The Iraqi Genocide
Why has not the Turkish parliament
given tit for tat and passed a resolution condemning the
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 happened
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 extraordinary hypocrisy.
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
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
CREATORS SYNDICATE, INC.
Paul Craig Roberts
him] was Assistant
Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan Administration.
He is the author of
Supply-Side Revolution : An Insider`s Account of
Policymaking in Washington;
and the Soviet Economy and
Meltdown: Inside the Soviet Economy,
and is the co-author with Lawrence M. Stratton of
The Tyranny of Good Intentions : How Prosecutors and
Bureaucrats Are Trampling the Constitution in the Name
of Justice. Click
here for Peter
Brimelow`s Forbes Magazine interview with Roberts
about the recent epidemic of prosecutorial misconduct.