Rahul Mahajan (the blogger) – USA

(Disambiguate with Rahul Mahajan, the son of Pramod Mahajan, a prominent Indian politician)

Rahul Mahajan is a noted American blogger and author of The New Crusade: America’s War on Terrorism, and Full Spectrum Dominance (also on wikipedia). He has a PhD in particle physics from the University of Texas at Austin … He currently serves on the Administrative Committee of anti-war coalition United for Peace and Justice, the Board of Directors of Peace Action and the Advisory Board of website Occupation watch. In 2002 he ran as the Green Party of the US candidate for governor of Texas. Mahajan has been particularly involved in campaigning around issues relating to Iraq. He was an opponent of the sanctions regime imposed on Iraq under the auspices of the UN during the 1990s. He was actively involved in opposition to the 2003 invasion of Iraq and has remained an outspoken critic of the ongoing occupation. He has travelled to Iraq twice and reported from Fallujah during the siege in the month of April 2004. (full text).

Rahul Mahajan, is an independent journalist and author of Full Spectrum Dominance: U.S. Power in Iraq and Beyond (Seven Stories). He has a Ph.D. in particle physics and teaches at New York University. He runs a blog called Empire Notes. He has been to Iraq twice and reported from Fallujah during the siege in April 2004. (Selves and Others).

Download the audio: Rahul Mahajan’s Interview (and other interviews on The Progressive).

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Rahul Mahajan (the blogger) – USA

He says about himself: “Still Thinking … Like to explore new horizons, innovate science. Enjoy to work on innovative concepts in technology. Latest passion: Mobile computing and Artificial Learning (on his blog JSF Future and my experience). His other blogs: Empire Notes; Rahul Mahajan on Blogger.com.

He says also:… “The United States has completely lost control, and even the mildest of people are now absolutely enraged at what is being done in Fallujah, and want the United States out…anyone that didn’t have a gun today could pick up a gun tomorrow” … and: frankly, I don’t do anything to protect myself. I have the slight advantage that I look very much like many Iraqis. There are — a lot of them are darker skinned and indistinguishable from an Indian, which is my origin, so if I play deaf and dumb, I’m not particularly a target. Others, women, there’s — you won’t find a single foreign white woman in Iraq who doesn’t wear a head scarf whenever she leaves. You will see Iraqi women without a head scarf. You will never see an American woman without one. I have heard that even some of the more delicate-featured men, with very striking blond hair, do the same thing. But, in general, there’s nothing you can do to protect yourself. Everybody’s got a kalashnikov, and it’s just of matter of luck. I just try to keep my head down … (full long interview text, April 13, 2004).

His book: The New Crusade: America’s War on Terrorism.

Find him and his publications (please disambiguate this results with Rahul Mahajan of India, the son of Pramod Mahajan, a prominent Indian politician): on amazon (with 69 results); on Zspace; on Selves and Others; on the free dictionary; on Google Group-search.

Weblinks concerning the technical side of his professional activity:

And he says:… “I personally don’t think that Zarqawi and factions like that that are trying to incite a Sunni-Shia civil war are actually helping the Iraqis against their enemy, but it’s perfectly understandable that in a situation where they are occupied and they see one of their primary problems as the presence of massive numbers of foreign fighters from the United States and Britain, that that is how they’re going to see Zarqawi, that there’s going to be an inability for the resistance to separate itself completely from small sectarian terrorist factions. There’s going to be an inability for the Iraqi people to try to deal with that because it’s very difficult for them to disentangle, in a sense, that these people as—disentangle them as in their minds as being their allies. This is why—this is one of the reasons why in order to bring any kind of clarity to this situation, the United States has to withdraw. If it withdraws and part of the settlement is, in fact, that all Iraqi forces that will negotiate with each other, which includes the mainstream politicians now, it includes most of the resistance, it includes Muqtada al-Sadr, but it does not include Zarqawi and people like that. Then as the U.S. is withdrawing, and these other factions can easily come together and negotiate and agree to deal with the terrorism problem they have. In the absence of a withdrawal, however, just the reverse dynamic happens, and more and more of the resistance factions feel as if Zarqawi is on their side” … (full long interview text).

Iraqi Untermenschen, April 11, 2004.

links:

The Iraq body count (and its Homepage);

Faulty Towers of Belief, Part II: Rebuilding the Road to Freedom of Reason, by Laurie A. Manwell, 64 pages;

Americans of Indian descent;

Particle physicists;

e-mails of a Justice hungry Scholar;

Google download books:

Concerning Iraq, war and the empire:

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