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“توازن الردع” معادلة تحمي لبنان .. والرد مسألة وقت..’إسرائيل’ ستدفع ثمناً بحجم هذه الجريمة

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أكد الأمين العام لحزب الله السيد حسن نصر الله أن المقاومة في حرب تموز استطاعت أن تثبت قواعد اشتابك تحمي لبنان من خلال توازن الردع، موضحاً أن انجاز انتصار 2000 هو التحرير وانجاز 2006 هو الحماية من خلال توازن الردع وأن “إسرائيل” لا زالت تدرك تمامًا أن هناك معادلة تحمي لبنان اسمها توازن الردع.

وفي كلمة له في الذكرى الـ 14 للانتصار الالهي في تموز ذكر السيد نصر الله ما جرى في تموز حيث بدأ المجريات من خلال عملية عسكرية ثم تطورت إلى حرب وكانت حرباً فرضها العدو الصهيوني على لبنان بقرار أميركي، مشيراً إلى أن لبنان قاتل وحيداً من الناحية العسكرية أمام جيش يعتبر نفسه أقوى جيش في الشرق الأوسط ومن أقوى الجيوش في العالم.

وتابع سماحته معدداً نتائج الحرب وكان أبرزها إيقاف وافشال مشروع الشرق الأوسط الجديد الذي كانت تقوده الادارة الأميركية، موضحاً أن كل الوثاق التي نشرت فيما بعد كانت تؤكد أن الحرب على لبنان كانت جزءًا من هذا المشروع وكان يفترض أن يهزم لبنان ويخضع للشروط.

وأضاف أن هذا المشروع والاندفاعة الهائلة التي بدأت من احتلال أفغانستان والعراق أسقطها الصمود والانتصار في لبنان.

وشدد السيد نصر الله على أن حرب تموز كشفت حقيقة الكيان الصهيوني ومستوى الترهل في منظوماته السياسية وجيشه ومنظومته الأمنية وجبهته الداخلية وقدرته على الصمود، ولذلك هو من لجأ الى العالم لوقف الحرب، لافتاً إلى أن هذا الانكشاف ترك آثارا عميقة ما زالنا حتى اليوم حيث يعيش “الإسرائيلي” لأول مرة مخاوف من خطر الوجود والبقاء في المنطقة.

وأكد السيد نصر الله أن لبنان قوي بمعادلة المقاومة لذلك هم يريدون التخلص منها لأن أميركا لا تتحمل بقاء قوة في لبنان تحميه وتحفظ سيادته، مضيفاً أنهم فشلوا في الحرب العسكرية لذلك يحاولون بحروب أخرى، إذ أن ما يجري عندنا في لبنان هو جزء من هذه المعركة.

واعتبر أن المقاومة هي مسألة وجود بالنسبة للبنان وشعبه وهي شرط الخيار الدائم.

وجدد السيد نصر الله تأكيده الرد على استشهاد الشهيد علي محسن في الغارات “الإسرائيلية” على سوريا، مشدداً على أن قرار الرد هدفه تثبيت قواعد الاشتباك وليس الاستعراض الاعلامي ولا الغوغائية والذي يثبتها العمل المحسوب والجاد. ومضيفاً بأن القرار ما زال قائماً والمسألة مسألة وقت وعلى “إسرائيل” أن تبقى بحالة الانتظار.

وحول الإتفاق “الإماراتي – الإسرائيلي” أوضح السيد نصر الله أن ما قام به بعض الحكام في الامارات ليس مفاجئاً، بل كان ضمن المسار الطبيعي الذي كانوا يتبعونه، وأن توقيت الاتفاق يؤكد أن بعض الانظمة العربية هم خدم عند الاميركي، لأن ما أقدمت عليه الامارات هو خدمة شخصية انتخابية لترامب ولنتنياهو، متوقعاً من الآن حتى الانتخابات الاميركية إقدام انظمة عربية على توقيع الاتفاقيات مع “اسرائيل”.

في المقابل، لفت سماحته إلى أن الواجب الانساني والديني والجهادي والوطني والقومي يحتّم أن ندين ونرفض هذه الخيانة للاسلام والعروبة والقدس والمقدسات، مؤكداً أن جبهة الحق عندما يقدّر لها أن تقترب من الانتصار يجب أن يخرج منها المنافقون والطاعنون في الظهر.

ثم تطرق السيد نصر الله إلى تداعيات انفجار مرفأ بيروت مشيراً إلى أن حزب الله لا يمتلك رواية حول ذلك لأنه ليس الجهة التي تقوم بالتحقيق، موضحاً في هذا السياق فرضيتين حول أسباب انفجار المرفأ، إما عرضيا أو أن يكون تخريبيا.

وأضاف بأن حزب الله ينتظر نتائج التحقيق وهو يدرك أنه معنياً بأمن المقاومة المباشر وليس مسؤولية كامل الأمن القومي ببعده الداخلي، لكن أوضح بأنه
إذا ثبت أن الانفجار عرضي فيجب محاسبة المسؤولين عن هذه الفاجعة، أما اذا ثبت أنه كان تخريبياً فيجب محاسبة المقصرين إلا أن علينا البدء بالتحيقيق حول من يقف خلفه.

وفي السياق، لفت إلى مشاركة الإستخبارات الأميركية في عملية التحقيق، وأن ذلك يعني إبعاد أي مسؤولية لـ”إسرائيل” عن التفجير إذا كان لها مسؤولية، مشدداً على أن حزب الله لا يمكن أن يسكت على جريمة كبرى بهذا الحجم اذا كانت “اسرائيل” قد ارتكبتها، وأن الأخيرة ستدفع ثمناً بحجم هذه الجريمة في حال ذلك.

ورأى السيد نصر الله أن الأمر الأخطر من ذلك يتمثل بمشروع اسقاط الدولة الذي نجا منه لبنان، حيث استغلت بعض القوى السياسية آلام الناس ووجهت ذلك باستهداف العهد وكان رئيس الجمهورية هو المستهدف الأول والضغط عليه من أجل الاستقالة، أما المؤسسة الثانية المستهدفة فهي المجلس النيابي باستقالات جماعية، وبحجة الميثاقية يتجهون عمليًا باتجاه اسقاط مجلس النواب ثم الدعوة لانتخابات نيابية مبكرة .

