Global Issues with Impact on Population – Part 1

June 10, 2015

By Padmini Arhant

The topic is a reflection on the Contemporary Ruling Class Declining Supremacy And People’s Odyssey For Freedom.

1. RegionNorth Africa

Yemen – Saudi Arabia invasion with United States, Israel and other western allies support killing scores of people is a sign of decadency caught in a whirlpool with aggressors heading towards pitfall.

Libya – Hegemony message to the people having transformed the nation into terror haven following the fall of the western ally, the despotic regime is stability possible only under iron fist rule conforming to imperial doctrine.

Egypt – Authoritarianism being hegemony hallmark, the citizens deposed governments and chieftains are not only protected but also reinstated to remind Egyptians that birth of democracy would be aborted at the cost of their lives and livelihood.

Tunisia – The move towards democracy subsequent to overthrow of yet another western ally and autocratic ruler consistently disrupted with political assassination of people choice leader confirming hegemony preference for repressive governance.

Sudan – The oil rich nation and the largest country split into two states – Sudan and South Sudan in accordance with divide and conquer imperial strategy.

South Sudan – Hegemony installed government and opposition pitted against each other leaving thousands dead and millions fleeing villages and towns for survival.

Sudanese plight persists beyond Darfur ethnic cleansing.

Morocco, Algeria and Western Sahara – Hegemony with key allies like Saudi Arabia, Qatar and alike funded terror networks infiltration – al Qaeda and offshoots presence in these countries maintained to sabotage peaceful existence.


2. RegionWest Africa

Mali – Gold, ivory and other goods comprise the main resources of the nation. UNSC P5+1 authorized military intervention by the former colonizer, France under the pretext to rescue nation from civil war having removed the earlier government through military coup besides curbing the natives – Tuareg tribes from seeking fair living conditions as indigenous groups and citizens of the West African nation needlessly brought under hegemony shelling boosting defense stockpiles demand.

Mali was also a victim of biological warfare – with the outbreak of deadly Ebola virus claiming many lives in that country.

Ghana – Also known for possession of precious metals gold, ivory and minerals – sharing impact from political turmoil in neighboring Ivory Coast renamed in the European occupancy as Côte d’Ivoire with hegemony approved political factions behind prolonged instability.

Ivory Coast economic fortune – oil and gas, fresh water, fertile agricultural land and pineapple plantations among many natural resources that deprives the people from preventing foreign i.e. hegemony interference in political affairs.

Burkina Faso – The nation remains constantly under siege post assassination of the popular leader Thomas Sankara for defying hegemony intrusion. The nation found with abundant minerals and marble attracts direct western involvement.

Nigeria – Another oil wealth state forced to contend with hegemony created Boko Haram terror outfit to conduct false flag events and disrupt normal life nationwide.

Nigerian leadership compliance with hegemony directions confirms influence over politics, economy and social problems contributing to religious confrontations between Christians and Muslims along with tribal feuds persisting to stifle national unity.

Niger – Hegemony chosen territory to invade Iraq in 2003 is not necessarily excluded from hegemonic goals due to oil and mining enrichment.

Senegal and Sierra Leone – The French colonies then and even now with France extensive engagement throughout West and Central Africa cannot be ignored. Sierra Leone in the aftermath of worst genocide is profitable to arms dealer and weapons supply from major powers in exchange for oil in Africa.

Sierra Leone affected with ravaging civil wars and Ebola epidemic is the result of hegemony policy to incapacitate effective self-governance in Africa.

Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gambia, Mauritania, Liberia, Togo, Island of Saint Helena, Sao Tome and Principe are faced with United States, EU and Pan African cohorts fomenting corruption and chaos via war zones for economic and strategic dominance.

The people in all of the above destinations are the victims of hegemony quest for global supremacy.

Poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy, despair and destitution is deemed the destiny to benefit the profiteers of violence, greed and feudalism.

The segment will resume with focus on all nations in different regions of the world.

Peace to all!

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant













Arab Spring – Permeating Middle East Peace and Political Stability

June 12, 2011

By Padmini Arhant

The political uprising in Tunisia last December inspired pro-democracy movement across the Middle East.

Arab Spring denotes the long overdue political transformation granting freedom of expression – a fundamental right in every civil society, free and fair elections that guarantees participation of all political groups and social equality transcending gender notwithstanding socio-economic as well as educational status.

Political oppression over decades mired by human rights abuse has been prevalent up until now prompting fierce battle between government forces and civilians for democracy in Libya, Syria, Egypt, Bahrain and Yemen.

People in the Middle East and North Africa have valiantly protested against authoritarianism with many innocent lives sacrificed in the violent crackdown by political leaderships unwilling to relent to public call for their resignation.

