What Next In Iraq?


Background Material

The Latest Outrage

Should You Read This Essay?

The World
Dominance Plot

How Both Bushes Attacked Iraq

What's Behind Bush's War With Iraq?

The New Totalitarianism

Oil Imperialism

The Great Iraqi
Oil Grab

The distribution of religions in Eurasia.

Bush's Petro-Cartel Almost Has Iraq's Oil

Where Are Iraq's Pentagon Papers?

   American and world citizens have never been told the truth about Iraq and the Middle East. It's a tale of the geopolitical restructuring of the entire area coupled with the murderous seizure of energy reserves, which thus far has transferred over $505 billion to cabal "defense industry" corporations, and the looting of billions of American tax-payer dollars by Bush cronies.

   To carry out this naked aggression, the cabal used American and European military personnel as cannon fodder--toll thus far over 4,000 US soldiers killed, 24,042 wounded, and at least a million Iraqis killed.

   The cabal doesn't want American citizens to understand what's going on in Iraq, because the truth is so foul that Americans will stop these outrages once they understand the truth. The details of this barbarous scheme are complex and complicated, but we can pierce through and boil down the cabal's machinations to make them easily understandable. And once people worldwide understand the villainy of this malfeasance, they can act to stop it.

   World citizens particularly need to understand the truth about Iraq now, because a horrendous new outrage is being perpetrated in Iraq, under cover of Bush's so-called surge policy. The lie being told about the surge is that its purpose is to stop or reduce violence in Baghdad and throughout Iraq. The truth is that the surge puts more American troops in harm's way to destroy the insurgent cells in Sunni Arab areas of Baghdad and western Iraq, which have waged a guerilla war against the occupation since the 2003 invasion and secondly, it is aimed at weakening and, if possible, shattering the Shiite movement that is loyal to cleric Moqtada al-Sadr.

      The Bush junta is calling for political concessions to the predominantly Sunni, upper echelons of the former Baathist regime of Saddam Hussein, who are leading significant segments of the insurgency. Washington views a potential settlement with the Baathists as a means of lessening resistance to its occupation of Iraq, placing the Baathists back into former positions of power and privilege.

      Sadr has not called for open resistance to the US military since late 2004 and instructed his followers to participate in the US-concocted parliament. Sadr's organisation has been compelled to articulate the anti-colonial sentiment of its social base in order to retain influence.

      As the US initiated the surge in March and April, 2007, the Sadrists sought to avoid confrontation in order to prevent their forces being massacred by American and Sunni forces. They've sought to avoid giving the US occupation leaders a pretext for declaring their organization illegal on the eve of provincial elections in which Sadr candidates expect to win formal control over much of southern Iraq. The Mahdi Army has generally obeyed Sadr, although there have been relatively minor clashes with occupation troops in Diwaniya, to the south of Baghdad, and Iraq’s second largest city Basra. Sadr and his top leadership have gone into hiding.

      While the militia that once guarded Shiite communities has gone to ground, Sunni extremists have seized the opportunity to unleash a horrendous wave of vicious bombings. On April 14, 2007, a car bombing killed 32 and wounded 150 near a Shiite shrine in Karbala. Survivors attacked government police, accusing them of failing to prevent the attack. The next day, six bombs killed over 50 people in Shiite areas of Baghdad.

Pushing Toward Totalitarianism

     With each new puppet in the presidency--Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush I, Clinton, Bush II--the cabal has sought to push America farther toward totalitarian dictatorship. They have now publicly declared that their mode of operation will be the seizure of power and profits through the amassing of military might beyond challenge from other nations or the rule of law.

     Adding to its strategy of capitalistic imperialism, the new totalitarianism--suffering an ever-weakening economy--has now added the strategy of world economic conquest, using its military super-power status to extort, intimidate, and destroy its political and economic rivals.

History Repeating Itself

     The 2003 cabal invasion of Iraq to loot its oil and politically restructure the Middle East, is part of a policy of military imperialism that the American and British ruling circles have been engaged in for several centuries.

     As World War I ended, the victorious British and French carved out new "nations" such as Syria, Iran, and Iraq from the rotting carcass of the defeated Ottoman Empire. Britain, the reigning world power, had changed from coal to oil with which to fuel its imperialistic navy and army. Oil had recently been discovered at either end of the Fertile Crescent: in the north around Mosul in Kurdish tribal territory, and in southern marshes bordering Iran. To ensure oil for the Royal Navy, Britain created Iraq and put puppet king Faisal on its throne.

