I watched the footage of people celebrating in DC and Times Square NYC. I was amazed! It clearly reminded me of the people celebrating in the Middle East after the 9/11 attacks. Right now America is celebrating Osama's death just like a bunch of 'sick' people celebrated the death of 3000 innocent Americans! The similarity is strong and equally paradoxical -- Justice is terribly subjective. It seems that my wonderful American brothers and sisters are no more civilized than their 'uncivilized/terrorist’ Muslim brothers and sisters:)
I am originally from Pakistan and I happen to be a woman and contrary to popular belief in the US, courtesy your media I’m anything BUT oppressed! You have to see it to believe it. 9/11 was heartbreaking for me! I was living in NYC when the twin towers came down. I was supposed to be visiting the "Windows of the World" that morning. Technically speaking, I would have been a victim of 9/11 too if my alarm clock had not died on me! It was fairly freaky to be a 'Muslim' from 'Pakistan' around that time or maybe it was purely psychological paranoia: "they think I'm a terrorist too!" To be completely honest, I would cringe even at the thought of stepping over and killing an insect on purpose (yes, it sounds psychotic but that's how I was raised - to respect and protect LIFE) And there I was looked down upon as a 'terrorist' from a Muslim country ---- just like the rest of the 1.8 billion Muslims out there in this world! It was tough!
It's been almost 10 years and finally Osama bin Laden is DEAD (at least that's what we are told by the media and there's NO way we can double check if this information is correct or real) Pakistan's map is being flashed on each and every news channel ---- Fox news continues to amuse me with it's reckless brain washing of the naive ill informed average American. In the middle of all this jubilation, I'm scared hoarse, 'What's next'? From Afghanistan to Iraq to Pakistan - You came looking for Osama and happily killed many innocent Afghans, Iraqis and now Pakistani men, women and children - ALL IN THE NAME OF THIS "WAR AGAINST TERRORISM"? SWEET! Who are you? GOD? With a license to kill whoever, in your delusional frame of mind, falls in the category of 'terrorism'? As the saying goes “One man’s wine is another man’s poison” Americans are terrorists in the eyes of those who are being killed in the name of terrorism. How come you are not '"labeled" as a terrorist country when you go around the globe killing whoever you choose to?
Only two decades ago these same terrorists were hailed as the Mujahideen who helped bring down the mighty Russian Empire. None other than this very Osama Bin Laden built for the US its arsenal in the mountains of Tora Bora. What a paradox! You left them in the lurch once your job was done to become the Only Super Power in a Unipolar world. What about all those countless homeless, parentless kids roaming around in these countries who are suffering the cost of your revenge? Is this the end of terrorism or just the beginning of some real ugly end? Aren’t you sowing the dragon’s teeth this way? How do you think these kids feel? Families who have lost their innocent sons, husbands, wives, mothers or fathers? How do you think they feel? What do you think they are capable of doing? They’ve got no Black Hawks, UAVs, highly trained commandos or advanced equipment to seek revenge by declaring a 'civilized war'? If they could Mr Obama, I assure you, they would! The world would not look at them as 'terrorists' - Just the way you are justified to kill as many innocents as you like because you are 'civilized' and 'resourceful' enough to attack others and label it as 'WAR ON TERRORISM'! What about these homeless/parentless children roaming around the streets of Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan? How do they feel? Do you have any idea? What if they decide to declare their own 'version' of a war on terrorism against the US? They’ve got no Black Hawks, UAVs, highly trained commandos or other sophisticated resources needed to declare a 'fair' war? What do you think they are going to do when they grow up? What if I AM THAT CHILD? IMAGINE for a second: WHAT IF YOU ARE THAT CHILD? No amount of reason or logic can help you feel compassion towards those who not only kill innocents but also think they are entitled to do so! THINK for a second: If I come over and blast your home, kill your children and the rest of your family in front of you --- how would you feel? How did you feel when 9/11 happened? Did you forget the mourning Moms and Dads and kids? Their lifelines never made it home that day! People jumped out in desperation from some of the highest floors of the Twin Towers? How can you forget what it means to be innocent and pay the price of someone else's crime? How can you enter my home, burn it down and kill all my loved ones and expect me to forgive you? Would you forgive me and embrace me if I did that to you? Your sickly and highly biased spineless media (CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX) does not cover your ruthless killings all over the world, which does not mean you are innocent! Just because you are powerful enough to hide all your war crimes, it does not mean your victims are going to continue to suffer in silence! How can you continue to second guess all the hatred you've successfully managed to pile up by killing countless innocent people all over the globe? Mr Obama, loss leads to pain and pain makes you do crazy things --- especially if it's continues to gnaw your heart and soul for years! The human bombers are a case in point. After the Japanese Kamikaze pilots these are examples of the ultimate sacrifice born of hatred.
Today, I'm worried --- I'm extremely worried about my people and my country! This could simply be another excuse for the US to sit in my home and continue to kill as many as they like in the name of this bloody (literally!) continued war on terrorism!! I'm done --- I'm exhausted --- I'm drained! But I'm definitely smart enough to see where it's going! I don't need to try hard enough to empathize with all those kids, men and women and I can imagine the hatred they feel against the US! Please know that not even for a Nano second am I promoting the idea that TERRORISM IS JUSTIFIED or killing innocent people is OK! What I'm trying to put forth is very simple: you're civilized enough to go and kill whoever you like, right? What about all those innocent people from these poor countries who don't have the luxury to attack the US in a civilized manner? What about their justice and seething revenge? What about their pain and loss? Mr. Obama, if you really want to end this war on terrorism then I humbly request you to please STOP being a TERRORIST FIRST! STOP HURTING HUMAN LIFE IN THE NAME OF WAR (OR OIL)! OR better come up with a SAMRT pill that can wipe off all the memories of all the painful losses people have suffered because of your reckless grandiose entitlement to kill!
LAST: Mr Obama, May Allah continue to bless you and America for its brilliant ideology and democracy! For me, I will continue to admire and respect America (and that clearly EXCLUDES ALL THEIR FUNKY FOREIGN POLICIES - I do not have even an ounce of respect for some of them) I just hope and pray, someday, one of you will stand up and not only acknowledge but also decide to STOP your own 'version' of 'terrorism'! I hope that will significantly cut down the anti American sentiment as well the churning of thousands of homeless/parentless victims every year who are ideal candidates for their own version of 'war on terrorism' against the US of A --- Trust me, justice is awfully subjective!
I’m praying and waiting for an American leader a la Thomas Jefferson!