"The ongoing war in Iraq has created one of the worst humanitarian catastrophes of our time. More Iraqis have fled their homes than any other population in the world", according to EPIC.
Could depopulating Iraq be the real strategy? If all the people were gone, nothing would be left but sand and all that nice oil under the sand. The invaders (that's us) would be free to pump oil in peace.
After WW I, the British created Iraq and controlled its people with the Hashemite king, Faisal I, whom the British had installed. They also had seven Royal Air Force bases they used to bomb the wogs when necessary. The British pumped oil. They pumped oil in Iraq and they pumped oil in Iran where they controlled another friendly regime! The Iraqi monarchy was overthrown by a military coup in 1958. The Iraqi republic was an acceptable oil partner until Saddam Hussein misunderstood his orders in 1990 and invaded Kuwait. (Maybe Saddam didn't misunderstand. Maybe he was led to believe an invasion of Kuwait wouldn't be opposed — so the U.S. would have an excuse to attack him.) Let's not forget that Saddam nationalized Iraq's oil in 1972 when OPEC raised the price of oil from $3 to $22 a barrel. Now with Saddam gone, chaos reigns. Iraqis flee. Could that be what is intended? Could chaos, not democracy, be what the invaders (that's us) desire? Are we the authors of the bloodbath?
The invasion of Palestine began with one Rothschild colony around 1878. Most of the Palestinians were driven out with the "war of independence" that created "Israel" in 1948. Jewish death squads had terrorized the Palestinians for 70 years before 1948. Over the years, Palestinians who could get out did get out. Palestinians without resources ended up in refugee camps in neighbouring Arab countries, or in the "West Bank" and Gaza, after 1948. They and their descendants are still there 60 years later. The "West Bank" was left for Palestinian refugees by an under-the-table agreement in 1948 between the Israelis and Faisal's brother, Abdullah I, the other Hashemite king created by the British. Abdullah didn't want the Palestinians in Jordan. Of course the Israelis didn't want the Palestinians either, but they made a deal for Jordanian complicity — a deal the Israelis reneged on and Jordan forgot. A Palestinian assassinated Abdullah in 1951 at the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. Gaza was part of Egypt until the "Six Day War" in 1976.
We have seen before what is happening in Iraq today. It has been going on in Palestine for the past 130 years. It's called "ethnic cleansing" today but people have been doing this for centuries. It is also called Grand Theft.
History of Iraq