As the NZDF gets caught out lying and covering up an Afghan war crime, (on top of the allegations we passed civilians to known torture units and the fog of war events at the Battle of Baghak), isn’t it time to ask why we are still in Iraq training Iraqi soldiers?
Let’s remember, there was never a justifiable reason to invade Iraq, there were no weapons of mass destruction and Saddam Hussein posed no threat to the West. America manipulated the grief created by 9/11 to justify a war that was never justifiable. The obscene million+ who died and the jaw dropping cost of $2.4Trillion to prop up a corrupt Government is tragic enough, but as the Iraqi Army now turns on its own citizens, we need to ask why we are still in Iraq.
NZ soldiers have so far trained 46 000 Iraqi soldiers, the very same Iraqi soldiers who have this month opened fire on protesting Iraqi citizens…
At least 18 people have been killed and 800 wounded in Iraq when masked security forces opened fire on protesters in the Shia holy city of Karbala on Tuesday, security officials have said.
The overnight attack targeted a protest camp erected in the city’s Education Square just 2km from the famed Imam Hussein Shrine, according to witnesses.
Video footage reportedly taken at the scene and shared online showed demonstrators running for cover, as a constant volley of machine gunfire crackled in the background.
…so why the fuck are we, a liberal progressive nation, training the soldiers of a corrupt country that is now using those soldiers to open fire on their own protesting civilians?
Can someone explain why we are helping train a military force that is now turning on its own people?
How much blood are we prepared to be bathed in by our association with this madness?