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Iraq: Biden Backfires

Or so says Al-Ghad. In an analysis by the Iraqi Communist Party (Central Leadeship) published in the blog Al-Ghad, they said, “Senator Biden’s motion [in congress calling for the partitioning of Iraq] has already backfired. It was condemned by the great majority of the Iraqi people and the political personalities, including high-ranking officials of the US installed government.”

And given the universal criticism in Iraqi blogs, they may have a point.

Before the senate voted on this bill, Iraq the Model was suggesting that, given the political conditions in Iraq, the American administration should move to promote unity. They wrote:

This would be a good opportunity for the administration to convince the Sunni, Shia and Kurds that it’s time to accept one another and that there’s no other choice but to learn to coexist and work together. And, most importantly, to tell them that America doesn’t want to meet Sunni, Shia or Kurdish leaders defined as such; that it’s more interested in speaking to leaders who identify themselves as Iraqis first and foremost.

And then along came Senator Joseph Biden's resolution which instead suggested that Iraqi should be split into three sectarian regions. Here is a selection from blogs that cover a spectrum of Iraqi political opinion.

Criticism

Wafaa’ was outraged:

We, Iraqis, have invented the wheel, the alphabet and the law, we began lavish construction of hospitals and libraries, and have made endless scientific discoveries and inventions through the millenniums… Collectively, we refuse intimidation and occupation and so we are willing, able and ready to prevent IRAQ from being divided.

Let us read this as a reminder and act upon it. We, Arabs, Kurds, Turkmans and other ethnic groups must work together and not allow the division of IRAQ to take place, ever.

And so was Hammorabi:

It is not up to the others like the American Congress to decide about the fate of Iraq or to vote to divide it into states. The division is nothing but one of the ugly outcomes of the war and the imperialist occupiers of the 21 century.

Only the Iraqis will decide for themselves and they got history going back to more than 6,000 years as one state. Death to those who got ill intention to divide Iraq.

Fayrouz reminded us of past racist comments of Senator Biden and wrote:

I wasn't really surprised when the Senator from Delaware proposed a bill to divide Iraq into three regions. Again, I wasn't surprised when the bill passed the Senate. Always remember, Washington is run by politicians who voted for the war in Iraq, want to get re-elected and/or are running for President. Senator Biden matches the whole criteria. …

What amazes me most about this plan is the ignorance of Senate. Theoretically, Iraq is a sovereign country — at least on paper. But when it comes to what's wrong and right for Iraqis, the American politicians suddenly become the most knowledgeable folks in town.

A&E Iraq wonders what right congress has to legislate on dividing Iraq and suggested the resolution will focus Iraqi anger against America. He writes:

who gave the Congress members the right to discuss our future and the future of our country like we’re their slaves. Who gave them the right to suggest dividing a land they claimed that they’re doing a mission in it and will be leaving soon. I wonder if the American government will apologize for such stupid attitude of its Congress.

Those people believe that they’re masters and they’re teaching us something, and whenever we disagree with that we’re just in denial.

… This kind of thinking helps Iraqis cope with the madness, I think. It helps them focus their rage on an enemy they have hated all their lives: the US and UK.

Fatmia agrees: “Who gave them that right? As my sister in law said, ‘didn't know that the U.S. had added a 51st state.'”

And Raed suggests that congress has some strange bedfellows in its wish to partition Iraq:

Bush administration, with the support of Congress, has taken the same side as Iran's hardliners and the same side as the Sunni fundamentalist group called al-Qaida in Iraq.

And Analysis

But criticism alone is not enough without some counter argument. One must also look to the causes of the internal strife in Iraq. And here also there is much in the blogs.

Ali does not believe the sectarian war is from the Iraq people but from a combination of lack of security and “a government that is full of thieves, racists, extremists, and murderers.” He writes:

They are not loyal to Iraq, but to neighboring countries – Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Syria. None of them is passionate about Iraq but they are still in power.

Four years went by and people with education, passion, plans for Iraq have not been listened to and have not been protected. Many of them have been killed and the rest have fled the country and what is the result? The result is the Iraq that we see today.

While 24 Steps to Liberty thinks that the parties in power are at fault and should have never been allowed to stand for election. He explains why:

The political leaders in Iraq now are Shiites by name only, but they don’t care about Iraq or Iraqis, obviously. They are all traumatized; they were forced to leave the country decades ago, many of their family members were killed by the baathist regime in Iraq. Hakim alone lost more than 60 relatives to the baathist government….

