Thursday, June 10, 2010

Can US eliminate terrorism?

US can’t root out the menace of terrorism. Nor does it want so. The so called war against terrorism which has been waged by the US in the aftermath of 11th Sept 2001 is only the act of punishing the culprits of US. It has one and the only motive of safeguarding the interests of the US. Apart from this terrorism is far bigger a problem that can be handled by a single nation.

The manifestation of the extreme form of terrorism which we have seen of 11/9 2001 was the result of long term foreign policies of various nations which harbored terrorism (covertly). It’s an irony that the seeds of ‘Taliban cancer’ were sown by the very US during its attempts of establishing political and military hegemony over South Asia. After the cold war US has been pursuing its policy of imperialism and has been using nations as a ‘banana peel’ – using them and throwing them when they serve its purpose e.g. US sought to establish its political and military hegemony in gulf war to procure cheap oil and has been using Israel to control the West Asia . It is for the similar reasons it has played the recent ‘Pakistan card’ and is not supporting openly India against Pakistan. Now in the guise of eliminating terrorism the US is continuing its imperialist designs in a covert way.

Even today when terrorism has shown its might to the world (especially to US), there is still no consensus on the definition of terrorism. The very individuals are seen terrorists in one nation and ‘freedom fighters’ in the other. The reason is the ‘self interest’ of various nations. United States is no exception.

Terrorism is a global phenomenon which transcends national borders. Just targeting few militant outfits and killing clerics and figure heads can’t root out this menace. Tactics of suppression can eliminate an Osama bin laden and a Taliban militia only to produce more Osamas and Talibans in future. Terrorism is the result of interaction between various psychological, religious, political and economic factors. The efforts should be carried out to find answers to certain questions like

• What is the terrorist ideology and how can it be changed?
• What are the basic motives of terrorists?
• What factors turn a person into a terrorist?
• What makes them so highly motivated that they put their lives for such heinous acts?

The religious ideologies that condone violence must be challenged and the nations harboring terrorists should be dealt firmly and should be isolated by international community. Its time a global convention has been brought against terrorism and in support of democracy.

Terrorism is an evil of the new world order which has been created by various nations themselves in pursuits of their ‘self-interest’ (knowingly or unknowingly). US policy of imperialism has also been instrumental in aggravating this problem. Now this evil has grown powerful enough to challenge those nations themselves. It can’t be eliminated unless all nations identify it as a global problem, accept a single definition of terrorism and join hands together to stamp this out bypassing their ‘self interest’.

1 comment:

Big n Tall said...

this is serious stuff man...