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500 weeks ago @ Antiwar.com Original A... - Out Now! · 0 replies · +1 points

The Israeli plan for Iraq was always forced partition. It became the American plan too when it became obvious the guerrilla war wasn’t going to end. Unsurprisingly, the ‘sectarian bombings’ started soon afterwards.

Iraq, rich in oil on the one hand and internally torn on the other, is guaranteed as a candidate for Israel's targets . Its dissolution is even more important for us than that of Syria. Iraq is stronger than Syria. In the short run it is Iraqi power which constitutes the greatest threat to Israel. An Iraqi-Iranian war will tear Iraq apart and cause its downfall at home even before it is able to organize a struggle on a wide front against us.

Every kind of inter-Arab confrontation will assist us in the short run and will shorten the way to the more important aim of breaking up Iraq into denominations as in Syria and in Lebanon . In Iraq, a division into provinces along ethnic/religious lines as in Syria during Ottoman times is possible. So, three (or more) states will exist around the three major cities: Basra, Baghdad and Mosul, and Shi'ite areas in the south will separate from the Sunni and Kurdish north.

501 weeks ago @ Antiwar.com Original A... - How I Wrote 1,000 Colu... · 0 replies · +1 points

Have you checked the front page? NYT, Washington Post, Stars & Stripes (!), et cetera. That is the MSM.

501 weeks ago @ Antiwar.com Original A... - How I Wrote 1,000 Colu... · 2 replies · +1 points

How does mindlessly regurgitating MSM propaganda help the antiwar movement? Instead of ridiculing the countless articles insisting that Iraq was always plagued by “sectarian violence” they agree wholeheartedly and call for the forced partition of the heavily intermarried Arab population (but not the Kurds of course). Coincidentally, this is also the opinion of the Pentagon. Hence my deleted comment about why anyone would want to pay for propaganda that is widely available for free.

501 weeks ago @ News From Antiwar.com - Rising Anti-Shi'ite Vi... · 0 replies · +1 points

America created the religious violence because they thought it would help to prolong the occupation: The myth of sectarianism - The policy is divide to rule. It may be worthwhile to consider that prior to the Anglo-American invasion and occupation of Iraq there had never been open warfare between the two groups and certainly not a civil war. In terms of organization and convention, Iraqis are a tribal society and some of the largest tribes in the country comprise Sunni and Shia. Intermarriages between the two sects are not uncommon either.

Soon after arriving in Iraq in November 2003, I learned that it was considered rude and socially graceless to enquire after an individual’s sect. If in ignorance or under compulsion I did pose the question the most common answer I would receive was, "I am Muslim, and I am Iraqi." On occasion there were more telling responses like the one I received from an older woman, "My mother is a Shia and my father a Sunni, so can you tell which half of me is which?" The accompanying smile said it all.

Large mixed neighborhoods were the norm in Baghdad. Sunni and Shia prayed in one another’s mosques. &

"Those Americans thought they would decrease the resistance attacks by separating the people of Iraq into sects and tribes," announced a thirty-two-year-old man from Ramadi, who spoke with al-Fadhily on terms of anonymity, "They know they are sinking deeper into the shifting sand, but the collaborators are fooling the Americans right now, and will in the end use this strategy against them."

501 weeks ago @ News From Antiwar.com - At Least 50 Killed in ... · 0 replies · +1 points

I know you’re irrevocably committed to the Pentagon’s “sectarian civil war” propaganda, but Iraq never had 'sectarian violence' before America invaded and got stuck in a hopeless guerrilla war.

There’s also a problem with your ‘magic bomb theory’: it’s absurd. In a heavily intermarried country where mixed neighborhoods were normal, you can’t blow up hundreds of random people and only kill members of one religious group who have no connections to anyone else. The ‘sectarian violence’ is how the occupation has responded to the guerrilla war; massive collective punishment of the civilian population with an eventual goal of partition. All heartily endorsed by the warbots here!

Many Iraqis blame these bombings on the occupation: The IR [Iraqi Resistance] has condemned and condemns attacks on civilians, we do not blow up markets filled with innocent lives. This is a propaganda tactic by the occupier to discredit us. Suicide bombings against Iraqi civilians, beheadings, car bombs and the rest are all the work of the Occupation, the mercenaries, the Mossad, the Iranian militias and its sectarian squads. On many occasions, cars have been stopped at checkpoints only to find out that during their search they (US forces and militias) have planted bombs in them without the car owner’s knowledge.

The IR does not do such things. We need the Iraqi people, all of the Iraqi people, it is from them that we draw force and support, how can we target them ? We are a Resistance movement against the Occupation (both American and Iranian) not against the Iraqi people. We need our people. How can we kill our own people ?

502 weeks ago @ News From Antiwar.com - At Least 46 Killed in ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Many Iraqis believe that al-Qaeda in Iraq is an American creation The story of Aziz Abu Ammar, an affable sexagenarian impeccably dressed with suit and silk tie, is emblematic of what happened to Iraq's professional and cultural elites…Ammar is emphatic: "There is no Sunni against Shi'ite. The Americans provoked it. Since the beginning they started talking about separate areas. In Baghdad most marriages are mixed." That's exactly his case. He is Shi'ite, his wife is Sunni.

The solution for Iraq is "the Americans out, all foreign troops out. But even after they leave, we will need a strongman. I don't trust any of these political parties or groups. The only solution would be new, really free elections." He insists "al-Qaeda destroyed the country", but in the same breath adds, "Al-Qaeda is an American creation."

