World Leaders Who Would Not Make Peace but Wars Disdained Future

IN FOCUS, 13 Mar 2023

Mahboob A. Khawaja, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service

“The men who have most injured and oppressed humanity, who have most deeply sinned against it, were according to their standards and their conscience, good men; what was bad in them, what wrought moral evil and cruelty, treason to truth and progress, was not at all their intentions, in their purpose, in their personal character, but in their opinions.”

— Robert Briffault, The Making of Humanity, Cambridge University, 1920

Human Consciousness Longs for Peace, Conflict Resolution and One Humanity

8 Mar 2023 – Modern economies appear to be embedded in producing weapons of extinction and political leaders enjoin heavy investments to support the war economies across the industrialized nations. We, the Conscientious People of the world, do not foresee time and history, no matter how you define it, being on our side as the global leaders could not learn from the consequences of their own wrong thinking and actions. We come to realize that politics is a game of pretension and always remains problematic. Leaders hosting conferences for action-reaction military maneuvers are treacherous, cynical and deceitful in their ideas and ideals and to the public interests they claim to serve. Absolute power corrupt absolutely.

Ignorance, indifference to human interests of sustenance, security and peaceful co-existence, and arrogance against the very mankind on whose existence the world enjoins all the attractions of lifelines, beauty and appreciation are at greater risk of extinction. Isaac Newton viewed time as an element of universe built-in ticking clock; and Albert Einstein saw time a perplexed passing phenomenon of circumstance and environment being part of the Nature of things. But the 21st century leaders denied the inner eye of recognizing Time and the Nature of Things to mislead the humanity and make war a new normal of unthinkable consequences.

A reflective snap shot of a critical moment in time pulse and movement of history reveals absence of reasoned dialogue for the prevention of the on –going conflict causing massive human casualties, displacement of more than eight millions of Ukrainian civilian refugees across Europe, destruction of essential civic infrastructures and furious competitive edge for success in an ugly war between Russia, the West and Ukraine. To glance ahead of the emerging horrifying events coming out of the Russian-Ukraine war fronts, We, The People of global humanity must call for immediate halt to all war machines and lingering suspicion of one-sided peace and triumph. The inexplicable plunge into insanity of war will not produce any military or psychological gains for violent assumptions plagues with hatred, bias and false claims and counter claims of military superiority, defeats and occupation.

Global Humanity Is Watching All the Actors in Perplexed War Games

Have we not learned any lessons from the European nationalistic wars of the First World War and the 2nd World War?  We, the Humanity continue to argue if wars have become part of a new normal – unknown and unthinkable to human rational thinking and civilizations.

After one year of perpetuated insanity between Russia, Ukraine, NATO and the EU, there are no military successes achieved except by ruthlessness and viciousness leading to degeneration of human cultures and civilizations. The perpetuated chaos and nationalistic ideals of the few are leading to collapsed civilizations and resumption of dark ages. Could wars be ever the source of conflict resolution or peacemaking?  No matter how time exists in a frozen intellect, Reason will haunt human thought if war is a prelude to peace-making.

What are the so called intelligent leaders of NATO, America or the EU waiting for? Is America, the EU and NATO waiting and watching how Russia and Ukraine will end up in this cruel insanity of war?  Or what advanced weaponry is being used by Russia to annihilate another neighbour?  Is Ukraine a test ground for any futuristic planning and administration of more insane conflicts? Surely, men who are universally hated and feared are active in this embittered insanity – revulsion against reason and against a helpless nation and people. Why the Russian, NATO and the EU leaders cannot meet face to face for a dialogue to ceasefire and peace-making?

The waking consciousness and wisdom would demand that Russia, America and NATO and the EU  – all active actors in this perplexed game should critically analyze their strength and weaknesses, know the people around themselves and should realize that global humanity is watching them if they will act wisely for peace or demonstrate abhorrent and ruthless behavior for a  peaceful resolution of the current multiple problems leading to disastrous  consequences for all the living mankind.

Leaders Must Be Rational and Visionary for Peace and Human Unity

Russia and its leaders must realize the limits to adventurism and playing with the destiny of millions of Ukrainian and the short and long terms socio-economic political and humanitarian impacts of the ongoing war in Ukraine. Russian and Ukrainian have lot of historic socio-cultural and religious values to be respected.  The weapons of destruction and insanity have already created large gulfs which will be hard to be filled by the passage of time and convenient abstract imaginations.  The net outcome of volcanic consequences is to dehumanize the civic principles and values between the two states. When noble ideals are misinterpreted,  it could drain out all the good qualities of people and leaders. Political reasoning is a shared enterprise within the global systems of governance to which America, Russia and NATO and the EU failed to observe.

