Beth Baumann Dec 26, 2018
Political leaders and lawmakers in Iraq are upset with President Donald Trump over his impromptu visit with U.S. troops on Wednesday. They say that his visit is a "violation of Iraq’s sovereignty" and Trump's meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi was canceled because the two couldn't agree on a location, Reuters reported. Trump wanted to meet at the Ain al-Asad military base but Abdul Mahdi refused.
Both wings of the parliament agreed on one thing: they didn't like how President Trump visited Iraq.
The leader of the Islah parliamentary bloc, Sabah al Saadi, called for an emergency parliamentary meeting “to discuss this blatant violation of Iraq’s sovereignty and to stop these aggressive actions by Trump who should know his limits: The U.S. occupation of Iraq is over.”
The Bina bloc, which is led by Iran-backed militia leader Hadi al-Amiri, had similar sentiments about Trump's visit............To Read More.....
My Take - This is just one more example of how there's no way to fix the Middle East. Nation building will not work in Islamic nations. The nation building we undertook after WWII with Germany and Japan was clearly a one on thing. In most of the world, especially the Middle East, there's no way to bring actual democracy to these people because as soon as they get the right to vote they vote in the very same kind of people that were forced out militarily. It's been that way forever and as long as Islam exists, it will continue to be that way forever.
No matter what the Neo-cons think these people aren't just waiting to bust out and be just like Americans. American republican democracy is unique in all of world history, and the social paradigms that mold the actions of the world's peoples aren't in any way harmonious to the foundational social paradigms of Americans. We really do need to get that!
The only solution is to keep them over there, keep them isolated, keep them poor and keep them unarmed as much as possible. Eventually they'll destroy themselves. In days gone by one strong nation could conquer the rest, as was done by the Ottoman Turks. But that's not possible now with modern communications, transportation and weaponry. The Muslim world is sharply divided beyond repair. Each sect thinks it represents Allah as "True Islam", making all the rest heretics. Sharia law demands they kill heretics.
There's no love lost between Muslims and other Muslims. These are medieval tribal societies with modern trappings. All the violence that's been going on between them, and all other peoples of the world, is testimony to the fact that Islam exists to bring hatred, intolerance, murder, rape, theft and tyranny to the world in the name of Allah. And that must continue until the whole world submits to Allah.
The problem is they don't agree what that means. If you decide to convert, but you pick the wrong sect to follow, then you're not following “True Islam”, and therefore you’ve not submitted to Allah. That means you need to be killed as a heretic, and the instability and violence would continue.
We really do need to get that because it’s history and that history is incontestable.