The Contact Group meeting on Libya held in Abu Dhabi, UAE on June 9, 2011 is a phenomenal step towards expediting the dawn of democracy in the region.

More than 30 countries and many international organizations pledging support to rebuild Libya and offering humanitarian aid to the nations in political turmoil is welcome and signifies the general consensus on Middle East stability being vital for global security.

Thousands of lives saved through international intervention are praiseworthy.

However, the leaderships responsible for massacre are still in power and the ammunitions used in the brutal attacks against peaceful demonstrators were supplied by the powerful nations’ defense industry.

The outreach to political dissidents in the oppressed nations is undermined by arms supply to dictatorial governments thereby strengthening their defense against national movement.

Behind the scenes negotiations with autocratic powers and the heir apparent in Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain and more prominently Libya has prolonged the crisis and emboldened the embattled leaderships to remain in power against republic will.

The simultaneous approach has created confusion and delayed imminent political transition contributing to further loss of life and economic damages that could be reversed through categorical denouncement and explicit action leading to the illegitimate governments’ termination in office.

Individual assessment of political situation in the Middle East could shed light on the problems and offer viable solutions to end misery paving the path for a new beginning with people governing national resources that would allow sovereignty to prevail over dynasty or totalitarian rule.

Tunisia – The origin of political awakening led by citizens quest to drive the nation towards political independence and sowing the seeds for democracy to blossom in the near future.

Political struggles are not without obstacles and the post conflict poses more challenges often becoming the litmus test for the revolution viability.

Tunisian election scheduled on July 24, 2011 is now postponed to October this year to facilitate better preparation considering the nation’s first experience at the polls.

The Contact group along with International Stabilization Response Team and UN assistance in this regard is poignant in terms of setting up system to produce the election media conduct code or technical aid prior to historic elections in Egypt and Tunisia…to promote smooth electoral process.

It is essential for the citizens in Tunisia and elsewhere to form a united front in rebuilding their nation and work together towards common goals i.e. economic progress and social equality reflected in political representation.

Egypt – The Supreme Council of Egypt Army subsequent to Mubarak regime dismissal is yet to lift emergency rule, probe human rights violation, Tahrir Square political activists persecution such as virginity tests for women and men subjected to electrocution…

Replicating the predecessor undemocratic civil rights suppression confirms emulation rather than elimination of tyranny.

Although Egypt’s national election is due in September 2011, the current developments under the military government are a direct assault on democratic reform and calls for the swift transfer of power to civil society.

Failure to adhere to democratic principles is extending Mubarak rule by proxy.

Egypt Army assumed power on U.S and allies watch to curb the rise of western feared fundamentalism against local sentiments on external influence predominantly responsible for long lasting dictatorships in the region.

The Contact Group efforts translated into results in keeping the army at bay exclusively for national defense not governance in Egypt and alike would prove the real commitment to establish democracy in the Middle East and North Africa.

Libya – The recognition of Transitional National Council as the Libyan population’s legitimate representative is a progressive measure and the Contact Group members’ assurance to maintain relief emphasize the Council’s legitimacy in implementing the desirable change that is inclusive, transparent and in coherence with the twenty first century concept.

None of these aspirations are feasible unless the Gaddafi government is removed from power and the perpetrators of war crimes brought to justice to prevent recurring atrocity against humanity.

The recent killing of 28 freedom fighters during Gaddafi loyalists’ incursion near Misrata, North Western Libya reinforces the requirement to disarm the regime in possession of disproportionate artillery stockpiles.

Again reiterating the earlier statement on arms supply to undemocratic elements, the economic and political pressure by the Contact Group can be effective only when the chain link on weapons delivery to the government forces are broken and confiscated in order to contain violence used thus far to combat national resistance.

The leading international powers’ military strategy to arm the revolutionaries instead of disarming the belligerent government security personnel has converted the initial non-violent dissent into armed retaliation in Libya and Yemen…

Again the real beneficiaries are the defense industry or the military industrial complex profiteering from arms distribution to all sides at the enormous expense of precious lives.

Therefore it is incumbent upon the governments to cease weapons dispatch and substitute them with economic development.

The decision at G8 meeting in Deauville France in May 2011 with every G8 country prepared to open its market to nations committed to meaningful reform underpinned by clear conditions is noteworthy.

Nonetheless the G8 nations reciprocal investment in the countries heading towards democratic structure is equally imperative to develop the domestic economy.

Trade relationships, social and cultural exchange between nations are mutually rewarding and nurture economic growth alongside improving strategic partnerships.

The western governments hold the key to liberation in the Middle East and North Africa since the heads of the state in Libya, Yemen, Bahrain, Egypt, Tunisia…were all considered allies and approved for various political and economic reasons regardless of their governance track record.

