|IRAQ - Anatomy of a Murder|
The war has been spread throughout the middle east and "ISIS" is now attacking Libya, Syria and many other Middle East countries. Falluja is a small city just outside of Baghdad. It was virtually leveled by the US military in the early years of the war....as it is Saddam Hussain's home town and a sunni enclave. The US rained phosphorous bombs down on it in a blatant war crime...incinerating and melting the inhabitants. But, wait....Falluja seems to have risen from the ashes...ISIS/DAESH/Takfiri groups have taken up residence. The Iraqi army needs to re-take it.
The Iraqi army has been preparing to retake the control of the strategic city of Fallujah in Anbar province from the Takfiri Daesh group, asking residents to leave the area before the operation begins.The army said in a statement on Sunday that it "is asking citizens that are still in Fallujah to be prepared to leave the city through secured routes that will be announced later." The army also said that local residents who could not move should raise white flags to mark their location. The army, however, did not give any clear date for the operation. Deputy district council chairman Fail al-Essawi said people could camp west, southwest and southeast of Fallujah as three corridors would be opened for them to be able to leave the city. Essawi said over 75,000 people remained in the city.
I remember when the US spent billion$ building the "Green Zone" in Baghdad after they conquered the country (the first time). The Green Zone was touted as the biggest embassy ever built anywhere and took up many city blocks in the centre of Baghdad...such an Imperialist symbol! You just knew that it couldn't remain unchallenged for long. Sure enough...now it's being regularly assailed by demonstrators. This symbol of oppression and humiliation is just waiting for its "helicopters letting down ladders to the escapees on the roof' moment.
...despite gains on the front lines, al-Abadi's government must deal with deepening political and social unrest in Baghdad.Clashes between protesters and Iraqi security forces inside Baghdad's highly fortified Green Zone compound — which houses most Iraqi government ministries and foreign embassies — left two people dead after security forces fired tear gas, water cannon and live ammunition in an attempt to disperse the crowds. Over 100 people were wounded, hospital and police officials said. They spoke anonymously as they were not authorized to brief the press.Al-Abadi's office released a preliminary investigation Sunday that claimed police and military guards did not fire directly into the crowd of demonstrators, according to a statement released Sunday by Saad al-Hadithi, the prime minister's spokesman.Many of the protesters were supporters of powerful Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, who has led months of demonstrations and sit-ins calling for government reforms. Al-Sadr has since issued a statement condemning the use of force against "peaceful" demonstrations and vowed to continue to support the "revolution" against the government.Al-Abadi spoke by phone with U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday and "agreed on the critical importance of improving the security" of Baghdad and the Green Zone, according to a White House statement. It added that the two leaders also discussed progress being made in the campaign against the Islamic State group.Iraq's political crisis has left the government deadlocked as security forces struggle to fight the Islamic State group.Despite a string of territorial defeats, IS still controls significant patches of Iraqi territory in the country's north and west including Mosul, the country's second largest city. The militant group also has claimed responsibility for a series of large-scale bombings in and around Baghdad recently that have killed hundreds of people.
Powerful Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr.....hmmmm...this guy has led the "official opposition" to the US occupation of Iraq since the beginning...how come he's still alive? Is he yet another "controlled opposition"? That's only one of thousands of questions that should be asked about the Iraq murderous atrocity. How has the world stood by and allowed the US, who have admitted they invaded under false "WMD" pretenses...to continue to wreak unspeakable horrors on this innocent country?
How can the people of the United States of America continue to allow their public treasure to be spent on the annihilation of a foreign land...while their own country's infrastructure goes begging? History will record the Iraq Invasion as the beginning of the downfall of the United States....it is their Waterloo. Their failure to arrest and bring to justice the perpetrators of the wanton, vicious public murder of a nation was the turning point in their legitimacy as a member of the international community. The only logical answer to these questions is that it is not within the control of the US to stop the "project" to balkanize the Middle East. Qui bono?
Even now, the US government behaves like Lady Macbeth...vainly trying to wash her hands of the blood of her victim. "Out, damned spot!" she cries...as she flies impotent bombing missions over the false targets of her ISIS creation. General Wesley Clark and other supposedly well-intentioned Americans wring their hands over the perfidy of it all. All feign oblivion to the big picture.