DOWN WITH ANY ELITE
No Movement in Iraq
Mai, January 28 2005
The influence of the guerrilla on
what happens in Iraq has been too small and too slow.
Elections in the Third World can be
characterised by the words of Thai professor Assadang Panikbatutr:
"The public can no longer afford to let 300 people in Parliament
run the country because these people would choose to walk only the
path that leads them and their cronies to instant
Only a few Iraqi decision-takers have
been attacked but no higher ranking Americans.
Of course the American elite does not
like that thousands of its masspeople are killed but that does
hardly influence its policy. It continues to establish an Iraqi
puppet regime that for a long time must be defended and supported by
an American occupation army. That also many Iraqis die is of less
importance for the highest power.
The means to kill opponents have become more sophisticated, the result is similar as in the Vietnam War when Agent Orange and carpet-bombing was used. It is founded on the idea that resistance will stop when you install the fear that the (male) population will be decimated when resistance continues. This policy has been proved wrong in the past but the elite seems to learn nothing from history.
The guerrilla wants a profound change
in Iraq, something I have named a catastrophe. But change is hardly
possible when the basic conditions for a catastrophe are not met. I
advanced this idea already in the fourth
article in the series Political Catastrophes. The third
condition was that the highest centre of power (in this case of
course the American centre) has to be undermined and weakened will
there ever be a fundamental change. On this point the Iraqi
Yours truly, Joost van Steenis
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