Iraq and the religious struggles

December 1, 2006

 Perhaps you will permit me express my opinion on the situation in Sadam’s Iraq and how everything came to happen for the American-led coalition to invade the country.

I do not think for a moment that there was any problem at Saddam’s time between religious inclinations of Islam. To say this I base myself on the existence of Sheik(?) Sadr who already was during Saddam’s time. Sadr is Shiite and Sadr could have raised millions of Shiites against Saddam, he did not though. Why? In my opinion because Saddam’s regime respected religious freedom. That this was so is proved by the fact that one of the highest officials in his regime was a Christian, something that is unthinkable these times when Christians are persecuted, as our friend Asaad has told us.

The religious problem whose root is not, always in my opinion, in itself a real problem, has been conveniently aroused these times and I am starting to think that interested alien parties have much to do with it. Why is it so critical today when it was not during all the years of Saddam’s regime? Logics cannot accept it, the more so when Iran always existed and Iran is mainly Shiite. Iran, together with Shiites majority in Iraq could have toppled Saddam if they had wanted to, but I see now that there was not any interest in the Iraqi Shiites to revolt just because they were living pacific, productive lives if they did not get into politics, at least until the sanctions started, sanctions that were promoted by the US, as everybody knows except perhaps the American citizens.

The mean objective of sanctions is the people of a country, not its regime, which is the final and ultimate destination of the sanctions. If the people starve and lack the basic needs of a normal life, they tend to rebel against the constituted government. At least that is what the intelligent Western brains think, intelligent brains that do not count on Arab proverbial patience and pride. Despite the sanctions the Iraqis never revolted against Saddam.

The situation now in Iraq is one that suits those who want to control the country. Divide and conquer is an expression that has been effective at all times, and they are trying by all means to have a divided Iraqi nation.

I am convinced that Iraqis of any religious tendency will never rise against each other because of the tendency proper, the normal people are not for it anyhow, factions being manipulated in pursuit of power may use religious feelings as a backing to their purposes.

Just as Bush used them before attacking Iraq.

There is an interesting discussion in Respect Discussion Group which you may be interested in following.

The link is http://groups.msn.com/Respectpoliticalparty/humor.msnw?action=get_message&mview=0&ID_Message=54668&LastModified=4675600084518511294&all_topics=1

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4 Responses to “Iraq and the religious struggles”

  1. tyger said

    Hmmm

    I tend to believe that Iraqis will turn on each other. And that the civil war was inevitable, prior to the invasion. Many Arabists predicted this.

  2. You make a logical guess, Tyger. What I have not been able to understand yet is how Saddam Husein’s regime was settled and progressed, the country being surrounded by countries such as Syria and Iran which have always had evident interests in creating a solid bloc in the zone.

    How he succeeded is something that has not been sufficiently explained.

    And this perhaps would give us the key to today’s Iraq.

  3. “I tend to believe that Iraqis will turn on each other.”

    If you create a situation anywhere in the world including the UK where there’s 70% unemployed, hospitals without drugs, intermittent electricity supplies, unsafe drinking water, rampant crime, you would see exactly the same happening as with Iraq.
    Just remember the situation in New Orleans after two weeks and consider what would have happened if that had continued for over 3 years.
    The USA has deliberately created these conditions in order to justify their continued presence while at the same time they milk Iraq of oil revenue.

  4. christianzionismexposed said

    Hear, hear, michaeloxford.

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