What, man, defy the devil. Consider, Uncle Sam and/ or Peter Haas is an enemy to mankind, to Bangladesh and its people! ‘I come to bury them, not to praise them.’
United States sanctions are imposed against sovereign and independent countries at their own volition. Sanctions are used deliberately with the intent of damaging another country's economy. The United States has imposed two-thirds of the world's sanctions since the 1990s. Numerous US unilateral sanctions against various countries around the world have been criticized in the most abrasive languages by different classes of people across the world. It has imposed economic and so-called human rights sanctions on more than 20 countries including Bangladesh since 1998 This temerity of the U.S. is irremissible under any setting.
“Human rights are at the center of U.S. foreign policy” – these words are pronounced with full force by Peter Haas, the US Ambassador in Bangladesh. But if we look to American history, we do not find anything equating like that. Rather, it is a brazen-faced lie. In fact, this pronunciamento is nothing but a sham for him and for his country! His words are sounded-out like, “Rogues supplant justice.” Setting about, we must say his own country’s treatment towards Native Americans is a gross human rights violation.
Human rights violations of a particularly severe character can bring into play a variety of legal consequences that do not necessarily attach to less serious or isolated instances. The gravity and pervasiveness of violations of human rights have been considered relevant for different purposes in the international protection of human rights, notably in the development of human rights mechanisms in the United Nations Charter system, as well as in UN-sponsored human rights treaties, regional human rights systems, and the customary international law of human rights...
The native people of the U.S. face severe oppression and violation of their human rights since long. They were relentlessly pushed out of their settlements and forced to relocate further west. After the establishment of the U.S., things got even worse, as Euro-American settlers continued to steal land and resources and massacre Native Americans. The population of Native Americans had dramatically plummeted.
The impact of Native American genocide by white settlers reverberates to this day. Most native languages are now extinct or spoken only by elders. Efforts to revive them have met with limited success. Native cultures have persisted against all odds due to the perseverance of their practitioners in the face of daunting challenges.
Let us now come to the compass point of Mr. Peter Haas’ country’s colossus violations of human rights in 1971 for us in Bangladesh.
He might have blanked out or cut out, as for political or other cloak-and-dagger reasons, but we have not forgotten Peter Hass’ country’s 1971 cold-blooded role in collusion with the savage Pakistani military junta against the fitting causes of our people for establishing of our own independent and sovereign homeland in Bangladesh.
Because of their country’s mighty support to Pakistan like a rogue state, the Pakistani army’s worst war criminals brutally murdered three million of our innocent people, pronouncing the holy words and using the name of Islam, “Naraye takbir Allah-hu akbar. Pakistan zindabad. Pakistan is the holy place of Islam.” They did never allow those dead bodies for burial. Instead, they boastfully allowed the dead bodies for eating by dogs, jackals, vultures and other human flesh-eaters. I saw in my own eyes all these colossal misdeeds in 1971 committed by Pakistani army beingly strongly backed up by the US administration – led by President Richard Nixon and Secretary of State & National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger.
Those hellish creatures’ - Pakistan army raped our three hundred thousand mothers and sisters, 10 million of our innocent people were made homeless who took refuge in India. It is they who played the Brobdingnagian role to annihilate us from our own soil in 1971 beingly vigorously defended by Uncle Sam like a varlet state.
As an example: we, the Bengalis, were majority people of the-then Pakistan and our mother-tongue is Bangla. Pakistanis ruled us for 23 years. So, they should have learnt Bangla and spoke to us in Bangla, whereas they forced us to speak to them in Urdu. In our land, they were foreigners, the Biharis were our guests. I lived in an area where Biharis were majority people besides West Pakistani people in all government offices. They all always maltreated with us for no reasons. Almost no scope for us anywhere in the Pakistani government…
Besides committing Brobdingnagian crimes by the brutal Pakistani army in Bangladesh in 1971, the US president Richard Nixon expanded the Vietnam War, which saw the deaths of thousands of civilians. On top of this, he deployed chemical weapons. Nixon's War on Drugs laid the groundwork for the mass incarceration of minorities and poor people. Somehow made Vietnam worse.
