U.S. magazine: Iraq, led by al-Maliki is an ally of America or agent of Iran?

U.S. magazine: Iraq, led by al-Maliki is an ally of America or agent of Iran?

10/12/2012 15:40:06

Iraq (Iba) Follow-up / – wondered Journal of the American Foreign Policy on Friday, about whether Iraq, who leads the government Nuri al-Maliki, a real ally of the United States also claims the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama, or is it a client of Iran as feared by many of its neighbors.

The magazine said – in the context of News Analysis reported on its website on Friday – that Iraq swinging now a fine line between the United States on the one hand and Iran on the other hand, noting that although the Iraqi government are accounts that Washington needed an ally essential to maintaining oil revolution and sell weapons, but whenever shrank the size of the U.S. influence in the Middle East as it is now reflected began, whenever able Turkey and Iran from the regional re-fill the void.

She emphasized that the attempt to explore the political the dismantling Talams alliances to Baghdad is not easy, considering that in order to be understood data Iraqi foreign policy should recognize how good are the internal and regional environments government’s behavior.

And saw the magazine that the U.S. invasion of Iraq has resulted in three results pivotal in the region is the first: the radical shift in the regional balance of power in favor of Iran as a result overthrow of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, who was runner heavily to the Iranian regime, in addition to the destruction of the Iraqi army.

She added that Alentjh second was the emergence and growing role of jihadi groups, where devoted militants from the Sunni sect activities in the struggle against the U.S. occupation in Iraq and the Iraqi government with the Shi’ite majority, and that those groups saw in the events of the Arab Spring stack new to expand its influence in the region.

The magazine pointed out that the third result crystallized in the sectarian conflict in the country where squabbling among armed groups to fill the power vacuum caused by the overthrow of the Baathist regime of Saddam Hussein.

She drew magazine Foreign Policy of America noted that the state of weakness and recession that struck the Iraqi state has undermined its ability to adopt a foreign policy homogeneous, noting that the Iraqi politicians are motivated primarily desire to protect and expand their influence and resources within the country, so they most of the time searching for a foreign country graze their interests.

The magazine said it is no longer a secret that many Iraqi politicians Ihsolon already on funding from neighboring countries for their country, in addition to the state treasury funds.

She added that despite the efforts by some observers to portray Iraq as an artificial country is composed of three different communities (Sunni, Shia, and Kurds), and that what kept the cohesion before the U.S. occupation was the regime of Saddam dictatorship, and his fall led to the outbreak of fighting a sustainable result grudges old between a variety of ethnic mentioned three, but these disparate communities of Iraqis and patriots and nationalists even though they have different interpretations of the concept of national or foreign alliances Iraq.

The magazine pointed out that the Iraqi Sunnis believe that it is best for their country alliance with the Arab world against Iran, while Intuit Shiites in some Arab countries with majority Sunni risk to their state, may support the Kurds alliance with the United States.

She explained that many of the Iraqi politicians in general believe that war regionally due to the bloody conflict in Syria stands where the United States along with the Sunni states against Shiites is on the doors, they fear that Washington may abandon the Shiites in Iraq to confront Iran and betrayal, just as happened in 1991 when it called former U.S. President George HW Bush Iraqi uprising against Saddam’s regime and when he responded to his calls were slaughtered and the shedding of their blood.

The magazine concluded that the compatibility between the Iraqi ruling elite on the optimal approach to their country’s policies and results that will come out of the upcoming Iraqi elections, two main factors will determine any through Cislleke Iraq in the coming years.