Friday, November 14, 2014


By Mansor Puteh

The American intelligence, the CIA has failed America.

It needs to be reshaped to suit the times. The world is now not like it was before, during the Cold War; it has new enemies. And the worse enemies America can ever face are those from within its own psyche, their flawed psyche and artificial dreams.

Just as the Soviet intelligence, KGB had failed Soviet Union and Communism. And just as the Savak had failed the former Shah of Iran, Reza Pahlavi was dethroned in 1981 because of their ruthlessness. Isn’t the Mossad also failing the Zionist regime, too?

Most of the national intelligence units of some major countries in the world do not know the ground too well; they mostly operate clandestinely trying to pass for the locals as well as diplomats in their respective missions.

And they mostly move around in very small and tight circles so they are not able to gather whatever information that is useful to them to make intelligent intelligence judgment to pass on to their higher-ups and later still, their presidents and prime ministers, etc.

It is sad, considering how money is no object; yet their intelligence methods are often bad for themselves.

And no wonder, most of the intelligence officers could not manage to get the right intelligence and information and ended up making outrageous conjectures.

How many small countries that have been destroyed, physically and economically as well as socially and culturally and even religiously by these callous men in the intelligence units of their respective countries?

It is seldom they were sent on their missions or stints abroad to find way to promote goodwill and greater understanding between their own countries and the others so that in the end, problems which could happen are avoided.

These intelligence officers seem bent on creating mischief more than goodwill. So no wonder there is a lot of mischievous acts that had been committed by some major powers which were due simply to poor intelligence gathering methods and the horrendous information they thought they had gathered and used to influence the foreign policies of their countries.

If they had done a good job, most of the political, military and economic problems faced by the world today could have been thus avoided.

Maybe, they did not want to avoid conflicts; they were meant to be sent on their foreign missions to spy and to sow hatred more than goodwill.

The Central Intelligence Agency of America (CIA) was created to look at the Communists and how to contain them.

They were never meant to spy on Muslim countries and individuals, because the real and most dreadful and mortal enemies of America for a long time were the Soviet Communists.

So when there were cracks formed between America and the other countries, their intelligence did not use their brains too much to try and mend them, before they become wider, until obvious faults occur which often result in outright war or attacks by America on foreign countries.

This is a shame, since they should know by now that wars and military attacks by America or any other major power in the world on other smaller countries can only bring disaster to themselves, too, more than to those countries that are being attacked. 

But now the same methods that they had devised are being used on the others. So no wonder, they have failed to understand what they had done to get everything wrong for their country.

To almost everybody in the world, America cannot exist without an enemy. To be heroic, they have to have an enemy, failing which they have to find one, or worse, create one.

For so long, they were the Soviet Communists. Now they must be the Muslims because their religion can be a treat to what America and the west stands for. 

Their every move puts them in a new spot where they don’t belong. Their every action now takes them to another lower level in human existence.

This is what’s wrong with the American intelligence. It is also what’s wrong with the American intelligentsia. And mostly, it is also what is wrong with America.

It is also what’s wrong with American cinema and its literature. 

The only thing that is right with them is that they do not know what’s wrong themselves anymore because they are always thinking and saying the others are always wrong. They are never wrong. The others are.

The CIA Handy books of espionage, spying, counter-spying, torture and cultural, social and religious dissent are all outdated; they are all meant for an earlier time, good to deal with the Communists.

They are not suitable to be used on the Muslims. They were all created and introduced and perfected during the Cold War with the Soviets who are concentrated and not widespread and everywhere like the Muslims who are in many countries and fragmented and assimilated in all the other non-Muslim ones, so they are not easy target for the American intelligence to target.  

So new books have to be written to suit the new enemies that America wants to create.

And the American intelligentsia is no better.

Their entertainers are the ones who are putting America on its feet. But the future of American-style entertainment particularly their films may not be rosy once if everybody else starts to think they are not funny anymore.

We have not seen the new Rudolf Valentino, the Hollywood star of the Silent Era, who liked to play an Arab who is a romantic hero in the lead in many memorable Hollywood films which are conveniently forgotten.

