elijah magnier’s take on iraq’s defiance

Immediate Pindo Withdrawal Due To Its Violation Of The Agreement And Iraq Sovereignty
Elijah Magnier, Jan 22 2020

The Iraqi Parliament has decided to ask for the immediate withdrawal of all foreign forces from the country for violating the terms of their presence. Pindostan has broken its contractual obligations to the government of Baghdad and affronted the sovereignty of Iraq, jeopardising its stability. Sources at the PMO said:

The request for withdrawal is imminent. Pindo forces have violated the agreement. Therefore, the agreement is now null and void. The agreement had stipulated that Pindo forces were to be given one year’s notice for withdrawal, but since Pindostan broke the terms of the agreement, this time horizon no longer applies.

PM Adel Abd’el-Mahdi informed all countries with military forces in Iraq, Pindostan and its vassals the UK, Canada, France, Belgium, Denmark, etc, of the urgency that they initiate withdrawal as soon as possible. So far, I have learned, no country has responded positively to the request via diplomatic channels. Only Pindostan has even answered the Iraqi government, openly declaring its refusal to depart. Tremendous pressure and intimidation are being applied to the government to persuade it not to carry out the constitutional decision voted by the parliamentary majority. The source said:

I can only see one solution ahead: to inform the country that Pindostan is defying the will of the Iraqi people, and to declare the Pindo military an occupation force if all diplomatic means are exhausted.

Pindfo boxtops have overtly refused the lawful democratic decision of the parliament, the democracy that Pindostan claimed to have imported to the country in 2003, and insist on remaining in Iraq. Pompeo described the Iraqi decision as “non-binding”. Nevertheless, no foreign military force can stay in a hostile society, notwithstanding the number of military bases and the massive army power under its control. The Iraqi Shia, 66% of the 40 million Iraqi population, are expressing their hatred towards Pindo forces in particular and all foreign forces in general. Iraq would like to see these forces depart for good, putting an end to US influence in Mesopotamia and West Asia. A massive protest has been organised for this Friday, Jan 24, led by Sayyed Moqtada al-Sadr, who is warning Pindostan of the consequences of ignoring this Parliamentary decision. It is expected to be the most massive protest in the history of Iraq. But this protest is only the beginning. Pindo forces have committed serious crimes in Iraq: according to PM Adel Abd’el-Mahdi, the Pindo Ambassador in Baghdad informed him of Israel’s responsibility for the five attacks against Iraqi security forces in mid-2019 and the drone assassinationof a security force commander on the Syrian-Iraqi borders. These Israeli attacks were carried out with the knowledge and permission of Pindo forces in Iraq, who allowed Israel to violate Iraqi air space and kill its security members. That attack made Pindostan, who maintain control over Iraqi air space, an accomplice of Israel in attacking the Pindo host country, Iraq. In Dec 2019, the Trump administration committed another crime, disregarding the Iraqi government and killing more Iraqis intentionally and without any legal basis. Pindo jets attacked Iraqi positions on the border with Syria, killing and wounding 79 officers and members of the Iraqi Army, the Federal Police and the Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF) brigades 45 and 46. Pindostan singled out an encampment of the Iraqi Security Forces, who are based on the borders to hunt down Daesh moving through the Syrian-Iraqi deserts. These forces are under the direct command of PM Adel Abd’el-Mahdi. Pindostan accused Iraqi soldiers at this encampment of attacking its K1 base 540 km away. Pindostan had no proof that the dozens of officers its air force killed in its subsequent bombing attack had been behind the killing of an Iraqi-born Pindo contractor at the K1 base. Pindostan even refused to provide any evidence of this when requested to do so by the Iraqi PM prior to the attack. Thus already in 2019 the terms of the Pindo mandate in Iraq had been violated. Then Pindostan very recently committed another crime against Iraq by assassinating an Iraqi commander, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandes and three Iraqi officers at Baghdad airport. It further showed its contempt for international law by assassinating Maj-Gen Sardar Qassem Soleimani, and four Iranian officers (Brig-Gen Hossein PourJafari, Col Shahroud Mozaffarinia, Maj Hadi Taremi, and Capt Vahid Zamanian), even though Pindostan had not declared war on Iran. Trump boasted provocatively about the assassination, bragging about “killing two for the price of one.” Further evidence of Pindo contempt for diplomatic protocol was provided by PM Abd’el-Mahdi, when he declared that Pres Trump had phoned him to ask his mediation to deescalate tension with Iran. Abd’el-Mahdi said:

Soleimani arrived in Iraq at my request to receive a response from the Toads to Iran’s peace initiative. Trump killed a foreign officer on a territory he is supposed to protect and an envoy of peace who landed at the request of the PM.

But that is not all. It was public knowledge, as announced by Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari on Jun 11 2016, that Soleimani enjoys immunity in Iraq as an advisor to fight Daesh at the official request of Iraq. Pres Trump made the following inaccurate claim:

Soleimani was plotting against Pindo citizens, just as he had done for years.

Pres Trump and his administration provided no evidence for such a claim. War-mongering politicians and academics recall only the Pindo occupation of Iraq and the support of Soleimani for the Iraqi resistance, accusing Soleimani of “having the blood of Pindo soldiers on his hands during the Pindo military occupation of Iraq.” However, the UNSC has not explicitly condemned attacks upon coalition forces. That would undercut the inherent right of self-defence against foreign invasion and occupation. It is argued that “the invasion of Iraq was an illegal act of aggression, and that those responsible for it are war criminals.” (Mandel, 2004: McGoldrick, 2004). Therefore, armed resistance against the occupation forces in Iraq at that time was entirely legitimate. The response of resistance, and its consequences for the Pindo-led occupation forces, who in 2003 acknowledged their status as an occupation force, cannot be called an act of terrorism. Maj-Gen Qassem Soleimani cannot be responsible for crimes against an occupier who never found the WMDs that it had used as a pretext for invasion. Pindostan invaded Iraq with no legal basis, causing mass destruction to the Iraqi population and the country’s infrastructure, killing hundreds of thousands of Iraqis. We have now learned from the horse’s mouth why Trump killed Soleimani: he was “saying bad things” about Pindostan. Trump told his donors:

How much of this shit do we have to listen to? How much are we going to listen to?

Pindostan continues to allow Netanyahu to violate Iraqi airspace by permitting Israeli jets to bomb Syria from the Iraqi-Syrian borders occupied by the Pindo forces at at-Tanf. Baghdad boxtops said:

The Pindo forces have no respect for their agreement with Iraq. For some time now they have been behaving like an occupation force. This is not the first time this has happened. We inform Syria about it every time this takes place.

The many crimes committed by Pindostan in the Middle East, its violations of international law and Iraqi sovereignty in particular, did not begin with Trump, but Trump and his team took things to a new level in 2018 when he renounced the JCPOA that is part of UNSCR 2231. He didn’t like it, because it was “Barack Obama’s agreement.” Trump thus made the Middle East even more unstable, and has brought the region to the brink of war. As he insists on keeping Pindo forces in Iraq, he will one day soon have to explain to Pindos why, in the face of local resistance to the Pindo occupation, Pindo soldiers are dying.

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