Ban Ki-moon Wants Russia to Join America’s War on Humanity*
By Stephen Lendman
Ban is a U.S.-appointed imperial tool, shaming the office he holds, serving wealth, power and privilege exclusively – complicit with US-led NATO and Israeli high crimes against peace.
He obeys orders from Washington, breaching his U.N. Charter pledge under Chapter XV, Article 100 “not (to) seek or receive instructions from any government or from any other authority external to the Organization.”
He’s a tool used at Washington’s discretion, serving its interests at the expense of world peace, stability and security.
He says one thing, means another. From the just concluded ASEAN summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, he said ISIS must be “defeated in the name of humanity.”
“(W)e we need to unite. We need to show global solidarity to address the common enemy of ISIL, Daesh, some other extremists and terrorist groups.”
He urged Russia to cooperate with America in combating terrorism. He ignored U.S. support for ISIS, Al Qaeda and other terrorist elements it created and continues backing while pretending otherwise.
His call for US-Russian “unit(y)” and “solidarity” was code language for wanting Moscow to support Washington’s hegemonic objectives in the name of combating terrorism.
When sworn in as U.N. Secretary General in December 2006, Ban pledged to strengthen the UN’s three pillars: “peace, development and human rights,” to be a “harmonizer and bridge-builder.”
He promised to work for nuclear disarmament, advancing global health, sustainable development, education, saving lives, promoting democracy, supporting justice, championing human rights, and “creating a new dimension for the responsibility to protect.”
His deplorable record after nearly nine years in office is polar opposite his pledges – failure and betrayal of what he was sworn to uphold, consistently spurning core U.N. Charter provisions, notably “sav(ing) succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind…”
Throughout his tenure, U.S-led imperial wars raged in multiple theatres, still ongoing, escalating post-Paris attacks. Ban did nothing to condemn them or urge world unity opposition against destructive U.S. hegemonic aims. He continues supporting them through silence or duplicitous rhetoric.
Gideon Polya compiles “body count” data on “global avoidable mortality since 1950.”
His most recent post-9/11 estimate is “27 million Muslim avoidable deaths” – from violence and imposed deprivation.
“Avoidable death, avoidable mortality, excess death, excess mortality, premature death, untimely death, death that should not have happened is the difference between the observed deaths in a country, and the deaths expected for a peaceful, decently governed country,” he explains.
U.S. obsession for world dominance bears full responsibility for the vast majority of Muslim deaths and mass displacement since declaring ongoing war on Islam – for fostering post-9/11 Islamophobia, again after the Paris attacks, raging throughout Europe, America, Canada and elsewhere, against decent people harming no one.
Nonthreatening U.S. citizens Maher Khalil and Anas Ayyad were prevented from boarding a Southwest Airlines Chicago to Philadelphia flight – after being overheard speaking Arabic, both gentlemen humiliated in the process.
The flight was delayed. After questioning by airport security, they got permission to board. Other similar incidents occurred after the Paris attacks. Khalil told NBC News Chicago:
“We’re American citizens just like everybody else.”
He and Ayad were disgracefully treated like terrorist threats.
In New Territory, TX, Clayton Alexander Cansler was arrested after threatening to shoot up a mosque. He claimed wanting to do it for everyone he loves.
A passenger threatened to kill a Charlotte, NC cab driver for looking like a Muslim. Christian Ethiopian immigrant Samson Woldemichael said “(h)e told me he was going to shoot me right in the face or strangle me.”
He then repeatedly punched Woldemichael in the face.
An unidentified pregnant San Diego woman, wearing a traditional Muslim headscarf, was accosted with racial threats by a man following her.
Bullet holes were found in an Orlando, FL Muslim home, lodged in a dresser in the Elmasri family’s bedroom. An Omaha, NB mosque was vandalized – an Eiffel Tower image spray-painted on an exterior wall.
University of Connecticut student Mahmoud Hashem’s dorm room door was vandalized – the words “killed Paris” written under his name tag. Bullets were fired into an empty Meriden, CT mosque.
Post-Paris attacks, anti-Muslim incidents increased significantly in France, including assaulting women dressed in traditional head scarfs. Hateful graffiti proliferated.
France’s National Observatory of Islamophobia head Abdallah Zekri said incidents spiked dramatically in the first week after the incident. He expects continued ones ahead – an excuse for “ultranationalist (hate) groups” to target Muslims.
Five million French Muslims comprise Europe’s largest community, about 8% of the nation’s population – now living in fear of being attacked for praying to the wrong God.
Since November 13, Scotland police reported dozens of racially or religiously motivated hate crimes, including a mosque arson attack and numerous death threats. In London, an unidentified man pushed a Muslim woman in front of an approaching underground train. She survived the incident.
A Quebec man was arrested for releasing a video threatening to kill area Muslims. A Toronto Muslim woman picking up her children at school was assaulted by two men, told to “go back to her country” while trying to rip off her hijab. A Peterborough, Ontario mosque was set ablaze. No injuries were reported.
Council on American-Islamic Relations executive director Ahmed Rehab stresses: “The threshold for ‘see something, say something’ is meant to apply to suspicious behavior, not personal prejudices against minorities engaging in non-suspicious behavior.”
US-led war on Islam bears full responsibility for what’s happening – Islamophobia resulting from its rage for world dominance.
It bears repeating. Ban Ki-moon’s call for Moscow to support Washington’s hegemonic campaign in the name of combating terrorism effectively urges Putin to become part of its war on humanity while sacrificing Russia’s sovereign rights for America’s.