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    Default Re: Iraq War Ending...........Almost In Secret

    Quote Originally Posted by A Marxist Historian View Post
    If you now recognize, as the Assyrian piece pointed out, that Maliki "decimated Sunnis," that is progress.

    A process still going on, as the Sunnis of Iraq are now yet another, larger, religious minority being decimated. As the Workers Vanguard article on the destruction of Mosul and Raqqa I posted to the Syrian thread, which belongs here too, pointed out,

    "Imperialist machinations have sharply intensified the conflict between Shia and Sunni Muslims. The war against the Sunni-based ISIS has served as a pretext for Shia forces to ethnically cleanse majority Sunni cities in Iraq, with Kirkuk province alone receiving some 500,000 displaced Sunni Arabs."

    http://www.spartacist.org/english/wv...near_east.html

    -AMH-
    Unlike people on the west imbibing their news from commerical western media and neocon think tanks, the people in Iraq and Syria have no doubt that the US is out to carve up their states.
    Now when al-Maliki asks for help to stop ISIS from taking over the country, the U.S. doesn't want to help him. The U.S. does not want a united stable Iraq, they want pieces of the former Iraq, it is now very clear."
    “ We cannot withdraw our cards from the game. Were we as silent and mute as stones, our very passivity would be an act. ”
    — Jean-Paul Sartre

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    Default Re: Iraq War Ending...........Almost In Secret

    Quote Originally Posted by C. Flower View Post
    Unlike people on the west imbibing their news from commerical western media and neocon think tanks, the people in Iraq and Syria have no doubt that the US is out to carve up their states.
    Among the imperial thinktankers inside the Beltway, some want to carve up Syria and Iraq into more manageable smaller pieces, some prefer keeping the boundary lines as is. For easier and more trouble free economic exploitation, believing they have quite enough control over the ruling elites already for US purposes. Neocolonialism is cheaper than old style colonialism, with the local ruling elites assigned the expensive task of keeping the people subdued.

    Opinion polling of Iraqis and Syrians on things like that has not been done, and would be very tricky to do in wartime. But really, what does it matter one way or the other? If general public opinion there is along the lines you think, public opinion could be right or could be wrong, but what difference does it really make?

    Either way, the strategic plan of the US for the Middle East is to maintain US control, so that the US Navy in the Persian Gulf and the US airforce at various bases and the US troops in Saudi Arabia and elsewhere have their fingers around the neck of the world's oil supply, still the main thing keeping the world economy going, and can squeeze at pleasure.

    -AMH-

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