The World-Peace - The Move Forward?

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It is indeed heartening to see the unmistakable signs of the promotion of the World-Peace despite numerous human and non-human disasters happening in the world.


Who would have expected that a recalcitrant Israeli government would agree to a UN probe into the flotilla raid? But, it has pleasantly happened, causing the progress of the peace in the West Asia. Already, the Israeli government has eased to some extent its Gaza blockade in the aftermath of the international outcry, resulting from this flotilla-fiasco, over the violation of the human-rights of the common Palestinians!

The international inquiry into the unfortunate deadly 31st May attack on a Gaza [Hamas-ruled]-bound Turkish-owned aid flotilla by the Israeli commandos killing 8 Turks and 1 Turkish-American said to have been resisting violently, shall be done by a four-person UNO panel led by the former New Zealand Prime Minister Geoffrey Palmer as chairperson and the Colombian President Alvaro Uribe as vice chairperson with 1 Turk and 1 Israeli as its members, with the mandate to submit its report by the mid-September, 2010.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian President said, "We are ready to sit down with Mr Obama face-to-face and put the global issues on the table, man-to-man, freely and in front of the media and see whose solutions are better."

This statement reflects clearly the desire of the ruling establishment to come out of the current impasse with the USA. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian President is said to be a populist leader who is unpopular with both the Hardliners and the Reformists. This is only to be expected because Mahmoud Ahmadinejad appears to be actually trying to make Iran a modern nation-State, but without appearing to have been sold out to the Reformists, in an approach of trying to retain the support of the Hardliners.

Naturally, he cannot reform Iran 100% because then he would be chucked out by the Hardliners. This approach is seen as him playing into the hands of the Hardliners by the Reformists. This makes him unpopular with the Reformists. The Hardliners, on the other hand seem to be peeved at his Reformist zeal and so they too seem to be dead against him.

It's only the majority-constituting ordinary Iranians who seem to be happy with him because of the populist measures put in place by him.

His above-quoted statement is a positive chance for the White House to seize the opportunity. Obama would be prudent enough to open up a constructive dialogue, if not an outright debate-challenge, immediately with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian President. Such peace-opportunities crop up rarely. The Wise statespersons do take advantage of such peace-building breaks in the interests of the world-peace.

One more unmistakable sign of the promotion of the world-peace can be seen in the USA's decision to send an envoy on 6th of August, 2010 to commemorate the Uranium-bombing of the Japanese city Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 and Nagasaki on August 9, 1945, any such first and the only Atomic attacks on human population anywhere in the world. This noble gesture by the USA can certainly be seen as the Healing Touch for Japanese people after a period of 65 years by the USA.

It would be enriching to know a bit about these two incidents. The USA air force detonated the Uranium-bomb called ‘the Little Boy' 1,890 feet above the city of Hiroshima at 8:15 am on the 6th of August, 1945 through the gun-barrel method. The explosion affected the area within a radius of 2.5 km and caused 90,000 deaths immediately followed by 1,40,000 more deaths within few coming months. The harmful radiation from the Little Boy proved more devastating, as it could spread easily all around in view of the presence of a flat terrain.

The USA plane detonated the Plutonium-bomb called ‘the Fat Man' 1,800 feet above the city of Nagasaki at 11:02 am on the 9th of August, 1945 through the Implosion-method. The Fat Man hit the area within a radius of 2 km worst, caused the death of 40,000 people instantly followed by the death of 70,000 more people within months. Here, the casualties were minimized due to the presence of the hilly terrain which prevented the spreading of the resultant harmful radiation over a larger swath of geographical area.

The hard line Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, perceived to be behind the current J & K turmoil, has been released from the Jail by Omar Abdullah, the J & K Chief Minister. Notwithstanding his long-held hard line position on getting the plebiscite done for the entire Kashmiri population to decide whether to join India or Pakistan in terms of the 1948 United Nations Security Council Resolutions, has now mercifully and peacefully issued an appeal to the people of the J & K to eschew violence that has already resulted into the death of 49 civilians in the last 3 months.

Syed Ali Shah Geelani said, "People should hold peaceful demonstrations and if they are stopped by the police, they should sit down on the roads, raise their hands and ask the police to shoot them. It will be far more effective."

Fair enough for the cause of the peace in this part of the world. A peaceful demonstration would ensure no damage to the public property or the loss of lives of the security personnel.

Also, Syed Ali Shah Geelani's this peaceful approach ensures that the security personnel aren't left with any motivation or incentive to kill the protesting civilians. Already, indications are that his release from the prison and his consequent peace-appeal has reduced the incidents of stone-pelting in the state and minimized the human casualties.

We do sense a sense of the peace on the Indian government-Maoist front, also. Of late, there have been no big casualties on this front. The Indian government seems to have been spared by the opposition which was hell-bent upon blocking the parliamentary proceedings as usual, on the price-issue. This seems to have brought some peace on this front, too.

Additionally, the dirty political game of the allegations-counter allegations over the Common Wealth Games Corruption scandal has for the time being buried till these games are over in New Delhi. The warring leaders have decided to open up their shrill mouths only after the end of these games. The Indian government seems to have got some peace on this count till then.

[3].The Conclusion:

It seems fairly enough that prayers of all those who are meditating and praying collectively or individually for the world-peace are being answered by the Almighty. Now, it is high time that the politically powerful ones on the globe ensured this peace process was kept going on the positive higher side.

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