Every now and then, in a show of power, military clashes occur in Iraq between each of America on the one hand, and Iran through its militias in Iraq on the other hand. These clashes climaxed when America assassinated Qassem Soleimani, Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis, and others in an aerial bombardment at Baghdad International Airport.
The history of American imperialist practices and policies in Iraq is the history of war crimes, destruction and occupation, the history of starvation, the economic blockade and the use of deadly weapons against a people that is thousands of kilometers away, the history of massacres and unleashing of terrorist monsters like Al Qaeda and ISIS, to kill in Iraq and the region.
America’s grip over the plight of the masses in Iraq for many years and its military interventions have meant nothing other than imposing the harshest material and moral retreat on these masses, economic and social misery through its neo-liberal policies, demolishing the civil structure of society and creating conditions for the enslavement of women and dividing the society according to sects and ethno-sectarian “components” and establishing and strengthening the political, sectarian and nationalist quota system.
This latest American arrogance is another of the crimes that it has practiced inside Iraq for years and is a flagrant violation of the so-called independent sovereignty of Iraq within the contexts of the bourgeois world order.
The Islamic Republic of Iran, which represents the regime of executions, killings and slavery, the regime of counter-revolution that has been oppressing the masses for more than four decades, is the bulwark of political Islam in the Middle East region and one of its most powerful terrorist forces. The crimes of this regime and its forces, and the crimes of the “Quds Force” that was led by Qassem Soleimani against the masses in Iran, Iraq and the region are countless.
The attempts of the Iran- linked Iraqi militia forces to exploit the situation and attack US military positions, are extensions of those reactionary policies and the objectives of the Iranian regime. Similarly, these are the objectives of the Iraqi militia forces in order to stifle the uprising
American imperialism and the Iranian regime and their extensions inside Iraq are the staunchest enemies of the October Uprising and every liberation movement in this country. The ruling militia parties in Iraq, with the contribution of Iran, want to eliminate the uprising by militarising the situation directly, and America wants to take advantage of the conditions resulting from the militarisation of the situation to terminate the uprising and change the balance of power within the authority in its favour and in the interests of the forces associated with it.
Among the main goals of this uprising and its vision at the outset and remains to be, the end of the interference of these two states and other regional states in the political life of Iraq and topple the parties of the current regime and its forces that are linked by dozens of ties with this or that of these two countries and the rest of the regional states. The adoption of the intifadha to this political vision and this goal has become a necessity for the victory of the current intifadha.
People of Iraq,
Masses of the uprising
The risks of Iraq slipping into the military clashes, and confrontations between these two reactionary poles and the deterioration of the security situation in Iraq has intensified with America’s assassination of one of the heads of the Iranian Islamic regime inside Iraqi territories.
The greatest safeguard against the collapse of the security situation in Iraq is through enhancing the will of the uprising masses, the continuation of the uprising, the expansion of its social base, and the strengthening of its forces and social streams throughout the country.
While the Organisation of Communist Alternative in Iraq (OCAI) strongly condemns all military and terrorist actions of both America and Iran inside Iraq, it is fighting hand in hand with the rising masses in Iraq to save the society from their interference and expel their military forces from Iraq.
Also, in the midst of these developments and events, it fights with great determination and strength to advance the uprising and organise its forces and the forces of the masses in Iraq in the revolutionary mass councils. The way to get rid of all the current conditions is to move towards the victory of the uprising and achieve its social and political goals of wellbeing, freedom, work and equality for all.
The Organisation of Communist Alternative in Iraq
January 3, 2020
Translated from Arabic to English by Shirin Abdulla