IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, THE BENEFICENT, THE MERCIFUL
IRAQ BECOMES A “SOVEREIGN” STATE – IS IT REALLY SO?
[Shamim A Siddiqi, New York]
In the morning hours of June 28, 2004, a silent “drama” was
staged somewhere in the “green-belt” area of Baghdad
under extreme secrecy and “hush-hush.” Only five or six character “actors” were
present: The supreme “monarch” of Iraq,
Mr. Paul Bremer, the “appointed”
President, the Prime Minister of Iraq and 2 deputies. Delivering and receiving
of “sovereignty” took place within a few minutes, two days ahead of the
scheduled time. Immediately after that, Bremer took to his heals to airport on
his way to Washington where he
reported the “story” of the “conquest and retreat” to Bush and received “pat”
at his back from the “boss”. Was it the
end of the “occupation” of Iraq
that was “conquered” by President Bush in March 2003 on false grounds or its
continuation in different garb? Definitely, it is not the end but an
articulately planned “prolongation” for the attainment of the objective for
which the preemptive attack was envisioned and executed in haste. Even the UN
and American close allies of Europe were ignored. This
“drama” leaves behind 140,000 men in uniform in a state of limbo with no
roadmap as when to be withdrawn.
In its wake, there are a lot of
provocative questions that President Bush and his regime “occupying” White
House must answer before it “vacates” it in November next. People of this
country have every right to put these questions to the people who are sitting
at the helm of their affairs.
1. Why you conquered Iraq
so hastily and why you have now left it in utter chaos? Was it your election
“need” or fear of increase in insurgency or both?
2. If you were to leave Iraq
without accomplishing your declared mission of “restoring” peace and democracy
and making it as a “model” for other despots of the region, are you not a
bitter failure on all the counts? Why could you not solve the constitutional
problems of Iraq and the question of giving protection to its permanent
minorities and left these issues unresolved for the would-be parliament to
wrangle with and fight and ultimately “accept” the partition of the country?
3. Was it not your declared policy to train and
equip the army and security forces of Iraq
on solid grounds to take over the reigns of the country and control the peace
of the land and security at the boarders, roads, lanes and by lanes of the
country? Why have you left the country in a state of “accumulated” mess? Now
you are begging NATO to do that “neglected” job for you. It has already turned
a very cold ear to your frustrated appeal. Result: Are you not leaving the
people of Iraq,
its leadership and your own beloved young men and women in uniform at the mercy
of the insurgents who are blasting rockets on your most secured green-belt
areas every night?
4. Have you not destroyed Iraq
and its infrastructure then declared with fanfare to restore peace and
tranquility, people’s respect and honor and the “lost” human rights? However,
your own men in ‘uniform degraded them everywhere, what to say of Abu Gharaib.
The ordinary men, women and children were humiliated, doors were broken,
veiled-clad women were forced to come out openly crying for safety, houses were
ransacked, holy places in Baghdad, Najaf and Karbala were desecrated. Masajid were attacked. Do you know that the
insurgency in Iraq
is the sum total effect of your above listed “crimes” against humanity? Only
our solders are paying the price and the fair name of America
has been darkened. Now will your puppet
“regime” left behind not continue the same game in the name of restoring peace?
How long? Only God knows. Will history curse you not as well the people of Iraq
for your legacies?
5. Are the basic necessities of life like
electricity, water, food, job opportunities and security still not rare 0in Iraq?
You went there to restore these prime amenities of life but why after
“occupying Iraq for 15 months with 135,000 American troops, spending 150
billions dollars and giving the sacrifice of more than 850 beautiful American
lives and thousands of innocent Iraqis, Iraq, unfortunately, could not make any
progress whatsoever? Never in history, had an occupied force cut such a sorry
figure in the conquered land as you have carved out for you. President Bush,
have you not left Iraq
in a mess? Will you not feel ashamed of it during your “last days” in the white
6. It would be not out of context
to acknowledge your “achievements” in Iraq.
You have served the interests of the corporate America
well. They are now busy in making billions of dollars in profit in the name of
restoring these “services”, eating away your so-called announced AID money and
the proceeds of Iraqi oil. Have they not helped you in “raising”
your election funds and you are paying them back in granting generous contracts
Oil-hungry tycoons are also hovering around you to capture their lion share out
of the booty of Iraq.
Is it not true?
7. The greatest benefactor of
your “war against terrorism” was the fulfillment of the Zionist agenda and
giving free hand to Sharon to do
all kinds of atrocities in Palestine
to usurp their land and create the seeds of eternal division between the two
communities by raising the “wall of hate” against each other. Is Sharon
not enjoying your open and tacit approval to play hell with the lives of
Palestinians? Will you not be accountable for that before your Creator? Israel
has already started its game of creating dissension in Kurdish people that may
culminate in the partition of Iraq
and thereby establishing a pro-Israel state in the region. Will the Iraqi
people ever forget it?
8. However, the hidden agenda
that made President Bush and his entire regime “mad” to attack Iraq
was to prepare the stage for Israel
to maneuver for the emergence of its centuries-old dream of the Greater Israel.
That would not have been possible without removing the powerful anti-Israel
regime of Saddam in Iraq
and presence of American forces in its place in the area on “permanent” basis.
The USA “occupied” Iraq and had “left” after a namesake ceremony of transfer of
“sovereignty”, leaving behind a “mess” to be cleared by an inept regime that is
through and through American handpicked
and a vast sense of discontentment in Iraqi people. That will always keep
them agitating for their complete “independence”, providing a constant “need”
to the puppet regime to keep the American forces in the country at hand for an
indefinite period. This was and is the ultimate agenda of
“Bush-Wolfowitz-Cheney-Rumsfeld-Zionist axis and they are hundred percent
“successful” in their pursuit. It was the demand of this strategy to keep the
“sovereignty” of Iraq
in limbo too like the American forces for an indefinite period.
The UN too has now become a party
to this game by providing sanction to the entire episode through adopting its
latest Security Council Resolution on Iraq
in May 2004. That is the end of the UN itself, as it could not upheld its own
Charter that has been brutally violated by its permanent member, the USA.
There is already a demand in the air to create another world body now in the
name of “Alliance of Nations.” The UN has “fulfilled” its objective towards
creating a “World Order” being dominated by American-Jewish hegemony.
Therefore, it must now wither way. Meanwhile, let Iraq
remains “contented” with its namesake “sovereignty” and Israel
planning how to “control” the affairs of the ME for the fulfillment of its
Shamim A Siddiqi