Peter Koenig for the Saker Blog
Why doesn’t the U.S. respect the decision made by the Iraqi Parliament and move out of Iraqi territory? – The short answer is, because the US doesn’t respect anybody’s – any country’s – decision or sovereignty, as long as it doesn’t meet their objectives.
Now, the US is steadfast and will not leave the region. Already President Assad has requested that the US leave Syrian territory. They didn’t. The stakes are too immense for the US. It has all to do with their move towards world hegemony by territory and by finance – meaning by the US dollar.
The conflict with Iran is not over. By any means. We are just experiencing a respite for regrouping – and subsequently continuing and escalating the conflict. US bases in Iraq and military presence, at present more than 5,000 troops, are the most convenient means of force against Iran.
Other than controlling the rich and highly strategic territory of the Middle-East as an important step towards world hegemony, the US continuous presence in the region also has to do with profits for the war industry and with the price and control of hydrocarbons, especially gas.
We have seen, soon after the cowardly murder of General Qassem Suleimani, the share values of the war industry jumped up, of course in anticipation of a hot war – and huge weapons sales. The war industry profits insanely from killing. Wars and conflicts are increasingly what drives the western economies. Already in the US the war industry and related industries and services make up for about half of the country’s GDP. The US economy without war is unthinkable. Therefore, the Middle-East is a perfect eternal battle ground – a sine qua non for the west. War is addictive. The western economy is already addicted to it. But most people haven’t realized that – yet. Revolving and renewed conflicts and wars is a must. Imagine, if the US were to leave the Middle-East, PEACE might break out. This is not admissible. Soon, your job my depend on war – if you live in the west.
Then there is the Iranian gas. Daily 20% to 25% of all the energy consumed to drive the world’s economy – including wars – transits through the Golf of Hormuz which is controlled by Iran. Immediately after the heinous murder on General Suleimani, the oil and gas prices spiked by about 4%, later declining again. This, in anticipation of a major conflict which could have Iran reduce her gas production, or block the passage of Hormuz. In either case a collapse of the world economy could not be excluded.
As a parenthesis – it is so absolutely necessary that the world frees itself from this nefarious source of energy – hydrocarbons – and converts to other, cheaper, cleaner and FREER sources of power to drive our industries and activities. Like solar energy of which Mother Earth receives every day more than 10,000 time what it needs for all her industrial and creative activities on every Continent.
The US, with a flailing multi-trillion fracking industry which just failed the European market, due Russian gas via Nord Stream2, and just inaugurated Turkstream, would like to control the price of hydrocarbon, so as to revive the highly indebted fracking industry. What better way than to control Iran, and her enormous reserves of gas, shared with Qatar?
Then there is the close alliance between Iran and China – China being Iran’s largest customer of gas. China is perceived by Washington as a deadly competitor, and barring her from the energy that makes China’s economy thrive, is one of those devilish objectives of the United States. They are unable to compete on an even playing field. Cheating, lying and manipulating has become part of their, and the western life style. It is deeply ingrained in western history and culture.
Of, course there are other ways of supplying China with the hydrocarbons she needs. Russia with the world’s largest gas reserves, could easily increase her supplies.
In brief, the US is unlikely to leave the Middle-East, although some generals – and even some high-ranking Pentagon brass – believe this would be the smartest thing to do – they see the light, and the light is not war, but PEACE.
What could Iraq do to get the US out of Iraq and eventually out of the Region? After all, the Iraqi Parliament has taken a majority decision to regain Iraq’s sovereignty and autonomy, without foreign troops. Most countries with troops stationed in Iraq respect that decision. Denmark, Australia, Poland and Germany are preparing to move their troops out of Iraq. Only the UK with her 800 military men and women decided for now to stay alongside the US.
Iraq may want to strengthen her alliance with Russia and China, hereby increasing the pressure on the US to honor Iraq’s sovereign request for the US to leave. How much that would take to materialize, if at all, is a difficult question to answer. Maybe ‘never’. Except, if the US-dollar hegemony over western economies can be broken. And at the moment, a strong down-turn of the dollar’s role in the world economy is showing, as the western world is increasingly seeking ways to de-dollarize her economy and to associate with the East, led by China and Russia, where de-dollarization is advancing rapidly.
When that happens, chances are that the US of A’s dictates over the nations of the world will be mute, will not be listened to anymore, and that Washington will have to rethink its future – and very likely a US presence in the Middle-East will be history.