     In the 1980s, Bush I--and his henchmen such as Rumsfeld--sold Saddam Hussein military and biochemical weapons. Baker tricked Saddam into attacking Kuwait, then he and Bush I browbeat other nations into joining in their attack on Iraq to return Kuwait oil resources to the Kuwaiti Muslim oligarchs.

     The rapid defeat of Iraq led to Saddam being forced to accede to the weight of heavy embargoes that prohibited Iraq from selling oil or buying weapons until such time as the United Nations would declare Iraq in full compliance with terms of the peace treaty. This was what the cabal wanted at the time, a way to control Iraq's oil production without having to engage in a full-scale military invasion and occupation. By throttling Iraq's oil production, the cabal was able to keep oil prices high worldwide.

Why the 2003 Invasion of Iraq?

     For a time, keeping oil prices high by stanching Iraq's competing oil production, which formerly had been second only to that of the Saudis, was sufficient for the cabal. Saddam, however, proved to be a recalcitrant puppet for the cabal, signing contracts with Eastern and European nations and pegging oil to the Euro instead of the dollar. But, in the meantime, the cabal had been planning its next bold move:

  • Seizing all the assets of Iraq--oil, gas, infrastructure, economy--by invading the nation and occupying it

  • Installing a puppet government in Iraq that would allow the building of a capitalistic dreamland of unfettered profits and control

  • Seizing Iraq's oil and gas wealth through extortionist Production Sharing Agreements (PSAs), defacto looting instruments that no other nation on earth would tolerate

         The cabal's despoiling was spun as the creation of non-sectarian democracy in Iraq. The cabal instigated policies and procedures they knew would aggravate the country's regional, ethnic and sectarian divisions, leading to massive bloodshed and civil war. The cabal did this in order to prevent the emergence of a unified movement against the Bush junta occupation.

         Cabal agents such as Kissinger-protege L. Paul Bremer, elevated Shiite and Kurdish parties into power and the constitution was written to advance their interests at the expense of the Sunni elite that had been in power under the Baathist regime. The cabal, in other words, deliberately created conditions which led to a bloody civil war between rival Sunni, Shiite and Kurdish factions. The indefinite presence of U.S. forces is continually said to be required by the ensuing sectarian carnage.

         Meanwhile, American television and radio pundits claim that American troops must remain in Iraq to prevent an all-out civil war--when anyone with a shred of intelligence who visits Iraq discovers that civil war has been a reality in Iraq since 2006.

         The Bush junta and its Democratic Party and media stooges continue to lie that the blame for the Iraqi civil war rests entirely on the Iraqi puppet government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. They fill the airwaves with the falsehood that if only Maliki would sanction a brutal crackdown to disarm the Mahdi Army and other Shiite militias, the problem in Iraq would be immediately solved. So-called “rogue" elements of the Mahdi Army are being blamed for both the frenzy of sectarian killings taking place across the country and the growing number of attacks on US troops.

         One hundred and fifty thousand American troops are in Iraq to make sure that all the production sharing agreements (PSAs) looting is finalized and to guard the Iraqi oilfields. It's estimated that Iraq has 80 oil fields, only seventeen of which have been discovered or developed. Under the new oil law--written into the constitution--those 17 will be under the control of the Iraqi national oil company, a cabal puppet agency which agrees to PSAs at the drop of a bribe.

         By provision of the Iraq oil law, all undiscovered oil fields are now open to PSAs. Depending on how much oil is found in Iraq, foreign companies will have control over at least 64 percent of Iraq's oil and as much as 84 percent.

         Once the looting is complete and the non-abrogatable PSA's are all signed, the cabal will then either turn the country into a war-lord Pandemonium--like they've done with Afghanistan--or a military dictatorship instigated through a coup against Maliki.

  • The Demonic Cabal

    Cabal Outrages

    Baker Iraq Study Group Conspiracy

    Dollar Imperialism

    Rumsfeld shaking hands with Saddam Hussein

    Sects Within Iraq

    The Possible Coup Against Maliki

         The reason a coup may be the cabal's chosen strategy is its growing exasperation with Maliki. This is the second puppet leader they've had that doesn't follow cabal orders at all well, according to them. The earlier puppet governor, Dawa Party head Ibrahim al-Jaafari, proved so stubborn and intransigent that they put Maliki in his place. The Bush junta never intended the formation of an Iraqi governing council and Prime Minister post to be a step toward genuine democracy, but merely a scam for ensuring cabal control over Iraq's oil resources and the consolidation of American military and political hegemony in the Middle-East.

