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Washington Post Foreign Service

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

 

BAGHDAD-- Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki lashed out at the United States Wednesday, saying his popularly elected government would not bend to U.S.-imposed benchmarks and timelines and criticizing a U.S. and Iraqi military operation in a Shiite slum of Baghdad that left at least five people dead and 20 wounded.

 

 

"I affirm that this government represents the will of the people and no one has the right to impose a timetable on it," Maliki said Wednesday at a nationally televised news conference. "The Americans have the right to review their policies, but we do not believe in a timetables."

 

 

Maliki's comments followed a deadly, early morning military raid in Sadr City, a teeming Shiite slum in eastern Baghdad with 2.5 million residents loyal to the charismatic, anti-U.S. Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr. The aim of the operation was to capture the leader of a Shiite death squad, according to a U.S. military statement. It was unclear whether the target was among the casualties.

 

 

Sadr is the head of a large Shiite political party that is a key member of Maliki's government.

 

 

 

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So what timetable is he referring to? The timetable for withdrawal? Is he saying he wants the US presence to be open ended?

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The puppet govt is fully aware of the consequences, when coalition forces withdraw. The present govt only represents a particular community, while the other has been rejected and ignored. The faulty planning by the US has pushed the country to the civil war and now sensing their obvious failure, US Administration has started voicing about the exit strategy and the eventual withdrawl of coalition forces within 12-18 months, leaving the poor nation to face sectarian clashes, masterminded by US and UK govts.

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The puppet govt ..., leaving the poor nation to face sectarian clashes, masterminded by US and UK govts.

 

 

Wasn't that 'puppet government' elected by the Iraqi people ? Remember the purple fingers ?And as far as the sectarian stuff goes, thats on the stupid Iraqis' who think they are doing something 'good' by killing other Iraqis'. It must be so painful for you to think that Iraqis' are capable of doing crazy stuff, that you'll latch on to any dumb excuse. Dude, deal with it. Iraqis' are killing Iraqis', all by themselves. And when the U.S. leaves, they'll STILL be killing each other.

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And as far as the sectarian stuff goes, thats on the stupid Iraqis' who think they are doing something 'good' by killing other Iraqis'.

 

Whose responsibility it was to ensure and establish law and order in the country? puppet govt or the foreign masters?

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Whose responsibility it was to ensure and establish law and order in the country? puppet govt or the foreign masters?

 

 

In the end, the only ones who can make the Iraqis' stop killing each other, are the Iraqis' themselves. I understand them shooting at the U.S. , but where is the logic in blowing up markets full of old ladies shopping ? And the death squad... And don't kid yourself, this stuff will go on long after the U.S. is out of their. Iran stokes all this stuff, but you'll never see anyone on this site busting their chops. Why ?

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And that is why I think some foreign force needs to stay there... hopefully not the retarded US

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And that is why I think some foreign force needs to stay there... hopefully not the retarded US

 

 

Good luck finding anyone else willing to get involved in that mess. Maybe you should ask the French to go in there and straighten everything out. Yeah, right.

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My question still remains unanswered. Your comments were regarding the general situation of Iraq.

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My question still remains unanswered. Your comments were regarding the general situation of Iraq.

 

 

I thought I answered that. It's up to Iraqis'. They need to stop killing each other. The blame is being placed on the government when the people who are actually doing the killing are getting a pass. Why isn't anyone saying, 'HEY, Iraqis', why are you killing each other. These 'insurgents' blow up a bunch of people, and everyone says 'Friggin' Americans' ! Why isn't anyone pissed at the guys setting off the bombs ? Stupid logic !

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I thought I answered that. It's up to Iraqis'. They need to stop killing each other. The blame is being placed on the government when the people who are actually doing the killing are getting a pass. Why isn't anyone saying, 'HEY, Iraqis', why are you killing each other. These 'insurgents' blow up a bunch of people, and everyone says 'Friggin' Americans' ! Why isn't anyone pissed at the guys setting off the bombs ? Stupid logic !

