The End of the Bush-Cheney Disaster in Iraq
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My Son was Deployed Four Times to the Middle East!
Posted, Sunday, December 25, 2011 6:40 pm
I Couldn't agree more with your assessment of the Iraq "war" (occupation).
The lies from Bush/Cheney were obvious (like LBJ's in Vietnam).
P.S.: My oldest son has been deployed 4 times to the Middle East.
A Pleasure to Read
Posted, Thursday, December 22, 2011 12:39 pm
Your article "The "Official End" of the Bush-Cheney Disaster in Iraq" has been succinctly and well phrased and was a pleasure to read.
Posted, Thursday, December 22, 2011 01:09 am
Your article is most factual.
It was said by Bush-Cheney-and company in the defence of their administration, and not a single fact was given to justify the war.
Indeed, Saddam Hussein was a brutal dictator and probably he has killed one thousand people. But, after he was eliminated, there has been at least one thousand Iraqis killed every month and probably more.
Nowadays, Iraq has been divided between north and south. The war has created ethnic animosity...And, there is no democracy. Electricity is available about two hours a day, and water also is also only available two hours a day. There is no peace or security in Iraq.
Personally, I lived and practiced as a Family Physician between 1952 and1959 in Kirkuk, Iraq, during King Fasal, one year during Abdul Kareem Kasim, and visited Iraq two years ago. What I saw is that there were only few light poles at night, the steets werefull of potholes, the streets names were missing, there were piles of garbage every where...I was shocked .
Iraq is one the richest countries in the world even though the wealth was sucked by the British after World War On. For almost seventy years, Iraq was a paradise. After the USA ocupation, it became a HELL and it will remain a HELL for many many years to come.
A Lot of Window Dressing?
Posted, Wednesday, December 21, 2011 5:31 pm
I have read more than one article that refutes this contention.
In one case the point is made that by technically abandoning Iraq, the airspace is free for overflights by Israel without claims that the U.S. aided and abeted Israel.
In reality the American Embassy, already the largest in the world, is continuing to expand. Many troops will remain but will avoid the "count" as they will be relabelled security forces for the embassy or training personnel for Iraqi troops. In addition there will be large numbers of XE (Blackwater) mercenaries.
In reality the U.S. went into Iraq for the benefit of Big Oil and Defence Contractors. Big Oil is not finished exploiting the oil and essentially they will stay.
Al Maliki, the prime minister, is a globalist puppet. His demands that the Americans leave is pure theatrics. As soon as he falls out of favor with the Globalists, he will suffer the same fate as Noriega, Sadaam, and Gadaffi.
After investing so heavily in Iraq in terms of blood and $$, there is no way the U.S. is not abandoning it. They are setting the stage for the next move. I cannot say how exactly it will play out but I believe it has something to do with the next phase of the conquest of the Middle East i.e. Iran. Perhaps by stepping aside while overflights occur in Iraq; the Russians and Chinese cannot claim that the U.S. is directly participating in attacks on Iran. Much has to do with the 2012 election as well. Americans are tired of wars and Obama promised 4 years ago to end the Iraq war. Many voters are dumb enough to believe that he is finally making good on that promise.
I also believe that the decisions have been made to go into Iran. I do not know how exactly how that will play out. It is clear that if Israel goes in, the U.S. will be right there with them. If the U.S. steps in before the Nov. 2012 election it might not look good if there are candidates on the other side of the aisle that are staunchly against the war.
In closing, I cannot see the U.S. abandoning Iraq. Just my opinion.
Answer by R. T.:
You are probably right. There may be more than meets the eye.
The cost of the Iraq war will be felt for decades to come. I include Israel and the oil companies in the “war profiteers“ category.
In the immediate future, U.S. combat soldiers will be replaced by 15,000 mercenaries supplied by Blackwater (now called Academi). As you say, they will guard the largest American embassy in the world! And until the end of 2011, some 50,000 American soldiers, camped in a dozen bases, will remain in Iraq to “support” the Iraki army. More over, most of the U.S. soldiers leaving Iraq are going to be “redeployed” to Afghanistan, the ‘graveyard of empires'.
As ancient Greek philosopher Plato (428/427-348/347 B.C.) once said: “When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty, and there is nothing to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader.” You can expect the same in the coming years.
