Global Empire
Iraq War
Weapons of mass deception
Baghdad 2003. As Alexandra Boulat moved through the streets she felt that the American bombing had slowed a bit, probably because of the sandstorm that stifled Baghdad for the past two days, blanketing the city in an ominous red glow and lulling its residents into a strange lethargy. People couldn't remember anything like it in their lifetimes. Men with guns wandered around in the haze. They said the storm was a gift from God because it was thwarting the U.S. troops' advance on the city. It was bizarre because this dusty, oppressive weather is exactly the kind people usually hate, yet everyone had embraced it. They had hoped that the storm would never end.
The United States and the United Kingdom claimed that Iraq's alleged possession of weapons of mass destruction posed a threat to their security and that of their regional allies. The Iraq war, which started in March 2003, was led by the Anglo-American power elite and it was based on lies.
Professional liars
The Anglo-American power elite claimed that Saddam Hussein had ties with al-Qaeda. In August 2002 Dick Cheney said Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction. However, it was one big lie. In April 2007 former Director of Central Intelligence of the CIA George Tenet said We could never verify that there was any Iraqi authority, direction and control, complicity with al-Qaeda for 9/11 or any operational act against America, period. In March 2008 the Pentagon released a study of 600,000 Iraqi documents captured saying This study found no "smoking gun" (i.e., direct connection) between Saddam's Iraq and al Qaeda. There was no link. This was also concluded by an official military study called Harmony and Disharmony: Exploiting al-Qa'ida's Organizational Vulnerabilities published on 14 February 2006 by Combating Terrorism Center. It was a big lie meant to get the support for another one of their aggressive wars.
In his remarks at the United Nations Security Council on 5 February 2003 Colin Powell said The facts and Iraq's behavior show that Saddam Hussein and his regime are concealing their efforts to produce more weapons of mass destruction. Powell was another professional liar and part of the conspiracy. The Iraqi advisor to Saddam Hussein who appears at the end of the video was right when he said that this was a typical American show complete with stunts and special effects. And of course this amateuristic show was sufficient to convince the majority of ever more ignorant and docile sheeple in the west, to start their desired aggressive war. Business as usual. However, after investigation following the invasion, the U.S.-led Iraq Survey Group concluded that Iraq had ended its nuclear, chemical, and biological programs in 1991 and had no active programs at the time of the invasion.
The Center for Public Integrity stated that President Bush and seven top officials made 935 false statements leading up to the Iraq war. That's a lot of lies for getting the support for an unjust war. And of course the mass media, owned and controlled by the power elite, largely played along with the scheme. One reporter wrote about Powell's statements that Much of what he said about Iraq's threats to the United States was false. But the media coverage gave the opposite impression, and most of the pundits and journalists who promoted the justifications for the war paid no price for their failures. Another reporter said that The war on Iraq won't be remembered for how it was waged so much as for how it was sold. It was a propaganda war, a war of perception management. The mass media spread the war propaganda of the power elite without question.
Energy security
Iraq remains a destabilizing influence to U.S. allies in the Middle East, as well as to regional and global order, and to the flow of oil to international markets from the Middle East. Saddam Hussein has also demonstrated a willingness to threaten to use the oil weapon and to use his own export program to manipulate oil market. ... The United States should conduct an immediate policy review toward Iraq, including military, energy, economic, and political/diplomatic assessments. The United States should then develop an integrated strategy with key allies in Europe and Asia and with key countries in the Middle East to restate the goals with respect to Iraqi policy and to restore a cohesive coalition of key allies. ... Once an arms-control program is in place, the United States could consider reducing restrictions on oil investments inside Iraq. Like it or not, Iraqi reserves represent a major asset that can quickly add capacity to world oil markets and inject a more competitive tenor to oil trade.
Already in 2001 it was evident the Iraq war was coming because the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) forewarned in one of their reports. CFR is one of the so-called "think tanks" of the power elite under the control of the ultra-rich. In the same report they also give away their main motive, namely Iraqi oil. But this was of course obvious from the start to those with at least a few working braincells between the ears. At the IISS Asian Security Summit in Singapore in May 2003 then US Deputy Secretary of Defense, and main architect of the Iraqi war, Paul Wolfowitz, said: The most important difference between North Korea and Iraq is that economically, we just had no choice in Iraq. The country swims on a sea of oil.
