Profound Clairvoyance or Blatant Obviousness?



Profound Clairvoyance or Blatant Obviousness?



Zahir Ebrahim

Project Humanbeingsfirst.org

February 19, 2008.



[Addendum3 September 10, 2008: Observing the events of the day being rehearsed with all the pomp and majestic show – complete with horse-drawn buggy and kisses on the cheeks and all – before the applauding world with Mr. Zardari taking the highest oath of office in Pakistan, reminded me of the opening wedding scene from Mario Puzo's movie the Godfather, attended by the motley of morality-challenged, all dressed in their finest Sunday outfits. The only thing that appeared to be missing during the festivities in the non-movie version was the camera zooming into private meetings in beautifully shuttered oak and mahogany paneled darkened rooms behind closed doors on how the “territory” was to be divided up, who would get what loot, and who would be assigned to make which offer that couldn't be refused! Even the fictional Michael Coreleone could not go so “legit” as the real life enactment! Once made “legit” and cleansed into a “virgin”, is it slanderous to recall the past? None of the afore-stated staid recollections from newspaper reports even begin to scratch the real surface of the actual experiences of many Pakistanis under Asif Ali Zardari during the two short hereditary reigns of his beloved wife. His popular nom de guerre of “Mr. ten percent” among the general public hardly did him justice. And neither could Al Capone ever be charged for anything other than tax evasion! Even that opportunity no longer exists – so long as the godfather dutifully continues America's “war on terror”! See: Happy-Happy Zardari: A monologue on Hope and Voluntary Servitude ]

[Addendum2: March 29, 2008: More clairvoyance? The following headlines in today's and yesterday's Dawn scream out the grotesque reality on the 'Grand Chessboard' that is to culminate in a premeditated nuclear war on Iran with Pakistan being dragged into it just as compellingly as both Afghanistan and Iraq. The writing's on the wall, with the new incoming administration in Pakistan once again, like the previous administrations over the past 9 years, either willingly as idiotic patsies, or complicitly as sharing in the aims of the 'hectoring hegemons', are diligently working on their portion of the plan to “birth-pang” the entire “Global Zone of Percolating Violence”. In either case, their monumentally criminal deconstruction of Pakistan is proceeding with haste as predicted:

Unless there are any 'ma ka lals' remaining in Pakistan, this 'wretched' country – my only nationality and geophysical identity – in a very short time will descend into a situation of exacerbated Muslim on Muslim violence as is even unfolding once again in Iraq today under orchestration, for which the President of United States expressed his satisfaction in these words: . Similar words have been written for Pakistan. May the treasonous, wherever they may reside, never find peace; every time they look in the mirror, may they only see images like these happening to their own kin. What else can a powerless plebeian efficaciously do – but to show the hegemons how life might be for them under the Biblical Golden Rule 'do unto others as you have others do unto you'? ]

[Addendum: February 23, 2008: As if to deliberately lend further substance to the deconstructed reality outlined here, the following two news reports appeared in today's Dawn: “Musharraf has a role in new set-up: US” and “Pressure on Asif, Nawaz to work with president”. The titles are revealing in and of themselves and need no further elaboration per se except to carefully note that it is a public relations campaign to justify to the Pakistani public what is already the foregone, very calculatingly played out machinations to affect the movement of a patsy 'pawn' on the 'Grand Chessboard'. And the following oped in the Nation yesterday (February 22, 2008), “After the election”, is among the first to appear from the editorial writers of a major English language daily in Pakistan that finally seems to have found the courage to start 'clairvoyantly' seeing the structural reality of these elections that shouts 'status quo': “... The President is actually ideally placed for a repetition of 1988, only earlier. He should dissolve the National Assembly as soon as he feels that the electorate is now likely to give him the Parliament he wants, which is one with the power of validating his actions under the PCO and Emergency, and which will let him pick as PM a rank outsider, who will disappear as graciously as Shaukat Aziz. The President has the dissolution power, so he will find enough opportunity. The first reason he will have is that of the War on Terror. Joining the self-serving American and European choruses of “not enough” will be the President of Pakistan, who will use this as a ground of dissolution.” Thank you Nation for showing some journalistic integrity by way of attempting to see past the manifest 'katputli tamashas' on the 'Grand Chessboard'. When will others follow suit in seeing the elephants collectively trumpeting in the newlywed's bed? ]

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On February 19, 2008, Pakistan's largest English language daily Dawn and the world press identically reported in a story boldly headlined “Indian official warns over Pakistan nukes”, that: “The nature of the dangers which nuclear weapons pose has dramatically intensified with the growing risk that such weapons may be acquired by terrorists... The mounting concern over the likelihood that in a situation of chaos, Pakistan’s nuclear assets may fall into the hands of jihadi elements ... underscores how real this danger has become ... India has to be deeply concerned about the danger it faces”.

