All Washington’s calculations depend on a quick war and an easy victory. ‘There’s an assumption that the Americans will be greeted as liberators, and very little consideration of the deep anti-American sentiment as the result of 10 years of poverty due to the sanctions’, one UN official said.
‘No decisive policy is without its risks,’ retorted a senior US official.
Bush America will build
The Americans are preparing a three-stage plan for ruling the country after toppling Saddam’s regime. Jason Burke, Gaby Hinsliff and Ed Vulliamy in New York explain the risks and the costs “The Iraq Bush Will Build” Sunday February 9, 2003.
The Irak that
Bush America built is a bloodsoaked example of the results of a people believing that they are the new Master Race. Bush is but the tip of the festering cancer that permeates the American body politic.
Americans overwhelmingly believe in the
myth lie of the “Shining City on The Hill”, that America is a “Light Unto The Nations”, that “We Are Better Than That”, that the atrocities committed by their troops are committed by just a “Few Bad Apples.”
Lie — the genocide in Irak is what happens when any people who believe they are in some way intrinsically superior to everyone else see something that they covet.
The genocide in Irak is a direct expression of the most fervently held belief of the American people, that they are somehow intrinsically morally superior to everyone else – especially when that “everyone else” happens to have brown coloured skin. The genocide that America has committed in Irak is a direct result of what Michael Kinman my American Christian brother in humanity rightly calls their idolatrous Gospel of Greed. The genocide that America has committed and continues to commit in Irak is a clear expression of that idolatrous Gospel and of the will of the overwhelming majority of the American people.
The vast majority of Americans who now say they oppose the war do so because it is clear even to them that America has lost, that while we may be shocked at the level of barbarism to which America has stooped in Irak, we are not awed, and we are not surprised.
5 years ago today, my father, may his memory be blessed, called me to him:
“Instead of going to your football club we are visiting your uncle, you and your brother will learn how to shoot properly.”
Americans are not welcome here. They have forced violently their way into my home, slaughtered the inhabitants, stolen the food, and poisoned the water. As they did so they boasted that they were predators:
And that is what they are.
Soldiers? No. Just another death squad preying upon the civilians and children of Irak.
But predators can become prey, and the American predators who have had to re-invade my country five times since their original campaign to “shock and awe” us into submission failed now must pay the so-called “Awakening” councils not to attack and kill them. Not only predators but loser predators.
The word for each and every American in Irak is not only “predator” it is also “loser”. The word for each and every American who supported the war against my people is “loser”. The word for each and every American who did nothing to stop America’s illegal and brutal war against my people, is “loser”.
“Ana Iraki.” “I am Iraki.” Like the majority of Irakis my tribe is a mix of Sunni and Shia. One of my parents was Sunni one was Shia. I live in Baghdad. Our neighbourhood has Sunni and Shia Arabs, Sunni and Shia Kurds, we have some Christian neighbours such as the goalkeeper in my football team. On the nights that it is my turn to help man the checkpoint to keep the latest set of American funded death squads from my home and the homes of my neighbours I try to team up with him – did I mention he was Kurdish? My good friend and loyal Iraki comrade Basil is Kurdish. We have Shabaki, Turkmen, and Yezhidi in our neighbourhood also.
Enjoy your failed surge losers and have a nice day.
Long after you and your empire have rotted on the garbage heaps of history my people will still be here.
Long live the Iraki resistance.
Mohammed Ibn Laith,