The Us Is Murdering The Iraqis Essay

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The Us Is Murdering The Iraqis


The US is Murdering The Iraqis
Each day we eat three meals a day, sometimes more. We listen to music, drive in our cars,
or play on our high-tech computers. Some may pick up the newspaper, but other than those
few words on the page, the American population is living a life of excess. Excess that is
at the expense of other people's lives. The American people take pride in the capitalistic
democracy that is a model for the other countries, but they forget to watch the
government. They don't even know what their government is doing. For years now people on
the street curse and wish death upon the Saddam Hussein. He has been given titles such as
the devil's son because the media has told all of the horrible things he has done. The
media has shown how he is killing his own people for power. The struggle for power is
killing the people of Iraq, but it is not their own government who is fighting for this
power, it is the only remaining world super power, the United States of America, fighting
constantly to hold on to its domination.

It is a ritual of the United States to stop any country from taking our power. The
government will destroy any way of life that may take away from the policy of democratic
promotion, for the US is the model of such a way of life. If that role was threatened then
their power would be threatened. This is shown in the history Iraq and U.S. relations from
1972 on. In 1972, Iraq began to nationalize its oil; large amounts of money where now
coming into the country. Saddam was using this money to help his people in a way no other
country ever has. A free education system was set up for everyone in the country, from the
equivalent of kindergarten to college or professional school. There was free housing for
everyone. There was also a medical system that was free for Iraq people, while for
non-citizens, it was about three dollars. This three dollars was for everything, from
strepp throat to heart surgery. All of this improved the quality of life for the people of
Iraq. The infant mortality decreased and people were living longer and better lives.
Saddam oversaw all of this and his people loved him. But the United States government felt
that Saddam and Iraq were growing too powerful in the sensitive Middle East region, and
thus began a series of attempts to weaken their power.

1972 is when the U.S. put Iraq on the list of terrorist nations. This was probably done
because the country was becoming very well developed and it was not a democracy. Part of
the US policy is to take part in every conflict that goes on, by participation, they have
a bit of control in the outcome. Such is demonstrated in the Iraq - Iran War. This war
lasted from 1980-1988. The US sold weapons to both Iraq and Iran during this war. The law
had to be changed to sell arms to Iraq, because no nation is supposed to trade weapons of
mass destruction with "terrorist nations." The US sold weapons to both sides (partially in
secret) because what would be more in the U.S.'s favor than these two counties destroying
each other. In 1988, the war was over between Iraq and Iran and both nations were stricken
by debt. In Iraq the country was $60 million dollars in dept. Even this doesn't put an end
to the socialist programs in the country. During the war, Kuwait gave money to Iraq, but
when the war was over Kuwait claimed their assistance was a loan. So when Iraq couldn't
pay them back, Kuwait started developing Iraq's oil. They would sell this oil below OPEC
prices. Shortly after the war Iraq hung a British person who was suspected of being a spy.
This resulted in all monetary assets from foreign nations being frozen. These two events
greatly crippled the Iraqi economy. Iraq then decided to invade Kuwait. Before they
invaded, Saddam talked with an American Ambassador who asserted that the US did not have
any position on border disputes. Iraq invaded Kuwait.

Over night Saddam became equated with Hitler. The American media began portraying Saddam
as an evil person, who was killing innocent people for his own control and power. This is
when the U.S. extended the sanctions from just monetary aid to all foreign supplies. In
1990 the U.S. invaded Iraq for invading Kuwait, marking the beginning of the Gulf War. The
war was a chance for the U.S. to prove its super power abilities while aiding humanity.
Before the sanctions were placed, Iraq was beginning to have economic difficulty, but they
were just as advanced as the modern European countries so they could survive on their own
resources under the pressure of the sanctions. During this war, the U.S. dropped 80
thousand bombs. The media showed the bombs as nothing more than smart bombs. Smart bombs
meant the impact was not wide spread, they were just a small bomb that affected the
immediate target, and those targets where reported as strictly military. But the official
reports of the war says only 7% were smart bombs, and the other 93% were much more
destructive and they were dropped on every city, village, and town in the country. 70% of
the farms and fisheries were bombed. Seven Hydro-electric plants where destroyed as well
as the water system. The U.S. also knocked out Iraq's power grid. All the power in the
whole country was gone, including the heart machines and incubators in the hospital. The
U.S. was killing the Iraqi socialist way of life for no reason other than they were not a
democratic country. The crimes of the U.S. are equivalent to Hitler's killing of 6 million
Jews, except the American people are doing nothing to stop this atrocity.

America had once again proved its strength as the police of the world. Iraq was bombed
back to the stone age, so the sanctions really began to take hold. The U.S. didn't succeed
with trade so they decided to kill. During the war, a shelter where men, woman, and
children were hiding was bombed by the U.S. It was not an accident, the smart bomb was
sent down the chimney deliberately. The bomb broke a water pipe and the two forces
combined incinerated most of the people. You can go back to that building to day and on
the ground floor the walls are covered in a brown gunk. This stuff is the skin of the
people who where killed from the impact of the water and bomb. The Iraq country and people
where hit so hard by the sanctions after the war because they didn't have power system or
any way to support themselves in their country and any supplies food or medicine would
have to come from trade. But the sanctions against Iraq meant the oil from their country
was off the market. That was 95% of the countries income and even if countries were
willing to trade with them they had no money or nothing to trade with. They are now forced
to be at the mercy of the U.S., a state that knows nothing of generosity.

What the blockade is exactly, is unclear. It is simply what the US, through the UN,
decides can or can't go into the country. This is merely another way for the American
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