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The world war is on
by Abid Ullah Jan
The erudite Muslim scholars who are blaming Muslims alone for their present miserable condition are no different than their forefathers who liked to argue about how many angels could dance on the head of a pin at a time when enemy was busy undermining every aspect of their life. As the war on Islam intensifies, the so-called Muslim scholars are turning their attention to the US just-war theory, currently among the more ridiculous attempts to make reality conform to pure lies and contingency fit into pre-packaged categories of good and evil.
Not that there’s anything intrinsically wrong with just-war theory. It does provide the only middle ground between promiscuous pacifism and totalistic crusading. It is just that the US is neither going for a just-war, nor is WMD, Saddam, Osama, or the Taliban its ultimate objective. Unfortunately, we are blind to the reality that the US is not even independent in making decisions to go to war. It might sound strange, but the only unjust cause and result of the post-September 11 war is Greater Israel.
Like Israel’s founding fathers, the present generation of Jewish leaders sees the existing area of Israel as a base for further conquest later. Like Weizmann, every Israeli leader considers Israel’s boundaries “skimpy”, believing, “The Kingdom of David was smaller; under Solomon it became an Empire. Who knows? C’est le premier pas qui compte” – it is the first step that counts.
The whole history of Zionism revolves around this dream. Israel’s leaders, who have gradually and progressively edged toward explicitly embracing this dream, have never decisively repudiated it. The gains of 1948 and 1967 were mere stepping-stones. Israel will keep expanding as long as it can.
Without going into details about Israel’s hand behind 9-11 or Bush Junior’s being on fire, the latest situation according to Jane's Foreign Report Newsletter is that Israeli forces are already operating inside W"
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