The Real Aggressor and Occupier of Iraq is U.S. Imperialism

January 26, 2016

Today there is a system of military blackmail in Iraq in which people must meet whatever arbitrary demand is made by the state or risk becoming a target of airstrikes. Worse, because individuals suspected of "terrorism" are routinely killed without being charged with a crime, there is no way for civilians to decriminalize themselves in order to avoid becoming targets.

For example, the U.S. military recently conducted bombings in the towns of Khan al-Baghdadi, Kisik, Makhmur, Musul, Ramadi, Sinjar, Sultan Abdallah and Tal Afar. The collection of targets were randomly chosen in order to terrorize the population. Because the Pentagon is only accountable to the U.S. President who has ordered the information classified, the number of casualties is unknown. Nevertheless, it is clear that not a single known law was broken by any of the victims of the airstrikes.

In this "post-war" neo-colonial system, U.S. imperialism is the judge, jury and executioner, and the people of Iraq are allowed to fly only the flag that has been approved by the U.S. President.

From the start of the war, the U.S. has relied on such tactics as the saturation bombings of cities and other populated areas – a tactic which has already killed some hundreds of thousands of Iraqis. Other preferred methods of the U.S. occupationist army include mass round-ups, collective punishment, torture, cutting off supplies of food, electricity, water, etc.

These methods are not mistakes. They are purposeful methods employed by the Pentagon with definite aims. These methods aim at terrorizing the Iraqi people, at asserting that the U.S. imperialists are the masters of the country and that the Iraqis are a conquered people. All the propaganda about "terrorism," "Islamic fundamentalism" or "jihadism," as the Democrats call it, attempts to justify this fascism but only proves that racism is the official ideology of the U.S. government.

Obama's tired slogan "now that we're there. . ." seeks to buy time for the warmakers as well as thwart the growing consciousness of the people, to choke the will to find out which is inspiring millions of people to come into new political life in opposition to the aggressive, colonial program which always remains the basis of U.S. imperialism's involvement in Iraq.