Many on the left are understandably jubilant at the attacks on the US embassy in Iraq. After all, the illegal and immoral occupation of Iraq by the United States is one of the biggest crimes of the 21st century. It has lead to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and the destruction of the country. The United States has been meddling in Iraq since nearly a century. It planted Saddam Hussain, used him to launch a ruinous war against Iran, encouraged him to invade Kuwait that lead to the first destructive Gulf War. Which was also built on False data.
The Perfidy of United States in Iraq obviously does not end here. After bombing Iraq for nearly a decade with reduced Uranium missiles, the United States invaded Iraq in 2003 on the basis of false evidence.
And after failing to stabilize Iraq, the United States oversaw the invasion of Iraq and Syria by ISIS. So there is plenty of reason for Iraqis to hate the illegal US occupation of Iraq.
However, today’s events represent the proxy war between the United States and Iranian political Islam.
Iraq is not the victor of today’s events which worsen the ongoing US vs Iran proxy war that is being fought on Iraqi territory.
One of the tragic but intended consequences of disastrous US imperialism worldwide is the oxygen that it provides to Political Islam. This version of Islam is actually a subversion of the core beliefs and reduces religion to a power grab. It is similar to Evangelicalism, Zionism and Hindutva.
Iranian political Islam seeks to dominate the region. It’s core tenants ensure that it is most destructive to Shia Muslims worldwide. Iranian political Islam encourages coercion and fascism to bend Shia Muslims worldwide to the political aspirations of an elite section of clergy and military.
Essentially, it reduces non-Iranian Shia Muslims as Fifth columnists in the eyes of the Takfiri terrorists and endangers their lives. Iranian political Islam, far from being a savior, is actually an existential issue for Shia Muslims.
Significant Grand Marajas of Shia Islam have not accepted the Iranian political theory. The destabilizing of Iraq serves the twin evils of global US imperialism and its secular counterpart, the Iranian political Islam theory.