DW, quite simply Maliki won't admit he is out and is continually trying to beat the system by making moves. He is trying to create disharmony among the sects. He is still attempting to create a new government with him at the helm. He is still trying to stop the election process.
i think it's kind of interesting to take Tlar's comments about the covert CIA's operations and then put them together with this above Presidential briefing which is the "official" policy, they actually go together.
O can't say that we gave the KURDS back their lands but he IS saying that no one can rule who isn't for all the people. the space in between the words is that person is NOT maliki... ("all inclusive") seems to be the new buzz word! JMO
Aaanth, it is nearly impossible for me to remain peaceful or focused when reading about politics or politicians ...
a skim read is all I can usually manage. So, I appreciate your take on the message "between" the words.
DreamWeaver Continues: Don't understand why there have been int'l calls for Maliki to resign when he is merely in a caretaker position that will be dissolved, most likely, within a matter of days. These calls seem to be more about putting focus square on Maliki as a way to work in concert with Iraqi and int'l community to prosecute Maliki in the future.
Also, I'm a little foggy as to how CIA got in a position to piggyback on ISIS / ISIL situation--to use it as cover--so quickly ... as this "insurgency" popped up overnight. Something about this feels off to me, but I don't know enough about covert ops to be able to decipher what is or isn't in line with these type of situations.
Although it would be nice to be able to put my finger on what I perceive is not lining up--or have it clarified--sense it won't matter as situation may soon be favorably resolved for Iraq as well as our investment. Blessings
Tlar: DW, quite simply Maliki won't admit he is out and is continually trying to beat the system by making moves. He is trying to create disharmony among the sects. He is still attempting to create a new government with him at the helm. He is still trying to stop the election process.
I am quite sure he will try to disrupt the first parliamentary meeting maybe declaring them all traitors and terrorists. That's a real fear and I believe troops sitting in Kuwait will be sent in to protect the new government before Tuesday to thwart that potential.
In a democracy or parliamentary system, a person who loses mostly just takes a bow and congratulates his opponents. This guy tried to not only to rig this election but he still thinks he won. He has never said I am in charge of a caretaker government until the new government comes in to replace me.
In other words he won't leave. He is still trying to make decisions that aren't his to make such as threatening that all future purchases of military equipment will be from Russia instead of the US.
In his mind he thinks he is going no where and he is and will be the PM from now on making this potentially a very dangerous situation.. It is for these reasons and the fact that the people, Sunni's, Kurds, Turkmen and Shia want him removed as quickly as possible so the country can return to some sense of normalcy.
He is still ordering arrests and executions and firing people. He has to go. Hopefully down the road we will never see this sort of thing again in Iraq and that the change of leadership and government will be done smoothly as it is here and in Europe.
Maliki thinks of Iraq as his personal sandbox and he does not intend to give it up. When the new government is formed he will still fight it with this mentality using tools that belong to the state.
He has corrupt elements in the army that will always consider him as their boss and that makes him as dangerous as the mafia to his foes.
This guy could make this a very messy change and might actually cause Iraq to descend into a worsening situation if he is not removed very soon.
That's why the push to make him resign or run, and quite frankly he still may have to be removed physically by force but that could get very messy. tlar