In, “Weapons Sales to Iraq Move Ahead Despite U.S. Worries” (12/28/2011), the New York Times expresses some Us doubts about how Prime Minister Maliki is going to use these arms and if they will be one day turned against the US interests.
The answer to that is that selling arms has become the main US business, now that any other production has been transferred outside the country, to China, India and other places where labor is cheap and taxes very low (this is the result of the US and the West being governed by multinational corporations and lobbies).
These arms at least bring 11 billion$ to the US corporations. If the US doesn’t provide the arms, Iraq will buy them from a rival country. It’s too late to think now what the policy of the Iraqi government is. It will do whatever it wants whether its arms are American, Russian or Chinese.
The only lesson from this disaster is that interfering in other peoples’ affairs brings only deaths and disaster for all concerned friends and no friends.
Those who want to help the Syrian supposed opposition but real extremist Islamic sedition, financed and armed by the Islamic Turkish government and the oil theocracies, beware of what you’re doing.
But do the multinational corporations and lobbies care about US and Western interests? Don’t they only want wars and destructions to be able to sell their arms for more wars, drugs to the wounded and food to the famished populations, and be paid to reconstruct and replace what has been destroyed?
The most important question today is not about Iraq, Syria or the Middle East; it is about how to save the US and other Western democracies from the oligarchic cancer that is eating them.
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PS: Roger AKL is a former Lebanese navy officer, former Assistant armed Forces Attaché at the Lebanese Embassy in Washington D.C., former Second in Command of the Lebanese Navy (1981- 1984) and former head of the Lebanese liaison bureau with the American forces in Lebanon (1983-1984), former chairman, CEO and director of the board of companies in the INTRA Investment group (1984-1990). Currently he is a writer in Middle Eastern affairs.