MRN: ‘Who are the terrorists? begs answer’

There is no justification for the killing of defenseless civilians as witnessed in the Northern Sinai of Egypt on Friday, 24th November 2017. The Media Review Network (MRN) condemns such dastardly acts of barbarism in the toughest conceivable terms.

There is no such thing as “international terrorism”. To declare war on “international terrorism” is nonsense. Politicians who do so are either fools or cynics, and probably both.
The so-called “war on terror”, led by the United States and her allies, including Israel, NATO, India, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia and the GCC, has resulted in one massive graveyard of civilians, mostly Muslims, from Kashmir to Yemen.

The civilian population in all these countries has resisted the occupation of their countries in the name of the Empire and the New World Order. In some countries they have resisted the brutal, authoritarian governments that rule over them.
The question: “Who are the terrorists?” begs an answer. Those resisting occupation and oppression or those perpetrating these acts of human rights violations in the hope that it will terrorize the civilian population into submission.

Al-Sisi, a US-trained general and former head of Hosni Mubarak’s military intelligence service, has ruled Egypt with an iron fist. He took power in a bloody coup against the elected president, Mohamed Morsi, and the Muslim Brotherhood in July 2013. He has hailed the security forces that have been killing and torturing people by the thousands.

If the west is serious about democracy, peace and justice, then the Media Review Network demand that they shut down Guantanamo concentration camp, stop attacking Muslim countries, stop supplying military weapons to Al Qaeeda and ISIS, prohibit arms sales to governments who commit war crimes or human rights violations and stop destabilizing and overthrowing internationally recognized governments.

If the west views these demands as politically impossible and refuse to take such steps then it must accept that they share the responsibility for perpetuating the horrors of international terrorism.

Ibrahim Vawda
Media Review Network

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