Hantu Laut Remember "The White Man's Burden" a poem by the English poet Rudyard Kipling. The poem consists of seven stanzas, but I am only going to give the first stanza, the rest you can google if it is of interest to you. The 1st stanza: Take up the White Man's Burden, Send forth the best ye breed Go bind your sons to exile, to serve your captives' need; To wait in heavy harness, On fluttered folk and wild.. Your new-caught, sullen people, Half-devil and half-child. Kipling wrote the poem soon after the Spanish-American War and the colonisation of the Philippines by the American. Kipling, at that time, considered the natives of the colonies of the White Man as uncouth and uncivilised and that "The White Man" had a duty to civilise the barbaric and brutish parts of the world. He began by describing the colonised Filipinos as "new-caught sullen peoples, half-devil and half-child. Some imperialists interpret the poem as aspirations to dominate the developing world and the European powers did capture almost every country of the world then. The West political and cultural imperialism have existed till today, aspirations to dominate the rest of the world and impose its culture on others, considered half-devil and half-child....... edifying the lesser beings has never been exhausting for them. In the old days they used a multitude of sins from intimidated subtlety to gunboat diplomacy, or all out war. Their temerity much rest on whether the natives are timid or hostile. Today, things haven't changed much, they still employ the same tactics, only the form differ. "You are with us, or against us", George Bush's belligerent call to his Western allies to join him when the U.S decides to invade Iraq that led to the toppling of Saddam Hussein and a protracted invasion of the country for almost a decade. The Iraq War, spurred by Saddam's supposedly possession of WMD (weapons of mass destruction), which was later found out to be fabricated by the U.S Administration, a blatant lie to cover its real attention, retribution for 9/11 to avenge the Muslim terrorists' attack on the Twin Tower in New York on 11 Sept 2001 that killed over 3000 people, mostly Americans. Hundred of thousands of innocent Iraqis were killed in this revenge killings and the country razed to the ground by incessant and indiscriminate bombings by the U.S and her allies and Britain, among the coalition partners, being the biggest running dog for America, hand in glove, lied to the world about Saddam's WMD. The irony, almost two-thirds of the terrorists were Saudis, but the U.S think it was Saddam that should be punished when they knew very well most of the fundings of Muslim terrorists came from Saudi Arabia. Is Iraq peaceful and safer now? I am sure many people would know the answer to that. The country is completely torn apart in sectarian war and a stooge government installed by the U.S that is completely corrupt, incompetent and ineffective. ISIS, the Islamist militants has seized large swathes of territory in Iraq and neighbouring Syria, where they are headquartered. Has the Western powers made Iraq a better and safer country today than when it was under Saddam Hussein? Afghanistan, invaded much earlier than Iraq following the 9/11 attack was to dismantle the Al Qaeda and seek the extradition of Osama bin Laden.When the Taliban government refused to entertain their request, the U.S and Britain invaded the country and also bombed it to smithereens killing thousands of innocent Afghan civilians. They finally managed to track down Osama and killed him in May 2011, not in Afghanistan, but in Pakistan, an American ally harbouring its biggest enemy. They buried Osama at sea on the ground that burying him on land may turn his grave into a shrine and worship by Islamic terrorists and militants. Did killing Osama stopped Islamic terrorism, or it has grown multitudinously? See, the American not all that smart, they killed one devil and thousands more sprung up with more atrocious violence. Think of what Boko Haram did two days ago in a Nigerian village, razed to the ground and wiped out the entire village of 2000 or more inhabitants. ALAS! THE WEST DIDN'T CRY! Not a squeak of empathy and sympathy. Seventeen killed in Paris and the whole ground shook with cry of sympathy calling for unity and solidarity over the killing of freedom of expression.......and there was huge global response, almost 2 million thronged the streets of Paris, including the biggest mass murderer of our time coming out of the state of Israel. What irony! In May 2014 the U.S announced that its combat operations would end in 2014, leaving only residual force until the end of 2016. I can safely assume that Afghanistan will return to the Talibans, or the like of it as soon as all foreign forces left the country. The Western powers have not only destroyed these two