Iraq... the product of the American invasion for flimsy justifications and catastrophic results

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Afrasianet - It is ironic that both the United States of America and Britain express great concern about what is happening in Iraq, and they were the direct reason behind Iraq's arrival to this stage since the American invasion supported by Britain, which brought about the disastrous and besieging results.

Not far from the political chaos that Iraq is experiencing and accompanying chronic insecurity, ignited by press leaks by political forces opposing each other, today, it can be said that it is clear that after 19 years of the American-Zionist invasion of Iraq and the partnership of some Arabs and some regional powers that the conspiracy of war Unfortunately, Iraq has achieved many of its goals, and these goals reflect in one way or another the size of the plans that were required to be achieved in Iraq by some regional and international powers, goals in which the accounts of the supposed reality of field events on the ground overlap with the security, military and geo-political calculations of geopolitics Iraq and the balance of power in the region with the interests and strategies of the international powers of different names, as the files of the region and the security of the “Zionist entity” and energy and a number of other issues overlap in them, and this is what suggests a complex path that entered the Iraqi interior.

Today, it is never possible to talk about cosmetic solutions to the results and repercussions of the post-invasion, and it is also not possible to blame America and some of its allies who participated in the conspiracy to bring down Iraq.

What contributes to facilitating the project of dividing Iraq, even if it conceals and denies and denies this hadith, and the question is, where were the Iraqis in this project that targets their homeland?!

Iraq, wounded by its geography and demography 19 years after the invasion of the American-Zionist alliance and with the partnership of some Arabs, is still engulfed in chaos, corruption and internal conflict backed by an external agenda, and we did not see that these American promises were fulfilled, which promised the Iraqis democracy, prosperity, stability and security, and…etc, and today after 19 years. We simply see those American promises being realized through a terrible state of corruption, injustice, struggle for rule, oppression, poverty, hunger and displacement sweeping through Iraq.

Today, when we talk about the Iraqi interior, which is the most important and the focus of our discussion here, the course of the conflict on the Iraqi land for 19 years has continued to cast tragic and painful shadows in all its manifestations on the Iraqi citizen who is directly affected by the results of the invasion and its twisted paths.

The minimum necessities of living for the Iraqi citizen, especially in the western, northwestern and southern regions of Iraq, and looking at the situation of many Iraqis today inside and outside Iraq, he knows the extent of the tragedy experienced by the Iraqi citizen. Flour is available in a legalized form and benefits from it in a wide form, the so-called “crisis merchants or Iraqi war merchants.” There is no difference in that, as the Iraqis say. The enormous destruction and bloodshed that the Iraqis paid as a result of what has been happening in Iraq for 19 years. The only loser from it and from everything that is happening in Iraq is the Iraqi people and the Iraqi people only.

The developments of events in Iraq since 19 years, confirm beyond any doubt that the course and repercussions of the conspiracy to overthrow Iraq have been directly reflected on the Iraqis and on the Arab region and the region as a whole, and the only winner is the Zionist entity. The question here is directed to every Iraqi citizen throughout the Iraqi geography and outside this geography, and it is, where is Iraq heading after 19 years of the American-Zionist invasion? Where are the promises of freedom, democracy, prosperity, security and stability that America promised you!?

American officials did not comment on what is happening in Iraq of a severe political crisis, and did not issue calls for calm, especially after the two sides of the crisis resorted to street bullying and mobilizing supporters, which could turn the capital, Baghdad, into an arena of conflict.

The White House knows that any intervention from it will change the direction of the controversy in Iraq, and that each side will view itself as an opponent of the Americans, and that it is the first to confront them, and the phenomenon of targeting American sovereign positions will return to the fore and there will be competition between the parties, but this will not solve the political crisis in Iraq. . Both America and Britain had justified their devastating invasion and occupation of Iraq on pretexts they later admitted were "false."

The occupation of Iraq was a comprehensive military invasion and control carried out by America and Britain in Iraq between March 20, 2003 and December 18, 2011 under the pretext of possessing weapons of mass destruction, which led to the overthrow of the regime of President Saddam Hussein, and human losses estimated at one million dead, wounded, millions of displaced, and material losses for both parties. Estimated at trillions of dollars, the country's slide into sectarian violence culminated in 2006-2007. On 4 September 2002; The US CBS television network said it had obtained documents showing that the decision to invade Iraq was taken by then-US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, an hour after the September 11, 2001 attacks on Washington and New York.

The network added that the documents indicate that Rumsfeld addressed his military aides, saying: "Think about whether it is appropriate to strike Saddam Hussein at the same time, not just Osama bin Laden," although all US reports have blamed those attacks on Al-Qaeda, led by Osama bin Laden. The network's leaks came at a time when the US administration, led by George W. Bush, shifted its focus from Afghanistan to Iraq; And it intensified its efforts to convince the leaders of Congress and the American and international public opinion of its plans to invade it, and following Bush's statements in which he accused Iraq of being an "ally of Al-Qaeda", and said that "it is not an option for us not to do anything about the serious threat posed by the Iraqi program to produce strategic weapons." In the fall of the same year (2002) the British government headed by Tony Blair published a report warning of "the dangers posed by Iraq's possession of weapons of mass destruction", in an attempt to win the support of the British people and world public opinion in favor of the invasion of Iraq.

Despite the declared pretext of weapons of mass destruction, various other reasons (political, economic, and even civilized) have remained under discussion in the international media and in the corridors of international politics, and some of them have become more convincing to observers based on the course of events and the outcome of the war and revealing the secrets of its preparations.

