At peace with itself under God and the (national) flagFreed of the pest of foreign exploitation, but willing to absorb all who sincerely wish to share in the divine gift of its natural resources and the enlightenment of all its peopleLet us pray you live long enough to see that day dawn, Salvo my son. John Le Carre, The Mission Song Pakistan, and for that matter the entire Islamic world, needs to strive hard, as a matter of a fundamental policy objective, to get out of the darkness of Western hypocrisy and into the heart of lightness. But such an endeavour would stipulate that we do a self-cleansing first. For we live in an extremely precarious time in global politics under Barack Obamas leadership of the Western Block. Ironically, though Obama was hailed as the prophet of change and peace, he has turned out to be a 'prophet of mendacity - a politically incorrect leader at the helm of global affairs laden with untruthfulness, duplicity, contradictions, falsehood and a global vision of American power incompatible with the present-day world of peoples awakened consciousness. Consequently, the present generation and our future generations are in danger of unprecedented upheaval and destruction of their social, cultural, economic and political existence. Do we wish to change this scenario? The choice is ours Let us be absolutely clear: There is not a chance in hell for the Islamic nations, most specifically Pakistan, to see the day dawn when the exploitation of their natural resources and enlightenment of all their people will be allowed to happen. Unless, of course, the white nations transform their ideological and hypocritical political behaviour towards the non-white humanity (and the chances of that are almost nil), or the masses in Third World countries pull themselves out of the darkness of Western hypocrisy and patronage and into the heart of lightness by relentless and endless zealousness towards peoples democratic revolutions. In the process, the indigenous power structures in many Third World and Muslim nations will have to be completely razed and new leaderships will have to emerge from within this revolutionary political, economic and cultural renaissance and discourse. Western hypocrisy is so obvious, dubious, and blatant now, thanks in part to global information resourcefulness, that a debate on the issue is simply a waste of time. Western political ideological objectives have become so intense and demanding, in fact obtrusive, that their capacity to participate even in a symbolic act of human reconciliation seems a fraudulent attempt at some kind of political deceit. Deliberate, if you will, on contradictions that daily plague Western political conduct: Take for instance, Obamas recent commitment to the Palestinian state on 1967 borders. But the US President did not set a date for the Palestinian state to emerge as a full-fledged member of the community of nations. That most important aspect in the creation of a Palestinian nation-state is left for another indefinite period of time subject to US-Western European-Israeli manipulations, terms and conditions to be imposed, concessions to be demanded, and covert operations to be undertaken to undermine the peoples revolutions going on in the entire Middle East. Watch out, I will bet my top dollar that somewhere in small letters or in subdued craftily designed rhetorical imprint, Obama must have demanded that Hamas, the truly democratic representative of the Palestinian people, are denied a political role in the creation of their nationhood - consequently, disenfranchising the nationalist democratic participation of the people in the making of their own nation - which has already been denied to them in an unprecedented historical chronicle of violence, destruction and injustice. The entire process is to be designed to ensure Israeli political-military superiority in the Middle Easts balance of power and the US-Wests hegemony in the region. Peace is simply a word: What is important is how the notion of peace is conceptualised in the real world of interaction and mutual political discourse between nations. For Obama and his allies in the West, peace is meant to be the US-Wests selective hegemony and superiority in the conducting of global affairs: Unquestioned, complete, unchallenged, unilateral, uncompromising, unconditional, and above all, undeniable in all of its political, economic and ideological manifestations. The entire Muslim world is now being organised to be completely subservient to Obama-Cameron-Sarkozy dictates. No questions to be asked - simply to be obeyed. End of story. The political script for all of the Muslim nations is to be authored by Obama and his allies. This incessant and incendiary attitude of political incorrectness and management of global politics at the hands of the Obama administration and the Presidents personal political doctrine is all too visible in relation to USAs most recent policy direction towards Pakistan. Are we in July 1914? asks Webster G. Tarpley, in a recently authored analytical article in the context of Obamas assault against Pakistans sovereignty. Tarpley compares Obamas actions with the crisis leading to World War I.Many Americans fondly imagine that the alleged death of bin Laden marks the end of the war on terror.Instead, the bin Laden operation has clearly ushered in a new strategic emergency. He goes further in warning that a world political crisis is in the offing as Obama continues to unravel his Pakistan policy with flagrant provocations against this nation and at the same time manipulating and organising a domestic propaganda campaign to enhance his popularity among American voters for his second-term presidential bid. many Left liberals of the peace movements are variously supporting Obamas bloody aggression in Libya or even celebrating him as a more effective warmonger than Bush-Cheney because of his supposed success at the expense of bin Laden. In reality, if there were a time to mobilise, to stop a new and wider war, this is it. Chomsky has alluded to Obamas recent foreign policy strategy towards Pakistan as violation of international law and the UN preamble on human rights. Anatol Lieven, a leading US authority on Pak-US relations, notes: If the US ever put Pakistani soldiers in a position where they felt that honour and patriotism required them to fight America, many would be very glad to do so. Ironically and tragically, Obama has already crossed the limits of civilised global political behaviour for his personal political gains, endangering world peace and igniting another military conflict and a possible war of inexplicable consequences in South Asia, triggering a worldwide military confrontation. For Pakistan, the time has arrived to take drastic military-political steps to let the Americans know, in no uncertain terms, that the Obama administrations behaviour is unacceptable and that Pakistan will defend itself as well as retaliate with full military force, with all that is available to it, for any further violation of its territory, sovereignty or any future US-NATO-Indian military, overt or covert, misadventures. Consider the immense dangers and threats to Pakistans existence that Obamas policy poses to this nation: The President has already approved sneak attacks against Pakistans nuclear assets, a US-NATO helicopter has recently violated this countrys airspace injuring two soldiers, drone attacks continue killing and wounding innocent civilians, the US Special Envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan has rejected Islamabads call to stop border violations, American covert CIA activities with the collaboration of Indian and Israeli intelligence agencies are accelerating on a daily basis in the form of so-called Taliban attack all over the country, and in the post-bin Laden episode (dramatised, not real) Obama has declared more possible assaults on Pakistans territory under the pretext that an Al-Qaeda Chief resides in Waziristan. The question to be put to Obama is: How many more will you kill? How much more turmoil and devastation will you inflict on humanity? When will you give peace a chance? But first and foremost, we have to do a thorough cleansing of our own in the corridors of power in Pakistan because there is no such thing as half a birth Now we must get out of the darkness of Western hypocrisy and move into the heart of lightness Or doomsday is staring us in the face The choice is ours As Imran Khan has said, let us retake Pakistan The writer is a professor, political analyst and conflict management expert. Email: