January 6th, 2020.
Breaking- Iraqi Parliament Approved Legislation Demanding the End of US Military Presence.
The Iraqi Parliament just passed legislation demanding the exit of the US military and all other foreign forces from Iraq. The vote is legally binding although it is to be expected that the openly criminal US government will seek to overthrow the Iraqi government before they respect it.
One stunning revelation delivered by the Iraqi Prime Minister in the speech he made to the parliament prior to the vote was that murdered Quds force commander Qassem Solemaini was in Iraq at his personal invitation and the purpose of the visit was to de-escalate tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
“Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi has made some shocking revelations that put the assassination of Soleimani in a completely different light. He told the Iraqi parliament on Sunday that he “was supposed to meet Soleimani on the morning of the day he was killed, he came to deliver me a message from Iran responding to the message we delivered from Saudi to Iran.” (Source)
Qassem Soleimani was in Iraq as a diplomatic envoy. The US used the Iraqis to set him up. That is why Soleimani took no precautions!
If this story is true- and there is no reason to doubt it, the Trump administration are revealed as the lowest gangsters to grace the international stage since the demise of the Third Reich.
But I thought he was going to Iraq to plan attacks on the Americans?
Here the narrative presented by the US government of his appearance in Iraq being part of a plot against the US and his killing being a “defensive action” is cruelly exposed. The US Government lied, baldly lied. And their intelligence agency controlled media lied, and they have been exposed by a credible source considered a moderate in the Iraqi political landscape.
Given the multi-generational contempt for international law and basic human decency shown by the US government and amplified by the Trump administration, it is highly unlikely that the US will cede to the demands of the democratically elected, sovereign representatives of the Iraqi people.
In all likelihood, the US will at best relocate their troops to the northern Kurdish enclave and seek to engineer a fresh civil war/separatist movement.
However any attempt to create a formal separation of Iraq will lead to a furious response from Turkey, among others and will thus increase the political isolation and marginalisation of the US in the middle east and strengthen the position of Russia, increasing Turkey’s distancing from the NATO alliance.
The arrogant forces of Empire have been dealt a fateful blow, and not a shot was fired!
Regardless of what follows this political act is precisely the right reaction to the criminal assassination of Qassem Solemaini, Abu Mahdi al Muhandis and the massacre of their colleagues in the border region.
Should the US seek to up the ante in Iraq militarily, they will lose all credibility, this is the system of government the US paid trillions and lost thousands of US citizens to install. Any attempt to re-invade Iraq now will make them the laughing stock of the whole world.
Even more so than today.
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