“The Washington Post”, “civil war” threatens Iraq with the start of the race
“The Washington Post”, “civil war” threatens Iraq with the start of the race
Posted 30/04/2014 10:39 AM
Translation: Alaa Ahmed *
It seems that Iraq is sliding back into civil war after an upsurge in violence and bombings in recent times in different parts of Iraq, the two are the most important in today’s Iraq, Anbar crisis and the upcoming Iraqi elections, which wrestle by political leaders.
In terms of the conditions of Anbar, said one of the leaders of the militants belonging to the tribes in Anbar, Sheikh Zaidan al-Jabri, “that his team will win the next election despite the violence escalating by them in Anbar against government security forces. Adds Jabri:” We banish three kilometers from the Baghdad airport, on the 20 km from the Green Zone. “Zidane announced this movement in an interview with the Washington Post, as was wearing a robe of gold Amiri and keffiyeh red, and he represents tribal authority in Ramadi, (the capital of Anbar province in Iraq).
Yet the Iraqi parliamentary elections To be held on Wednesday, says the leadership of al-Jabri, who oversees military operations launched by the tribe against government forces in Anbar: “It’s time to war in order to take revenge for this nation shattered, but this time against sectarian government and not against U.S. forces in spite of that we were able to reach with U.S. military to an agreement through the formation of awakening in 2004, but the case today is different, especially when he left the last U.S. troops from Iraq before three years from now, as the Americans arrived at the conviction that fighting with the tribes armed drain to the army, especially the war stretched the U.S. military. As for the Iraqi army the day fighting a war against the tribes armed we will face harshly and without pity. ”
and sees the leadership of tribal, civil war returned to Iraq and the brutal manner, especially that many refuse to see tribal leader radical, on the grounds that the call leader Jabri alluded in a civil war is preach the probability of the return of sectarian warfare that ravaged the Iraqis in 2007, on the grounds that what is happening today in Anbar is a sign of the return of civil war in Iraq. Moreover refers Pentagon official to the U.S. that the Iraqi army has no ability to launch attacks against the quality of the rebel groups in Anbar, so that the prime minister find today resort to relying on Shiite militias that have experience fighting in Syria and training is unique in Iran.
With this build-Shiite armed, paying Sunni insurgents to crawl to the outskirts of Baghdad and in particular they are walking around today in those areas freely. Zidane Jabri says he supports these rebels not to spread their ideas Alchddah but to cooperate with them in order to topple the Iraqi government, al-Jabri indicates the presence of more than 15,000 fighters supporting extremist groups affiliated with al-Qaeda, are fighting today on the front lines in Fallujah, which lies about Baghdad 60 km seek to access to the gates of Baghdad.
in this regard, said Maj. Gen. Jordan retired Ali Shukri, who served a military adviser to the late King Hussein: “Iraqi tribes rebel in Anbar are trying to seek re-dream of ruling Iraq again when they ruled Iraq under the former Iraqi regime, so We find a lot of Sunni tribes refuse to engage the current government, considering that the rule of right, but in the fact that things have changed dramatically and Iraq ruled by Shiites today, talk about monopoly power is unreasonable in the current circumstances.
the other hand, sees the candidate the next election for the province of Anbar Jalal Gaood, who spoke by telephone: “The cities in the gray fall one after the other, however, armed rebel groups which seize quickly on government buildings when they enter the city you want to target, and in my opinion that the control of the security forces on these cities is hardly talk only non-tangible on the ground Indeed, that’s why you find that the government forces are reprisals, such as the bombing of Jaranat water and attacks on residential neighborhoods through indiscriminate bombing as a form of restitution. ”
Gaood hits another example of a city called (Albu Ali Jassim) west of Ramadi, which extends along the Euphrates River . because the candidate says: “Extremists overran several buildings belonging to the police, prompting people to get out. Army in turn has bombed the village, where she moved an entire tribe consists of 250 families fleeing from indiscriminate shelling of the small village. “Believed Gaood that’s exactly what he wants al-Maliki. He said.
adds Gaood: Everyone tells me they have never seen such devastation before, Gaood says with a sigh: “I have a solution to this hell villages and towns, it’s much worse than before. Where bombs destroyed the residence of Iraqi Sheikh Ali Hatem, who called himself the last “Prince of the rebels.”
the most important question raised by the Washington Post by author of the article: How were these events, which quickly led to a disastrous return to sectarian violence in Iraq? Is there really the saddest of this story? .
writer says the U.S., the United States helped Nouri al-Maliki in his re-election and his victory as prime minister in 2010, but once the Americans left, the Maliki government of committing follies that have allowed for Sunni extremists in that Atrsgua again in western Iraq after they were crushed by the States United after that let them to form the (Awakening).
was a cousin Zidane Jabri, Sheikh Abdul Sattar Abu Risha, one of the founders of awakening, but when broken Maliki promises to maintain the set tribesmen wire police or the Iraqi army, turned the ideas and approaches to the tribes to Maliki rejected because of refusing to appoint tribal youth to sectarian in the security on the one hand and cutting monthly salary of men awakening of $ 400 per month.
leader of the clan Zidane also says: “I was driving my car, heading to the Jordanian capital Amman noticed the escape of dozens of Iraqi soldiers take off their clothes and dressed in Arab and lay down their arms in the main roads leading to Oman or Syria. ” Zidane says he is ready to work with the United States to suppress al-Qaeda is not with a state governed by a gangster reneged on all promises made by the front man of the Sunni tribes in the beginning of 2010.
hand, irrelevant, published the Daily Telegraph reported on the insurgents in Anbar who seek to prevent cities under their control, to participate in the upcoming elections. He says, “Colin Freeman” in his report: the failure of the government to expel the rebels today in the cities of Fallujah and Ramadi, gives the impression that these two cities will not Takaudha 2014 elections because of the escalation of violence in those two cities. He warned Western officials not to the possibility of the cities of Fallujah and Ramadi to open polling stations for voters and this leads to deprive hundreds of thousands of exercise their electoral right in those two cities.
Opinion polls indicate that on Wednesday the election date, will show the serious challenges to the Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, especially he is seeking a third term and stay in office.
ruled Western diplomats, the stability of the security situation rapidly after the Iraqi elections, particularly in the areas of Fallujah and Ramadi, which have witnessed the most violent military confrontations since the beginning of last December between security forces, backed by troops Swat against armed rebels belonging to the al-Qaida and backed by tribes of Sunni anti-Maliki’s government.