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Iraq Poised For Total Collapse and Civil War Now That US Troops Leaving

I have been saying for years that keeping our troops in Iraq “to build a democracy” was total lunacy. As I and many others have pointed out, Iraq, like any other Muslim nation, cannot have a true representative democracy. Islam and democracy are mutually exclusive. Islam is a totalitarian, fascist ideology. Since the Koran, Hadiths, and sunna constitute all knowable information, and Mohammad was the perfect man, and everything he said and did was to be imitated, democracy, which elevates the individual and the will of the people to be the ultimate ruling authority, are mutually exclusive. Trust me, if you read the Koran, it not only does not mention democracy, or democratic principles, but it commands that people submit to the rule and word of Allah and follow the lead of Mohammad. In fact, the word Islam means submission. In a democracy, people do not submit; they rule.

So, now we have lost over 4000 soldiers and pissed away over $1 trillion trying to turn Iraq into a democracy. And, we have failed. Oh, sure, Obama is touting the fact that he promised to end the war and bring the troops home, and he is now doing that. Some people keep pointing out how we have vastly improved the infrastructure in Iraq by building dozens of schools and hospitals, expanding and improving the electrical power grid, and expanding access to telephones and the internet. (Internet users has reportedly grown from a few thousand to over 1.5 million, and telephone access has grown from less than 1 million to almost 21 million.) But, to what end? Most Iraqis are still Muslims. As such, they are simply not mentally and emotionally prepared to support a democracy. As in all Muslim nations, the only thing that holds them together is a strong dictator. That is why Iraq held together for so long under Saddam Hussein, and why Iran has held together for so long under the mullahs. It was only the strong force of the US military that kept Iraq together (sort of) for the last few years. Once the Muslims saw that we really were leaving, they resumed their efforts to destabilize and destroy the country. Even before we left, al Qaeda was stepping up it’s bombing campaign, and Iran was getting bolder in it’s efforts to annex most of southern Iraq. And, Syria and Saudi Arabia have certainly been busy trying to exert their influence.

Basically, once the US troops are gone, perhaps starting as early as September, 2010, civil war will break out throughout Iraq. For over 1000 years, the Sunnis have wanted to kill the Shia Muslims, and the Shias have wanted to annihilate the Sunnis. And, everybody wants to kill the Kurds. You see, in Islam, apostates are to be killed. The Koran is very clear about that. And, every Islamic sect sees any other sect as apostates. The only thing that can hold the violence at bay is a strong dictator, or the presence of a strong outside force, like the US military, or a common enemy. (This is why Iran has hosted bin Laden, and cooperated with him. They both hate the United States and the West, and, as the expression goes, the enemy of my enemy is my friend.) (And, remember, it was not until the “surge” that even our military had any success at containing the violence.

So, the Muslims are waiting until we are gone, which is what any sensible person would have expected. Now, “let the games begin!” The government is in total disarray. This is because the two major sects (Sunni and Shia) cannot agree on who will control the government, besides hating each other. In general, the government is largely controlled by Shia Muslims, and thus is in bed with Iran, a country which can’t wait to annex most of southern Iran, which is rich with oil fields. (Those same fields that we rebuilt, and which are now starting to produce significant amounts of oil.) The Kurds want to be able to control their part of Iraq, which is largely the northern part. And, Saudi Arabia, whose Wahhabi Muslims are just an extreme form of Sunni Muslims, want their influence to be felt. And, of course, the Sunni al Qaeda wants to be able to control as much of the world as it can.

So, there you have it. I was in favor of taking out Saddam Hussein, because he was a danger to the Western world, and there was strong evidence that he did have a hand in many terrorist attacks against the United States and other Western targets. And, I still believe that he had weapons of mass destruction; he was just smart enough to remove the evidence once he knew that we were coming for it. We even saw it leaving Iraq and heading for the Bekaa Valley, and other locations, but we did nothing to stop the transfer. I suspect we will be seeing those chemical and biological weapons in the very near future, probably brought into our country through our criminally porous Mexican border.

The problem with the Iraq war was that we stayed to try to build a democracy in a land where that is an impossible dream. The purpose of the military is to kill people and break things; not to build democracies and infrastructure. And, now that we are finally leaving (many years after Bush declared the mission accomplished), we are going to have to watch all that we paid and fought for go up in smoke and go to enemy nations, like Iran.

Just think how many nuclear power plants and how much needed infrastructure we could have built in the United States with the $1 trillion dollars!

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