Tuesday, May 27, 2008

No End in Sight | how and what went wrong in Iraq War

The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge. - Stephen Hawking

honestly when i read the stereotyped media reports on the violence in Iraq or Afghanistan where the suicide bombing, killing and all sorts of violence is somehow tried to be portrayed as something linked with religious extremism ... i don't get it. with all my somewhat familiarity with islam and islamic teachings, it absolutely makes no sense how such act of violence can be sanctioned or even brain-washed through any kind of religious connection, no matter how extreme or how fanatic it can be pushed to.

there is this notion in the media where using religious classification like Islamic Militia, Exteremist, Shia, Sunni, Mahdi Army it gives a whole picture as if all the violence is totally linked to religion of islam. but only if we look beyond the surface and what appears, we can easily see the truth of the matter and surprisingly it has very little to do with religion but more to do with social injustice and economic hardship. such ignorance is used in wholesale to propagate fear for political gain and keep people away from real agenda and in turn it create islamophobia and victimize the religion of islam and muslims.

Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd. - Bertrand Russell

there are few very good documentaries came out recently on the war in Iraq and recently i had a chance to watch NO END IN SIGHT directed by Charles Ferguson. Mr. Ferguson, a former Brookings Institution scholar with a doctorate in political science, presents familiar material with impressive concision and impact, offering a clear, temperate and devastating account of high-level arrogance and incompetence. its a no-nonsense revelatory and absolutely vital film that sheds light on the real situation out there.

The documentary won a special jury prize for documentaries at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for an Oscar in 2008 in the documentary feature film category. i would strongly recommend to watch it. its available online as well.

[>] Watch the whole documentary via Google Video
1 hr 41 minutes

Pass it on | given the current global situation with war, poverty, global warming, it is very important to spread the consciousness and to dispel the ignorance even it is to just one person. to spread the consciousness one to one has always been the model.

it is important for planetary awakening and our collective future on this planet. consciousness of each human individual being can not be ignored.

also we can not ignore the collective negative karma we are creating and dumping on the planet because it belongs to all. we can not ignore the on going mass-raping of the planet with our greed by destroying its environment, ecology and human beings through arrogance and ignorance in the name of modernization and war.

to be conscious of whats going on in the planet is a sacred responsibility because this planet is a sacred place. inflicting pain on the globe itself translated to more suffering to everything and everyone the planet holds. just as for individual, being mindful of our inner states is necessary, so also it applies for world citizens to be mindful and conscious of whats happening on the planet.

by sharing the consciousness about truth and contributing to dispel ignorance is a vital contribution to make. so please spread the word. human mind is unbelievably powerful and each human being is the microcosm. thus the consciousness we can pass on to each individual has far greater cosmic consequences than we can imagine.

it is necessary for the planetary awakening that we understand the truth from all level in everything (after all everything is spiritual); it is necessary that we no longer feed ourselves with the lies but awaken to truth. truth is Divine and everything that is created is created with truth.

. No End in Sight official website
. At the Movies Reviews
. NY Times Review | No End in Sight
. on PBS
. buy the DVD Pin It Now!