Treasure Island

NAYYAR SHABBIR AHMAD

(1950 / Lahore, Pakistan)

The Conundrun


The real irony of the situation as the world exists in the year 2007, is this:

Certain influential
politicans in the West
are obsessed with the deeds of
one
Osama Bin Laden

He who had at one time
been hailed a ‘Hero’
by the Americans
for helping
them oust the Russians from Afghanistan

Let me tell you that
the West began to heap
inumerable weapons on him and his colleagues
in the 1980s
without knowing anything
about him or any of them
Or, even bothering to question their idelogy

(I guess
so long as they appeared to be
on the correct side
then, that was alright!)

Similarly, the US, Britain and their Allies
piled Saddam Hussain high
with Chemical Weapons
to use against the Iranians
during the Iran/Iraq war

And, those very same Allies conveniently looked the other way
when Saddam Hussain turned those very same chemical weapons
on the innocent Iraqi Citizens of his Country

But, once Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussain
refused to do America’s bidding
the US accused them of becomming deranged villans

Yes! The US changed it’s tune
and demanded the world join hands with it
in order to eliminate
the two cretains it had itself created

Many of the poorer Nations were caught up in a dilemma
Should they kow-tow to America or not...?

The nations closest to Afghanistan
...like Pakistan
were given no choice
They were threatened into joining
'The war on terror'

This open-ended war
has been going on since Dec.2001

Meanwhile
Britain, Italy and other minor Countries
have joined America in it’s illegal war-without-end in Iraq

(You can see very clearly that
America and the West
refuse to acknowledge their own part in
creating the two Monsters they did)

Nor do they care about
the misery they’re spreading
through their inhumane actions

Few Governments dare criticize
America’s warped foreign policy
It’s recklessness
and, it’s almost total unaccountability

The upshot of the two endless wars has been that:
terrorism has spread all over the globe
rather than been contained
as was the original intention

And instead of facing weapons of mass destruction in Iraq
America’s coalition is facing violent and ruthless Iraqi and foreign insurgents
.......

THERE SEEMS TO BE
NO WAY OUT

IS IT ANY WONDER
THE WORLD ‘S IN
THE MESS THAT IT’S IN? !

Submitted: Saturday, January 30, 2010
Edited: Friday, March 26, 2010

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