An American Tragedy: Two Allies Fighting Each Other Over Oil! Iraq Warns Kurds Against Independence!
Kurdish peshmerga forces fought Iraqi troops as they had entered into Kirkuk, the capital of the Kurdish part of Iraq. From the very beginning of the American bete noire called the invasion of Iraq, no one planned for the post-invasion scenario. NeoCon Deputy Director of DOD, Paul Wolfowitz was intellectually incapable of conceiving the obvious. Eventually America would have allied forces fighting against each other as a result of the initial absence of any post-occupation planning.
Iraq is an artificial entity created by the “Desert Queen” aka Gertrude Bell [MI 6]. She amalgamated the original three parts of Iraq:
- Tikrit [Kurd]
- Baghdad [Sunni]
- Basra [Shi’ite]
into one entity entitled, “Iraq”. The reason for this artificial amalgamation was as coarse as it was simple. In 1921, England under the auspices of Winston Churchill signed off on this impending disaster so that the oil revenues could be centralized/ collected in Baghdad.
Over the subsequent decades, internal factions and pseudo-leaders came and went. Then in 2001, Bush/Cheney ordered our troops to invade Iraq and depose of Saddam Hussein. He, like many of our ersatz allies was conveniently removed, not killed [Rule of Kings]. All hell broke out after that invasion!
Not one day since that debacle was met with geopolitical stability. The various ethnic groups within the artificial construct of Iraq were left to drift on their own and eventually ending up killing each other. American intelligence contrived an entire panoply of enemies including: Osama bin Laden, Al Qaeda, and ISIS. These individuals/groups afforded our military-industrial complex ample opportunity to allow our fighting troops to remain within the region within a spectrum of different kinetic actions. Yet, some of us could see that eventually the artificially constructed Iraq would dissolve into warring factions around the key issue of the Kirkuk oil fields.
Once again, oil was too precious to be left to the likes of the Kurds [ancient Jews] who had been further fractionated by American/Turkey into different fighting forces. The ancient tactic divide and conquer was the paradigm of our non-existing strategy. We simply mirrored the colonial expansionism of our own fagged-out ally Britain in all of its mistakes.
When fracking techniques and modern day fuels [gas, sun] have replaced oil; American taxpayers find ourselves in the same quagmire we had initially created 16 years ago. The true American tragedy is not Theodore Dreiser’s eponymous novel. It consists of an aggregate of mistakes compounding itself over the last two decades which have led us to fund and kill countless innocent people in Iraq, Yemen, Afghanistan, Somalia, Sudan, and now possibly North Korea and Iran. Note position of Kurdistan vis-a-vis Iran.
Our political/military leaders have refused to study the imperatives of warfare and history. STOP fighting wars which we have concocted and don’t to the geopolitical spectrum of our country’s national security. Today, we have to get involved in negotiating several peace treaties which should never have had to exist, if not for Gertrude Bell and her British overlord, Churchill.
It’s interesting to note that history in its own misogynist way has Sir T.E. Lawrence [Lawrence of Arabia], her military subordinate, as the primary hero of the Middle East and not the “Queen of the Desert”, Gertrude Bell.
Gertrude Bell wrote the following:
“Paradise has no time, age or sanctuary. Awaits us.”
“Perhaps a spy, but not to anyone but me.”