Sunday, June 14, 2015

US and Iraq: a chronology

From an alert reader: "In 2010, Iraqi government asked U.S. occupiers to leave Iraq, "Mr. Maliki: I do not care about what's being said. I care about what's on paper and what has been agreed to. The withdrawal of forces agreement [Status of Forces Agreement or SOFA] expires on Dec. 31, 2011. The last American soldier will leave Iraq."

 A few months later in 2011, destabilization of Syria began, which soon spread to Iraq, "Reports were cited that MI6 had cooperated with the CIA on a “rat line” of arms transfers from Libyan stockpiles to the Syrian rebels in 2012 after the fall of the Gaddafi regime."

After four years of death and destruction in Syria and Iraq by the same jihadis that the west and its allies created; U.S. has now succeeded imposing on Iraqis that if they don't obey their occupier and tormentor, then, the west and its allies will continue arm and finance jihadis for years to come. And this is what the U.S. wanted from the beginning, "The expanded footprint for U.S. troops in Anbar province was part of a strategy to set up a series of "lily pad" operations".