The Preparation for the Attack on Iraq
Iraq has Disarmed
The U.S. administration has constantly changed its reason for an attack on Iraq--which leads to a reasonable assumption that the administration had no reason to attack. Before the hostilities, the reason given for the eventual attack appeared as an ultimatum:
Iraq must disarm or it will be attacked.
Iraq has disarmed. Iraq has been attacked.
The lack of organized military defense to the invading troops has clearly demonstrated that Iraq disarmed. Iraq has not displayed an air force, a mechanized army, coordinated military attacks on the invading forces, or a clear defensive strategy. Iraq has shown itself to have no offensive capability.
- In the first two weeks of the war not a single one of the thousands of bombing sorties had been challenged by an Iraqi airplane.
- Only a dozen or so Iraqi missiles have been fired, and none of them have damaged any targets.
- An Iraqi military has not engaged U.S. forces in any large battles or used tanks or heavy artillery in its defense.
- Few helicopters have been downed. Iraqi troops have not used surface-to-air heat sinking missiles and have not displayed any of their own helicopter gunships.
- The principal resistance to the invading forces have been isolated groups, termed by the U.S. military as irregulars, then as paramilitary and then as fedayeen and then as irregulars and then as fedayeen, and finally as paramilitary.
In a Pentagon briefing, Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld responded to a question on Iraq's defenses:
Questioner: Do you know how many fedayeen are attacking our troops?
Rumsfeld: Of course we do.
Questioner: Well, how many?
Rumsfeld: A few hundred, one to four hundred.
The Pretense for War
The U.S. military is pretending it is facing a powerful enemy that cannot halt its offensive. The U.S. offensive was temporarily slowed due to:
- overextended supply lines,
- inclement weather,
- a careful approach in order to prevent American casualties,
- a means to draw out and slowly decimate opposition fighters.
Iraq's meager offensive capability shows that an urgent military solution was not necessary for a situation that is shaping up as a non-problem. The logistics of the American battle strategy indicate that preparations for the attack must have originated years ago, long before the U.S. pursued a diplomatic solution with the assistance of the United Nations. Disclosure that several defense and foreign policy advisors, including Richard Pearle, who resigned from his advisory position due to severe conflicts of Interest, originated a 1997 plan for attacking Iraq, indicates that the administration pursued a policy of evasion and invasion rather than solution and resolution.
Lt. General William Wallace, the senior commander in Iraq, recently stated:
"The enemy we're fighting is different from the one we'd war-gamed against."
The general acknowledged:
- The U.S. prepared for the war long before it prepared its complaints to the UN,
- Iraq has no military capability, defensive or offensive, and is not a threat to any nation.
The principal weapons inspector, Hans Blix, who will be stepping down in June when his contract expires, has stated that "The U.S. had no interest in objective information from arms inspectors in days preceding the war."
- The U.S. bombed Iraq for more than ten years and destroyed its command and control systems, radar systems and other infrastructure.
- The U.S. prevented any importation of weapons to Iraq.
- The U.S. prevented Iraq from defending itself.
- The U.S. covertly mapped out the exact coordinates of potential Iraqi strategic targets.
- The U.S. compelled Iraq to destroy many of its missiles before the invasion.
After Iraq became defenseless, the world's most powerful nation in the world attacked a powerless Iraq.
It is not rash to conclude that the U.S. demanded Iraq's disarmament for one reason--to facilitate its attack on Iraq.
april 1, 2003
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