As usual, neither Pakistan's Foreign office, nor Pakistan's newsmedia appear to be adequately equipped to effectively deal with this propaganda mantra of 'loose nukes'. The rising crescendo of this mantra which will be dutifully harvested to eventually see NATO and UN troops taking over our 'nuke' safety to come 'save' us and the world, was fully dismantled in this rebuttal-report by Project Humanbeingsfirst: “Response to Zia Mian's 'How Not to Handle Nuclear Security', available at http://humanbeingsfirst.org.

This report on 'nuclear security' was forwarded to the Foreign Office through a retired military contact person, but that august Office does not seem to have benefited from it. Even almost two months later, right in the middle of Pakistan's most important election, indeed on election day itself, the matter surfaces again. The prime reason for this was also preemptively deconstructed in this stark warning to the nation by Project Humanbeingsfirst: “Wakeup to the grotesque reality of the 'Grand Chessboard', available at http://humanbeingsfirst.org.

All this analytical deconstruction of reality is of course under the premise that lonely 'Alice' is wide awake while the mainstream has been complicity sold the 'Mad Hatter's' reality at the 'unbirthday party' enthusiastically singing the 'imperial' war song without noticing its absurdity.

To understand just how absurd, the fact that the trumpeting elephants in the bedroom are also loudly singing the 'imperial song' and yet remain unnoticed – as examined in the following two dismantling-reports of Benazir Bhutto's assassination by Project Humanbeingsfirst: “Perpetuating the fiction of Who Killed Benazir Bhutto and “Who Killed Benazir Bhutto? In her own words! available at http://humanbeingsfirst.org – with all mainstream news sources choosing to ignore the subject matter entirely, is telling in and of itself of either co-option or complicity.

The perpetuation of this absurdity can further be witnessed in the opinion piece in the same edition of Dawn ('US poll fears') by the Rand Corporation's 'antiterrorism expert', Farhana Ali, that entirely omitted any aspect of this hidden-only-in-plain-sight reality. While voices of 'empire' deftly spinning “imperial mobilization” as its 'war on terror' continually get prominence in the victims' own newspapers and are loudly echoed by its own politicians and ruling elite who now claim to be more 'white' than the 'white man' willingly carrying more of its 'burden', contrarian voices of reasoned-sanity able to penetrate through the mass-deception and 'technique of infamy' are conveniently shut out.

Thus it is not surprising that Zardari itches to join his late iconoclastic wife in cleaning out the very petri dish of international terrorism : 'The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), if it comes into power, must persuade the people that the fight against militants is “our war”, not just America’s war, party Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari said on Saturday.' (Daily Times, February 17, 2008, 'Taliban fight is our war: Zardari')

Well, the proof of the pudding (prognostications) is in its eating (coming true). The following was 'clairvoyantly' predicted by Project Humanbeingsfirst in its bold wakeup call to the Pakistani nation two months ago. While almost all pundits of Pakistani politics everywhere, including Pakistan's own newsmedia and its intelligentsia, were crying hoarse of 'rigging' at the polls until today – the day after elections – Project Humanbeingsfirst seems to have been the only analytically deconstructing voice to have suggested to the contrary as far back as December 21, 2007 in its wakeup call:

... This mantra of elections is replete with red herrings craftily synthesized to maintain Pakistan as a servile client-state in order to carry on with the same bold 'imperial designs' on the 'Grand Chessboard'. It is merely the rebottling of the same old wine in a different bottle. It will surely be legitimately conducted, with no apparent riggings, and duly approved by all the impartial international observers to give the artful elections an official international legitimacy.

It is quite immaterial who wins in these elections. The laws and the judiciary of the nation have already been reconstituted under the umbrella of 'emergency' to enable the nation to carry on unfettered in its primary objective of fighting the 'War on Terror' as an obedient patsy client-state – and hence to carry on in its own devilishly crafted suicide! ...” (http://humanbeingsfirst.org)

And we see exactly the same come true today, February 19, 2008. Witness Dawn's reports: US hopes polls lead to ‘civilian democracy’, and 'Heavyweights knocked out'; The Nation's reports: Pakistani people have spoken- US, and Foreign observers satisfied over free and fair elections; The Daily Times report: Foreign observers satisfied. Hopefully, nothing further that the rational and awakened mind prognosticates, will ever come true.

Thus perhaps it is better to continue wishing upon the well and not examine Kosovo's independence yesterday at the hands of NATO that was immediately accepted, never mind aided and abetted, by the United States and the EU after NATO and UN forces had been invited in on a 'peace mission' with a UN resolution in 1999. There is certainly no reason to fear Baluchistan – sharing similar grievances and step-sisterly treatment – meeting a similar 'independence' along similar pretexts that will initially invite NATO in to come 'save us' from the 'Taliban' and the 'loose nukes' about to fall into their inglorious hands! The next step – repartition, as examined in the wakeup call. At that time, the repartitioning of Pakistan will make as much sense, and will garner as much world sympathy and support, as Serbia's partition today.

This is the great slight-of-hand devilish power of the New World Order – make things so bad for the peoples through state-sponsored terrorism and the 'war on terror' which legitimizes any inhumanity and any level of destruction including nuclear attacks on non-nuclear nations, that the terrorized peoples will rush to the State (or the world's Policeman) seeking mainly only their security, willingly giving up anything and everything in return including their inalienable Rights as Human Beings First! Far fetched? That is how the Americans and their brethren in the EU and the UK have lost their “essential liberties”. For the Global South, while the modus operandi remain the same, the baby-steps are mere 'pawn' moves on the 'Grand Chessboard'. Study the geostrategic game of the 'hectoring hegemons' with the imperialist's mind and its doctrines, and the baby-steps become obvious. Keep solely focussing on each baby-step as it unfolds by sheer 'happenstance', and the accurate predictions of the next baby-steps appear clairvoyant!

The newly elected team (and their next legatees) will surely ensure that Pakistan's pathetic 'descent into oblivion' transpires, as by their own admission, they accept that the fabricated 'fight against militants is “our war”, not just America’s war'.

None other than America's favorite son's prophetic words appear to be of most relevance in describing this phenomenon of the 'Negro' that has been transpiring in this nation since its 'wretched' inception:

The white establishment is skilled in flattering and cultivating emerging leaders. It presses its own image on them and finally, from imitation of manners, dress, and style of living, a deeper strain of corruption develops. This kind of Negro leader acquires the white man's contempt for the ordinary Negro. He is often more at home with the middle-class white than he is among his own people. His language changes, his location changes, his income changes, and ultimately he changes from the representative of the Negro to the white man into the white man's representative to the Negro. The tragedy is that too often he does not recognize what has happened to him.” (Martin Luther King).

The seeds for this 'Negro' phenomenon were deftly cultivated in our fertile obsequious soil by Lord Macaulay when he imaginatively synthesized the 'Indian babu' or 'brown sahib' who would “form a class who may be interpreters between us and the millions whom we govern; a class of persons, Indian in blood and colour, but English in taste, in opinions, in morals, and in intellect.”

This phenomenon, of dominant civilizations constructing 'native informants' in order to colonize its victims with their own kind, like “hegemony”, is hardly new however. It is in fact “as old as mankind”.

And its blanket recognition in every generation in every age seems to have become a first necessity of self-defense for its victims – at least among those who still have any dignity and self-respect left. This is all the more essential today in the age of neo-colonialism where the 'baboons' du jour seek “full spectrum dominance” using the best techniques and methods of Machiavelli, game theory, and devilish machinations, including multi-faceted 'technique of infamy' of inventing multiple lies and covert-ops to keep the peoples occupied debating which of them might be true while fait-accompli proceeds in the backdrop of vacuous debates and red herrings. In an age where “Deception is the mind of the State”, effective self-defense by a people can only begin by anticipating and unraveling that deception. That's just how it is!




The author, an ordinary researcher and writer on contemporary geopolitics, a minor justice activist, grew up in Pakistan, studied EECS at MIT, engineered for a while in high-tech Silicon Valley (patents here), and retired early to pursue other responsible interests. His maiden 2003 book was rejected by six publishers and can be read on the web at http://PrisonersoftheCave.org. He may be reached at http://Humanbeingsfirst.org. Verbatim reproduction license at http://www.humanbeingsfirst.org#Copyright.

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Profound Clairvoyance or Blatant Obviousness?

