Iraq – A Microcosm of the World to Come

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A WORLD OF ARTIFICIAL NATIONS

CARVED OUT BY THE POST WWI AND WWII WORLD ORDER 

Much of the countries and the world as we know it today is an artificial creation. The boundaries that resulted in countries like Iraq are a remnant of European colonial rule. Yet the shackles of a colonial order that is more than a hundred years old are beginning to crumble. Unfortunately, this is not going to be a peaceful process. This is going to be a very violent process much like what we see with ISIS in Iraq today.

“MODERN IRAQ” WAS CREATED BY THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS

Iraq is an artificial state. Its modern borders were drafted up in 1920 by the League of Nations when the Ottoman Empire was defeated and carved out into territories among the British and French. We must remember that in World War I, the Ottoman Empire sided with the Germans, because they were tired of the British Imperial Global Empire.

Yet with the division of The Ottoman Empire, Iraq was placed under the authority of the U.K. as a “British Mandate of Mesopotamia.” The artificial boundaries that were forged by The League of Nations crammed three different sects with a violent history under the same roof. These three sects were Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds. Now I’m not saying that different religious groups can’t live together without getting along. But foreign imperialism helped to exacerbate differences among these different groups.

MODERN IRAQ GAINS INDEPENDENCE IN 1932, BUT ONLY IN NAME

In 1932 Iraq gained their independence from the U.K, but throughout Iraq’s history they still remained attached to the puppet strings of Western Nations. Even after Iraq gained their independence, the British retained military bases in the region. The British also invaded Iraq in 1941 for fear that they would lose access to their oil supplies. This would become a theme for “Independent Iraq,” as well as many newly liberated colonies. While Iraq had their independence in name, they realistically still existed under the yoke of the Anglo-American super powers. Anglo-American forces would invade time and time again to ensure their grip over oil supplies.

SADDAM HUSSEIN KEEPS A LID ON THE CHAOS 

IS LATER DEPOSED BY AMERICAN FORCES

Throughout the century, Iraq’s different groups would have tensions and uprisings. However, the Iraqi Dictator Saddam Hussein managed to keep a lid on the chaos. This is not to ignore Hussein’s own crimes against humanity. But overall, Shiites and Sunnis managed to live in a semblance of stability in Hussein’s Iraq. For example, the region had one of the highest rates of sect intermarriage in the region: 2 million out of Iraq’s married 6.5 million marriages are between Sunnis and Shiites.

Yet in the early 2000’s, the United States deposed Saddam Hussein in an attempt to rebuild Iraq into a more “America friendly” Iraq with “real democracy.” As a result sectarian violence surged to a level unseen in Hussein’s Iraq.

ISIS TAKES CONTROL OF NORTHERN IRAQ

IRAQ MAY BREAK INTO THREE DIFFERENT REGIONS

Now, the extremist Islamic group ISIS has taken over northern Iraq and parts of Syria. What the Western Media doesn’t explain is that many of Iraq’s moderate Sunnis have actually defected to the ISIS army. It is now looking more and more likely that Iraq is going to break into three separate regions, and the borders of “Modern Iraq” that were forged by the League of Nations in 1920 are falling apart.

THE BOUNDARIES OF EMPIRE BEGIN TO COLLAPSE

Yet this isn’t just the case in Iraq. Many of the national boundaries that define current countries in Africa and Asia were drawn up by a British World Empire that had no understanding of the religious, tribal or ethnic identities of the region. Much of the genocides and ongoing conflicts in our world today are because of the national boundaries that were forged after World War I and World War II. Foreign rulers used the old “divide and conquer” routine to keep their subjects of different faiths in conflict with each other, instead of against their oppressors.

Now that the puppet strings of the Post World War I – World War II Allied Anglo-American super power are beginning to crumble, the borders of empire are rearranging themselves in a very chaotic and violent fashion. The whole world is currently shocked and disgusted by the crucifixions and mass beheadings that are taking place in Iraq right now at the hands of ISIS. Yet there is a growing level of violence and war all over the world.

THE WORLD IS VIOLENTLY STRUGGLING

TO DEFINE ITSELF BY A NEW IDENTITY

We’re seeing violence surge in Ukraine, Libya, Syria, Nigeria, Mali, Afghanistan, Pakistan and many other places that are too numerous to name. The violence occurring in these places may be fought in the name of different causes: Nationalism, Religion, Race, Tribe, etc. But the symphony of destruction is all dancing to the same beat. Everywhere, the world is struggling to define itself by a new identity, a new world order that is separate and violently severed from the current world order.

WHEN AMERICA BECOMES THE NEXT “IRAQ”

And of all the places I’ve mentioned, I have not touched on America. Yet within the core of America, there is also violence brewing that is yet to bubble to the surface.

Whether it was the British manufacturing a famine in India that killed millions, or the American Government inflicting starvation upon Haiti by destroying the structure of Haitian agriculture via structural re-adjustment policies, the world is no longer capable of bearing the onerous burden of the current world order on its shoulders.

This parasitic behavior on the part of our masters is hollowing out America. There are entire sections of our country that are now nothing more than ghost towns, since whole industries have been shipped out to China; so that good American jobs with benefits can be replaced by laborers earning less than 2 dollars a day.

So where is the national interest? This is not a benevolent world order that has our interests at heart. What do we have to fight and die for? Monsanto? Exxon Mobile? Walmart?

AS THE FOREST FIRE BURNS AWAY THE ROT OF THE CURRENT ORDER

A NEW ORDER WILL VIOLENTLY CREATE

AND ASSERT ITSELF FROM THE ASHES

In time the forest fire that is burning away the rot of the Allied World order will eventually come home to roost. If a group of radical crazies could take over an oil refinery in one of the largest cities in Iraq, is it possible on American soil? Much of the current economy is propped up by fake dollars – the recovery was not real. When the Fed can no longer print money to keep the lights of the American machine churning, what happens then? Do we even have a contingency plan? What happens if there is a mass EMP attack from the sun or even a weapon we created ourselves? What happens if there is a disease epidemic among our massively uninsured population? What happens when large numbers of people start losing their jobs?

If radical and real change doesn’t come soon, it won’t just be the former puppets of empire that collapse, America too could start looking more like Iraq.

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