وحول استقالة الحكومة أكد السيد نصر الله أن الظروف والصعوبات والعوامل هي التي أدت إلى ذلك، لأنه في ظل انفجار بهذا الحجم كان من الصعب أن تصمد، متوجهاً باسم حزب الله إلى الرئيس حسان دياب وحكومته بالشكر منوهاً بشجاعتهم في ظل كل الظروف.

وفيما يخص الحكومة المقبلة، طالب السيد نصر الله بحكومة قوية وقادرة ومحميّة سياسيًّا.

وتابع بأنه أي يكن الرئيس الذي سيكلف، فإن حزب الله سطالبه بالسعي لتشكيل حكومة وحدة وطنية أو حكومة ذات أوسع تمثيل سياسي وشعبي ممكن تضم سياسيين واختصاصيين أولوياتها الاصلاح واعادة الاعمار والوضع المعيشي والكهرباء والتدقيق الجنائي والمدارس الرسمية ومكافحة الفساد ومتابعة التحقيق والمحاسبة في مرفأ بيروت.

وتطرق السيد نصر الله إلى ما يتم تداوله عن الحكومة الحيادية مؤكداً أنها مضيعة للوقت ومطلب مخادع للعبور ولتجاوز التمثيل الحقيقي الذي أفرزه أي شعب من خلال الانتخابات النيابية، لافتاً إلى أن حزب الله لا يؤمن بوجود حياديين في لبنان حتى يتم تشكيل حكومة منهم.

وإلى الصابرين من عموم الشعب اللبناني بالخصوص جمهور المقاومة توجه السيد بالشكر، في ظل الكثير من الممارسات الغير أخلاقية والتحريضية والمشبوهة التي يتعرضون لها، والتي تقف خلفها سفارات. كما طالب جمهور المقاومة بالحفاظ على الغضب والغيظ الذي قد نحتاج في يوم من الايام لإنهاء كل محاولات جر لبنان الى حرب أهلية.

وحول قرار المحكمة الدولية رأى السيد نصر الله أن حزب الله غير معني به ويعتبر أن هذا قرار كأنه لم يصدر. منبهاً من محاولة استغلال المحكمة لدفع الأمور باتجاه الاستفزاز والشتائم والسباب.

وفي الشأن الصحي أعلن السيد نصر الله أن موضوع كورونا خرج عن السيطرة، ولفت إلى أنه علينا التعايش مع اجراءات الوقائية منه، بحيث من يعدي غيره ويؤدي ذلك الى القتل فهو قاتل وعليه الدية.

ختاماً شدد السيد نصر الله على الدعوة في لبنان يجب أن تكون مستمرة للحوار وحماية لبنان تكون بالتمسك بالمقاومة وقواعدها وقدراتها والصبر على كل الظروف والبحث عن طرق لتجاوزها، قائلاً إنه بعون الله تعالى ودعم الناس سبنقى نحن وحلفاؤنا الأقوى في هذه المنطقة.

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في مواجهة «صفقة القرن» ومخرجاتها


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نعقد على مواقع التواصل الالكتروني على مدى يومي السبت والأحد في 11 و 12 تموز/ يوليو الحالي «الملتقى العربي: متحدون ضدّ صفقة القرن وخطة الضم» بدعوة من ستة هيئات عربية (المؤتمر القومي العربي، المؤتمر القومي/ الاسلامي، المؤتمر العام للأحزاب العربية، اللقاء اليساري العربي، الجبهة العربية التقدمية، مؤسسة القدس الدولية) ويشارك في الملتقى أعضاء الأمانات العامة لهذه الهيئات وقادة فصائل المقاومة والاتحادات المهنية العربية وشخصيات محدودة من فلسطين والأردن بما يجعل الملتقى جامعاً لممثلين عن معظم مكونات العمل الشعبي العربي، ومن غالبية تياراته الفكرية والسياسية في تحدّ واضح ليس لـ «جائحة الكورونا» ومتطلبات مواجهتها فحسب، بل في تحدّ للمشروع الصهيو/ أميركي الذي يسعى الى تجزئة الأمة، وتقسيم كياناتها الوطنية، وتشظي مجتمعاتها وقواها الشعبية، ليتمكن من تنفيذ كلّ مخططاته الرامية الى نهب موارد أمتنا وتعطيل مشروعها النهضوي وضرب مقوماتها الروحية والمادية…

واذا كانت المبادرة بعقد هذا الملتقى قد جاءت من المغرب، من خلال شخصية بارزة لها باع طويل في النضال من أجل فلسطين وقضايا الأمة، وهو المناضل خالد السفياني المنسّق العام للمؤتمر القومي الإسلامي وأمين عام مؤسسة المفكر الكبير الراحل الدكتور محمد عابد الجابري، فإنّ التجاوب السريع معها قد جاء من أقطار الوطن العربي كافة، كما من تيارات الأمة المتنوعة، والتي باتت تدرك انّ المدخل السليم لمواجهة التحديات الضاغطة على حاضر الأمة ومستقبلها إنما يكمن بتلاقي تياراتها النهضوية كافة وتجاوز كلّ الجراح الأليمة التي أصابت العلاقات بينها في ظلّ مراجعة نقدية جريئة وصادقة ومنزهة لا مكان فيها لتبرير أخطاء وخطايا وقعنا بها، او للتشهير ببعضنا البعض وتحويل ماضي العلاقات بيننا الى سجن نبقى في أسره بدلاً من أن يكون مدرسة نتعلم منها…

وإذا كان التحرك المباشر للدعوة الى هذا الملتقى، كما الى الملتقى المماثل السابق في بيروت في 7/7/2019، هو التصدي لـ «صفقة القرن» بالأمس ولخطة الضمّ الصهيونية اليوم التي لا ينبغي اعتبار تأجيل الإعلان عنها – رغم انّ التأجيل هزيمة لنتنياهو وداعميه في واشنطن – إسقاطاً لها، فإنّ المشاركين في هذا الملتقى، يدركون، رغم تباين المواقف الفكرية والسياسية بينهم، انّ لـ «صفقة القرن» مخرجات عدة تمتدّ من المحيط الى الخليج، وأبرزها دون شكّ هو استمرار الحروب على أقطار والاحتراب داخل أقطار أخرى، حيث أثبتت الأحداث الأليمة التي نمرّ بها جميعاً أنّ أحداً من أبناء الأمة قد ربح من هذه الحروب أو الاحتراب، وأنّ الرابح الأكبر هو المشروع الصهيو – استعماري الذي بدأ بالتجزئة ليستمرّ بالتفتيت.

