Nasser Abdo: Victim of America’s Pornography obsession
Nasser Abdo is a Muslim, and a soldier in the American army. In 2010 Nasser applied for Conscientious Objector (C.O.) status from the U.S. Army. He refused to be a part of the unit that was being deployed to Afghanistan, because, he exclaims, as a Muslim he is forbidden to kill Muslims.
I don’t believe I can involve myself in an army that wages war against Muslims. I don’t believe I could sleep at night if I take part, in any way, in the killing of a Muslim.
Just as his Conscientious Objector status was approved by the U.S. Army, images of Child Pornography was allegedly found in his government issued computer.
“It has been nearly 10 months since the investigation started and I am only now being charged with child pornography when my C.O. claim is approved. I think that all sounds pretty fishy,” says Abdo.
Fishy indeed it is, that the Military had to wait 10 months to check the content of his Computer. Given that the U.S. is so concerned about its Security, and the fact that just 20 months ago, another Muslim soldier, Nidal Malik Hasan, had opened fire at Fort Hood, killing 13 people and wounding 29 others, it is not easy to digest the U.S. Army’s claim that they found porn materials only two days after Abdo was approved by the Secretary of the Army as a conscientious objector.
He’s now pending court-martial for alleged possession of child pornography, his discharge will not be approved until all disciplinary actions have been resolved.
Nasser’s is not a peculiar case, and he is definitely not the first victim of America’s obsession with Pornography. Days after the Seal Team 6 raided the Abbottabad compound of Usama bin Laden, the U.S. commandos claimed that they found a fairly “extensive” and “modern” porn stash. But what these commondos or officials were unable to explain was, how there came to be an “extensive” stash of electronic porn in a house, which according to the U.S. itself had no internet connection.
In 2003, during the Invasion of Iraq, the CIA, came up with a number of ideas to malign Saddam Hussein’s image in the eyes of Iraqi people. According to this Washington post report:
One was to create a video purporting to show the Iraqi dictator having sex with a teenage boy, according to two former CIA officials familiar with the project.“It would look like it was taken by a hidden camera,” said one of the former officials. “Very grainy, like it was a secret videotaping of a sex session.”The idea was to then “flood Iraq with the videos,” the former official said.
The report also says, that the CIA spooks made a video showing Usama bin Laden and his companions sitting around a camp-fire and drinking liquor with teenage boys. The actors were drawn from “some of us darker-skinned employees,” a former CIA official said. Do I even have to tell why they did this?
It’s not just Muslims that America’s porn obsession has victimised, there are non-Muslims too. Back in 1989, during U.S’s first ‘War on Terror,’ Manuel Noriega, the CIA installed Dictator of Panama, was captured by US forces, Time magazine, which was one of the press units that was given access to Noriega’s inner privacy reported:
But other evidence suggested that the dictator was losing control of himself: U.S. troops searching his various hideouts found, along with pictures of Adolf Hitler, collections of pornography and sophisticated weapons and more than 50 kilos of cocaine. In one Noriega guesthouse, searchers found a bucket of blood and entrails, which they said may have been used for occult rites to protect him. Was the accused drug trafficker deteriorating into a megalomaniac drug user?
Michael Parenti later noted, that the pornography was Spanish language copies of Playboy(which until the invasion of Internet was many American’s daily dose), the picture of Hitler was in a Time-Life photo history of World War II. The “Voodoo” was nothing but San Blas Indian carvings, and the cocaine was tortilla flour.
These incidents show us the shabby and dubious world that the U.S. has created to protect its status and hegemony, and the fallacious tales it concocts to bring into Justice what it calls its “Enemies.” Its just time for people to wake up, and realise that what it’s told to see and believe is not always what it truly is, and as Writer and Activist, Yvonne Ridley says, “The gullible truly want to believe their government and so they do, but cynics – and they are growing in number even in America these days – recognise weak, transparent propaganda when they see it.”