Letter to Richard Dawkins - Error in the First Chapter of 'The God Delusion'?



Letter to Richard Dawkins

Error in the First Chapter of 'The God Delusion'?



Zahir Ebrahim



February 18, 2008.



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To: Mr. Richard Dawkins,

Subject: Error in The First Chapter of: The God Delusion(?) (http://richarddawkins.net/firstChapter,1)

Dated: February 18, 2008



Dear Mr. Dawkins,

While reading the first few paragraphs of the first chapter of this interestingly titled book, I came across the following assertion in the very first passages:

There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.

Carl Sagan, in Pale Blue Dot, wrote:

How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, 'This is better than we thought! The Universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant'? Instead they say, 'No, no, no! My god is a little god, and I want him to stay that way.' A religion, old or new, that stressed the magnificence of the Universe as revealed by modern science might be able to draw forth reserves of reverence and awe hardly tapped by the conventional faiths.

All Sagan's books touch the nerve-endings of transcendent wonder that religion monopolized in past centuries. My own books have the same aspiration.

The underlined assertion in question is one attributed to Carl Sagan above. And since Mr. Dawkins claims “My own books have the same aspiration”, and also, further on quotes “The Nobel Prize-winning physicist (and atheist) Steven Weinberg”, I thought it à propos to draw Mr. Dawkins' kind attention to what the sharer of the same Nobel Prize in Physics, the same year for the same topic, stated in the 'Banquet speech' after accepting his one-third of that much wonted glory as rationalists par excellence (http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1979/salam-speech.html):

On behalf of my colleagues, Professor Glashow and Weinberg, I thank the Nobel Foundation and the Royal Academy of Sciences for the great honour and the courtesies extended to us, including the courtesy to me of being addressed in my language Urdu.


Pakistan is deeply indebted to you for this.

The creation of Physics is the shared heritage of all mankind. East and West, North and South have equally participated in it. In the Holy Book of Islam, Allah says


Thou seest not, in the creation of the All-merciful any imperfection, Return thy gaze, seest thou any fissure. Then Return thy gaze, again and again. Thy gaze, Comes back to thee dazzled, aweary.

This in effect is, the faith of all physicists; the deeper we seek, the more is our wonder excited, the more is the dazzlement for our gaze.

The point being, the quoted verses (in bold) of the Qur'an above (67:3-4) do exactly what Carl Sagan presumably lamented and what Dawkins ostensibly shares in [Sagan's lament], by his own admission. I have also seen similar expressions of wonderment in the Vedas and the Bhagvat Gita (though I am unable to cite them off the top of my head at the moment).

It might help Mr. Dawkins argue his case better - if his sole intent is not to preach to the choir, or push an agenda whatever its merit, but to be a genuine 'truth' seeker, a scientist, a discoverer, before he can be an exponent – if he also became a bit knowledgeable of the subject matter in which he pontificates.

Most of Mr. Dawkins' objections, it appears, are drawn from the Judeo-Christian history and narrative of the subject matter, and as the above example from the Qur'an sufficiently proves, does not necessarily extrapolate (easily) to the Eastern conceptions of the subject matter (in their original exposition minus their cultural distortions and colored-manifestations due to which, in order to acquire sufficient credible expertise, one has to be minimally fluent in their original languages, in this case Arabic and Sanskrit, and read the original works).

Comprehension, as in all matters, and as in physics and biology, comes much later, and deepest comprehension comes, and certainly only after at least acquiring accurate factual knowledge of the subject matter that can be had, through much reflection. Deep comprehension is far more precious and contributory to human knowledge and understanding of 'how it all happened' than mere recitation of imposing data and voluminous facts and figures (which, as every good scientist knows, is often quite ephemeral and continually evolving in 'what it means').

Some have it, obviously, and quite enduringly, like Newton and Darwin, both scientist par excellence in their respective fields with an enviable factual mastery over their domains of articulation some of which still holds centuries later, leaving a lasting impact on others by their deeper insights; while others, mere chimps and wannabes, pick on populist themes in the culture du jour merely chasing the glory and notoriety their entire lives, and are mercifully forgotten the moment they are six feet under and food for the 'same' maggots. What perhaps distinguishes one from the other, minimally, is at least the former cannot be caught by a simple layman (like this humble plebeian) in such glaring ignorance of the subject matter in which one is so expertly pontificating.

