Ali Baba in Mumbai – Eid 2008 Reflections

Zahir Ebrahim
December 09, 2008

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Dateline Eid-ul-Adha, California, Tuesday, December 09, 2008
There is a concerted effort worldwide to once again resurrect the same fabricated 'al qaeeda' boogiemen in the aftermath of the Mumbai terrorist act. It is shameful that many an educated Pakistani has also become an unwitting participant in also coloring these mantras, each according to his or her own inclination. I reservedly say 'unwitting' because surely many are well intentioned, and merely misled like their brethren in the West. The mercenaries of course are another matter, for they willingly spread disinformation – through both commission by spinning falsehoods, and omission by refraining to disclose historical facts in full forensic perspective – in the service of their higher masters, up the chain of management. The grotesquely manufactured reality of 'Al-Qaeeda', 'Bin Laden', et. al., was unraveled in the following succinct Project Humanbeingsfirst report dated May 11 2008: The WAR on TERROR 2008 Omnibus Collection (PDF). Its Abstract reads as follows:
'This is a short collection of already published reports and essays of Project Humanbeingsfirst which minimally expands upon the simplification of modernity as expressed on the project's website: What is all this verbiage by Project HumanbeingsfirstTM really all about? Is there a reductionist and simplified explanation in terms of first principles for all this complexity of modernity that gives birth to such urgent matters of human concern in the first place? Yes. In the simplest terms: “Might defines right” leads to “Hegemony is as old as mankind”, which in turn leads to “If we don't have real enemies then we have to create or imagine some and yell 'we are being attacked'” in order to a) justify one's hegemonic barbarianism upon others; and b) motivate an unwilling plebeian peoples into sacrificing for the conquests of the ruling elite. Euphemistically: “imperial mobilization”. Grotesquely: “quest for Lebensraum”. That's all there is to it. This omnibus, comprising a total of 23304 words, minimalistically elaborates on the above single sentence, in any of its variations, in the context of modernity du jour.'
It is important for all of us, Pakistanis, Indians, the world public – or at least the thinking among us – to begin to look beyond the 'katputli tamashas' being enacted for us. There is far more going on than meets the eye. The motivation for this atrocious puppetshow in Mumbai was elaborated upon yesterday in the essay The Mumbai Terrorist Act: An International Chorus of Actors! Ushering in one-world government requires international cooperation among its harbingers!
The 'maasi museebte'* is not the problem for those watching the puppetshow – even if, once in a while, she reaches out from behind the television screen with her new and improved 'jahroo' (broom) and whacks those sitting in the front row! These days, instead of an ordinary tinka (straw) 'jahroo', it just happens to be an explosive 'jahroo', but same idea.
As a matter of scientific inquiry, perhaps one might ponder upon this phenomenon. If people are empirically feeling the effects of the 'maasi's jahroo' on their faces while watching 'Kaliyan', then what might be a rational and scientific explanation?
Please just do this mental exercise, even if only as an interesting thought experiment, and even if you truly feel that 'maasi museebte' is 'god' and can indeed reach out from her barren perch in Afghanistan and bring down a mighty super-power to its knees with merely a cell phone and laptops, never mind a mere smack on the head with a 'jahroo' from hell (or from behind the tv screen). How would you create such an existential experiment? This is how black-ops does it too – with smoke-and-mirrors, and with copious help from patsies and mercenaries.
There is no 'Al qaeeda', no 'Bin Laden' – these are fanciful abstractions constructed for the purpose explained in the above report. As the case in all enduring believable myths, it is much more effective to build them on something which is existent, and not entirely immanent. Thus it is easier for people to accept it, especially for those with short term memories – that's most of us in the West. Thus there was indeed a real person called Bin Laden. Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir even interviewed him ( ), as did the British journalist Robert Fisk. The mythological boogieman is fashioned upon a real character, a real CIA asset, but it is no different than 'Ali Baba'! Even the FBI does not blame the real one for 911 – see the snapshot of their most-wanted poster of him as of April 22 2008.
But of course, empire makers well understand that the pursuit of “full spectrum dominance” can be “uncongenial to democratic instincts”, as the “economic self-denial (that is defense spending), and the human sacrifice (casualties even among professional soldiers) required in the effort” makes “democracy ... inimical to imperial mobilization.” The planners at the RAND Corporation, the AEI, et. al., also keenly perceive that “... as America becomes an increasingly multicultural society, it may find it more difficult to fashion a consensus on foreign policy issues, except in the circumstance of a truly massive and widely perceived direct external threat. .... More generally, cultural change in America may also be uncongenial to the sustained exercise abroad of genuinely imperial power. That exercise requires a high degree of doctrinal motivation, intellectual commitment, and patriotic gratification.”