It is a unique moment for the western powers to disavow relation with unsavory leaderships and unequivocally engage in the power transfer to the people without further bloodshed and destruction.

Syria – President Bashar Al Assad obsession with power came to light in the escalated violence forcing his own people to flee their homeland across the borders as refugees.

The leaderships’ cumulative response throughout Middle East towards public demand for republic rule has been similar i.e. excessive force and killing of their population they have enslaved over several years.

Power is honorable when lives are saved, protected and uplifted not the contrary per the status quo.

Syrian state collapse is a possibility in the treacherous trail by the Assad government eager to stay in power but unwilling to surrender in national interest.

Syrian population resolve and resilience will enable their political dreams to come into fruition.

The dictatorial governments downfall is a matter of time for they can no longer continue with the genocide carried out to expand their term in office indefinitely.

Yemen – Sharing the traits with counterparts in Syria and Libya – The politically and physically wounded President Ali Abdullah Saleh is another example of autocracy losing grip on power.

Yemeni President was never acknowledged as the leader and rejected by the people given the President’s self-appointment to power exacerbated with brutality in the latest political upheaval.

President Ali Abdullah Saleh survived the political storm with the U.S and allies backing in the so-called war on terror.

The President has no credibility and would be better poised to step down from office with dignity in the wake of national demonstration urging Saleh administration to leave avoiding the unarmed civilian sacrifice.

Bahrain – The reaction to political evolution is no different from the regional events.

The powerful economic and military ally in Saudi Arabia and United States respectively has been instrumental in sustaining violence against the citizens.

Needlessly the kingdom’s dominant maneuvering is a temporary escapade imitating the neighboring rulers’ tactics eventually resulting in inevitable expulsion from power.

Refusal to accept the new millennium generation determination to replace autocracy, theocracy and plutocracy with functional democracy is delusional at the least and individually detrimental as exemplified in the present and past testimony.

The current trend pursuing confrontation under the guise of patriotism is politically misleading and economically devastating serving only the foreign authorities’ selective agenda.

As for the western powers declaration to democratize Middle East and North Africa the mission is noble and perhaps urgent attention drawn to independent Palestine State with West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem officially designated as Palestinian territories not barring illegal settlements and occupation would reaffirm the genuine motive behind solemn solidarity.

People in the Middle East and North Africa have endured immense suffering and denied normal existence.

The extraordinary courage exhibited in taking their grievances to the streets non-violently is bound for remarkable victory concluding the repressive era.

Freedom is in the air and the permeating Arab Spring promises pleasant fragrance in the environment – political rights and economic prosperity in the society.

Peace to all!

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant










Middle East Republic Revolution

February 2, 2011

By Padmini Arhant

The pro-democracy protest in Egypt is currently developed into Million Citizens March demanding the dictatorial power resignation remaining defiant in prolonging the undemocratic rule.

Meanwhile the latest report on February 1, 2011 from Washington D.C. issued by the U.S. State Department is –

“State Dept. spokesman P.J. Crowley reiterated the White House’s position that President Mubarak must enact political and economic reforms as he pledged. We want to see concrete actions that show the government of Egypt is responding to the aspirations of the Egyptian people.”

For the U.S. administration’s kind information – the aspirations of the Egyptian people is the removal of repressive regime headed by their embattled ally President Hosni Mubarak.

Ignoring the republic will for fundamental change beginning with the head of the state is categoric refusal of real democracy for vested interests.

Further the U.S. double standards in foreign policy is accentuated through staunch support for totalitarian governments across the Middle East with selective elimination of adversary (once an ally) Iraq’s former President Saddam Hussein through warfare while protecting the strategic partner President Hosni Mubarak against Egyptian citizens’ peaceful plea for his ousting.

Again the differential policy maintained despite widespread persecution and human rights violation throughout West Asia.

It is ominously clear that such discriminatory foreign policy foments disenfranchisement contributing to the status quo.

Tunisian deposed leader Ben Ali and now Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak as well as several other U.S allies would not be in power without the established complacency to despotism.

Until today Iraq war architects vehemently defend the illegal invasion and occupation in the face of prevalent chaos and destruction with millions of displaced Iraqis having become refugees in their homeland and significant population stranded in the neighboring nations.

The U.S. justification on military aggression at phenomenal loss of human lives and economic costs was democratic Iraq and ending Saddam Hussein’s brutal era.

If the western criteria on Middle East and any Islamic nation democracy is nominating puppet figure as the head of the state implementing autocratic rule to contain fundamentalism or radicalism although emanating from the biased policy with mediocre economic standards to inhibit political transformation in semblance to People’s Republic of China- i.e. state controlled free market economy with no political freedom,

It is noteworthy that Iraq was economically stable with decent health care, higher education facilities, solid infrastructure and poignantly no Al-Qaeda or Iranian regime infiltration prior to 2003 military attack and subsequently the U.S. appointed pro-Iranian government with Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki yet to stabilize the beleaguered nation from foreign troops.