The sanctity of peace and values of human life will encompass open-mindedness and readiness to listen and learn from each other concerns and experience for peace, harmony and viable neighborly relationships.  What if President Putin, President Biden and the EU leaders would meet in person and hold dialogue for peace-making and conflict resolution?  The violent assumptions of NATO outreach to Eastern Europe and outrageous hypothesis of military confrontations will lead nowhere – certainly not to peace-making or conflict resolution. Who could gain in these mindless and extravagant ideas of power and military warfare – Certainly None?

America, Europe and NATO’s historic record is plagued with violence and extravagant ideas to have invaded and killed millions and millions across the Middle East, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and elsewhere.  Lacking rationality of a just war, they have killed and displaced millions of people in Iraq and Afghanistan and Syria. Their claims of piety and credibility for the good are full of lingering suspicion and discard to be the office bearers of peace and security of the world.

Throughout history, We, the People have been betrayed by the warmongers and war leaders as it happened in Iraq, Afghanistan and the continuing bogus war on terrorism. In “How the United States and Britain Lost the Bogus War in Iraq and Afghanistan” (Global Research: 10/22/2010), this author clarified the pertinent facts of the bogus war: Michel Meacher, British Environment Minister under PM Blair (“This War on Terrorism is Bogus”) – provided reliable insight into the real reasons for the ‘War on Terrorism’. He argued that the “war on terror” was flatly superficial:

“The 9/11 attacks gave the US an ideal pretext to use force to secure its global domination … the so-called ‘war on terrorism’ is being used largely as bogus cover for achieving wider US strategic geopolitical objectives … in fact, 9/11 offered an extremely convenient pretext to put the PNAC plan into action. The evidence again is quite clear that plans for military action against Afghanistan and Iraq were in hand well before 9/11.”

The need is urgent to foster a peaceful dialogue between Russia, Ukraine, America and NATO or else lack of rational imagination and action could destroy the national freedom and sovereignty of Ukraine. We, the People draw rational results what we see and what we hear; therefore, we are different, we are responsible and we cannot act or live like animals. There is a moral sense of spirituality and humanity to co-exist in harmony with the rest of all creations on this Earth. To mankind, the Earth was a Trust given by the Divine Order to live in peace and harmony with all other creations of God and this TRUST and its reminder are explicitly mentioned in the Qur’an, Chapter 33: 72:

 “We did indeed offer the Trust to the Heavens and the Earth;
   And the mountains but they refused;
   To undertake it, being afraid thereof: But man undertook it;
   He was indeed unjust and foolish.”   

We must be looking for truth to necessitate rethinking in our minds and souls for change and universal sense of humanity as being One and unshakeable by geography, politics and ethnicity and sentiments of political nationalities and persecution. We can do it, we are One People and One Humanity impacted by unknown motives of the few lacking knowledge and wisdom to unite the mankind in situations of crises often engineered by ignorance missing divine knowledge of truth and human origin.  We cannot be divided into segments of geography and history as numbers. We the People, We the Humanity are connected to all other things within the God-given Universe to serve the mankind.

This gives soundness and power to reason and forbidden truth in the current global affairs. We the People of globe ask the global conscientious leaders to avoid the upcoming epicenter of cataclysm and listen to voices of reason for an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine, stop acceleration of military confrontations between Russia, NATO, America, the EU and others. At the edge of REASON, war is anti-Human and anti-Nature. Late Professor Howard Zinn outlined the futuristic imagination of humanity in the following words:

“To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness. What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives. If we see only the worst, it destroys our capacity to do something. If we remember those times and places—and there are so many—where people have behaved magnificently, this gives us the energy to act, and at least the possibility of sending this spinning top of a world in a different direction.”


Dr. Mahboob A. Khawaja specializes in international relations-global security, peace and conflict resolution with keen interests in Islamic-Western comparative cultures and civilizations, and author of several publications including the latest book: Global Peace, Security and Conflict Resolution: Approaches to Understand the Current Issues and Future-Making, Lambert Academic Publications, Germany, 2017.

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