And that is where the boogiemen come in, to manufacture that “circumstance of a truly massive and widely perceived direct external threat.” The more fanciful the better.
What can be more imaginative than an omnipotent, omnipresent, evil 'Ali Baba' who can bring down 4 airliners in the most armed to the teeth sole superpower – in the entire history of mankind one might add – from a desolate perch in the Hindu Kush with only box-cutters, and ram them at 500 mph into tall buildings spectacularly collapsing them into their own foot-prints at almost free-fall speed? Even more miraculously, collapsing one of the tall buildings, WTC-7, entirely magically without any airplane hitting it! But since no one will buy a mind-melding 'yoda' from Star Wars doing this, he is simply aliased to a once upon a time real character who used to be a CIA asset. Everyone had heard of him valiantly serve the imperial interests as their controlled patsy – or more aptly as the “moral equivalent of our founding fathers” – but who was now projected to have turned against his own patron saints due to “Militant Islam” and its doctrine of global “Triumphalism” leading to a “Clash of Civilizations”! Simply embellishing a real person with some 'magic-carpet' powers right out of a children's story book has been far more effective than having to invent a character who had never existed. With the art of disinformation and psyops perfected to the precision of a hard science, and all the world's newsmedia under the control of the “Mighty Wurlitzer”, it has been rather easy!
Similarly, distorting Islam to present it as antediluvian and out to aggressively conquer the world, has been far more effective than inventing a new “doctrinal motivation” from scratch. Especially, since the 'Islamofascists' from the previous harvest were already available, ripe for re-harvesting. Their mentality was so well understood by all the 'Rand Corporations' along the Potomac, that they specifically targeted Afghanistan and Pakistan's border region for this re-harvest, knowing fully well the natives' thousand year tradition of 'Pakhtoonwali' – you kill an Afghani's (Pathan's) family, drop bombs on his wedding gathering, burn and torture his women and children, and you have a thousand recruits ready to take perpetual revenge on the infidels regardless of cost. And what is better than to have their own kind do this to them? Thus enter the Pakistan's subservient military bombing their own civilians in the pristine tribal belt of Pakistan – the home to those who hold their 'Pakhtoonwali' tradition more sacred than any other heritage. These are people unlike any other on the face of the earth. While all have been conquered or colonized by others, only these tribal populations have resisted all occupation since time immemorial, jealously guarding their freedoms and their independence, and also retaining their ancient traditions. A Machiavelli astutely learned in political science and psyops, and commandeering the world's sole superpower's awesome military might, can use them like a child's putty!
In 2007, while the 'Army Act 2007' was still in effect, I offered two Pakistani military men, recently retired 3-star generals, whom I had occasion to partake a meal with in Islamabad, that I could craft any terrorist to their specification for them for a mere $15000 – a number that I conjured up out of thin air thinking it was suitably low to impress upon them how easy it was to harvest the surviving victims whose parents, wives, daughters, sons, had been bombed to smithereens, who had nothing to look forward to in life except the abyss of hunger, deprivation, and alienation, and especially from among those holding the 'Pakhtoonwali' tradition. I was trying to rationally talk them out of bombing our own peoples in the tribal belt in this fictional 'war on terror' by explaining to them how Machiavellian political science works. I had held their attention for over 3-1/2 hours. And I was rather stunned when one of the 3-star generals of Pakistan's Army, and let me hasten to add (Retired), responded to my 'jihadi manufacturing challenge' with “Zahir you are asking too much, I could do it for $2000”!
Indeed! Yet they continue to bomb our own peoples. They deliberately destroyed the lal-masjid in Islamabad with such barbaric ferociousness directly under the 'shock and awe' orders from the Pentagon, knowing fully well where the destabilization impact of the subsequent retaliations will be felt. It isn't rocket science for anyone, let alone for a professional standing Army's American trained high command! See my gut-wrenching missive that I composed in tears in the summer of 2007 knowing fully well what was going on and what will happen: “Saving Pakistan from Synthetic 'Terror Central'”. After meeting the Pakistani Generals and realizing that while they were highly educated and immensely experienced in the art of war-making, they understood very little of political science – men of obeying orders that they were as part of their professional training – and I composed the following long open letter to a hypothetical Pakistani General, addressing all of Pakistan's senior military cadre employing this encounter as a literary device: “Re-Imagining Pakistan's Defenses – Open Letter to a Pakistani General”. But who listens to an ordinary common man's commonsense? In all likelihood, no one even read that letter. And exactly on Eid ul-Adha Day 2007 that same year, I had made the following plea: “Wakeup to the grotesque reality of the 'Grand Chessboard'!” The same plea, a year later, has become even more prescient in the aftermath of the Mumbai Terrorist Act. And as the good President of United States of America has publicly stated:
