The End of Empire

The purpose of war is to turn the correlation of forces against one’s enemies. America’s economy gives us a tremendous advantages win it comes to winning the peace. That’s how we triumphed in Japan, South Korea, and even Vietnam. But it is with war we can veto the right of our foes to see that feast.

The Iraqi Sunni Arabs are a host population to our greatest foes: the Baathis and the Qaedis. These are the only enemies we have in Iraq which are truly hostile to us. The War in Iraq is in reaction to aggressions by these enemies on 8/2/90 9/11/01.

In spite often weak and duplicitious Bush administration strategies, we are winning. Our enemies are losing. Iraq is their Vietnam, Baghdad their Den Bien Phu.

The battle of Iraq is beng won by the side predestined to win: the Iraqi people. Their former masters, a group of far less enlightened self-interest than the Afrikaners, reacted to the democratization of their country with bullets and bombs. Thir towns rage against justice for murderers. And their numbers are being reduced by an ethnic cleansing which will change Iraq forever.

Throughout their wars against their citizenry and their neighbors, the Iraqi Sunni Arabs are the remnants of a colonial regime designed to tie Baghdad to London. But the Fall of the British Empire aborted the imperial administration designed by the English, transfiguring what was supposed to be a weak and pliant government into a paranoid and violent one.

The civilization of the Iraqi Sunni Arabs is being destroyed, as they flee from their former slaves. The only real question for America’s Iraq occupation is how many American lives is delaying the inevitable worth.

Leave Iraq now.

4 thoughts on “The End of Empire”

  1. Subadei,

    Like the Iraqi Shia, the Iraqi Kurds are reclaiming their nation after centuries of foreign rule.

    It is an injustice to force the Iraqi Shia to buy-off their former oppressors — it is wrong to make them split oil revenues with the Sunni Arabs.

    It is an injustice to force the Iraqi Kurds to buy-off their former oppressors — it is wrong to make them split oil revenues with the Sunni Arabs.

  2. Dan,
    I agree with the sentiment that both British Imperial map making and a current American occupation are fueling the sectarian fires in Iraq. However, I have to wonder how long the Kurdish state would last after a US pull out. IMO the realization of Kurdistan is the one of very few positive elements realized since the aircraft carrier landing of victory.
    I'm inclined to agree that the wisest course of action now is to let the Sunni and Shia battle it out (i.e the Sunni minority head for the hills as you've illustrated) but I'd like to see a troop redeployment to Kurdistan and the fomentation of talks with Turkey regarding the new state.

  3. Subadei,

    Our policy in 2003 should have been, and our policy today should be, to provide cash, materiel, and air-support to factions we have. Just a fraction of this was enough to establish a de facto independent Kurdistan.

    The locals can win their own wars. We just need to prevent a foreign force from entering the scene.

    And as both the Shia and the Kurds stand themselves up (as they have been doing for 3 years — an effective “Iraqi” government is a different matter) the threat recedes. The good guys have good relations with Tehran, which is the only state they actually need to worry about.

    Troops may need to be based in the desert for broader geopolitical reasons, but I don't think on-the-ground forces are necessary to let our guys win.

  4. well iam a sunni arab from the city of basra and let me tell u that sunni iraqis r not a few million of people that can be eliminated by the shia becouse shia makes only 10 % of muslims worlswide and sunni makes about 90% thats mean sunni arabs are taking support from other islamic countrys esp arab countries which are also sunni countries so over than 55 islamic states r found all over the world and help can come from any of these states and they are already doing this all islamic countries are afraid from a shia ruled iraq and they will do every thing possibile to prevent this thing what i want to say is that americans r not the only players in iraq there r many other countries involved

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