Egyptian Government Daily: If Bush Wants to Save the World from Terrorism, He Must Begin by Dismantling the Biggest Terrorist Organization of All - The
In an op-ed in the Egyptian government daily Al-Akhbar, columnist Ayman
Hamam wrote that the world would be saved from terrorism by the destruction
of the CIA, which she defined as the biggest terrorist organization of
The following is a translation of her op-ed: (2)
"When I investigated the recent history of the annals of terrorism, and its
definition and meaning, I found a people that had been utterly destroyed -
the Indians. On their corpses the American state was built; in it the racist
terrorism [of discrimination between] 'black' and 'white' emerged.
Afterwards, America's terrorism turned eastward, in order to strike two
cities - Hiroshima and Nagasaki - with atom bombs, destroying and harming
over 200,000 Japanese.
"At the end of World War II, after the death of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler,
the American air force bombed the German city of Dresden, even though the
Russian [Army] had already crossed it and it was no longer an [active]
military target. The bombing caused the killing of more than 150,000 German
"I saw America's war on Vietnam, when [America began] to take an interest in
the East and the Middle East, and adopted terrorism [while using] all means,
legitimate and illegitimate. [This] began with its destructive films that
entered every home and [was also carried out via] the Balfour declaration,
which gave birth to Israel - which America adopted as [its protégée] and one
of its states. It was America that created bin Laden.
"Similarly, America encouraged Saddam Hussein to occupy Kuwait, entered Iraq
on the pretext of a war on terror, caught and imprisoned Saddam, and is
still fighting terrorism - and what terrorism!!
"Nausea and revulsion arose in September 2001 when the American president
George Bush declared war on terrorism, and when he undertook to destroy
every terrorist organization. If Bush really wants to realize this lofty
goal in order to give the world respite from terror, he must begin by
destroying the biggest terror organization, and that is the American Central
Intelligence Agency - the CIA. This way, he will save the world from
(1) Ayman Hamam is a previous contributor to Al-Ahram Weekly, on the subject
of filmmaking in the Arab world.
(2) Al-Akhbar (Egypt), September 2, 2005.
MEMRI - Special Dispatch - Egypt/U.S. & Middle East September 13, 2005