From my memoirs
Bush Remains Ignorant About Iraq
By Ibrahim Ebeid
December 13, 2006
The ‘Creative Chaos’ in Iraq at its best, is a madness and insanity that reflects the neoconservatives’ doctrine in Washington. It is designed to control the “Middle East” in an effort to rip it apart furthermore, to weaken it, and to turn the region into insignificant sectarian and ethnic powerless mini states.
There are two reasons for creating such chaos: First to protect the Zionist entity, known as the “Israeli State,” not because Iraq posed a threat to the United States. The illegal attack on Iraq and occupying it was one of these two reasons. Zelikow made statements about ’the unstated threat” during his tenure on a highly knowledgeable and well-connected body known as the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (PFIAB), which reports directly to the President. He served on the board between 2001 and 2003. “Why would Iraq attack America or use nuclear weapons against us? I’ll tell you what I think the real threat (is) and actually has been since 1990 — it’s the threat against Israel,” Zelikow told a crowd at the University of Virginia on Sep. 10, 2002, speaking on a panel of foreign policy experts assessing the impact of 9/11 and the future of the war on the al-Qaeda.
The second reason is to control the oil. Mr. Bush always states that he will never leave Iraq unless the “mission is complete.” He also declared on Thursday August 24, 2006, that “to leave without finishing our mission will create a terrorist state in the heart of the Near East, in a country with enormous resources of petroleum, which the terrorist network can take for them.” To accomplish his scheme, the President has conceived a planned chaos in Iraq by creating a sectarian regime in the “Green Zone,” a small fortified section of Baghdad. This sectarian regime consists of several reactionary sectarian parties that were established by Iran to fight Arab Iraq.
Each party in the “government of the “Green Zone” has a militia and death squads that are killing hundreds of innocent people in Iraq who do not belong to their sect or do not agree with their agenda, be it Shia, Sunni, Christian or others. These sectarian racist parties were to replace the secular Arab Ba’ath Socialist party; and the militias were to replace the Iraqi Army and the security forces. A chaos was created soon after the occupation, the museums were looted, and a heritage of more than ten thousand years old was destroyed. Bush and his henchmen like Rumsfeld called it ‘Creative Chaos’ to give birth to a new Iraq, a “democratic” Iraq. Is ruining an entire country and destroying its institution a “democracy or was it intended to erase the great Civilization of the Land of the Two Rivers?”
It seems to me that President Bush remains ignorant of his surroundings. He has no knowledge of Arab culture that has its roots deep in history, certainly deeper and richer than that of the US or Western cultures. Bush insists to transform Iraq into a “model of freedom and democracy” for the rest of the “Middle East.” But Iraq was turned into the “Gates of Hell” against him and his plans. When President Bush and his cronies look at the map of the “Middle East,” they do not see the Arab people but rather vast oil fields and the illegal state of ” Israel.” Their dreams to control the area were shattered by the legitimate Iraqi Resistance.
The American President is sinking very fast in his ignorance and arrogance and he is dragging the United States with him. He is looking desperately for salvation and for a rescuer. Salvation he will never find in the Maliki “Government or in the Person of Abdul Aziz Al Hakim, a sectarian man who presides over a fascist sectarian organization.
Abdul Aziz Al Hakim, the Commander in Chief of the terrorist Badr Corps, and the head of the Supreme Council of the Islamic Revolution in Iraq along with the Mahdi Army of Sadr, the Chalabis and the Dawa “Islamic” Party are sending their death squads to kill and terrorize innocent people, The number of people killed, according to the latest statistics reached an average of 400 a day in Baghdad and its surroundings, and yet President Bush receives this man in the White House to seek his help.
Is the United States looking to Iran for help? Isn’t Iran part of the problem and not the solution? Is the President of the United States doing like Nero setting more fire on Iraq to burn the green and dry grass at the same time? Is this the exit he is looking for, an exit to more chaos and more killing? The hands of the sectarian “government’ that Bush is supporting is stained with the blood of Iraqis.
