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Don’t be fooled to believe news media as true account of history. History is something else. Democracy after fall of Moammar was big news. Arab Spring gave way to something else and the situation in Libya is neither here nor there. Similarly in Egypt  those who wanted a decent life free from want and repression threw Mubarak regime. What did it bring but worse situation than before that the army had to step in. This cannot be history?

History is what people make despite what big money or grandiose Ideas throw about. Arab Spring and Friends of Syria trying to get their control over the Middle East have only created more mess. History is what people make from their needs and dream.

During the Crusades were ‘Jihadists’ or assassins organized by Old Man of the Mountains ( a classmate of Omar Khayyam). But Mongol invasion was a flood that cleared all. Where are they? We people are still here.

History can be compared to a mighty river of perennial supply into which the Crusades, Moslem empires, Mongol invasion,Black death are so many names or stones dropped. No sign of them. What of those great movers or shakers king of kings who carved their name in blood? They are all names written in water.

Water drops circulate between land and the air and keep the river running. History is movement of people and has nothing to do with ideas.

We need not be unduly concerned nor be impatient to change order of things either by violence or by thoughts of glory. Do not be concerned of violence that grips parts of the world. It isn’t history in itself but motion of peoples exerting to find their level.

It is foolhardy to think one can either by good intentions or force make history stop for him. Violence will be met with violence and peace shall keep peace neither realizing what other was all about.

We people shall make our homes as best and those who are cast out of their homes shall yet find their home. History clears way for us.

 

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“WikiLeaks has been under intense pressure since it began publishing some 250,000 U.S. State Department cables, with attacks on its websites and threats against its founder, Julian Assange, who is now in a British jail fighting extradition to Sweden on sex crime allegations.

A host of U.S. Internet and financial companies have severed their links to the controversial website, some citing terms of use violations. “(ack:AP News-Ralph G. Satter)
Wikileaks is not a phenomenon of cyberculture anymore than hacking is. Earlier there were anarchists who wanted to bring down the governments. There shall always be those whose spirit of rebellion is meant to wreck things or create anarchy. When governments,- be it a constitutional monarchy or democratically elected embark on wars or wreck the paths to progress (because some spot of earth has oil and minerals that a few could exploit and enrich themselves ) I think the spirit of rebellion takes wing to throw monkey wrench into their work. Equity and justice are purely relative in the way world governments plan their peace initiatives. Giving a homeland to the Jews not in East Africa but in the Middle East, displacing those who have lived for ages is but one example of it. If such outrage can be hatched in the most civilized manner by diplomats and put into operation by rolling tanks by night and barbed wires under the watch of soldiers armed to teeth imagine how it would be if they were not a murmur of protest?
Anarchy did kill quite a few. Yes, it was murder most foul. But think of all the wars the governments (against which the movement was protesting) let loose from the early 19th century till now. Who caused most widows and orphans to walk as though walking dead or create misery? Killing in a flush of outrage over an idea and a perceived injustice is to be punished. Only that those who sent millions to their death from the cold logic of men who stands to benefit from it also need to be punished. It makes justice evenhanded. (Hello Dick Chaney how are you? Halliburton was hanging on your coattails in return for warming their chair- your term in office was a revelation as to what oils the engine of democracy. Sorry for this digression. )
Alas we are not angels and there shall not be universal peace or prosperity evenly distributed. As long as there are imbalances there shall be those like Wikileaks create embarrassment for the established order.
Of course every government will want to put down the nuisance and embarrassment and it is knee-jerk reflexes, and it makes their sense of outrage all the more ridiculous.
benny

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