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America's puppet (Iraq)

Reader comment on item: Is the Iraqi Government an American Puppet?

Submitted by Rudestar (United Kingdom), Jan 6, 2007 at 10:09

It is clear that the Americans chose to establish a puppet government since, it only chose a number of Shi'a politicians often in exile and reinstated by American propositions. The minority are the Shi'a and not the Sunni in Iraq which is often depicted by the Media, it is clearly a misconception. For example, the Iraqi war (1979-1980), was between the Shi and Sunn'is, both exchanged refugees for their own security and stability. Therefore,it one can conclude that the majority are the Sunni's especially during Saddam's 25 year rule.

What, did the Americans do as soon as they invaded Iraq? it seems that they were very quick to give power to their Shi'a community. As a result it has subordinated the Sunn'i majority and at the same time this has enabled the American's to implement colonial policies of divide and rule strategy. What this had done is that, whilst the ethnic division is exemplified by the American's; hostility and violence have become the social norm, whilst America goes about on its daily business,which is extracting black gold (oil) from the Iraqi people.

Unfortunatley, the Shi'a led puppet government has had greater advantage of settling old political and social feuds that are taken as revenge attacks. For instance, murder, and hijacking has become the central theme in Iraq,especially in cosmoploitan city of Iraq, whereby dead bodies are scattered all around the town. The situation in Iraq has become so worse that it is beyong prediction. The fundamental reason being is that the Americans have given the power to Shi'a gangsters to eliminate the Sunn'i who instigate theri operations wearing police uniforms to legitimise their offensive. Who is training the Iraqi people,especially the Shi'a police force, the Americans obviously, just as they did in other countires, such the Mujahiddin in Afghanistan and the KLA, in Kosovo to name a few. The central reason is that the puppet government must stay in control and not be overwhelmed by the majority Sunni ex police officers,intelligence service, and republican guard whom are fighting for independance.

Regardless, of what the politicians reply when they are asked silly questions, such as are you influenced and controlled by the American admin. Precisely what answer do you expect, no is the obvious answer. because, it would undermine the Iraqi governments ability to signifie its leadership to its own people, rather than seen subordinate towards American hegemony, whether its political or economical.

Finally, the reason why the Shia's puppet of Iraq is so popular with the Iranians is that they have ethnic ties and it is in the interest of Iranian [people] to have peaceful dialogue with the puppet. In short a Shi'a government is better than a Sunni.


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