Iraqi Parliament Calls for U.S. Troop Withdrawal

March 18, 2018

On March 2, the Iraqi quisling parliament passed a resolution requesting Iraq's Chief Executive to demand a timeline for withdrawal of U.S. and NATO troops from Iraq.

However, according to Pentagon spokesman Eric Pahon, there will be no further U.S. drawdown of troops at this time. Pahon said, “We are shifting our focus from combat operations to training operations in order to ensure the lasting defeat of ISIS.”

This marks the third declared mission change from a combat to a training role announced by the U.S. Armed Forces based at Combined Joint Operation Center Baghdad since their ground invasion of Iraq in March 2003. The first was on May 1, 2003 and the second was on December 14, 2011.

After dropping an uncountable number of bombs and carrying out a scorched earth policy in Mosul last year, U.S. Armed Forces left behind a resounding message of ruthless intimidation by leaving the nearly annihilated city full of the mortal remains of thousands buried under the rubble. To this day, 8 months after the siege of Mosul was declared an occupation victory, U.S. Armed Forces are refusing to lift a finger to clean up the flesh and blood mess left in the wake of their mass slaughter of Iraqi people. Journalists and residents of the city are regularly reporting that the stench of rotten human corpses in Mosul is overpowering. Family members and friends are still searching for the remains of loved ones among the thousands of decayed bodies that litter the city.

NATO troops will also continue to play a leading role in the spoliation.

Several days after the parliamentary resolution, Iraq's Chief Executive "requested" long-term NATO presence in the country as well. NATO will continue operating out of Union III Forward Operating Base near the U.S. Armed Forces headquarters. Iraq will now start to feature more prominently as a NATO base of operations involving the 28 NATO allies in international anti-terrorism operations, according to NATO Secretary General Jen Stoltenberg in an interview with Agence France-Presse on March 5th. He explained, "This is about helping Iraq, but also about helping ourselves."