“Good morning [America]. At this moment, somewhere in the world, terrorists are planning new attacks on our country. Their goal is to bring destruction to our shores that will make September the 11th pale by comparison.” (President of the United States, George W. Bush, Feb. 13, 2008)
Another 911 anywhere in the world and the American President, incumbent and newly-elected, will know exactly where to bomb, as Pakistan's Ambassador Hussein Haqqani had re-confirmed:
'[On] Wednesday, a media report quoted Pakistan’s envoy to Washington as saying that US leaders had warned Islamabad that if the United States suffered an attack that was traced back to Pakistan Washington would retaliate. “Those (statements) have been made,” Ambassador Hussain Haqqani told editors and reporters at The Washington Post. “We want to make sure that it doesn’t come to that.” (Dawn, June 12, 2008)
How remarkably easy it has been for most of humanity to be duped into this fabricated 'war on terror' with the help of our own mercenaries in power! Not one of them has the gall to stand up and announce – “war on terror is fiction”! Watch the following 2005 presentation in the documentary ZERO ( ), made by CSIS to the commission of the European parliament for security and defense, as narrated by one of its attendee members, where he makes the following statement of fact:
Begin Transcription (by Project Humanbeingsfirst):
“In the summer of 2005, the commission of the European parliament for security and defense, of which I am a member, was invited to a special screening created by the Washington Center for Strategic [and International] Studies”
(Slide: CSIS Debating 21st Century Nuclear Issues, Edited by Owen C. W. Price and Jenifer Mackby, subtitled Black-Dawn: Scenario-Based Exercise, dated: May 3 2004)
“We were asked to watch a film which depicted what would happen in Europe, if Brussels was hit by a nuclear bomb.”
“Fifty thousand deaths, hundred thousand injured. The reactions of various European governments.”
“Suddenly, footage of Osama Bin Laden claiming responsibility for a nuclear attack on NATO headquarters comes on screen.”
“All members of the parliament, myself included, were rendered speechless.”
“American experts from the Center for Strategic Studies, were on hand to explain the action on the screen.”
“Then a parliamentarian finally said: Today we were shown a convincing demonstration of how Osama Bin Laden's image can be completely manipulated. All the Osama's we have seen over the years, may never have existed. Just as a nuclear attack on NATO Headquarters in Brussels has never taken place.”
End Transcription. (ZERO: An Investigation Into 9/11)
How can one prove what I write here, that the 'war on terror' is fiction? That “Bin Laden” is “Ali Baba”? And that the Mumbai Terrorist Act was a false-flag operation, just like 911 was?
The same way that any sound judge in a court room would – especially one like Robert Jackson at Nuremberg! Short of that – and it was a victor's justice, nothing more – well-intentioned peoples must endeavor to at least learn the truth stripped of its complex psyops, even if they remain afraid of articulating what they learn out loud. At least, they will knowingly not spew garbage, or create disinformation, or cultivate red herrings, as this 'champion of justice and humanity' recently did: “Rebuttal to Paul Craig Roberts': 'Washington Arrogance has Fomented a Muslim Revolution'”. There are tens of thousands of 'Paul Craig Roberts' in Pakistan, as elsewhere, beginning with Pakistan's own co-opted ruling elite, down to its 'enlightened-moderated' newsmedia, NGOs, academics, industrialists, et. al. Paul Craig Roberts was gentle enough to only bestow upon me the honorific “you are a completely stupid fool, a disgrace to humanity” when I called him on his disinformation. I actually carry that invective with much pride and it is the only honor I have received thus far from the hectoring hegemons, apart from their visit to my home in 2003! Other benedictions may not be so merciful. For the mercenaries among them deliberately subverting our nations in perpetuating this fiction of 'war on terror' – be it America, Pakistan, India, and every other – there is the hangman's noose to look forward to.
The way the Rockefellers have it orchestrated however, the one-world government – the raison d'être for all this death and mayhem of humanity – is almost fait accompli! In that new world order, the present would look like the good old days! PCR's honorific, a blessing! I use the word 'almost' deliberately because I continue to believe that there is many a slip between the cup and lip! If only the plebeians can learn to overcome our voluntary servitude!
It is only befitting to use Elie Wiesel's eloquence to close these despondent Eid reflections, for a cataclysm of no less torment has indeed befallen those who have finally seen the end of war:
“I still curse the killers, their accomplices, the indifferent spectators who knew and kept silent, and Creation itself, Creation and those who perverted and distorted it. I feel like screaming, howling like a madman so that that world, the world of the murderers, might know it will never be forgiven.”
Thank you.
Zahir Ebrahim

* 'maasi museebte', as I recall my childhood memories, was a character in the 1970s' popular Pakistani television puppetshow 'Kaliyan'. Similar to Sesame Street.

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 He may be reached at Verbatim reproduction license at

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