A So-Called Legitimacy and the Legitimacy of the Iraqi Revolution

by Prof. Kadhim Abdul Hussein Abbas on 07-03-2013

It is well-known that elections play an immense role and have great value in the life of peoples who elevated their political standards to higher degrees of civilization and progress. Elections are a crucial part of democratic life and its most expressive, sensitive and important meaning.


During their election campaigns, countries with democratic traditions propose programs and democratic plans of action to achieve results, and require the following :

  1. A stable regime with regard to its policies, economy and security.
  2. A constitutional debate that results into issuing laws, bills and instructions
  3. Security and stability in the country
  4. Citizens must at least know how to write and read as an educational minimum, enabling them to write the name of the candidate to vote for, clearly and knowingly and in harmony with the social environment and public opinion to achieve the country’s higher interests.
  5. Personalities and entities who represent themselves, and especially those who have greater chances to win, should not include those who polluted their register as traitors of their homeland or their nation, and must not have collaborated with foreign countries or with foreign intelligence services.

These objective conditions are absolutely necessary for a legitimate authority elected by the people enjoying a high awareness based on a political internal and external plan of action to serve the homeland and the nation and guide it to further prosperity and progress through achieving educational and health services and economical programs proposed by the competing candidates.

Now let's see where Iraq stands with regard to these conditions and this environment. No doubt without such conditions no democracy is possible; neither is a legitimacy of an election credible.

To answer this question that we don't ask the Iraqis and the Arabs only, but is also directed to all the freedom-loving people all around the world, we must remind the realities of the Iraqi situation to enable us to judge if Iraq had the minimum of these necessary conditions and descriptions to achieve democracy and pretense to elections.

First:, Iraq is an occupied country by a military invasion undertaken by the US and UK, in which participated almost 30 countries, leading to the total destruction of the country and destroying the lives of millions of Iraqis, infrastructures, environment and ecology. The question is the following : is it possible to organize elections in a country to impose a so-called legitimate government and regime ?

The elections in Iraq, we may say, are like a miserable man who is forced to trade with a quantity of money as huge as a budget of a state..

Second: The occupation deprives the freedom of the homeland and that of its citizens. It is nonsense to try to convince any creature, legendary or real, otherwise.

Third: The regime established by the occupation based on the ruins of the state of Iraq is not a political system like any other in democratic countries. Rather, it is a sectarian and racist regime that divided the united Iraqi people by coercion in alliance with forces bought and brought by the occupation as a tool for its CIA-fabricated political process.

The environment created by the invasion and the occupation of Iraq is illegitimate by every celestial or human law. Its very illegitimacy is recognized by the invading US, UK, Japan, Britain and Czech nations to give an example for the countries who participated in the invasion ; thus all the structures and consequences produced bu the invasion, such as the constitution or the political process, are void and null.

Fourth: The elections were organized in well-known insecure and life-threatening conditions, which rendered the election undemocratic and far from responding to the least minimum conditions and were like a sexual rape or testimony snatched at gun point.

Fifth: The 13 years of the ferocious blockade against Iraq gave birth to an illiterate, uneducated and ignorant Iraqi generation unable to write their names, the name of their candidates, or the names of the political entities. In any case, the majority of these Iraqis is hungry and unemployed and, unfortunately, an easy target for being bought and sold in a market produced by the invasion. Furthermore they lack morality and character while practicing in political and sectarian murders and vendettas for a yes and for a no. These phenomena render the political life not viable for any democratic practice.

Sixth: The so called multi-partisan, political parties brought by the occupation are completely unknown and isolated from Iraqi society. There is a sort of visceral separation and great suspicion between these parties and Iraqi society. Any talk about grass roots support for these parties is a fallacy, hypocrisy and a disrespect for the elections, democracy and the human being.

In a word, we say that everything in Iraq under the invasion and occupation, including the political process fabricated by foreign intelligence services established on the ruins of an old patriotic state, is void and null according to every heavenly and terrestrial law. In Iraq, there is no social, political, security or law environment that can allow Iraq to practice democracy. The elections organized and staged by the occupation administration is nothing but a tragic and laughable masquerade whose objective is to forcibly legitimize something wrong in the wrong place and at the wrong time. The US is able to wreck everything they produced and brought to Iraq immensely more easily than the disaster they faced while destroying Iraq, and can put an end to their pseudo-political process fabricated in the CIA corridors in one word articulated by their new State Department secretary general (US secretary of state)

Based on what we said above and on the disastrous consequences and productions of the occupation, it is our right to ascertain that the elections have no legitimacy, are a fraud, are not transparent, and can't be credible. Furthermore, we consider that the government of the Black (Green) Zone is absolutely illegal. Thus, the Iraqi heroic patriotic resistance is the only legitimate force in Iraq and the revolution against the CIA prefabricated political process is the legitimacy which crowns and completes the legitimacy of the resistance.

The world should join to help bring legitimacy back to Iraq and enable it to return as a fully independent country to the international community where it belongs. Consequently, the world must help Iraqis to get rid of the bizarre state of affairs produced by the US and Zionism and by those allied with them, and especially Iran, to whom the US has dedicated the Iraqi government after retreating from the streets of Iraq.

Indeed! The Iraqi revolution is the absolute legitimacy while security, political peace and economic stability are tightly connected to the success of the revolution. For sure, these are not wishful thoughts. Those who destroyed Iraq know pretty well this truth and the Black Zone rulers can see the writing on the wall: their time has come to an end; they must go.


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