Henry Kissinger is a megascopic war criminal and human rights violator and law offender. He was Secretary of State (1973-77) and National Security Adviser (1969-73) under President Richard Nixon. He is the United States’ most notorious war criminal and has done more than most in such senior positions to undermine respect for human rights and international law. He is still alive and living in the US without facing any trials for committing colossus war crimes and human rights violations in Bangladesh and elsewhere across the world. Peter Haas has been committed double-dyed offenses - continuing at full strength or intensity by interfering into our domestic affairs for long.
The U.S. would be better served by in-depth hearings of examining of Joe Bidden administration including Peter Haas and Kissinger's record and the failure of to hold Kissinger accountable for his acts of omission and commission that supported repression, facilitated mass murder, and undermined governments throughout Asia, Africa, Latin America and elsewhere. This failure to hold them accountable has allowed him to continue to promote new wars and foreign interventions.
7th Fleet… 53 years ago, the US President Richard Nixon had a terrible idea in connivance with his National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger. Under the pretext of evacuating American citizens from the warzone, Nixon ordered the US Seventh Fleet’s Task Force 74, led by the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Enterprise, to proceed towards the Bay of Bengal. In point of fact, the US crudely dissembled this act designedly to prevent the Bengalis from taking the birth of Bangladesh from the savage Pakistani military junta.
Top fourteen U.S. Presidents are accused of the war crimes, such as, George W Bush, George H. W. Bush, Richard Nixon, Barack Obama, Lyndon B. Johnson, Ronald Reagan, Harry S Truman, Donald Trump, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Bill Clinton, John F. Kennedy, William McKinley, Woodrow Wilson, and Franklin D Roosevelt.
Everyone is in the know that voter fraud used to be rampant in America. In the aftermath of the 2020 election, President Donald Trump unleashed a barrage of litigation to review results in battleground states and claimed that the election was tainted by “tremendous corruption and fraud."
During the 19th and early 20th centuries, powerful networks known as political machines typically controlled local votes, through cronyism, bribes, and an ability to get out the vote—consolidating political, social, and financial power in the hands of a few.
Peter Haas - the rascally outlander diplomatist doesn’t have any job other than dictating our country with an ulterior motive how to conduct our national polls. He does have undercover strong connection with his local mango-twigs to scathe the current government - conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods.
But if the American establishment stops its meddling into the internal affairs of other independent and sovereign countries at their free-will, the writer of this piece strongly believes 95% violence, war, drone attack, destruction, killing, … across the world will dramatically come to an end. The rest 5% discommodes from the whole world will then automatically diminish. The whole world will be a peaceful and livable place for people of all religions to live together.
It is painful enough to discover with what unconcern they speak of war and threaten it. They do not know its horrors. I saw enough of it in 1971 when we were battling to establish Bangladesh from the horrific hands of Pakistani army in collusion with Uncle Sam like a rogue state and their local mango-twigs, especially Jamaat-e-Islami mass-murderers - make me look upon it as the sum of all evils – war is unjust.
So, it is said about Uncle Sam that to become a patriot, one must become an enemy to mankind. And Uncle Sam is the real enemy to mankind.
Countries' political independence, sovereignty must not be plaything of US unilateralism under any setting. We must condemn such US policy in the most abrasive language. Peter Haas and his compadres must shun all these buncombes in the domestic affairs of Bangladesh.
We denounce the U.S. sanctions as meddling into the internal affairs of an independent and sovereign state – Bangladesh - in the most corrosive language. Let people across the world raise their voices in unison to end the unlawful U.S. sanctions on any independent and sovereign state anywhere in the world. Only strong, uncompromising will of us together can stop them!!!
Anwar A. Khan is a freedom
fighter who writes on politics
and international issues.