Iraq: What elections?

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US think tanks, trying to serve US interests, which is normal if they don’t sacrifice human and democratic values, insist that the past local elections, the SOFA and the next general elections will save US interests and install a civil pro-US regime in Iraq. Instead of a horrible division of Iraq, which they supported for six bloody years, they advocate nowadays “soft partition”. Instead of totalitarian dictatorship, they advocate by corruption and lie-based propaganda an elected pro-US dictatorship. They write scenarios and pieces of theatre to be executed by US stooges and their forces in which the Iraqi people are but the audience, and most of the time the canon fodder.

The next piece of theatre they have already written is the next elections. They claim that the next election will bring reconciliation and stability to Iraq; that the US can then withdraw and give Iraq to its people. “All’s well that ends well”. They oppressed Baathists, Sunnis and the Iraqi Army through the first elections, constitution and “government”. They got rid of Sadrists, the Iraqi middle class and Sunnis of Baghdad with the “Surge”. They weakened and isolated the pro-Iranian religious groups by the local elections. The next election, they think, will produce a pro-US liberal modern parliament independent of Iran, Turkey and Arab states if by military and political measures, including attacking Syria, they can prevent all those who refuse the division of Iraq from running in the election or voting against their plans and stooges.

What a beautiful stupidity they advocate! They don’t realise that the more they push Iraq against its neighbours, the more their puppet government is isolated. And the more they try to divide Iraq, the more Iraqis are united against those who try to divide them. Maliki now is Nero, and just as meagre and reviled. No future for his government but putting fire to the Green Zone or Baghdad.

Iraq is a secret alchemy. None of those who don’t feel the essence of this alchemy can comprehend it. Neither US think tanks, nor their Israeli advisers can understand it. It is an existence and continuity of 8000 years of culture and appurtenance that occidental Orientalists and political analysts could not apply their theories and plans to. Only Iraqis without outside interference can produce a real Iraq. I can qualify what the US and its think tanks try to do in dividing Iraq to control it with an Iraqi saying: “They write on water.”

Yes, Americans can, with the next corrupted elections, as they control the rules of elections, as they control Iraqi resources, and as they have one million armed persons in their service, in addition of the silence of the world’s states, produce whatever parliament they wish. But what for? To continue the crimes and genocide? To continue the plunder, the oppression and destruction?

It is time to let Iraq to Iraqis, to withdraw unconditionally and let Iraq to a transitional government that is supported by the resistance and the anti-occupation forces and masses. It is this government that can offer a sincere election. The US government and think tank theatre for Iraq hasn’t produced — and will not produce — but blood, death and destruction for Iraqis.


Abdul Ilah Albayaty is an Iraqi analyst, member of the BRussells Tribunal Executive Committee.

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