The US and Its Gun Culture
Posted on May 20th, 2011

Jay Deshabandu

I am not against American culture. But, it is my opinion that it has a pervert gun culture which I am not happy about. Unlike for many citizens around the world, Americans have freedom and right to protect themselves with their own guns. I cannot condone killings of birds for just for fun for example. We huamn are not here to rule the world but to protect it!

 This might be the reason why two Americans had disassembled gun parts with them, and they were arrested recently at the Colombo airport. The two Americans might have thought they had right to protect by themselves in Sri Lanka.

 Now imagine, two Sri Lankans with disassembled gun parts were to board an American airplane. Of course they would be arrested instantly and definitely be called terrorists. And those two Sri Lankans would be investigated for possible links with Al Qaeda. To get information they would be subjected to “Water boarding” three hundred times, a form of inhuamne torture that is acceptable to the US and its former president Mr. Bush. Possibly, the Sri Lankan government officilas would be chastised or be linked with fabricated crimes such as war crimes.

 It is clear that American government has double standards in its foreign policies; one standard for poor or developing countries and another standard for its Western allies such as France, and England. When NATO hits civilians, inadvertently or intentionally, the NATO is quick to respond to it, without any factual investigations, saying that those civilians killed as an armed group. But when the same thing happens by another leader, say by Libyan leader Gaddafi, it would make the quick conclusion that he was killing his own people. The same statement was echoed on other world leaders that had trouble in the past with uprising or terrorism in their own countries.

 It is amazing that no one in the world has questioned, the apparent disregard for international law by Barack Obama when he ordered to kill Osama Bin Laden, the terrorist who was only second to the world’s most ruthless LTTE leader Prabahakaran . Prabhakaran killed six hundred police officers who surrunred all at once, many buddhists monks all at once, thousands of civilians all at once! He killed world leaders! He killed innocent farmers living in villages all at once. I have no sympathy for Bin Laden either, but Bin Laden probably had killed only one tenth of what Prabhakaran did. Prabhakaran did it in the name of Eelam, a mythical claim for a separate homeland, and Bin Laden did it for American aggression in Islamic countries and against American way of life which he thought was against fundamentals of Islam. Both terrorists were extremists which had no respect for innocent lives!

 I think without a doubt that US rules the world and it could define whatever it thinks as right or wrong ;and once a decission was taken by the US, the rest of the West would follow it without even thinking of its consequences.

 For example, the double standard was shown when Obama asked to save Prabhakarn when he was fighting with a grouped of arm terrorists against Sri Lankan people and government-it was a case against humanity for the U.S. and its allies!

 Further, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, the UN chief, the puppet of the U.S., could not sleep right until he came up with its private report accusing Sri Lankan government of violating of human rights of the most wanted ruthless killer in the world. Now why is he sleeping when the apparent international law was broken by the U.S? Mr. Ban Ki-moon, can you please practice what you preach?

 A terrorist is a terrorist weather that individual is an Islamic extremist, Christian extremist, a Buddhist terrorist or belongs to an American KKK group. Both Bin Laden and Prabhakarn are ruthless terrorists. Therefore those who annihilated them should be equally respected! The laws should be there primarily to protect innocents-not the terrorists. Peace and security of the world must be upheld before a law!

 If an animal is roaming on a street and kills people, should we take that animal to a court? A terrorist is less than an animal!

 The real peace and security can only be achived when all world leaders become united and act honestly accoridnig to an internationally adopted procedure. NATO is not an international alliance because it only protect their member countries. NATO cannot secure any security as long as it only represent a set of narrow minded countries.

 Untlil we have a sustainable peace around the world, free of terrorists and free of nuclear weapons, we must not only fear of TERRORISTS, but also fear of NATO and the US, all of them have weapons of mass destructions and experise to use them at thier will!

 Jay Deshabandu

One Response to “The US and Its Gun Culture”

  1. Ratanapala Says:

    We all know about the double standards of the Christian West. They do what they do with impunity. They call for democracy, but will not honor a democratic decision if it does not agree with their vision for that particular region. What is important is how the rest of the world can meet this challenge by the Christian West – who can do no wrong and impose their will on poorer nations with impunity. They know in this Information Age that they have no place to hide their nakedness. We all know the Western Christian Emperors have no clothes on! They will carry on regardless and pick on victim nations one by one unless we learn and find means to meet their threats and doings.

    The Christian West and their agents in Algeria considered Algeria’s municipal and regional assembly elections of June 12, 1990 as a dangerous experiment in democracy, one that degenerated into a quasi-civil war after the Army canceled parliamentary elections that the FIS ( The Islamic Salvation Front ) was slated to win in January 1992. FIS maintained its hold on municipal and regional assemblies until its dissolution after the January 1992 coup.

    Years later an Algerian general at an international conference refer to “democratic terrorism” to explain the FIS electoral victories of June 1990 and December 1991, as if voting were somehow illegitimate if you disagreed with the results. We know where that attitude led.

    The world still hasn’t come to grips with the quandary of what to do when the “wrong” side wins, especially when it’s an Islamist party. In Gaza, the Hamas winners of the January 2006 elections are still waiting to do their victory lap…

    In Sri Lanka it is the same. The Christian West immediately rubbished the Sri Lankan victory against Tamil Racist Terrorism as genocide while they continue to bleed Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan and in general the rest of the Middle East at their will an pleasure. In the coming weeks and months we will see what the new Arab Spring will bring forth!

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