The Iraqi Genocide
Paul Craig Roberts
-- - -Why has not the Turkish parliament given tit for tat and passed
a resolution condemning the Iraqi Genocide?
As a result of Bush’s invasion of Iraq, more than one million
Iraqis have died, and several millions are displaced persons.
The Iraqi death toll and the millions of uprooted Iraqis match
the Armenian deaths and deportations. If one is a genocide, so
is the other.
It is true that most of the Iraqi deaths have resulted from
Iraqis killing one another. But it was Bush’s destruction of the
secular Iraqi state that unleashed the sectarian strife.
Moreover, American troops in Iraq have killed more civilians
than insurgents. The US military in Iraq has fallen for every
bit of disinformation fed to it by Al Qaeda personnel posing as
“informants” and by Sunnis setting up Shi’ites and Shi’ites
setting up Sunnis. As a result, American bombs and missiles have
blown up weddings, funerals, kids playing soccer, and people
shopping in bazaars and sleeping in their homes.
Not to be outdone, Bush’s private Waffen SS known as Blackwater
has taken to gunning Iraqi civilians down in the streets. How do
Blackwater and Custer Battles killers escape the “unlawful
One can only marvel at the insouciance of the US Congress to the
current Iraqi Genocide while condemning Turkey for one that
90 years ago.
People seldom see the beam in their own eye, only the mote in
the eyes of others. Every member of the Bush Regime is busily at
work denouncing Iran for causing instability in the Middle East.
Meanwhile, the US has invaded two countries, throwing them into
total chaos, while beating the drums for war with Iran and
conspiring with Israel to invade Lebanon and to attack Syria.
The indisputable facts are that the US and Israel have attacked
four Middle East countries and are determined to attack a fifth.
Yet, it is peaceful Iran, at war with no one, that Bush and
Israel blame for causing instability in the Middle East.
Not content with its many wars in the Middle East, the Bush
Regime is sponsoring wars in Africa and is setting up an African
Command. The US government has been bombing and attacking other
countries ever since the cold war ended. Instead of peace, the
gang in Washington DC chose war.
Other than the Israel Lobby, the greatest supporters of Bush’s
wars are Christian evangelicals, specifically the “rapture
evangelicals” and the “Christian Zionists.”
I remember when Christianity was about saving one’s soul. Today
it is about bringing on Armageddon. While the various
evangelical Christians preach war in the Middle East, they
condemn Islam for being a “warlike religion.”
Americans are so full of themselves that they are blind to their
The US government has broken every agreement with Russia by
withdrawing from the anti-ballistic missile treaty, pushing NATO
to Russia’s borders, conniving to place missiles in Poland and
the Czech Republic, and buying governments in former Soviet
republics and installing US military bases therein.
When Russian President Putin finally has enough and protests,
the US Secretary of State blames Putin for being difficult and
restarting the cold war.
Few Americans realize it, but they take the cake.
International polls show that the rest of the world regard the
US and Israel as the greatest dangers to world peace. Americans
claim that they are fighting wars against terrorism, but it is
US and Israeli terrorism that worries everyone else. The rest of
the world knows that the wars are about US and Israeli hegemony
and that the US and Israel are prepared to engage in whatever
acts of terror are necessary to achieve hegemony.
That is the bare fact.
When the US dollar loses its reserve currency status, the US
empire will come to an abrupt end. Sooner or later the rest of
the world will realize this and, in an act of self-protection,
dethrone the dollar.
Paul Craig Roberts has a Ph.D. in economics. He has held a
number of academic appointments and contributed to numerous
scholar journals. He is author or co-author of eight books and
was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy.
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