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America and Iraq the ongoing killing of the Iraqis

No one can deny the continuing killing of the Iraqis and the destruction of their country by the American forces and their allies since the invasion of Kuwait by Saddam Hussein.

In 1979 the biggest American agent in the region Shah of Iran was toppled by the Iranians revolution which brought Khomeini to power. Khomeini had a personal revenge with the Iraqi government which expelled him from Najaf in the last moments before the fall of Shah. He was refused entry to Kuwait by its government so he went to France. This indeed acted in his favor because his position in Paris allowed him great freedom and contact with his people in Iran.

After the revolutionists controlled power in Tehran the Iranian students take control of the USA embassy and the story of the failure of Jimmy Carter after the crash of the USA helicopters and the killing of its crews is well known. The relationship between Iran and the USA deteriorated and never improved then. Khomeini became number one enemy to the USA and the USA became the Big Satan to Khomeini. The USA especially after the despicable failure of J. Carter operation in the Iranian desert tried to revenge. They found that the best agent to use for this at that time is Saddam Hussein who was enemy number two in the list of Khomeini after the USA. The USA facilitated the way for Saddam to force his uncle Ahmad Hassan Al-Baker to resign and him to take unlimited control of power though he was more effective than Al-Baker but the displacement of the latter will open the way for Saddam to declare war against Iran which was most likely resisted by Al-Baker.

The USA and its allies gave full support to Saddam including WMD, money, economic supports, intelligent supports, and pushed the puppets in the region including Saudi government and Kuwaiti government to finance Saddam during the war. Saddam used chemical weapons supplied to him by the west against his own people and converted Iraq into a police state of fear and horror with thousands of people killed, tortured, kidnapped, disappeared, imprisoned, or expelled. This happened under the vision of the world including its human right organizations yet kept a blind eye for the sake of the war with Iran that was supported by the West and the USA. The war killed and handicapped more than one million Iraqis over 8 years and almost crippled the Iraqi economy. However after the 8 years, Saddam acquired a huge and well trained army with experienced leaders and soldiers. It might be the largest army in the world from the point of number of personnel and possibly the equipments. It took only very small part of that army to occupy the whole Kuwait in few hours only and was able to cross to Saudi Arabia and conquer its capital in no more than 7 days. If there is any thing that Saddam might regret that he hasn’t done it may be the control of the oil fields in Saudi Arabia and even its capital. If he has done so then he might have been walked away with Kuwait and negotiated about Saudi Arabia.

It was the Iraqi people who paid the price especially after the war with Iran gave birth to the war of Kuwait followed by striking Iraq with WMD called the sanction and then 2003 war and its on-going disastrous consequences. Indeed the USA encouraged Saddam to attack Kuwait and annex it. The USA wanted to use this as an excuse to come to the region and stay there in a heavy force to punish and discipline Iran. In the war of Kuwait in 1991 George W Bush the father destroyed Iraq’s infrastructure and the Iraqi army in Kuwait while left Saddam controlling over compelled Iraqi people. GWB allowed Saddam to crush and kill Iraqi civilians in the South and North after he himself called them to upraise against him. Iraq then paid more people, victims and destruction under the 12 years embargo following the 1991 Gulf war. The embargo killed more than one million Iraqi children and destroyed every thing left from the last two wars. The UN embargo which was pushed and enforced by the USA was the worst weapon of mass destruction in the history of mankind.

The embargo was not only the dirtiest killing weapon against mankind in the recent history but it brought inspectors of WMD who were in fact no more than agents working for the foreign countries like the USA and others. Even those who were not doing so were arrogant, shameless and had no respect to the people and their sovereignty. The inspectors of the WMD and their UN body had no mercy or ethics, and were inhumane and uncivilized through out their work in Iraq. They destroyed things not even related to any weapons including any small material used by the universities, even books, fridges, autoclaves, laboratory equipments, computers, medical systems, and so forth and so on. The destruction carried by these inhumane and arrogant inspectors in the most arrogant and barbaric ways which hit the dignity of the Iraqis deeply so as it will never be unforgotten and its scars will not heal. These inspectors and their dark days in Iraq and their chiefs are nothing but liars. They provided reports after reports full with lies, fabrications and hypocrisy just to keep their jobs going on with good payments and nice sunny holidays in the warm whether of Iraq. All this and these inspectors knew and see in front of their eyes that the price of their job is the death and killing of the Iraqi children. During this dirtiest embargo which continued for 12 years the health system which was once the best in the region destroyed. The Iraqi hospitals were unable to meet the basic and simplest way of management. Surgeon did their operations without disposable gloves and without general or local anesthetics. After the GWB the father war in 1991 the US and its allies used depleted uranium which increased the number of cancer cases among children. The embargo prevented importing anti-cancer drugs and because of the complicated system of the contracts for importing goods via the UN such treatment arrived incomplete. More deaths were reported from genetic malformations due to the effects of depleted uranium on the embryos which gave birth to malformed babies. Similar cases were reported in babies born to soldiers from the allied forces. The damage to the Iraqi health system due to the embargo and its barbaric inspectors left its devilish mischief and scars until this day. Preventing Iraq from basic rights of advances and building for more than 12 years followed by the occupation and terrorist’s attacks has killed and is killing many lives.

Since 2003 until now there is systematic daily killing of the Iraqis. The Iraqis welcomed the fall of the dictator regime however the country went from dark tunnel to another darker one full with pain and tragedies. Hundreds of Iraqi civilians killed every day along this time. Though we had free elections but the resulted government and the parliament are weak and it seems that the power in the hands of the occupying forces which can do anything even against the sovereignty of this government. How can a country protect its civilians without strong army, police, security and air force? In addition Iraq pays fortune for the training of its forces however this happen on the hands of non-Iraqi personnel and on the land of other states like Jordan. This will graduate police to be killed not police to protect the civilians.

Since 1979 Iraq passed through 5 major wars, started by an eight years war with Iran followed by Kuwait war which led to the war of the UN and its barbaric inspectors for 12 years. The last war was in 2003 leading to an ongoing war by the terrorists, and weak government hindered by occupying forces. The effects of these wars on the Iraqis will never go and for many generations to come. Over the years since 1979 many countries were involved in these wars in addition to the dictator. The USA, Iran, Arabs, and other regional countries were among those who helped and or committed these wars. This is on a simple assessment and we are sure that God will judge those who committed crimes or ordered them or supporting it. Hell will never get full yet history will make its judgment before that.

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