         Maliki may not be long for this world because he criticized the US-backed Israeli invasion of Lebanon and on September 11, 2006 held a well-publicized meeting with Iranian President Ahmadinejad in Tehran. In March, 2007, Mailiki revealed that the Bush junta had threatened to stop backing him if he doesn't forece through the oil law through the Iraqi parliament and create a coalition with Sunni forces.

         Co-chair of the Baker-Hamilton Iraq Study Group, faux-Democrat Lee H. Hamilton, recently said the "government of Iraq needs to show its own citizens soon, and the citizens of the United States, that it is deserving of continued support." Hamilton warned that Maliki, had until "the end of this year. [2006]"

         On September 29th, 2006, Zalmay Khalilzad, the US ambassador in Iraq, pronounced a similar threat against Maliki, saying that he only had "a window of a couple of months" to act against the two largest Shiite militias-the Mahdi Army connected to cleric Moqtada al-Sadr and the Badr Organization of the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI). The Sadrists and SCIRI are the two largest factions within Maliki's government. Khalilzad told journalists: "They both need to be brought down."

         The reality of the situation in Iraq is that Maliki is dependent on the Shia militias, and in particular on Sadr, who has a wide base of support within the Shia population in Baghdad and the south of the country. The Sadrists have become the largest bloc in Maliki's government and hold ministries in his cabinet. All the main Shiite parties in the government have close connections with Iran.

          In an October 13th, 2006, interview with USA Today, Maliki expressed his clear opposition to US preparations for a bloody assault on Sadr City, saying, "The way the multinational forces are thinking of confronting this issue will destroy an entire neighborhood."

          On October 24th, 2006, Khalizad and the commander of US forces in Iraq General George Casey held a press conference in Baghdad's Green Zone. Khalilzad announced that an agreement had been reached with the Iraqi government on a timetable for the implementation of measures to establish stability in Iraq.

          Maliki immediately contradicted Khalizad and Casey, indicating that his government had not been involved in any negotiations on a timetable, and that "only the people who elected the government have the right to make time limitations or amendments."

         Maliki went on to declare that the Iraqi government "is a government of the people's will, and no one has the right to set a timetable for it." He complained that Khalilzad and the Bush administration were undermining his position as the sovereign head of a democratic government. According to Hassan Senaid, one of Maliki's advisors, Maliki told Khalilzad "I'm a friend to the United States, but not America's man in Iraq,"

        On October 25th,2006, US forces raided Sadr City, provoking an angry response from Maliki, who demanded-and obtained-the release of a top Sadr aide seized by American forces.

          Flying in the face of the reality in Iraq, the Bush junta is demanding that Maliki reach an accommodation on the division of oil revenues and other issues with representatives of the Sunni elite, including Baathists associated with the deposed regime of Saddam Hussein. They're pressuring him to support American plans to attack the stronghold of the Mahdi Army militia, led by Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, in Baghdad's teeming Shia district of Sadr City. The Independent newspaper acknowledged that "the Iraqi government ... does not really control its own armed forces, which often take their orders from Kurdish, Sunni or Shia communal leaders."

        The Bush junta is pretending to support Maliki, while behind the scenes it seems clear it is actively preparing for a coup to install a military junta pledged to carry out Washington's dictates.

         United Press International (UPI), which is owned by the publishers of the Moon cult's right-wing Washington Times, published a report on October 23rd, 2006, one day before the press conference by Khalilzad and Casey, headlined "Coup Against Maliki Reported in the Making." The article said, "Iraqi army officers are reportedly planning to stage a military coup with US help to oust the government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki." Such a coup would be engineered "in case the efforts of Maliki's government to restore order reached a dead end."

         Citing "Cairo-based Iraqi and Arab sources," the UPI wrote that "several Iraqi officers" had visited Washington recently "for talks with US officials on plans for replacing Maliki's administration by a 'national salvation' government."

         The UPI article stated that "Among the prominent [Iraqi] officers were the deputy chief of staff, a Muslim Shiite, the intelligence chief, a Sunni, and the commander of the air force, a Kurd. It is believed the three would constitute the nucleus of the next government after the army takes over power.

    "The proposed plan, according to the source, stipulates that the new Iraqi army, with the assistance of US forces, will take control of power, suspend the constitution, dissolve parliament and form a new government. The military will also take direct control of the various provinces and the administration after imposing a state of emergency.

