Russia seems to have finally decided to end uni-polar supremacy of USA and its almost colonial like policy of interference in Middle East, redrawing geographical boundaries, seeking regime changes and in the process creating so much turmoil that today peace in region is in shatters and extremism and terrorism unleashed by groups such as ISIS or DAISH. It is unfortunate that US ambition to control oil reserves in Mid-East and its tunnel vision of securing Israel and supporting its Hitler-esque unleashing of terror on Palestinians has provided an opportunity for terrorism to fill vacuum created by mindless destruction of comparatively stable regimes that existed in Libya, Iraq and its failed attempt of regime change in Syria.

One can only hope that Russia re-emerges as a balancing world power, in partnership with China, seeking a more reformed and constructive role in restoring world peace, while political leadership of USA starts following in letter and spirit shining principles laid down by their Founding Fathers such as George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and men like Martin Luther King, instead of mediocrity like George Bush etc. It is birth right of every human being to practice their faith, live securely within their countries, with no right of interference by any other country, however powerful they might, including those who are permanent members of Security Council.

Millions of refugees are today fleeing Syria and Iraq, to seek for themselves their basic right to live, free from torments of war, and in the process thousands have died while fleeing to Europe in overcrowded boats.

The sufferings of Muslim world have increased manifold since collapse of former Soviet Union. Millions have died in merciless wars unleashed upon countries on fake charges such as Weapons of Mass Destruction etc. It does not shake conscience of Western World, when their rulers turn a blind eye to destruction and massive loss of civilian lives by missiles and ruthless aerial bombing of Palestinian civilians living in what is nothing but a large concentration camp called Gaza by Israel. In the process nobody who lives in region is safe, including Israel.

ALI MALIK TARIQ,

Lahore, September 20.