ولعله من بديهيات القول إنّ البداية الحقيقية لـ «صفقة القرن»، إنما بدأت باحتلال العراق، بعد حصار جائر استمر 13 عاماً. وهم يسعون اليوم الى تطبيقه في فلسطين وسورية ولبنان واليمن وصولاً الى الجمهورية الإسلامية في إيران.

ولم يكن من قبيل الصدف أن يعلن جورج بوش الابن بعد إتمام مهمته في الحرب على العراق عام 2003، ان مشروع الشرق الأوسط الجديد قد بدأ تنفيذه، والذي هو في نهاية الأمر نسخة مبكرة عن «صفقة القرن»… فلكلّ حاكم في الولايات المتحدة او دول الغرب الاستعمارية مشروعه لـ «صفقة القرن» باسم حلف من هنا، او مشروع من هناك، او قانون من هنا او مخطط من جهة ثانية.

من أول مخرجات الصفقة والضمّ التي باتت واضحة للأردنيّين عموماً، ملكاً وحكومة وشعباً، هو أن يدفع الأردنيون، مع الفلسطينيين، الثمن المباشر للضفقة المشؤومة ولخطة الضمّ، وهو ما يتطلب تنسيقاً قوياً ومتواصلاً بين الأردن وفلسطين. وتماسكاً شعبياً داخلياً يمنح القيادة الأردنية قدرة أكبر على المواجهة.

يتقدّم هذه المخرجات أيضاً، هو ما يشهده لبنان من ضغوطات وحروب وحصار تستهدف تجريده من مصادر قوته والمتمثلة بوحدة شعبه وبمقاومته الباسلة التي حققت في سنوات انتصارات، ما عجزت عنه حكومات ودول وجيوش…

كما يتقدّم هذه المخرجات أيضاً ما تشهده سورية من حرب عليها وفيها، واعتداءات صهيونية وأميركية متواصلة، وصولاً الى «قانون قيصر» الذي يدّعي «حماية المدنيين في سورية» فيما المتضرّر الأكبر منه هو الشعب العربي في سورية الذي يدفع أغلى الأثمان بسبب هذه الحرب الظالمة المفروضة عليه منذ عشر سنوات. بسبب مواقفه القومية التحررية التاريخية تجاه قضايا الأمة كلها، وفي طليعتها قضية فلسطين التي شكلت سورية على الدوام العقبة الكأداء في وجه محاولات تصفيتها كما شكلت والسند المباشر لكلّ حركة مقاومة في وجهها.

من مخرجات هذه الصفقة أيضاً هو ما تشهده مصر من استهداف مباشر لأمنها المائي من خلال سدّ النهضة، وأمنها الوطني من خلال الإرهاب في سيناء، وأمنها القومي من خلال ما يجري في ليبيا… وهذا الاستهداف لا يمكن مواجهته إلا بتعزيز الالتفاف العربي والإسلامي حول مصر، وبذل كلّ جهد ممكن لتعزيز الجبهة الداخلية في القطر العربي الأكبر.

والحرب في اليمن أيضاً، سواء من خلال ما يتعرّض له شماله من عدوان وقصف وتدمير وحصار، او ما يتعرّض له جنوبه من احتراب بين حلفاء، تستخدم ايضاً في إطار خدمة «صفقة القرن» ومعاقبة شعب عظيم، كان وسيبقى، متمسكاً بفلسطين وكل قضايا أمته.

أما تحويل الساحة الليبية الى ساحة حروب إقليمية ودولية، فليس هدفها فقط تدمير بلد عربي، كان شعبه ولا يزال، حريصاً على عروبته وإسلامه وحريته وكرامته، وهي حرب بدأت مع الغزوة الأطلسية قبل تسع سنوات لتستمر اقتتالاً لا يهدّد الأمن الوطني لليبيا، بل هدفها أيضاً استهداف الأمن القومي لشمال أفريقيا، وغربها، لا سيما مصر ودول المغرب العربي التي تسعى المخططات الاستعمارية الى إشعال كلّ أنواع الفتن في ربوعها…

أما دول الخليج والجزيرة العربية، فهي ليست بعيدة عن دائرة الاستهداف، بل انّ المشروع الصهيو – استعماري يدفع الى إغراق بعضها في سياسات محلية وعربية وإقليمية لن تؤدي إلا الى تبديد ما تبقى من مواردها، وابتزاز أكبر قدر ممكن من أموالها، وإشعال الاضطرابات في داخلها، ودفعها لأن تكون القاطرة الأولى في قافلة التطبيع الذي هو في رأس أهداف «صفقة القرن» المشؤومة …

ولعلّ ما يشهده السودان اليوم من استغلال مطالب مشروعة في الحرية والعدالة والكرامة الإنسانية، من أجل إيقاع السودان في مهاوي الصراع الداخلي، والتفكك الوطني، والتطبيع مع العدو، ليس بعيداً عن مخرجات «صفقة القرن» وأهدافها الخبيثة…

وبالتأكيد تبقى تصفية قضية فلسطين هي الهدف، والغاية من هذه الصفقة، والمدخل من اجل ترسيخ التجزئة وتعزيز مشاريع التفتيت في المنطقة، وهو ما يتطلب تعزيز التوجه المبارك لتجاوز الانقسام المدمّر للمشروع الوطني الفلسطيني، وتوحيد الطاقات والجهود الفلسطينية لإطلاق انتفاضة كبرى لن تؤدي الى سقوط «صفقة القرن» ومخرجاتها فقط، بل تؤدي الى دحر الاحتلال عن الأرض الفلسطينية المحتلة وعاصمتها القدس.

وإذا كانت مواجهة «صفقة القرن» ومخرجاتها مهمّة الأمة بكلّ أقطارها فإنّ الردّ الشامل عليها يكمن في تبني لمعادلة الخلاص التي أعلناها بعد احتلال العراق وتقوم على مهمات أربع، 1- مقاومة احتلال الأرض، 2- مراجعة للتجارب والعلاقات بين أبناء الأمة وقواها وتياراتها لنطوّر الإيجابي منها، ونتخلص مما علق بها من شوائب، 3- مصالحة تبني للمستقبل وتخرجنا من سلبيات الماضي، 4- فمشاركة تسمح لكلّ أبناء الوطن المساهمة في تقرير مصيرهم…

«صفقة القرن» إذن ليست المشروع الصهيو – استعماري الوحيد الذي واجهته الأمة، وما تزال، ولن يتوقف الأعداء على إخراج مشاريع مماثلة من أجل سحق أمتنا والقضاء على مستقبلها وآمالها، وتحويلها من أمة قائدة في الإنسانية الى أمة تابعة وذيل للدول الاستعمارية ومقاومة هذه الصفقة اليوم، بكلّ مخرجاتها وفي مقدمها خطة الضمّ الصهيوني تكون بالاستمرار في مقاومة المشروع الصهيو/ استعماري الممتدّة منذ عشرات السسنوات، وفي وحدة الأمة بكلّ أقطارها وتياراتها، فحيث كانت هذه الوحدة تتوفر، كانت المقاومة تنتصر، وحيث كانت تتعثر كانت المقاومة تتراجع.

