New Communist Party of Britain
This is just one section of the Main Political Resolution adopted at the 2009 16th Congress of the New Communist Party of Britain.
An index to the other sections can be found here -> [2009 Policy Documents]
British troops have now withdrawn from Iraq and the new Obama administration in Washington is implementing a plan that will see the withdrawal of all US troops from Iraqi cities this year. But thousands of American troops will remain in bases throughout Iraq to prop up a puppet regime which lacks all authority in the country.
Iraq was invaded and occupied in 2003. By establishing direct control of the Iraqi oil fields, Anglo−American imperialism hopes to control the price and production of the global oil industry. This was what the war was all about. The issue is clear. This was an illegal and unjust war. The Iraqi people’s legitimate rights to independence and the control of their resources must be upheld. The Iraqis have taken up the gun in a new fight for independence. Their resistance must be supported.
In the beginning Anglo−American imperialism told the world that this war was over the weapons of mass destruction that Iraq allegedly still possessed. It was not the view of the UN weapons inspectors. The majority of the members of the United Nations opposed it. The other Great Powers including People’s China, France, Germany and Russia opposed it. And it has been exposed as a crude lie by recent events.
Though the war was allegedly fought to rid Iraq of weapons of mass destruction, Iraq used none nor have the occupying forces found any. Though it was claimed that the war would bring “democracy”, popular leaders are being sidelined in favour of worthless and corrupt placemen, groomed for their role during their long years of exile in Britain and the United States.
The warmongers claimed the invasion was for the benefit of the Iraqi Kurdish minority. But the imperialists, who only seek to use them as auxiliaries in their campaign to take over the whole of Iraq, have categorically ruled out their hopes for full autonomy or independence.
We were told that the war is about bringing “democracy” to the Iraqi people. But this is the last thing on the imperialists’ minds at the moment. They hope to establish a series of weak puppet statelets based on ethnic and religious differences within Iraq — much like the French colonial plan for Syria in the 1920s — whose leaders will endorse the continuing occupation in another guise.
Very detailed plans to carve up the Iraqi oil fields and its nationalised oil industry were prepared long before the war. The immense task of reconstruction needed to get Iraqi oil pumping again for the benefit of imperialism has already been earmarked for chosen American corporations.
By establishing direct control of the Iraqi oil fields, Anglo−American imperialism hopes to control the price and production of the global oil industry. This was what the war was about and this is why France, Germany and Russia are so concerned.
The central issue is the right of the Iraqi people to independence, to choose their own government and social system and control their own resources. They certainly will not be able to do this under imperialist occupation, whatever form it takes
The Iraqis could easily establish a new independent government within weeks if freely allowed to do so.
We whole−heartedly support the Iraqi resistance in its struggle for freedom and we call for the immediate and unconditional withdrawal of all imperialist troops from Iraq.