[FoRK] U.S. Officially Surrenders in Iraq, Launches Civil War

Ian Andrew Bell FoRK fork
Sun Aug 21 11:31:08 PDT 2005

Yet another brutal manipulation and subsequent insult to the Kurds by  
a Bush government.

As the world looked on in disinterest, Saddam gassed the Kurds  
repeatedly in the late 1980s.  There was no expression of moral  
outrage at the UN during this time, when Saddam actually DID have  
biological weapons.


Throughout Desert Storm, the CIA and US State Department encouraged a  
Kurdish rebellion in the North of Iraq, distributing leaflets and  
promising them assistance in the liberation of their people through  
PsyOp radio broadcasts.  This caused Saddam to divert many of his  
elite forces into the Northern region and had the effect of sparing  
them the brunt of the US assault.  Yet when the advance stopped short  
of Baghdad and attempts to terminate Saddam failed, the US allowed  
the IRaqi military to pound the Kurdish settlements using artillery,  
helicopter gunships, and (allegedly) even further gas attacks.  As  
the world congratulated themselves on their victory, thousands died.

Amazingly, Kurds yet again joined the coalition forces in 2003 to  
oust Saddam in this conflict, and are getting fucked once again.  One  
autocracy is replaced with another, only this one is shielded by a  
useless piece of paper.

Way to go, George.  You've just inspired millions more terrorists.   
The Kurds will make the Palestinians look like peaceniks.


On 21-Aug-05, at 10:26 AM, Sebastian Hassinger wrote:

> Doing some background reading, looks like the Sunnis haven't been
> participating in the talks since earlier in the weekend, and are
> threatening to reject the current version of the constitution if it
> comes forward. The Kurds aren't too happy either. The disagreement
> appears to come down to identifying the Qur'an as *the* source of the
> country's laws, not "a" source.

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