JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: IRAQ’S OCCUPYING KIRKUK FROM ITS SEPARATIONIST KURDS – PRESS MISREPRESENTATION OF THE KURDS – AMERICAN AND ISRAELI PLOTS ENDED   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE BY PATRICK COCKBURN IN THE INDEPENDENT

Iraq seizes Kirkuk from Kurds leaving two US allies locked in conflict and bringing end to move for independence
Century-old movement for Kurdish independence suffers a calamitous defeat as military reaction to referendum leads to fall of city

Quite poor analysis here.

Iraq has only occupied in Kirkuk what has long been part of Iraq.

And why wouldn’t they when the region contains much of the country’s oil?

Iraq, before the American-British invasion, was by many measures the most advanced Arab state. Women had more rights than in almost any other Arab state, and certainly by far compared to Saudi Arabia. Fundamentalist religion was not forced on people. There was a vibrant economy with advances in many areas. Financed of course by oil.

This separation stuff is US-inspired, and of course the US has never had any business even being in Iraq. They are war-criminals.

It wants a weakened Iraq for Israel’s long-term benefit. And it wants the Kurds to supply oil to Israel. Neither of which is any of America’s business.

Imagine trying to get Texas to leave the Union. What do you think Washington’s reaction would be?

America has played this dirty game with the Kurds more than once.

In Kissinger’s day, the Kurds were given encouragement and support to rebel against Saddam.

Saddam crushed them.

Kissinger and Co in the US just sat picking their noses.

Posted October 20, 2017 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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