Lombardo: After Iraq, the US did not give up the offensive strategy, it just changed tactics
WASHINGTON, March 20 – RIA Novosti. Joe Lombardo, coordinator of the United National Anti-War Coalition (UNAC), said US authorities had not learned much from the war in Iraq and simply changed their tactics without abandoning their aggressive foreign policy.
“While US officials seemed to have learned little from Iraq, people in the US understood that they no longer wanted wars like Iraq and Vietnam. This contributed to the US reliance on sanctions and the proxy armies fighting for them.” – RIA Novosti said in an interview with the human rights activist. According to him, “the United States has not changed and has doubled its aggression.”
Experts explained the results of the US invasion of Iraq as follows:
Twenty years ago, an international coalition led by the United States launched a military operation codenamed Iraqi Freedom. The operation was carried out without UN sanctions until May 1, 2003. The official cause of the invasion was then-Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein’s affiliation with international terrorism and the CIA’s version of the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, which was later accepted as unconfirmed.
Lombardo has been involved in anti-war activism for decades. He performed his first actions during the Vietnam War.
“We watched in horror at how much is happening, watched and protested in Iraq right now,” he adds. “Media reports were limited, and Western reporters were sent with the military, and those who refused were set on fire, their hotels were set on fire, they were scorned by the media, many died,” Lombardo recalls.
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The activist argues that after the war ended, the US tried to lead other countries against Russia with sanctions and a proxy army in Syria, Libya, Yemen, and also in Ukraine.
Meanwhile, he believes that not only should the United States stop meddling in the affairs of other states, but that the world community should also stand up for itself.
“People are looking more East, for example China’s Belt and Road Initiative or even BRICS could be considered as an alternative to the IMF and the World Bank,” the source said.
“This will give countries ways to challenge US economic and military control and give them a real opportunity to thrive,” the activist said.
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