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. "
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.
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.
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.