Robert Fisk, "All This Talk of Civil
War, and Now This Carnage. Coincidence?," Associated Press, March 3, 2004
Enver Masud, "Basra: Were the 'British'
Undercover Agents Carrying Explosives? Why?," The Wisdom Fund, September
[Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad blamed the United States and Israel
on Thursday for the destruction of a Shiite shrine's golden dome in Iraq,
saying it was the work of "defeated Zionists and occupiers."--"Iran: U.S.,
Israel Destroyed Iraqi Shrine," Associated Press, February 23, 2006]
[My name is Muhammad Al-Samarrai, I own an internet-cafe near the mosque, I
sleep in my shop because I am worry about my computers from thieves.
8,30 (evening) joint forces of Iraqi ING and Americans asked me to stay in
the shop and don't leave the area.
9,00 (evening) they left the area.
11,00 (evening) they came back and started to patrol the area until the
6,00 (next day morning) ING leave the area .
6,30 Americans leave the area .
6,40 first explosion.
6,41 second explosion.
He confirmed again that the curfew starts at 8,00 (evening) until next day
6,00 (morning), INGs and the Americans will surround and patrol the city all
that time.--"The night
before the bombing: Two eyewitnesses," Baghdad Dweller, February 23,
[The shrine that is in Samarra that contains the three bodies of the last,
you know, like the last three Imams was actually controlled by Sunnis and
claimed by Sunnis. The people who run the shrine are Sunnis. And Samarra is
a unique case in the Iraqi history, where there are Sunnis that claim that
they are grandsons of the Prophet Muhammad, and they call themselves
"Sayyid," the same word that the Shia call themselves. So the shrine is not
threatened by Sunnis at all. And like all of the Sunnis, whether they were
Sayyid or not, will be respecting it, because these are the places of the
grandsons of the Prophet.
The irony is that the Imam Al-Askari himself said something before he died.
He said, "my tomb" - or my shrine - "in Samarra will be a refuge for both
Shia and Sunnis in the future."--Raed Jarrar, "Baghdad
Imposes Daytime Curfew as Violence Escalates Following Shiite Mosque
Bombing," democracynow.org, February 23, 2006]
[The last weeks in Iraq have been a PR disaster for the occupiers. . . .
The horrific attack which destroyed much of the Golden Mosque generated
sectarian outrage which led to attacks on over 50 Sunni mosques. Many Sunni
mosques in Baghdad were shot, burnt, or taken over. Three Imams were killed,
along with scores of others in widespread violence.
This is what was shown by western corporate media.
As quickly as these horrible events began, they were called to an end and
replaced by acts of solidarity between Sunni and Shia across Iraq.
This, however, was not shown by western corporate media. . . .
The Sunnis where the first to go to demonstrations of solidarity with Shia
in Samarra, as well as to condemn the mosque bombings. Demonstrations of
solidarity between Sunni and Shia went off over all of Iraq: in Basra,
Diwaniyah, Nasiriyah, Kut, and Salah al-Din.
Thousands of Shia marched shouting anti-American slogans through Sadr City,
the huge Shia slum area of Baghdad, which is home to nearly half the
population of the capital city. Meanwhile, in the primarily Shia city of
Kut, south of Baghdad, thousands marched while shouting slogans against
America and Israel and burning U.S. and Israeli flags.--Dahr Jamail, "Who
Benefits?," Iraq Dispatches, February 24, 2006]
[Hundreds of Iraqis are being tortured to death or summarily executed every
month in Baghdad alone by death
squads working from the Ministry of the Interior, the United Nations'
outgoing human rights chief in Iraq has revealed.
. . . last July the morgue alone received 1,100 bodies, about 900 of which
bore evidence of torture or summary execution. The pattern prevailed
throughout the year until December,
. . . the activities of the death squads are pushing Iraq ever closer to a
sectarian civil war.--Andrew Buncombe and Patrick Cockburn, "Iraq's
death squads: On the brink of civil war," Independent, February 26, 2006]
[Ray McGovern does not rule out Western involvement in this week's Askariya
mosque bombing in light of previous false flag operations that have advanced
hidden agendas of the ruling elite.