Indeed, there could be a lot of window dressing here.
A Stunt as much a sham as the 'peace' negotiated by H. Kissinger
Posted, Wednesday, December 21, 2011 1:03 pm
(1) American advisers/trainers/spies will remain.
(2) US policy in Iraq is 1930's English policies of maintaining balance of power between pan-tribal nationalists and local warlords, which leaves the colonizer at the power vertex.
(3) This stunt is as much a sham as the 'peace' negotiated by Henry Kissinger, which saved face for Dick Nixon and got Kissy a Nobel as bogus as Obama's.
However, I doubt this 'peace' will result in U.S. 'advisers' having to be evacuated by helicopter from the embasst rooftop.
4) Iraq was hardly a disaster for America, Inc, Wall Street, and their political vassals and commission agents. The people who really govern this 'republic' made out like the bandits they are, as did their lackeys. Worldwide Bushwhackings were hard only on the "99%" of American serfs who were taxed (overtly and especially covertly) close or into poverty to fund wars-for-fun-&-profit.
Vraiement, j'en ai assez!
Posted, Tuesday, December 20, 2011 1:20 pm
Thanks for this article. Here's something by Pat Buchanan which I'm sure you will find of interest.
A Fabulous Summary.
Posted, Tuesday, December 20, 2011 3:11 pm
Thanks. A fabulous summary of an unnecessary, unmitigated, disaster!
A $4 trillion War?
Posted, Tuesday, December 20, 2011 2:35 pm
We will be paying medical costs for 40 more years for these unfortunate war veterans. This will drive the cost to around $4 trillion before we are free of costs again, IF we can pay at all.
Thank you; nice article, very somber and dark
Leaving Iraq, sort of?
Posted, Tuesday, December 20, 2011 4:35 pm
Yes ! The U.S. is “leaving” Iraq. Sort of...
The winner is Blackwater in it's 3rd name change. Now Blackwater is called ACADEMI. They will have 15,000 mercenaries in Iraq who can commit all the war crimes they want because they never signed the Geneva Convention! So the dog and pony show is that “we” are leaving and Obama is a hero !
In reality though there won't be much of a change because now Hillary's little State Department will be in charge of the (Blackwater) ACADEMI “privatized contractors”. Unfortunately BILLIONS of dollars of equipment is being left behind and Blackwater gets it for FREE!!!!!!!!!! Yippee! Blackwater sure is pretty lucky! A Blackwater goon gets a minimum of $200,000 a year. Others make more. Quarter million half million and all they can steal! So $200,000 a year x 15,000 goons.-- On top of that? They get FREE US MILITARY equipment because it's just rummage sale junk because the US soldiers are coming home so we have to give the equipment away. But cheer up because it all won't go to Blackwater, some will go to the locals at ROCK BOTTOM prices because it's just um, junk now. Yeah ! That's it. It's just junk now. Read more here.
Hillary has her own Blackwater army of 15,000+ and no one will even pay attention. Who pays for that? You do! Lets rejoice ! hehehehe I hope our military will have enough equipment after we leave it all there for free. Maybe we'll have to buy them some more! Probably, and they will say they urgently need to spend for YOUR defense because we gave all our Iraq equipment away and now the military needs some new stuff from the Defense Contractors. Looks like a sucker play to me.
The Winner is Israel?
Posted, Tuesday, December 20, 2011 5:27 pm
The winner is not Iran but Israel.
My Sentiments Exactly
Posted, Tuesday, December 20, 2011 2:55 pm
I just read the article :"The end of the Bush /Cheney Era in Iraq.”
Nicely done. My sentiments exactly.
So very frustrating to watch that chapter of American history grow and fester into such an ulcerated mess.
The thing is, you cannot begin to convince some people of the utter stupidity of the whole thing. The total unmitigated waste and corruption/perversion of American values.
Fox News is totally dedicated to telling people what to think instead of giving them information with which to think. Okay, I'm not as articulate about it as you, but I'm glad to see you presenting your views of that ignominious era.
How can people experience all that and begin a new to rattle sabers against Iran?
... Thinking of the Bush era is definitely not good for my blood pressure
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