December 5, 2008
The Iraqi prisoners of war in U.S. occupation jails in Iraq
are being exposed to torture, lynching and assassination at the hands of the
reactionary sectarian "Criminal Court". This Court was created by the United
States of America to kill the legitimate Leadership of Iraq and pave the way for
dividing Iraq and erasing its Arab identity. In order to seize control over it
and steal its resources, the occupiers had to distort its history and create
puppet entities to serve its bidding.
The so-called Criminal Court headed by criminal sectarian
individuals such as the presiding judge Mohammed Al Uraybi passed death
sentences against several leaders, among them Ali Al-Majid and Abdul Ghani Abdul
Ghafoor. Other sentences, varying from fifteen years to life imprisonment, were
passed against several civilian and military leaders who were part of the legal
Government of Martyr Saddam Hussein, who led the building of Iraq into the most
advanced country in the area.
As the cowardly judge, who does not dare to leave the four
square miles of the Occupation headquarters "Green Zone", read out the
assassination order delivered to him by his masters, the leaders were well
composed, proud and courageous. Mr. Abdul Ghafoor interrupted the judge. He
proudly chanted slogans glorifying the Arabs and Islam and saluted the Jihad
liberation fighters, welcoming martyrdom for Iraq. In a defiant and dignified
manner, he shouted "Death to the U.S. and Persian occupation. Death to the
traitors. Long live Iraq, the Arabs and Islam."
The trial has nothing to do with the political events of
1991, when criminal sectarian parties came from Iran, under the supervision of
the mullahs and their officers, to murder Iraqis and to destabilize the country.
Most of those who attended the court as witnesses using false testimony, are
members of the organizations who took part in these events, who committed
crimes of mass murder, robbery, mass rape, the burning of state institutions and
other atrocities. These sectarian organizations are now the rulers of Iraq under
occupation supervision and domination.
Mr. Abdul Ghani Abdul Ghafoor is an honorable man. He was
in charge of the south and it was his duty to protect the population and the
government institutions. He had to stop the mass murder and the atrocities of
the criminals. Unlike his present "accusers", he rejected the course of betrayal
of his people and his country, which would have been destroyed and would have
succumbed to the mullahs of Persia.
Those sentenced to be lynched for the Halabjah Gassing are
true heroes, and I salute the bravery of General Ali Al Majid, whom I have known
as a valiant man who defended his home land against the Persian and American
invasions. He and Iraq have nothing to do with the Halabjah incident, and none
of the Iraqi officials committed any crime against that town and its people.
Stephen C. Pelletiere, author of ''Iraq and the
International Oil System: Why America Went to War in the Persian Gulf'', wrote a
brilliant article about Halabjah in which he was not surprised that President
Bush lacked even "smoking-gun" evidence of Iraq's falsely alleged possession of
weapons of mass destruction.. Mr. Pelletiere revealed to the World that all
we know for certain is that Kurds were bombarded with poison gas that day at
Halbajah. It cannot be said that Iraqi chemical weapons killed the Kurds. This
is not the only distortion in the Halabjah story.
The accusation that Iraq has used chemical weapons against its citizens is
a familiar part litany of falsehoods recited by the Bush administration as
pretexts for invading Iraq. The piece of hard evidence most frequently brought
up concerns the gassing of Iraqi Kurds at the town of Halbajah in March 1988,
near the end of the eight-year Iran-Iraq war. President Bush himself has cited
Iraq's "gassing its own people," specifically at Halbajah, as a reason to topple
Stephen Pelletiere is in a position to know because, as the Central
Intelligence Agency's senior political analyst on Iraq during the Iran-Iraq war,
and as a professor at the Army War College from 1988 to 2000, he said I
was privy to much of the classified material that flowed through Washington
having to do with the Persian Gulf. In addition, he headed a 1991 Army
investigation into how the Iraqis would fight a war against the United States;
the classified version of the report going into great detail on the Halbajah
Immediately after the battle, the United States Defense Intelligence
Agency investigated and produced a classified report, which it circulated within
the intelligence community on a need-to-know basis. That study asserted that it
was Iranian gas that killed the Kurds, not Iraqi gas or other substances.
The condition of the dead Kurds' bodies, however, indicated they had been
killed with a blood agent -- that is, a cyanide-based gas -- which Iran was
known to use. The Iraqis, who are thought to have used mustard gas during the
course of the hostilities, are not known to have possessed blood agents at the
These were some of the facts as stated by Professor Pelletiere that put the
lie to what the Bush Administration, the Media and even the "Antiwar Movement"
claim. Bush and his Administration lied to the American people and duped America
to launch a war of destruction and mass murder against Iraq and its people.
The Arab Ba'ath Socialist Party government built a very advanced country,
with many dams and huge irrigation systems that made Iraq self sufficient in
agriculture. Petrochemical projects were developed, the healthcare system was
the best in the area, and unemployment negligible. Water and electricity reached
to furthest points of Iraq. Iraq became the Jewel of the Arab Homeland. Iraq was
strong and kept the Imperialists at bay, struggling to achieve and maintain
self-determination and promoting the welfare of the people. A united, developed
and strong Iraq under the Baĺath infuriated America and its Zionist allies,
prompting the subsequent invasion and occupation. The Baĺath and Iraq had to be
destroyed to facilitate the control of Iraqi wealth and natural resources,
particularly oil. Iraqi leaders had to be assassinated under verdicts reached
by puppet Kangaroo Courts.
The US agenda for Iraq has burned America and its people. Thousands of
Americans have died in this atrocious war and hundreds of thousands have been
wounded or maimed for life. The American economy is in shambles and the country
is on the verge of bankruptcy. Homelessness is on the rise especially among the
veterans who were sent to fight a war not in their interest. More than a million
and a half of Iraqis died since the occupation and Iraq is in ruins, but the
Baath and the Resistance are alive and well. Iraq will be liberated and
America's arrogance will be defeated. Iraq is a very fertile land, fully capable
and forthcoming in producing leaders like the Supreme Martyr Saddam Hussein and
his comrades to lead the way to the liberation of their homeland.
Isn't it long past time to release all the Iraqi political
prisoners, and put a stop to the courts of death created by the US occupation,
along with the Persians, which have been murdering the Iraqi leadership and
Shame on the so-called US "Anti War Movement" and on the
falsely titled "Human Rights" Organizations for their deafening silence.
Americans, is your conscience dead?