Last of the Combat Troops Leaving Iraq? – Only in your Dreams

Watching MSNBC’s coverage of ‘the last combat troops leaving Iraq’ for 3 hours reminded of a few brutal realities that still plague this country and this planet. The first being just how far this country remains from any semblance of reality. It’s the kind of delusional denial that truly can only be believed when witnessed from within. As Keith Olbermann was describing the cinematic quality of the “Strykers driving into your living room,” I could really think of only one thing – The aftermath of a 7.5 year all out United States operation to decimate a people and their society.

There’s no way to comprehend the scope and facets of this operation, because you would need a Pentagon for that. From the first day after initial conquest when the money disappeared from the banks and their record of civilization was decimated by the looting of their museums, it was like any other colonial conquest in history, except every excruciating moment of this one was on television. The following 7.5 years of the assimilation of a country went as diagrammed.

From control (denial) of power, water, and even seed monopolization, to toxic contamination of the gene pool and re-education ‘schools,’ to monopolization of natural resources, to fostering drug addictions and self-perpetuating violence, etc., what took a hundred years to do to Native Americans was accomplished in under a decade. Quite an example of lessons learned from hundreds of years of colonization.

And in the name of all that is Holy, please do not delude yourself into believing this war is over. 50,000 troops will remain, an ‘unknowable’ number of contractors/mercenaries, and an embassy that makes the Vatican look like the summer home will remain. Certainly, the colonization of Iraq was one of the fastest and most efficient in history. It also needs to be the last.

So there are no delusions of the reality we have left for the Iraqi people, please watch the short videos below. Then, while you’re sitting with your family watching the MSM pundits debate whether the war was ‘worth it’ or not, think about how long you could survive the kind of ‘Freedom’ we have heaped on the Iraqis. Face the reality, and forget the cinema.

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  1. Rehmat said on August 22nd, 2010 at 3:50pm #

    It was the pro-Israel warmongers like Dick Cheney, Richard Perle, John Bolton, Bill Kristol, Reuel Marc Gerecht, Norm Podhoretz, Daniel Pipes, etc. who fooled the American public by Israeli Hasbara (propaganda) lies to wage a war on Iraq, which had been US ally in 8-year war with the Islamic Republic. Now the same Israeli-poodles are running a vicious campaign against Islamic Republic. Richard Perle in a testimony before the US Senate on November 8, 2002, had claimed that Iraqi oil would pay for US war costs. Maybe it has – but only Perle and Benjamin Netanyahu would know!

    One of the first reactions to Obama’s speech came from the powerful Washington-based neocon think tank Center for a New American Security (CNAS). CNAS’s “friends” include James Steinberg, Assistant Secretary of State, Gen. David Petreaus, Dennis Ross and Daniel Kurtzer. Brain Burton a CNAS Fellow said in an interview: “It was a speech given for domestic political purposes rather than to announce some key shift in US policy in Iraq”…….

  2. Deadbeat said on August 22nd, 2010 at 5:17pm #

    While we heard a lot about the WikiLeaks revelation here’s a report from Russia Today that didn’t get picked up by the “Left”. Somehow in all his research, Chomsky overlooked this pertinent bit of information from the 1960’s …

    Declassified: Massive Israeli manipulation of US media exposed

  3. hayate said on August 22nd, 2010 at 6:08pm #

    The combat troops leaving Iraq is a good thing. Though if they are not returned to the usa, it’s not a good thing (for the world, not the usa, having these parasitic plugs back in the usa is not a good thing for the usa – I don’t think the usa needs any more bottom rung gangsters than it already has). Apparently the troops went to Kuwait (lucky Kuwait, eh ;D), where they go from there…? Afghanistan? Looks like a ground invasion of Iran from Iraqi territory is out, though that seemed a slim prospect anyways.

  4. mary said on August 23rd, 2010 at 1:22am #

    Listen to John Pilger on the subject here!

  5. mary said on August 23rd, 2010 at 2:33am #

    Always wary of Al Jazeera since I heard of this attempt by an Israeli to buy a half share, unsuccessfully so it says here but who knows if that is true.

  6. hayate said on August 23rd, 2010 at 7:29pm #

    Al Jazeera is an establishment outfit. They represent big money, and I believe they were started with western money and players and are intimate with the puppet regimes in the Middle East. Still, for Middle East news, they are far better than the israeli occupied crap fed to westerners. Guess they have to be to maintain their local audience.

    Corporate, capitalist media, by its very nature, will always be rubbish, though.