AN ARAB WOMAN BLUES
This is an update on my previous post " An Iraqi Charade". I may be in a bulimic writing mood, so be it.
This is a detailed update on the Iraqi charade or you may also call it - HOW THE PROPAGANDA DISCOURSE IS CONSTRUCTED.
In that other post I argued the following :
- the puppet government will market 30th of June - day of "withdrawal" of American troops as a victory day for national sovereignty. When there is NO Sovereignty in Iraq.
- I also said the Al-Qaeda/insurgents argument will pop up over and over again
- And I asked the reader to pay notice to the usage of words in this propaganda set up
I now want to illustrate my points in bold red ink and/or in capital letters by cutting and pasting extracts from an article that just appeared and that will confirm the points I tried making.
Title : Baghdad to party as US forces pull out.
Look at the title. Baghdad to PARTY as US forces PULL OUT.
Any lay person reading this will believe - wow fantastic, the Iraqis have regained their country - and they are going to celebrate too.
Iraqis are preparing for a massive party in Baghdad to celebrate the imminent withdrawal of US troops from cities, towns and villages, as the conflict-torn nation takes sole charge of its security.
Now look at that first opening sentence. MASSIVE PARTY to CELEBRATE THE IMMINENT WITHDRAWAL OF US TROOPS FROM CITIES, TOWNS AND VILLAGES AS THE CONFLICT TORN NATION TAKES SOLE CHARGE OF ITS SECURITY.
No mention whatsoever of the troops pulling back to their over 15 American military bases spread over the whole of IRAQ. No mention that US troops will be redeployed around the cities, and that some cities will not see any US pull back of troops. They try giving the impression that there is total withdrawal from every city, village and town..
Now look at the other sentence - takes SOLE charge of its security. With over 150'000 armed americans roaming around, being on call. Yeah right !
Festivities to mark "a day of national sovereignty" will start at 6pm (1500 GMT) in Zawra Park, the biggest in the capital, with singers and poets kicking off proceedings before music groups take to the stage.
MARK A DAY OF NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY. How can one have national sovereignty when there are over 150'000 american soldiers around and when the Iraqi army cannot even defend its own territory against any external aggression ?
And look at that psychological bit - the word FESTIVITIES/Celebration with poets, singers all gathered in a park. Again the making of an illusion of Joy and Happiness in Iraq, carefully constructed by the Americans and the puppet government to make believe that the Occupation has ended on the 30th of June.
"Baghdad to party" - when not more than 2 days ago, over 350 Iraqis died in a series of blasts blamed on the sectarian parties themselves and on their ministries and their security forces and on Iran exporting its internal conflict to Baghdad.
What an insult to the Iraqis and how cheap their blood has become !The US pullout, under a bilateral security accord signed last year, will be completed on Tuesday, which has been declared a national holiday.
THE BILATERAL SECURITY ACCORD IS SUPPOSED TO BE VOTED ON IN A NATIONAL REFERENDUM, THIS WAS NOT DONE.
In the wake of several massive bombings that have killed more than 200 people this month, however, security forces are out in force in the capital and motorcycles, favoured by some bombers, have been banned from the streets.
BANNING MOTORCYCLES IS DEFINITELY A SIGN OF NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY
In a measure of the seriousness of the threat, all police and army leave has been cancelled.
THE SERIOUSNESS OF THE THREAT. So who doesn't want a national sovereignty day in Iraq ?
"Our expectation is that maybe some criminals will try to continue their attacks," said Major General Abdul Karim Khalaf, the interior ministry's operations director and spokesman.
SOME CRIMINALS ? WHO ARE THESE CRIMINALS ?
"That is why orders came from the highest level of the prime minister that our forces should be 100 percent on the ground until further notice."
