Magazine: Washington loses the ability to see inside Iraq

Magazine: Washington loses the ability to see inside Iraq

20/07/2012 16:39

Beirut, July 20 (AKnews) – A magazine “Foreign Policy” U.S. “With the hottest events in Iraqi politics, the United States lose the ability to quickly decipher the events in the country,” noting that “the decline in awareness of conditions in the United States Iraq, started since the signing of the security agreement with Iraq in November 2008. ” The magazine quoted the U.S. in a report titled “Blind in Baghdad,” the U.S. official did not immediately identified, as saying: “We lost half our understanding of the situation” in Iraq. The magazine pointed out that these statements represent “a reality of experts on Iraq: In the top of this stream of events, brought together the United States very accurate information of 166,000 American soldiers and 700 members of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency in Iraq, along with a network of 31 task forces Provincial Reconstruction. ” and followed the magazine said, “but that freedom of movement now to the staff at the American Embassy is very limited, and restricted is the existence of government doubtful in Baghdad with the security situation is still dangerous,” pointing out that according to the newspaper “The Wall Street Journal,” the the work of the Central Intelligence Agency in Iraq has shrunk by 40 per cent from the maximum rates because of the sensitivity of the Iraqi government the excessive toward its intelligence with the Iraqi security forces. She noted that this represents “a dramatic shift from what had been the case a few years ago, where he was when he was a presence States Nations at its peak, arose when the U.S. government put so-called intuition strong. ” , she said, “If you read the hundreds of telegrams issued by the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Iraq, which were leaked by the Wikileaks site, Stsak the amount of accurate information collected by the United States for Iraqi figures and internal conditions” , noting that “despite the fact that such information window with a foreign country can be a cause for Rcn, and even addiction, but it was not a situation naturally has receded withdrawal of the U.S. military.” concluded the magazine to say that “the decline in awareness of the United States status in Iraq, started since the signing of the security agreement between the United States and Iraq in November 2008 which identified the timing of the withdrawal of U.S. forces, as it began the decline in acceleration coincide with the start of the withdrawal slow for those troops. ” also pointed out that “by the summer of 2011, are reports of security activity is important collected by the United States on the armed attacks unorganized and lacks detail but contains geographical data wrong and do not cover only the major areas of the country in part with some of the types of activities. ”  and added that in the fall of 2011, entered the provinces of fully “in the process of obscuring” the exit of another United States Forces. also found the American Journal on to say “The truth is that the United States feel the way now in Baghdad, since the departure of the U.S. Army, arrived to recognize and Washington to stand there in the lowest level, and that in spite of the crew U.S. embassy huge in Baghdad, but the freedom of the staff of the U.S. government in the movement is the least that could be because of security fears and distrust the Iraqi government rising strongly against any activities of the foreign collection of information regardless of the targeted benign. ” and considered that the time has come to return Iraq to the right track, before losing the security of its value. “The first step out of this dark tunnel is to try all the parties to the conflict in Iraq to look at the year 2012 as the year of departure.”  from: Khalil Khalil, RN peace Baghdadi

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