U.S. proposed “security pact” with iraq

the u.s. government is trying to get the iraqi government to sign a “security pact” by the end of july.

here are a few of the provisions… it:

  • grants the U.S. long-term rights to maintain over 50 military bases in their California-sized country
  • allows the U.S. to strike any other country from within Iraqi territory without the permission of the Iraqi government
  • allows the U.S. to conduct military activities in Iraq without consulting with the local government
  • allows U.S. forces to arrest any Iraqi without consulting with Iraqi authorities
  • extends to U.S. troops and contracters immunity from Iraqi law
  • gives U.S. forces control of Iraqi airspace below 29,000ft.
  • places the Iraqi Defense, Interior and National Security ministries, under American supervision for ten years
  • gives the U.S. responsibility for Iraqi armament contracts for ten years

read more here: counterpunch.org



One response to “U.S. proposed “security pact” with iraq

  1. Ridiculous. Don’t sign it, Iraq! This is the kind of treaty you force on a defeated enemy, not a “liberated” nation. So we liberate them in 2002 only to rule them for 16 years? Talk about imperialism. The sooner we get the fuck out of there, the sooner the terrorist vacuum will disappear and the sooner they’ll return to stability. PS – WHY IS IT SO FUCKING HARD TO SECURE SUCH A SMALL COUNTRY?! And 50 bases? Holy Hanna. 50 bases = $50 billion for taxpayers. Time to go libertarian, I guess (even though they don’t like universal healthcare).

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