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U.S. Now at War Against Iraq and Iran

Eric Zuesse

On January 9th, Iraq’s Prime Minister and Parliament again ordered all American troops out, but on January 10th the AP headlined “US dismisses Iraq request to work on a troop withdrawal plan” and reported that the U.S. State Department “bluntly rejected the request, saying the two sides should instead talk about how to ‘recommit’ to their partnership.” It was not a “request” from Iraq; it was a command from them; and the U.S. and Iraq relate as conqueror and conquered, not as “partners.” Consequently: the U.S. Government, now that it has been so unequivocally ordered to leave, is back again, unequivocally, to its invader-occupier role in Iraq.

The AP report went on to say that, “The request from Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi pointed to his determination to push ahead with demands for U.S. troops to leave Iraq.” Again there was that false word “request.” The AP report said that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asserted, in reply, “Our mission set there is very clear. We’ve been there to perform a training mission to help the Iraqi security forces be successful and to continue the campaign against ISIS, to continue the counter-Daesh campaign.” Though that’s the invader-occupier’s excuse, the reality is that the U.S. needs Iraq in order to invade Iran, which is the U.S. Government’s objective, though not overtly stated.

Already, America’s assassination in Iraq of Iran’s top general Qasem Soleimani on January 3rd is an enormous act of war against Iran. It is intended to obliterate Iran’s main strategist, and this successful attack against Iran inside Iraq is a devastating first strike, by the U.S. Government against Iran.

So: now, the U.S. is at war against both Iraq and Iran.

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Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of  They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010, and of  CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity.

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Anonnie
Anonnie
January 10, 2020

Had a feeling this was going to happen!

Brokenspine66
Brokenspine66
Reply to  Anonnie
January 11, 2020

The USA have the traditional habbit, at least for the last 70+ years, for fucking everything up big time and don’t have the balls to admitting it but the usual oceans of lies, arrogance + horseshit like always.

All's Good
All's Good
Reply to  Anonnie
January 11, 2020

That the US would create a reason to parade before the cameras for it staying in the ME in perpetuity?

Janet
Janet
January 11, 2020

If the US is so concerned about stopping ISIS, then why did it launch an attack on Syria’s eastern border, killing members of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Force who were fighting ISIS? In fact, what the US really wants is not the elimination of ISIS, but the strangulation of Syria’s economy — and by opening the eastern border to ISIS, Syrian-Iraqi trade is sabotaged.

cudwieser
cudwieser
Reply to  Janet
January 11, 2020

This is were the Kurds should stick it to the US with support of Syria for all the times the US have screwed over the Kurds

Round and Round We Go.......
Round and Round We Go.......
Reply to  cudwieser
January 11, 2020

……….and where we stop, nobody knows.

The US has traded in the Kurds for ISIS support once again.

Olivia Kroth
January 11, 2020

PRESS TV: US troops won’t be safe if they prolong their stay in West Asia, Hezbollah official says Friday, 10 January 2020 5:25 PM [ Last Update: Friday, 10 January 2020 5:36 PM ] US troops will not be safe if they stay in West Asia, says a high-ranking official from the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah against the backdrop of the assassination of Iran’s Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani and Iraq’s Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. “The arrogant US administration must know that its terrorism against the peoples of the region and its assassination of Soleimani and Muhandis will not offset its frustration… Read more »

cudwieser
cudwieser
January 11, 2020

Define Schizophrenic. In exactly what reality does the US exist at any given moment. We go in, no we don’t. We don’t want war, yet here we go. The US are deluded beyond pity and really need the sharpest dose of reality that we aren’t so naive as to fail to notice the hypocracy of ever word and act that the US has displayed in the lat decade.

Vera Gottlieb
Vera Gottlieb
January 11, 2020

ALL foreign troops out of that entire region…ALL! The “civilized” West has caused enough death, misery and destruction. Enough!

Ally Merry go Round
Ally Merry go Round
January 11, 2020

“U.S. Now at War Against Iraq and Iran”

Well, at least they have ISIS back on their side.

“ISIS praises US murder of Iranian general Soleimani as ‘divine intervention’ that will help them rise again”

Pompeo tweets: “We’ve always known that God is on our side. Now ISIS knows it too.”

Smoking Eagle
Smoking Eagle
January 11, 2020

“U.S. Now at War Against Iraq and Iran”? The US is in an ongoing war in one way or another against the majority of the world’s nations. Former president Jimmy Carter stated that the US has been at peace for only 16 of its 242 years as a nation. Counting wars, military attacks and military occupations, there have actually only been five years of peace in US history—1976, the last year of the Gerald Ford administration and 1977-80, the entirety of Carter’s presidency. The US has now reached the great old age of 243, so it’s now 16 of 243… Read more »

Talal Yafi
Talal Yafi
January 30, 2020

PARTNERSHIP WITH US?????? WHAT? THEY CONSIDER IRAKI AS IDIOTS TO BELLIEVE THAT? ALSO US CREATED ISIS TO DESTROY THE REGION, IT IS RUSSIA+SYRIAN ARMY AND MANY OTHER FREEDOM FIGHTERS WHO ELIMINATED ISIS.

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