20 Apr, 2021

The American invasion of the Arab countries and the plunder of their wealth

For decades, the United States has worked to create an appropriate climate for investment in terrorism and to make it a means and excuse for waging wars, creating crises and interfering in the affairs of sovereign states, especially after the attacks of September 11, 2001, with the aim of achieving its ambitions and the interests of the Israeli occupation entity in the region.

The politics of wars and occupation:
The United States foreign policy in the Middle East is rooted back to the barbarian wars in the eighteenth century in the early years of the existence of the United States of America, but it became more widespread in the aftermath of the Second World War.  American policy during the Cold War attempted to block the influence of the Soviet Union by supporting anti-communist regimes and supporting Israel against the Arab states sponsored by the Soviets.  The United States also came to replace the United Kingdom, which was the main security sponsor for the Arab Gulf states in the 1960s and 1970s, in order to ensure a stable flow of Gulf oil.

Nearly sixty years ago, the United States sent combat forces to the Middle East for the first time. These forces landed in Beirut on July 1958. Since that time the era of American wars, which now seems endless in the region, ushered in the era of interventions, thefts and occupation.

Gamal Abdel Nasser:
 The charismatic Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser was the biggest American’s opponent in the region.  In early 1958, Egypt and Syria united to form the United Arab Republic, which Arab nationalists hoped would lead to the unification of the Arabs.  Since that day, the American administration has been spreading its poison against Syria which tilted to the East.  Now Washington is working day and night to steal Syrian as well as Iraqi wealth and oil wells while it claims that it is fighting terrorism there.

The United States is operating particularly in the Arab region and generally in the world as a state that is above international law, by using a purely imperialist colonial military style. The international silence over its crimes over the decades has given it a firm conviction that the logic of military force alone is its way to survival and hegemony, then the economy and the dominance of the dollar and its extended companies across the world come in the second rank.

On the other hand, the United States overtly and covertly supports terrorist organizations to destroy several countries and steal their wealth, and in parallel it imposes sanctions on them to deprive their people of the basic necessities of life in one of the most "cruel and barbaric" wars.

The plunder of Syrian wealth:
America is transferring its soldiers from Iraq to Syria to steal the Syrian oil from the Syrian people and send the oil to another place. Some may be surprised by the US piracy policy, even though Donald Trump said it clearly: We want oil, permitting his forces to acquire Syrian oil.  In Iraq, he publicly demanded that the price of the war against him be paid and the cost of dismantling the military bases before their departure.

Sometimes the United States have to circumvent direct theft .  For example, in Syria, companies such as Delta Crescent Energy-American company- contracted with the "SDF" forces to extract and sell Syrian oil, and with this contract they found a way out of the embarrassment caused by Trump's statements about his country's right to seize Syrian oil.

Iraq invasion:
Iraq’s operation was the largest robbery in contemporary history.  It began with an invasion and comprehensive military control carried out by America between March 20, 2003 and December 18, 2011, under the pretext of possessing weapons of mass destruction, which led to the overthrow of Saddam Hussein's regime and the fatal human losses estimated at a million dead, wounded, millions of displaced persons, and material losses of trillions of dollars.

Several reports stated about the incitement to the invasion of Iraq through the officials of large American oil companies, including, for example, the Halliburton Oil Group, which Dick Cheney, the US Vice President at that time, was managing until 2000. Indeed, the US Department of Defense (the Pentagon) granted Halliburton without promoting two different tender offers  in November 2003: the first with $ 7 billion to rehabilitate the Iraqi oil infrastructure and supply refined oil products in Iraq, and the second to provide logistical support to US forces in the Middle East and Central Asia worth 8.6 billion dollars.

British government documents revealed a strong relationship between oil companies, institutions, and the process of the invasion of Iraq, and stated that plans to exploit the Iraqi oil reserves were discussed between government officials and among major international oil companies, especially the British (including Shell, BP and BG) a year before the date of the invasions of Iraq.

As for the theft and looting of Iraqi antiquities, it has not stopped since the beginning of the US invasion in 2003. The media has always revealed that dozens of important archaeological sites scattered throughout Iraq have been exposed to piracy and theft of their priceless antiques and collections.  The American forces also provide specialized Jewish groups and archaeological excavation teams from America and Europe the opportunity to search and excavate those archaeological sites that are considered the first citizens of civilization.

Conclusion: The US government, through its successive administrations, does not cease to show itself as the protector of freedom and human rights, but the present and the past proves completely the opposite of that. It is still recording the most heinous types of human and economic crimes, and the theft of peoples' wealth.