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Why are we bombing Mosul?

April 1, 2017

"Whether you're a Democrat or a Republican, if you're an American you ought to be concerned about the strategy of the United States in this region. What is our aim? What is our purpose? Why are we there? Why are Americans dying in this region?  That is the issue."
– General Wesley Clark, Commonwealth Club of California, San Francisco, October 3, 2007

Alia Ali kisses her granddaughter Hawra Hassan, 4, who suffered shrapnel wounds on her face, neck and left eye, along with a broken foot from the March 17 U.S. airstrike on Mosul's Jadidah neighborhood. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

The U.S.-led bombing campaign in Mosul in northern Iraq raises some important questions, such as, why are we doing it? The U.S. has been at war continuously with, or in Iraq since January 1991 - now more than 26 years! Twenty-six years of war against one country? What are we there for?

If President Trump has a plan to end the war and get out of Iraq, I would like to hear it. He must know that fighting the fraudulent War on Terror is no path to greatness, as we can see from the previous four administrations. The U.S. presence in Iraq has certainly not benefited the Iraqi people - nor the American people. So, why are we there?

To understand why U.S., Canadian, and British forces are waging war in Iraq it is necessary to understand the master plan, the Zionist plan behind the chaos in the Middle East - the Yinon Plan.

A recent article, "Bombed in their homes, civilians in Mosul blame reckless coalition forces", describes the suffering of civilians in Mosul:

"Not surprisingly, people are furious at so much destruction and question the timing and methods of the operation in Mosul.

"The Dawa'ish [Islamic State militants] were everywhere, and there was absolutely nothing we could do about it," said Mohammed, a resident of the Hay al-Dhubbat district who lost several relatives in a coalition airstrike. "If you challenged them, they would kill you. They ran this city for two and a half years, and they were rarely targeted during all that time... Why now [are they] destroying our homes with our families inside, just to eliminate two or three Dawa'ish on the roof?"
- "Bombed in their homes, civilians in Mosul blame reckless coalition forces," Chicago Tribune, March 31, 2017

The plan may to be to liberate Mosul (and Raqqa in Syria) from ISIS and allow it to be part of the Kurdish independent area in the north. The Israelis have long had a strategic plan for decades to break Iraq into pieces, exactly as was done to Yugoslavia in the 1990s:

THE YINON PLAN: The Zionist Plan for the Middle East

The idea that all the Arab states should be broken down, by Israel, into small units, occurs again and again in Israeli strategic thinking. For example, Ze'ev Schiff, the military correspondent of Ha'aretz (and probably the most knowledgeable in Israel, on this topic) writes about the "best" that can happen for Israeli interests in Iraq: "The dissolution of Iraq into a Shi'ite state, a Sunni state and the separation of the Kurdish part" (Ha'aretz 6/2/1982). Actually, this aspect of the plan is very old.
- Israel Shahak, from the foreword of his translation of "A Strategy for Israel in the Nineteen Eighties" by Oded Yinon, June 13, 1982

Iraq, rich in oil on the one hand and internally torn on the other, is guaranteed as a candidate for Israel's targets. Its dissolution is even more important for us than that of Syria. Iraq is stronger than Syria. In the short run it is Iraqi power which constitutes the greatest threat to Israel. An Iraqi-Iranian war will tear Iraq apart and cause its downfall at home even before it is able to organize a struggle on a wide front against us. Every kind of inter-Arab confrontation will assist us in the short run and will shorten the way to the more important aim of breaking up Iraq into denominations as in Syria and in Lebanon. In Iraq, a division into provinces along ethnic/religious lines as in Syria during Ottoman times is possible. So, three (or more) states will exist around the three major cities: Basra, Baghdad and Mosul, and Shi'ite areas in the south will separate from the Sunni and Kurdish north.
– Oded Yinon, "A Strategy for Israel in the Nineteen Eighties", Kivunim, A Journal for Judaism and Zionism; February 1982

Sources: The Yinon Plan: The Zionist Plan for the Middle East, translated by Israel Shahak, 1982

General Wesley Clark speaking about the "policy coup" of 9/11 
Commonwealth Club of California, San Francisco, October 3, 2007
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"What happened in 9/11 is that we didn't have a strategy, we didn't have bipartisan agreement, we didn't have American understanding of it, and we had instead a policy coup in this country – a coup – a policy coup. Some hard-nose people took over the direction of American policy and they never bothered to inform the rest of us."
- General Wesley Clark

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