Visits by U.S. officials .. Remorse after it is too late!
Visits by U.S. officials .. Remorse after it is too late!
Date: Sunday 26/08/2012 09:27 AM
Baghdad / Wael grace
declared president of the United States Barack Obama during the election campaigns for the presidential candidacy to be the first action taken by once victory is the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraqi territory, despite objections from Republicans in destinations inside Iraq about the accuracy of the timing of withdrawal
And the risks that surrounded the country, especially since terrorism was still investigating strikes at the heart of the capital, and Iraq had just emerged from the most wave of violence witnessed between 2009-2006 since the Americans and the overthrow of Saddam in 2003.
on November 21 last year, Barack Obama declared that The war in Iraq has ended after nine years, and that his country will complete the withdrawal of its troops from Iraq by the end of the last day of the current year. Obama said in a statement to reporters in the White House that he had contact with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki assured him the United States’ commitment to the implementation of its commitments.
Obama said he agreed with Maliki to form a joint committee to coordinate between the two countries, and invited him to visit Washington.
Obama said that relations between the two countries after withdrawal from Iraq would be the first day of next year normal relations as relations between two sovereign states.
Turning American president to issue train and equip Iraqi forces, which triggered controversy about ordering U.S. forces granted immunity while conducting these tasks in Iraq, saying we will continue our discussions on Help Iraq in training and equipment.
added that the United States will continue its interest in Iraq reminding that Iraqis fought against al-Qaida with U.S. forces and achieved together victories on them.
“As remained Iraqis steadfast during the war, I have great hope that they will know how to build the future on the level of their history.”
he added “We will partner with Iraq contribute to regional security and peace, as well as invite other countries to respect Iraq’s sovereignty.”
the end of 2011 withdrew the last soldier of Iraqi territory, and was former U.S. President George W. Bush had ordered the invasion of Iraq in 2003 with the aim to eliminate weapons of mass destruction which was widely believed to have been in the possession of President Saddam Hussein’s forces, as officially announced then. No such weapons have been found and the U.S. military arrested Saddam Hussein in December 2003, and then executed after the judgment against him in 2006. The war began to topple Saddam in March 19, 2003 with the participation of 173 thousand troops, including 150 thousand U.S. troops, and by March 2011 the number of Iraqi security forces to 670 thousand.
and the death toll among U.S. troops to 4408, and the wounded to 32,195, and was killed during the past years about 175,405 Iraqi civilians.
Washington and Baghdad were engaged in negotiations to keep a few thousand military to train Iraqi soldiers, and collided with the negotiations, especially the legal status of those who remain from the U.S. military after 2011. Washington is demanding immunity comprehensive soldiers to protect them from any prosecution in Iraq, but Baghdad rejected.
exited U.S. forces Convention strategic cooperation to ensure Iraq’s right to train its troops and continued cooperation in the fields of industrial and agricultural, education and health, and eight months after the withdrawal entered US-Iraqi relations in a wave from apathy, prompted the United States to feel the danger of losing Iraq, also expressed the state itself fears that Iran is trying to expand its influence in Iraq, and the exploitation of state apathy that occurred between the two sides Iraqi and American, to strengthen its position in Iraq, while headed by the Iraqi government to search for some countries regional, Arab and international arms deals with these countries, like Russia and some regional countries as alternative sources for America, but America تداركت this matter after what confirmed its desire to strengthen relations with Iraq in most areas, the most important military and security in the energy field as well, since that Iraq is a place target in some states almost hostile, as Turkey, Saudi Arabia and some regional countries, to bring him to the axis of the conflict in the Middle East, so Iraq seeks to create requirements and strong balance between him and the countries in the world, especially the Middle East countries.
visit of Prime Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey recently to Iraq The news about visits to officials coming into the country is likely to be led by Barak Obama during this time gave multiple interpretations by observers and politicians, poured in the framework of fear the U.S. of Iranian expansion and its nuclear program and the situation tense in Syria, while Asher others that the United States looks regret urgency withdrawal troops enabled Iraq and want to return the officers and soldiers to the country once again under the pretext of training Iraqi forces.