At the forefront of these reasons is the enthusiasm of the American and British governments to seize Iraq’s vast oil wealth. There have been many reports of incitement to invade Iraq by officials of large American oil companies, among them, for example, the Halliburton Oil Group, which was then US Vice President Dick Cheney managed until year 2000.

They infer the validity of this that the US Department of Defense (the Pentagon) awarded Halliburton - without submitting bids - in November 2003, two different contracts, the first with seven billion dollars for the rehabilitation of Iraqi oil infrastructure and the supply of refined oil products in Iraq, and the second to provide logistical support to the forces The United States in the Middle East and Central Asia, worth $8.6 billion.

Secret British government documents also confirmed the existence of a strong relationship between oil companies and institutions and the invasion of Iraq, and said that plans to exploit the Iraqi oil reserves were discussed between government officials and the major international oil companies, especially the British ones (including "Shell", "BP" and "BP" companies). "BG") a year before the date of the invasion of Iraq.

The documents stated that the government had told these companies that it was necessary for British oil companies to have their share of the huge Iraqi reserves of oil and gas, as a reward for the role that London would play, which is represented in its political and military commitment to the American plans seeking to overthrow the Iraqi regime.

In early January 2003, Bush announced - in a speech at Fort Hood, Texas, the most important US military base - that his country was ready and ready to move militarily "if Iraq refused to disarm its weapons of mass destruction," and added that his country "does not You want to invade Iraq, but to liberate the Iraqi people," he said, expressing his confidence in "a decisive victory because America has the best army in the world."

Bush accused Saddam Hussein of posing a real threat to America and its allies because he "used" weapons of mass destruction in the past as well as against his own people, and accused him of "defying the demands of the United Nations not to provide a credible declaration of his nuclear, biological and chemical weapons programs to the UN inspectors", who resumed their inspection work.

In Iraq in late November 2002. During the same month, both Blair and former US President George W. Bush met at the White House, where Blair's foreign affairs adviser Sir David Manning wrote a note summarizing Bush's remarks at the meeting, which says that "the date for the start of the military campaign has been tentatively set to be on the tenth of March / March, when the bombings will begin. Although the British government acknowledged - upon the issuance of United Nations Resolution 1441 on November 8, 2002 - the need to issue another resolution before any legal military action could be launched, it secretly agreed with Washington to go ahead with launching the war against Iraq five months before the invasion without the need to a second UN resolution, as revealed by a secret document published in August 2011.

On March 7, 2003, the British government informed the Attorney-General, Lord Peter Henry Goldsmith, of the need to prepare a decision on the legality of waging war on Iraq without the need for a new UN resolution to legitimize the invasion, which Goldsmith agreed to after he had refused it throughout the previous months, as revealed by him. Secret British documents released by David Cameron's government on April 30, 2010 in an exceptional and perhaps unprecedented manner. About twenty countries joined the United States and Britain, in addition to the Iraqi opposition forces.

The invasion operations - which Washington and London called "Operation Freedom for Iraq" - from its beginning until the occupation of Baghdad lasted 19 days, during which the invading forces faced resistance from the Iraqi army, which was fighting without air cover.

As for the period between the moment of the fall of the capital, Baghdad, until the end of December 2007, the number of American military operations in Iraq reached about 569 military operations. The Iraqi provinces and regions vary in their intensity, as Baghdad comes first, then Anbar Governorate, then the rest of the provinces, and 35 were carried out. % of them in 2007 alone.

The number of American soldiers in Iraq reached its peak in 2007 with the deployment of 170,000 soldiers to “provide” security and confront the armed Iraqi resistance operations, and then about fifty thousand of them remained at the end of the combat operations in August 2010.

The presence of the occupation forces in Iraq lasted for about nine years, during which various manifestations of chaos and destruction prevailed, but the American forces and their allies also received heavy losses in life (4,500 American soldiers were killed and about 30,000 others were wounded, while only 179 British soldiers were killed) and property, due to the military operations of the resistance factions. Iraq, which was mostly Sunni. Estimates of the total number of Iraqis killed in the invasion vary, depending on where they were issued; According to a study prepared by the British Polling Institute in the summer of 2007, the number of Iraqis killed by the invasion had reached about one million people, out of the 26 million inhabitants of Iraq. A report in the British scientific journal "The Lancet" issued in October 2006 estimated the number of dead at no less than 655,000.

As for the World Health Organization, it believes that the Iraqi death toll ranges between 104 thousand and 230 thousand, which is close to the estimates of the WikiLeaks documents leaked in 2010, which indicated that 109,000 Iraqis were killed since the beginning of the invasion. While the US military admitted the killing of about 77,000 Iraqis between January 2004 and August 2008, including about 63,000 civilians, and the rest were military personnel. And the British newspaper The Daily Telegraph reported on March 16, 2013 - in a study of the costs of the invasion published on the occasion of its tenth anniversary - that it cost the United States alone more than $ 801 billion, and said that if the study added the high interest incurred by American debt due to the war, the bill The invasion may exceed three trillion dollars.

On December 18, 2011, the United States announced that its army completed its withdrawal from Iraq that day, and that the withdrawal came in implementation of the security agreement signed with the Baghdad government in 2008, and after the latter refused to grant thousands of American soldiers legal immunity. Britain began withdrawing its forces from southern Iraq in early April 2009 and completed it permanently on May 22, 2011. It is clear that the American invasion of Iraq has left its deep effects that the Iraqi people are still paying the price for so far. Perhaps the unrest and instability that occurs is nothing but the natural product of the American invasion, which is still having its effects on all aspects of life.

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