- Nearly Half Of Iraqis Say US Is Destabilizing Iraq To “Control Its Natural Resources”
(ANONHQ) In 2003 President Bush and the United States military invaded the country of Iraq to liberate the people from an oppressive dictator and instill Democracy. 13 years later now, almost 5 years since the last combat troops were withdrawn from the country, the region still suffers from unspeakable violence and the success of a democratic voting systems have been limited. Recently a series of polls have been presented to the citizens and children of the Iraq essentially asking: What do you think of the USA? The results are disheartening.
The first study we will be observing comes straight from the US State Department and concluded in October of 2015. According to an official statement, the purported goal of the study was meant to determine “how well the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad was implementing the sixth of nine directives from the Obama White House’s strategy to counter ISIS, namely, ‘Exposing [ISIS’s] True Nature.” According to the results of the study, Iraqis are “aware of the Islamic State’s true nature” and hold “unfavorable views of ISIS and oppose its goals and tactics, with no significant variation across religious sects and ethnic groups.” However 40% of all Iraqi’s believe that the United States is trying to “destabilize Iraq and control its natural resources.” Another 33% of pollsters from Iraq believe the United States “supports terrorism in general, or ISIS specifically.”