[Marxism] Statement On Iraqi Alliance
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Please distribute widely. This statement was adopted after thorough
deliberations by the members of the Arab Nationalist list, and was later
endorsed by several other groups such as Arabian2000, Intifada, and Al-3eraq
lists. If your GROUP wishes to add its signature at the bottom, you are more
A Statement on the Democracy of the Arabists in Occupied Iraq and the
Referendum on the Translated Constitution
October 16, þ2005
At such a time when the operations of the heroic Iraqi resistance escalate
in terms of quantity, quality, and accomplishments,
At such a time when signs foretell of an impending American defeat in Iraq,
and as the aggression continues to fail in achieving its political goals on
the rock of the steadfastedness of Iraqis in the face of imperialist plans
to fragment and disembowel Iraq,
At such a time when George W. Bush begins to waver beneath the weight of
facts and figures, about the dead, the injured, and faltering plans and
botched conspiracies, so much so that he starts claiming to converse with
At such a time when all this is taking place, a referendum has been held on
a constitution concocted for occupied Iraq by American peons.
Hence, we the undersigned, upon confirming our adherence to the fundamental
precepts of our struggle against the occupying American enemy, and upon
confirming the inalienable right of the Arab people in practicing the armed
struggle until the occupier is defeated and Iraq is liberated, would like to
proclaim the following:
The occupation of Iraq by America, Britain, and their allies, regardless of
how little control they may practice over the land, is intrinsically null
and void. Therefore, all structures established upon the edifice of that
occupation are also null and void, regardless of their nature, extent, or
The referendum, in fact, is an American effort to run forward away from
reality. It’s an attempt that reflects the ingrained nature of the US
Government in practicing delusion, spreading illusion, and exacerbating
Perhaps the referendum is also an attempt to pacify an American public that
is slowly but keenly becoming more aware of the quagmire into which its
government has dragged it into, that is, a war where all possibilities end
up with defeat.
Reality on the field, and politically, indicates that America is still too
weak to protect its soldiers in Iraq inside their bases even, and can NOT
permanently control anything of value outside those bases.
The constitution, despite all of the efforts its translators expended in
Arabizing and pasting it together, exposes the essence of the
Zio-Imperialist project and its objectives in the Arab World. It remains a
mere link in a chain meant to transform our region into sectarian
mini-states, ethnic and racial cubes, fighting other states and reconciling
with other cubes.
This alleged constitution essentially seeks to break-up Iraq by giving
provinces the right to self-autonomy. It seeks to erase the identity of the
land of Arab Iraq under the pretext of “diversity”. That is necessarily
going to reflect itself on neighboring Arab states. The constitution is a
move that is easily replicable in the whole region starting from Iraq. And
the process of the referendum, and what it signifies politically, cannot
possibly be looked at separately from the closing of the political siege on
Syria, the effort to “internationalize” and de-Arabize Lebanon, the
disarming of the Palestinian resistance in Lebanon and Gaza, the flaming of
racial or sectarian hatred in Egypt, the Sudan, and the Arab Maghreb, and
the projects to settle Palestinians outside Palestine in ‘substitute
Thus, any contribution of any magnitude and at any level in the so-called
constitution, be it by translating, promoting, or participating in its
referendum process, regardless of whether that participation was for or
against the constitution, is an act that serves the occupation. This leaves
all those engaged in such acts within the range of the resistance, because
the bottom line is that there is no legitimacy for ANY political process
under the yoke of an occupation.
Therefore, we care little about minor details such as whether the referendum
process was riddled with violations and infractions or not, and what the
percentages were for those who participated and those who boycotted, etc…
since all that is built on what is null and void, is itself, by definition,
null and void.
In this regard we would like to draw attention to the particular item of the
constitution giving Iraqis whose citizenship was withdrawn the right of
reclamation. That effectively means granting many “Israelis” Iraqi
citizenships whose ancestors used to carry it, before leaving for the stolen
land of Palestine, that is. In other words, this is a loophole meant to
In this context, we hereby express our fervent condemnation of the position
of the Iranian government which has been cooperating with the occupation in
Iraq on the matter of the referendum and other matters. We hereby express
our fervent denunciation as well of the treasonous position of the Iraqi
Islamic Party (IIP), especially on the matter of the referendum in which the
IIP called for supporting the constitution. In fact, the position of the
IIP in this regard is no different at all from the treasonous positions of
some Shiite Clergy in Iraq like Sistani, and the positions of the Higher
Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq, and the Da3wa Party. These are just
some of the birds of feather flocking around the occupation, whether inside
or outside Iraq.
Yet as we remember the membership of the IIP in Bremer’s Council, its
general political course that is wreaking with the stench of deals cut with
the occupation, and its habit of finding ‘exits’ for the enemy from the
impasses that the resistance squeezes the occupier into, we call on all
Islamic parties opposed to the occupation wherever they may be, especially
the Muslim Brotherhood, to make an unqualified public statement condemning
the Iraqi Islamic Party and the path of ‘moderation with the occupation’.
We the undersigned, as we follow with admiration the accomplishments of the
heroic Iraqi resistance, bow low in respect before the spilled blood of
Iraqi children, Iraqi martyrs, and before the suffering of Iraqi prisoners,
especially women prisoners. We hereby salute the heroes of the Iraqi
resistance as they defend not only the land and integrity of Iraq, but the
identity and integrity of all Arab lands in the face of colonial
fragmentation projects and transplanted civil wars.
And, regarding occupations, it does not escape us to mention that the
aggression on Iraq is but the complement of the aggression on Palestine, and
that support for the Iraqi resistance is necessarily support for the
Palestinian resistance, and vice versa.
Long live the resistance, the sole legitimate representative of Iraq,
Palestine, and all honorable Arab citizens!
Long live Iraq free and Arab!
Long live Palestine free and Arab!
Long live the Arab nation free and united!
“Victory is but the patience of an hour away”..
The Arab Nationalist List
The Arab Youth Committee/ The Association against Zionism and Racism, Amman,
The North American Committee against Zionism and Imperialism
The editorial board of the Free Arab Voice
The Arabian2000 List
The Intifada List
Anti-Imperialist Alliance Scotland
Palestine is ARAB from the river to the sea
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