As Abdus Salam quoted Einstein in the Nobel Lecture (http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1979/salam-lecture.pdf): 'I believe, however, that the following quote from Einstein’s Herbert Spencer lecture of 1933 expresses his, my colleagues’ and my own views more accurately. “Pure logical thinking cannot yield us any knowledge of the empirical world; all knowledge of reality starts from experience and ends in it.” ' And surely, even on such a subject matter as 'God', and 'how it all came about', of which at least the latter pertains to empirical world, 'all knowledge of reality starts from experience and ends in it.' Other than that, one's 'virtuous' speculations, either side of the divide, are as good as another's! Most call that 'beliefs'.

Unfortunately, since Mr. Dawkins 'speculations' fall short in the very first passages of the very first chapter that he has so generously made available for free on his website to whet the appetite of prospective readers, I fear I would have to pass this otherwise fantastically titled book and perhaps wait for his next, hopefully more carefully researched one that more accurately captures the factual reality of the domain over which he so authoritatively writes.

I am genuinely looking forward to seeing the world from a real rationalist's lens – being of considerably limited capabilities myself – if only I can find one (a teacher) who is genuinely knowledgeable, non-agendist, non-indoctrinated, and non-fundamentalist truth seeker. I define a 'fundamentalist' as one who has unexamined axioms - in any field. And I find that science, interestingly enough, is as populated by them as any other 'religion'. I hope Mr. Dawkins isn't among them.

And I further hope that Mr. Dawkins can recognize that the only strict scientifically tenable position on the subject matter – unless one claims to be the 'all knowing', 'perfect' in knowledge 'god' – is agnostic. That was the argument of Bertrand Russell (in his conversation with a priest broadcast on radio in New York, and reproduced in his essay compilation titled 'why I am not a Christian', where he conceded that his position can no more be 'proved' than his antagonists', and in that sense he was agnostic). The rest is a matter of personal beliefs, no differently for a theist, than for an a-theist. Unless one commences from Bertrand Russell's strictly scientific proposition – agnosticism – and compelling demonstrates either swing, one is as vacuous as any 'pir' in any 'religion'.

May I further, and lastly, humbly indicate a personal bias, that I don't perceive any Earthly 'orchestra' unable to play Mozart or Beethoven faithfully, being a compelling evidence for a super-rational Martian, of the non-brilliance or non-existence of Mozart or Beethoven. I hope that captures, and singularly refutes, the essence of many of the 'utilitarian' style arguments that I normally see agendist atheists propose in disfavor of religion. An honest atheist is an agnostic – and commences his discovery mission from that position with an open mind – and upon encountering such dismal 'orchestras' and abuse of 'music', instead of concluding that humanbeings don't know how to construct beautiful music, might rationally conclude that perhaps the fault might be with the Neanderthal 'orchestras' and that there is no way of asserting anything about the composer using 'orchestra's' cacophonies as evidence. Conversely, I found Richard Feynman's 'out of body' experiment in a sensory deprivation tank quite illuminating and insightful of his open mindedness to experiment in alternate forms of knowledge exploration/acquisition as a scientific paradigm, and its informal acceptance by the scientific world upon the mere word of a credible name in its field, with none dare calling him a 'lunatic', a 'fringe', or diminishing his stature as the foremost scientist of his era, illustrative. When Feynman finally noted his success by actually 'seeing himself float' in the unusual series of experiments, with these words “no known laws of physics were violated”, and almost every scientist I have ever met accepted it as a reality of Feynman's 'scientific' experience, then if that was a criteria of the most stellar scientific mind of the twentieth century to not invalidate a personal experience that no one else can 'scientifically' reproduce (as is normally understood by repeatability and reproducibility if known variables are similarly controlled), then I see little reason not to apply the same subjective yardstick to others with similar (or higher) credibility in their own domains as well. This is the realm claimed by 'prophets'. I don't, a priori, necessarily find any reason to deny subjective experience just because I can't experience it myself, especially when such experience is preceded with a lifetime of established credibility that has been amazingly documented. (Again, there is more to the world, and its history, and to its civilizations, and to its cumulative heritage and wisdom, than the Judeo-Christian world of Europe and its legatees in the North postulate, and is entirely evidenced in the assumptions and presuppositions that seem to have gone into constructing the thesis by Dawkins given his unfamiliarity with the subject matter from other civilizations). If I were to deny all personal testimonies and evidences, then, apart from the world's judicial system and eye-witnesses ending up in trouble, I would (if I were a physician) also end up denying others' headaches as well – and be sued up the wazoo – for I am reliably informed by my medical scientist and doctor friends that diagnosing a patient's headache remains an objective headache of the medical profession to this very day! The medical profession throughout the world takes it seriously when someone 'credibly' (i.e., non-hypochondriacally) complains of one – without there being any non-subjective, non-personal, diagnostic evidence for it. Just some food for thought that needs to be taken into consideration when forwarding arguments for non-existence and 'God Delusion' as genuine scientists rather than as exponents of personal agendas. Taken to its extreme of course, every 'Napoleon' in a mental hospital ought to be set free and sent to Corsica – which is why the notion of established 'credibility' of the 'testifier' is noted explicitly here. The evidence of a testifier is treated as 'valid' unless his or her 'credibility' can be convincingly demolished first – and those demolishing it are also put to the scrutiny to examine their hidden-agendas, manipulations, and objectivity – that is the civilizational norm and fair-play expected by any plaintiff in any fair court of law , or so I am told.

