WHERE IS YOUR CONSCIENCE AMERICA?
By Ibrahim Ebeid, New York December 3, 2008
The Iraqi prisoners of war in U.S. occupation jails in Iraq are being exposed to torture, lynching and assassination at the hands of the reactionary sectarian “Criminal Court”. This Court was created by the United States of America to kill the legitimate Leadership of Iraq and pave the way for dividing Iraq and erasing its Arab identity. In order to seize control over it and steal its resources, the occupiers had to distort its history and create puppet entities to serve its bidding.
The so-called Criminal Court headed by criminal sectarian individuals such as the presiding judge Mohammed Al Uraybi passed death sentences against several leaders, among them Ali Al-Majid and Abdul Ghani Abdul Ghafoor. Other sentences, varying from fifteen years to life imprisonment, were passed against several civilian and military leaders who were part of the legal Government of Martyr Saddam Hussein, who led the building of Iraq into the most advanced country in the area.
As the cowardly judge, who does not dare to leave the four square miles of the Occupation headquarters "Green Zone", read out the assassination order delivered to him by his masters, the leaders were well composed, proud and courageous. Mr. Abdul Ghafoor interrupted the judge. He proudly chanted slogans glorifying the Arabs and Islam and saluted the Jihad liberation fighters, welcoming martyrdom for Iraq. In a defiant and dignified manner, he shouted "Death to the U.S. and Persian occupation. Death to the traitors. Long live Iraq, the Arabs and Islam."
The trial has nothing to do with the political events of 1991, when criminal sectarian parties came from Iran, under the supervision of the mullahs and their officers, to murder Iraqis and to destabilize the country. Most of those who attended the court as witnesses using false testimony, are members of the organizations who took part in these events, who committed crimes of mass murder, robbery, mass rape, the burning of state institutions and other atrocities. These sectarian organizations are now the rulers of Iraq under occupation supervision and domination.
Mr. Abdul Ghani Abdul Ghafoor is an honorable man. He was in charge of the south and it was his duty to protect the population and the government institutions. He had to stop the mass murder and the atrocities of the criminals. Unlike his present “accusers”, he rejected the course of betrayal of his people and his country, which would have been destroyed and would have succumbed to the mullahs of Persia.
Those sentenced to be lynched for the Halabjah Gassing are true heroes, and I salute the bravery of General Ali Al Majid, whom I have known as a valiant man who defended his home land against the Persian and American invasions. He and Iraq have nothing to do with the Halabjah incident, and none of the Iraqi officials committed any crime against that town and its people.
Stephen C. Pelletiere, author of ''Iraq and the International Oil System: Why America Went to War in the Persian Gulf'', wrote a brilliant article about Halabjah in which he was not surprised that President Bush lacked even “smoking-gun” evidence of Iraq's falsely alleged possession of weapons of mass destruction.. Mr. Pelletiere revealed to the World that all we know for certain is that Kurds were bombarded with poison gas that day at Halbajah. It cannot be said that Iraqi chemical weapons killed the Kurds. This is not the only distortion in the Halabjah story.
The accusation that Iraq has used chemical weapons against its citizens is a familiar part litany of falsehoods recited by the Bush administration as pretexts for invading Iraq. The piece of hard evidence most frequently brought up concerns the gassing of Iraqi Kurds at the town of Halbajah in March 1988, near the end of the eight-year Iran-Iraq war. President Bush himself has cited Iraq's "gassing its own people," specifically at Halbajah, as a reason to topple Saddam Hussein.
Stephen Pelletiere is in a position to know because, as the Central Intelligence Agency's senior political analyst on Iraq during the Iran-Iraq war, and as a professor at the Army War College from 1988 to 2000, he said I was privy to much of the classified material that flowed through Washington having to do with the Persian Gulf. In addition, he headed a 1991 Army investigation into how the Iraqis would fight a war against the United States; the classified version of the report going into great detail on the Halbajah affair.
Immediately after the battle, the United States Defense Intelligence Agency investigated and produced a classified report, which it circulated within the intelligence community on a need-to-know basis. That study asserted that it was Iranian gas that killed the Kurds, not Iraqi gas or other substances.
The condition of the dead Kurds' bodies, however, indicated they had been killed with a blood agent -- that is, a cyanide-based gas -- which Iran was known to use. The Iraqis, who are thought to have used mustard gas during the course of the hostilities, are not known to have possessed blood agents at the time.
These were some of the facts as stated by Professor Pelletiere that put the lie to what the Bush Administration, the Media and even the “Antiwar Movement” claim. Bush and his Administration lied to the American people and duped America to launch a war of destruction and mass murder against Iraq and its people.
The Arab Ba'ath Socialist Party government built a very advanced country, with many dams and huge irrigation systems that made Iraq self sufficient in agriculture. Petrochemical projects were developed, the healthcare system was the best in the area, and unemployment negligible. Water and electricity reached to furthest points of Iraq. Iraq became the Jewel of the Arab Homeland. Iraq was strong and kept the Imperialists at bay, struggling to achieve and maintain self-determination and promoting the welfare of the people. A united, developed and strong Iraq under the Ba’ath infuriated America and its Zionist allies, prompting the subsequent invasion and occupation. The Ba’ath and Iraq had to be destroyed to facilitate the control of Iraqi wealth and natural resources, particularly oil. Iraqi leaders had to be assassinated under verdicts reached by puppet Kangaroo Courts.
The US agenda for Iraq has burned America and its people. Thousands of Americans have died in this atrocious war and hundreds of thousands have been wounded or maimed for life. The American economy is in shambles and the country is on the verge of bankruptcy. Homelessness is on the rise especially among the veterans who were sent to fight a war not in their interest. More than a million and a half of Iraqis died since the occupation and Iraq is in ruins, but the Baath and the Resistance are alive and well. Iraq will be liberated and America's arrogance will be defeated. Iraq is a very fertile land, fully capable and forthcoming in producing leaders like the Supreme Martyr Saddam Hussein and his comrades to lead the way to the liberation of their homeland.
Isn't it long past time to release all the Iraqi political prisoners, and put a stop to the courts of death created by the US occupation, along with the Persians, which have been murdering the Iraqi leadership and people?
Shame on the so-called US "Anti War Movement" and on the falsely titled “Human Rights” Organizations for their deafening silence.
Americans, is your conscience dead?