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Book Review: “To Understand Iraq” %D9%85%D8%B8%D9%81%D8%B1

The book highlights the full course of Iraqi history, old and new, and presents the importance of Iraq to the West, especially Britain and the United States of America by asking important questions about Iraq, and the reasons that made Iraq the focus of the world, and its characteristics that distinguish it from other countries of the world.

How can we understand Iraq ?! A question that often comes to mind, as the knowledge of events and incidents comes in its historical context and followed through time, is a key factor in our perception of the present, and in order to understand its social dimensions must be hollow deep.
The question… Why is Iraq so important ?!

The answer is that there are many reasons, including the geopolitical position of Iraq, in addition to that Iraq has a huge oil wealth, and that the production of Iraqi oil is the least expensive in the world, and to ensure the continuation of the flow of oil from the Middle East at affordable prices, has been a fundamental goal of the US government for half a century For some time, oil was one of the reasons that led Iraq to occupy a prominent position.

It is interesting that the first oil wars of the twentieth century took place on the soil of Iraq. In order to protect the Anglo-Persian Oil Company and the Abadan Refinery, at the beginning of World War I, the British Empire sent the Indian army to the region to capture Basra and Iraq in the The campaign of Mesopotamia, which lasted four years and according to the author Antony Cave Brown in his book: "Oil .. God .. Gold," the British colonial forces lost 252 thousand soldiers killed, captured and injured Which reflects how important Britain was to the Gulf Rute oil.

It is also interesting that the last oil campaigns launched by the new American empire in the early twenty-first century against Iraq and its territory, and the US authorities had prepared a detailed plan to seize Arab oil in the early seventies of the last century, whether through oil companies or In World War II, the US Fleet Command wrote a memorandum to US President Roosevelt, including a proposal to seize Saudi Aramco's oilfields as a reserve.
 Offshore oil became a vital US interest. Prior to World War I, the British navy acquired the bulk of the ownership of the Anglo-Persian Oil Company, renamed BP.
In fact, the West, especially the United States, is seeking to establish a permanent American presence in the Middle East, believing that this is the oil that drives military power and supports the national budget, and raises international policies. It has become a determining factor in national security and global power issues.

The key to national security in the political perception behind the current US policy on Iraq lies in global domination and control of all potential competitors. The United Nations is capable of deploying its military power everywhere and at any time, but it must control the main sources, including oil, Gulf oil and Iraq in particular.

With the decline in oil production in Alaska and the oceans, the US administration sees Iraq's oil as an available and cheap source. It does not cost a barrel to produce more than $ 1.5, which makes Iraqi oil the cheapest production and the highest quality in the world.

The reason for the sudden rush to Iraq, and Bush's rush to take the decision to war, despite the opposition of most countries in the world, related to what experts called the "peak oil", and the timing and speed of decision-making war due to the severe shock received by US political plans Caspian oil, where American dreams of finding huge oil reserves to compensate for the dependence on Middle East oil, even temporarily.

In fact, some hawks in the Pentagon have spoken openly that the war on Iraq is for oil, not disarming Iraq's alleged weapons of mass destruction. "Let's look at it simply," said Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Woolotz in an interview in Singapore on June 31, 2003. … We had no other choice but Iraq, a country floating on a sea of ​​oil. ”

"It's the key to the Middle East," says the priest, GT Parfitt, one of those English men who were drawn to the East.

“There is no doubt that the land of Iraq is the richest in the world,” says Sir Mark Sykes, the British government's top adviser on Middle East affairs at the time.

In the view of the British researchers that Iraq can achieve a degree of fertility unprecedented, and unprecedented in history, so Iraq stands at a historic juncture and a critical juncture, where all the attention of the world, whether in the past or present now, it is inevitable that It plays its historical, economic, political and social role, and the United States and the West, led by Britain, are the first to realize this fact and understand the importance of Iraq regionally, Arably and internationally. The fateful that Iraqis should "be reckoned with In the Cold War against the Soviet Union, this step set the stage for the 1958 coup.

The other question asked by the author: What is Iraq? Iraq, like its people, is characterized by diversity and contrast, but it is united. The year 1921 is close to 172,000 square miles, and this area is slightly more than California and slightly less than Texas.

The bottom line is that Iraq and Iraqis, whatever the circumstances and conditions, were and will remain an important factor for the economy of the whole world and stability and safety, and remain as unified as it was.

What distinguishes Iraq? In other words, what makes Iraq different from Mexico, France, Russia, and other countries? The answer is in its history and the characteristics that distinguish it in particular are echoes of the oldest times involving trends, attitudes, fears and hopes, and even when Iraqis do not know their history, they are driven by and responsive to him.

For thousands of years, Iraq has been sporadically a rich and creative society, but its flurries of great civilization flourished through tragic disasters, foreign invasions, massive destruction, local authoritarian regimes, population explosions, epidemics, famines and genocide of the Iraqi people. It has a distinct resilience to adversity, but is now exhausted by fierce attacks. Iraq today is a wounded society.

The question posed by the author in this context: the country who will be Iraq? Will he be an American in some form of domination under an Iraqi leader installed by America? Will he be a Shiite under a fundamentalist Islamic government? Or will it be a Sunni Arab secular system? Will it be a guided democracy or a dictatorship under a dominant military commission, or under one man's leadership? Or will it be a state under the mandate of the United Nations? Will it be one, two or three countries? All of these possibilities are possible, and the one that will be the strongest will be decided by the long extension of the Iraqi experience and the currents that are beginning to form and are already formed.
The coming days will determine….
Scriptwriter: William Polk

Translation: Abdel Hay Yahya Zalloum 

Presentation: Muzaffar Al-Qusairi

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