America can only be said to have been rehabilitated and come back to its senses, if a new Rudolf Valentino and the remakes of his films, ‘The Sheikh’, ‘The Son of Sheikh’ and the others of like nature are not done.

Hollywood, America and the Americans are still deep in coma. They had gotten themselves out of the jungles of Vietnam but they are not going out of the deserts of the Middle East anytime soon, as long as the policies of meddling in the private affairs of other countries are not stopped.

They had been meddling in the Middle East for too long. They had caused untold damage to the whole region and are also bent on expanding it beyond it. And they had also caused democracy to be trampled upon.   

As long as America and the Americans have not bothered to remember Rudolf Valentino and the type of films he had acted in during the Silent Era, America will not wake up from its long slumber and nightmare it has been having.  

Sometimes I wonder, despite the sheer size of its intelligentsia, and having some of the finest universities in the world, if America is still back and stuck at the Stone Age. Maybe intelligence is bad for America and the Americans.

Their leaders had tried to pain Islam and Muslims as being stuck in the Stone Age, yet, they are the ones who are, with their policies and military adventures which had caused untold damage to the lives of many whom they claim to want to free from their shackles of poverty and indecency – meaning away from their Islamic teachings.

Oh, yes, they also get some measure of support from a few of them in Europe, who are now starting to say the same.

But all these people have already forgotten the religions of their ancestors and had already trampled on their holy books and their icons long ago to feel they are superior beings because of that, so they think those who profess the Islamic faith are not as superior as they are.

They may have the finest universities and advanced industries in the world, but is America a developed civilization? Or are they just here on earth which do not have any important role to play other than to see how other countries do not progress.

This is despite the fact that they always like to claim to be the champion of democracy.

Yet, the way they behave proves that they are not so.

Therefore, America can be described as the failed democracy. They are also a failed dictatorship wannabe.

They try to impose their will too much, without care for the well-being of those whom they are persecuting, when they target leaders of countries which they had deemed to be dictators, yet, they have no compunction to persecute those around him and especially the scores and perhaps thousands and also millions of ordinary citizens.

Afghans and Iraqis have suffered tremendously because of American military aggression. Notwithstanding, the Middle East problem, which has been dragging on for so many decades, but which can never be settled because America had decided to take sides and to ignore the vanquished.

From what many can see, which is obvious, America treats its own citizens including those in the animal kingdom, with civility while persecuting those in foreign countries and abroad worse than the communists ever did, even to their own kinds, in the former Soviet Union and China.

In many ways, and by loose generalizations, America can be described as a communist state because of the types and kinds of actions that they have taken so far, using military might most of the time.

It is an instance when we can charge countries that have a large stockpile of nuclear arsenal which are using it to not only torment the other countries into submission, but also to persecute them for the slightest excuse, mostly on the pretext of wanting to police the world so those countries toe the line, while they continue to trample on it with impunity.

America is not giving democracy a good name. It has taken it to autocracy and communism, so the faint, thin line that divides the different political, economic and military ideologies are not only blurred but totally removed altogether.

It is sad, for the founding fathers of the country – America – for not anticipating how democracy which they had tried to promote amongst themselves and which their subsequent leaders had wanted to export to the rest of the world, often by force, has failed.

How on earth can democracy be exported by force and by using military might? Only the communists could do this, yet, they still failed.

Democracy must be exported in the kindest manner, or else it is not democracy, but American democracy.

From what they have been doing in recent times, using Muslims to bring out the worst from them, we can now decide if America really and truly subscribe to the concepts of Democracy that we know of. And that it is no more a Dictatorship Wannabe.

America has failed in both attempts, to be a true democracy and a lousy dictatorship.

Where are their thinkers? Where are their senior intelligence officers?

Haven’t they all realized that the world has changed pretty much since the Vietnam War?

Don’t they want to know that the European’s Journey of Hope had ended which caused the near collapse of their civilization?

And why is America trying to take the Journey of Hope as their own philosophy and strategy to rule the world?

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