Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has made little secret of his efforts at centralizing government power under his control, refusing to appoint a permanent defense minister or interior minister in an effort to ensure that all national government forces answer to him directly.
But the move seems to be picking up the pace considerable today, with reports that Maliki ordered the nation’s Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi, the top ranking Sunni official in the nation, taken off a plane and detained.
The detention at the time was relatively short, but officials now say that Maliki is gathering confessions with an eye toward charging Hashemi as a terrorist, a move that would almost certainly fuel a huge sectarian backlash.
Deputy Prime Minister Saleh al-Mutlaq, another top Sunni in the Iraqiya bloc, warned only last week about Maliki’s designs on dictatorhood, and while he insisted that Iraqiya was staying in the government to avoid being targeted for arrest, it seems this may no longer be a guarantee. Mutlaq was also an opponent of the Maliki regime, with the prime minister’s coalition aiming to prevent him from participating in the last election.
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this must be why the “green zone” hatched out afterall, who’s the “proud” rat bast_rd creator, a conspiracy clutched with defect imbedded, send the kloown malicous to his racist fascist knigger-tool (defined) enslaved quarter, Basra the correct center represented, criminally inept the logic behind 1 saids promotions, major or minor, inter & anti, all against (purposefully) all cides &/or comers, look at him, sick mfqr, you’ve obviously been preselected, who nomanated it anyway, the same who broker the zit “?green?” zoned 1%’rscz, why green & why right in the middle, clutch hatched, mission accomplished
Well that didn’t take long! Civil war round 2
What else is in store for all of us during these last dark days…??? Kim dead, Maliki gone postal… Will "they" hit Iran on the 22nd or 23rd..??….. Before the light begins to increase…??? Is this Maliki pustch part of the plan…??? WTF!!
Could it be that not all is well in democratic Iraq? Have the Americans botched it? Will the same thing happen with Afghanistan?
I'm afraid so. Whatever America touches turns to lead. Radio-active Lead.
That would be DPM- Depleted Uranium Munitions. See: Fallujah.
Irak is difficult and mentality is different as we see my friends in Berlin.
Does this mean that one truly cannot create a democracy through mass murder?
In other words…. NOTE TO STAFF: The beatings will continue until morale improves.
The unspoken item in this article: Where is the hidden hand of Sadr in all of this?
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