Ibrahim Ebeid: I Do Not Subscribe to Obama’s Promises Unless…



By Ibrahim Ebeid, Al-Moharer.net
New York- November 9-2008

When Iraq was under the Hashemite family rule the country was close to the West, especially with Britain, until the 1958 Revolution took place when Iraq established relation with the Soviet Union. But as soon as the Ba’ath took power in 1963, the relation with the West worsened because Iraq took a more independent path, economically and politically, and in 1972 the Iraq Friendship and Cooperation treaty with the Soviet Union was signed.

Since then the West, and especially the United States, were furious and started creating problems and conspiring against Iraq The preparation for war against Ba’athist Iraq was in the making.

In 1978, Carter placed Iraq on a list of states that supported terrorism. Margaret Thatcher, the British Prime Minister, and her friend President Reagan were fabricating the lies that Iraq was building the largest cannon in the world, capable of shelling Tehran and Tel Aviv. Later on the myth of the super gun  took a  new form, a new lie, which told that the fabled weapon was designed to fire nuclear, chemical and biological shells at US military targets in the Gulf, Middle East, Red Sea and Mediterranean, as well as targeting Kuwait, Bahrain, Turkey and Israel. This lie was circulated by DEBKA-Net-Weekly. Britain and the US adopted the lies that were spread by DEBKA-Net-Weekly. US and “Israeli” intelligence were taken aback to discover that not one, but three or four super guns, had just turned up in Iraq’s arsenal. In reality, the huge special pipes were ordered by Iraq from Britain for a milk factory and for oil pipe lines.

New lies were revived about the myth of the Super gun by  DEBEKA WEEKLY on January 2002 to help President Bush invade Iraq for “Israel” and for oil of course, not for “democracy.” This was part of the myth of the weapons of mass destruction; the lies were exactly similar to the previous ones.

All US Presidents since Carter were viciously hostile towards Iraq and Palestine. Unfortunately, early indications show that President-elect Barack Obama is following the same pattern as his predecessors. He did not break the wall of fear and isolation; he will keep the American people living in constant fear by illustrating the Arab Liberation Forces in Iraq and Palestine as terrorists and attaching them to the myth of Al Qaeda. Already he is taking the side of the Zionists and “Israel”. He will keep anti Palestinian sentiments alive to satisfy the Zionist and Jewish Lobbies. He will continue supporting the “sectarian government of the Green Zone” which his predecessor imported from Iran.

Sooner than most of us expected, he picked Joseph Biden to be his running mate. Biden a devout Zionist and supporter of “Israel”, once stated on Shalom TV, “I am a Zionist; you do not have to be a Jew to be a Zionist.”

Biden supports splitting Iraq into three states, a Kurdish in the North, a Sunni in the Center and Shia in the South. He supported the invasion and occupation of Iraq and now he will soon be the vice president of the US. He denies the right of the Iraqis for unity, liberation and independence.

Representative Rahm Emanuel, the son of settler colonialist terrorist in usurped Palestine was welcomed by America’s Jewish community as US President-elect Barack Obama’s best pick for the post of Chief of Staff. Emanuel was born in Jerusalem and was an Israeli citizen until the age of 18. I would not be surprised if he is still a citizen of the Zionist entity because a Jew is allowed to carry dual citizenship, Israeli and another one. In his case, he is an Israeli-US citizen. This prompted many Zionist leaders, in the US and in “Israel” to praise Obama. William Daroff, the director of the Washington office of the United Jewish Communities (UJC), said “Rep. Emanuel is also a good friend of Israel, coming from good Irgun stock” referring to his father who was a member of the Irgun terrorist organization that assassinated and killed Palestinians and British in Mandated Palestine in the thirties and forties.

In his visit to occupied Palestine, Obama stated that Jerusalem should not be divided but should be the eternal capital of “Israel” and like the rest of the previous US Presidents he considers the Palestinians who fight for the liberation of their land as terrorists, Also, he did not hide his agreement with the Zionist leaders by denying the Palestinians the right to return to their land from which they were expelled in 1948. At a press conference on March 2, 2008, Obama stated: “Any negotiated peace between Israelis and the Palestinians is going to have to involve the Palestinians relinquishing the right of return as it has been understood in the past.”

If Mr. Obama is serious about ending the war, which I doubt, then he must recognize the Iraqi National Resistance as the legitimate representative of Iraq, and he must agree to the immediate and unconditional withdrawal. He must agree to compensate Iraq for all the damages that the fascist war caused to its people and to its infrastructure. He must disassociate himself and the United States from the sectarian government which was brought from Iran to the “Green Zone.” This government is illegal and represents the interests of the Iranian and US Occupations at the same time. All political, prisoners of war and the legitimate Iraqi leadership must be released. These were some of the conditions of the Iraqi National Resistance stated in its Program for Liberation and Independence, and then he can sit down with the Resistance to facilitate the withdrawal of the troops immediately.

The possibility of Obama meeting with the Iraqi National Resistance is about as remote as Adolf Hitler receiving a posthumous award from the B’Nai Brith for humanitarian activities. In November 2005, Obama mentioned the Iraqi Resistance to the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations. He told the group, the U.S. must “contain and ultimately extinguish the insurgency in Iraq.”

Sadly, the overwhelming majority of Arab-American votes went to Obama, despite his pandering to Zionist supporters and his many pro-Israel statements during the campaign. In the last poll held prior to the election, 68% of potential Arab-American voters said they would cast their ballots for Obama. They suffer from the suspension of disbelief.

One may ask, “Well, McCain was not pro-Arab, why was it such a mistake to vote for Obama?” The mistake of an Arab-American voting for Obama showed a lack of knowledge of the candidates as well as a certain amount of self-hate. Two candidates, Ralph Nader and Cynthia McKinney, ran fair and astute campaigns. Both called for an immediate exit from Iraq of U.S. troops and both lambasted the Democrats and Republicans for their pro-“Israel” positions. Sure, they were on the ballot as minor parties, but they did not disrespect Arabs and force them to vote against their interests. If Arab-Americans voted en masse for these candidates, they would have sent forth a strong message that their votes should not be taken for granted by two pro-Zionist candidates.

If Mr. Obama does not end the war, the United States will be defeated for sure, occupation always end up with bitter defeat and humiliation, we are witnessing the fall out in the economy and the American people are paying the price

If Mr. Obama ends the war, Americans and Iraqis would be triumphant; progress and security would come to the area and to the rest of the World, including the United States and we will hear no more of “Al Qaeda.”

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