the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad has confirmed earlier, that the visit of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey to Baghdad came as part of its efforts to support the continuity of development in Iraq as a strategic partner contributes in peace and security as a leader in the region.
said the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad said in a statement it issued and received the “long” version of it, that “chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey discussed with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and other Iraqi officials during his visit to Baghdad and regional issues of security, including the situation in Syria. ”
said the embassy to “visit Gen. Dempsey is part of U.S. efforts within the strategic framework agreement to support the continuity of development in Iraq as a strategic partner contributes to the peace and security as a leader in the region.”
adviser to Prime Minister Media Ali al-Moussawi stressed that the visits of officials to Iraq continues permanently due to link Iraq to the Convention on the strategy with the United States of America. While denying reports that talk about the return of U.S. military officers to Iraq.
Moussawi said in a telephone yesterday with the “long” that “visits come to activate the cooperation framework strategic in the areas of security and industrial and commercial relations between Iraq and America, and the formation of committees to implement the Convention.” Following up “but recent events in Syria intensified visits U.S. to the country in the belief first that Iraq will play an important role in solving the Syrian crisis.”
and stressed Moussawi that “Iraq’s position fixed towards the Syrian crisis, and he confirmed in more than one occasion since the beginning of the crisis on peaceful solutions and resort to dialogue, refusing to arm any of the parties the government or the opposition, adding, “There are some actors try to push Iraq to adopt a stance biased both with the Syrian regime or opposition which was rejected by Iraq.”
Musawi confirms the existence of visits coming to Iraq carried out by U.S. officials Rfie level – without specifying their positions and their names – to discuss the same direction in regional issues and to activate the company’s strategic.
Sources close to Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki refused to give her name confirmed the “long” for U.S. President Barack Obama intends to visit Iraq during the coming period to discuss with Iraqi government Syrian crisis and Israel’s threats to strike Iran.
was chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the armies of the U.S. General Martin Dempsey arrived in (21 August current) to the capital Baghdad, on a visit during which he met a number of Iraqi officials, led by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and Chief of Staff of the Iraqi army Babacar Zebari .
Maliki called during a meeting with Dempsey, the U.S. government to accelerate the arming of Iraqi forces, helping to secure Iraq’s sovereignty, as he emphasized Dempsey United States is willing to discuss the needs of all of Iraq in the field of defense, including believes unity and independence.
was chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey confirmed to reporters before landing In Baghdad, that “there is an important role played by the United States in Iraq and with different circumstances we still have a significant impact and the role of large we do, but on the basis of partnership.”
On the other hand does not seem to block free of the Sadrist movement most rejection of the presence American comfortable with the movements of U.S. officials in Iraq, where he says Secretary General of current Liberal Zia al-Asadi said that “the Liberal said since the beginning of the U.S. withdrawal that the United States will not stop Iraq and used different arguments to return to the country.”
Asadi said in a telephone yesterday with the “long” that “recent visits to the U.S. officials to Iraq and will be followed by other visits are direct interference in Iraqi affairs and try to pressure regional countries neighboring Iraq. ”
Asadi said that “visits of officials must be within a special program and a well-defined, but recent visits incomprehensible and unplanned both from the Iraqi side or the U.S.” . following up “Sadrists reject categorically any attempt by the U.S. side to return any soldier or officer to the country again whatever reasons.”
arrived Dempsey Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff to Iraq from Afghanistan, where she was his plane, a C-17, to damage due to rocket attack which parked at the airport in Bagram, and wounding two American soldiers, and damage on the plane.
and push the attack at the airport in Bagram, which is the largest military base U.S. air in Afghanistan, Chief of Staff U.S. to independence another plane to fly to Baghdad.
stressed Canine Ibrahim Rikabi state law, led by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki that the return of U.S. troops to the country is a done deal and rejected outright by the Council of Ministers and the House of Representatives.
