Dozens of progressive and alternative websites have re-published Patrick Cockburn's appalling article originally appeared in CounterPunch a few days ago. As Jonathan Steele's article in the Guardian a few weeks ago, this Cockburn's article is so extreme one wonders if those alternative websites have become alternative to reality.
After selling Obama as the Anti-Bush and the Man of Change, the lib-left intelligentsia is now at work to depict the new planned phase of the imperial project in the Middle East and beyond as a debacle. We are asked to believe that Corporate America is retreating from Iraq or - to use Cockburn's words - that the U.S.'s "moment in Iraq is coming to an end".
For geostrategic reasons that should be obvious to anyone at this point, Washington needs to remain and consolidate its presence in that region called so vaguely Middle East. Corporate America's hegemony and its survival depend on the direct control of this part of the world, having in mind the rising of other major powers in the international scene, particularly China, Russia and the European Union.
Obviously the US planners never wanted to occupy Iraq with all their troops forever; all they needed to do was to install a puppet government, destroy the Iraqi nation, disintegrate the Iraqi state, crush any authentic national resistance and prepare the US permanent presence in the country.
The puppet government has been installed through that charade called "political process". We even got used to that ridiculous expression, Green Zone, the Quisling government's hideout.
The Iraqi nation has been destroyed through imported sectarianism and civil war that put Iraqis against Iraqis. Since the invasion, Iraqis have been called Shia or Sunni, Arabs or Curds, Muslim or Christian. More than 1.2 million Iraqis have been slaughtered and more than 5 millions have left their homes and become refugees.
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The Iraqi state, once the most advanced state of the region, has been disintegrated through the infamous debaathification and other sectarian practices. After a massive propaganda campaign aimed at its moral lynching, the legitimate government of the Republic of Iraq has been lynched by the invaders and their collaborators. In the West, notorious human rights organizations, the lib-left intelligentsia and the anti-war movement's politburo have contributed to that propaganda.
The Iraqi national resistance has been crushed by the military occupation and the sectarian militias that operated undisturbed for many years under the Occupation's eyes, when not in joint operations with the invaders. Iraq teems with prisons, operated by the US occupation or by the sectarian Quisling government, where several thousands freedom fighters and ordinary Iraqis are being tortured, sexually abused and killed; among them women and children.
Meanwhile, the US planners have been working to establish their permanent presence in Iraq; they have been building several permanent military bases together with the biggest embassy in the world. As I wrote in my previous blog, the same day Counterpunch published P. Cockburn's article, Reuters reported, "Ali al-Dabbagh, spokesman for the government of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, said some U.S. forces could be needed for 10 years":
"We do understand that the Iraqi military is not going to get built out in the three years. We do need many more years. It might be 10 years," Dabbagh said at a Pentagon press briefing.But besides what this or that puppet might say, one needs just to stop the flow of propaganda and think; if the US didn't respect the UN Charter and international law when they invaded Iraq, they will certainly not respect any meaningless agreement signed by its own Quisling government. To focus on the SOFA is just another diversion; the US plan, far from being a "total defeat", as Cockburn writes, has been completely successful. Mission accomplished.
The official lib-left intelligentsia must continue its real job as gatekeeper of dissent; its audiences, the most aware, active and willing to stop their governments from continuing to perpetrate crimes against humanity for the sake of elites' profit and power, must be controlled through "friendly" propaganda. When Obama's war machine is preparing to use all its bestial might against the people of Afghanistan and Pakistan and with an economic and financial crisis without precedent hitting millions of people, the public opinion in the West needs to be tamed once again.
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