LETTER TO A FRIEND
By Irina Malenko
has called yesterday terrorist attacks on US "attacks on freedom
itself". The question
is - whose freedom? Mr. Bush's freedom seems to be freedom
for the US to
dictate to the rest of the world how to live. Racists cannot even
be named racists
in this "free" world - if they are American friends, as we
at the UN conference on racism in South Africa last week.
was far more an attack on American arrogance and on the New
World Order US
is trying to impose on the rest of the world. It is to be deeply
the civilians have died - but it is an utter hypocrisy to hear
Tony Blair speaking
of a "new evil" - while just 2 years ago THE VERY SAME Tony
Blair was ecstatic while
bombing civilians in Yugoslavia. He had no words of
causing "collateral damage" then. There were many babies among
those killed by
UK/US aggression. I don't think there were THAT many babies in WTC or Pentagon
So, only Americans
and British are counted in this world as human beings?
Does he even think
that this might be a payback time for all the evil that NATO
under US/UK duo's
leadership has done to the rest of the world in the last decennia?
We remember smiling
Bush telling us of yet another bombing of Iraq. Where is
his smile now?
I hope arrogant
Americans who never lost at a single battle more than 2500 people
- like in Pearl
Harbour - will finally be able to feel something of other nations'
pain. On many
occasions caused by their own government!
The ability to
finally understand the horrors of war and mass destruction might
acts of state terrorism by the so-called superpower. If this
nation will open
its eyes and realise that blood, fears and pain are not a
movie, they are very real. If Western nations will be able to
learn to say "no!"
to similar acts perpetrated by their own leaders.
SECOND LETTER TO A FRIEND.
By Irina Malenko
I couldn't keep 3 minutes
of silence on Friday - because doing that would be
hypocritical and total
disrespect for the innocent victims of the US
military machine in
different countries whom nobody in the so-called "free"
world seems to care
about. I felt sick to my stomach about Western
the latest human tragedy for their political purposes.
...They were not human
beings, but just faceless numbers for the
the majority of the Irish people - thanks to so-called
"free" media who would
never dare to publish on its pages or to show on its
screens what Western
"fight for democracy" (read: thick wallets!) is doing
to the rest of the world.
Most of these people
were killed "in the name of democracy" barely 2 years
ago. Nobody in the West
even remembered about them this week. Nearly a half
of those killed by NATO
in Yugoslavia were children. They all have lived in
fear for over 70 days
- not just one day. Very few in the West cared: it is
much easier to believe
what your government is telling you about "collateral
Until you get "collateral
damage" in your own backyard.... Until one of
those you love becomes
"collateral damage". Then Tony Blair, the Real Mighty
Butcher of Balkans,
is suddenly talking of "a new evil" - while this New
Evil is represented
exactly by people like himself.
Look at these faces (or
whatever is left of these men, women and children).
Look - and maybe then
you will understand, even if just a little bit, the
reasons for what happened
in America this week... And what does 3/4 of the
world (even though it
is "not free world"- please do not try "to liberate"
us!) feel about the