Interim Assessment of the Highly Successful Destruction of Iraq Due
Kurt Nimmo | July 12, 2007
Once again, they take us for complete idiots. “A progress report on Iraq will conclude that the U.S.-backed government in Baghdad has not met any of its targets for political, economic and other reform, speeding up the Bush administration's reckoning on what to do next, a U.S. official said Monday,” reports NBC News, the corporate media propaganda outlet owned and operated by General Electric, makers of cruise missiles, Stealth bombers, B-52 bombers, AWACS, and the NAVSTAR spy satellite system, the sort of stuff used up in record numbers inside Iraq and Afghanistan, thus ensuring mega-profits for the merchants of death and destruction.
In fact, the “U.S.-backed government in Baghdad,” that is to say the U.S. puppet government in Baghdad, is doing precisely what it was cobbled together to do under the dog and pony show of purple finger democracy—absolutely nothing short of avoid car bombs and assassination attempts.
It does not take a rocket scientist to figure any of this out. After Bush Senior attacked Iraq in 1991, methodically destroying the country's power, communications, water, sewage treatment and health facilities, more than a decade of sanctions were imposed to make sure these critical services were not rebuilt and restored, thus resulting in the premeditated murder of around a million Iraqis, half of them helpless children. Bush the Lesser, of rather his coterie of neocons, have done the same this time around, albeit without sanctions but through occupation instead, an occupation promised to last for decades to come, as admitted by General David Petraeus, commander of Multi-National Force in Iraq (or rather the diminished coalition of the bribed). “Northern Ireland, I think, taught you that very well. My counterparts in your [British] forces really understand this kind of operation… It took a long time, decades,” Petraeus told the BBC.
Apparently, when he attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Petraeus' instructors did not bother to teach history, as history is replete with examples of such “operations” terminating in dismal failure due to the fact the occupied—or “liberated,” if you're a neocon—resent the persistent presence of foreign troops, especially trigger-happy yahoo and gang banger foreign troops brought up on Duke Nukem video games. Resistance is a natural. Call it Red Dawn, Iraqi style.
“The interim assessment, which will be presented on Capitol Hill on Thursday, finds the Iraqi government has failed to pass long-promised laws that Washington has called key to national cohesion and economic recovery, such as legislation that would fairly divide Iraq's oil resources,” adds Forbes. “The report also will point toward signs of hope throughout Iraq, such as a drop in sectarian killings in Baghdad and opposition to al-Qaida by tribal sheiks in Anbar province.”
“The Bush administration made plans for war and for Iraq's oil before the 9/11 attacks, sparking a policy battle between neo-cons and Big Oil,” reported Greg Palast back in March, 2005. “The industry-favored plan was pushed aside by a secret plan, drafted just before the invasion in 2003, which called for the sell-off of all of Iraq's oil fields…. The sell-off was given the green light in a secret meeting in London headed by Mr. Chalabi shortly after the US entered Baghdad, according to Robert Ebel. Mr. Ebel, a former Energy and CIA oil analyst, now a fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, told Newsnight he flew to the London meeting at the request of the State Department.”
No doubt the “interim report” on “progress” in Iraq, due to arrive tomorrow, will not make mention of this “policy battle” between thieves. Instead, we will be told once again that the damn Iraqis are screw-ups, never mind the neocons decimated their country and “al-Qaida… tribal sheiks,” at least some of them doubling as SAS operatives in wigs and Arab garb, are busy blowing up mosques and markets, per plan, and the fact they are unloved and certainly unwanted bothers them not. It will, of course, sketch out in bold lines the plan to “fairly divide Iraq's oil resources,” undoubtedly with the assistance of a few transnational oil corporations.
As James Paul writes for the Global Policy Forum, back in 2003 “Coalition governments were extremely interested in oil and that intense negotiations were going on, even while the initial fighting was still under way, to parcel out Iraq's major oil fields. The main decisions were being taken in Washington. Key players—in the UK, Australia, France and elsewhere—saw Washington as the ultimate arbiter of Iraq's oil resources,” decisions revealed in an official diplomatic cable. “Since the time of the meeting, as Coalition forces have faced a powerful insurgency, the participants' expectations of quick deals have proved illusory. Still, the document is extraordinarily valuable as a clue to what is happening at present. It provides indispensable and very precious evidence about how governments and companies have been thinking about the division of Iraqi oil in the post-war period. We see that oil companies and high political figures have been involved in intense secret negotiations, that participation in the Coalition was seen to be a key claim on future oil contracts, and that the United States government—not Iraqis—was seen to be the ultimate arbiter of Iraq's oil resources,” Paul explains.
As we know, or should if we read history, the 1916 Sykes-Picot Accord was as much about stealing oil as creating a Zionist state in the Middle East, the latter a pet project of Baron Edmond de Rothschild, known fondly in Israel as HaNadiv HaYdu'a, the “Famous Benefactor,” for spending over $50 million on settlements, a foothold that would eventually usher in the state of Israel.
It can be stated with a fair degree with accuracy the invasion of Iraq was not simply about Israel's “security,” or rather maintaining its hegemonic designs on the neighborhood, a pet project of the rabid Jabotinsky dual loyalists surrounding Bush—a fact admitted by Bush insider, Philip Zelikow—but is also about oil, or rather the effort to keep an appreciable amount of oil out of circulation and thus drive up prices. As James Paul notes, attacking Iraq—and possibly Iran soon enough—was also intended to break up OPEC, an organization hated by neocons, considering it has made a few Arabs wealthy.
Arabs, according to the neocon way of looking at things, should be relegated to hewers of wood and drawers of water, as stated by Moshe Dayan and other Zionists, or at best provide color to tourist designations.
As for the transnational oil corporations, they really don't care who rules the roost—Israelis, Arab sheiks, or anybody who may be bought off at reasonable cost—so long as they dictate the supply and price and dominate the market, as transnational corporations, essentially fascist organizations, are wont.
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