countries, they have also destroyed almost all the Arab countries in the Middle East through proxy wars, except Saudi Arabia, the worst offender of personal liberty and human rights subjecting its citizens to extremely harsh Islamic laws, but, nonetheless, the American and its Western allies love these primodial Wahhabis for their oil money and gave two hoots about its draconian laws. This double-standard and hypocrisy are being played out wherever and whenever their interests are at stake, without due care and attention for other human lives, other than theirs. As in Matthew 12.30 of the Gospel "Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters" said Jesus. Does it not ring true of the Western powers' convention? The recent deadly attacks in Paris that killed 17 people by wayward Muslims shows that all is not well between Islam and the West. Many Muslims viewed the West as arrogant, bigoted, domineering, unjust and want to subjugate the rest of the world for world's domination. Out of those killed 12 of them worked in a bigoted magazine called Charlie Hebdo. The root of the problem between Muslims and the West started over 60 years ago with the creation of the state of Israel as laid out in the Balfour Declaration for the creation of a Jewish state out of Palestinian land. In 1945 when US President Roosevelt went to see King Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia with the proposal for the creation of a new country for the Jews, King Abdul Aziz told Roosevelt since it was the Germans who committed atrocities against the Jews why not carve a bit of Germany and give it to the Jews. Roosevelt, however, told the King that the US would not intervene without consulting both Arabs and Jews in the region. Soon after, Roosevelt died and the presidency was taken over by Harry Truman. In the final stage of the Second World War, the US under Truman dropped atomic bombs on two Japanese cities, Hiroshima and Nagasaki that brought the war to an end and the surrender of Japan. Truman, with the new found victory, arrogantly ignored to consul the Arabs and together with the other Western allies went ahead with the creation of Israel in 1948, which spurred the Arab-Israeli conflict. Many Muslims, particularly, from the Middle East viewed the West as the biggest "munafik" and their own governments as corrupt, incompetent and easily cowed by the West. To correct the injustices, it has become expedient and rest on their shoulders to fight a private war against the West. Past wars between Arab states and Israel had been catastrophic for the Arab countries with the Arabs losing more territories to Israel. If right is might instead of might is right, there was no pressure from the Western powers for Israel to return the occupied territories. The West Bank, Gaza and Golan Heights were Arab lands occupied by the Jews till today. It's OK for them to mock your culture and religion and make fun of your prophet, which they called freedom of expression, but you can't call them White, that's racist! It's OK if thousands of you Muslims killed by Jews, but you must not be anti-semitic, or say the Holocaust never happened, or that it was figment of the Jewish imagination, that's an offence. The White Man's Burden will continue to crack his whip for world's domination to edify the half-devil and half-child.
IT IS A CRIME IN FRANCE TO QUESTION THAT THE HOLOCAUST EVER EXISTED, BUT IT IS FINE TO DEPICT PROPHET MOHAMMAD AS AN ANIMAL AND HALF DOG AND HALF HUMAN.
RACISM IS A CRIME, BUT INSULTING ISLAM IS NOT.
HERE, IN THE DEPTH OF WESTERN CIVILISATION 3.7 MILLIONS OF THEM GATHERED TO MOURN THE DEATHS OF A FEW RACISTS AND BIGOTS WHO MOCKED AND INSULTED PROPHET MOHAMMAD AND ISLAM.
THOUGH, I DON'T AGREE OR CONDONE THE KILLING, I FIND EVEN MORE APPALLING THE BLUFF.
GOING TO THE STAKE TO DEFEND THE INDEFENSIBLE.
THIS IS THE BIGGEST GATHERING OF HYPOCRITES OF WESTERN LEADERS IN A SHOW OF TWISTED DEFIANCE OF DEFENDING FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION.
BIGOTRY CLOTHED IN SILK SKIN, A SHEER DISPLAY OF AFFECTED SUPERIORITY AND SKEWED PIETISM.
FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION, MY FOOT!
HAVE YOU HEARD OF MUSLIMS INSULTING JESUS CHRIST OR MOCKING JUDAISM AND CHRISTIANITY SO BLATANTLY OPEN AND SO NOXIOUSLY?
IN THE U.S. CALLING A NIGGER A NIGGER IS RACISM AND CAN GET YOU INTO BIG TROUBLE, BUT INSULTING ISLAM IS NOT.
WHERE WERE THESE PEOPLE WHEN THOUSANDS OF PALESTINIAN CHILDREN KILLED BY ISRAEL BOMBING OF GAZA? WHERE WERE THEY WHEN THE VERY PEOPLE THEY EMPLOY TO GET RID OF ASSAD ALSO KILLED THOUSANDS OF INNOCENT SYRIANS?
DID THEY MARCH IN SOLIDARITY AND UNITY FOR MANKIND AND MOURN THE DEATHS OF THOUSANDS OF MUSLIM MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN KILLED BY THE ZIONIST STATE AND BY SOLDIERS OF FORTUNE EMPLOYED BY THE WEST, MUSLIMS TO KILL MUSLIMS IN SYRIA.