Rikabi said in a statement yesterday the “long” that “visits U.S. to Iraq came as a result of events in Syria and the Israeli threats Iran, as well as the movements of Turkey in the region and foreign minister’s visit David Ahmed Davutoglu to Iraq recently. ”
and likely Rikabi be visit the U.S. focused on the topic of reinforcing Russian to Iraq, adding “America procrastinating in arming Iraq with sophisticated weapons and trying to delay the supply Iraq with aircraft of – f 16 so resorted Iraq to look for another source of arming a Russia which is what worries the United States. ”
The MP for the coalition of state law Bahaa Aldin had confirmed earlier that the arms deals that the government seeks to sign with Russia aims to protect the country from the events of Syria and the entry of armed groups to him.
seeks Iraqi government to equip the army with all صنوفه, where contracted with a number of countries in the world arms manufacturing advanced for the purpose of processing the army of armored vehicles and tanks advanced aircraft and helicopters and gunships, including the F16 and declared Office of the Adjutant General of the Armed Forces Nouri al-Maliki, on May 13 last , that Iraq will receive the first batch of them in 2014.
Conversely political analyst Saad al-Hadithi said visits by U.S. officials to Iraq-related conditions regional in Syria Iran and the loss of the U.S. role in Iraq for the benefit of Iran.
Hadithi said Saturday the “long” that “Iran has become clear In its quest to enhance the security company with Iraq, especially after the show Iranian officials on Iraq in Maliki’s visit last for Tehran to unite the security between the two countries. ”
Hadithi stresses that “Iran’s offer to Iraq to protect its borders mean that America has lost its role fully in the protection of Iraq of the dangers of the region According to the security agreement “, following” Iran is trying to invest Iraq’s relations with Syria to pass weapons to the Assad regime, which is concerned about the Americans. ”
On the other hand believes Hadithi said the United States is trying to pressure on Iraq through the visits of officials to adopt another position towards the situation in Syria, not support the opposition, but to abandon support Assad, to say the least. ” Following up “The United States has lost its role in Iraq for Iran even before its withdrawal, and visits Joseph Biden, U.S. Vice President repeated to Iraq before the formation of the government and failing to convince the political blocs have shown that America is no longer affecting the Iraqi situation.”
Hadithi emphasizes the difficulty of return of U.S. troops to Iraq, saying “Obama to withdraw troops from Iraq and did not pay attention to the voices of the opposition, and if returned today would have lost his supporters and instead position advocated by during election campaigns,” adding “the Iraqi street and the House of Representatives rejects bring U.S. troops again, if we talked about the return officers American to train the Iraqi army will not be influential on the security situation. ” Likely that the United States use its influence and its forces in the Gulf, Jordan and Turkey to change map of the region and not necessarily return its troops to Iraq. ”
as expressed the Chairperson of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Friday concern wrap Iran international sanctions by resorting to financial services in Iraq and Afghanistan.
According to information revealed by the New York Times Sunday, wrote Rep. Republic to the Ministers of Defense Leon Panetta, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner liquid them of the procedures that Department intends to take to prevent this.
said Ros-Lehtinen in this letter, seen by the “long” “The system Iranian seeks to reach sectoral financial Iranian and Iraqi, as well as to Iraq’s energy sector to secure Tehran’s cash reserve essential in time affect (them) sanctions. ”
Iran is under international sanctions over its controversial nuclear.
confirmed New York Times that Iraq is oil smuggling and allows Iran to participate in the exchanges money sold by auction cover of Iraqi banks, which denied Baghdad. said Rep. U.S. that in Afghanistan, “used Kabul and Kandahar, according to some information, Comerkzen million used the Iranian regime to circumvent the sanctions and given the sacrifices the human and financial in Iraq and Afghanistan, must cooperate Iraqi and Afghan governments with the United States to counter the Iranian threat. This should lead not to cooperate to reconsider the agreements bilateral security “between the United States and these two countries.
noted that U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, confirmed in (15 December 2011), that the task of Iraq after the U.S. withdrawal is to manage security as real, and what was seen that access to a stable Iraq, sovereign is the result of the sacrifices of American soldiers, he noted that Iraqi army and police are able to terminate any threats of al Qaeda.
ended the United States formally presence in Iraq in December of the year 201 after nine years of invasion of its military in 2003 , and the overthrow of President Saddam Hussein, the decision of former U.S. President George W. Bush.