Middle East in Turmoil

 
The assault of Iraq by U.S. military forces initially started with the U.S. invasion in 1991. This was followed with the 2003 invasion and occupation that lasted until 2012.
 
Having been taken to task by Iraqi independence fighters, U.S. forces were forced to leave Iraq unceremoniously in the middle of the night in 2012.
 
Iraq’s resistance exposed the inability of the U.S. to win any more colonial wars on its own terms.
 
The world needs to be reminded of the war crimes and genocides committed by U.S. troops in Iraq after the 1991 invasion alone.
 
A report on U.S. war crimes against Iraq in the 1991 invasion written by Ramsey Clark states, “The U.S. assault left Iraq in a near apocalyptic condition as reported by the first United Nations observers after the war.
 
Some of the facilities and infrastructure targeted and destroyed were:
 
             electric power generation, relay and transmission
             water treatment, pumping and distribution systems and reservoirs
             telephone and radio ex changes, relay stations, towers and transmission facilities
             food processing, storage and distribution facilities, markets, infant milk formula, beverage               animal vaccination facili ties, and irrigation sites
             railroad transportation facilities, bus depots, bridges, highways and overpasses,
             highway repair stations, public transportation, as well as   commercial and private vehicles
             oil wells and pumps, pipelines, refineries, oil and kerosene storage tanks, gasoline filling                 stations, and fuel delivery tank vehicles.
             sewage treatment and disposal systems;
             factories engaged in civilian production, e.g., textile and automobile assembly;
             historical markers and ancient sites.” 
 
This destruction was followed by a decade of U.S.-led UN imposed sanctions, ending only when U.S. troops invaded again in 2003.
 
It is necessary to revisit the 1991 invasion in order to understand the suffering imposed on the people of Iraq today by the U.S. genocidal ruling class.
 
The U.S. is not a force for peace in Iraq. It is a force of war and terror in Iraq.
 
Victory to the Iraqi people!
Smash Imperialism!
Uhuru!
 

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