THEY GATHERED IN SOLIDARITY AND IN UNITY OVER THE KILLING OF JUST 17 OF THEIR OWN RACISTS AND BIGOTS AND CALLED IT FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION, BUT SHUT THEIR EYES AND CLAPPED THEIR HANDS OVER THOUSANDS OF DEATHS OF PALESTINIANS AND HUNDRED OF THOUSANDS MORE THAT DIED AND MILLIONS DISPLACED IN SYRIA THROUGH THEIR PROXY WAR.
WHY NONE OF THEM MARCH FOR THE THOUSANDS OF POOR PALESTINIANS, AFGHANS, IRAQIS AND SYRIANS KILLED IN THE COLLATERAL DAMAGE OF WARS DECLARED BY THEM?
IS THIS THE WAY TO APPEASE THE MUSLIMS, OR THE WAY TO DRIVE THEN FURTHER INTO MORE VIOLENCE AGAINST THE WEST?
The Western world never seem to learn from their mistakes when come to dealing with the Muslims world. They make one mistake after another. They want to impose their way of life on a culture completely alien and opposed to theirs. Why do fanatical Muslims want to hurt and kill Westerners? The story goes since way back to the creation of the state of Israel and Jewish atrocities against Palestinians, the Iraq War, the war in Afghanistan, the Arab Spring to the present Western involvement in the dismantling of Assad of Syria. In Syria with the help of the Saudis they again created another monster, ISIS.
The 9/11 attack in the US was the culmination of Muslims anger against the West. The lull was only a calm before the storm. The Muslim ogre has grown bigger, richer, more organised and crueller. Over the decades the West, with their 'might is right' attitude had cast aspersions on the Muslim world. Many of the attacks on Western targets were retaliations and revenge. The tit-for-tat kind of thing. Thousands of Muslims killed as collateral damage in indiscriminate bombings in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen mean nothing to the West. Muslim lives are cheap and can be done with, but they make a big show out of a few beheading of their own by fanatical Muslims. Fanatical Muslims were appalled with this kind of double standard. Claims by the US that their weapons have bullseye accuracy were pure fabrication because every attack on so-called terrorist targets killed more innocent bystanders than the target itself. Muslims also see the West as untrustworthy and horrible user and abuser. The Mujahideens, Saddam Hussien and Al Qaeda, financed and used by them to fight a common enemy have all turned against them. The attack on the newspaper office purportedly because of a cartoon insulting Mohammad and Islam, is to the attackers the end justifies the means, seemingly trivial to the Westerners but a big insult to some crazy Muslims. The Paris attack may only just be the beginning. More frequent attacks should be expected coming from ISIS, which have cells in every Western countries. Fanatical Muslims who are prepared to die for their cause. Abu Mohammad al-Adnani, senior leader and official spokesman for ISIS has called on the members to take retribution, to kill without question and by any means necessary civilians and soldiers from the Western alliance.
The world has become a very unsafe place, you don't know where and when they are going to strike. The writer condemn this dastardly act of violence against civilians.
A lot have been said of this small wonder of technological achievement that supposedly can survey the seabed and look for wreckage of ships and aircraft on the seabed to a depth of 4500 metres.MH370 disappeared on 8 March 2014, with all the boasted technology the West possessed, no wreckage or shred of evidence of the plane's whereabout so far.
The Bluefin Robotics was deployed to search for MH370 in the depth of the southern Indian Ocean, weeks passed by, but no sign of the plane's watery grave, either this piece of technology is a tank full of shitty hot air, or the search was done in the wrong place.
Another serious blow to many of these highly acclaimed but untested aviation technologies are those gadgetry wonders installed on planes that supposedly help to locate any aircraft that crashed at sea in quick time by them transmitting pings and giving the exact location.
One particular pretty useless gadget fitted on most commercial aircraft is the ULB ( Underwater Locator Beacon), which pinger supposed to send ultrasonic pulse giving its position to SAR vessels. The problem with this gadget is, it has very short transmitting range, depending on the type installed, it is detectable from the surface from a measly 1 to 2 kilometres in poor weather conditions to about 17-22 kilometres in very good conditions.
Now you know why they still can't find the wreckage of Air Asia Flight 8501. It was not just bad weather the cause, the aviation industry is caught in a time warp, they have failed to take advantage of new technology available to constantly monitor planes in flight. Not only it is available, it is also very cheap to put in place.
It is people like Boeing and Airbus, the two major manufacturers of commercial airliners that should take the rap for the tedious task of finding a lost aircraft quickly. I suppose it's a matter of both economics and negligence, not very often a plane fall out of the sky or disappeared into thin air, so there was no pressure to change the antiquated technology.
The disappearance of MH370 and the crash of Air Asia QZ8501 may be the biggest game changer for the aviation industry.
I have both free and paid version of Flightadar24. They are not always accurate, but this is were the technology starts and can be perfected for the airline industry to keep their planes under constant watch.