During the mid-eighties, McGovern was one of the senior analysts conducting
early morning briefings of the PDB one-on-one with the Vice President, the
Secretaries of State and Defense, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, and the
Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs.--"Former CIA Analyst: Western Intelligence May Be Behind Mosque
Bombing," prisonplanet.com, February 26, 2006]
[Iraq's monumental catastrophe has become routine, shapeless, an incipient
"civil war". Note how the American framework of disaster is now being
portrayed as an Iraqi vs Iraqi war, as if the huge and brutal US occupation
has nothing to do with the appalling violence in Iraq.--Robert Fisk, "Defeat is
victory. Death is life," Independent, February 26, 2006]
[VIDEO: Iraq is not a sectarian society, but a tribal society. People are
intermarried. Shiites and Sunnis marry each other. . . . Some form of
militias and death squads want a civil war. There never has been a civil war
in Iraq. The real question I ask myself is: who are these people who are
trying to provoke the civil war? Now the Americans will say it's Al Qaeda,
it's the Sunni insurgents. It is the death squads. Many of the death squads
work for the Ministry of Interior. Who runs the Ministry of Interior in
Baghdad? Who pays the Ministry of the Interior? Who pays the militia men who
make up the death squads? We do, the occupation authorities.--Robert Fisk,
is trying to provoke a civil war in Iraq," ABC Lateline (Australia),
March 2, 2006]
[Somebody is pushing the country to, you know, to get the option of civil
war. Why? Who is the benefit? . . . I'm Iraqi. And I'm insisting I am Iraqi.
I don't want to use these new titles (Sunni, Shia), have been entered Iraq
after Bremer. When he entered Iraq he put this division for the Iraqi
people. And we refuse it. . . . Oh, my God. Yeah, they are trying to tell
you another story. The reality is there. We are brothers and sisters. We are
Muslim, my dear. This is the identity of the nation. We are Muslim. But they
are trying to divide the people, to go to the sub-identity, to make a cause
of fighting or to provoke the people against each other. And we refuse
it.--Faiza Al-Araji, "Iraqi
Women Make Rare Trip to U.S. to Tell Their Stories of Life Under
Occupation," democracynow.org, March 6, 2006]
Ali Rifat and Hamoudi Saffar, "Saddams
pilots hunted down by death squads," Sunday Times, April 9, 2006
[ . . . the Salvador Option has been invoked in Iraq. This is the
campaign of terror by death squads armed and trained by the US, which attack
Sunnis and Shias alike. The goal is the incitement of a real civil war and
the break-up of Iraq, the original war aim of Bush's administration. The
ministry of the interior in Baghdad, which is run by the CIA, directs the
principal death squads. Their members are not exclusively Shia, as the myth
goes. The most brutal are the Sunni-led Special Police Commandos, headed by
former senior officers in Saddam's Ba'ath Party. This unit was formed and
trained by CIA "counter-insurgency" experts, including veterans of the CIA's
terror operations in central America in the 1980s, notably El Salvador. . . .
The Boston Globe recently reported: "The FBI's counter-terrorism unit has
launched a broad investigation of US-based theft rings after discovering
that some of the vehicles used in deadly car bombings in Iraq, including
attacks that killed US troops and Iraqi civilians, were probably stolen in
the United States, according to senior government officials." --John Pilger,
Option," New Statesman, May 3, 2006]
[According to a report by Amnesty International, which investigated the
sales, the US government arranged for the delivery of at least 200,000
Kalashnikov machine guns from Bosnia to Iraq in 2004-05. But though the
weaponry was said to be for arming the fledgling Iraqi military, there is no
evidence of the guns reaching their recipient.--Ian Traynor, "US
in secret gun deal," Guardian, May 12, 2006]
Ellen Knickmeyer, "Official: Guard Force Is Behind Death Squads,"
Washington Post, October 14, 2006
[Insurgents today blew up the two minarets of the famous Golden Dome Shiite
shrine in Samarra--"Explosions
destroy Shia shrine minarets," Independent, June 13, 2007]
Steve Watson, "Iraqis
Accuse U.S. Of Bombing Shrine," Prison Planet, June 13, 2007
VIDEO: "Crying Wolf:
Who is behind the Death Squads in Iraq," deconstructingiraq.org