Back in 2003 there were several arguments in support of the Iraq war. Overthrowing Saddam Hussein, removing the possibility that he could use WMDs against Israel and the West, providing a staging ground for our troops on the border of Iran — all of these were good reasons.
The bombing of Serbia in 1999 should have made me leery of any war undertaken on behalf of Muslims by the US government, but I supported the Iraq campaign anyway.
Now it seems that the blood of American servicemen was shed so that the Shi’a of Iraq could run their own corrupt government without outside interference.
Poles, Italians, and Britons died so that sharia law could be officially codified in the US-approved constitution of Iraq.
This, and the fact that the Christian population of Iraq has dropped by about 60% since 2003, driven out by the murderous persecution of Muslims — that’s why we fought and bled in Mesopotamia.
Oh, and one other thing to take note of: in this, the best of all possible post-Saddam worlds, the Israelis are selling UAVs to Turkey to help the Turks kill the Kurds. According to ANSAmed:
Defence: Gonul in Israel to See Test Flights of UAVs
ANKARA, OCTOBER 27 — Turkey’s Defense Minister Vecdi Gonul will visit Greece between today and tomorrow upon invitation of his Greek counterpart and will travel to Israel on October 29-30 to see the demonstration and test flights of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVS) before their delivery to the Turkish military.
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In 2005, Israel Aircraft Industries and Elbit Systems won an estimated 150 million dollars contract to supply UAVs to the Turkish military.
Heron UAVs will be used in the fight against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, which is based in northern Iraq. The Heron is capable of flying for 52 hours at altitudes over 30,000 feet. The aircraft will prevent the loss of life by conducting reconnaissance missions before military operations to strike at the terrorist group.
Two of the 10 Israeli-made Heron UAVS will be added to the Turkish military by the end of November, the Turkish Daily News has learned.
The ostensible idea is to defeat the PKK, but the Turks are somewhat indiscriminate in their animus towards the Kurds. Fighting the PKK often serves as a pretext for killing Kurds in general.
And much of the persecution of the Christians in northern Iraq is being perpetrated by the Kurds…
A plague on all their houses.
Hat tip: Insubria.