For all the sound bites about supporting the Arab Spring western powers maintain strong ties with tyrants in the Muslim world.
In the week when the barbarity of the War on Terror was exposed by the video showing American soldiers urinating on dead Muslims, the corrupt tyrants, who rule Muslims, showed their love for the West. As if the ongoing protests across the Muslim world were not warning enough to them, they sent jewels and received the likes of David Cameron with open arms.
The western campaigns in the Muslim lands have for the last decade been known for their barbarity and lack of respect for Islam. This may seem like a bold statement however the facts on the ground are damning of the hypocrisy of western Human Rights. It is little wonder that the likes Bashar al-Assad enact such cruelty on their own people, when their paymasters show them by example how to treat those daring to question their hegemony.
The latest video showing soldiers urinating on dead Taliban fighters sums up Western attitudes towards Muslims, the very people they went to war to help. As always when news like this breaks, the spin machines in Washington or London go into overdrive using bare faced lies to save a little dignity.
Hilary Clinton said of the latest video: “It is absolutely inconsistent with American values, with the standards of behavior that we expect from our military personnel”.
The reality of the last ten years and every other war America has fought in modern history shows the duplicity of Clinton’s statement. It is all well and good giving media sound bites and shedding crocodile tears when the dehumanizing of the Muslim world is exposed, but this for the Americans is a consistent inconsistency.
The list of atrocities committed during the ‘War on Terror’ are endless: Abu Gharib ,Guantanamo Bay, Baha Musa, Bagram airbase, Kill Team and extra ordinary rendition are just a few of the ‘inconsistent’ values America wants to give to the Muslim world.
There is little doubt that Western foreign policy in the Muslim world has exposed the true nature of ‘War on Terror’. It has been a decade long torture for the people of Afghanistan and Iraq, even when America is pulling troops out of Afghanistan they are leaving behind a legacy more suited to a pack of animals than the leaders of the ‘free’ world.
Whilst the Ummah suffers at the hands of Western gun-barrel democracy those remaining in power in the Muslim world shower the neo-colonialists with gifts.
As a special thank you for British support and arms throughout the years the Bahraini royal family gifted two sets of jewels to the Countess of Wessex, who was on an official visit.
Not wanting to be outdone by their Bahraini allies the Saudi’s invited David Cameron for an official visit to the country. With Saudi investment in the UK worth some £62bn a year, Cameron was quick to praise King Abdullah’s role in putting a stop to the violence in Syria. All this a day after Saudi authorities shot dead one protestor in the Qatif region, and the same day as Syria moved its tanks into the town of Zabadani.
Whilst western foreign policy ensures that Muslims have no dignity even when dead, the collusion of the agent rulers perpetuates misery and humiliation for the Muslims when still alive.