"The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State."
Joseph Goebbels, Hitler's Minister of Propaganda
IRAQ: made-in-usa 'civil war' to divide the nation -- "Under this plan Iraq would cease to exist"
Iraq 'war' began under Clinton
After the 1991Gulf War, led by the U.S., the UK, and other major imperialist powers maintained a policy of “containment” towards Iraq including numerous, calculatedly crushing economic sanctions to destroy its highly developed infrastructure, economy and strength. In October 1998, the U.S. began to shift from containment towards “regime change,” with President Clinton's "Iraq Liberation Act. This escalated tp full-bore, unprovoked military aggression with the judicial selection of G. W. Bush in the 2000 'elections'.
'CONTAINMENT PLUS', Madeleine Albright : "Cohen comes with plans to divide up Iraq..."
March 11, 1999
U.S. Secretary of Defense William Cohen's just concluded six-nation tour of the Persian Gulf states led editorial pages in many Arab papers and received some attention from South Asian media as well. A New Delhi analyst concluded that Secretary Cohen's two-fold "mission to sell arms and the administration's new policy on Iraq" was successful on the former, but failed on the latter. Some in the Arab world worried...that the Cohen tour, together with the recent visit by another U.S. official, Assistant Secretary of State Martin Indyk, marks a shift in U.S. policy "from the planning to the implementation phase regarding the future of Iraq" and urged that Arabs "not allow the American schemes to materialize and...not be partners in the destruction and partition of Iraq." ...