An anniversary not likely to be acknowledged heavily (if at all) by US officials, Monday marks the 11-year anniversary of the disastrous US invasion of Iraq, starting a protracted occupation the left huge numbers of Iraqi civilians dead.
Spun as a victory and a war that “ended” with the US pullout, Iraq saw a brief decline in violence after the US finally left, but a big escalation over the past year that has seen al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), a group in large part created to resist the US occupation, seizing significant portions of the Anbar Province.
And while US involvement doesn’t include boots on the ground, the US isn’t exactly “out” of Iraq, pumping large amounts of weapons into the country today as part of a promise to help them fight AQI.
Between the weapons shipments and constant calls from hawks to return to a direct military role inside Iraq, the US seems less “out” of Iraq than any time since they physically withdrew, and are looking forward to years of intervention in various forms.
13 thoughts on “11 Years After US Invasion, Iraq Is a Wreck”
Its almost as if this was the planned outcome.
Dysfunctional state where international oil companies are slowly getting oil production up and reaping the rewards. Any share of oil revenue that flows to the Iraqis is spent on weapons to fight US's enemies. No chance of either side winning outright – at least before the oil runs out – and, hey, who cares after that?
yes i agree that this seems to have been the agenda and is the pattern for current and future adventures now. cannibalization of entire societies.
no pretext about installing a 'functioning elected government' which one day may slip its collar and demand more pie…
no, better to crack open the target society, destroying any infrastructure which promotes social cohesion and unity, aggravate existing divisions to promote rivalry for resources and then do deals with whomsoever tinpot entities emerge. one may be assured of the lowest price and that if any of the locals get uppity, they may be replaced by other miserable sods either eager to betray their own people or just gullible enough to believe in uncle sams good intentions
And meanwhile…yet another country that was in the cross hairs of the neocon horde…is now saddled with so much internal misery, discord, profitable violence and death… that it is no longer a viable thorn in the side of the precious zionist entity.
"it is no longer a viable thorn in the side of the precious zionist entity"
This point should never be forgotten, when one looks for the who's who of prime beneficiaries of American Arab wars post 9/11
"Its almost as if this was the planned outcome. "
Nah. That's giving them too much credit. Their arrogance and stupidity has led to something that can still be favorable to their options though.
U.S.A stands for United States of America, in reality there are 50 states, national, nations with different language, or dialects, cultures and etc creating what is known as USA.
Every stats are independent, to some point yes and to some point they are not. I wonder what would the federal government do if any of these states no longer want to pay tax to federal government and the states argument would be…, "because federal government using people's money (tax) to create more of the militarism then people's welfare; therefore, the state no longer willing to obey the taxation of the stat". Now, would the FG use the national guard or the army to enforce the tax codes and thereby collecting it or the FG would order the military to take over the governing system of the state, yet, what would be the reaction of and by the people?
USFG role in all that is to collect taxes , if not all of it, a big chunk of collected taxes are spend, or should I say, given to war machineries companies, oil companies are subsidized so as bankers and other economic institutions for USFG to conduct wars or bribe Ukrainian self proclaimed Old, Neo and ok'd fascist government with 5 billion dollars creating more problems for Ukrainians then achieving anything, like in Iraq, a favoritism, a war for Saudis, Wahhabis and Kuwaitis kingdom. Such deceptive politics has become the political culture by an regime trying hard to prove to the world that , Barack Hussein Obama was elected by american corporations to lie to the American people and rest of the world, manipulating the truth and telling everyone that what he dose is based on democracy, killing people us his way in democracy proving once again that USFG has nothing to do with nor is about democracy, he is even willing to recognize fascism as a "democratic movement" to prove to the world that USFG is wrong and as always, fighting fir its interests, that USFG still a militarism regime and able to change its political understanding just like they change their underwear.
Obama is given the green light by everyone whom are against democracy. Whom are about Neo, old and ok'd fascism, religious or not, to create a new terms and social condition for what is lacking in USFG practical and understanding about functioning democracy, disrespecting the principals and values in democracy, which in political terms is worse then Bush regime.
Then again, USFG consist of few governments within the government in cooperation with AIPAC competing about their wrong politics and wrong doing, CIA, NSA, state department and 20 other agencies is where they have no clue in who is who, what is done or what is the reaction, Bush Iraq war was a personal war, a favoritism war for Wahhabis, Saudi tyrants and Kuwaitis tyrant regime. Bill Clinton and Madeleine Albright Yugoslavian war was about Bill Clinton and Madeline Albright, two arch enemies of socialism and functioning democracy again doing their nepotism toward Saudis expending their Sunni-Islamization in Kosovo with help from Hashim Taci a mafia figure from Balkan. Libya war was about France mafia involvement in politics wanting to prove yo the world that they are there, so was the Swedish fighter jets and Swedish king, then again it was about favoritism for tyrant regimes of UAE and for USFG to have a corridor opened for USFG militarism, Syrian war is the same scenario and now Ukraine. So for last 60 years, disregarding who has been the president, the same disrespect for democracy, disrespect for people's freedom of choice, disrespect for human dignity, dividing nations by all means, has been the USFG hallmark in deceptive action toward mankind, those who call such policy a "democratic" are those who haven't a clue about what they are saying, yet they know that they have corporate interests that must be protected even if the actions kill people. Do they teach history at Harvard or "high valued" university where most of these political elites are "educated" from?
Ah, "the best laid plans of mice and men."
Bush and his neocon flunkies (should) be held accountable
for the destruction of Iraq. These liars murdered 1 million
Iraqi citizens, displaced 4 million others, and completely
destroyed a sovereign country.
Bush, his Right-wing puppet masters, and the spineless Democrats
who destroyed Iraq could care less about the continued suffering
of its population which continues to die from secular violence
resulting from this illegal invasion.
On top of this ongoing carnage, the Iraqi people and their
offspring for generation to come will feel the physical effects
of depleated uranium and white phosphorus.
The Iraqis are a strong people, and will rebound from the evil
visited on them by a second-rate Texas cowpoke reject from
a B western flick.
Thank you my brother now how about getting him and his cronies to the Hague.
it anit about iraqis
it is about the zios and thier world view/plan…
create chaos in as many countries as possible…in order to pillage those countries…
The real goal of the Iraq war and chaos in the regions was to safe guard Israel existence.
Look at it from the point of view of those who started the war: The Israel-first neoconservatives. They got to use America to destroy an Arab country that might have been a potential threat to Israel. And at no cost to the tribe.
If things take a turn for the better, and civilization actually survives global militarization, capitalist rape and ruination of the planet, and Zionism's threat of planetary nuclear destruction, then future historians will reach consensus that Barack Obama bears the greatest responsibility for the War Crime that was Iraq, and all the disasters that have followed and are yet to come. Because he had the unique opportunity to change the course of chaos and destruction unleashed by his predecessors by holding them to account, and put them in the dock of justice. Instead, he willingly embraced the corruption of Washington DC, and gave them a total pass. The death and destruction falling out from that utter moral failure will be both immense and immeasurable. How perverse, these future historians will observe, that the world handed the greatest war criminal of all time its highest prize for "peace".
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