Opinion Editorials, January 2007, To see today's News, click here: www.aljazeerah.info
Why Do War Attacks Suddenly Stop for Three Days Following Announcement of Every New Bush Policy on Iraq?
By Hassan El-Najjar
January 13, 2007
For the third consecutive day, the main corporate media units in the US-EU have not published news about the US war in Iraq, no attacks on US forces, no so-called Shi'i-Sunni sectarian violence or civil war.
Readers can check the main media units of the Zionist Empire (AP, Reuters, CNN, Fox, BBC, etc.) to see that they are abiding by this total absence of war coverage.
What's going on?
In fact, it has become a pattern for observers to record and analyze.
Everytime President Bush announces a new policy or plan in Iraq, news coverage of the war would not include any attacks for two or three days following the announcement. Al-Jazeerah has documented that before in red headlines, attracting readers' attention to this fact.
I propose the following two explanations for this strange phenomenon.
First, the war could be still going on, in its two directions, Iraqi resistance attacks on US and US-Led Iraqi forces and US-Led forces counter attacks on the resistance and its supportive population. However, the news control headquarters of the Zionist Empire withholds war news coverage in order to control the minds of people in the US-EU to think about nothing except the new Bush Iraq policy thrown into them. The objective is planting the new policy in the minds of people, so they accept it, or at least be quiet for another year or two until a new policy is invented, and so on and so forth.
Second, the war attacks could have stopped completely, which means that there's no news to cover. This means that the main corporate media units are innocent and they have no role to play in controlling the minds of people in the US-EU in favor of the US-led invasion of the Arab and Muslim worlds.
But a more serious question arises: Why would all war attacks stop suddenly whenever President Bush announces a major policy or a plan for the US war in Iraq?
Is it possible that leaders of the Iraqi resistance take a break to study the new policy, and during the period of study they order a halt in attacks?
Unlikely! Simply because the Iraqi resistance factions are not united and don't have a chain of command and control leading to one person on top issuing the order of a halt in attacks.
Is it possible that most of the halted attacks are those perpetrated by the Iraqi Ministry of Interior's death squads, and the death squads of the militias affiliated with the Maliki government?
Most likely! Simply because it's a matter of command and control issue, which is a characteristic of governments, including the US-backed Iraqi government.
Are we then looking at a war, which is totally controlled by Washington, i.e. "Controlled Chaos"?
Is war a goal in itself?
It benefits the oil industry, the military-industrial complex, and most important it benefits Israel by destroying Arab and Muslim states one after another.
Anything positive at all from this phenomenon?
Yes. I think we need a lot of these plans, how about two plans every week, if they lead to a halt in attacks.
Maybe this way, innocent Iraqi civilians be saved from the original blood bath plan, the neo-con Zionist dream of permanent war, or permanent "creative destruction."
AP Headline: Iraqi PM, Bush Share 'Common Vision'
By SAMEER N. YACOUB Associated Press Writer
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) --
January 13, 2007
The Iraqi prime minister's office on Saturday expressed support for President Bush's new war strategy but stressed the government would maintain control over military action in Baghdad.
Underscoring the difficulties in taming the capital, a sniper killed a policeman walking on a street in the commercial district of Karradah in central Baghdad, while a parked car bomb struck a mixed neighborhood in a western neighborhood, wounding three civilians.
At least five people also were killed in attacks in northern Iraq, including two Iraqi contractors who were checking a bridge in Kirkuk and a Shi'i grocery store owner who was shot to death while sitting in his shop.
On daily basis, US and other Western corporate media report on few attacks in Iraq, which usually result in killing less than fifty Iraqis. This has been a disinformation effort to make the war sound like violence between Shi'is and Sunnis.
However, reports from the UN, US military commanders, and Iraqi officials have showed that more than one hundreds Iraqis are killed every day.
Reports from research centers show the number of Iraqis killed daily reaches about four hundred (See: 400 Iraqis Killed Daily in Baghdad Alone, Dividing it into Shi'i East and Sunni West, Most of the Exiled Opportunists Returned to London After Completing their Mission).
This is echoed in results of other studies about total Iraqis casualties, which reached 655,000 since the beginning of the US invasion of Iraq in 2003 (See: 655,000 Iraqis Killed as a Result of the US Invasion and Occupation, According to a Study by John Hopkins and Mustansiriya Universities).
Apparently, corporate media have been participant in a concerted effort to cover up the horrors of the US War in Iraq, and make it sound less intense than what it is in reality.
Sometimes, the Western corporate media do not report any war news at all from Iraq or Afghanistan. They even systematically call daily fighting "violence" to make it sound like "domestic violence," not war.
Regarding the purported Iraqi Shi'i-Sunni civil war:
It is inaccurate to describe the war in Iraq as if it is fought between Muslim Shi'is and Muslim Sunnis, as the US and other Western corporate media have been trying hard to do.
It is more accurate to describe it as fought between US-led forces and Iraqi resistance fighters. Even killing civilians is part of the war, as the evidence earlier demonstrated that Interior Ministry death squads and British soldiers were caught either targeting or attempting to target civilians to make the war appear as if it is between Shi'is and Sunnis.
This purported Shi'i-Sunni civil war in Iraq aims at distracting Iraqis and dividing their country into three regions, in preparation for a final partition and dismemberment of Iraq. Previous statements of Iraqi elected officials pointed fingers to death squads of the Interior Ministry.
Moreover, on September 19, 2005, two British soldiers were arrested by Iraqi police for driving a car bomb in a Basra street. They were freed by British forces before being interrogated by Iraqi police. This incident sheds some light on who might be behind car bomb explosions in Iraq.
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