Since the harbingers of these 'religions' that preached the existence of 'god' in antiquity aren't here today, the least fair-play [in order to discredit their teachings in modernity du jour] would be to accurately know what is it that they have factually conveyed, in letter, in spirit, and in context in their own lingua franca of the times. A tall order, to say the least. [Examining their credibility in antiquity, and how such credibility might hold up with today's norms and yardsticks would obviously be the next step in order to adjudicate quackhood from sagehood.]

This is of course quite a different line of reasoning. Apart from it being relevant (as noted above, and only a fanatic would deny the truism that commanding detailed knowledge and understanding of the subject matter that one is choosing to refute is always useful in any discourse), it is also most useful (unless one's audience is one's own choir) for illuminating us poor plebeians who aren't endowed with huge 'scientific' minds and are often victims of up-bringing, culture, indoctrination, innate need for a 'big brother' watching over us, or equally innate susceptibility to search for 'VJ' (Start-Trek) – the 'god' gene – and unable to know all the modalities and nuances of the subject matter. To teach us of what we know not, as self-proclaimed experts, bring credibility as a 'testifier'. Show us that you even know of what you purport to refute – one humanbeing to another. Forget the 'ubermensch' scientist inside you and come down to our level to teach us – as did the exponents who taught the contrary – if you wish to credibly refute their legacy!

Feel free to carry this letter on your website if you deem it appropriate, or even mildly useful. I look forward to a more accurate, and perhaps also enlightened book in the future.



Kind Regards,

Zahir Ebrahim

the plebeian,

founder, project humanbeingsfirst.org


The author, an ordinary researcher and writer on contemporary geopolitics, a minor justice activist, grew up in Pakistan, studied EECS at MIT, engineered for a while in high-tech Silicon Valley (patents here), and retired early to pursue other responsible interests. His maiden 2003 book was rejected by six publishers and can be read on the web at http://PrisonersoftheCave.org. He may be reached at http://Humanbeingsfirst.org.

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Error in The First Chapter of: The God Delusion? Letter to Dawkins

Perpetuating the fiction of Who Killed Benazir Bhutto

Perpetuating the fiction of Who Killed Benazir Bhutto

Zahir Ebrahim

February 09, 2008.

(Updated February 14, 2008)

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The 'Hectoring Hegemons' insist on bringing to fruition the 'outlandishly plausible' pretext of how America will invade both Iran and Pakistan in 'self-defense'.

In a report in Pakistan's largest English language daily, Dawn, on February 07, 2008, the following precious gem was noted: 'Defence officials told Congress on Wednesday that Al Qaeda is operating from havens in “under-governed regions” of Pakistan, which they said pose direct threats to Europe, the United States and the Pakistan government itself.'

The report presciently continued, almost as if in sympathetic baby-step realization of the outlandish 'self-defense' scenario already laid out in this scribe's wakeup call Wakeup to the grotesque reality of the 'Grand Chessboard' (http://Humanbeingsfirst.org): 'Adm. Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, predicted in written testimony that the next attack on the United States probably would be launched by terrorists in that region.'

Since the penning of this wakeup call to the Pakistani peoples, Benazir Bhutto (http://humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2008/02/who-killed-benazir-bhutto-herownwords.html) was assassinated only a week later to further the 'strategy of tension' in Pakistan, while simultaneously lending more substance to the boogieman of 'al-qaeeda' which was immediately blamed by the Pakistan Government and its English language press the very next day (Dawn, Daily Times, Najam Sethi, December 29, 2007).