100% on the ground until further notice ? Why don't they declare MARTIAL LAW. THAT SHOULD DO THE TRICK TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY DAY
Iraqi Premier Nuri al-Maliki warned earlier this month that insurgent groups and militias were likely to step up attacks in the run-up to the June 30 deadline in a bid to undermine confidence in Iraq's own security forces...
insurgents groups and militias - OK. NOW WE KNOW WHO THE REAL CRIMINALS ARE. INSURGENT GROUPS. THAT FAMOUS WORD - INSURGENT GROUPS. Let's see what transpires later in the text...
...Maliki and senior government officials have since insisted that Iraq's 750,000 soldiers and police can defend the nation against attacks attributed to Al-Qaeda-linked insurgents and forces loyal to ousted dictator Saddam Hussein.
OK, now it is clear who the criminals are - AL QAEDA AND SADDAMISTS. (They just happen to be Arab Sunnis , AS PER the U.S admin and Iran's definitions - but that's only a coincidence right ?)
"We assure you of Iraqi forces' readiness for the mission, despite some security violations, and we assure you that we are now more stable and steady," Maliki said after last week's attack in Sadr City...
NO MENTION OF THE MILITIAS REFERRED TO EARLIER ON, BECAUSE SADR CITY IS FULLY MADE OF MILITIAS. But militias are Shiites, hence even though they are mentioned, it stops there. No elaboration on the "criminal" militias. Only the AQ and Saddamists - i.e Arab Sunnis are singled out as the criminals.
This is ONE way of how Sectarianism previously sold " as the oppression of the Shiites under Sunni rule " works -- a lie still bought by the anti -war craps , and by their spokesmen, this what the likes of Cockburn, the Arab leftist shits, the Chomskys disciples ingest daily and this is what they still try to feed you daily...
This is only ONE aspect of how the lie of "liberation" operates...
The recent attacks were part of "a plan that aims to awaken sectarianism, create chaos, abort the political process and prevent Iraqi people from standing on their own feet," he said.
SO IT IS AL-QAEDA AND SADDAMISTS THAT WANT TO AWAKEN SECTARIANISM. NOT IRAN, NOT SHIITE PARTIES MILITIAS, NOT GOVERNMENT MILITIAS/POLICE AND ARMY, NOT THE MINISTRY OF INTERIOR OR DEFENSE THAT IS RULED BY IRAN.
Only a small number of US forces in training and advisory roles will remain in urban areas, with the bulk of American troops in Iraq...quartered elsewhere.
"Will remain in urban areas and the bulk of troops in Iraq quartered elsewhere..."
Which urban areas ? quartered elsewhere ? where exactly`? they are still in Iraq.
Again this is trying to induce the belief that american troops will no longer be physically present in Iraq but only in a very limited number. This is a perfect case of how the term WITHDRAWAL has been used for propaganda purposes - to sell the idea of national sovereignty.
The June 30 withdrawal from cities, towns and villages is the prelude to a complete American pullout by the end of 2011.
Pay attention to the above paragraph because it tries to conferr the belief that the Americans are actually leaving Iraq by the end of 2011, and that they have accomplished the set goals. Which they have partly. The removal of Saddam Hussein's regime and the handing it over to parties loyal to Iran. But what will happen to the tens of American bases and the hugest American embassy in the middle east made of more than 5'000 staff ? I suppose these will not withdraw. So "Liberation" meant 3 things then - 1) regime change so 2) a huge American foot is set in Iraq and 3) its partition and handing it over in parts to Iran.
Although the Iraqi police and army remain fledgling forces, they have in recent months steadily taken control of military bases, checkpoints and patrols that used to be manned by Americans.
Oh I see. So, where will the american troops retreat to ? will they vanish into thin air ? Oh no, they will be" quartered elsewhere"...where elsewhere ? in their military bases in Iraq. So how many military bases are they in reality ? Quite a lot if they can be shared with the 750'000 Iraqi police and army. And how many checkpoints and patrols ? Hundreds presumably...
This is how the "security" illusion has been marketed to the public. It takes thousands of checkpoints, military bases and patrols to guarantee security in Iraq. What does that tell you ? It tells me that someone, somewhere has been resisting hard and long... re-read that last sentence, will you ?
