Thursday, June 12, 2014

Iraqi army melts away in the face of the Jihadists.

After years of being propped up by the USA and receiving extensive training and equipment, the Iraqi army has simply vanished as the Jihadists take over a second major city. What does tis say about what Iraq's people want and how deeply the Jihadists have penetrated Iraqi society? Does it mean that the medieval preaching's of the Taliban-type 'psychos' have taken root to the point that any alternative tis no longer a viable scenario? Are the Iraqi people so war-weary that they and their institutions have simply given up on any prospect of peace, democracy and a Government free of corruption? How much influence have the actions of the USA and its allies had on this terrible outcome?
We all know who suffers most--- the weakest in this society; the women, children and elderly. While the politicians involve themselves in 'tribal' and semi-religious quarrels and the greed for 'power,' the ordinary citizens seek peace in lands elsewhere. Now we have the prospect of the USA bombing the jihadists back to the sans form whence they came, with the inevitable 'collateral' that goes along with any military response. THERE ARE NO WINNERS in this diabolical battlefield that is Iraq. 

Iraq and the 'failed US policy.' When will they ever learn?

It is becoming increasingly obvious that the US’s policy of intervening (in its own interests) in various countries in the unstable area that is the Middle-East, has failed spectacularly. The USA has always underestimated the strength of these jihadist groups; especially re the sudden success of those forces about to take over Iraq. The quick-fire fall of several major cities to that group is a prime example of quickly the tables can turn in this region.
 After years of occupation and so-called pacification of Iraq, then the withdrawal of American (and its allies) troops from the country, the Government forces are in disarray. We even have the ‘spectre or Iranian troops moving across the border of Iraq in an attempt to push the tide back. Who would have thought that Iran and the USA would have ever been on the same page vis-à-vis Iraq? It is a strange world when two nations, with diametrically opposed polices could be overcome and an agreement reached, so quickly. Maybe forces other than those existing at surface level are operating here. History is full of such examples (the alliance between the former Soviet Union and the West during WW2, being an example).
 When the chips are down and National interests are threatened, common ground can be found that transcends other differences. That is what we are about to see, because one thing is for sure, the USA will ‘go back in’ to Iraq, in one form or another and the ‘wheel will turn another circle,’ using spurious excuses in order to justify yet more bloodshed. Perhaps the West and Iran should desist and let forces take their natural direction. At some stage the Iraqi people will work through their differences and come to a logical conclusion, that continual warfare between its various groups will never form a peace-loving state. Yes, that will happen when we prove the world is ‘flat.’