Pyongyang, March 21 (KCNA) — Bloodshed and violence among factions have never ceased in Iraq since the U.S. invasion of the country. They have now gone to extremes.
The recent attack on a Shiite mosque has escalated tension among factions and increased social unrest.
Armed men strut about the streets and the number of victims of clashes between Shiites and Sunnites reaches 30 on a daily average, reminiscent of a civil war.
The unceasing clashes among nationalities and factions have created the imminent danger of a civil war that would engulf Iraq, to say nothing of Baghdad.
Violence among factions in Iraq is an inevitable product of the war of aggression launched by the U.S. and its interference in the internal affairs of the country.
The U.S. suppression and massacre of civilians and its wrong policy of inciting confrontation among factions are reducing Iraq to a land where an evil cycle of terrorism and retaliation and extreme chaos and disorder prevail and where freedom and democracy are crudely violated.
Neither freedom nor democracy is guaranteed and people are at feud although they live in the same country. This is the stark reality of Iraq.
It is as clear as noonday that if the intensified violence among factions leads to a civil war in Iraq, it will spread like a strong earthquake affecting the whole Mid-east.
The U.S. war of aggression of Iraq brought violence, social chaos and tragedy to the country, not peace and stability.
No wonder, former U.S. President Carter, commenting on the matter, said that the Iraqi war launched by the U.S. was a war of injustice that strangled democracy and increased violence.
The U.S. invaded a sovereign state in March 2003 under an absurd pretext invented by it to meet its political and economic purposes defying the United Nations and in gross violation of international law. It was an unpardonable crime.
The U.S. is hatching despicable plots to drive a wedge among factions in Iraq and escalate violence there in a bid to plunge the whole country into a civil war of genocide.
This is little short of doubling or trebling its war crimes committed against the Iraqis and other people of the world desirous of global peace and stability.
It is quite natural that the world public is becoming increasingly assertive that the U.S. president and war fanatics should be brought to an international tribunal so that they may be judged as war criminals and forced to pay for the catastrophic aftermath of the Iraqi war.
This notwithstanding, the chief executive and the defense secretary of the U.S. claim that the Iraqi people are at the moment of choice and media are hyping up violence among religious forces. This is the height of folly.
The wars waged by the U.S. in different parts of the world can never be interpreted as just wars as injustice can not prevail over justice and a lie can never turn out to be truth.
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