Mutlaq al-Maliki blamed the fall of Fallujah
Mutlaq al-Maliki blamed the fall of Fallujah
01.15.2014 (0:01 pm)
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On the tenth of January to raise the current al-Qaeda “black flag” on a government building in the city of Fallujah, announcing his return to the Anbar province, which directed the U.S. forces a few years ago at the expense of the lives of thousands of Iraqis. At first glance, the loss of the Iraqi government to look like Fallujah indicate the start of the stage of a military confrontation bloodier, where the army has bombed what he called al-Qaida strongholds in the city. However, it has ruled out al-Maliki yesterday direct attack on the city, saying that he is determined to expel the jihadists “without the shedding of blood.”
Maliki cast the blame for the escalating violence, the ongoing war in Syria and intends to launch a campaign to cleanse the base from all over the country after the army to expel the jihadists of Anbar. As for the senior politicians in Anbar, Maliki is why the most serious political crisis since the U.S. withdrawal in 2011.
In an interview, said Saleh al-Mutlaq, the deputy prime minister said the government in Baghdad, al-Qaida used as a pretext to crush political opponents, and added that the marginalization of the Sunni Arabs lead to extremism. And although he deeply regrets the fact that the U.S. invasion is the root cause of the problems of Iraq, he called on Washington to intervene in Iraqi politics to save the country from disaster, “Yes, I blame the Americans and I expect them to make some changes in Iraq now, not necessarily by operations and military but through political and economic pressure on the politicians in Iraq to Iraqis feel that they are equal in their own country. ”
Mutlaq blames Washington for the destruction of the foundations of the Iraqi state during the invasion in 2003, and to pave the way for aggregates extremist linked to Iran to take over power in Baghdad, and the development of the Iraqi army and intelligence agencies in the hands of officials determined to eliminate any influence of the year in the country. And Mutlaq said “we listen to Mr. Obama when he said (we will withdraw from Iraq, but in a responsible manner), but was in fact the way in which it is not responsible withdrew because he left behind a vacuum filled by the Iranians.” But the fact that the United States is one of the countries that could affect the al-Maliki, Mutlaq van heading to Washington this week to make the U.S. officials are putting pressure on the Baghdad government, to deal with the equality of everyone.
While security officials claimed that Iraqi Fallujah under the control of a group the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Daash), alleged that al-Mutlaq situation is more complex in the city, where he says Daash exist but that its influence is very small compared with the influence of tribal groups and the local population.
There is a military operation took place during a failed Iraq last month, she was partly responsible for the payment of Anbar residents to open rebellion. The atheist and the twentieth of December last claimed the explosive device killed the commander of the seventh division of the Iraqi army, prompting al-Maliki to send reinforcements to the province, but instead of using the army to move against al-Qaeda, it has demolished the site of protest big shows for the government in the city of Ramadi and the arrest of a Sunni lawmaker prominent. This repression led to accuse al-Maliki mixing jihadists with his political opponents, what year did not call for another option but to resort to violence. Al-Mutlaq said, “So far, the Sunnis do not want to participate in the political process because they feel that there is no future through participation, and this creates another disaster in the country since the year under pressure and if it reaches the pressure to a certain extent, they Sinfgron.” On the eve of the uprising, appealed to the United States government in Baghdad to send sophisticated weapons to be used immediately – it claims – to fight al-Qaida. Washington responded by sending Hellfire missiles and reconnaissance planes, but the Senate is still considering the sale of tens of Apache helicopters to Iraq. In an interview with The Washington Times last week, criticized the Iraqi ambassador in Washington, Luqman Alfeli the White House to neglect its relationship with Baghdad, saying “the U.S. administration that understands the negative impact of any delay in the provision of support for Iraq. Can not the White House that the likely fall of a whole city or province, however, Al-Qaeda has become a safe haven. ”
Sales transaction proposed and developed Maliki’s opponents in trouble; While they recognize need the army to the equipment, they also fear the use of al-Maliki to the new weapons to suppress rivals instead of deterring the threat of jihadists. “Says Mutlaq said the United States should combine its military support to Baghdad pressure political Maliki to govern a more comprehensive manner, “It’s good to strengthen the Iraqi army, but the army is professional and not sectarian. If what has been strengthened sectarian army, this increases the risk to the country. So, what the Americans have to do is first correct the political process in Iraq, to ensure equality and justice, and to make the citizens feel that they are first-class citizens. ”
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