US forces behind anarchy in Iraq: Pak analyst
Islamabad, April 17, IRNA -- A former top ranking official of
Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) alleged on Thursday that
the US was fanning anarchy to achieve its sinister motives in Iraq.
In an interview with "IRNA" here, Colonel (Retd.) Sultan Amir
Imam said that behind fanning chaos and lawlessness, the US wanted to
achieve its well defined "objectives" in Iraq and later in the region.
Amir Imam, an ex-key member of ISI's Strategic Wing, stated
US-led forces, on the one hand were bent upon destruction of
remaining infrastructure across the country. While on the other, he
added, the invaders had occupied Iraq's oil resources.
"It appears, America wants to enslave the people of Iraq for a
long time. With the same objective, conspiracies are already being
hatched to encourage division of the country," he pointed out.
The analyst continued that under a plan, the US would like to
divide Iraq into three parts: One comprising Sunni Muslims, the second
Shiite Muslims and the third Kurds.
Division of Iraq, he noted, could serve America's political and
economic interests in the region in a far better manner for which the
invader could go to any limit.
Taking the United Nations as one of the hurdles in realization of
its designs, Amir Imam stated that the US weakened and bypassed the
world body and also would not tolerate any threat to its interests by
the regional countries.
"American leadership is opposed to any country in the Middle East
and the Persian Gulf that may at some stage pose challenge to Israel,"
he said, adding the action against Iraq and threats to Syria and Iran
were part of the same game plan.
He also cited Hezbollah factor behind US threats to Damascus and
Tehran as Israel considers Hezbollah guerillas as a hurdle to its
Washington would like to see end to Hezbollah threat to Tel Aviv
for which it could subject Syria to aggression, he cautioned and added
such an option would immensely benefit the Zionist regime.
To a question, the analyst maintained that with the invasion of
Iraq, the US had embarked on a plan of action to remove all hurdles
in the way of Israel. He made mention of US support to some elements
that could be handy in realization of its 'objectives'.
However, he cautioned that US always moved quickly to eliminate
all those who provided support to her, making sure there is no clue
available to its conspiracies.
In this context, he mentioned the instance of former Iraqi
President Saddam Hussain, who was encouraged and supported to wage an
eight-year long war with Iran and then to invade Kuwait.
"Saddam was targeted after Washington found he was no more of any
significance to serve its interests," the analyst added.