by Scott Creighton
UPDATE: A “wiki” Twitter feed, supposedly of an ISIS member, is “blowing the whistle” on the partnership between the fascist Wahhabist ISIS troupe and the socialist Baath Party of Iraq. (see update at end of article)
“I think it’s imperative that the government of Iraq, currently led by Maliki, be much more inclusive, much more willing to share power, involve all the different segments of Iraq. And I believe strongly that, if Maliki is not the kind of leader who can do that, then the Iraqi people need to think seriously about the kind of leader they need to try to unite Iraqis against what is a terrible, imminent threat from these most extreme terrorists.” Hillary Clinton
Al-Maliki “can’t be the mediator. He is the problem... He thinks he has the support of the majority of the people, which is simply not true. And he thinks that those who are against him are against him on a purely sectarian basis, which is also not true. They are against him because he failed.”” Saad Jawad, London School of Economics’ Middle East Centre
“The Maliki government, candidly, has got to go if you want any reconciliation,” U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein
Sen. John McCain, a Republican from Arizona, also reportedly pushed the president to “make very clear to Maliki that his time is up.” IBT
“The Iraqi people will have to decide the makeup of the next coalition government and who is the prime minister. Whether it’s the current prime minister or another leader, we will aggressively attempt to impress upon that leader the absolute necessity of rejecting sectarian governance.” White House spokesman, Jay Carney
You’ll notice that the only Iraqi in the group understands (or at least admits) that this isn’t about sectarian struggles between Maliki and the Sunnis.
Maliki has been running this country, our client state of Iraq, like this since he came to office. We are supposed to believe that suddenly the Obama administration and congress are just getting wind of his brutality and oppression? Get real.
Another Arab official adds a bit of flavor to the stew:
“We believe that Maliki’s sectarianism and exclusion of Sunnis has led to the insurgency we are seeing,” said a senior Arab official. “He unfortunately managed to unite ISIS with the former Baathists and Saddam supporters.” Wall Street Journal
For those of you who don’t know, the Baathists are a secular SOCIALIST movement opposed to Western colonialism in Arab states. Their motto is “Unity, Liberty, Socialism“
Riddle me this: why is it that ISIS, a far far right anti-socialist tribe of Wahhabist jihadis, are suddenly over in Iraq helping the socialists fight against the neoliberal Western puppet regime of Nouri al-Maliki? Supposedly ISIS is in Syria fighting AGAINST Bashar al-Assad, the President of Syria, General Secretary of the Ba’ath Party and Regional Secretary of the party’s branch in Syria?
They are fighting on our side in one country against the Baathists and right next door, they are lined up along side the Baathists, fighting our puppet regime. Does that strike anyone else as being rather odd? Or just plain silly?
Or maybe they are just providing cover for a pretend lefty president to start bombing leftists in our client state in which our puppet has lost control?
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