I deliberated on whether to write this post, it is based on another documentary I watched this morning called, No End in Sight. The reason I have deliberated is because I seem to have criticised America quite a number of times recently. It is not because I am anti-American; it is because I am anti-selfishness, anti-greed, and anti-stupidity, that I write these posts. I hold my own country Britain equally responsible in the matters I write about below. It is distasteful, and abhorrent, it is hard to believe that in this day and age, we can still act like this.
No End in Sight catalogues the early months after the invasion of Iraq, and the end of the official war, it begins with the victory, when the Iraqis, were so pleased to see the end of a most hated dictator. Little did they know that there was something far worse about to take its place.
The first fledgling weeks without the dictator, saw unprecedented carnage, chaos, confusion, death, looting, the destruction of the infrastructure of Iraq. And the poor US Army stationed there were told not to act in any way to stop it. They were told not to get involved, hell raged around them, and they could not act, because of a bunch of idiots in the White House. Then when a team finally was sent to take control, they had nothing; they were left to sort out a dreadful catastrophe, of insurmountable proportions, without even a chair to sit on or a table. They started to make a difference, but they were short term, and the American government, or the four biggest criminals in the last ten years, Dopey Dubya, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and Paul Wolfowitz, decided to play a real life game of Monopoly and Risk at the same time, with the lives of millions of Iraqis and hundreds of thousands of Military Personnel.
They sent over Paul Bremer, who can only be described as similar to a Nazi Gauleiter, stationed in Poland, and in a way, what they did in Iraq between 2003-2004, in the name of freedom, in today’s modern society with higher morals and ethics; is just as bad, only more inept.
The documentary says after neglecting the Iraqis and letting them create hell; Bremer stepped in and made it worse. First he stopped the initial formation of an interim Iraqi government, then he banned the Ba’ath Party, which was called de-Ba'athification, and finally the biggest of gargantuan mistakes, he disbanded the Iraqi army, making hundreds of thousands of military men unemployed.
This of course over time, caused an insurgence, and turned Iraq into the hellish battlefield it has been for many years. The one part of the doc that sticks in my mind, and is one of the most horrific things I have seen that did not show blood and guts. Is the video of some crazed private security force driving through the streets of Baghdad, firing assault rifles and machine guns at innocent civilians in cars and on the street? Some sicko sadist had videoed it, and put an Elvis track over the top, it was beyond disturbing.
In my mind the four stooges mentioned above are no different than the Nazi War Criminals of WWII, or Slobodan Milosevic, or Pol Pot, or any of the other perpetrators of genocide we have seen in history. To allow such a thing to happen is criminal, and justice should be served on the leaders who instigated the war, and the continuous nightmare.
I will end by saying remember those Tea Party activists saying why is there no jobs or money in America, well one of the reasons is the $1.8 trillion, the war in Iraq has cost the American Tax Payer. When the Republican loony’s were in charge, the Tea Parties America. I will add another note, I bet a large portion of that $1.8 Trillion went to defence contracts, and companies owned by the one percent, the billionaires of America.
Watch this documentary it will open your eyes.