The War on Gaza and the End of Western Moral and Political Hegemony

PALESTINE - ISRAEL, 18 Mar 2024

Mahboob A. Khawaja – TRANSCEND Media Service

10 Mar 2024 – Five months gone and the US supported Israeli violence and bombardment of Gaza unfolds prodigious lies of terror to have redfined and reshaped the so-called Western political hegemonic mental microscope of power exposing dreadful apparatus of moral and intellectual brimstone and failure of human consciousness to see planned human massacres, genocide and alleged crimes against humanity. Tyranny of reason ignores the sanctity of human life and continued occupation of Palestine and is implied while Israel obliterated the entire civilian population of Gaza with US sent bombs and warmachines.President Biden (MSNBC interview:3/9/24), blames PM Netanyahu for irrational choices to invade Rafah that is ‘hurting Israel’ more than helping its cause. America is isolated in global affairs and lost when it comes to shrouded mystery of strange choices to support Israel for the wrong actions or warn Netanyahu of the ‘red lines.’

 

Multiplied consequential threats to global security and peace, the Western leaders, the so-called proponents of international peace, security and human rights turned out to be wicked spectators mocking human understanding of catastrophic and painful sufferings endured by the 2.9 million civilian people of Gaza. The US supplied all the weapons to Israel without any accountability to international law, Geneva Conventions and UNO protection of the civilians in conflict zones. Chris Hedges and Peter Koenig (“The Horror, The Horror” in Gaza. Chris Hedges. What Is the UN Good for? Where Is the Human Rights Commission When It Is Needed? Global Research: 11/13/2023):  ….. “The Horror is of blood and shredded children…. tens of thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands — dead bodies disintegrating in the rubbles of indiscriminately IDF-bombed hospitals, apartment buildings, mosques – you name it.” https://www.globalresearch.ca/horror-gaza-what-un-good-where-human-rights-commission-when-needed/5839831. Kamala Harris, the US VP comes out of political void to call for ‘an immediate ceasefire’, not part of the usual American agenda. PM Netanyahu and his war cabinet look paranoid, vengeful  and egomaniac and politically ruptured as the masses in Israel demonstarte daily demanding a ceasefire and return of 134 hostages and new elections. The al-Jazeera “October 7” investigation reports of 27 Israeli citizen hostages killed by their own gun helicopters. Lacking humanitarin impulse, Brett Wilkins spells out:“Complete Madness’: Israel Blocks Food Aid as More Gaza Children Starve to Death.” https://www.uncommonthought.com/mtblog/archives/2024/03/09/complete-madness-israel-blocks-food-aid-as-more-gaza-children-starve-to-death.php

The US-Israel convergence of humanitarian airdrops is an analogy of absurdity and contradictions, explains Dr.Paul Larduee (“Gaza Airdrops: Propaganda and Possibilities.” Global Research: 3/6/24): … the US. Israel can appear to be less heartless than its genocidal practices would otherwise suggest, and similar PR applies to the other participants that are collaborating with the genocide….. Of course, Israel also agrees to the airdrops because they exercise control over them. https://www.globalresearch.ca/gaza-airdrops-propaganda-possibilities/5851409.

Western Imperialism Controls the Puppet Arab-Muslim Leaders

The Arab-Muslim world is a dead-ended entity of ritual flurries on the crisis without formal burials and no public institutions of reasoned thought and action and responsibility. There are no customary Arab armies or leaders capable of defending the Palestinian cause or interest of Islam. The OIC, Saudi Arabia and the Arab League are  symbolic configurations without any capacity – an insult to common sense. The Arab Middle East is a static region of fake oil-based economic prosperity and uncertainty being governed by  former neo-colonial tribal agents installed by the Europeans as kings, presidents, emirs, prince and princes living in palaces, not with people. Was the discovery of “oil” an obsession – a stigma, a conspiracy (“fitna”) to forfeit the Arab culture and Islamic civilization? Please see more “How Arab Leaders Betray Islam and Defy the Logice of Political Change, Peace and Security.” https://www.uncommonthought.com/mtblog/archives/2023/10/07/how-did-arab-leaders-betrayed-islam-and-defied-the-logic-of-political-change-peace-and-security.php

