(MENAFN - Arab Times) Most dictators took over governance under the guise of democratic practice, which quickly turned into dictatorship. Hitler rose to power through the parliamentary majority only to transform Germany into a Nazi country, making the Germans and all Europeans pay dearly for this move. Mussolini also took the mantle of leadership through the ballot but later pushed Italy towards horrendous fascism.
Both leaders did not wreak havoc in their countries alone. They extended their destructive hands to cover the whole Europe and dragged the world into war, resulting in the loss of millions of lives. Prior to the reign of these two leaders, the Russian communists hijacked the government by raising sugar-coated slogans to persuade the people of Russia. They abolished the monarchy and exterminated the Czar's family, and the leaders later turned into tyrants who sucked the blood of their subjects to remain in power.
The Arab World in the 20th century was not better than despotic Europe. Abdul-Nasser assumed the highest leadership post in Egypt through slogans and tanks like Gaddafi, Saddam Hussein and Hafiz Al-Assad. They all claimed to be 'messiahs' as they promised to rescue their people from hunger, poverty and illiteracy, in addition to protecting them against corrupt officials, bribe-takers and those who embezzled public funds. They claimed to be opening the door of freedom for citizens, but they actually did the opposite. The reign of all these leaders did not end well because they have become 'lessons' for anybody who tries to deceive the citizens just to hold on to power.
Unfortunately, we are currently living in Kuwait under the control of the majority bloc where we experience part of what many Europeans and other Arabs have suffered earlier. We don't know what this bloc wants from Kuwait after winning elections through agendas based on allegations against its predecessor. The members of this bloc have accused the former majority of bribery and corruption, alleging the latter received millions of dinar from His Highness Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad. They even referred to the supposed bribery as the 'multimillion deposit scam'. They created an impression that the accused became millionaires in the blink of an eye, while they misappropriate public funds in the absence of an effective monitoring mechanism. Those who have been accused wrongly are now waiting for the decision of the Public Prosecution before filing a lawsuit against the people who dragged them into the case which has yet to be established.
After making all these moves, what else do these people want from Kuwait? When they fabricated the 'money laundering' case against Sheikh Nasser, they went a step further - up to the extent of hinting that the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) is being 'commercialized' as if the former prime minister held its key. They alleged that part of the controversial money transfers were taken from the personal accounts of the ex-premier in a local bank, but the truth was unveiled to everybody when the Ministers Court probed into the issue, leading to the dismissal of the case.
The lawmakers, who are supposed to be enacting laws in the interest of the people, have missed a certain point - that personal accounts are not opened at the Central Bank, while the accounts of HH the Amir, Crown Prince and Prime Minister are institutional as the normal practice in other countries across the globe. As per the secret accounts and numbers presented in this regard, these are confidential expenditures related to national security and leadership activities. The money, which was sent to six embassies within six years, amounted to KD 75 million, and the court did not see any wrongdoing in such steps.
However, the court verdict was not enough to stop the fabricators of the case as they quickly dismissed the decision. MP Musallam Al-Barrak said he does not acknowledge the court, while claiming success in ousting the former prime minister. Yet, His Highness the Amir 'punctured' the inflated ego of the lawmaker by appointing Sheikh Nasser as his representative at the commemoration of 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II on the throne. Al-Barrak has also indicted himself by threatening to drag Al-Shammali to the Ministers Court. How can somebody who does not believe in this drag ministers into it?
Sheikh Nasser made a wise decision when he resigned to avoid undue face-off after realizing their lies have started irritating the public. He decided to step down in the interest of Kuwait, but they erroneously thought they have succeeded in ousting him and taking him away from governance. Actually, the reverse happened because he remains part of the decision-makers.
What do those people want from Kuwait? They are not contented with the crimes they have committed and their unjust treatment of some people, so they continue to escalate tension, up to the point of demanding amendment of the Constitution in a manner that affects the prerogatives of the Amir. The action revealed their destructive struggle to amend Article 79 of the Constitution but they received the right response from the Amir, prompting them to execute another vicious plan by talking about the abolition of the Ministers Court and amendment of the Constitutional Court Law to enable them to control the judiciary.
These impostors have been trying to close the 'windows' of the Constitution. They once tried to sue anybody who opposed their wishes, while at another time they demanded for the detention of whoever refused to submit to the whims of their investigative committees. On the other hand, they always reject requests from the Public Prosecution to lift the parliamentary immunity of any of them, yet they rush to take a similar step when the minority bloc members are involved. Is this the kind of democracy they have been clamoring for?
What do they want from Kuwait? We raise this question every time we see them spreading corruption in the country. They started by using Erada Square to 'falsify' the desires of citizens, while the investigative committees reveal some hidden issues and question many ambassadors. After failing to find any incriminating evidence, one of them asked an ambassador to provide them any information to ensure the ruling family goes, so they remain in power. They even threatened to take drastic measures against the ministers, who responded to their invitation, when the latter said they had no information on the money transfers. Following this line of thought, we can deduce that whoever says I don't know is considered to have given a legal opinion.
What do they want from Kuwait? They have hampered development efforts and the implementation of projects, while causing enormous losses to the country over the last few years. The latest of which is the Dow Chemical project, which they said will only scale through over their dead bodies, although many people affirmed it was a lucrative project that would have been beneficial to the country. Al-Sa'adoun, Al-Barrak and their cohorts were adamant in committing the unforgivable blunder. They had turned around, pointing accusatory fingers at Sheikh Nasser and his cabinet. Do they wish Kuwait and its people well?
Did they not depict State officials and employees as thieves, while creating an impression that Kuwaiti institutions are full of rogues? Did they not accuse officials at the social insurance authority of misappropriation and stealing of public funds, while talking about the foreign investments in a manner that even drunkards will never do?
Again, we urge His Highness the Amir to leave them and deny them the opportunity of using dissolution of the National Assembly as escape route to commit more crimes. At this point, people will challenge them, so they will be condemned into the dustbin of history since their true colors have been exposed; something that happens to anyone who sells his country.