Peter Koenig is an economist and geopolitical analyst. He is also a water resources and environmental specialist. He worked for over 30 years with the World Bank and the World Health Organization around the world in the fields of environment and water. He lectures at universities in the US, Europe and South America. He writes regularly for Global Research; ICH; RT; Sputnik; PressTV; The 21st Century; Greanville Post; Defend Democracy Press, TeleSUR; The Saker Blog, the New Eastern Outlook (NEO); and other internet sites. He is the author of Implosion – An Economic Thriller about War, Environmental Destruction and Corporate Greed – fiction based on facts and on 30 years of World Bank experience around the globe. He is also a co-author of The World Order and Revolution! – Essays from the Resistance.
Peter Koenig is a Research Associate of the Centre for Research on Globalization.
When ‘Project Brown Sugar’ was president, I thought to myself that the idea of a troop deployment in Syria was a bear trap for the US military.
It seems my reservations went unheeded.
Your president “brown sugar” didn’t make the kind of idiotic buffonish mistakes Trump made. “Brown Sugar” didnt take the world to the edge of a potential world war like the blonde buffoon Trump almost did this week.
Oh, BTW, Trump also precipitated the events that lead to 170 innocent people being blown out of the sky by jumpy Iranian air defense batteries crews firing on the 737 by mistake: Iran admits that one of their surface to Air missiles shot down the Ukrainian airlines 737.
From Javad Zarif:
See it wasnt some nebulous “Mossad” agent that shot down the Ukraine airlines 737, the Iranians admit it was their military that did this.
From Hassan Rouhani:
They are not leaving Iraq. They are doubling down all across the board.
I Agree, if US leaves Iraq its another loss of face – a defeat – and another nail that goes into its hegemon coffin.
The US will fight tooth and nail to remain in Iraq and the resistance axis will do all in its power to humiliate and pile up the body bags which equally will attract more US violence …. until a tipping point or massive event occurs …
and there is little the commander in tweet and his Generals can do. They are an occupying force and are hated passionately …. Historically – arguably – all occupying forces leave at some point defeated. The cost to remain has become too high.
The US wont leave until events similar to Vietnam s victory of the US military which humiliated the US military. Then the chaos in their troop departure from the besieged US Embassy in Saigon 1975 was well recorded.
(The US Navy and the US Aircorp weren’t as affected but they too retreated after rescuing their people s.
Embarrassing the military’s capabilities is a sure fire way to force an exit from the region, this has already been accomplished. 2ndly, requesting that the military’s presence be absent soon is an indication of intention, this is also important, it gives the U.S. the chance to face save not only reputation, but all the expensive equipment needed to run a military campaign. The 3rd option is a forced exit after employing option #1 on a larger scale, sure feelings, lives, and economies will be lost, but at least a healing of the middle east can begin even if it is from scratch.
I doubt the military will leave voluntarely, ones pride remains in tact until it is shattered to pieces and then its will to live dies with the shattering.
History will not look kindly on the military once the tide goes out and no one is wearing any cloths, their will be no sympathy for supporters either, once an ideology is proven to be a false one, their is no truth in its trying to return. Good luck and best wishes in the future, its going to be a bumpy one.
Meanwhile China (and Russia ) are quietly sapping and undermining that hegemony with One Belt, One Road initiative and others of its ilk.
The more ground The Empire loses to the Russians and the Chinese the fiercer it will battle to hold onto
what nations it has under it’s yoke and use them as a jump off point to subjugate more ME nations.
It’s a panicked resource grab in order to shore up it’s crumbling financial edifice in the face of a strengthening Russia and China and the loss of market share.
The U.S.A. faces a fundamental problem called Triffin’s Dilemma, or Triffin’s Paradox. In short, if a country issues a reserve currency, then it benefits the country until it destroys the country.
This reminds me of a famous line from Longfellow’s retelling of an ancient tale:
” Whom the gods would destroy they first make mad. “
The usa will never leave. Not without stronger encouragement.
Even should every nation in the region become regime-changed, they will at best become another Latin America.
I can’t think of many examples of base closure – the one near the NK border relocated recently after dprk nuclear threat (albeit they did not depart the peninsula). The one in the Philippines after a volcanic explosion.
Iran, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan do not have nukes nor acts of God at their disposal to dislodge the occupying forces who have latched on like ticks.
They need to unite amongst themselves & with others, only through a coalition (“of the unwilling “?) do they stand a chance.