The Scotland Yard, which was asked to investigate the assassination, before they had even fully embarked on their forensic journey had already expressed their belief “Scotland Yard believes Al-Qaeda assassinated Benazir Bhutto” (Times Online, January 13, 2008).

And on February 08, 2008, the NY Times reported that the Scotland Yard has conclusively offered the JFK vintage 'lone gunman' theory, pinning the blame on the ubiquitous cavemen of 'al-qaeeda' sitting with their laptops and Klashnikovs in the Hindu Kush monitoring, controlling, and threatening the world's foremost armed to the teeth superpower and its allies.

In support of the Scotland Yard's conclusions, Pakistan immediately arrested “Two very important terrorists” as noted by the Dawn. The Daily Times too echoed: ' “It is a major breakthrough. These two men were involved in the assassination and they are from a militant group which is relatively new,” the official said. “Their tentacles are from the tribal region and Baitullah Mehsud” '.

The United States immediately, and enthusiastically, endorsed the findings: “In terms of the investigation itself by Scotland Yard, we view this as a credible investigation by independent outside experts ... we don’t have any reason why we would question the validity of their assessment”, as reported by the Nation.

The International Herald Tribune however, perhaps more interested in journalism than in supporting “imperial mobilization”, candidly observed: “The [Scotland Yard] findings support the Pakistani government's explanation of Bhutto's assassination in December, an account that had been greeted with disbelief by Bhutto's supporters, other Pakistanis and medical experts.”

The following was added by IHT for additional forensic clarity into the matter (echoing the sentiments of the NY Times): “It is unclear how the Scotland Yard investigators reached such conclusive findings absent autopsy results or other potentially important evidence that was washed away by cleanup crews in the immediate aftermath of the blast,”.

Interestingly, most mainstream English newspapers the world over carried similar observations spanning the gamut of endorsement to mild skepticism. But none that I scanned, ventured as far as to forensically equate the assassination of Benazir Bhutto with 'Synthetic Terror' in order to fabricate pretexts for further imperial mobilization on the 'Grand Chessboard'! The grotesquely trumpeting elephant dancing on the newlywed's bed once again famously ignored.

Manufacturing 'consent' is in full swing worldwide, but mainly targeted at the sole superpower's “populist democracy” which is strongly “inimical to imperial mobilization ... except in the circumstance of a truly massive and widely perceived direct external threat ... [and sustained] challenge to the public's sense of domestic well-being”, as Zbigniew Brzezinski shrewdly puts it.

So, the ruling elite of the world, once again, appear to be realigned in perpetuating the scare of the imminent destruction of Western civilization at the hands of the 'Islamofascists' – calculatingly constructed by Bernard Lewis in CFR's influential 'Foreign Affairs' in 1990 on the eve of the emergence of the victorious sole superpower on the 'Grand Chessboard', as the “irrational ... roots of Muslim rage ... [which] is no less than a clash of civilizations” – just as it was in 2003 with the mantra of 'WMD's' in the hands of 'rogue actors'.

Between some 'red' and 'orange' alert, Daniel Pipes ratcheted that up to “Not a Clash of Civilizations, It's a Clash between the Civilized World and Barbarians” to make up for the increasing lackadaisical attitude among the skeptical populist democracies as “so many people in the West still don't believe that they are at war [with] .. radical Islam”!

Only this time, the boogieman's nom de guerre is “Baitullah Mehsud”, and it resides in a cave in the Hindu Kush with OBL instead of in a desert palace in Mesopotamia. And it is likely to steal a loose nuke or two from Pakistan which the Iranians will dutifully use to destroy the sanity of the West with, leading to their (Iran's) instant decimation in “'defensive' US military action” and the much longed for 'de-nuking' of Pakistan by NATO and UN forces already staged at its borders.

The next stop, all too obviously, is the increasing crescendo of imminent threats to Western civilization, followed by a real 'terrorist' act as narrated by Zbigniew Brzezinski a year ago before the US. Senate Foreign Relations Committee (February 01, 2007, quoted in the wakeup call), and as ominously prognosticated by Adm. Mullen before the US. Congress a year later (February 06, 2008, noted above). And rather unsurprisingly, the world's foremost investigative bodies will entirely reach the conclusion-space already outlined in the wakeup call no differently from the Scotland Yard today.

A new 'coalition of the willing' – destination Tehran and Islamabad next!

