Written By: Sajjad Shaukat
Taking note of the acts of terrorism in San Bernardino, Orlando, Paris, Brussels, Munich and Nice, Pakistani author Sajjad Shaukat said in a detailed statement that in his research-based book, “US vs Islamic, Invisible Balance of Power: Dangerous Shift in International Relations,” which was first published in 2005, he had already predicted terror attacks in the US and Europe.
Shaukat elaborated that these terror-attacks cannot be seen in isolation, as the same are part of some other related-developments, as he analyzed in the book.
Explaining previous developments, the author wrote that injustices of the New World Order and anti-Muslim policies had already been started by the American former President Bush, (The Senior) when the United States emerged as the sole superpower in the unipolar world after the disintegration of the former Soviet Union.
Mentioning other developments and terror-events such as the manipulation of the 9/11 tragedy by the US President George W. Bush, neoconservatives and Israeli lobbies against the Muslims and Islamic countries, occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq by the US-led Western countries (NATO), their brutal tactics like heavy air bombardment and ground shelling by the sophisticated war machinery, including special military operations and extra-judicial assassinations which killed several innocent Muslims in these countries and other states like Somalia, Yemen etc. where America was indirectly involved, and exploitation of the global war on terror by Israel and India who accelerated state terrorism in the occupied territories of the Palestine and Kashmir, and in response, the guerilla warfare by the Muslim radicals, exchange of firings and suicide attacks on the Western installations and nationals in the occupied countries and in various vulnerable Islamic countries and Philippines, Shaukat has already pointed out that it was due to this faulty strategy which organized the Islamic militant outfits like Al-Qaeda on global and regional level, having links with one another.
Such a policy of the US-led state terrorism also resulted into more recruitment by the militant groups who began checking the hegemony of America—inequalities of the US-led world’s status quo like a state actor since the 9/11 tragedy, and counterbalanced the power of the sole superpower in another way. Read more >>