How can someone with a history of sorrows and agonies like Hakim be trusted to govern Iraq? He has all this hatred in his heart, understandably, and the only thought he has in mind is to take revenge. Not only by ordering his Badr “organization” to kill Sunnis everywhere and for no guilt of theirs, but also by turning a deaf ear and blind eye on the corruption of the government. Why should he care? This is the country that killed his relatives and sent him to exile for years and years.

Raed on the other hand says the violence is all political. He writes: “those defining the civil war within Iraq as a religious conflict alone miss the point. Iraq's war is over control of the country and its energy supplies, not over Allah.”

Free Iraq sees an insidous link to the partiton plan in a leaked document on corruption from the American Embassy in Baghdad. He writes:

Note, in pages 14 and 15 [of the above U.S. Embassy report] how Corruption cases are divided into Shia/Sunni/Kurd. Since when do belief and ethnic background make a difference when it comes to stealing? Perhaps this demonstrates how the State Dept is preparing for partitioning Iraq?

And Al-Ghad considers this a sign that war has reached a dead-end. It wrote:

the motives behind the Senate’s motion is the realisation that the war on Iraq has reached a dead end. US forces in Iraq are exhausted and are facing un-glorious defeat, and the US might end up [quoting Senator Biden] “having to go to a draft”.

All this just reminds me of my favourite quote from a Financial Times editorial which said: ‘given a series of bad options in Iraq, the American administration usually chooses something even worse’.

6 comments

  • When I first heard of the plan many months ago I couldn’t believe what I read, now it’s getting slammed in the US as well.

  • Jim Edwards

    It’s getting very little coverage in the US, the vast majority of people don’t know and won’t know.

    It would not do well for the Jewish masters of corporate mass media to tell the sheople about colonial activities, for it would help destroy the myth of America spreading “freedom and democracy” in the world.

    Damnibly arrogant of the American ruling class to debate such an issue.

  • FARHAT MAQUAMI

    TREACHEROUS ALLIANCE: Israel and Islamic Republic

    Farhat Quaem Maquami

    Persians and Jews have been friends, neighbours, rescuers and the rescued for centuries. Their historical ideological alliance for survival surpasses Islam and Judaism. Therefore, it is not surprising that Mullahs of Iran and Israeli Government have been playing games to beat their Arab adversaries and use the United States for their strategic advantage. Jews and Iranians are virtually indistinguishable in looks, tastes, politics, business practices, upbringings, family upbringing, and racial ideology. Mullahs of Iran preached in the same Bazaar and have relied on the unfettered support and goodwillof Jewish Merchants in Tehran, both before and after seizing power in Iran.

    Look at the War in Iraq! The big loser were Saddam, Iraqis and obviously the United States which has lost its reputation, wasted billions of dollars resources, more than three thousands death, 20 thousands seriously wounded and at least 50000 with permanent psychological problems.

    Yet, who are the undisputed winners of the Iraq War? Iran and Israel. They want this war to continue! Their arch-enemy is destroyed at no cost to them!It is high time that Americans stop this war only because they SEEM TO BE DOING THE DIRTY JOB for OTHERS. Iranian Revolutionary Guards subsidiary, SIRI Terrorists, are in control of the oil rich Basra and Israelis are more than happy to see that finally the Biblical Land of Israel from Euphrates to Nile is dependant on their generosity. As for The Arabs, Islam and Iraqis, they do not count because Business is booming for Iran and Israel despite the War! and the Palestian Plight has disappeared from the world media!

    TREACHEROUS ALLIANCE is an attempt to rewrite history and mislead the public about the hidden agenda and Israeli-American involvement in Iran. It conveniently neglects the historical fact that Iranian Jews and members of the Bahai faith, headquartered in Haifa, have been heavily involved in shaping Iran’s destiny in 20th century. Now, the president of the so-called NIAC, a CIA supported organization, is making another attempt to cover-up the unholy Alliance between the Mullahs of Iran, and Foreign Intelligence Services to reshape not only the Middle East but the whole Muslim World.
    The flowering of the Treacherous Alliance between Mossad, CIA, British Intelligence and Mullahs of Iran has been going on for over half a century. It flowered in the infamous coup of 1953 against Mossadeq, in which all cooperated to bring down Democracy in Iran.

    I am not amazed that now a subsidiary of the National Endowment for Democracy, is attempting to black mail its own “Mullahs”, by revealing a half truth about the Alliance in order to get concession from partners in crime against Iran. Unfortunately not only there is no mention of Kermit role in the 1953 coup and his relationship with Mullah Khomeini and Rafsanjani, who were groomed and eventually installed as the rulers of Iran.

