By: Kayhan Int’l Staff Writer
After what the chief of the CENTCOM terrorists has said regarding the illegal US military presence in Iraq, every single drop of American blood spilled in the Land of the Two Rivers would be solely on the head of General Frank McKenzie.
In other words, Washington would have no justification to blame anyone for likely casualties as a result of any attack on a US military base or personnel in Iraq, after what McKenzie has said: "We are going to stay in Iraq.”
He claimed that he has been told by Lloyd Austin the Pentagon Chief, or more properly, the US Secretary of War, that the so-called Operation Inherent Resolve against Daesh is not yet finished, "and we’re going to be there, our NATO partners are going to be there, to finish the fight.”
McKenzie is talking trash and is only confirming his terroristic credentials. He or his masters in Washington have no right to contradict the unanimous decision of the Iraqi parliament on the closure of all US military bases, while the interim government cannot continue to delay implementation of this popular demand of the Iraqi people.
Moreover, the Hashd ash-Sha’bi or the anti-terrorist groups that represent the aspirations of the Iraqi people have made it clear that if the Americans drag their feet, they will be driven out of the country.
It is thus a clumsy claim to say the US forces are in Iraq to fight Daesh when the fact of the matter is that these macabrely murderous terrorists are the creation of the Americans and the Saudis, and were defeated by the Hashd ash-Sha’bi – with Iran’s timely help, of course.
We all know that in 2011 the then US president, Barak Obama, nearly went mad with rage when Prime Minister Nouri Maleki of Iraq refused to extend the mandate of the American occupation forces and to sign the capitulation bill.
That prompted the US to send the Daesh terrorists in thousands into Iraq from Syria, and when this patriotic premier of Iraq welcomed Iran’s advisory help to defeat this menace, they pressured their pals in Baghdad for his removal.
The result was the politically naïve request to Obama of the next Iraqi premier (Haider al-Ebadi) to send US troops, which on re-deployment in Iraq, aided their fellow Daesh terrorists by dropping crates of arms on the pretext of flying sorties against them, but actually bombing the positions of the Hashd ash-Sha’bi in a bid to delay the mopping up operations.
The unfortunate decision of 2014 is not just the main cause for the undesirable presence of the US military forces and their refusal to leave, but also Uncle Sam’s unpardonable crime in assassinating Iraq’s top anti-terrorist figure, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, along with Iran’s legendry Hammer of the Terrorists, General Qassem Soleimani, who was on a diplomatic mission, at Baghdad’s International Airport on January 3, 2020.
In view of these facts, it is time for the Iraqi people to step up efforts for expulsion of all CENTCOM terrorists from the soil of Iraq.