Egypt population comparatively disadvantaged with distinct socio-economic disparities under U.S. and allies favored President Hosni Mubarak.

The U.S. stance in Egyptian uprising and the rest of Middle East is diametrically opposed to American democratic values – the so-called political and economic reforms cannot be realistic with unpopular leader President Hosni Mubarak given the trajectory over three decades.

The massive corruption and political suppression with concentrated power among the affluent members in the society is forced upon the people regardless of the devastating impact up until now.

It is deeply regrettable that those nations taking pride in individual liberty and political freedom at home are instrumental in safeguarding the illegitimate governments – monarchy, theocracy… anything except democracy in the Arab world and China.

Appointing new Prime Minister and reshuffling cabinets are ad hoc responses purely for self-salvation and compliance to foreign powers influence for prolonging authoritarianism.

It does not necessarily address the immediate requirement and that being the dynasties and theocracy renunciation of power to allow republic governance through free and fair elections with candidates endured suffering like political imprisonment for years and fought against government abuse of power by remaining in the country experiencing national political struggle.

In Egypt the opposition leader Ayman Abd El Aziz Nour imprisoned for political dissidence from 2005 to 2009 by President Hosni Mubarak and recently hospitalized for sustaining injury during peaceful protest on January 28, 2011 is committed to human rights, constitutional reform limiting Presidential powers and opening Presidential elections to multiple candidates.

People in Egypt would enormously benefit from choosing a local resident leader like Ayman Nour for having demonstrated loyalty to the people through self-sacrifice and continue to pledge support for Egypt liberation.

Moreover there is prominent commonality between the leader Ayman Nour and Egyptian main street in many aspects – the present ruling power abuse in particular and could relate to the plight on personal accounts.

Any other choices for political leadership ex-IAEA Chief Mohammed El Baradei with excess western exposure and regional power intimacy would be susceptible to skepticism among wary political factions and may not sustain power leading to destabilization within a short period.

Therefore providing opportunity to young vibrant leaderships such as Ayman Nour – national university law graduate with verifiable service to the local population would set precedence for future political aspirants considering a vast majority likely to obtain higher education from within the country due to individual situations and financial reasons.

Egypt will be strong and stable under democratic system represented by leadership dedicated to national progress devoid of foreign intervention either western or regional predominantly responsible for political mayhem as witnessed in Iraq.

People in Egypt could realize their political dream through unity and resilience paramount to prevail against the power hungry external sources backed government.

President Mubarak declaration not to run for office next term is nothing but desperate times seeking desperate measures.

The message from the Egyptian patriots is clear – President Hosni Mubarak must step down and procrastination in departure would exacerbate political crisis having already claimed many lives.

Egyptian citizens should not be disheartened from the delay tactics and political maneuvering – not uncommon for authority unwilling to surrender especially amid their crumbling world thereby confirming the self-interest over national interest.

They decline defeat – the destiny and their denial in this regard is the irony.

The pro-democracy demonstrators determined to succeed against all odds would initially conquer fear nonetheless in strict adherence to peace and non-violence – a formidable challenge against any force.

Likewise the mass movement in Jordan determined to abolish monarchy continued in the modern twenty first century would be wise to reject the political appointments carried out under global society privileged members’ instructions to rein control over domestic affairs in the entire Middle East for economic colonization and political dominance.

It is time for every Middle Eastern citizen subject to tyranny emulate Tunisian achievement in people power dismissal of the repressive government.

Whether it is Iran, Syria, Jordan, Palestine – besieged Gaza, West Bank and East Jerusalem, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Qatar, Libya, Algeria, Morocco, Sudan…or Egypt – to rise to political awakening and restore inalienable human rights for all are born to be free and not held in permanent confinement at the elitists behest.

All things must end for a peaceful new beginning. Democracy is meaningful with public participation in electoral process to elect representatives and leaders with political will, courage, integrity and above all exemplify the solemn oath towards national defense, social equality including women empowerment, universal peace and prosperity.

Any security or armed personnel violence against peaceful dissidents would be self-detrimental for the authorities and restraining use of force is highly recommended.

Similarly looting and vandalism is unacceptable jeopardizing the non-violent civilian peace activity nearing victory for democracy. Those indulging in criminal offense should be apprehended to save lives and prevent damages to private or public property.

People power as patriotic caretakers of a sovereign nation is the inevitable outcome and accepting reality would enable authority to leave in dignity.

Best Wishes and Good Luck to fellow citizens in Egypt, Jordan, Yemen, Algeria, Sudan, Syria, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Palestine…in their triumph over political tribulation.

Peace to all!

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant