US forces behind anarchy in Iraq: Pakistani analyst
17.04.2003 [23:23]


A former top ranking official of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) alleged on Thursday that the US was fanning anarchy to achieve its sinister motives in Iraq.

In an interview with "IRNA" here, Colonel (Retd.) Sultan Amir Imam said that behind fanning chaos and lawlessness, the US wanted to achieve its well defined "objectives" in Iraq and later in the region.

Amir Imam, an ex-key member of ISI's Strategic Wing, stated US-led forces, on the one hand were bent upon destruction of remaining infrastructure across the country. While on the other, he added, the invaders had occupied Iraq's oil resources.

"It appears, America wants to enslave the people of Iraq for a long time. With the same objective, conspiracies are already being hatched to encourage division of the country," he pointed out. The analyst continued that under a plan, the US would like to divide Iraq into three parts: One comprising Sunni Muslims, the second Shiite Muslims and the third Kurds.

Division of Iraq, he noted, could serve America's political and economic interests in the region in a far better manner for which the invader could go to any limit. Taking the United Nations as one of the hurdles in realization of its designs, Amir Imam stated that the US weakened and bypassed the world body and also would not tolerate any threat to its interests by the regional countries.

"American leadership is opposed to any country in the Middle East and the Persian Gulf that may at some stage pose challenge to Israel," he said, adding the action against Iraq and threats to Syria and Iran were part of the same game plan. He also cited Hezbollah factor behind US threats to Damascus and Tehran as Israel considers Hezbollah guerillas as a hurdle to its expansionist designs.

Washington would like to see end to Hezbollah threat to Tel Aviv for which it could subject Syria to aggression, he cautioned and added such an option would immensely benefit the Zionist regime. To a question, the analyst maintained that with the invasion of Iraq, the US had embarked on a plan of action to remove all hurdles in the way of Israel. He made mention of US support to some elements that could be handy in realization of its 'objectives'.

However, he cautioned that US always moved quickly to eliminate all those who provided support to her, making sure there is no clue available to its conspiracies. In this context, he mentioned the instance of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussain, who was encouraged and supported to wage an eight-year long war with Iran and then to invade Kuwait.

"Saddam was targeted after Washington found he was no more of any significance to serve its interests," the analyst added.