British Are Coming, British Are Fleeing
I know and most of the Arab world knows, how the Americans and British people are fond of adventures? For example, an Arab individual whom his main concern is to have a rest whenever he is free, can't understand foreign people desire to climb mountains and even lose their lives for this goal, or to go o the middle east for tourism though they know that it is full of moslem extremists and get killed there?
It is the same with the British soldiers mission in Iraq, the Iraqis till now, do not understand why did the British come to Iraq and why they decided to flee now?
Why would a British soldier leave his England where he can have a bottle of wine or glass of beer in one hand and a girlfriend in the other and go to a primitive place like Iraq to be surrounded by Sadder loyalties shouting all the time, " Bush is telling Blair, Be careful of Sayed Sadder," a shout a British soldier would need 100 year to understand its vague meaning.
When you ask a British person about Britain adventure in Iraq, he will tell you that he did his best to stop the war by marching in a one million demonstration against the war and put the blame on Blair.
Moreover, if you have the chance to sit with British and American journalists together, you will listen to a very silly conversation between the two of them, the British journalist who writes every day in his newspaper about the invasion and its crimes, feels proud over his American colleague out of his belief that the British soldiers in the south behave better with the Iraqis than the Americans and that people in the south are in love with them!!!!!!!! Something absolutely absurd.
But the big question most of the Iraqis is asking is, why Britain with all its history in colonilization, in a way it used to be called literary, " The empire in which the sun never disappear," would accept to be a follower to the US in such a humiliating way and go to the quagmire of Iraq?
I asked this question to an Iraqi nationalist and his answer was like that, Britain is the leader of colonization in the world over the history and in fact the US learned colonization from the British, so British are the masters and the Americans are their followers.
When the US consulted the British about the invasion of Iraq, the British found it a good chance to remind the world that they are the masters of colonization and that the Americans are only stupid imitators, and with their old experience in Iraq, they knew that Iraq would be the best trap for the Americans that they would regret it all over their history.
So, they say ”Yes” to America but with a condition to be in the south of Iraq cause they knew that this part of Iraq is inhabited by Shiite who were ready to make an alliance with the devil to get rid of Saddam Hussein, and to be close to the wells of oil in Basra and Umara.
If the US are little bit smart they would ask the British to go for few months to the western part of Iraq, God only knows what would happen to the British soldiers and how their behaviour would be with the Sunni people there?
In Summer of 2004, some of the British forces came to the Death triangle inhabited by Sunnis, the first day they arrived six British soldiers killed all together in one attack, after few weeks the British went back to the south.
After four years, the entire world became aware of the big disaster created by the invasion and the scale of the damage cause to the Iraqis on all levels and after the US loss of all its credit in the Arab world if not all over the world, the British think that their mission is accomplished and they can flee now and leave the Americans to find a solution for their dilemma in Iraq.
The most interesting thing, the nationalist added that the British claim that they have spent 52 million pound for reconstruction in the south within a campaign is called “Sindibad” which from its name you can understand that it is imaginary cause Sindibad himself is one of the imaginary characters of 1001 night stories.
If you go the south of Iraq and this is by the admission of the British newspapers, you can not find any trace of this construction apart of planting some palm trees here and refurbishing some schools there and in fact you would accept that claim though you know that the oil in the south is more than the drinking water there and it is under the control of the British and they can play with it as they like.
But, let us forget about reconstruction and think about the legacy left by the British in the south, do not ask a Moslem woman about the situation there but ask Christian and see what she would tell you while she is wearing her scarf and planning to leave in fear of all Shiite militia gathered there and terrifying anybody stand against them.
Basra now is an Iranian city where you can find pictures of Khomeini and Khamini’i and thousands of Iranian books, in fact the original people there are complaining that the city is losing its Arab identity and even woman hijab is an Iranian not as the well known Iraqi hijab style.
The simplest dream for the people in Basra, they thought the British would accomplish for them is to have a hospital for the children there but over four years now,though million of dollars have been looted for a huge project to build such a hospital, people can not see one brick of this project on the ground.
The people are asking there, “ Did the British come to Basra to pave the way for the Iranians to occupied the South of Iraq supported by its Iraqi allies and after doing this mission in the most perfect way, now they are fleeing? Thanks alot for that, dear Brits, we are so grateful to you."