Showing posts with label American. Show all posts
Showing posts with label American. Show all posts

Friday, January 20, 2017

Obama's Final Legacy

As we are bidding farewell to the first-ever African American president in US history, Barack Obama, it begets us to look back at his legacy. While most of the things that he promised to do during his campaign trail, he was unsuccessful to complete them, it is very interesting to look at the things that he is doing just before leaving Oval Office. 

One of those campaign promises of his was shutting down Guantanamo Bay (Gitmo) prison. While the use of extreme torture may violate human rights, it ought to be asked whether or not those terrorists who were involved in terrible terrorist activities could be considered human beings like any other of us. But that's a different question for a different day. What got attention for many people like me was the fact that Obama is releasing those Gitmo prisoners to the world just before leaving office. Right after getting out of the prison, they are heading back to the Middle East (Saudi Arabia, UAE etc).
Now ask yourself, if you were imprisoned for years for terrorism regardless of your innocence or guilt, once you're released, would you not be attempting to take revenge for what you have gone through? Wouldn't it be fair to say that those released individuals might go back to al-Qaeda or ISIS to carry out the next terrorist plot? Who would take the blame for that? Rather, who would be responsible for the deaths or injuries that might ensue because of these releases? 

On top of that Obama commuted the sentence of one of the modern-day traitors (Chelsea Manning) for the country in the last week of his presidency. What does that show for the country? Well, it presents a picture to other future leakers of confidential information that they can do away with releasing sensitive governmental information with no possibility of full punishment. If that is not encouraging more engagement from countries like Russia to hack into American governmental systems, then what is? If that is not an inspiration for other traitors out there who are afraid to come back to the US, then what is? 

I hope to be proved wrong for my prediction. But this prediction does happen, remember you heard it from here first. 

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Who's for the people?

We generally hear in the media that Democrats are very caring for the American people. Regardless of how much they actually do care for the people, our general stereotyping makes them very complacent.
What's your take on this?


Wednesday, December 09, 2015

'Better late than never'

Due to various consequences of the past few decades, it is quite clear that the US is not a leading figure in global economy, education etc. The sooner the think-tanks of the US realize this, the better they can approach the issue in solving that.


Monday, December 07, 2015

GOP figures: as bold as they can be...

I agree with the stand that Congressman Joe Walsh has taken. When you believe in something, you cannot sacrifice that belief to please someone else. Then that means you don't actually have the initial belief that you have been saying previously. If Americans who believe in free speech, freedom of religion, freedom of expression, then Joe Walsh has the right to say these things to express his views.

Along with Congressman, current GOP presidential candidate, Senator Ted Cruz, vowed to kill extremist, jihadist Islamists if he's elected president during a new campaign ad.

Another hopeful GOP presidential candidate, former Governor George Pataki said during a tweet that he would declare 'war on radical Islam' if he were a president now.

It is quite clear from the GOP that what this Obama administration is doing, in terms of tackling radical Islam issue is nothing but defensive in its measures. Though you may not agree with Republicans all the time, but this is something that all sane Americans must agree on. We need a leader who would stand up against extremist Islamists to combat them till there is no more of them.


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Hindus of NYC...let's leave the city

Yes, it's done. The mayor, Bill de Blasio, has openly proved discrimination for part of his constituents with the latest official holiday on lunar new year. Previously, back in March, he had already passed legislation to give two days off for the holy days of Eid for Muslims. As a Hindu born in a discriminated Bangladesh as a minority, coming to the US gave a new hope with equal opportunity and rights. With the naturalized citizenship process, that hope became more dense that no matter what religion, race, gender or nationality you may have, rights and opportunities are distributed evenly in this "land of the free".

Saturday, August 23, 2014

12 Years A Slave

সংবিধিবদ্ধ সতর্কীকরণ:
আগেই বলে নিচ্ছি নিচের লেখাটি গত বছরের Oscar বিজয়ী 12 Years A Slave নিয়ে রচিত। কেউ যদি এটি না দেখে থাকেন এবং দেখার ইচ্ছা আছে ও ঘটনা আগে জেনে ফেলতে ইচ্ছুক নন, তারা বাকি আর পড়ার প্রয়োজন নেই। আর যদি মনে করেন, এটি দেখার কোনো ইচ্ছা নেই বা ঘটনা আগে জেনে ফেললে কোনো সমস্যা নেই, তারা পড়া চালিয়ে যেতে পারেন।