One of best things I do every weekend when going to the grocery market is stop by the local Jehovah’s Witnesses’ stand, and have very thoughtful conversations about many issues facing humanity today such as war, hunger, greed, the arms trade, global warming and depression the leads to suicide. One of the volunteers said to me there are many terrible things going on in the Middle East.
While reading an official commission report (Read here)highlighting the hijackers in the September 11th attacks were 19 men affiliated with Al-Qaeda, 15 Saudis, two from United Arab Emirates, one Lebanese and one Egyptian, I found no reason for the invasion of Afghanistan or Iraq. Not even one of the individuals was Afghani or Iraqi.
The Bush Administration, with support from the Saudi government, holding an entire nation accountable for an act of crime committed by a group of people was in itself a big crime that will remain shameful on the face of humanity, especially now that the catastrophe has reached the point where there is no way back. The region is now full of extremist groups working as liberation movements against corrupted governments which led many people to be so frustrated because they were not part of conflict over power from the beginning.
Some people are now debating among themselves whether they should the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant ISIS or ISIL, others are busy trying to get more power and oil money in the name of Islam and prophet Mohammed- peace be upon him, nobody is really thinking about where the region is heading after the government left Libya and Yemen. Meanwhile keeping Palestine in the back of our minds, I found something very interesting in the Bible that I got from my Jehovah’s Witnesses friends (Matthew 24:1-2) “And Jesus went out from the temple, and was going on his way; and his disciples came to him to show him the buildings of the temple. But he answered and said unto them, ‘You see all of these things, do you not? Truly I say unto you, there shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.’”
This is literally what is happening now in the Middle East not be here one stone upon another, when an immediate result of that are less borders between Lebanon, Syria, Jordon and Iraq. As we can see some of these civilians have died during the war or fleeing from war, some will manage to survive through refugees programs that provide asylum in Europe or America, but the majority will have no choice and they have to stay and participate in building the future of that part of world.
I see many people friends from different part of that region including my home country Sudan are just saying I’m depress and there is hope. I would say during my stay in Chicago starting from last winter watching parkway trees and how this kind of pieces manage to survive in extreme deadly winter and started getting green every day after they were covered by snow for more than 5 months I realized that how life can be generated from death and opposite also.
I would say life is dynamic that way it’s called life, this is time as we all know history started in the middle land and will end there, some may choice to play bad role in it and some will be an good observer with applause, and a few have gone and people were fail to recognize them when they walked and talked among them.
Are heading to bright future? Yes because we are living now in the deepness of dark and the only option for one who is the in the dark to find the light, it does matter how much is going to take, some will see it and may not but that where we heading.
(Don’t look for what people want and do it, look for what you want to be and be that one, that is the only way to be add value to humanity and insult to injury ) Tarig