10 Years On – Was the War in Iraq Worth a Million Deaths?
By Dark Politricks
As you should know by now the 10 year anniversary of the Iraq war has just passed.
The question is still hotly debated – was the war in Iraq worth it?
Was it worth the deaths of up to a million Iraqi civilians?
Was it worth the contamination of whole cities like Fallujah. Polluted so much by powerful weaponary that not only were the citizens affected but so were the soliders using the weapons.
Was it worth the new “Gulf War Syndrome” that returning soldiers are already facing. The fatigue, fevers, rashes, joint pain, intestinal problems, memory loss, mood swings, cancers and even the coughing up of blood and black goop that has been nicknamed “plume crud”?
Was it worth the deaths of so many American soldiers who were conned into thinking they were fighting al-Qaeda “over there” so they didn’t have to fight them at home?
Was it worth the debasement of the US media which parroted government press briefs as if real news. Newpapers and TV channels taking George W Bush and Dick Cheney’s word on matters that had no basis in truth. “Facts” such as the hidden WMD, Yellow Cake Uranium, or stockpiles of Anthrax waiting to be used against invading US forces. All weapons we had sold Saddam Hussein when he was “our friend” during the 80’s for fighting a war with Iran. Weapons that for some reason he decided not to use whilst being attaacked by us. Was it worth showing the rest of the world another example of western hypocrisy?
Was it worth the destruction of all our civil liberties as suspiciously staged scare tactics such as the sending of Anthrax to US senators forced the passing of the pre-prepared PATRIOT ACT without anyone bothering to read it?
Was it worth the setting up of “Free Speech Zones” where first amendment rights that should be allowed at all places were limited to caged in areas where demonstrators could be filmed, monitored and logged onto watch lists?
Was it worth the destruction of a country that was only held together by a strong man dictator like Saddam Hussein into sectarian violence?
Iraq was a country that was created by the west after earlier wars, forcing the Kurds, Sunnis and Shi’ites to live together when logic dictated that three countries would have been a more sensible arrangement if partitioning was even required in the first place. Was it worth the continuing sectarian strife that will rock the region for years to come?
Was it worth the strengthening of Iran who has now become a major power player in the area. They now control and arm forces within Iraq as well as being linked to political parties, some of which are no better when it comes to liberty for the Iraqi people than Saddam Hussein.
Was it worth the huge dive in moral standing that the USA took when pictures of torture at Abu Ghraib came out and showed that America had stooped to the same standards as the enemies it claimed to fight on moral lines?
We only have to ask Tony Blair, a now hated figure on the world stage what it meant to him as he keeps on claiming that the world is better off without Saddam Hussein.
This is the same man who kissed Gaddafi and made up with the suspected architect of the Pan Am bombing over Lockerbie in return for oil deals and the patsy served up on a platter to serve time in a Scottish jail.
Politicians like Blair or Rumsfeld can be photographed standing next to future targets after selling them massive amounts of arms and then turn on them a few years later when their alliance based on the maxim “the enemy of your enemy is my friend” is no longer of use.
They are people who sell them the same weapons that they turn around and accusse them of having!
I wonder how “absolute” their morals relly are.
What we know is that the Iraq war didn’t end when George W Bush stood on that aircraft carrier claiming that the war had ended only months after starting “shock n awe”.
Instead the country did what all smaller armed forces do when attacked by larger forces.
They hid amongst the public and launched a guerrilla war of terror and attrition using IED’s and massive car bombs designed to kill and maim allied soldiers plus thousands of Iraqi civilians.
This is the same tactic the Taliban are using, the Viet Cong did successfully during the Vietnam war and former allies, including Osama bin-Laden, then called the Mujahideen not al-Qaeda during the Soviet war against Afghanistan.
We dragged the Iraqi peoples leader out of a hole in the ground, paraded him in front of camera’s and then tried him in front of a victors court before hanging him in front of the world.
The Iraqi resistence captured and tortured allied soldiers and contractors before cutting their heads off with knives and showing it online.
The Iraqi war showed us that the political process in supposed democratic governments and the UN is nothing more than a farce and that when the axis of war want a war they get it.
Despite the wishes of the people who marched in their millions across the world and the resignation of politicians like Robin Cook in the UK. The war was pushed through using false propaganda including the 45 minute attack time, WMD that had been sold to Iraq by our own countries, dodgy dossiers and false stories about links with al-Qaeda from dubious intelligence sources.
Don’t even get me started on the 9.11 commission which was used as a tool to drive home the need for another war against Iraq as witnesses claimed that every major terrorist act in modern times, incuding 9.11, had been backed or supported by Saddam Hussein.
Un-educated people still believe we went to war with Iraq because of the Twin Towers and not because we were worried about Saddam swapping from petrodollars to it’s own currency for oil purchases. Or the massive Halliburton contracts that were signed before hand to rebuild the country after we demolished it.
They think “the surge” worked not knowing about the £12 billion dollars that went missing due to plane loads of cash being flown in and then used to bribe tribes and insurgents into not attacking our troops. A tactic used by some allied forces in Afghanistan now.
I don’t even need to go on to the next level about false flag attacks carried out by SAS soldiers caught red handed dressed as insurgents with bombs and detonators.
Or the WikiLeaks video that caused outrage as it showed the blood lust of US pilots as they murdered reporters and civilians, shooting bursts of bullets into an ambulance that tried rescuing a survivor, and baying for an injured man to pick up a gun so they could finish him off.
Lest you think otherwise – I don’t think the war was worth it but what do you think?
Let me know your views in this poll.
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