“We cannot say ‘Peshmerga’ here.”

by | Dec 29, 2005 | Stress Blog

What do you get when a foreign power, which used to prop up the minority dictator in its colony, turns and overthrows him without a real plan for his replacement? Civil war, that’s what. According to the Associated Press, under the misleading title “Keeping Iraq Intact“:

“Kurdish leaders have inserted more than 10,000 of their militia members into Iraqi army divisions in northern Iraq to lay the groundwork to swarm south, seize the oil-rich city of Kirkuk and possibly half of Mosul, Iraq’s third-largest city, and secure the borders of an independent Kurdistan.

Five days of interviews with Kurdish leaders and troops in the region suggest that U.S. plans to bring unity to Iraq before withdrawing American troops by training and equipping a national army aren’t gaining traction. Instead, some troops that are formally under U.S. and Iraqi national command are preparing to protect territory and ethnic and religious interests in the event of Iraq’s fragmentation, which many of them think is inevitable.

The soldiers said that while they wore Iraqi army uniforms they still considered themselves members of the Peshmerga — the Kurdish militia — and were awaiting orders from Kurdish leaders to break ranks. Many said they wouldn’t hesitate to kill their Iraqi army comrades, especially Arabs, if a fight for an independent Kurdistan erupted.

‘It doesn’t matter if we have to fight the Arabs in our own battalion,’ said Gabriel Mohammed, a Kurdish soldier in the Iraqi army who was escorting a Knight Ridder reporter through Kirkuk. ‘Kirkuk will be ours.'”

Great going, all you stupid government trusting fools out there who let the least credible president since Bill Clinton convince you to be scared – like a little child – of the terrible threat to yourself and family posed by Saddam Hussein. Remember how frightened you were, you trembling little bitches?

“Nuclear weapons program?! Unmanned Arial Vehicles that can fly across Jordan, Israel, the Mediterranian Sea, and the Atlantic Ocean to spray us with deadly chemical/germ weapons?! Saddam taught al Qaeda how to hijack jets?! Boo, hoo! Oh, no! Well then, I’m convinced! Iraq could kill us all any day! Let’s (you) go get Saddam and get out!”

Now you see what happens when you listen to politicians? They lie to you, you believe them, they kill people and set up circumstances for more stupid killing in the future.

There was once a report (which I can’t seem to find) that Bush/Blair wanted to keep the Sunni Ba’athist types in power, but when that “minor cleric” Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani insisted on direct elections, they apparently realized that if they didn’t do what he said they would have to start the whole war all over again. Oops.

Now, the Sunnis and secularists are protesting the election results, Iran rules the south, and the Kurds are preparing for war.

And it is all your fault.

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