(Thank you George for sending this to Recaps Monday morning.)
UU0024 - 7 Days Remaining
I come to you today to give you an updates on the progress of rebuilding this new Iraq government and how it all relates to our revaluation process of the IQD.
First let me reiterate once again that the violence now going on in Iraq threatens to destabilize the entire country and to stretch beyond the Iraqi border. This violence is intentional by the Maliki government and will not end as long as Maliki remains prime minister during this time of provisional government. There must be a crack down and the Iraq army has the full resources to do it. So why don’t they just do it?
Yes - this violence is a bit exaggerated on the USA news channels but I assure you it is real and will have lasting effects if not stopped. It could easily be controlled if Maliki would only order his army and security forces to control it if not stop it all together. However Maliki now wants the violence and thrives on it since it is his only hope of progressing towards his goals of maintaining any power hold in Iraq. Simply put he is keeping the country on edge and in a constaint state of fear.
However it is also a double edged sword for him and he knows he is walking a fine line letting it continue. I is his curent tool for creating chaos but on the same note it could be his final demise too. Remember I said these dictators thrive on chaos. They do not want a fair and honest government since they can not operate and get away with their corruption and crimes against humanity in this kind of environment. The only real hope for the Iraq is for the “good guys” to aggressively push forward and get the new government seated as quickly as possible.
So what really is the goal of these terrorists <Daash> and just what do the want?
Listen very closely to what I am about to say next !
There was a small group called <Daash> that infiltrated Iraq from Syria. This small group contacted small bands of citizens in Iraq. These citizens were anti-Maliki government who demanded a change. It is easy to recruit when you are desperate and see no other alternatives for change. The majority of these terrorists are the same protestors that demanded the resignation of Maliki in the riots back in 2013 and early 2014. Yes – these are the same people. They simply want a change in government in Iraq and they want Maliki out.
Did it ever occur to you why now they are so active. They came from the south and were allowed to advance by the Iraq army who them decided (by orders of Maliki) to use them for political manipulation. However the threat has gotten much worst than imagined. So now if Maliki beats them he looses his advantage at this critical moment in attempting to regain control of the government. So he will not allow a full crack down until he is ready. So when will he be ready?
Currently, Baghdad is operating under a lame-duck government, as a new parliament that was elected in April has not yet selected its Cabinet ministers. It took more than nine months to seat a new government the last time Iraq underwent the process, in 2010. This time around, the State Department official said, al-Maliki and other Iraqi officials cannot risk exacerbating the political instability, and further inflaming the insurgency, by stalling a new and more inclusive government. This latest violence will only stop once the new government is seated, Maliki is gone and the real crackdown begins with the assistance of the Iraq army, security forces lead by the new prime minister and USA advisors.
Both President Barack Obama and Iraq's top Shiite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, also have publically urged al-Maliki to quickly form an inclusive government that promotes the interests of all of Iraq's ethnic and religious groups. What I do not understand in this statement is that Maliki is not technically in charge of forming a new government. The National Alliance won the majority seats and so has control over this process. So it is their responsibility. Maliki must just cooperate. These are confusing messages to the public.
Last week we saw opinion from the US government and news media also change suddenly away from support for Maliki. Why did this happen all of a sudden?
These strong signals stressing the abandonment by Washington of Maliki was due to the terrorist events that unfolded in Iraq last week. In is now known the Maliki attempted a plot to use the terrorists to add pressure to parliament to give him his “national emergency. Unfortunately this plot backfired on him when parliament refused to meet his demands. The terrorists also got way out of hand and moved on much farther than Maliki thought. We also know he ordered the Iraqi army to leave weapons behind in their retreats. These weapons were later used by the terrorists to gain yet more momentum.
So for these reasons it was recommended that the National Alliance should now be considering choosing a new candidate for prime minister. We all know that the alliance has compiled their list of candidates months ago in preparation for the election.
The following names are on the table now and are to be put forward as candidates by the Alliance during the coming week. A vote on the candidate is expected to take place early in the week.