Mustafa Kaya: "Saddam's prophecy"

Mustafa Kaya: "Saddams prophecy"
Date: 15.9.2020 16:30

Milli Gazete columnist Mustafa Kaya writes on September 11 anniversary. Here is the full article.

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Last Friday, September 11, 2001 was the 19th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center (Twin Towers) by passenger planes. Although the general acceptance defines what happened as terrorism, even within the USA, the discussions are still not over today. According to some serious circles, those attacks were organized by those who wanted to determine the foreign policy of the United States and to "Force God to Doomsday". They persistently continue to voice these allegations. The discussions do not seem to end that easily.
As it is known, 3 thousand people died in the Twin Towers on September 11, according to official figures. America's image suffered a great loss. America invaded Afghanistan and Iraq citing those attacks. A different America emerged, both at home and abroad.
The US President of the time, George W. Bush, made the "Crusade". Nebil Shaat, who was the Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs at the time and was also the chief negotiator, said to Bush, whom they met in Sharm el Sheik, Egypt, four months after the invasion of Iraq; “God told me,‘ George! He said go, fight the terrorists in Afghanistan, "I went. 'George! He said "end the despotism in Iraq," I finished. Now I feel God is telling me, "Go establish a state for the Palestinians, secure the Israelis, bring peace to the Middle East." He claimed that I will do what he says with God's permission”. Again, Anthony Charles Lynton Blair, the British Prime Minister of the time and his most important supporter in these invasions, was not different from Bush. Years later he wrote in a letter to George W. Bush in July 2002 that "I am with you, no matter what," he came up with the Chilcot Report questioning the occupation of Iraq in his country.
Tony Blair was accused of giving unconditional support to Bush "without being sure of the existence of weapons of mass destruction" and was held responsible for the death of British soldiers. He had to apologize when it turned out that there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
With all this, let's come to the prophecy of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, who was executed after the invasion. I read this news in Habertürk's interview with journalist Benan Kepsutlu by Kürşat Oğuz from Habertürk. Kepsutlu kept the archives of the news he had made since 2005, and years later important clues about what happened at that time came to light. He also published them in a book called "Confessions Hidden in the Archive". According to Kepsutlu, Saddam used a statement saying "After the first bomb of the USA falls on Iraq, nothing will be the same for the Middle East and the USA".
Of course, Iraq under Saddam is not the subject of this article. Therefore, we can say the following, leaving the evaluations on that subject to another time; Indeed, nothing has been the same in this region since then. One Saddam left, but thousands of Saddams came. Turkey has directly affected the whole and not in a safer condition than yesterday. At least 2 million people died in Iraq. Today, nobody can talk about a monolithic Iraq anymore. Then, with the Arab Spring process, Syria suffered the same Iraq.
On the other hand, another piece of news hit the agencies just these days, which coincides with the anniversary of September 11th. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with the Afghan delegation in Doha, the capital of Qatar, with the Head of the Political Affairs Bureau of the Taliban, Molla Birader, and the accompanying Taliban delegation. Regarding Pompeo's talks, US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said, "The initiation of peace negotiations is a historic moment in the Afghan peace process and an important step to advance President Trump's South Asia Strategy." In other words, America always has interests at the center. Occupied, peaceful, all of these are done to protect these interests.
As a result, we can express; 19 years have passed since September 11. Many "prophecies", including important predictions, as in Saddam's words, have come true. Since "America's first bomb fell on Iraq", as a region, we are getting stuck more and more every day. Since then, the news from the Baghdad, Basra have not been heartwarming. If the minds can't handle, we'll continue to hear even worse news.


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