من هنا، يكتسب ملتقى «متحدون» كخطوة على طريق توحيد الرؤى والجهود أهمية استثنائية في ظروف استثنائية.

الأمين العام السابق للمؤتمر القومي العربي

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From Emmett Till to George Floyd

by DAN WAKEFIELD

Photograph by Nathaniel St. Clair

Several years ago a man called me and apologized for taking my time, but explained he had to speak with me since he was writing about the Emmett Till murder trial and “you are the only one who was there who is still alive.”

I am still here, and I now see headlines comparing the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis to that of Emmett Till in Mississippi in 1955.

Emmett Till, a fourteen-year-old black boy from Chicago who had gone to the Mississippi Delta to visit his grandfather, accused of the crime of whistling at a white woman, was found at the bottom of the Tallahatchie River with a seventy-pound cotton gin fan tied around his neck with barbed wire.

George Floyd, a 46 year-old man rumored to have passed a counterfeit twenty-dollar bill at a convenience store was found beneath the knee of a policeman who stared unblinking at a photographic lens as he pressed the life out of a man’s neck.

In both cases, when worldwide attention was brought to the crime – the journalists from around the country who crowded the stifling Mississippi courthouse, and the protestors who filled the streets of cities throughout the U.S. and the world last week – “outside agitators” were blamed. In Mississippi, the defense attorney suggested the ring found on Emmett Till’s body that identified him was planted there by the agents of some sinister group that was trying to destroy the social order of the South and “widen the gap between the white and the colored people of the United States.”

No group needed to be named, since the local rumor was that the whole Till affair was a plot of the NAACP. I was not surprised when Trump blamed Antifa for the protests, but my favorite response was the United States Senator Tina Smith from Minnesota suggesting that “anarchists” were behind the rioting. Have Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman returned to haunt the streets of America?

The defense attorney in the Till case told the jurors in his summation that he had faith that “every last Anglo Saxon one of you men in this jury has the courage to set these men free.” For many years I thought that the term, “Anglo-sSxon” would never be used again as a rallying cry in American politics – until Trump came along.

What we are now being made to finally face is the fact that slavery is our national legacy, embedded in our way of life. In my report on the Till trial sixty-five years ago in The Nation I wrote that the Delta town of Sumner, Mississippi, where the trial was held, was “based on cotton and the proposition that a whole race of men was created to pick it.”

It is not just the South and it is no longer cotton; the American dream is based on the nightmare of racial suppression. The pandemic provides a rough map of who is free.

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Masters of Space: Deep Space Strategy in the Age of Trump

by: KARL GROSSMAN

Image Source: United States Space Force – Public Domain

The United States “must be capable of winning wars that extend into space,” asserts a just-released “Defense Space Strategy” report. It is the first space strategy document issued by the U.S. since President Donald Trump, after declaring that the U.S. must achieve “dominance in space,” signed a measure this past December authorizing establishment of a Space Force.

The U.S. space strategy is highly aggressive.

“The Department of Defense is embarking on the most significant transformation in the history of the U.S. national security space program,” the report says. “Space is now a distinct warfighting domain, demanding enterprise-wide-changes to polices, strategies, operations, investments, capabilities, and expertise for a new strategic environment.”

“The Department,” it continues, “is taking innovative and bold actions to ensure space superiority and to secure the Nation’s vital interests in space now and in the future. Establishing the U.S. Space Force as the newest branch of our Armed force and the U.S. Space Command as a unified combatant command, as well as undertaking significant space acquisition reform across the DoD, has set a strategic path to expand space power for the Nation. It is a path that embraces space as a unique domain of national military power that, together with the other domains, underpins multi-domain joint and combined military operations to advance national security.”

A rationale for the strategy is the claim in the report that “China and Russia each have weaponized space as a means to reduce U.S. and allied military effectiveness and challenge our freedom of operation in space.”

However, China and Russia, for decades now, have sought to expand the Outer Space Treaty of 1967, put together by the U.S., the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union and now signed on to by most nations on Earth, declaring space a global commons to be used for “peaceful purposes” and outlawing weapons of mass destruction in space. China and Russia along with U.S. neighbor Canada have been seeking to widen that to ban all weapons in space under a Prevention of an Arms Race in Space (PAROS) treaty. But the U.S. has voted no to the proposed PAROS treaty, affectively vetoing its enactment at the United Nations.

The new U.S. Defense Space Strategy is “aggressive,” said the Russian foreign ministry in a statement following the report’s release on June 17th. “This document confirms the aggressive course by Washington in the space sphere,” it said.

“Space is seen by the U.S. side as an arena of war,” it continued, calling this a “destructive” approach which “provokes an arms race in space.”

“Russia holds the diametrically opposing position, giving priority to using and study space only for peaceful purposes,” said the Russian foreign ministry statement.

Bruce Gagnon, coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space  commented that “this ‘new’ Pentagon Space Strategy is really nothing new. At least since the 1997 U.S. Space Command’s ‘Vision for 2020’ report, Washington has been declaring that it will ‘control and dominate space’ and ‘deny other nations access to space.’ The big difference is that in 1997 there were actually no real competitors to U.S. in space as the former Soviet Union had recently collapsed and China had not fully grown into the economic and military rival it is today.”

As for the PAROS treaty, “the idea” has been “to close the door to the barn before the horse gets out.” But the U.S. during “both Republican and Democrat administrations” have taken the position: “There are no weapons in space—we don’t need a new treaty.”

“Of course, this is disingenuous and this blocking posture is largely motivated by the aerospace industry which views space as a vast new market for profit,” said Gagnon. “The nuclear industry similarly views space as we see the current drive to ‘privatize’ space so wealthy resource extraction corporations can ‘mine the sky.’ They are planning nuclear-powered mining colonies on celestial bodies and nuclear-powered rocket engines providing heavy lift capability to get to Mars and beyond.”

