PMU faction says US responsible for massacre of Iraqis in Daesh bombing
… from a UN member country in the Mideast alleges that another UN member country does not want to honor its rights under their shared UN Charter
[ Editor’s Note: Iraq continues to be a punching bag for the usual suspects, those who have a love affair of creating chaos which can then be used to exploit an already delicate geopolitical situation for profit and power.
Terror attacks, one of the nastiest being market bombings, are used simply to demonstrate that current authorities cannot protect the public from them. But that is a false premise, as no government has ever been able to protect its people from political, religious or psychological mass murders.
Everyone that works in intelligence knows that such attacks have long been used to ‘keep the pot stirred’, and justify unsolicited interventions ‘to stabilize the situation’. It was a ‘go to’ tactic all during the Cold War, and actually dusted of to be used against one’s own people, when business got slow.
The US should never be automatically tagged with responsibility for all of these attacks. Israel has a long history of them, and it is mere child’s play for Saudi Arabia, Turkey or even the UAE to hire out such an attack. They can offe killers the moon to do it, and then just kill them when they come to pick up the cash.
The bottom line here is, which you will not read one word about in our sold out US media, is that the US needs its Iraqi bases to sustain the Balkanization plot to carve up Syria. While these market terrorists used the traditional bomb, one could say the US uses ‘fighting terrorism’ as its method of justifying its presence to ‘influence’ events.
And in Iraq’s case, it includes holding most of Iraq’s foreign currency reserves inside the US, and then the much loved sanctions weapon, now a fine art where then can be imposed, and then waivers given for countries you have beem compliant children.
What Americans are asleep at the wheel on, is that sanctions are just a slicker form of the terrorist bombing. The purpose is exactly the same, to bring a targeted party to its knees, to force it to cooperate or else the slaughter will continue which makes it look weak and subject to internal coups on top of US-NATO-Israeli pressure.
Changes in the US government seem to have no effect whatsoever. For instance, a generally reasonable and respected US president Obama seemed to sleep well while US sanctions killed many Syrians, including children, the slow and punishing way. Think of a mother fixing breakfast for three kids, one egg, scrambled with a few diced up veggies on top. Think of all the kids who died their due to shortages of medicine, and in Iran, also.
This can be the conduct, when it chooses, of the great protector of freedom and democracy. It does not take advanced intelligence to figure this out. There is part of America that sees this clearly, through the music we have loved.
One great example is Pink Floyd’s ‘On the Turning Away’, and why I used him as the feature. We have to remind ourselves of our roots (even the British ones) from time to time.
It should be the international anthem for all the victims of the phoney pretenders, and that reminds me now to include a fabulous Jackson Browne current rendition I bumped into recently, done in his home studio, ‘The Pretender’. The dude can still sing.
America, parts of it has a good heart. As Gordon and I have often reminisced, we were lucky to have grown up in the Golden Age of protest music, which the monsters were never able to get their hooks into and corrupt. The monsters eventually die, but the music lives on. Thus ends my cheery missive for today… Jim W. Dean ]
First published … July 21, 2021
The leader of Iraq’s Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq resistance movement, which operates under the command of Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), has held the United States responsible for the loss of dozens of lives in a deadly Baghdad bombing claimed by the Daesh terror group, which he described as a creation of the US, Israel and their Persian Gulf allies.
Qais al-Khazali said in a statement on Tuesday that political motives lie behind the bloody carnage in the bustling Woheilat market of Baghdad’s eastern neighborhood of Sadr City a day earlier.
He said the terror attack took place on the eve of Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) and as Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al Kadhimi prepares to visit Washington within the next few days.
“The United States is seeking justification for an overstay in Iraq through the presence of Daesh terrorists. Everyone knows that Daesh was created by the US, the Israeli regime and certain Persian Gulf Arab states, and that their intelligence services are in control of the group,” Khazali said.
The Iraqi PMU leader said the United States is behind the upsurge in Daesh terror attacks, adding that Washington is responsible for the massacre of Iraqi people and its crimes will be responded appropriately.
He added that some individuals are complicit in aiding and abetting terrorist elements to carry out the market bombing. A bomber killed at least 35 people and wounded dozens in a crowded market in the Sadr City neighborhood of Baghdad on Monday night.
More than 60 people were wounded.The Daesh terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attack. Hospital sources said the death toll could rise as some of the wounded are in critical condition.
‘PMU should be given more extensive security role’
The Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq resistance movement, in a separate statement, strongly criticized the performance of Kadhimi’s government and Iraqi security forces in response to the market blast in Baghdad.
“We call on the government to take immediate actions to stop criminal acts,” the group said.
The movement stressed that Kadhimi, who is also the commander-in-chief of Iraqi Armed Forces, as well as the security forces are primarily responsible for the occurrence of such bombings.
Asking for an inquiry into the failure to prevent the tragedy, Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq said intelligence measures and pre-emptive operations should be taken to destroy terrorist lairs.
The anti-terror movement also stressed that the Popular Mobilization Units, better known by the Arabic word Hashd al-Sha’abi, should be given a greater role to guarantee security and that their experiences should be used.
Backed by the PMU, Iraq put an end to Daesh’s territorial rule on its soil in late 2017, more than three years after the terror group emerged in the Arab country and captured swaths of land in its western and northern parts.
However, Daesh sleeper cells have continued to launch terror attacks against security forces and civilians from time to time.
Observers believe the latest bombing, one of the largest since the victory against Daesh, signals a rise in the strength of the remaining terrorists in Iraq, which are widely believed to have the support of the United States.