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Does Forces Withdrawal Mean Scheme Over?

 The Anglo-American invasion of Iraq didn’t aim at overthrowing the then Iraqi regime and establishing a democratic government, rather it was an introduction for an all-out scheme designed to restructure the entire region in accordance with a new Zionist-planned “Sykes-Picot” accord agreed on this time by the U.S. and Britain not by France and Britain as in the old one. This project was called the “New Middle East”.

Those who drew up the scheme’s scenarios, saw in Iraq a point of weakness through which they can penetrate other countries in the region to complete their expansionist and domination plans in a “domino-like game” and under false pretexts such as “freedom”, “democracy” and “human rights” , used to be provided by the West and colonialism to enslave poor countries.

Thus, the direct goal of the invasion wasn’t to overthrow the regime, but to undermine and eliminate Iraq through tearing the strong Iraqi social cohesion and restructuring it on sectarian and ethnic bases aiming at creating more divisions inside the Iraqi society and sowing sedition among sects.

George Bush and his supporters believed that the Iraqis had fallen into the trap and thought that they won victory by the fall of Baghdad at the hands of the Cowboys and their allies. They forgot that Baghdad is deeply rooted in history for more than 7000 years and that it will rise to defend Iraq’s territorial integrity. The flame of the Iraqi national resistance was lit, having Damascus, the Capital of the Umayyad, as a real supporter and a staunch keeper and defender of Arab national security.

 Those who understood the dimensions of the American scheme have realized that defending Iraq means defending the Arab nation and that giving up the Arab identity of Iraq declares the beginning of the failure of the Arab nationalist project, which is still the hope of millions of Arabs across the Arab region.

Traitors, who enjoyed trading with homelands, let the Americans imagine that Iraq’s invasion would be a picnic. Bush, who was in a hurry to declare victory, didn’t imagine that months after announcing victory, he would enter Iraq secretly and would leave with 5000 dead bodies of his marines and tens of thousands of injured soldiers behind him, not to mention the trillion-dollar loss and the damage caused to America’s reputation and image.

The partial American withdrawal from Iraq doesn’t mean that Iraq has recovered or is about to. It doesn’t absolutely mean that the American evil design in the region has been given up. On the contrary, the Americans and the Zionists are betting on transforming the Iraqi national resisting potentials, which confronted and defeated the American occupier, into a fire that burns the Iraqis themselves through reproducing sectarianism and fueling sedition among them.

However, the Iraqis should keep in mind that the five millions bombs fallen on Iraq couldn’t divide the Iraqi people or hit their national unity despite different political, religious and ethnic tendencies. They must not let political differences and disputes over power achieve what military force and occupation had failed to.

Preserving the Iraqi national unity and maintaining a sovereign and independent free Iraq, which keeps best relations with its neighbors, is the true victory to all the Iraqis and Arabs. It is the real defeat to those who thought they had succeeded in passing the so-called “New Middle East” project.

 This is the real challenge facing national forces in Iraq and the actual test for their commitment and loyalty to the blood of hundreds of thousands martyrs who sacrificed themselves for the freedom, independence and dignity of Iraq.

On the other hand, the Arabs shouldn’t keep watching, as they used to do in their self determination causes, waiting what may happen or in their best cases moving after it is too late to condemn or denounce an attack against Arab sovereignty. The scenarios, put forward, are terrible seriously endangering all in the region and nothing can hinder Arabs’ quick response embodied in mobilizing efforts and drawing up a clear vision that preserves the safety of Iraq’s territories and people so as to restore this important country as a key player in the region.


Dr. Khalaf al-Moftah