Kurdistan is now becoming a reality, are we heading for a grand conflagration for a Turkish-Kurdish war, or a Saudi-Iranian war, or Turkish-Iranian war, leading to complete destabilization of the Middle E-ast and rise of Sub nationalists where Greater Middle East will be redrawn, new states emerge, creating hostilities within Islamic World for another 100 years. Who will lose and who will win…you don’t have to be a Rocket Scientist to answer. That reminds us of a time line chart drawn in a United States Airforce Scenario building paper in 1996,with the name of Alternate Futures,2025. The combined scenarios had following timelines,2002-Saddam eliminated,2012- Birth of Kurdis-h State, 2014-Turky-Kurdish War- 2014- Iran defeated by US lead coalition after closure of the Gulf.
If you extend the scenarios and link the past two decades, one can start grasping the objective of the Long War or the War on Terror. Imagine breakup of Middle East,a fractured Turkey or Iran, what centrifugal forces could be unleashed as a result of these horrendous scenarios, could Pakistan take sides in Persian-Arab contest, what will be the fall out for Baluchistan where the Hazara Community is already being targeted to complete the Jixa Puzzle of Iranian question, what about Greater Baluchistan, as Iran fragments. And if a nuclear Pakistan is strategically suffocated, what happens to India. By the way India has already shown her reservations on the Greater Middle East plan and is using BRICKS forum to air her views.
We are in no position to advise Muslim Umah as it does not exist at present, we can only weep besides the tomb of Sallahuddin Ayubi Al Tikrati. Can Pakistani politico military leadership and honorable judges get over with their business as usual and the media sensitize the nation on the threat of extinction knocking at our door. Can we advise the leadership in Middle East that you cannot have your palaces saved if you burn the country side all around you, for sake of humanity and the name of God stop bleeding each other. If you cannot understand our poor English we quote a phrase from Martin Luther King Jr, “The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. Through violence you may murder the liar, but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth. Through violence you may murder the hater, but you do not murder hate. In fact, violence merely increases hate. So it goes. … Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that”.
We will conclude the article by quoting something from Prof. Michel Chossudovsky of Global research he writes, “In an article published in December 2007, following the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, I suggested that the US-NATO course for Pakistan consisted "in fomenting social, ethnic and factional divisions and political fragmentation, including the territorial break up of Pakistan. Recent developments (including the aerial bombardments of Pakistani villages under the auspices of the "war on terrorism") indelibly point to a broadening of the Afghan war theater, which now encompasses parts of Pakistan. The underlying tendency is towards an Afghan-Pakistani-War, already in 2005, a report by the US National Intelligence Council and the CIA forecast a "Yugoslav-like fate" for Pakistan "in a decade with the country riven by civil war, bloodshed and inter-provincial rivalries, as seen recently in Balochistan." (Energy Compass, 2 March 2005). According to the NIC-CIA, Pakistan is slated to become a "failed state" by 2015, "as it would be affected by civil war, complete Talibanisation and struggle for control of its nuclear weapons".