    "An Arab source also told UPI that certain Arab countries were informed of the plan and requested to offer their help in convincing the former leaders of the deposed Baath Party regime residing in their countries to refrain from obstructing the move and stop violence perpetrated by the party in Iraq. In return, they will be invited to participate in the government at a later stage."

         The UPI article is only the most detailed of numerous media reports of a possible US-engineered military coup. It seems clear that the cabal is now conspiring with Sunni powers in many countries to get them to stop Sunni violence in Iraq in return for Iraqi Sunnis receiving a piece of the pie that's now being carved in Iraq.

         A military coup against Maliki, along with a US-led assault on Sadr's militia, could trigger explosive political and military consequences, including a possible uprising of the Shia population in Iraq and a further erosion in already plummeting domestic support for the occupation.

         Over 3,000 Iraqis are being killed each month and large parts of the country, including much of Baghdad, are areas of utter chaos. Shiite and Sunni insurgents are carrying out 700 to 800 attacks against US targets every week. Iraqis of all persuasions view Maliki's government as a powerless and corrupt US puppet.

    Allawi      Once the US-led coup against Maliki is completed, candidates to head a government of "national salvation" -that is, a military dictatorship, include such figures as former interim prime minister Iyad Allawi and pliable senior officers of the US-created Iraqi army. A coup would involve a massive escalation of violence to crush anti-American resistance throughout Iraq, and particularly the Mahdi Army militia of Moqtada al-Sadr and its stronghold in the impoverished Shia neighborhood of Sadr City in Baghdad.

         Senator McCain, probably on privately leaked information from the Baker Iraq Study Group, is now making loud noises about the need for stepping up the number of US troops sent to Iraq, in line with the coup and the massive "cleansing" of anti-US forces in Iraq. An October 24th New York Times extended editorial ("Trying to Contain the Iraq Disaster") recommended an intensification of the violence and terror against the Iraqi resistance. Under the heading "Stabilize Baghdad," the editorial states: "The problem is not one of military strategy. . . The problem is that the commanders in Baghdad have been given only a fraction of the troops--American and Iraq--they need. There have never been enough troops. . ."

         What the cabal is now moving toward is a coup that will install a military dictatorship representing a coalition of the different factions (Sunni, Shia and Kurd) of the Iraqi elite. Such a coup will be based on a pre-arranged agreement to divide whatever booty from the country's oil wealth remains after the American corporations get theirs. This will provide the military and political foundation for a vast escalation of the war of extermination against the most determined and implacable opponents of US domination in Iraq.

         Following a coup against the Maliki puppet government, involving massive escalation of violence to crush the anti-American resistance, the newly-installed military dictatorship will hold "reconciliation talks," reaching agreement with Iraq's factional leaders on protecting minority rights, dividing up Iraq's oil revenues, the role of religion in the state, providing an amnesty for insurgents willing to put down their weapons, and demobilizing and disarming the militias. The Baker ISG honchos may pressure Syria and Iran into reigning in their Sunni and Shia allies and standing still for the Iraq coup d'etat.

         This outcome would represent a "victory" in terms of having created a pliable client state that will open Iraq's vast oil and gas reserves to US-based energy conglomerates and allow its territory to be used for permanent US military bases. The result would reveal to the world in stark terms the cabal's open contempt for any notion that Iraq is a sovereign state.

         Plans for a coup are already being carried out. Additional thousands of US troops have been sent to Baghdad over the past several months, along with Iraqi army units that American commanders consider to be reliable in combat against insurgents. On November 3rd, 2006, the US military pressured Maliki to order an unprecedented curfew in Baghdad. All daytime movement was banned on the streets for 48 hours. The pretext was possible demonstrations following the announcement of Saddam's death sentence. This was likely a rehearsal for shutting down the city while "regime change" takes place.

    Allawi      As preparation for this Iraqi military coup, the Baker Iraq Study Group (ISG), a conspiracy against both the American and Iraqi people, will provide the mechanism for a "course correction" that has the agreement of both senior Republicans and Democrats. The ISG has already indicated that it will not try to discover--or report--any errors the Bush junta has made in Iraq. The American people will be led down the garden path as both Republicans and Democrats warmly embrace ISG recommendations, resulting in Iraq being "cleansed" of all anti-cabal "insurgents" or "militia."

