Open letter to my American friends, online antagonists and detractors

2014-12-13 10:58

Now that the torture report has been declassified and made public, the "wave of anger" will go global and become a tsunami unless you, my American friends, take strong civil action against those responsible for the crimes perpetrated in your name.

I have to ask you this though: Why is there a "wave of anger " now, at this point in time?

Is it because you were too terrified to ask and to speak out against the torture when we raised the alarm ? You therefore had constructive knowledge that it was taking place , in your name and  your silence since 2001 made you an accessory of the fact that as a result you condoned torture and false imprisonment of innocent Muslims.

Remember how the Germans were held collectively complicit in the execution of the Holocaust. If you doubt this, you must read Daniel Goldhagen's "Hitler's Willing Executioners". Ordinary Germans who were carefully indoctrinated into accepting that Jews were the cause to Germany's problems looked away when the Nazis started that odious pogrom dubbed as the "Holocaust".

Or were you so embedded in your Islamophobia that such crimes against humanity are acceptable since Muslims are inhuman and  therefore are worthy as vermin?

It must be, otherwise you would rise en masse as a million person wave just like Martin Luther King unleashed on a racist creed that dominated your neck of the woods. Your own media as well as the CIA consistently lied to you.

When the Muslim world was laying charges of rape and torture you sided with your government and most of your country people joined the choreographed mantra that "you were either with us (Bush etc) or you were with the terrorists (that is Islam) " and so you shut up.

So let's do away with hypocrisy, with hand wringing apologies. Victims don't want reparations without justice.

Show your anger by taking to the streets of Washington and demanding the impeachment and criminal prosecution of President Obama, Bush, Colin Powell, Condileesa Rice, Dick Cheney et al.

Where is that million person march Martin Luther King style?

History will condemn you to infamy but the revelations will increase the feelings of revenge and reprisals against the US and its partners in crime as well as against collaborators....

For all this is feeding into the mindset of fundamentalists and legitimising the actions of 'Al Qaeda' and other creeds who espouse an eye for an eye philosophy. Your silence is marginalising us moderates as being too soft and that violence is the answer. This I oppose with all the moral authority I can bring to bear but without concerted action I fear you would have emboldened a sleeping giant and filled it with terrible resolve.

No amount of drone attacks and unilateral US invasions or interventions will placate the beast that long ago sought and now has acquired validation of its criminal actions through Al Qaeda and others of the lunatic world who are gaining recruits because you, my friends, chose to do and did nothing.

Let me quote an excerpt from one on line newspaper. "After a wave of anger over brutal interrogation methods use by the CIA, US officials face another backlash if a federal judge orders the release of decade-old photos reportedly showing the torture, including rape, of detainees at US military facilities in Iraq and Afghanistan."

I urge you to access and read that report and look at all this from the perspective of those tortured,gang raped,droned into oblivion and declassified as children of a lesser god and unworthy of human rights.

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