Conversation: Maximum Horror, by Tariq Ali

It was a horrific event. It was condemned in most parts of the world and most poignantly by many cartoonists. Those who planned the atrocity chose their target carefully. They knew that such an act would create the maximum horror. It was quality, not quantity they were after. The response will not have surprised or displeased them. They don’t care a damn for the world of unbelievers. Unlike the medieval inquisitors of the Sorbonne they do not have the legal and theological authority to harass booksellers or printers, ban books and torture authors, so they go one step further and order executions.

What of the foot-soldiers? The circumstances that attract young men and women to these groups are creations of the Western world that they inhabit – which is itself a result of long years of colonial rule in the countries of their forebears. We know that the Parisian brothers Chérif and Saïd Kouachi were long-haired inhalers of marijuana and other substances until (like the 7 July bombers in this country) they saw footage of the Iraq war and, in particular, of the torture taking place in Abu Ghraib and the cold-blooded killings of Iraqi citizens in Fallujah.

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Conversation: The big hypocrites, by Dagmar Henn

This week has been one where the world has been assaulted by fear and war mongering once again. The people no matter where they are, are being constantly told that they are under attack. It matters not what the local variant is. He/She could be a Muslim today and a Russian tomorrow.

To defend our Freedom of Speech our actual freedoms have already been taken away. Our privacy has been destroyed and our sources of knowledge have been falsified.

Oceania Saker has and will continue to put opinion that is sensible. This week we have published great opinion pieces on the French tragedy by:

The Saker, who has bravely said what many had thought off but were afraid to say. 

– Pepe Escobar, who so brilliantly puts together the context of this blow back/false flag.

André Vltchek who has given us all perspective by writing so beautifully about the great Muslim civilization.

And now, we are honored to present Dagmar Henn’s wonderfully written piece that binds our stance at Oceania. She has gotten to the heart of the matter.

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I would like to react with dismay after the Paris assault.

But how can I, when I read sentences like this one:

“Actually no one needs to wonder that more and more people are afraid of Islam. In its name and referring to the Koran fear and terror are being spread. The weak voices denying that the “Islamic State” and other organisations of terror reveal the true face of Islam are always drowned again and again by the explosions of bombs and the screams of those who are brutally murdered.”FAZ 07.01.2014

In my head these sentences write themselves anew. How would it be like this:

Actually no one needs to wonder that more and more people are afraid of the West. In its name and referring to human rights fear and terror are being spread. The weak voices denying that “NATO” and other organisations of terror reveal the West’s true face are drowned again and again by the explosions of bombs and the screams of those who are brutally murdered.

You could as well exchange “NATO” for “Frontex[1]“, or “IMF” or….  When looking for organisations that brutally murder people there is a long list.

There couls also be this version:

Actually no one needs to wonder that more and more people are afraid of Capitalism. In its name and referring to the free market….

Yes, I realise that I am loosing my humanity. My reason tells me that the publication of nauseous racist drawings does not justify murder. My reason calls for compassion.

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