In Iraq you've got a nation that's got the second-largest oil reserves in the world, second only to Saudi Arabia. It will generate billions of dollars a year in cash flow if they get back to their production of roughly three million barrels of oil a day, in the relatively near future. And that flow of resources, obviously, belongs to the Iraqi people, needs to be put to use by the Iraqi people for the Iraqi people and that will be one of our major objectives.
In 2004 Dick Cheney, then Vice President of the United States, confirms how important Iraqi oil is and then sells another big lie saying that Iraqi oil revenue belongs to the Iraqi people while every sane person simply knows that these power elite will make sure they get most of it. In 2000 Iraq converted all its oil transactions under the Oil for Food program to euros. After the U.S. bombed Iraq and replaced Saddam the newly installed Iraqi US puppet regime returned oil sales from the euro to the US dollar. In 2011 British newspaper the Independent reported that Plans to exploit Iraq's oil reserves were discussed by government ministers and the world's largest oil companies the year before Britain took a leading role in invading Iraq, government documents show. and also exposes some of the lies of the power elite (* See also Iraq invasion was about oil and Iraqi oil supply was considered to be 'vital' to British interests. In 2013 CNN reported: Yes, the Iraq War was a war for oil, and it was a war with winners: Big Oil. *
War of Terror
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair was advised prior to the invasion, "that the greatest terrorist threat to Western interests came from al-Qaeda and related groups, and that this threat would be heightened by military action against Iraq." The International Institute for Strategic Studies agreed, saying in late 2003 that the war had swollen the ranks of al-Qaida and galvanised its will by increasing radical passions among Muslims.
In April 2004 Paul Wolfowitz said: There's a lot of money to pay for this. It doesn't have to be U.S. taxpayer money. We are dealing with a country that can really finance its own reconstruction, and relatively soon. There really is no end to the lies and deceit uttered by these power elite. In 2012 we read: Nine years after U.S. troops toppled Saddam Hussein and just a few months after the last U.S. soldier left Iraq, the country has become something close to a failed state. Obviously, the Iraq war was a complete humanitarian disaster. Population-based studies produce estimates of the number of Iraq War casualties ranging from 151,000 violent deaths as of June 2006 (Iraq Family Health Survey) to 1,033,000 excess deaths (2007 Opinion Research Business survey). The war caused more hatred against the imperial west while terrorism boomed.

According to Global Policy Forum Many legal experts now describe the US-UK attack as an act of aggression, violating international law. Another study concluded that the use of military force by the Bush Administration against the regime of Saddam Hussein does not meet the ethical criteria for "preemptive war" set forth in the classical Just War tradition. In September 2004 UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan said: I have indicated it is not in conformity with the UN Charter, from our point of view, and from the Charter point of view it was illegal. The Iraq War was an aggressive war.
Imperial democracy
Despite a clear opposition of the Dutch population to participation of the Netherlands in the Iraq war the Dutch government participated in the Iraq war. Scholar Philip Everts explained that the influence of the Netherlands has declined over the years, specifically because of the increasing membership of the major international organizations of which it is a member (EU and NATO). What this means is that the Netherlands is essentially a puppet state of international bodies. See also Globalization. In the picture former Dutch PM Jan Peter Balkenende and former minister of foreign affairs Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, who would later be promoted to Secretary General of NATO, visit US President Bush on 3 September 2003. These Dutch politicians are useful idiots of much more powerful organizations. Power works from the top down, not from the bottom up. If puppet states don't do according to the will of the superpower they will simply be forced to...
This article in german magazine Der Spiegel from December 2002 says that U.S. Congress accepted a law which threatens the Netherlands, and any other NATO member, with an invasion if American citizens were to stand trial at the International Criminal Court in The Hague. The invasion of Iraq started a little later in March 2003 and the political leaders of the leading parties in the Netherlands had already given their support. In March 2003 the following photo appeared in the media...
In the picture U.S. Brigadier General Vincent Brooks and behind him Dutch military lieutenant colonel Jan Blom on 22 March 2003 at a press conference of American general Tommy Franks in Qatar...
I'm pleased to be joined today by Air Marshal Brian Burridge of Great Britain, Brigadier Mauri McNern (ph) of Australia, Rear Admiral Per T. Demond (ph) from Denmark, Lieutenant Colonel Jan Blom from the Netherlands. Four coalition partners represented here with us, and as many of you would know, we have at our home in Tampa, Florida, the home of Central Command, 52 nations represented. What many of you may not know is that many of these nations are also represented in the command posts of our component commands located in a number of countries in the region.
