Sunday, February 06, 2005

Mirror, anyone?

The last time I checked, Mujahideen-e Khalq was a terrorist organization. Now it seems to be in alliance with the U.S.! Ironic, isn't it? We are fighting terrorism by sponsoring terrorism! But this is not news to us, is it now? Remember Taliban? Remember Mujahideen of Afghanistan? Yes, the U.S. gave them arms, money, and training. Fundamentalist Saudi Wahhabis (who by the way, with the help of Aramco had brought Al-e Saud to power in the first place), led by Bin Laden and trained by the CIA were sent to Afghanistan in the 80s to fight the Soviet forces. Was anyone concerned about the Afghani women then? But it was the Afghani women in whose name we legitimized the war in Afghanistan (and yes, we wanted to "smoke" Osama out!)
And now, is anyone concerned about the tyranny of which a brutal group like mujahideen-e khalgh is capable?
Really, who are we kidding? If we are after the terrorist states, shall I hold up a mirror now?

This is a fantastic article by Samira about Bush's State of Union Address.


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