They blame the occupation for the bombings "I do not believe it is al-Qaeda any more," a woman weeping near the scene of the bombing told IPS. "I do not care any more, I am just losing my loved ones. The last explosion hit my husband, and now he is disabled, and this one took my son's life."

She referred to a similar bombing two-and-a-half months ago at the same market that killed 137 and wounded many more.

U.S. leaders and Iraqi government officials again accused "terrorists and the Saddamists" of the bombing. But many people around Baghdad are blaming the occupation forces and the U.S.-backed Iraqi government.

"I noticed that security officers did not carry out any site investigation," a former police officer who lives in a neighboring area told IPS, speaking on the condition of anonymity. "I have also noticed that no such crime has been solved since the first days of the occupation."

502 weeks ago @ News From Antiwar.com - Pakistani Taliban Comm... · 0 replies · +2 points

For the 99% of Antiwar.com readers and 100% of the staff who are unaware: Baitullah Mehsud was an American agent A tribal leader who earlier defected from Pakistani Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud and revealed the militants group's ties with the US and Israel has been shot dead.

The assassination of Qari Zainuddin comes days after he revealed that their comrade was pursuing a US-Israeli agenda across the violence-wracked country.

Zainuddin, a 26-year-old rising tribesman who had called Mehsud "an American agent" was killed by a gunman in northwestern town of Dera Ismail Khan on Tuesday.

Zainuddin, who broke away from Mehsud, was also increasingly critical of Mehsud's use of suicide bombings targeting civilians. &

Insurgents have stepped up their attacks on civilian and religious centers in major cities across Pakistan, which has fueled anti-Taliban sentiments among the Pakistani people.


Zarqawi was also an American creation who died shortly after being outed. The occupation creates these miscreants because they hope the endless civilian attacks will stop the locals from supporting the guerrillas.

It is difficult to determine how much has been spent on the Zarqawi campaign, which began two years ago and is believed to be ongoing. U.S. propaganda efforts in Iraq in 2004 cost $24 million, but that included extensive building of offices and residences for troops involved, as well as radio broadcasts and distribution of thousands of leaflets with Zarqawi's face on them, said the officer speaking on background.

The Zarqawi campaign is discussed in several of the internal military documents. "Villainize Zarqawi/leverage xenophobia response," one U.S. military briefing from 2004 stated. It listed three methods: "Media operations," "Special Ops (626)" (a reference to Task Force 626, an elite U.S. military unit assigned primarily to hunt in Iraq for senior officials in Hussein's government) and "PSYOP," the U.S. military term for propaganda work.

One internal briefing, produced by the U.S. military headquarters in Iraq, said that Kimmitt had concluded that, "The Zarqawi PSYOP program is the most successful information campaign to date."

502 weeks ago @ News From Antiwar.com - US Kills Five Afghan C... · 0 replies · 0 points

Cucumbers are a fruit, not a munition


These were cucumbers of mass destruction!

502 weeks ago @ News From Antiwar.com - US Claims Pakistani Ta... · 0 replies · +1 points

For the 99% of Antiwar.com readers and 100% of the staff who are unaware: Baitullah Mehsud was an American agent A tribal leader who earlier defected from Pakistani Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud and revealed the militants group's ties with the US and Israel has been shot dead.

The assassination of Qari Zainuddin comes days after he revealed that their comrade was pursuing a US-Israeli agenda across the violence-wracked country.

Zainuddin, a 26-year-old rising tribesman who had called Mehsud "an American agent" was killed by a gunman in northwestern town of Dera Ismail Khan on Tuesday.

Zainuddin, who broke away from Mehsud, was also increasingly critical of Mehsud's use of suicide bombings targeting civilians. &

Insurgents have stepped up their attacks on civilian and religious centers in major cities across Pakistan, which has fueled anti-Taliban sentiments among the Pakistani people.


Zarqawi was also an American creation who died shortly after being outed. The occupation creates these miscreants because they hope the endless civilian attacks will stop the locals from supporting the guerrillas.

It is difficult to determine how much has been spent on the Zarqawi campaign, which began two years ago and is believed to be ongoing. U.S. propaganda efforts in Iraq in 2004 cost $24 million, but that included extensive building of offices and residences for troops involved, as well as radio broadcasts and distribution of thousands of leaflets with Zarqawi's face on them, said the officer speaking on background.

The Zarqawi campaign is discussed in several of the internal military documents. "Villainize Zarqawi/leverage xenophobia response," one U.S. military briefing from 2004 stated. It listed three methods: "Media operations," "Special Ops (626)" (a reference to Task Force 626, an elite U.S. military unit assigned primarily to hunt in Iraq for senior officials in Hussein's government) and "PSYOP," the U.S. military term for propaganda work.

One internal briefing, produced by the U.S. military headquarters in Iraq, said that Kimmitt had concluded that, "The Zarqawi PSYOP program is the most successful information campaign to date."

502 weeks ago @ Antiwar.com Original A... - Export Cars, Not Democ... · 0 replies · +1 points

I don’t think the Iraqis want anymore exported cars

The FBI's counterterrorism unit has launched a broad investigation of US-based theft rings after discovering that some of the vehicles used in deadly car bombings in Iraq, including attacks that killed US troops and Iraqi civilians, were probably stolen in the United States, according to senior government officials.