Dear Br. Umar
Indeed it is very true that “God helps those who help themselves” but there is another law of God – “Law of Requital” which is also in operation, according to which “good” or “bad” deeds generates good or bad consequences for the doer.
And in the sight of God, the criteria of “Good” and “Bad” deeds are not and will not be according to the Machiavellian deity called “Self/National Interest” or Darwin’s theory of “Survival of Fittest” or prevailing economic “Dog-eat-Dog” theory. It is just a matter of time, when world will witness or already has started witnessing the consequences of deeds.
By writing - “In such a worldview, the Americans see themselves as operating in a hostile environment. And who can call them wrong?” and by quoting devilish theories and ideas of “End of History” and “Clash of Civilization”; how conveniently and callously you justified the actions of Prime Powers and distanced yourself from the sufferings of innocents.
As Benjamin Franklin said “All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent”. World heard that deafening silence when America went to war against Afghanistan and Iraq and now when the tyranny has gained its foothold, the same good conscience people are just not only remaining silent but consenting with sick, inhumane and devilish theories which are being propounded by these Zionist, Neocons and worshipper of Lucifer.
In response to your comment “Because the Afghans have continually left themselves susceptible to such attacks and can’t defend themselves, that’s why. Why can’t they defend themselves? Because God doesn’t help those who don’t help themselves.”, I would simply say the following:
- First this logic is crooked logic. Will you held Hazrat Omar, Hazrat Usman and Hazrat Ali guilty for their assassination since they had not taken any bodyguards to protect themselves? If yes then Hazrat Usman would be twice guilty and Hazrat Ali would be thrice guilty since they failed to take any heed from the death of their predecessors.
- Second, In the course of battle/war any condemnation or contempt or indifference for the aggrieved party simply goes in the favor of oppressor. I don’t think Messenger of Allah or his companions would have started condemning the archers in thick of battle, whose action of prematurely leaving their post caused the reversal in Battle of Uhud.
- Finally, Afghans knows how to defend themselves and they are defending themselves. Few centuries back Mongols had crushed the whole known civilized world of that time but they failed to make any successful inroad into Indo-Pak Subcontinent. History will repeat again in this part of world Insha-Allah, and these worshippers of Lucifer will be put to their end for all time to come.