Iraq has also set up a joint operations centre -- the Joint Military Operations Coordination Committee, based at Baghdad airport -- which must give its approval before a US unit can intervene.
This paragraph is referring to the Iraqi dirty brigade I mentioned in one my previous posts. The Americans like to call it "elite guards".
This "dirty brigade" as Iraqis like to call it is under direct control of the Americans and operates from Baghdad airport which used to be the HQ for what was called the "dirty gang" - The dirty gang was made of -- American intelligence, Israeli intelligence, high security contractors, mercenaries, Iraqi-Iranian agents... ask Chalabi, he will tell you who the dirty gang is.
Now it is replaced by the dirty brigade which is under direct American control and which is apart from the police and the Iraqi army. It is a cell of "elite guards". Notice how they used the SAME term of the previous regime's special forces - used to be called " elite republican guards".
It this spin, it is referred to not as the dirty brigade or elite guards but as JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS COORDINATION COMMITTEE.
The Status of Forces Agreement, which set the June 30 deadline for a US pullback, says US commanders must gain permission from Iraqi authorities to conduct operations, but American troops retain a unilateral right to "legitimate self-defence".
Oh I love this last bit. The SOFA security agreement has to be voted upon through a national referendum before it takes effect. This has not been done. In other words the SOFA agreement has been IMPOSED upon the Iraqi people by the sectarian Iranian government and by the Americans. .
And now look at this twist -" U.S commanders must gain permission from Iraqi authorities to conduct operations."
MUST GAIN PERMISSION - Again marketing the sovereingty ILLUSION
Now look at the second sentence that immediately follows - TO CONDUCT OPERATIONS.
WHAT OPERATIONS ? WHY DO AMERICANS NEED TO CONDUCT OPERATIONS SINCE IRAQ IS MARKING NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY DAY ?
And this last sentence tells you ALL - BUT "AMERICAN TROOPS RETAIN A UNILATERAL RIGHT TO "LEGITIMATE SELF-DEFENCE".
"Legitimate self-defence" against whom ? --- against Al-Qaeda and Saddamists is the official version. The truth is they retain the right to "...self-defence" against attacks from the Legitimate Iraqi Resistance. This is the only legitimate thing in Iraq today. The Iraqi Resistance.
"LEGITIMATE SELF-DEFENCE" IN A COUNTRY THAT IS NOT THEIRS, IN A COUNTRY THAT THEY HAVE ILLEGITIMATELY OCCUPIED.
So what happened to their "WITHDRAWAL" ? There is no withdrawal. They are not going anywhere.
Also look for the psychological feed/twist/ message. It is most important.
The Americans will ask for permission from the Iraqi government to conduct operations in legitimate self defense.
My, they are such a humble nice bunch. You are left with the impression that they really have come to liberate Iraq. In their minds, they did. They "liberated" Iraq from "Saddam Hussein and his regime". Something that the DIRTY, DIRTY LEFT - Western and ARAB, tacitly agreed with.
They are really such a kind, generous people. They liberated Iraq (no mention of millions dead and exiled) and now they have handed the country to the "Iraqi government". Over 150'000 of them nice guys will still hang around for a couple of years as advisors, to train and reconstruct...because they really care for the Iraqis so much.
And being such nice guys - they also need to protect themselves in "legitimate self defence" in Iraq. A country they have occupied by bombing it with the size of 5 Hiroshimas and murdering millions and unleashing the most sectarian racist chauvinistic elements be it Kurdish or of Iranian origins or Iraqis with utmost loyalty to Iran.
BUT THE RESISTANCE, OR ANY RESISTING ELEMENT ARE CRIMINALS, INSURGENTS, AL-QAEDA AND SADDAMISTS. THEY ARE NOT PRACTICING LEGITIMATE SELF-DEFENSE OF THEIR OCCUPIED COUNTRY.
This really is a VERY,VERY, DIRTY Occupation, one of the DIRTIEST IN HISTORY.Vietnam and others are NOTHING in comparison. And it has not stopped stinking to high heavens, since...
GOD DAMN YOU ALL.