He said, “The aerospace industry has long maintained that an arms race in space, ‘Star Wars,’ would be the largest industrial project in human history. Some years back the aerospace publication, ‘Space News,’ ran an editorial stating that the industry needed to come up with a ‘dedicated funding source’ to pay for all its desired projects in space.” It said, Gagnon related, that the aerospace corporations were “sending their vast team of lobbyists to Washington to defund the ‘entitlement programs’ that officially are Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and what is left of the social safety net.  The industry is like a pirate—grabbing the national treasure chest so they can be the ‘Masters of Space.’”

“So what are Russia and China to do? We know that whomever controls space will control the planet below and also be able to control the pathway on and off the planet. Moscow and Beijing have requested new treaties, asked for stability, and warned that they cannot allow the US to ‘control and dominate’ space,” said Gagnon. “So today we hear the Pentagon screaming that Russia and China are now trying to dominate space and that the Pentagon needs even more of our tax dollars to ‘defend’ the heavens from these ‘existential enemies.’ The plan is in motion, the U.S. is leading the pack to weaponize space, and ever so ‘innocently’ accuses its primary competitors of doing what Washington itself is doing. Thus, we are on the edge of a cliff and the aerospace industry is pushing the whole planet into a chaotic abyss.”

To challenge this, “to beat this insane and provocative plan,” said Gagnon, “we must starve the beast. We can do that by fighting for social progress—programs like health care for all and funding to deal with our real problem today called climate crisis.”

The “Defense Space Strategy” report also declares: “Great power competition defines the strategic environment. Space is both a source of and conduit for national power, prosperity, and prestige. As a result, space is a domain that has reemerged as a central arena of great power competition, primarily with China and Russia. More than any other nation, the United States relies on space-based capabilities to project and employ power on a global scale. Today, U.S. reliance on space has increased to the point where space capabilities not only enhance, but enable our way of life and war of war.”

It says: “The creation of new space-focused organizations in DoD offers an historic opportunity to reform every aspect of our defense space enterprise. The USSF [U.S. Space Force], the newest branch of the Armed Forces, will bring unity, focus, and advocacy to organizing, training, and equipping space forces.”

Under a heading “Strategic Approach,” the report says the Pentagon will “pursue the following prioritized lines of effort….1) Build a comprehensive military advantage in space. 2) Integrate military spacepower into national, joint, and combined operations. 3) Shape the strategic environment. 4) Cooperate with allies, partners, industry, and other U.S. Government departments and agencies.”

“Specific objectives,” the report continues, “include: Build out the U.S. Space Force. Develop and document doctrinal foundations of military spacepower. Develop and expand warfighting expertise and culture.”

In its “Conclusion,” the report says: “Successful implementation of this strategy requires embracing space activities as a unique source of national and military power and incorporating the principles of joint warfare into space operations.”

For more information see the Beyond Nuclear handbook, The U.S. Space Force and the dangers of nuclear power and nuclear war in space.

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By Pouring Billions Into Fossil Fuel Industry, EU’s Central Bank Accused of ‘Playing Both Firefighter and Arsonist’

“By recklessly buying billions in fossil fuel bonds the bank is propping up the single biggest obstacle to tackling the climate crisis.”

by: Jessica Corbett,

Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank, speaks to the media following a meeting in Frankfurt, Germany on March 12, 2020.

Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank, speaks to the media following a meeting in Frankfurt, Germany on March 12, 2020. (Photo: Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images)

After the European Union’s central bank on Thursday approved what Reuters called “a bigger-than-expected” expansion of an economic stimulus package necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic, climate campaigners expressed concern that planet-destroying fossil fuel companies could get tens of billions of dollars in the Eurozone relief funding.

“This is increasingly looking like a recovery package for polluters, not people, despite the growing support for a truly green and just recovery.”
—Nick Bryer, 350.org

The European Central Bank (ECB) Governing Council extended an emergency asset purchase program to June 2021 and expanded it by €600 billion to a total of €1.350 trillion. Reuters reported that the figure “was a compromise after policymakers discussed an expansion of between €500 billion and €750 billion.”

Ahead of the council’s Thursday meeting, 45 European groups endorsed an open letter encouraging ECB President Christine Lagarde to align the program with the goals of the 2015 Paris climate agreement and over 114,000 people signed a petition from SumOfUs, Reclaim Finance, and 350.org urging the bank to stop funding the climate crisis.

However, activists pointed out, the council declined to even address the climate crisis at the meeting, let alone block future fossil fuel funding. SumOfUs campaigner Leyla Larbi accused the ECB of “playing both firefighter and arsonist by strengthening multinational corporations pushing our climate to the brink with billions of euros.”

Reclaim Finance@ReclaimFinance

At today’s meeting, despite numerous warnings and calls, the @ecb governors did not even discuss climate.

Worse, by spending 600 billion more in asset purchases with no climate criteria it could finance polluters up to an additional 90 billion!https://reclaimfinance.org/site/en/2020/06/04/the-ecb-will-keep-on-funding-polluters/ … https://twitter.com/ecb/status/1268509368129073153 …The ECB will keep on funding polluters Despite a growing mobilization coming from all the corners of society, the ECB will keep on funding big polluters, including fossil fuel companies.reclaimfinance.orgEuropean Central Bank@ecbPress release: Monetary policy decisions https://www.ecb.europa.eu/press/pr/date/2020/html/ecb.mp200604~a307d3429c.en.html …193:18 PM – Jun 4, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacySee Reclaim Finance’s other Tweets

In a joint statement, the groups behind the petition explained that the ECB’s expansion of the asset purchase program “could finance polluters to up to €90 billion,” meaning that the bank could ultimately “channel up to €220 billion to these companies while indiscriminately buying corporate assets to respond to the crisis.”

The groups highlighted a Reclaim Finance analysis showing that 38 fossil fuel companies have received ECB support. “Most of these companies—like Shell or Total—plan on greatly increasing their fossil fuel production and one of them—Fortum—is even involved in the opening of a new German coal power plant,” the statement said.

The groups also noted a Wednesday Greenpeace analysis which found that the ECB has already injected over €7.6 billion into fossil fuels since mid-March as part of its Covid-19 relief.

