هذا البحث مقدم الى الجامعه المفتوحه في لندن حول واقع الامبرياليه الامريكيه بعد الحادي عشر من سبتمبر
Discuss the nature of
Every time when the US is struck by a natural disaster like the one which hit South Carolina two years ago, or the series of tornados, I think deeply of a speech I have heard one day from a famous Iraqi muslin scholar during a TV programme in the time of the first days of the American invasion to Iraq in March 2003. He was analysing a text from the Holy Quran which explains the ways of the destruction of many nations thousands of years ago before the emergence of Christianity and Islam. The muslin scholar insisted that one of these nations was called Aad, and it was the unique nation which was given the specification of the “first” Aad, that means according to him that it will be in the future another nation holding the same characteristics of Aad the” first”, and as he said this would most probably to be the American nation because they are behaving in the same manner of Aad; very strong and dominating nation which almost has some kind of influence everywhere in this world .
I’m saying that in order to mention the conflicting nature of the human history on this planet, and then to say that the American type of hegemony is not new or not known in the past, in fact it is the same kind of actions taken by any people having such magnitude of economic and military powers, in a world which measures any country according to its potential capacities not to its level of values or morality position.
The American journey from a rebel colony which was the first one who disposes the British ruling, to an “empire” acting in the international level as the global constabulary, that journey was a unique and unprecedented. For more than a century ago, the Americans took over the
The quarrel of that war was the same as for the other wars, the propaganda of fear from the enemy who is stocking weapons of mass destruction to threaten the American style of life; this was the case in the first American –Spanish war, in the American invasion to
With the aftermath of the II world war, the Americans were given the price for their support to Winston Churchill during the war time as a form of dominance over huge parts of former British colonies in the Caribbean, West Africa, and
However, could we have a quick look on this American empire from the point of view of its political and economic perspectives to try to understand the American way of becoming the leader of a unipolar world?
contemporary authorities to be linked somehow to the Pentagon or to the American foreign secretary of sates, in the form of economic facilities or military integration. “The new ‘Empire’ penetrates across borders of formally sovereign states to control their actions from within through compliant elites in both public and private spheres. It penetrates first into the principal allies of the
Today, seven years after the 9/11 attacks on
It is really –in my opinion- a clash of nations, civilizations, and in the first place a religious confrontation between Jews and Muslims over the holy territories in
2- New political economy, Robert Cox p 308
of what Al Qaeda calls it “mojahidin”. After the 9/11 the whole world turned into a vast battlefield for the “war on terror” as the Americans called it, involving kidnapping suspects from the streets of
This is a cross border war which apply to the point that the sovereignty of all countries could not prevent to take such action, for instant, the General Mosahrraf in Pakistan should use as much power he could to bomb his own people in order to satisfy the American leaders, the Saudi government should act aggressively against its base of Islamic fundamentalist, and the dictatorship regime of Syria will offer his various “gifts” via thousands of documents to the CIA in the hope that this may protect him from what is called now the Iraqi misery, and to provide his dirty prisons as temporary detentions centres for the CIA worldwide suspects before they are removed to the new American
“havens” called Goantanamo bye in Cuba, which represent today the new democratic face of the United States.
Among the massive changes and the total transformations within the American philosophy regarding security and defence , as a consequences of the 9/11 attacks, there was the adoption of the USA Patriot Act , just weeks after the attacks in order to reinforce the legislations against the so called “war on terror “ , without fully debating its deep impact on civil liberties. In the mean time, another legislation was passed by Congress called the Transportation Security Administration TSA for the same reasons. In 2002, there was the creation of the 4 colours to measure the status of security over the US territories, seeking to keep the authorities and the ordinary people aware of any emergency threats, after that , in August 2002 , the operation of the Terrorist Information and Prevention System TIPS to report any suspicious behaviour to the police , then , in January 2003 , there was the most vast and comprehensive step embodied by the foundation of the Department of Homeland Security DHS , under the management of Tom Ridge , as an attempt to avoid any further lack of coordination between the various federal home security agencies including the Immigration and Customs Enforcement ICE , last but not least, there was the creation of the Terrorists Threat Integration Centre TTIC which is dedicated to gather information from all other security agencies CIA , FBI DHS , and analysis them in a single place. Another necessity emerged by the 9/11 attacks is the cut and the turbulences in communications between the police and the fire-fighters during the attacks, as a response there is now a new 24 hours operating hub to serve as the primary “national level nerve centre “ to organize the communication matters. So it is true to say that
These are developments that occurred on the internal level after the 9/11, but on the external one, there were even bigger and stronger response from the
This again, I believe, is another series of conflicts between peoples and nations which will not end until the very last day of our life on this planet. This is our nature from our first day, from the first murdered who was killed by his brother’s hands. We – all human beings – will keep fighting each other, exploiting each other humiliating each other until the very last day. It is worth mentioning here the question of the angels to God when the first new created Adam was seen by them, who is the father of all human beings. The angels asked God “Oh God why did you create some one who will corrupt in the planet and will shed while we hymn you, God answered them: I have the knowledge which you do not. Scholars said that this refers to the fact that the new created Adam was distinguished of others by the mind and his capability and ability to choose between the good and the evil, while the other created known at the time do not have this characteristics. They were before Adam, the Gin, the angels, and the Satan.
But unfortunately, many, many of Adam’s sons and daughters prefer to choose the second choice. Many believe that the acutely American new conservative are acting as leaders of this planet , but sadly , their behavior is pushing us from bad to worse. In my opinion of course. .
Ali Al Ahmad