Why did the US invade Iraq, where 4,486 US soldiers were killed and an additional 2,345 US soldiers died in Afghanistan, with 1 million US soldiers wounded in both wars?
Iraqi casualties are unclear because of the different kinds of types of casualties (Iraq military, jihadi insurgents, civilians, etc.) and because of US policy to studiously avoid tallying civilian deaths. According to iraqbodycount.org, between 2003-2013, Iraq had 270,000 documented deaths (combined military and civilian), however, major casualties there continue to this day and there’s at least one estimate that 1,455,590 Iraqis have been killed since the US invasion – and growing.
The public reason given for the invasion was that Iraq possessed Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), which was proven to be false by the US military, after razing Iraq to the ground. There were also false implications made by members of the Bush Administration that Saddam Hussein was responsible for 9/11. These lies were successful. In a USA Today poll taken in September 2003, a few months after the Invasion of Iraq, 70% of Americans believed that Saddam was involved.
The real behind-the-scenes “excuse” to invade (which was still not the real reason) was because Saddam Hussein was threatening to sell Iraqi oil in Euros, which would have circumvented his OPEC agreement. OPEC member states can only accept US dollars as payment for their oil.
OPEC is what keeps the US dollar strong, despite America’s unpayable $21 trillion national debt. It also forces the US to wage illegal pre-emptive and proxy wars on oil-rich countries, to protect the debt-based US dollar, to which the US does not own the right to issue. The right to issue the US dollar belongs to the private corporation known as the Federal Reserve Bank, which is part of the Central Banking System, headquartered in Basel, Switzerland.
When the Dubya Administration threatened to invade Iraq, Saddam said he’d do “anything the US asked” to avoid war. Saddam promised to buy 1 million American cars yearly for the next decade and to give favorable contracts in pharmaceuticals and medical equipment.
But the NeoCons who were controlling President George W Bush were also members of a think tank called the Project for a New American Century (PNAC). Prior to Dubya’s even taking office, PNAC already had a plan to topple the Iraq regime and all other Islamic oil-rich states, as laid out in their position paper, “Rebuilding America’s Defenses: Strategy, Forces and Resources for a New Century”. Read it, here.
There have been several successful coups and less successful coup-attempts, some incredibly violent, since 2001 in Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Yemen, Syria – basically, in all of the countries involved in the US-manufactured social uprisings, known as the “Arab Spring”, which capitalized on the disaffection among the peoples of these repressive regimes.
The ultimate beneficiary of all of this carnage is the Central Banking System, which controls the money supplies of virtually all nations on Earth (including the US’), with the exception of China, Russia and Iran. This is why you see these three countries constantly being demonized in the Western Mainstream Media.
Of course interests which are not at cross-purposes with the Central Bankers, including US weapons manufacturers, mercenary companies like Blackwater (aka Xe Services, aka Academi), infrastructure construction companies, like Dick Cheney’s Halliburton and all manner of war profiteers and disaster capitalists all continue to benefit from these pre-emptive and illegal war policies, as did the newly-formed US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and all of their suppliers.
Big Oil was also supposed to benefit from the destabilization of Iraq, which has the second-largest proven oil reserves in the world, after Saudi Arabia but the chaotic situation in Iraq has so far prevented this, although it appears that President Trump is planning a historical Blitzkrieg against ISIS and that,according to one of my subscribers, may make him look “like Bush/Hillary/Obama on steroids by the end of next week”.
Most people don’t know any of this because the Mainstream Media is controlled by the CIA, as laid out by the now-declassified CIA Project Mockingbird documents and as admitted by 25-year German TV news anchorman, Udo Ulfkotte, in the video above and who was found dead of a heart attack two weeks ago.
Many (if not all) of these Islamic countries were also members of the North Africa Union. They were either not yet part of the Central Banking System or they were attempting to break free from it. This effort never got off the ground.
You can also read the eBooklet by Calder about how our unsustainable financial system works and has the world in its grip, ‘The Right to Issue’.