Recolonisation of Iraq : Lessons and Challenges

Wars are nothing but continuation of politics by other means. This old piece of wisdom is true for all wars. But seldom has the political content of a war been as transparent as in the case of the Anglo-American invasion of Iraq. The nauseating Anglo-American excuses – that Iraq under Saddam

Bush’s War Stinks of Hitler’s Politics

It is human nature to look for historical parallels and references. Indeed, a parallel was readily available – Junior Bush’s war could have easily been described as a sequel to ‘Operation Enduring Freedom’ (the post 9/11 global war on terror) or ‘Operation Desert Storm’ (the codename for Gulf War

From ‘Iraq Liberation Act’ to ‘Operation Iraqi Freedom’

Bush’s Iraq war has indeed been in the making for quite some time. For the last several years, the idea of invasion of Iraq was being constantly discussed and debated in American ruling circles. In 1998, the American Congress had even passed an Iraq Liberation Act. There is a clear

The US Quest for Full-Spectrum Dominance

The war on Iraq may fly in the face of every tenet of rudimentary civilised conduct and international law, but the US has already developed a new doctrine to justify not just this one war but any future war of aggression and occupation that may follow. The Iraq war will

Capital Needs Market, Imperialism Needs War

Ever since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the cold war, the Americans have been giving us one fancy hypothesis after another – the end of history, clashes of civilisations, the retreat of nation-states, the information revolution, the new economy, free trade and so on and

Petrodollar Imperialism on the Rampage

There is of course more to the oil story than merely production and consumption. The US had managed to overcome the first oil shock with a combination of measures – diversification of import sources (nearly a third of American oil imports are now from Canada and Mexico), engineering bitter wars

New Turbulence in World Politics

Every time something major happens in America or America goes to war, Washington says the world will never be the same again. While this may be a White House truism reflecting the jaundiced vision of ‘American internationalism’, there is indeed a growing and new turbulence in world politics. Who could have

The Unfolding Anglo-American Agenda in and around Iraq

More than Saddam Hussein, the American imperialists are now looking for his elusive successor. In Jay Garner, they have already got an American viceroy to look after Iraq’s transition to ‘freedom and democracy’. This retired US Army General has got impeccable credentials for the job: he has a very close

Where Do We Go from Here ?

Cynics will of course say that the anti-war movement has failed to stop the war, that France and Germany are now busy to appease the US, that after the fall of Iraq third world governments would now be even more desperate to comply with the American Empire, that secular Iraq