America’s invasion of Iraq is one of the most controversial issues of our day. It seems to be a subject that creates more questions than answers. We’ve all heard the official explanations of the American government: Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction and he had to be stopped before he could attack the United States. But since no such weapons were ever found, people both in the U.S. and around the world wonder if there might not have been other motives behind the invasion. This book explores some very real possibilities. Did it have to do with oil? After all, Iraq has some of the largest petroleum reserves in the world. While that is certainly a contributing factor, the truth is most likely much deeper than simple economic posturing. In fact, it involves a global strategy by the Bush administration to try to gain control over events in the Middle East by driving a wedge between the already divided Sunni and Shia sects of the Islamic religion. The history of the Shia / Sunni conflict is examined from a historical, theological and political perspective. It is clear that those who now see a way to benefit from these divisions are intent on exploiting them as fully as possible. The United States government is well aware of the growing movement within the Muslim world to build a unified, worldwide caliphate, and perceives this to be a threat to its national security. The invasion of Iraq is but one part (though a major part) of a global strategy to keep these groups fighting one another. So long as this is happening they will be off balance, weakened and in no position to launch attacks against the United States. The many events that support this theory are chronicled in painstaking detail. The war in Iraq is shown to the reader in a way that has previously been overlooked. Iraq has become a pawn in a global power struggle involving politics, religion and money. There are many players behind the scenes with hidden agendas and secretive motives. Sectarian violence between Sunni and Shia groups has ripped the nation of Iraq apart and led to unspeakable amounts of suffering and death, primarily amongst civilians. Was all of this a surprise to American policy planners? Or was it exactly what could have been predicted? This violence and hatred between warring religious factions can and will spread to other nations. Is this what we want for the remainder of the 21st century, and maybe even beyond? Such a future would indeed be bleak – if people are kept in ignorance about what is really going on in the world. The American people are entitled to the truth. The people of the Middle East and of the entire world are too. And a serious, hard-hitting look at exactly what has happened in Iraq is a good place to start.
Mohammad Inamullah is an Atlanta based businessman and a professional artist. He grew up in South Asia and the Middle East. Although now settled in the United States, he travels extensively in the region and keeps in contact with politicians and tribal leaders. He is a regular speaker on South Asian and Muslim politics. This is his first book, in which he explains his hypothesis as to why the United States of America invaded Iraq.