Iraq Update

October 7, 2016

The U.S. government is responding to the ever-growing resistance of the Iraqi people by escalating its war of aggression.

U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced on 9/28 that the U.S. will send about 600 more American soldiers. Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi confirmed the latest maneuver in a statement which read, “American President Barack Obama was consulted on a request from the Iraqi government for a final increase in the number of trainers and advisers under the umbrella of the international coalition in Iraq.”

With the logic of the slavemaster, Obama insists that anyone who resists the subjugation and dictates of U.S. imperialism is a “terrorist” and that U.S. imperialism will use its military might to impose its will on the Iraqi people. 

From the beginning, the U.S. military has used devastating weapons against civilians, targeted the economic infrastructure of the country, relied on the Hitlerite method of collective reprisals with the hope of terrorizing the people, subjugating them and establishing its own colonial rule in the country.

But just as the people in Mosul continue to defend their city and their lives, so too, all across Iraq the people are rising in struggle against U.S. occupation.

Throughout the year, popular uprisings have developed in dozens of cities across the country. Demonstrations, strikes, public meetings, relief efforts and other actions are also being organized to support the popular uprisings.