Goals of the US and Zionist Regime in Creating Instability in Iraq

In recent decades, Iraq has consistently been at the center of foreign policy in both the United States and the Zionist regime, and since 2003 in particular, Iraq has become the United States’ top strategic priority in Western Asia. Because of this, the U.S. and its regional allies have deployed all of their diplomatic, military and media resources to try and control any change in the country. The unilateral invasion of Iraq was part of a plan shared by the U.S. and the Zionists to transform Iraq into a platform for their grand strategic vision in the Middle East, but despite billions of dollars that were spent, the plan remains unfulfilled.

Since 2009, Joe Biden has been among U.S. officials who have played a key role in the changes facing Iraq; as a senator and vice president he has visited the country 27 times. Now he is working with the Zionists to link his Iraq policies to Iran, hoping to compensate for the United States’ military failures by scoring political success. But despite Biden’s long-standing experience in Iraq, he does not have a successful track record there. His errors with respect to Iraq, whether as a member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations or as vice president under Barack Obama (2009 – 2017), have caused numerous problems for the U.S. government and for the Iraqi people.

In a 2006 article, Biden presented a plan to federalize Iraq and split it into three parts along religious and ethnic lines (Kurdish Iraq, Shia Iraq and Sunni Iraq) to prevent sectarian violence in the country.

During a meeting with then President of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq Masoud Barzani at the 2015 World Economic Forum Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, Biden said, “We both will see the independence of Kurdistan in our lifetime.” Biden has always tried to portray the dissolution of the country as a way for Iraq to escape the crises and violence that plague the nation. Currently the U.S. and its Hebrew and Arab allies are trying to tighten their grip on Western Asia by reinforcing this never-ending loop of instability with respect to the region’s flash points.

Iraq is a unique nation in Western Asia. Its geopolitical attributes make it fertile ground for political instability, which could potentially spread to neighboring countries like Iran. Hence the U.S. and the Zionists seek to manipulate the terrorist presence there along with recent street protests to push the Iraqi government and people the policies that the U.S. and the Zionists prefer. By fomenting political instability, they believe they can turn public opinion against the defenders of Iraq’s territorial integrity and independence.

Since the Americans have been unable to suppress or dislodge the Popular Mobilization Forces in Iraq or even to protect American interests, they have instead focused on creating political and social instability, fomenting religious and ethnic differences to weaken and isolate Iraqi resistance to American policy.

The Americans believe their best path forward is to solidify Zionist geopolitical superiority over the region, dominate regional energy resources and form a so-called Greater Middle East or New Middle East by dominating Iraq and limiting the influence of resistance groups and Iran, which is a strategic ally of the resistance. It is for this reason that in its political and media statements, the U.S., clearly projecting, calls Iran a destabilizing force in Iraq and tries to encourage the Iraqi people to confront the Islamic Republic of Iran and its allies in Iraq. It tries to convince the Iraqi public that it is Iran that is fomenting tension and instability. By accusing Iran of creating political and economic instability and even fostering corruption, the U.S. seeks to co-opt the demands of the Iraqi people and provoke political unrest to reach the goals that it was unable to accomplish with military force.

If you look at the United States’ behavior, the goals the U.S. hopes to accomplish by instigating political unrest and destabilizing security in Iraq can be summarized in four specific points.

1. With respect to the U.S. goal of bringing about the failure of the popular democratic process in Iraq, by appealing to anti-democratic parties, figures and internal forces in Iraq and the region, the U.S. ensures that Iraq is constantly disturbed by numerous political, social, economic, security and diplomatic challenges. At one point, this meant trying to provoke the people against the government; at another it brought the Islamic State to Iraq; at yet another it tried to sow division between the different Iraqi religious and ethnic groups; and even now, by meddling in the electoral process and the formation of a government, the U.S. is trying to drown the country in perpetual instability.

2. With respect to the U.S. goal of inducing a political stalemate and creating general despair within Iraqi society, by spreading despondency throughout Iraq about the country’s political future under the shadow of the government and resistance movements, Shia or otherwise, the U.S. persuades the public that the only path to consistent stability and security is a return to the cycle of domination by the Americans and their Iraqi supporters. By calling itself the savior of the Iraqi people, America convinces people that they can either choose to submit to the will of the United States or kiss any chance of stability goodbye.

3. By perpetuating instability in Iraq, America and the Zionist regime are also trying to lock the country into a vicious cycle of normalizing relations with the Zionist regime. By stoking sectarian and religious unrest, they hope to keep Iraq weak and ensure Zionist security, thereby turning an independent Iraq into a Zionist satellite. This is the key to the U.S. and Zionist strategy in Iraq and the region. The U.S.-Zionist axis believes that including Iraq in the Abraham Peace Accords will guarantee the success of their other objectives. This plan will not be possible without plunging Iraq into chaos, and the mission is currently being carried out through financial firms and Blackwater, who stand in for the U.S. and Zionist regime’s intelligence, financial and media operations.

4. Finally, one of the United States’ strategic priorities is combating the influence of Iran and decreasing its role in Iraq. It hopes to accomplish this by reducing the role of Iran and its allies in Iraq, reinforcing the politically ignorant in Iraq who rely on the U.S., supporting anti-Iranian viewpoints and increasing hostility toward Iran and its allies. But the past few years of confrontation between these arrogant political tendencies and the resistance has shown clearly that the U.S. faces defeat here as well. The Iraqi people have collectively come to understand their political and security situation, and they will not be deceived again.

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