“Injustice any where is threat to justice everywhere.” – Martin Luther King
The illegitimate genocide of poor Yemeni civilians by the Saudi regime in collaboration with other allies ensures impeachable injustice in the region, which is obviously a remarkable threat to justice every where — a threat to peace in the whole world.
Opposition to the revolution in Yemen but are in favor of revolutionary elements in Syria (the elements which are imported from all over world) depicts double standards of Saudi Arabia and its allies. Advocating Syrian democracy, the Saudi regime ironically has monarchy-cum- dictator mode of government in the country despite supporting democracy in this part of the world and opposing the same in another part.
This is not unusual to regret that the Saudi form of government is neither democratic nor revolutionary in any aspect. Saudi Arab, Qatar and Turkey besides America and Israel are blamed to breed , nourish and furnish the mist devilish and notorious menace of today’s world i.e; ISIS.
The purpose is to topple Bashar al-Assad in Syria in order to curtail Iran’s influence in Middle East whilst omitting the fact that the ultimate beneficiary would obviously be Israel. The resistance triangle (Hezbollah, Syria and Iran) proved a remarkable baffle origin in the way of annexation policy of Israel. The plan of “Greater Israel” is now obscured. Saudi efforts to topple Assad is easing Israel to plot for “Greater Israel”. No doubt , ISIS has frightened those countries which have facilitated these notorious elements once.
Spreading the agenda of dreadfulness has brought the whole world to the brink of disturbing heed of World War III (Allah forbids) and the pivotal role of the Saudi regime in this can’t be disregarded. American planted revolution which is also known as the Arab Spring, has had disturbing effects in Middle East, and across the whole world generally.
Syrians, at first hand, are the most effected people and Syria is being punished for remaining a remarkable hurdle in the way of “Greater Israel.” Then rushed in ISIS to Iraq and has made the country the second most effected country of the world by ISIS. Glancing at the decomposition of notorious ISIS, Arab countries are not only infected, but Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nigeria, China, Afghanistan and the Central Asian Republics (CAR’s) are also facing this evil, infamous and unsuitable extremist ideology, no doubt, at varying intensity.
The most recent warning from ISIS is to assault India. While ideological differences are also prevailing in the Afghan Taliban and Islamic State. Pakistan has no doubt a very important geo-strategic and geo-political location. Pakistan is already engaged in Zarb e Azb and is contesting with the same “imported” extremist ideology. On the other hand, another version of the same world wide extremism is the threat ISIS brings to Pakistan.
Recently law enforcement agencies have captured Pakistani citizens who have close contact links with this world wide threat. Augment of such extremist ideology, even in a particular mind set, is an alarming situation. Recent tension between Iran and Saudi Arabia preceded by the visit of Saudi Defense Minister, Muhammad Bin Salman, to Pakistan has cleared the Pakistani stance even more.
Pakistan has considered the territorial integrity of Saudi Arabia as very important but called for resolving the Saudi crisis with Iran through peace and diplomacy and offered her good offices in this regard. This is a clear sign that Pakistan has no intention to be involved with this proxy battle by sending ground troops or military aid.
Despite these efforts at government level, no doubt, Pakistan has remained prey to imported extremist ideology. Efforts are now beinging made for providing more operating ground troops for such dangerous extremism. The workload for Saudi Arabia in exporting particular ideological roots to different countries can be different; either by investing oil money , or by investing human fuel, or it can be both; but the factors responsible for driving the whole world to the brink of World War remains constant i.e. Saudi interest in promoting special proxy zone in the whole world generally and in Arab world particularly.
For such injustice , organizations which are considered responsible for providing justice in the world (such as the United Nations) can’t be knocked because such organizations can’t even solve the most unjustified occupation of Israeli-controlled Palestine up until now. Genocide of Palestinians would be another story to quote but this is enough of an example of the failures of organization which are assigned the task to provide justice to the world.
The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Al-Masdar News.
Zahra Meer has a Master degree in Economics from the University of Peshawar
She is a Lecturer in Economics.