The official State Dept. reply to Iraq:
“America is a force for good in the Middle East. Our military presence in Iraq is to continue the fight against ISIS and as the Secretary has said, we are committed to protecting Americans, Iraqis, and our coalition partners. We have been unambiguous regarding how crucial our D-ISIS mission is in Iraq. At this time, any delegation sent to Iraq would be dedicated to discussing how to best recommit to our strategic partnership—not to discuss troop withdrawal, but our right, appropriate force posture in the Middle East. Today, a NATO delegation is at the State Department to discuss increasing NATO’s role in Iraq, in line with the President’s desire for burden sharing in all of our collective defense efforts. There does, however, need to be a conversation between the U.S. and Iraqi governments not just regarding security, but about our financial, economic, and diplomatic partnership. We want to be a friend and partner to a sovereign, prosperous, and stable Iraq.”
The delusion is beyond rational analysis. “America is a force for good” . . .
Millions dead in the ME from this “force for good”. War crimes on a daily basis for three decades. Torture, rape, destruction of all institutions and utilities, and unleashing of the most vile proxies–ISIS and AQ to terrorize every living citizen.
The only response can be for Iraqis to ground all US aircraft with MANPADS until they get an S-300 or S-400 from Russia. They must punish US troops outside their bases by making it too dangerous to mount operations, like the Taliban in Afghanistan.
The US has declared occupational war on Iraq, insisting it will never obey international law or respect Iraqi sovereignty.
Thus, the Iraqis must give back in kind and kill the occupiers in sufficient numbers as swiftly as they can.
And if NATO shows up to stiffen the US spine (why else would they be needed, since the US is the best in the world, truly exceptional), then kill the Brussels boys the first nights they arrive.
I’ll be honest – I thought that official reply you quoted was something you made up or found at a wacko site. A search found it was real, and your comment just nails it!
Why on earth does Trump keep Porkbutt Pompeo around? He ought to know that Fatso holds him in utter contempt.
Pompeo is the one who is briefing Trump. Trump trusts his judgment big time. It was Pompeo who sold him the story about “imminent threat” and convinced him the destruction of Soleimani would be a success and not result in a war. Pompeo is the latest puppet master in the Oval Office. He’s even replaced son-in-law Jared Kushner on most issues in the ME.
Larchmonter445 et al,
It’s only rocket science if you are building rockets. The highly successful blueprint to achieve withdraw is:
“You can kill 10 of my men for every one I kill of yours, yet even at those odds, you will lose and I will win.”
There is no rationality here. Like you say, in analysis one cannot assume that we’re working with a rational actor. Imagine that, we can occupy you, because we are good? What kind of crap is that?
The spin is terrible out there. The US people are being deceived again, and they are letting themselves being deceived again. To the comment that Trump is obeying Pompeo, it may be so, but still he is selling the story as hard as anybody. On Fox (sorry) Trump is continuing the spin … “Trump tells Fox News’ Laura Ingraham ‘four embassies’ were targeted in imminent threat from Iran.”
The more things fall out, the clearer it becomes that when somebody asks Who is Running the USA, we have to now reply, the CIA. The US is both occupied and also simply a filthy occupier of others – perpetual war for plunder is the objective and Mr Trump unfortunately is splashing in the swamp, both by his own actions, and the stories that he accepts from those that he appointed around him. When the Senators were briefed on the killings, both Pompeo and Haspel were part of the briefing team.
Any thinking person knows what needs to come next and what will come next, but what needs to come next, is unthinkable for any thinking person. When the bodybags start arriving back in the US, the family of a dead soldier will be told: “Your boy was a force for good in Iraq.”
Any reasonably intelligent Senator, when briefed by that gruesome twosome would conclude the exact opposite of what they say. Unless they’re also bought off which of course they are.
It would be relatively easy for Iraq to get the US to leave. Cut off supplies, and from 1000 different directions, shoot missiles into the Green Zone. The Green Zone is a Dien Bien Phu waiting to happen. The question is whether the Iraqi people mean what they say when they ask foreign forces, especially the US, to leave.
They won’t leave the ME because USrael is run by religious madcaps who see their sacred duty in bringing about the ‘Greater Israel’ by creating and maintaining a permanent chaos in the region. They act on auto-pilot and consider their reverses only as accidents. If in doubt they read the Bible and are confirmed in their belief: ‘Armageddon must happen’. And they have to sabotage the BRI.
Peter Koenig said:
“it is so absolutely necessary that the world frees itself from this nefarious source of energy”
The documentary below “Thorium Remix 2011”, discusses eminent US nuclear scientist Alvin Weinberg and his solution to energy dating back to the 1950’s. You probably read scores of such claims, but this one is from an eminent nuclear engineer well known for important contributions to the Manhattan project and to conventional nuclear energy.
So the answer to world conflict over resources and energy was solved by Weinberg in the 50’s.
Interestingly, since last years US inspired attempted coup against the Indonesian government, president Jokowi has grown balls sufficient to green-light U.S. based Thorcon, a group of retired tech CEO philanthropists, to implement Weinberg’s ideas. However, as you might imagine, it is insufficiently funded at the moment.
Currently we have CO2 mythology underpinning UN Agenda 2030 being taken up by banking with gusto. The IMF has created the Task Force on Climate related Financial Disclosures, TCFD They will implement central planning, monitoring and control over industry – if a business does not support the unscientific, dumb emotional propaganda of Gore, Thunberg, et al; then no loan.
The memory-holing of Weinberg’s vision for for a free humanity needs redressing. Please spread the news.
Sir, I have just invented a scheme to pull gold out of ocean water. If the Government will give me ten Billion dollars I will have a pilot factory going within ten years. It’s true a few kinks need to be worked out of the system, but the gold is there!
Fission Reactors cannot possibly compete with solar or wind power in terms of safety or the price of electricity. But there is a hell of a lot of money to be made building the things. THAT is the part which gets Big Nuclear salivating.
Wrong, ZS. Both wind and solar are incredibly diffuse even in comparison to coal…which in turn is vastly inferior, in energy-flux density to nuclear energy…..(fission)…which in turn is orders of magnitude inferior to fusion.
Both Putin and the Chinese leadership (as well as some Americans) proclaim that commercial fusion energy is attainable in the near future……. so why not be more optimistic, less corrupted by the oligarchy’s murderous intent to stand still….and hold humanity hostage to the windmill?
Because you kinda like Don Quixote???
I don’t know about Weinberg’s interim solution……….. but complaints about the pittance required for valid R & D….in comparison to the vast benefits from past investments in scientific research and technological progress ….are the whinings of Luddite Dupes In Unconscious (to be generous) Service of Their Empire Masters….IMHO.
Nuclear Fusion in small Earth plants will be nice – if it ever happens. What we have at the present time is a huge fusion reactor called the Sun which is at a safe distance from us. It’s already up and running, and all we have to do is to gather the “incredibly diffuse” energy. We know how to do this, and the procedures are safe and inexpensive. Stored Solar Power in the form of coal, oil, and natural gas are what got us in the mess we’re in now.
how do you store enough energy to sustain heavy industry and modern society?
how could wind and solar uphold modern Finland, baltics, Island, Canada etc and their energy consumption ?
it is not possible at all, windmills or solarpanels would destroy so much nature that even the thought is mind numbing and there is no way to store energy for rainy and windless days.
do some research on batteries and their limitations.
Wanting to save nature by destroying it is not logical, nuclear energy and hydro energy is the only alternatives left standing when Occam`s razor is applied.
That’s a great idea, and it is one which I hope you pursue. In the meantime:
There are many other ways which you’ll learn if you “do some research”.
“The answer to almost all world conflict over resources and energy was solved by Alvin Weinberg in the 50’s.”
Is there a working prototype? The answer is no.
Do you have any idea how long it would take to develop and implement a working prototype? It will never be done. If it were practical, it would have been done a long time ago.
Does anyone here other than myself have an engineering background? Anyone ever worked on the construction of a nuclear power station? No? I am not surprised.
Strange that PK makes US occupation of ME all about US imperialism and MIC without saying anything about Israel.
It goes without saying and it is assumed we all know the basics about geopolitics and the main actors since the Zionist takeover of the US circa 1970s.
Move-out what the hell does it really mean?
The Green-Zone is 5 sq-miles, and has 10’s of 1,000’s of $200k/year+ paid private Arthur-Anderson types making rules, been this way for almost twenty years now.
How many mercenary army’s??
We went in for the OIL, and we’ll stay for the oil, the most recent idea tossed out is that the USA will ‘step-back’ if Iraq gives 50% of their oil profits to JUSA-ANZ, of course Iraq said no.
It’s the same everywhere on earth ANZ sends in their JUSA US-MIL and destroys country’s and brings in 1,000’s of lawyers you make new law that say’s “You must be Ford trucks”, … on&on
The US-MIL soldiers in uniform are just the tip of iceberg in US occupation of Iraq, or any of these places like Afghan
When Americans start to perish in Iraq the rules change and they have to leave or continue to perish. Then heads roll for making another bad decision and lawyers get sued on the premise.
It’s easy, arm the crap out of the opposition forces, there is no shortage. Just look at the Vietnamese, they know how to get the job done.
Two Spangdahlem airmen found dead in dormitory room in Germany
Trump has denied casualties during the Iranian attack, can we trust him? are the two soldiers Tuesday casualties?
From the same site (thx for link) it seems that the USA attempted to assassinate another IRGC general, Abdul Reza Shahlai, in Yemen, on the same night but failed
https://www.stripes.com/news/us/on-day-us-forces-killed-soleimani-they-launched-operation-targeting-iranian-official-in-yemen-1.614307 (the site is partially gated – 5 articles – for anyone following the link, can probably find more info elsewhere)
Does this news about the accident change the dynamic between Iran and the US?
The answer is that Zionism is state ideology throughout the West, and the crucial manifestation of it in the countries that matter, to wit the US and Israel, is the notion of being Exceptional and Indispensable. This is what I would like to call the MPD = Militant Parasite Doctrine, which stipulates axiomatically an unlimited entitlement to other peoples’ natural resources and labour output. Of course this is a morally bankrupt worldview all along the line, but it goes without saying that its adherents are 100% immune to any self-criticism. In short, if you’re vile and ugly — be proud of it!
Looking at the West minus the US and Israel, the MPD as per above doesn’t define the prevalent national characters, which is why it’s still possible at least to reason with people about US lawlessness. States based on genocidal settlerism are a different matter.
So the issue of getting rid of MPD addicted scum, and not just in the ME, is to defeat their proxies and line up with the Chinese and Russian projects for the planet.
Well, we know now that Iran brought down the Boeing ..
“Iran Says Ukrainian Aircraft Brought Down by Human Error
The Iranian military also confirmed in a statement on state TV that the jet was brought down unintentionally as it flew close to a sensitive military installation. According to the statement, the parties responsible will be held accountable by the judiciary.
The armed forces have expressed their condolences to the families of the victims.”
It is interesting that this analysis was done without even 1 single mention of Israel.
While the reasons listed above for the US ignoring the request of the Iraqi parliament that US troops leave the country are plausibly legitimate, in and of themselves, namely:
Controlling the region’s energy resources
World hegemony etc.etc.
Israel and its ambitions and fears, as it relates to the region, are today the PRIMARY reasons why the United States – against the wishes of most Americans – is in the region.
Americans would not accept it if they were told outright that US blood and treasure are being expended to protect Israel.
Accordingly, Israel and its supporters would rather that this fact not be highlighted, and as such, via the MSM, Think Tanks, and compromised US politicians, the narrative is advanced, that its about oil etc.
The hostility that exists between the US and Iran is mot in America’s interest – and I dare anyone to explain otherwise.
Hostility between the US and Iran exists because Iran refuses to sign on to the Zionist project.
Remember when Barack Obama in his first term tried to turn the page with Iran and how Ahmadinijad responded in kind?
Both presidents exchanged letters and indicated the desire to improve relations between the 2 countries, but the idea was immediately dismissed by Israel and its supporters and Obama faced intense hostility for even thinking about inproving relations with Iran.
The JCPOA, was acheived against all odds, and Netanyahu even poured scorn on it at a joint sitting of Congress, when he was repeatedly applauded as he took the floor to diss Obama and rubbish the idea of the US reaching any deal or understanding with Iran.
This was the reason why Obama did not send the JCPOA deal to the US Senate for ratification, because AIPAC and Israel would not allow it.
Sheldon Adelson who bankrolled Trump’s presidential campaign with over $100 million, demanded that Trump tear up the JCPOA and confront Iran, and Trump dutifully made it one of his campaign promises and followed through on his promise.
Israel and powerful American Jews are the ones demanding that the US stay in the region and confront Israel’s enemies.
The whole thing about oil is just a convenient cover for all this.
9/11 was all about providing a justification for waging hot war against the real and perceived enemies of Israel, but using America to do it.
Any analysis or explanation about US military presence in the ME that ignores Israel and its malign influence, is at a minimum, incomplete.
Amen. That’s exactly what I said in my shorter post.
Oh they will leave, trust me! Sooner or later, they always do.
Here is an interesting (&when you think about it, disturbing) technicality: there are no US bases in Iraq, they are now, legally Iraqi facilities
“US military bases in Iraq were built during the GW Bush presidency. When the US pulled out of Iraq at end of 2011, whatever remained was considered Iraqi and already paid for. The US signed a Status of Forces Agreement (SoFA) in 2008 specifying this”
Iraq and Iran’s strengthening of their position with Russia and China still renders Russia and China as foreign troops. However a new “strong” government capable of protecting Iraq’s sovereignty would be formed in 15 days with early elections. Yet no foreign troops. Where are they going to get a government that strong unless they are talking about the SCO? If the Kurdish site was right China has offered military assistance to Iraq. This might be an indication the Dragon is opening the SCO doors in a hurry because of the pending situation, sanctions be damned.
The SCO troops might not be considered foreign if Iran and Iraq were not just full members but, oh, I don’t know, some kind of a morphed hybrid. Time to get creative.
One of the major reasons the Trump administration had dumped the 2015 Iran JCPOA nuclear accord in May 2018 was to prevent Iran from joining the Chinese-led Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). Yet Iran has drawn closer with both Russia and China.
The Ambassador of Iran informed the Secretary-General about the developments of the situation in the Middle East, which tends to deteriorate peace and stability in the region. The Ambassador handed a copy of the letter of Iran’s Permanent Representative to the UN addressed to the UN Secretary-General,” the SCO said in a statement.
Norov, in turn, stated that Iran was an important SCO Observer country.
“The issues of ensuring peaceful coexistence, stability and security in the Middle East are extremely relevant and significant for SCO,” he said.
Present status of Iran and Iraq in relation to the SCO
Iran has observer status in the organisation, and applied for full membership on 24 March 2008. However, because it was under sanctions levied by the United Nations at the time, it was blocked from admission as a new member. The SCO stated that any country under UN sanctions could not be admitted. After the UN sanctions were lifted, Chinese president Xi Jinping announced its support for Iran’s full membership in SCO during a state visit to Iran in January 2016.
Iraq has dialogue partner status under future membership possibilities.
The SCO must accept Iran as soon as possible as a full member.
The SCO should not care at all if the Un says this or that. Nobody cares about the un anymore, specially the West, who has been throwing the international law out of the window for the last 30 years
The “gringos” will go from Irak when their corpses in black plastic bags begin to accumulate.
And they will get it.
I agree with Larch below.
Just “wait and watch”… ;)
Any reader who would like to understand the issues by this commentator; can simply ” Google ” the 1976 WALLACE ROSENTHAL INTERVIEW . Mr. Rosenthal was the Administrative assistant to the Late New York, Senator Jacob Javits. Rosenthal was murdered within a month of his interview. The apparent Illogic and Insanity of our current American Foreign and Domestic Policy will be evident to any moderately well informed reader.
The African American president is no better than Trump , he was stupid human being let radicals around him run his policy and got after Syria for no a good reason except to be a slave to the Zionist agenda .
Iraqi will at the end revolt against the American , and they will force them to leave as someone said horizontally ( dead on stretchers ) or vertically.
Iran will keep on helping and arming the Iraqi .
Syria and Russia should get their act together and go after the radicals in Edlib and subsequently after the American soldiers in Syria illegally occupying the land and stealing the Syrian resources, where is the United nation ? Is it run by the super power . There is no United Nation anymore , every nation is on its own .
Good luck to every one .
I blame the super power Russia , China and India to let the USA do what is doing with the rest of the world.
Just “wait and watch”… ;)
Agree with Madsen in almost everything except…….that he says thatTalibán/al qaeda were responsable for sept. 11. Either Madsen Is lying, he has no clue of what Is he taking about or he works for the Deep State.
I believe Madsen was referring to a statement by mike pence, to the effect that Solemani conspired w/al quaida to run 9-ll. Nobody ever accused pence of being rational, or honest.
The only way Imperialist thugs leave anywhere is by force in boxes.
This is a great article indeed ; I think I saw something similar at Darkmoon but couldn’t read it all; too many sock puppet accounts.
Iraq may want to strengthen her alliance with Russia and China, hereby increasing the pressure on the US to honor Iraq’s sovereign request for the US to leave
Great comment !