Greenpeace EU@GreenpeaceEU

[BREAKING] #ECB injects €7.6bn into #FossilFuels as part of #coronavirus response – NEW analysis@ECB responsible for 11.2M tons of CO2 for bond purchases from just 7 big polluters over 2 months – more than annual emissions of Luxembourg#GreenRecoveryhttps://www.greenpeace.org/eu-unit/issues/climate-energy/3933/ecb-injects-e7-billion-into-fossil-fuels-coronavirus-crisis …

“The ECB and other central banks must change their ways,” Greenpeace climate and energy campaigner Adam Pawloff said in a statement. “As the climate crisis continues to escalate, we can’t afford any more public money going to fossil fuels.”

Campaigners’ condemnation of the ECB’s moves at the Thursday meeting built on outrage and frustration sparked by Greenpeace’s analysis.

Greta Thunberg@GretaThunberg

The last 2 months the European Central Bank has injected 7,6 billion € into fossil fuels.
Allow me to doubt the seriousness of the EUs’ so called “green” recovery plan…https://www.greenpeace.org/eu-unit/issues/climate-energy/3933/ecb-injects-e7-billion-into-fossil-fuels-coronavirus-crisis/ …12.1K10:14 AM – Jun 3, 2020

“By recklessly buying billions in fossil fuel bonds the bank is propping up the single biggest obstacle to tackling the climate crisis—the fossil fuel industry,” 350.org campaigner Nick Bryer declared Thursday. “This is increasingly looking like a recovery package for polluters, not people, despite the growing support for a truly green and just recovery.”

Since the pandemic started, governments and international bodies worldwide have faced calls for Covid-19 recovery plans that provide direct relief to people not polluters, prioritize public health, and incorporate abmitious policies that tackle the human-caused climate crisis, including a just transition away from fossil fuels to clean energy.

In a Thursday blog post for 350.org—which has spearheaded the global push for a just recovery—campaigner Julia Krzyszkowska called out Lagarde and her fellow bank governors for ignoring climate science and “shirking their historic responsibility to lead Europe out of the post-pandemic economic crisis into a cleaner, fairer, safer future.”

350.org Europe@350Europe

President @Lagarde , we did the math for you.

1. @ECB help to Europe’s post-#COVID19 recovery. Cost: €1,350 billion.
2. Pouring billions into #fossilfuels & ignoring demands for a #JustRecovery. Cost: your reputation.#PeopleNotPolluters https://350.org/ecb-adds-fuel-to-fire/ …

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As Krzyszkowska wrote:

When she took office last year, President Lagarde worked hard to position herself as a leader worthy of the climate crisis era. She launched the ECB’s strategic review and made it clear that the bank had a responsibility to support a green, sustainable transition of the European economy.

Where are those promises now, when the ECB is pumping incomprehensibly huge amounts of money into the economy, to help Europe reboot and recover from the crisis brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic?

Paul Schreiber, a campaigner at Reclaim Finance, also criticized Lagarde and the ECB governors for “simultaneously acknowledging climate urgency and refusing to act.”

“This stance is unbearable,” Schreiber said. “If the ECB’s president claims that by buying a few green bonds the ECB contributes to the ecological transition, she cannot say that it does not contribute to climate chaos when it massively buys bonds linked to new fossil fuel projects.”

Noting that “the devastating effects of the climate crisis are already here, and we can only expect the worst,” Larbi from SumOfUS said, “Imagine the immediate and long-term damage these dirty multinationals will continue to cause with those extra no-green-strings-attached billions of euros.”

“The European post-Covid economic recovery project is a historic opportunity to bring lasting and meaningful change for the planet and all its inhabitants,” she added. “We cannot let the ECB ruin all these efforts.”

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‘Israel’ and the US step up efforts to intimidate the Hague war crimes court

Netanyahu and Pompeo
By Jonathan Cook in Nazareth

In the near-two decades since the International Criminal Court was set up to try the worst violations of international human rights law, it has faced harsh criticism for its highly selective approach to the question of who should be put on trial.

Created in 2002, the court, it was imagined, would act as a deterrent against the erosion of an international order designed to prevent a repetition of the atrocities of World War II.

Such hopes did not survive long.

The court, which sits in The Hague in the Netherlands, almost immediately faced a difficult test: whether it dared to confront the world’s leading superpower, the United States, as it launched a “war on terror”.

The ICC’s prosecutors refused to grasp the nettle posed by the US invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. Instead, they chose the easiest targets: for too long, it looked as though war crimes were only ever committed by Africans.

Now, the ICC’s chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, looks poised finally to give the court some teeth. She is threatening to investigate two states – the US and Israel – whose actions have been particularly damaging to international law in the modern era.

The court is considering examining widespread human rights abuses perpetrated by US soldiers in Afghanistan, and crimes committed by Israeli soldiers in the occupied Palestinian territories, especially Gaza, as well as the officials responsible for Israel’s illegal settlement programme.

An investigation of both is critically important: the US has crafted for itself a role as global policeman, while Israel’s flagrant violations of international law have been ongoing for more than half a century.

The US is the most powerful offender, and Israel the most persistent.

Both states have long dreaded this moment – the reason they refused to ratify the Rome Statute that established the ICC.

Last week Mike Pompeo, the US secretary of state, stepped up US attacks on the court, saying its administration was “determined to prevent having Americans and our friends and allies in Israel and elsewhere hauled in by this corrupt ICC”.

A large, bipartisan majority of US senators sent a letter to Pompeo last month urging him to ensure “vigorous support” for Israel against the Hague court.

”A criminal suspect does not get to decide whether their victim can make a complaint, or whether the legal system should investigate. The same must apply in international law…”

Israel and the US have each tried to claim an exemption from international law on the grounds that they did not sign up to the court.

But this only underscores the problem. International law is there to protect the weak from abuses committed by the strong. The victim from the bully.

A criminal suspect does not get to decide whether their victim can make a complaint, or whether the legal system should investigate. The same must apply in international law if it is to have any meaningful application.

Even under Bensouda, the process has dragged out interminably. It has taken years for her office to conduct a preliminary investigation and to determine, as she did in late April, that Palestine falls under the ICC’s jurisdiction because it qualifies as a state.

The delay made little sense, given that the State of Palestine is recognised by the United Nations, and it was able to ratify the Rome Statute five years ago.

The Israeli argument is that Palestine lacks the normal features of a sovereign state. However, as the Israeli human rights group B’Tselem recently noted, this is precisely because Israel has occupied the Palestinians’ territory and illegally transferred settlers onto their land.

Israel is claiming an exemption by citing the very crimes that need investigating.

Bensouda has asked the court’s judges to rule on her view that the ICC’s jurisdiction extends to Palestine. It is not clear how soon they will issue a verdict.

