Truth to Power

Grotesque, but believable

Robert Fisk has pulled the shroud off Bush’s Iraq policy and exposed the rotting corpse below. In his latest article “Seen through a Syrian Lens” (UK Independent 4-29-06) Fisk fingers the US as the driving force behind the present “alleged” sectarian violence in Iraq. He’s produced information from a trusted “security source” that America is “desperately trying to provoke a civil war around Baghdad in order to reduce its own military casualties”. It is a charge we’ve heard before but never quite as persuasively as from a veteran journalist who his relied on for “getting it right”.

“I swear to you that we have very good information,” Fisk recounts, “One young Iraqi man told us that he was trained by the Americans as a policeman in Baghdad and he spent 70 per cent of his time learning to drive and 30 per cent in weapons training. They said to him: ‘Come back in a week.’ When he went back, they gave him a mobile phone and told him to drive into a crowded area near a mosque and phone them. He waited in the car but couldn’t get the right mobile signal. So he got out of the car to where he received a better signal. Then his car blew up.”

Americans are sending unsuspecting Iraqis in vehicles to crowded areas, detonating the explosives, and then pinning it on Zarqawi or some other racist invention. </i>

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