The dawn must come.

The dawn must come.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Ecchoing Cycles!

By: Ahmed M. ElNahhas - Siena, May 24th 2017.
All throughout their history, many Arab Kings (tribe and clan leaders) have seeked for, and depended upon, foreign help! The relations between Arabs and the Sasanian Empire in Persia is a brilliant, yet shameful, example.. Just have a closer look at the disastrous effects from the disintegration of the Ayyubid State right after the death of Salahuddin, and you’ll notice the many similarities of how and why Arabs are in their present state of division.
When the landlords hire mercenaries to protect their interests and, in that scope, do the fighting for them, it has almost always ended up that mercenaries took control and toppled the landlords.. The Memelouks (literally: slave soldiers) did precisely that, seizing power over North Africa, Egypt, Sudan, Syria, Palestine, Mesopotamia, Hijaz and Yemen from the grasp of the Ayyoubids.

The Ayyoubid Empire

I’ve been thinking about that while watching Trump’s visits to KSA, Palestine and Italy; listening to related talk shows and the opinions of all pros and cons.. Allow me to say mine.
When he released his slogan “America First”, and when in many interviews and rallies has bluntly declared: “…Iraq and the Arabs must pay and they will pay trillions of dollars…” promising to acquire total control over Iraqi oil reserves; he wasn’t joking.. He was, and is convinced that the Arabs must settle the bill for the many “SACRIFICES” the US have gone through to calm the region’s troubled waters.. He did believe what he was saying, though forgetting that his America have always, since WWI, aimed and plotted just for that.
Well, if he truly believes that, it is his privilege; the problem is when the Arabs prove to follow such belief.. By donating 100million dollars to the Ivanka Trump Foundation, also by buying American weapons for billions of dollars. The tragedy is the Arabs themselves.. They asked the help of the US to liberate Kuwait from the grip of Saddam Hussein, overlooking the fact that it was an American scenario carefully written before hand, and executed to the letter by the then American ambassador to Baghdad, April Catherine Glaspie, and an egocentric arrogant Saddam fell in the CIA trap.
It was always the Arab oil (in KSA, Iraq, Libya).. Since the Arab Oil Embargo of the 1973; the Us and its’ allies were attentively planning and aiming at the full and total control of Arab and Middle Eastern resources.. They were just waiting to create the right moment.. The moment when the Arabs are in a state of total political chaos and social disorder.. What better moment than now as the oil prices are in their lowest levels since decades.. Very convenient for a deal.
Now Trump has found his chance and is loudly playing that tune.. His western allies are singing the chorus lines.. And the Arabs are the audience who’s paying an extremely expensive ticket to stand by idly, echoing the tune while watching the fireworks flaring all over their skies and burning their fields.
Same is happening again, only the modern versions of our time’s Al-No’man(s) are not kissing the hands of 'Khosrow II' or 'Yazdegerd III'; they have been systematically delivering their nation’s destiny to the New Empire's mercenary forces.

Pass On The Word.

Monday, 22 May 2017

It happened once.. And it’s happening again!!

By: Ahmed M. ElNahhas - Montopoli, May 22nd 2017.

Like every morning, I sat in the garden enjoying the first warm sun rays and read the news; my eyes at once caught that political cartoon on the first page of ‘La Repubblica’! It shacked me strongly, resuscitating sad old notions and memories.. And very much interlaced with our region’s most actual grievances.. Allow me to share them with you.

Just a century ago, an intelligence memo written in January 1916, by T. E. Lawrence (in folkloric jargon Lawrence of Arabia), described the Arab Revolt (or Great Arab Revolt began on June 5, 1916, and was declared on June 8 by the Sherif Hussein bin Ali with the aim of securing independence from the ruling Ottoman Turks) as “…beneficial to us, because it marches with our immediate aims, the break-up of the Islamic 'bloc' and the defeat and disruption of the Ottoman Empire, and because the states [Sharif Hussein] would set up to succeed the Turks would be … harmless to ourselves … The Arabs are even less stable than the Turks. If properly handled they would remain in a state of political mosaic, a tissue of small jealous principalities incapable of cohesion.
Now.. In our quest to understand the present, and in view of Lawrence’s memo highlighted contents, let us recapitulate the historically ascertained facts:
a)      On November 9th  1914, the first week of the Great War (WWI), the British Crown had to cut a deal with the rapidly growing Zionist Movement regarding the Palestinian Matter.. Shortly documented into an official letter known as the “Balfour Declaration”.

b)     The immediate result of WWI (according to the outcome of Versailles Peace Conference 1919)  was the designing of new borders based upon the Sykes - Picot secret agreement, set to define newly invented controllable entities (to become later pseudo-states) without any concern of demographic structure and regardless of ethnic, sectarian, religious and cultural differences.