Pompeo’s threats last week – he said the US will soon make clear how it will retaliate – are intended to intimidate the court.

… Washington has denied [ICC Chief Prosecutor Fetou] Bensouda a travel visa, and threatened to confiscate her and the ICC judges’ assets and put them on trial.

Bensouda has warned that her office is being subjected to “misinformation and smear campaigns”. In January, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu accused the court of being “antisemitic”.

In the past, Washington has denied Bensouda a travel visa, and threatened to confiscate her and the ICC judges’ assets and put them on trial. The US has also vowed to use force to liberate any Americans put in the dock.

There are indications the judges may now be searching for a bolt hole. They have asked Israel and the Palestinian Authority to respond urgently to questions about whether the temporary Oslo accords, signed more than 25 years ago, are still legally binding.

Israel has argued that the lack of resolution to the Oslo process precludes the Palestinians from claiming statehood. That would leave Israel, not the ICC, with jurisdiction over the territories.

On 8 June Bensouda was reported to have given her view that the Oslo accords should have no bearing on whether an investigation proceeds.

Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, told the ICC last week that the PA considers itself exempt from its Oslo obligations, given that Israel has announced imminent plans to annex swaths of Palestinian territory in the West Bank.

Annexation was given a green light under President Trump’s “peace plan” unveiled earlier in the year.

Bensouda’s term as prosecutor finishes next year. Israel may hope to continue stonewalling until she is gone. Elyakim Rubinstein, a former Israeli Supreme Court judge, called last month for a campaign to ensure that her successor is more sympathetic to Israel.

But if Bensouda does get the go-ahead, Netanyahu and an array of former generals, including his Defence Minister Benny Gantz, would likely be summoned for questioning. If they refuse, an international arrest warrant could be issued, theoretically enforceable in the 123 countries that ratified the court.

Neither Israel nor the US is willing to let things reach that point.

They have recruited major allies to the fight, including Australia, Canada, Brazil and several European states. Germany, the court’s second largest donor, has threatened to revoke its contributions if the ICC proceeds.

Maurice Hirsch, a former legal adviser to the Israeli army, wrote a column last month in Israel Hayom, a newspaper widely seen as Netanyahu’s mouthpiece, accusing Bensouda of being a “hapless pawn of Palestinian terrorists”.

He suggested that other states threaten to pull their contributions, deny ICC staff the travel visas necessary for their investigations and even quit the court.

That would destroy any possibility of enforcing international law – an outcome that would delight both Israel and the US.

It would render ICC little more than a dead letter, just as Israel, backed by the US, prepares to press ahead with the West Bank’s annexation.


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A Superpower in Chaos

by: CHANDRA MUZAFFAR

Minneapolis could not have happened at a worse time for the US elites. While violence perpetrated against African Americans by White police officers has happened a number of times before, its occurrence right in the midst of a huge health emergency that has already claimed more than a 100,000 lives and a related massive economic disaster that has robbed 30 million people of their jobs, is truly unprecedented. The mayhem and chaos accompanying the violence have spread to a number of other cities right across the United States of America.

What has sparked outrage among thousands of Americans (and not just those of African descent) was the way in which an unarmed Black civilian, George Floyd, suspected of using a counterfeit banknote was killed by a White police officer. The officer had pressed his knee on Floyd’s neck for 5 to 9 minutes forcing him to plead that he could not breathe until he went silent and limp. The officer has now been charged with third degree murder though a lot of the protesters are demanding that three other police personnel who were with him at the time of the incident should also be punished.

If there is a lot of anger among thinking, caring Americans about the Floyd incident, it is mainly because they know that discrimination against African Americans is still pervasive and is a manifestation of the larger marginalisation of the community. True, through education there has been some mobility for groups within this minority especially in the decades following the civil rights movement but large segments remain trapped at the bottom of the heap. The current economic devastation has underscored the vulnerability of these segments just as the coronavirus pandemic has also revealed how the poor and disadvantaged in the US and elsewhere are more likely to be the victims of the scourge than others.

That the US is not really able to protect the well-being of the poorer and weaker segments of society is obvious when we look at the situation of yet another minority, the Hispanics. In the last few decades their economic and social burdens have been exacerbated by an irrational fear of their alleged demographic challenge to the White majority. This fear was exploited successfully by candidate Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election as it will be manipulated again in the forthcoming November 2020 election through issues such as building a wall to protect the US’s southern border.

There is a third minority, better positioned than the first two, which is also the object of racist attacks from time to time. Broadly classified informally as ‘Asians,’ they are often equated with Americans of Chinese origin. Since the coronavirus crisis and president Trump’s attempt to pin the blame upon China, the harassment of Chinese and Chinese looking Americans has escalated. Indeed, verbal and even physical abuse of members of the community has been going on for a while given the constant negative targeting of China by some US elites on a variety of issues ranging from trade and technology to alleged human rights violations and suppression of minorities. Though independent research has shown that there is a great deal of distortion and exaggeration in these allegations, they appear to have impacted upon ordinary Americans through community and social media.

Why China is subjected to such vile treatment, it is not difficult to understand. The US elites and a section of the media see the ascendancy of China as a challenge to US dominance and control of the planet, or US hegemony, and are therefore determined to tarnish and subvert China. Other countries which are independent-minded and unwilling to submit meekly to US power are also often targeted. Sometimes, prejudice against a particular religion or specific ethnic communities — this is true of the prevailing attitude of certain segments of American society towards Islam and Muslims — tends to warp inter-community relations.

The US pursuit of global hegemony has affected adversely the rights and interests of millions of Americans in a number of ways. By spending so much on the military — in 2019 it was 732 billion US dollars — and maintaining some 800 military bases encircling the world, the US has sacrificed the essential needs of its people such as well-equipped hospitals and schools. Gross neglect of the economic and social rights of the people has emerged as a tragic reality for everyone to witness when the nation is confronted by a twin health and economic crisis of gigantic proportions.

Indeed, given its wealth, the US failure to enhance the rights of millions of its citizens including the underclass within the White majority is simply criminal. In the domestic arena, as in international politics, it is the height of hypocrisy of the US political elite to present itself as a champion of human rights and democratic rule. In fact, on a number of occasions in international politics —- Iran 1953; Chile 1973; Palestine 2006; and Egypt 2013 –the elite had directly and obliquely participated in the suppression of democratic principles.