The Arab-Muslim leaders mark achievements of friendly relationship with Israel while Israeli-American policies are aimed at rebuking the rights and freedom of Palestine and the joke of ‘two states solution.’The Western mythologist view the oil exporting Arab leaders as “camel jockeys” and brainless figures. Their palaces are protected by the American and European mercenaries, pre-occupied in erecting high-rise buildings, organizing football and olympic games and COP28, while 2.9 millions are being bombed and more than 30,000 are massacred across Gaza; some 13,000 innocent children and more than 8,000 women are killed and 70,000 people injured. The daily Israeli carnage and killings in the West Bank and new settlements are constant reminders of violations of international law written on paper since 1948.  Do the Arab-Muslim leaders breathe oxygen in a delusional fantasy? One wonders if “America-Israel War on Gaza a Prelude to Conquest of the Arab World.” https://www.uncommonthought.com/mtblog/archives/2024/01/05/america-israels-war-on-gaza-a-prelude-to-conquest-of-the-arab-world.php

 

The Earth is a Living Trust Those Bombing it are Not Normal Human Beings

Earth is living – a trust to mankind, it rotates itself at a speed of 1000 miles per hour at equator and orbits the Sun at average speed of 67062 MPH. It is perfectly balanced by the Divine order for human survival and progress. All praises are to God, the Creator of the Heavens and Earth Who has balanced it as just for human living, solidarity and progress. Wherever there is trust, there is accountability.The so-called Western official humanity succumbs to the mysterious ideal of democracy and primitive discourse to face the compelling reality.“Fear God” and ‘do not violate the covenants of peace and trust on Earth.’The Divine Message (3: 190: The Quran) clarifies: Verily in the creation of the Heavens and of the Earth and in the succession of the night and of the day, are signs for men of understanding; Who standing and sitting and reclining,

bear God in mind and reflect on the creation of the Heavens and of Earth and say:

Oh, our Lord-Thou has not created this invain

 

Those bombing and causing catastrophic destruction of life and Earth are not the normal human beings. The followers of Moses – the generations of Israelite are reminded by God (Quran 2: 84-85): And remember, We took a Covenant from the Children of Israel (progeny of Jacob), Worship none but God; ….shed no blood amongst you, Nor displace people from  homes: and Ye solemnly ratified…… And on the Day of Judgment they shall be consigned to the most grievous penalty,For God is not unmindful what ye do.

And killing of innocent people is prohibited in the Ten Commandments (Torah):

‘Thou shalt not kill’ (Exod. 20:13; also Deut. 5:17). Jewish law views the shedding of innocent blood very seriously, and lists murder as one of three sins (along with idolatry and sexual immorality), that fall under the category of yehareg ve’al ya’avor – meaning “One should let himself be killed rather than violate it.”According to Rabbi Judah Loew of Prague: ‘Jewish law forbids the killing of innocent people, even in the course of a legitimate military engagement.’

Is the Fallacy of Civilized Western World Coming to an End on Its Own?

 

The global institutions and systems of democratic governance and all of its formal moral, intellectual and political proclamations appear defunct when it comes to deal with Israel and the US war against humanity.There is a complete disconnect to moral and humanitarian values and the present and futuristic survival and progress of civilized mankind. Media reports indicate several hundreds of West European and American troops fighting in support of Israel. What a shame, what a disgrace that Arab-Muslim leaders would not act to defend the human dignity, security and freedom of the people of Gaza.

 

The American-Israeli collaborative war on Gaza and its immediate consequences made the Western world and all of its institutions shamefully redundant in the 21st century global norms of civility, human rights, freedom, justice and safety of civilians – whereas crimes against humanity are captured in obscure impulses and indecision and deliberate inaction by the UNO and the Security Council. Mocking its Charter’s obligations, the UN Security Council failed to agree to an immediate ceasefire or to protect the civilians from terror of daily bombardments of hospitals, doctors, ambulances, schools and places of worship. The Five months continued  onslaught sounds like 500 years of prolonged insanity that mankind has never witnessed except the TWO WW. While the political cynicism and wickedness across the Western hemisphere is endemic, the need to end the war calls for an urgent reasoned dialogue for peace. The animals have no bombs, no guns and bullets to kill each other and do not reflect on the imperatives of life. We, the human beings, are supposed to be intelligent and responsible species on this Earth. At the edge of reason, the notion of evil leads to realization of evil and tyranny of war must be stopped by all means and those responsible for bombing the innocents, the genocide and crimes against humanity must be held accountable to restore the vision of a sustainable moral and intellectual humanity.

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Dr. Mahboob A. Khawaja specializes in international affairs-global security, peace and conflict resolution and has spent several academic years across the Russian-Ukrainian and Central Asian regions knowing the people, diverse cultures of thinking and political governance and a keen interest in Islamic-Western comparative cultures and civilizations, and author of several publications including the latest: One Humanity and the Remaking of Global Peace, Security and Conflict Resolution,  Dec 2019.


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