Trump runs risk of ‘Imperial Overstretch’
THE PROFOUND letter by Dr Firoz Osman (“Trump exposes US hypocrisy”), warrants a response.
Thirty-two years of both Democratic and Republican rule, encompassing a scorched-earth strategy, has totally and utterly destroyed every vestige of normality in the countries they savagely bombed into submission.
President Donald Trump will have to inherit a shattered and fractured Middle East. The US may be the sole remaining superpower, it is also the world’s largest debtor nation.
His military policy, from an economic standpoint looks like the classic overreach of a declining superpower going into debt to maintain yesteryear’s prestige.
Trump now runs the risk so familiar to historians of the rise and fall of previous great powers, of what might be called “Imperial Overstretch”.
Russia is fully involved in the Syrian conflict, a death march towards Armageddon. A fully-fledged war is in progress, with the possibility that it could ignite World War III.
The evils of war are great in their endurance and have a long reckoning for ages to come. Peace remains elusive in Syria and Iraq as the grim battle for survival and supremacy rages on.
The psychology of killing and witnessing of such raw violence, will affect young Arabs for decades to come. The horrors of this war will never recede from their collective memories.
War demolishes the progress made by mankind. It is retrograde step in the development of humanity. As the sword of Damocles hangs over the Middle East, the world watches on silently. History will not be kind to us. It will judge us harshly.
These Western-contrived wars are about killing people, and it is executed with inhuman beastliness. When civilians suffer in war, it is often a deliberate act.
These are the strategic decisions of political and military leaders who make civilians their targets to gain the upper hand in their quest for global domination.
Women and children in the conflict zones, who played no role in the conflict, are the people who have suffered most.
The world is shocked and in a state of political coma, unable to solve the killings in Syria.
Its conscience has been shaken by reports of systematic brutality that has enveloped the land mass of Syria. The UN has been confronted with inexplicable brutality committed in every corner of Syria. No area remains untouched; it has become a desolate land,as the interventionists resort to carpet bombing, which is a grave violation of every facet of international law.
During the Nuremberg trials, Nazi leaders were hung for similar breaches of laws regarding war crimes against humanity.
What is happening in Syria, Yemen and Iraq reflect the barbarity of our times.
The ICC remains silent on these issues. It is an institution that has outlived its relevance and its only option is to disband and be relegated to the dust heap of history.
What’s happenng reflects barbarity of our time