Today, through the two crises that have overwhelmed the superpower and the righteous anger vented in the streets of the nation by ordinary citizens of all shades —- anger that stems from centuries of contempt and scorn heaped upon a people —- the truth about the elites’ lack of respect for human rights and human dignity is exposed for all to see. Will this lead to some sincere soul-searching especially among young Americans?

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Black Lives Matter: Palestinians know Struggle Against Racism is Difficult

Black Lives Matter: Palestinians know Struggle Against Racism is Difficult

By: Mai Abdil-Rahman

After the entire country (Black, White, and every shade in between) banded together to keep the COVID19 at bay, America’s persistent pandemic of violent brutality and racism reminded us that unless we eradicate hate from all our institutions we are forever morally implicated for every life hate takes.

In early March, Americans united to fight a common challenge. It was most impressive to witness Americans of all races and ethnicities work together to slow the spread of the novel virus to protect fellow Americans. COVID19 does not discriminate and impacts us all. By May, the United States surpassed 100,000 deaths. It disproportionately took more African American lives and left many of them jobless and their families without income. Add insult to injury, as they fought off the COVID19 to protect us and their community, they were reminded of America’s unique and persistent brutal pandemic that also disproportionally targets them.

As we mourn the recent deaths of Breonna TaylorAhmaud Arbery, and George Floyd, we demand police brutality ends. As mothers, sisters, aunts, and grandmothers we are filled with a range of emotions sparked by the cold and heartless murder of Mr. George Floyd. When Mr. Floyd said that he could not breathe, our hearts ached with deep sorrow. We cried when he called for his mother. And we were filled with anger when no one responded to his pleas and came to his rescue. And we are also heartened by the ongoing battle for justice, equality, and peace waged across our nation.

As mothers, we cannot ignore the issues that are plaguing our communities. Like our African American sisters, we also have had talks with our own children on what to do when encountering a police officer. While this discussion is new for our community and became necessary after September 11, 2001, unfortunately, for our African American sisters, fear of law enforcement officers began many years ago with the birth of our nation. We cannot continue to fear the police and avoid our police departments whose missions are to protect Americans from physical harm–us and our African American neighbors and friends.

America’s deeply embedded racial legacy continues to produce inequity in all its forms, as COVID19 is clearly demonstrating. Ending America’s hateful legacy can no longer be postponed or delayed. The time to stop racism is now. For that reason, we are making a public plea for all members of our community to be the activist, leaders, advocates, and scholars that advance social justice in words and deeds, in speech, in writing, narrative, rhetoric, philosophy,  research, theater, dance, film, fellowship, disposition, and leadership.

As Palestinians, we know the struggle for equal rights is difficult, but we also know working for justice liberates the abused and abuser, the corrupt police, and their victims. Staying focused on restorative justice and service we can become social agents for change. Ending racism is our collective responsibility, its weight has never been heavier or more costly in life and limb than today. Our African American sisters and brothers have raised their voices and called for equal justice for all Americans for far too long.  Today more than ever they need us to join them and loudly demand an end to the chronic injustice that has marred our nation since its inception. Equal Justice for all Americans is a non-negotiable right, and absolutely yes, Black Lives Matter!

Black Lives Matter: Palestinians know Struggle Against Racism is Difficult

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المعارضة و الثورة

By: Maan Saleh


المعارضة الوطنية الحقيقية هي المعارضة التي تعمل على حصار السلطة و إظهار ممارساتها بشكل مسؤول و ليس بهدف تقويضها ، و إدارة معركتها مع السلطة تكون على قاعدة الاختلاف الدائم معها و ليس العداء الدائم لها ، و الديمومة هنا لا تعني رفض وجود توافقات بين المعارضة و السلطة ، بل تعني ضرورة وجود مسافة تحول دون التماهي بين المعارضة و السلطة .
إن تقويض السلطة في بعض المجتمعات التي تمتلك خصوصيات في تركيبتها و بنيتها وخاصة ما يتعلق بتدني مستويات الوعي و بالتنوع الطائفي و الإثني تكون مخاطرها أكبر بكثير من فوائدها لأنها تكون مفتوحة على الفوضى و خاصة في ظل الأنظمة الشمولية و الأمنية .
إن الوعي و المسؤولية التي يجب أن تتحلى بهما المعارضة الوطنية هما صمام الأمان لعملية التغيير الهادئ و الواعي و الطويل الأمد ، و عندما تقع المعارضة في مصيدة العداء للسلطة ( و هو الفخ الذي تنصبه السلطة للمعارضة عادة ) و إن كان تحت عناوين ثورية براقة هو دليل على عدم النضوج الفكري لهذه المعارضة ، و دليل على لهاثها و استعجالها للوصول الى السلطة بأي ثمن من الأثمان ، و في هذه الحالة تمثل الوجه الآخر للسلطة التي تعمل على تقويضها .
الحلم الثوري يمكن له أن يلعب دوراً مزدوجاً متناقضاً في نتائجه ، في طرفه الأول يلعب دور الحافز الى التغيير ، و في طرفه الآخر يشكل حافزاً الى التدمير ، و الموازنة بين الحافزين هو دور النخب الطليعية ، و في حال غياب هذه النخب تكون الساحة مفتوحة على مصراعيها لفوضى التدمير ، و تتحول القوى الثورية الى عالة و عثرة حقيقية في وجه التغيير ، و تتحول الى قوى مندفعة تتحكم بها الأحقاد و الغرائز القطيعية . و تنحرف عن الهدف الحقيقي الذي كانت تسعى لتحقيقه لتتوزع الى مجموعات لا تجيد سوى التدمير المادي او المعنوي أو كليهما ، و تقع فريسة بين يدي أصحاب المصالح و الطموحات السياسية .
إن المعارضة في جوهرها فعل ” بناء و تغيير ” كمتلازمة لا يمكن فك عراها تحت أي عنوان إن كان عقائدياً او ايديولوجياً ، و الثورة التي تضل عن هذا الطريق تفقد مشروعيتها و تفقد شرف التسمية .
في نظري إن المعارضة دائماً تتحمل المسؤولية الأخلاقية بشكل أكبر من الانظمة أو السلطات التي تعارضها وظيفتها تفرض أن تقدم النموذج الأمثل ، و في حال انتفاء هذه المسؤولية الأخلاقية تنتفي حجة و أسباب وجودها . و المعارضات التي تلقي المسؤوليات الأخلاقية على الأنظمة لتتبرأ من مسؤولياتها تكون أسوأ من تلك الأنظمة .

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