 

 

When you support a particular community or a sect and neglect the other, you are bound to face the similar results. Establishment of law and order was the basic responsibility of coalition forces, instead they turned their faces and restricted themselves to protected zones, while blaming the Iraqi govt, which had no practical experience of controlling the affairs of the country. A particular group was given a free hand to kill others, which led to the worst ever sectarian clashes in the country. The borders were not effectively guarded, approaches were not sealed to stop the influx of arms and ammunitions. Practically coalition forces didn't take concrete measures against the on-going bloodshed, which speaks of their indifferent attitude towards Iraq. The coalition must address its own weaknesses, instead blaming the Iraqi govt or Iran.

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When you support a particular community or a sect and neglect the other, you are bound to face the similar results. Establishment of law and order was the basic responsibility of coalition forces, instead they turned their faces and restricted themselves to protected zones, while blaming the Iraqi govt, which had no practical experience of controlling the affairs of the country. A particular group was given a free hand to kill others, which led to the worst ever sectarian clashes in the country. The borders were not effectively guarded, approaches were not sealed to stop the influx of arms and ammunitions. Practically coalition forces didn't take concrete measures against the on-going bloodshed, which speaks of their indifferent attitude towards Iraq. The coalition must address its own weaknesses, instead blaming the Iraqi govt or Iran.

 

 

You can have 1,000,000 U.S. troops in Iraq, and if the Iraqis' don't stop killing each other, the killing won't stop. Eventually the Iraqis' need to take some responsibility. Why isn't it ever the fault of the people actually doing the killing ?

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Peace

 

Why isn't it ever the fault of the people actually doing the killing ?

 

My God, can't you see that when America stepped in and dissolved the system it opened up a pandora box of old sectarian animosity and hate which in the absence of a Iron-Fisted Dictator like Saddam Hussein, would spiral out of control?.

 

Btw , the way things run in the Middle East is very different....clans and tribes and family connections mean everything. The culture is radically different, more complex....you cant just march in there with an army and sprinkle freedom dust left and right and expect people to live happily ever after. This is not wonderland, its the harsh middle east where life is cheap and even more so since the U.S. invasion ........

 

Peace

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My God, can't you see that when America stepped in and dissolved the system it opened up a pandora box of old sectarian animosity and hate which in the absence of a Iron-Fisted Dictator like Saddam Hussein, would spiral out of control?.Peace

 

 

 

That may be true, but it still doesn't absolve the ones doing the killing. The logic is a little twisted, like I said earlier, when people are making excuses for the killers. Just because there isn't a cop around, that doesn't give you the right to steal. And still, no one busts on Iran for fanning the sectarian flames. Them guys are just 'bullet-proof. '

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....clans and tribes and family connections mean everything. ........Peace

 

 

 

Clans, schmans. They know that blowing up markets is wrong, but they do it anyway.

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You can have 1,000,000 U.S. troops in Iraq, and if the Iraqis' don't stop killing each other, the killing won't stop. Eventually the Iraqis' need to take some responsibility. Why isn't it ever the fault of the people actually doing the killing ?

 

Had the coalition been honest in its planning and working, the situation would not have been so worst. See, what happens, when you embark on an illegal operation, with confused state of mind, having no positive aim and objectives, except wilful destruction of a soverign country, merely on the whims, the similar results you are going to get.

 

Now the only way for the US and UK is to stay for a while and ask the UN to make a formal request to major Islamic countries to send their contingents to help out the existing Iraqi Govt. The Iraqi people will never cooperate with coalition, knowing well that they were the ones to destroy their country.

 

Meanwhile the coalition needs to chalk out an effective methodology regarding surveillance of the borders, may be through permanent deployment to guard against the smuggling of weapons and ammunitions. If they are able to lay an effective check on supply of the means of fighting, the on-going bloodshed will reduce to a considerable extent.

 

Blaming others for own blunders is not a prudent option for coalition, especially when they are being criticised all over the world for their inability to restore the aggravated situation.

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