Sunday, 19 August 2012
WASHINGTON — When President Obama announced last month that he was barring a Baghdad bank from any dealings with the American banking system, it was a rare acknowledgment of a delicate problem facing the administration in a country that American troops just left: for months, Iraq has been helping Iran skirt economic sanctions imposed on Tehran because of its nuclear program....
Posted on 08/19/2012 11:54 AM by Rebecca Bynum
19 Aug 2012
Time to revisit what Sir Winston Churchill said to PM Lloyd George in a letter from Mesopotamia on 1 September 1922:
"I am deeply concerned about Iraq. The task you have given me is becoming impossible. Our forces are reduced now to very slender proportions. The Turkish menace has got worse; Feisal is playing the fool, if not the knave...
"At present we are paying eight millions [in 1922 pounds - CM] a year for the privilege of living on an ungrateful volcano out of which we are in no circumstances to get anything worth having..".
From Martin Gilbert, 'Winston S Churchill IV: Companion Volume, Part 3, London 1977, pp 1973-74.
That was what Churchill called Islamic Iraq, in September 1922, almost exactly 90 years ago - "an ungrateful volcano".
Would anyone dare to dispute the obvious: that Iraq is for the Americans today precisely what it was for the British in 1922?
And, moreover, that every other Islamic entity on which any non-Muslim power has lavished 'aid' and/ or to which any non-Muslim power has attempted to bring a modicum of public order, or with which such non-Muslim powers have attempted to make alliance, could not be similarly described?
"An ungrateful volcano".
Islamic Iraq. Islamic Afghanistan. The 'Palestinian' Arab entities, overwhelmingly Muslim. Islamic Indonesia. Islamic Egypt. Islamic Malaysia. Islamic Pakistan, and Islamic Bangladesh, and Islamic Turkey. And other countries might like to mention also their Muslim-majority provinces or regions, and in this day and age, too, the suburbs and towns within which legal or illegal 'immigrant' Muslims have settled and where said Muslims make endless demands, and emit endless complaints, and constantly erupt into explosions of violence.
Ungrateful volcanoes, all: Sinkiang and the southern Philippines and southern Thailand, and the Caucasus, and Kashmir...and the Mohammedan-dominated banlieues of many a city in France, and the growing, and seething, Mohammedan enclaves in the USA and Canada and Australia.