The NY Times Finally Gets it on Iraq: The Situation is Dire

By John Galt
July 30, 2011

The New York Times is breaking what will be the most under reported story of the weekend thanks to the manufactured crisis in Washington in the Sunday print edition. The United States has been falsely claiming under the pretense of political advancement via two Presidents that the Iraqi situation has been stabilized and victory achieved. Reality on the ground, along with the dictates of the news from nations and media outside the sphere of our mainstream propaganda influence, are telling a tale of total anarchy in parts of the South and East of the nation. Kurdistan appears to be ready to declare separation and independence  in the north and oil rich regions to protect their citizens. Lastly, genocide and forced evacuations of minority religious groups and tribes,especially Christians in the central parts and West of the nation, and a historical schism between Shi’ites and Sunni sects are causing violence to flare up almost daily throughout many parts of the nation.

Yet our leadership declares for the latest Gallup poll that famous phrase:

“Mission Accomplished”

Unfortunately for President Obama and the prior administration, years after our invasion of Iraq the New York Times catches up to the region’s media with this story:

U.S. Report Finds Security Deteriorating in Iraq

After years of a politically correct war needlessly putting our friends and neighbors in uniform at risk and enriching selected contractors and corrupt officials in Baghdad, the nation appears hell bent on proceeding to the next, inevitable step of civil war as many of us have been predicting. The unnatural creation of this colonial territory which was declared a nation of Irak for purposes of British administration is finally ready to shatter back into its natural state of tribal and sectarian conflict and the edicts of the modern world are irrelevant to the majority of its inhabitants. This is the nation, not Egypt, not Saudi Arabia, and not Libya which will determine the reality of Middle Eastern politics and conflict for decades forward. Yet the administration and its rank amateurs continue to believe that the model provided by professors from extremist viewpoints of Marxist globalist ideals shall hold sway over people who have been at war with each other for over 1200 years.

The story in the New York Times highlighted the sectarian violence in the Diyala province, irregular utilities, and the inherent corruption of the central government,  but fails to to focus on other areas of contention these pages have been covering in depth for the quite some time:

– Kurdistan is preparing for direct conflict with Iran and Turkey on Iraqi territory in the months ahead due to the uncontrolled activities of the PKK.

– The key oil producing regions under Kurdish control near Kirkuk are preparing to cut off the oil revenues to the central government if it fails to provide an equal seat of representation and power in Baghdad for their quasi-independent nation.

– Iranian influence is now stretching from the border regions of Kuwait through Basra and up through the Eastern reaches of the nation attacking Sunni figures and government agents with impunity in an attempt to destabilize the nation and put pressure on Kuwaiti leaders and on Saudi Arabia’s domestic Shi’ite population.

– The Sunni majority is in conflict with not only the Kurds and Shi’ites but debating on what role to take within the internal conflicts within Jordan and Syria to their west which is pressuring their border territory. In addition to this problem, the internal corruption is giving rise to more fundamentalist representatives of the Sunni religious leadership, destroying the sway of the current secular representatives hand picked by the United States.

As the U.S. withdrawal accelerates, look for the various powers in the region from Ankara, Riyadh, and Tehran to attempt to redraw the map and eradicate the minority interests so the petroleum wealth and religious ideals can be carved up to insure stability for their own nations and an end to centuries old conflicts in a nation that by all rights should not even exist. I look forward to reading the report in detail when it is placed into the Congressional record to see if the portions above not reviewed by the New York Times are included and their interpretation of future stability in Iraq.



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