         On Sunday, November 12th, 2006, Tim Russert on Meet The Press asked closet-Republican Senator Joseph Lieberman and Senator John McCain, “Can you keep a country at war that doesn’t want to be there?” Lieberman’s answer reveals his totalitarian view. “You can’t” he said, “and that’s why we need to form a bipartisan consensus for victory in Iraq, for success in Iraq, which is still attainable . . . this is the great problem, the terrorists cannot defeat us on the battlefield in Iraq, but we can lose the war here at home if we don’t begin to be bipartisan about it and regain the confidence and some hope for the American people.”

         This makes it clear that the Baker Iraq Study Group will be used to create the semblance of bipartisanship as a cover for "ethnic cleansing" in Iraq. Both the Republicans and Democrats are aware that the American people stated loud and clear in the 2006 election that they're against the war. The cabal--and its political establishment lapdogs--will pretend to adopt a more bipartisan war policy, thereby trying to prevent the antiwar majority among American people from having any decisive voice in the policy debate in Washington, attempting to use the so-called two-party system to disenfranchise American citizens.

         In the Sunday, November 12, 2006 New York Times, the newspaper’s chief correspondent in Iraq, Neanderthal John F. Burns insanely ranted: “Let there be a strongman, they [ordinary Iraqis] say... Let him ride roughshod over the niceties of due process and human rights, indeed over the panoply of democratic institutions America has tried to implant here, if only he can bring peace.”

    “The leading candidate for strongman among secular Iraqis, at least, would be Ayad Allawi, whom the Americans named prime minister in the first post-Hussein government, in 2004. Mr. Allawi, though Shiite, has strong ties with Sunnis, and a reputation as a hard man that goes back to his time as a young Baathist enforcer.”

         The American people demonstrated in the 2006 election that they can think for themselves, refusing to be taken in by cabal propaganda from the Right or the Left. Having discovered what the truth is about Iraq, we're in the position of being forearmed through being forewarned; to be informed is half the victory.

          We must register our rejection of this new cabal conspiracy of a coup d'etat, "ethnic cleansing," and the installation of a military dictatorship in Iraq. It's essential that we inform our congressional representatives that we want an immediate cessation of the Iraq war and a return of all our military personnel to the U.S. without delay.

    "When I, the People, learn to remember, when I, the People, use the lessons of yesterday and no longer forget who robbed me last year, who played me for a fool--then there will be no speaker in all the world say the name: 'The People,' with any fleck of a sneer in his voice or any far-off smile of derision.

    "The mob--the crowd--the mass--will arrive then."

    Carl Sandburg

    First presented: 11/15/06          Last updated: 12/6/07

    Updates and Links:

  • 12/6/07: Oil Minister Hussain al-Shahristani Tries End-Run Around Iraqi Cabinet

  • 8/26/07: Alawi to Replace Maliki?

  • 8/23/07: Military Coup in Iraq?

  • 7/09/07: The New York Times and the crisis of American imperialism in Iraq

  • 7/06/07: Founder of Iraq Oil Workers Union Rejects U.S.-Backed Oil Law as "Robbery"

  • 7/05/07: Under sustained US pressure, Iraqi cabinet sends oil law to parliament

  • 4/19/07: Under pressure from below, Sadrist ministers withdraw from Iraqi cabinet

  • 3/16/07: Bush Junta Threatens Maliki to Pass Oil Law and Embrace Sunnis--Or Else!

  • 1/25/07: Iraq Begins Caving In to US Corporations

  • 1/18/07: Oil, the U.S.-Middle East Free Trade Area and the Bush Agenda

  • 1/15/07: Bush administration threatens Maliki as Baghdad bloodbath is prepared

  • 1/08/07: New Oil Law Means Victory in Iraq for Bush

  • 12/17/06: Maliki Tries to Avert His Overthrow by Recalling Saddam's Soldiers

  • 12/16/06: Bush junta pushes ahead with coup d'etat against Maliki

  • 12/14/06: Bush administration conspires to replace Iraqi government

  • 12/09/06: The Iraq Study Group: A Bipartisan Coverup of Washington’s War Crimes

  • 12/08/06: The Iraq Study Group Makes It Clear that Iraq Is All About Oil

  • 12/07/06: The Iraq Study Group Scam

  • 11/20/06: Democrats Support Bush's Iraq War

  • 11/16/06: Bush Begins Last Push in Iraq

  • 11/16/06: New Pro-War Consensus in Washington