Exploitation: From Romania to the Muslim World

Exploitation: From Romania to the Muslim World

By Jawad Raza Khan

Historically events around the world are mostly termed as conspiracies; indeed search of truth out of those had been surfacing ugly counterfeits after occurrence of debacles. The human history has seen this many a times. On the other hand sooner or later truth has always prevailed, may it not be supported by majority because of deliberate and sophisticated journalistic campaigns or the will of power masters-or combination of both. A Swiss-American biochemist Martin H. Fischer inked something very truthful “Truth is rarely writen in ink; it lives in nature” and I think that is why it prevails.

He remained in the power corridors of Romania from 1965 to 1989. He was the President of Romania from 1971 till he was executed after a trial of 90 minutes in 1989.  Nicolae Ceau?escu is said to be overthrown after a bloody revolution, western media claims more than 6500 killed in demonstrations against Nicolae Ceausescu. The mass meeting of 21 December, held in what is now Revolution Square degenerated into chaos. The image of Ceau?escu’s uncomprehending expression as the crowd began to boo and heckle him remains one of the defining moments of the collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe. Ceausescu’s tilt towards western powers could not save him and his wife Elena from their ruthless and horrible end, rather what all he received as honour from the westerners such as GCB (Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath) by Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, one day before his execution was stripped of his honorary. Queen Elizabeth also returned the Romanian Order Ceausescu had bestowed upon her. Indeed the role of Radio Free Europe has been the key for development of the mass movement until the execution of Ceausescu and his wife Elena.

“The trouble about human is two fold.  He cannot learn truths which are too complicated; he forgets truths which are too simple”Rebecca West

“Rebecca West was one of the giants and will have a lasting place in English literature. No one in this century wrote more dazzling prose, or had more wit, or looked at the intricacies of human character and the ways of the world more intelligently”.

These were the words of William Shawn, editor in chief of The New Yorker after hearing the news of her death in 1983.

Coming back to Ceausescu, It is imperative to make an account of his 70th birthday in 1988, when Ceausescu was decorated with the Karl-Marx by then Socialist Unity Party of Germany (SED) chief Erich Honecker; through this he was honoured for his rejection of Mikhail Gorbachev’s reforms. This indeed was a clear cut indication that westerners socialist were satisfied with the proceedings in Romania under the regime of Ceausescu, on the contrary western media played a pivotal role in his overthrow.

It was revealed after the execution of Ceausescu that casualties in revolution square were less than hundred – swelled up to 6500 with extreme generosity by western media courtesy Radio Free Europe and Liberty Radio and many more.

Deep understanding of the issue again makes us focus to the basic economy of the people of the state and in turn the unrest had always been high jacked by the super powers working in their own favour and their own interest. This has always been done through sophisticated media techniques and deliberate planning to achieve the desired results, in the situation created by the natives but explored and exploited by the foreigners.

Current fragile political situation in Arab world in particular and Muslim world in general is not to different in the 21st century comparing to what happened in Romania in 1989. One of the major differences between the leadership is, even after the death of Ceausescu 22 years ago; nobody has been able to put anything worthwhile against the character and financial dishonesty of the Romanian leader. The hastily arranged military court-nastily done execution can bear the testimony of the fact.

On the other hand the greatest similarity is the greed of western powers for natural resources and provocation of revolutionary ideas through effective journalistic campaign in North Africa and the Middle East. Movement of US military in Mediterranean, on the context of creating No Fly Zone on Libya is indeed the case of exploiting public sentiments against their rulers to their advantage.  

Pakistan is no exception to the world, Drone attacks, IMF, elaborated CIA network and above all a misguided and un tamed media always ready to be used to their advantage are the fulfillment of basic ingredients for timely exploitation of Pakistan to their interest. Leaders of Pakistan must learn at least from their own history, where events like hanging of Bhutto, crash of Zia, removal of Musharraf and so many factors in favour of destabilization, demands self actualization of the highest degree by the core leadership. In fact, media and people of Pakistan must be well equipped to minimize the effects of merciless exploitation of countries like Pakistan.  

The unrest in Muslim world and the interest of western world is about follow the path quoted by Karl Marx.

“Men make their own history but they do not make it as they choose”. (ENDS)




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