    Despite all political uttering and Sideshows for International and Domestic propaganda the Islamic Revolution in Iran has put Iran under an undisputed control of multi national corporations which is controlled by American and Israeli interest. Rafsanjani is the Godfather of Mushrooming Corporations of Mullahs who have dragged Iran wealth exactly according to the Strategy of Free Market laid down by Reagan.

    During the Shah’s rein, despite all his shortcomings, there was a sense of historical nationalism and a sense that Iran would ultimately would defy the odds and would progress while keeping its identity, The treacherous alliance successfully drained Iran’s wealth, devalued its currency , made it dependant on foreign refined and transferred its asset abroad. All the barking of Ahmadi Nejad is to cover-up the facts that Iran’ s economy is collapses without imported oil, and Mullahs Billion dollars of stolen assets in Canada, Australia, Dubai and elsewhere can be frozen in a heartbeat!

    Indeed, the story of Iran has been its undisputed financial alignment of Mullahs and the corporate America. The Monkey Dancing of AhmadiNejad in Columbia is a ridiculous side show to divert attention from the real exploitation of Iran by the Billionaire Mullah Rafsanjani who is extracting and exporting Iran’s wealth to Canada, Turkey, Dubai, Australia and Singapore just to name the few. Never before in the history of any country such has a transfer of wealth taken place for the benefit of the American, British and Israeli Government.
    Islamic Revolution is the lovechild of the treacherous marriage between Mossad, CIA and British intelligence and has brought nothing but disaster for Iran and profit for the West. It has divided Islam by the make belief theory that the Mullahs are anti-West and therefore Islam must remain anti-West in order to encourage the billions of dollar of American money to be sent to Israel and more billions be wasted in the War in Iraq on anther fabricated “enemy” Al Qaeda, which like the Iranian Mullah was created by the West Intelligence services to justify their expansion of military power to control world resources.

    REACHEROUS ALLIANCE refers to the strategic alliance of Israel and Iran from a boring and Naïve perspective of student trying to write a thesis and get hired as a Middle East analyst by the CIA. It is pathetic that the reality of Treacherous Alliance has been smeared by the irrelevance Graffiti of an American president of the CIA’s National Iranian Council. This Council is similar to the CIA’s infamous Chalabi’s Iraq National Congress! However, half of the book is an unrelated historical junk and the other half is a perfunctory remark that anybody could have found in the internet without buying this book. It is a deliberate attempt to mislead the public about the reality of the treacherous underlying factors which helped the Mullah’s take over of Iran under the misnomer banner of Islamic Revolution.

    The Treacherous Alliance is actually an attempt to cover-up the real strategic and financial alliance that gave birth to this aberration of Islam being branded, advertised and marketed as “Islamic Revolution”!

    Treacherous Alliance should refer to the underlying factors that caused the US and Israeli agents banded together and reinvented the Iranian subservient and conformist Mullahs, who were on Shah’s Payroll, to usurp power and market their rein of terror as the “Islamic Revolution”. At no point the book refers to the well publicized fact that General Robert Huyser went to Iran to make sure that not only Shah abdicates power but also the power is transferred to Israeli, British and pro-American Mullahs. Unlike the overthrow of the Iranian democratically elected Mossadeq, which was overthrown by the CIA, the Islamic rein of terror was deliberately and methodically manufactured by Mossad, the CIA and British intelligence Service with complete cooperation of a gutless Shah.

    For student of international relation and those who are concerned about the hidden facts about the Iranian regime, is to look in their own environment to see the Unholy Alliance between Christian Zionists, Islamic leaders of Iran, the uttering of Digital Ben Ladin in CIA Voice & Image Duplication Laboratories, Mossad and then compare them with economic facts and tremendous transfer of wealth from Iran to Canada, Australia and Dubai, and decide for themselves if the book like these are not designed to cover-up the real relationship of Mullahs of Iran with Israel and the US.

    Nothing is more revealing than the unconditional support given to the “Division of Iraq Resolution (presented by the self-declared Zionist Senator Biden) by the head of the most feared terrorist organization, supported and financed by the Revolutionary Guards, Mullah Hakim. An old Zionist Mythology from Euphrates to Nile, a hidden declaration in Israeli Flag, is one step closer to reality thanks for the Treacherous Alliance of Mossad and Revolutionary Guards of Iran.
    Dig into the Foundations and Corporate entities which have brought wealth to your region behind any asset transfer from Iran and behind every highway or major project you might see an Iranian Mullah using an Israeli broker as a partner. This is why books like this are polished to blind the public from seeing the real world by discussing puppet shows in order to advance the continuation of the exploitation of the Iranian masses by Mullahs!

    FARHAT MAQUAMI

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