Today marks the 10 year anniversary of the start of the Iraq war. Ten years of unprecedented violence and large scale massacres of civilians in a region possessing the world's second largest known oil reserves. This was an illegal war of aggression based on false evidence, fabrication and an unrelenting propaganda campaign. There were of course no weapons of mass destruction, no links to Al Qaeda. There was also no legal case...the invasion and attack was without sanction from the United Nations Security Council.
Before the 2003 invasion, Iraq's domestic oil industry was fully nationalised and closed to Western oil companies. A decade of war later, it is largely privatised and utterly dominated by foreign firms.
This immoral catastrophe, staggering in the criminality of both its planning and execution, is nothing more than an example of corporate driven Imperialism.
Those responsible should now be brought to justice for their horrifying and unforgivable crimes of war and against humanity.