The occupation along with the sectarian allies is continuously targeting the education system. Myriads of professors, scientists and educators were assassinated and thousands left the country or stayed home because they were threatened. The latest such act took place in Al Anbar University on December 2, 2006 where many professors decided to quit and about 25 decided to move away from the University dwellings seeking safer places when the occupation arrested 12 professors falsely accusing them of supporting the Resistance and help making explosives. The professors who were targeted were in the Science Department, such as physics, chemistry and biology.
The cars which were used recently to kill about 200 innocent people in Al Thawra City (Al Sadr) belonged to the Badr Corps and they were shipped from Iran. The serial numbers were found on the chassis of the vehicles.
An Iraqi friend, who escaped the terror of occupation and their agents, told me that she was kidnapped by the gangs of Hakim, she was hit on the head with a rifle butt and her head was severely damaged because she is a Shia and married to a Sunni. She holds a doctorate degree in science. One day she applied for a teaching job at a Baghdad University; the interviewer told her that she will get the job if she joins the :Debaathification Committee”; the woman refused, and did not get the job.
“Freedom is completely lost in Iraq,” as an Iraqi friend told me, whom I shall call Palmyra for protection. Women are not encouraged to go to school any more, they cannot hold any jobs any more. They have to cover their heads and the entire body with dark cloaks, Iranian style of the Mullahs. And, yet, the President of the United States keeps saying that women are free in Iraq? Palmyra opened a beauty parlor in order to survive and earn an income.
The first day, some armed men from the Badr Corps came to her and asked her to remove the pictures of women with different hair styles hanging at the windows. She complied, and then later that evening, while she was sitting home, she received a phone call from one of the hairstylists telling her that the Badr militia attacked the beauty salon, and sprayed it with bullets, as everything was shattered and left in ruins and yet President Bush is seeking help from this man to create more chaos?
Even the hospitals are not safe anymore, Ali Al Shummari, the Minister of Health, a Sadrist, allows the militia of Sadr and Badr to enter the hospitals and kill people who have no allegiance to them or who do not belong to the “Shia” faith. Those who go to pick up the dead are being killed also. Hundreds of corpses are taken on daily basis from the hospitals and buried in mass graves, in Najaf and Karbala, with no names. Who will President Bush blame in the future for his act? Will he blame Saddam Hussein, the Resistance or the real perpetrators of the sectarian and the occupation forces? Maybe he will blame himself!
Fatima, a Palestinian from Iraq, told me that most of the Palestinians were forced to leave their homes and gather with relatives in Baladiyat section where some Palestinians live. Her cousin was killed by a missile attack few months ago and her family was evicted from their home which was given to them by the government of Nuri Al Said in 1948. She told me that a Palestinian delegation from Baghdad went to the city of Najaf to meet with Hakim asking for help, and his answer was “we have a plan to expel all the Arabs from Iraq and the Palestinians are on the top of the list. Go, disappear, you have no place in Iraq …” Then, they went to the Police and complained about the acts of the militias and the Police officer in charge told them “you are terrorists and you are supporting terrorism and Saddam Hussein.” And yet the President keeps deafening our ears with his speeches about the “young democracy” in Iraq, and he is supporting such men like Hakim and Maliki?
During the previous regimes in Iraq, security was dominant and harmony was prevalent. The Palestinians were respected and given homes to stay as guests until they go back to their country from which they were evicted by force, and now they are facing certain death and being terrorized by the occupation forces, their sectarian allies and death squads.
They share the same objectives to dismember the Arab homeland. Some people and movements have objected to this, defending Iran and saying: “Iran has an anti Zionist Islamic revolution and we should give it complete opportunity to prove it!” The opportunity was given and now we see the result on the ground, the organizations which were created by Iran, the sectarians who were brought by Bush are allied with the US, and they are part of the problem and not a solution. And their representative Abdul Aziz Hakim was a guest in the White House.
The American people and the Anti War Movement should understand that the only solution is the recognition of the Iraqi National Resistance, as the sole representative of the Iraqi people. The Resistance has already made its conditions for peace known that the Anti War Movement should accept, advocate and support, especially the American Anti War Movement.