23 February 2006
The al-Askari bombings & a nice dose of hand-shandery
The nice thing about being a wanker for war is that you get to believe everything that the boss class tells you. Al Qaida was behind the recent bombing of the al-Askari shrine in Iraq? No problem, if that's what the Americans say, you believe it.
I have no idea who carried out the bombings. It could very well turn out to be al-Qaida. However, it could just as easily be a false-flag operation run by the USA. Why would they want to do this? Well, as Iraq slides further and further from imperialism's orbit, the notion of a secular, capitalist country that will recognise Israel and do as Washington wants becomes more and more unlikely.
So what about a fallback position? How about one that actually encourages the country to fall to bits, and then props-up the oil rich chunks that the Kurds and Shia will try to carve out? As a theory it has about as much evidence behind it as the notion that al-Qaida are responsible.