Iraq: Government is trying to work again – joint cabinet session

Posted: February 9, 2012 in International
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The Iraq is still a divided country, despite the “exemption” / “liberation” by so-called international troops. The question whether one is really able to speak about the liberation of Iraq, obtrudes itself again and again.

The invasion of Iraq was based on lies and these lies also have prepared the intervention in Iraq. After eight years, the last American soldiers were withdrawn from Iraq and were replaced by “U.S. diplomats”.

After the withdrawal of the U.S. troops from Iraq in December 2011, the simmering feud erupted within the Iraqi government. No real surprise. The Iraqi government is divided and fractious. This “division” is also reflected in the conflict which is fought in the Iraqi streets, or vice versa:

The conflict between religious groups, mainly between Sunnis and Shiites.  Not to forget the intentions to protect and increase influence and power within Iraq. The Sunnis, who were under the rule of Saddam Hussein clearly preferred, currently feel discriminated and betrayed in the Shiite-led country.

The Shiite bloc, to whom also the Iraqi President Nouri al-Maliki belongs, wants to extend its power in Iraq. The Sunnis in Iraq, represented mainly by the Iraqiya Party, want to prevent this. After the Deputy Prime Minister accused the Iraqi President al-Maliki of being a worse dictator than Saddam Hussein in the end of last year, the conflict broke out openly within the Iraqi government.

Afterwards, a dubious warrant of arrest against the Iraqi Vice President al-Hashemi was adopted because the Vice President al-Hashemi has allegedly commanded attacks on Shiites, or at least the Vice President had knowingly endorsed attacks on Shiites.

Al-Hashemi rejected all accusations and fled to the north of Iraq, in the autonomous Kurdish region, where he had received the promise to get assured protection. The Iraqi government was so involved in a dispute, that even the government business was halted. Even the Kurds were not able to convey between both sides.

Currently, it seems that the Iraqi government has found a new way to continue the government businesses, at least. On Tuesday, the ministers of the Iraqiya Party have participated at the Cabinet meeting and thus they have ended their boycott of the Iraqi government.

No one is able to predict how long this new status will stay in the Iraqi government. It remains to be seen whether the two camps are able now to agree on a unity government or whether there will be another boycott soon when both sides are again trying to find agreements on important controversy topics.

The Iraq is deeply torn after the “liberation” by the United States. Again and again there are new attacks in Iraq.

The level of violence has increased in Iraq after the withdrawal of the last American soldiers / troops, though there is still a huge corps of American diplomats in the Iraqi city of Baghdad. Do you know that the U.S. embassy in Baghdad is the largest American embassy in a foreign country?

According to some sources, the number of U.S. diplomatic staff in Iraq will also be soon reduced by the U.S. administration. It is said that the currently 16,000 U.S. jobs in Iraq will be reduced to about the half.

The alleged reason for the withdrawal is the disappointment of the United States over the hardline attitude of the Iraqis. A typically U.S. statement – and hypocritically again.

The Iraqis were especially stubborn when it came to the development of the democratic process in Iraq. The Iraqis want to be reluctant to foreign interferences in their affairs. Not a situation the U.S. administration likes or wanted it to be after the “liberation” of Iraq. Somehow, the attitude of Iraq is to understand.

After the United States have bombed Iraq and after the American administration is more or less also responsible for the increasing level of the expulsion and persecution of Christians in Iraq, we should not really wonder about the Iraqi stance. A sovereign state wants to lead the democratization process itself – without U.S. interferences.

Considering the current situation with Syria it seems that even a good path to a democratization process is not able to stop propaganda and Western accusations and warmongers. There are always two sides of a story and the West isn`t always as democratic and peaceful as you might think. Sometimes dubious and questionable interests and intentions count more than democracy and also more than peace.

Since the U.S. administration is not really able to meddle in the affairs of Iraq, as hoped, the staff is now reduced. To be honest, it reminds us of the three women: Hillary Clinton, Condoleezza Rice and Susan E. Rice. Bitchy hypocrites on tour.

Until now it is still a bit unsure how many U.S. diplomats have to leave Iraq soon.

Finally we wonder what is that for a democracy assistance for Iraq by the United States, when the U.S. administration enters into arms deals with the Iraqi government, although this U.S. administration knows the dangers of a possible real civil war between Sunnis and Shiites in Iraq?

If this is democracy or if this should contribute to democratization, we can only wonder what is that for an understanding of democracy? Democracy should not follow the American example to implement “democracy” everywhere with violence and humanitarian wars – partly based on lies and fakes.

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