Sunday, April 23, 2017

To stop the global genocide, defend Saddam Hussein

In March of 2003, the United States perpetrated a preemptive strike on Iraq against Saddam Hussein. While many people, including Iraqis, supported the end of the regime, many others around the world gathered in protest. The U.N. weapons inspectors had been tasked with attempting to verify the charges against Saddam Hussein, but even during the run-up to the invasion, they hadn't found any evidence that Saddam Hussein had WMD, and advised against the strike. Not long after the strike started, the UN ambassador who was sent to Iraq, Sergio Viera de Mello, tasked with ending the conflict, was bombed and killed, along with 20 other representatives, and the rest of the United Nations delegation retreated to Cyprus.

Saddam Hussein went into hiding. The United States military, along with the Coalition forces, staged operations, but they were not able to stop the rise of the insurgency. The conflict devolved into sectarian fighting--a civil war. Total deaths began to rise. The conflict became a quagmire, with only two options and both were untenable. We could not stay and we could not leave.

The transitional government helped the Iraqi people to write a constitution, and many Iraqis proudly voted for the first time in their lives for a new leader. But, the new Iraqi government was instated by an outside force and would never be accepted by the people of Iraq. To quell the resistance to the new government, the Shi'a became as brutal as the Sunnis were under Saddam Hussein.

In December of 2006, after appearing in court for his brutal reaction associated with a previous assassination attempt, Saddam Hussein was hanged by hooded men who appeared to be Iraqis.

The conflict continued to drag on and spilled over into Syria, and has spread out into the rest of the world in the form of ISIS sleeper cells in every nation and every state of the United States.

President Obama announced the withdrawal of US troops during his administration, in agreement with the Iraqi government. When the conflict worsened, President Obama sent in advisers only, to keep US involvement from sinking back into the quagmire. The resistance continues on in Iraq, but as ISIS neared Baghdad, the larger outside threat has brought less infighting.

The question is, what will end the conflict in Iraq? If the United States went into Iraq to get control of their oil reserves, as many people suspect, the civil war has prevented anyone from getting control of the oil, and the conflict has become a drain on the US economy.

President Trump announced on his first trip to the CIA his intent to go back into Iraq to gain control of the oil. He believes President Obama was not tough enough on ISIS. Any attempts to get the oil will lead to sleeper cells within the United States to wake up, and the United States will become another Syria.

The solution to every dilemma is to do what is in everyone's best interest. The conflict devolved as a character defamation campaign, which is an individual form of genocide, against Saddam Hussein, and the solution is to defend the person who is being defamed. The United States perpetrated an act of revenge against Saddam Hussein. The United Nations proved he was attempting to comply with UN sanctions, so the United States was bullying Saddam Hussein.

The UK under Prime Minister Tony Blair had joined with President Bush in the preemptive strike, and recently released the Chilcot Report that addresses their role in the Iraq War. Blair wasn't acting alone. Now it is time for the United States to do the same thing. There is no other way to end the Iraq Genocide.

By targeting an innocent man, the power games back-lashed on the United States. Until that time, the games worked, but they no longer work. There is always an immediate backlash to the power games.

Once George W. Bush told the grand lie to justify the preemptive strike, ripples of effects have gone out to draw in every nation on the planet. The preemptive strike created a schism in the US government and around the world, with some people believing the lie and others standing on the principles. The moderates took back power, but that has flipped again and led to the rise in power of the Right and Ultra-Rights, and the oligarchs who are grabbing for power.

During the years the Moderates worked to undo the damage that was done, the plan for the international government, including our Exit Strategy for Iraq proposal, has been introduced, and opened to debate, and many people around the world see that it makes much more sense for disputes between nations to be resolved in court rather than the battlefield and for the monies now wasted on war to go to the people instead. The diplomatic community and many world leaders approve of the plan. Third world nations see a way to become equal to the other nations.

Now, if President Trump attempts to perpetrate a preemptive strike and regime change in nations like North Korea, he will face an immediate backlash, but it will be more than one nation fighting one nation. It will become a global war, with the United States against the entire planet.