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Iraqi Order 81, or “The Army We Have”

Posted by Rick · February 14th, 2005 · No Comments

Although I didn’t have any doubts about this before, recent information I’ve uncovered from Lexis — the site most attorneys in my area use for research (so I don’t doubt the sources as much) — would remove any that I might have harbored concerning the real reason George Bush took us to war with Iraq.

Iraqi Order 81 is one of about 100 “orders” promulgated by the United States. Here, “promulgated” means “shoved down Iraqi throats.”

Number 81 concerns patents and impacts everything from music to software to…


Yep, seeds.

Iraqi Order 81 is of special interest because it goes a long way in affecting every living being on the planet. This order prohibits Iraqi farmers from using the methods of agriculture that they have used for centuries. The common worldwide practice of saving heirloom seeds from one year to the next is now illegal in Iraq. — Rosemary Jackowski, “Iraqi Order 81…Orders, Occupation, and Oppression” Press Action.

When I was first told about Iraqi Order 81 via email yesterday, I had my doubts. And I still believe that like many left-wing nutcases, Jackowski overstates the case. The problem is that reality is coming so close these days to what left-leaning fruits say that I had to research it. After all, one thing I share in common with the fruities is that I’ve always believed that Bush’s War was planned before the election — that it was, in fact, one of the reasons the election was stolen in the first place.

Americans, unfortunately, couldn’t care less why it was stolen because, after all, G-d wanted them to steal it. Frickin’ democracies are so anti-Christian that G-d can’t be stopped by some little “render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s” bullshit just because Jeee-zus! said it. (In fairness, the Christians are so overjoyed that they don’t have to do things G-d’s way in order to establish “His” Kingdom on earth that I think they just don’t really believe Bush stole the election. For more on what I’m talking about try something novel: Read the Christian Bible.)

Fact is, though, that Bush had more than a wire hidden up his sleeve. And it now appears clear he was after more than Iraqi oil.

According to investigative reporter Greg Palast,

In February 2003, a month before the U.S. invasion of Iraq, a 101-page document came my way from somewhere within the U.S. State Department. Titled pleasantly, “Moving the Iraqi Economy from Recovery to Growth,” it was part of a larger under-wraps program called “The Iraq Strategy.” — Greg Palast, “Adventure Capitalism” (October 26, 2004) TomPaine.common sense.

The plan — which CNN reports was worked out even before the 2000 Presidential election — was a comprehensive and detailed exposition intended by the United States to result in a “complete rewrite, it says, of a conquered state’s ‘policies, laws and regulations.'” This included the sale of virtually all Iraqi assets — banks, bridges, oil wells — to non-Iraqi corporations.

The rules were so comprehensive that what eventually became Iraqi Order 81 addressed copyrights. Copyrights! When was the last time you heard of a military invasion plan that spelled out what was to happen vis-à-vis copyrights?

That’s how I came to know about this information: I’m working on a potential law review article concerning seed patents and the attempt by Monsanto to control the world’s food supply. Apparently, the experiment starts in Iraq, where Iraqi farmers risk violating the new copyright laws if they continue their ancient farming traditions of keeping some seed from one crop to the next, instead of buying genetically-modified seed from Monsanto.

And if they resist?

A bill pending in Congress to reinstate the draft will ensure that we get more of the Army we have, rather than the peace we want. (Don’t believe me? Click the link. It’s from our own United States Library of Congress website that tracks congressional bills.)

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