And almost as if on cue to the above prognostications penned on February 09, 2008, Fox News reported on Wednesday, February 13, 2008, in its story headlined “Bush Pushes for House Action on Eavesdropping Rules After Senate Passage” the following statement by President George W. Bush: “terrorists are planning new attacks on our country ... that will make Sept. 11 pale by comparison.”

Yes indeed it will, because this time, the new “new pearl harbor” is expected to be a nuclear terrorist act. One for which, the United States Government has been diligently preparing for with simulated drills and workshops like the “Day After”. These drills can – like all other surprise 9/11 and 7/7 days of infamy that had exactly similar drills which miraculously became live – once again become live 'terrorist' events and lead to massive “imperial mobilization” against all remaining nations in the 'arc of crisis' already identified on the 'Grand Chessboard'.

It ain't rocket science, unless one is shilling for empire. Between 'manufacturing consent' to harness popular public opinion and 'manufacturing dissent' to distract the protests with red herrings, all agencies, global newsmedia, and various and sundry vassals of 'empire' are assiduously crafting the “high degree of doctrinal motivation, intellectual commitment” necessary for “imperial mobilization” of Western “populist democracies” which are no longer “infected by imperialist emotions ...a quest for national glory, 'the white man's burden', 'la mission civilisatrice', ...”. (Brzezinski)

It is perhaps also why, no English language daily in Pakistan, or the New York Times, has bothered to publish this humble scribe's 'brilliant' forewarnings – it seems that they don't like real forensic clairvoyance, or uncomfortable deconstruction of reality when 'Alice' is wide awake! Only hard ex post facto 'forensic' data, as gleaned by the Scotland Yard, and as endorsed by the official organs and vassals of the sole superpower, before they determine “all the news that's fit to print” to the incessant beat of the 'Mad Hatter's' imperial war song!

What's it gonna take for the Pakistan's ruling establishment, and its press (never mind the world or its press) to wakeup to the grotesque reality of simple arithmetic of '2 + 2 = 4' on the 'Grand Chessboard' and to stop rehearsing the asinine mantra of 'war on terror' against the fabricated 'al qaeeda'? An ex post facto narrative in ten-twenty years? A multi-million dollar book deal after the nation's 'descent into oblivion' is complete? Or the 'morning after'? Post fait accompli of yet another 'new pearl harbor', there is no 'red pill' – only victims! And further exaggerated wet dreams of full spectrum dominance of 'baboons' in suits and ties passing off as hominids!

Stand-up today as the genuine hominid and unmask the impostors, or live in the ruins of humanity tomorrow as pet-zombies of the 'baboons' – for only the early-dead would have mercifully remained human! The world, the majority hominids inhabiting it, and its co-opted rulers in developing nations would do well to heed the clairvoyance of Bernard Lewis in 'Crisis of Islam': “If the fundamentalists are correct in their calculations and succeed in their war, then a dark future awaits the world, especially the part of it that embraces Islam” and take defensive-note of the ominously prescient “Global Zone of Percolating Violence” identified by Zbigniew Brzezinski in the 'Grand Chessboard'.

For, it isn't' only the children of the 'lesser god' in the South who are in danger of losing their tabula rasa, but the privileged Northern civilizations are likely to descend into police-states and martial law with another 911 transpiring in any Western nation. All the laws are already on the books to create 'legal dictatorships' in the West to protect the nice Judeo-Christian peoples from the evil 'Islamofascists'!

What a model of civilizational-progress in the modernity du jour whereby the entire specie is in a steep transformative 'descent into oblivion' due to a handful of parasites 'who wage wars by way of deception' cleverly making patsies even of their own victims. That is the pathetic tragedy of Benazir Bhutto (see Who Killed Benazir Bhutto? In her own words! at http://humanbeingsfirst.org).

The vast majority, 99.9%, have been silenced into apathetically looking from the side, while their respective co-opted local ruling elite control all sources of power to become the major cheerleaders and circus clowns of the 'hectoring hegemons' – uncannily forgetting that six feet under, the hungry maggots can't tell the difference!




The author, an ordinary researcher and writer on contemporary geopolitics, a minor justice activist, grew up in Pakistan, studied EECS at MIT, engineered for a while in high-tech Silicon Valley (patents here), and retired early to pursue other responsible interests. His maiden 2003 book was rejected by six publishers and can be read on the web at http://PrisonersoftheCave.org. He may be reached at http://Humanbeingsfirst.org.

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