Tuesday, 25 March 2008
Attack on Basra
What is behind the today's attack on Basra by the Iraq government? Assuming that the OK has been given by the US government and with the British longing for resistance in the south to be finally crushed (by someone other that British troops) this is likely to be linked directly to the moves to privatise the oil fields of Iraq. Sami Ramadani provides some early analysis of what is going on in his piece on the Guardian website. BTW most of the comments seem to be analysis-free. What does seem to be the pattern now is for the occuppiers to use one bunch of thugs against another before those thugs are in turn attacked by another. The US/UK spin machines have yet to explain how this method will build either peace or democracy.