So this happened after the Dutch leaders had said that the Netherlands only supports the war in Iraq politically, not militarily. Of course this was not supposed to have happened and we see that the Dutch officials and media, after the cover-up failed, tried to make the public believe that it was a silly misunderstanding of insignificance. Not much later, in December 2003, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer became Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau which is a Dutch order of chivalry open to everyone who has earned special merits for society. And again a little later, in August 2004, he became Secretary General of NATO, the military machine led by the United States.
Only after criticism became untenable, the Dutch government started a commission to investigate the whole Iraq War affair, the so-called Commissie-Davids. Similar to the 9/11 Commission Report, an investigation by Bush's administration into itself, the Dutch government started an investigation into itself. The Commission of course concluded that nobody was to blame and the Dutch government had been badly informed by outside parties. Eventhough the War in Iraq officially started in March 2003, we later heard that in June 2002 the United States had already started Operation Southern Focus to maintain the Iraqi no-fly zones. See also The secret military support of the Dutch government to Bush’s war in Iraq by Huub Jaspers. Later in 2009 we get the confirmation of why these politicians lied and deceived so much...
Balkenende was skilled enough to postpone the presentation of the special committee report until the end of October, meaning after the European elections, one source commented, before adding that even belatedly, the results of the inquiry may harm Balkenende’s presumed ambition of replacing José Manuel Barroso as Commission president. Officially, Balkenende has denied interest in the position. But the investigation could harm Dutch candidates for other top EU positions, including current NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer. A document, written by legal advisers at the Dutch foreign ministry, reportedly warned de Hoop Scheffer – who was the Dutch foreign minister at the time – that there was no proper legal basis for the country’s support of the invasion. Scheffer is about to leave his NATO job and his name is being mooted for the position of the EU’s first foreign affairs chief.
These professional liars first proved their worth to the Anglo-American elite by leading the nation into a dirty war, after which they were rewarded with some very lucrative positions in the globalist organizations of the power elite whom they serve and by which these elite take away power from nations. It's the so-called revolving door. The same story goes for pretty much all other EU member states...
In spite of outspoken French opposition to the Iraq war (normative coding 5), the French government continued to provide overflight rights and logistical support. ... Answering US requests in late 2002, the German government confirmed that it continued to grant overflight and transit rights as well as use of military bases for the planned intervention against Iraq.
Many Europeans opposed the war in Iraq. Public opinion was clearly against any intervention in Iraq. Wars have significant consequences for the populations of belligerent states. Their participation in the Iraq war was completely anti-democratic. What this clearly shows is that the governments of EU member states, at least in major decisions, serve and obey the power elite of more powerful international organizations, not the common people whom they deceitfully claim to represent. The elite of these EU member states supported the US and UK led regime change in Iraq in order to install another puppet regime in the world...
The entire US-controlled political process this year - the January 30 elections for a transitional government, the drafting of a new constitution and the referendum on October 15 - has been aimed at giving the veneer of legal legitimacy to the plunder of the country's oil and gas and the formation of a puppet government that will sanction an indefinite US military presence in Iraq.
I think that sums it up well. The Iraq war was meant to turn Iraq into another U.S. puppet state in order to plunder its resources and strengthen dollar hegemony while the western propaganda machine tried to make the world believe the newly installed Iraqi US puppet government was democratically elected.
This picture shows the United States involvement in regime changes around the world. It includes Western Europe because after World War II Western Europe was basically occupied territory of the United States while Eastern Europe was occupied by the Soviet Union. US military bases were installed and European armies were subjected to NATO which is essentially a US led military alliance. US multinationals spread throughout western Europe. Atlanticism and Americanisation transformed Western Europe into a pro-American region. Later the European Union was formed.
This picture shows the Democracy Index of 2019. Just like giving themselves Nobel Peace Prizes is a joke, calling themselves democratic is also a joke. The hypocrites of these fake democracies in the western world have done more than enough to give democracy a very bad name.
Mission accomplished
On 1 May 2003 president George W. Bush speeched: In the battle of Iraq, the United States and our allies have prevailed. And now our coalition is engaged in securing and reconstructing that country. Mission accomplished.
In a circus when something goes wrong they send in the clowns to distract the sheeple.