Sykes - Picot Map

c)      The Western Empires Colonial interests were clearly displayed in their fervent pursue of all types of the region’s main resources monopolies (maritime, agricultural, industrial, mineral mostly OIL)!
However, things have slightly changed at the closure of the Second World Massacre (WWII).. Independence Fever swept all over the Western Empires territories in Asia, Africa and of course that freshly designed Middle East; and as a result the risk of losing the generous benefits that they have already enjoyed, added to the heavy financial burdens of the conflict itself; required a totally new approach: Containment.
That was the preaching sermon of the rich and muscled new comer’s growing ambitions, the United States of America, to convince the exhausted Empires to let go temporarily their grips on the colonies, in order to regain economic health; inspired by Woodrow Wilson’s 14 points, they all sat to exploit and establish new goals followed by related strategies, tactics and plan of executive actions.
Meaning that they had to accept, compromise, deviate, manipulate, negotiate, and tackle those invented entities into trivialities which will consume energy but mostly MONEY.. Hence, the necessity to invent new means of control: ‘International Bank for Reconstruction and development’ (the World Bank), and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Just look at the paramount promptness in forecasting and planning; these two financial institutions were the fruit of the 1944 Bretton Woods accords; and yet both are still managing the entire 3rd world’s destinies in Asia, Africa, South America, and recently parts of Europe itself.
Following the success of ‘Containment’ policies, a new phase must spin ahead: Hegemony! Tools of which were nothing but the initial minutes present in the above 1916 Lawrence’s intel memo.. The oldest dominion principle conquerors have ever invented: dīvide et īmpera the Latin for Divide and Rule. So, here we are.. throughout the last 5 decades we have witnessed an exagerated acceleration of “cause and effect” excuses, even lies, invented just to do that.. Like:
  1. Nominating “Mujahedeen” the Afghani War Lords and financing, arming and training them; in order to attract most Arab and Muslim frustrated, and mostly ignorant, youth to join the conflict.
  2. The theatrical presentation of the Anthrax Phial by Colin Powell at the UN Security Council, used as an excuse to invade Iraq and topple Saddam Hussein. 
  3. Infiltrating (by means of local assets) the ranks of the middle eastern anti-corruption opposition movements to enhance the national, tribal, sectarian, religious and cultural divergences as to ignite endless and most consuming conflicts.
  4. Same tactics were also used to split the Horn Of Africa, the Indian Ocean Islands, the West Afriacn Nations, the African Great Lakes Nations, and Central African States; and the turn came to hit the Sudan, Yemen, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Mauritania…etc.

Once those two phases have matured their fruits, the final step must be: Redrawing the Middle East”!

The map was prepared by Lieutenant-Colonel Ralph Peters. It was published in the Armed Forces Journal in June 2006, Peters is a retired colonel of the U.S. National War Academy. (Map Copyright Lieutenant-Colonel Ralph Peters 2006).
Now, The newly appointed US president has just sold billions of dollars worth of arms to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia!! Not to protect itself from foreign agression or domestic terror organisations; but to continue its bloody war in Yemen.

Congratulations Arab Nation, we're now borrowing money to buy their weapons to kill each other!

Got the picture now??!!

Pass On The Word.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Terror.. The other Side of War On Terror!

By: Ahmed M. ElNahhas - Firenze, May 21st 2017.
Since its ratification in 1929/31, the “Treatment Of Prisoners Of War”, known as the “Geneva Convention”, prevailed in defending the rights of those unfortunate soldiers, or civilians, caught in the custody of their adversaries in any belligerent conflict between two or more nations.
Whereas article 81 states that “…individuals who follow the armed forces without directly belonging thereto, who fall into the enemy's hands and whom the latter think expedient to detain, shall be entitled to be treated as prisoners of war”. This provision covered military support contractors, civilian war correspondents, sutlers, etc.
Yet, at the distance of 86 years, things have drastically changed.. POWs are no longer considered, or treated, as such; but simply and solely they are TERRORISTS, of whom and with whom anything goes.. Torture.. Humiliation.. Rape.. Have all become integrant chapters from the new book of “Enhanced Interrogation Techniques”! Today studied, tutored and trained all over the world!
Just consider the scandalous cases of Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib; where those ‘techniques’ are used, not to get from the prisoners information (already by itself an unacceptable practice) yet may help saving the lives of compatriots; but simply to humiliate the enemy, with no other reason.
Emergency Response Division (ERD) commonly nicknamed “Dirty Brigades” is a special Anti-Terrorism Task Force especially chosen from the ranks of Baghdad Army, and highly trained on modern Interrogations Techniques by American and Italian “Consultants”!

Here is how they operate.. As the battle for Mosul is still roaring, ERD operatives exercise their own developed versions of the “Enhanced Interrogation Techniques” they have learned on Mehdi Mahmud, a civilian from a small village that was under DAESH till recently, whom they suspect being DAESH (ISIL) collaborators!

PS: To know more about the enhanced interrogation techniques, click here: