Report analyzes Al-Saadi’s decision to “reclaim”: Abdul-Mahdi wasted $ 20 billion to “appease” factions!

Report analyzes Al-Saadi’s decision to “reclaim”: Abdul-Mahdi wasted $ 20 billion to “appease” factions!

11/5/2020 14:09

Report analyzes Al-Saadi's decision to reclaim - Abdul-Mahdi wasted 20 billion to appease factions[Baghdad-Ain]
A press report, on Monday, addressed the first package of decisions issued by Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, the most prominent of which is the return of Lieutenant General Abdul-Wahab Al-Saadi and his assignment to head the Counter-Terrorism Service.
The report, published by Al-Arab newspaper, London, saw the decision as the beginning of a new stage to compensate Abdul-Mahdi’s policies, and it may be the most important measure to judge the success or failure of the new Iraqi government in its mission.

Hence, the text of the report:

Iraqi political sources stressed that the prime minister’s seriousness Iraqi Mustafa al-Kazemi in challenging the Iranian influence inside Iraq and moving towards a series of decisions, such as restoring consideration to General Abdel Wahab al-Saadi and making him a leader of the anti-terror agency, aimed at undermining the influence of factions and freeing state institutions from their hegemony, is the most important measure to judge the success or failure of the new Iraqi government Taking into account the necessities posed by the economic crisis and the Corona pandemic, what requires a little patience from the public, the

decision to return al-Saadi to service and promote him to take over the leadership of the most important regular military formation appeared in Iraq after 2003, is among the first package launched by Al-Kazemi after He ended his first meeting at the head of his ministry, which was only two days old.

Al-Kazimi did not stop to the extent of re-consideration of al-Saadi, whom he described as a friend, but rather investigated the attacks against the October demonstrators and compensated the families of the victims, and the release of those who were arbitrarily detained by the Adel Abdul-Mahdi’s government.

In Baghdad, these decisions were more than expected to be issued quickly by followers, so the popular response to them was great, while observers considered them an indication of what Al-Kazemi’s government intends to do to compensate for the stage of former Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi during which his country’s decision was delivered to Iran On the level of politics, security and economics, even at the level of foreign relations.

An Iraqi blogger published a picture of three officers from his country’s army, dating back to the era of the war against ISIS, and commented on it saying, “Seeing these people displeases many.”

The photo and its commentary had great significance, as one of the three officers was the prominent general Abdel Wahab Al-Saadi, who was one of the signs Notable for the October 2019 revolution in Iraq, when the decision to freeze it militarily due to Iranian pressure pushed thousands of young people onto the streets of Baghdad and the provinces, demanding the return of their homeland that was kidnapped by Tehran.

The blogger who published the photo, and hundreds of followers interacted with him, celebrated his way with the decision of the new Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi re-jinn For Saadi to the service, and even promoted to be the leader of a counter – terrorism, who worked through between 2014 and 2017 to lead the victorious battles against Daesh, appeared repeatedly on the first front line, between the Mfajkhat organization of extremist and his explosives.

Form al – Saadi, who quickly became a folk hero During the years of the war against ISIS, it posed a great danger to the interests of the political forces loyal to Iran, and it seemed that it was undermining its efforts, which had focused for years on sabotaging the image of the military establishment, and showing it as a battered defeated, so many Iraqis wrapped around their beloved general. Instead of being rewarded by former Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi, as the public expected, he dismissed him from service, accusing him of conspiracy, visiting foreign embassies and planning a military coup, in response to pressure from Iraqi militias commanded by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard.

When the Iraqis took to the streets and squares in early October, the large portraits of Saadi were strongly present, along with the Iraqi flag, with the slogan “We want a homeland.”

But the Iraqis are realistic in dealing with the performance of the new prime minister during his early days, because the challenges ahead are very serious, and will require face sacrifices popular may be great. and

did not leave Mahdi to his successor only government treasury empty, after dashing about twenty billion dollars in the four months of the government to appease parties and militias by appointing audience in state institutions flaccid essentially, under the pretext of responding to the demands of the demonstrators October.

P Moreover, Al-Kazemi takes over his duties under the pressure of the Corona pandemic, whose impact appears to have intensified in Iraq over the past few days, through an alarming increase in the number of confirmed infections with the virus. This coincides with a major disruption in oil prices, which is the lifeblood of the annual spending budget. In rentier Iraq,

for all these reasons, the voices objecting to Al-Kazemi’s assumption of responsibility for state administration at this difficult time have dimmed greatly, as the chances of failure are much greater than the chances of success, unless the expectations of the observers that a government with these specifications will receive significant Arab and international support.

Since Al-Kazemi took over the responsibility of managing the executive branch, he received congratulations and blessings from major and large countries in the region and the world, such as the United States, Britain, China, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey, with explicit promises to provide everything that would help Iraq to cross its complex crises.

And the deputy in the Iraqi parliament, Hisham Al-Suhail, seemed confident that “Al-Kazimi’s extensive international and Arab relations will provide him with great opportunities for success.”

Al-Suhail says that the members of the Iraqi parliament looked at Al-Kazemi when they gave his booth confidence, and they are confident of his ability to make a tangible change in the current reality And

when the observers put the text of the talk that Al-Kazemi addressed to the US and Iranian ambassadors in Iraq, they end up with a clear vision, based on looking at the relations with Washington and Tehran from the perspective of Baghdad’s interests.

Al-Kazimi told the Iranian ambassador, who visited him congratulations, that “Iraq will not be a pass Or a headquarters for his Or as a springboard for an attack on any state or an arena for settling accounts, “while the US ambassador informed that” Iraq will not be an arena for qualifying accounts and assault on any neighbor or friend. ”