Stop the U.S. bombing in Iraq! The U.S.invasion and bombing of Iraq is NOT the solution to ANYTHING.

Updated August 9, 2014 | Revolution Newspaper |



The United States is the SOURCE of the Problem in Iraq, Stop the Bombing!

Today (August 8), the U.S. started bombing Iraq.


They say they are about protecting people from brutal Islamic fundamentalists who threaten tens of thousands of refugees on Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq.    

But more than anything else, it is the United States that has created the nightmare that is Iraq today.  The U.S. ruthlessly bombed Iraq during the 1991 Persian Gulf war, killing 100,000-200,000 people. The U.S. continued to bomb and sanction Iraq for the rest of the decade, killing over 500,000 children—with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright saying in response to being questioned about those deaths, “We think the price is worth it."  At the time that Madeleine Albright made this statement, she was the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

The U.S. bombed Iraq massively during the 2003 invasion, a war and 8 plus year occupation that caused the death of over 600,000 Iraqis, and drove over 4 million people from their homes. The U.S. wars and occupation fueled and escalated conflicts between different religious sects and religious fundamentalism in Iraq. 

The U.S. used white phosphorous shells in a massive and indiscriminate way against civilians in Fallujah, November 2004, during the offensive against Iraq. Photo: AP

And all this was justified by claims that the U.S. actions were “humanitarian,” or they were acting to liberate the Iraqi people. 

The LAST thing the people of Iraq need is more “humanitarian” help from the country RESPONSIBLE for the humanitarian crises in Iraq, in Syria, in Libya, and everywhere else the U.S. drops its bombs.

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Genocide-Enablers Have No Right to Talk About “Preventing Genocide”

In announcing U.S. bombing raids on Iraq on 8/7/14, Barack Obama declared:

“[T]housands—perhaps tens of thousands—are now hiding high up on the mountain, with little but the clothes on their backs.  They’re without food, they’re without water.  People are starving.  And children are dying of thirst.” And “innocent people facing the prospect of violence on a horrific scale.” And that under these conditions, “the United States of America cannot turn a blind eye.  We can act, carefully and responsibly, to prevent a potential act of genocide.”

This from the head of state of the country that has for decades, and in recent weeks on a savage and horrific scale, is enabling Israel to massacre the Palestinian people of Gaza, to kill their children, to bomb their schools and power plants, to starve nearly two million people and maintain a constant state of destruction and terror.

The head of state of the country that is ENABLING GENOCIDE in Gaza at this very moment has no right to speak when it comes to “preventing genocide.”



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