Khamenei’s defeat is the end of the Iraq tragedy


Iran would prefer to get out of Iraq defeated rather than expelled.

This is what the Iraqis will pay. This is because they decided to resist the Iranian project to expand at their expense. It is a difficult choice that Iran will seek to make them pay for before it declares its surrender.

Iranian madness is no longer replaced in the Iraqi daily dictionary. In Iraq, the slogan “Iran by land” has become the symbol. It is the key to recognizing the truth. The reality of the conflict between two wills. The first is the will of a corrupt minority, which sees Iranian hegemony as a safeguard of its interests. The second is the will of the majority represented by the people, whose satisfaction is no longer less than turning the page of the sectarian system that has come to a standstill.

Clearly, there is no possible understanding between the two wills. Therefore, the hope of a settlement that can end the conflict or slow it down is a kind of mirage that annoys Iran because of its suspicion of what it had counted on when it believed that the Iraqi file had been folded in its favor and that it was able to bury historic Iraq under the rubble of the sectarian state. That owes her loyalty.

Surprisingly, the Iranian regime discovered that all it envisioned as a solid construction through which it threatens the countries of the region is an imaginary entity and that the corrupt political class on which it relied to normalize its project in Iraq lives in complete isolation from the people it does not know.

Iran thought that it contained the Shiites of Iraq after the new regime facilitated them to practice the rituals of Husseini. But Iran has missed that the call for life lies elsewhere and that the people who wanted it as a human reservoir for the funeral processions are thinking about their lives in all its elements and aspiring to have a free and independent homeland like the rest of the world.

The Iranian regime was shocked that what they call the city of Hussein, Karbala, was the most protesting of their existence. Protesters put up a sign on the walls of the Iranian consulate there that read “It was closed by the people.”

It has become clear to Iran that the Iraqi people hate it. He hates its regime, its Shiism, its project, its militias and the political system in Baghdad because it is subordinated to it and is subject to its dictates.

However, Iran, traumatized by the abhorrence of Iraq, will not back down from its position, even though all the facts on the Iraqi street confirm that its project has become part of the past and that Iraq is no longer part of the Persian illusion empire.

If Iran were wise, it would have negotiated with the protesters through its representatives in Baghdad and ordered them to go out and leave Iraq to its people. This is the best solution and is the only solution that will satisfy the protesters and make them return to their homes. But Khamenei, a blind and irritable ideologue, is considering his expansionist project and not the fate of his followers, who could be badly hurt by popular anger.

It will be difficult to persuade Khamenei that the people he handed over to cry, cry and walk on his knees will triumph over him in defense of his life and the resurrection of his homeland. Therefore, he will remain reckless in his decisions on Iraq until he concludes the final defeat. That defeat would be a prelude to turning the page on Iranian influence in the region.

That’s what the protesters think. Which they seek to achieve. Khamenei’s defeat this time would be like Khomeini’s defeat in 1988 when he announced he had swallowed poison by agreeing to stop the war with the Arabs.

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هزيمة خامنئي هي الخاتمة لمأساة العراق


The most important lesson of demonstrations

Baghdad / Obelisk: 

Mohamed Zaki Ibrahim 

Weeks after the outbreak of demonstrations in Iraq, and the preoccupation of people with all the other news, it is necessary to recognize that it is an important event, and that the aftermath will not be like before. It is a major social revolution, which Iraq has not known for 28 years.  

If there are lessons to be drawn from what happened, the most important lesson is that these protests would not have enjoyed all this momentum if Iraq had no democratic system that believed in the liberation of liberties. No other authoritarian regime, such as that existed in Iraq before 2003, would have allowed people to gather in Tahrir Square, Habboubi Square, or other arenas. 

This fact may be absent from many people who are taken by the enthusiasm spree of the magnitude of these protests, and spread to all southern provinces, to the point where it sometimes turned into an opportunity to settle the old accounts. 

Although I believe that the democratic system that governs Iraq today contains many contradictions, flaws and errors, it is certainly positive this time, and it allowed unquestionably the spread of these demonstrations, and gave them a lot of protection and support. The presence of security forces at bridges and roadblocks is a natural measure to protect the country from tampering with chaos. 

To anyone who doubts this fact, southern protesters burned down a house belonging to the family of a police officer who was assassinated 11 years ago by an extremist religious group. They also tried to burn the house of another official, including women and children, without the wise intervention in the same city! 

There are other lessons offered by these demonstrations free of charge, for everyone involved in politics. They are too numerous or counted. But sacrificing such a system must be followed by another, more mature, fair and objective system. Otherwise, these demonstrations would be futile. People will realize that it was too late for them. Freedom of expression is their most valuable asset, their most cherished rights, and their best privileges.

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AFP: Abdul Mahdi and Barham are in a state of estrangement .. Tehran is uncomfortable with the role of the President of Iraq

BAGHDAD / Obelisk: Iraqi demonstrators are worried on Wednesday, 6 November 2019, that the interruption of the Internet is a sign of a return to violence in the country at the beginning of October, according to Agence France-Presse.

On the political front, things seem to be frozen until now, especially with the announcement of Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi on Tuesday that the solutions presented so far are not enough, especially the holding of early parliamentary elections.

The issue of the elections was proposed by President Barham Salih, who is conducting political consultations with senior leaders in the Kurdistan region of Iraq.

So far it is clear that Abdul Mahdi and Saleh are in a state of estrangement, an Iraqi official told AFP, where Abdul Mahdi feels his ally has abandoned him.

Several political sources close to the decision circles told AFP that “Iran is not comfortable with the role of Barham Saleh in the current crisis, has abandoned those who brought him to the presidency at the first crossroads.”

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Washington urges Baghdad to “urgent and serious interaction” with the demonstrators

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Medics try to help injured demonstrator outside Umm Qasr port …

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The US embassy in Baghdad on Wednesday condemned the killing and abduction of unarmed protesters by security forces in Iraq and urged the country’s leaders to “react urgently and seriously” with protesters.

“We deplore the killing and abduction of unarmed protesters, the threat to freedom of expression and the cycle of violence,” the embassy said in a statement. “Iraqis must be free to make their own decisions about the future of their country.”

The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wrote yesterday on the site «Twitter» that the people of Iraq and Lebanon «deserve to choose their paths away from the intervention of Iranian leader Ali Khamenei».

Security forces shot dead at least 13 protesters in the 24 hours to Tuesday evening, giving up their relatively restraint for weeks in a bid to quell anti-government protests.

In a related context, «Reuters» that Iraqi security forces fired live bullets in the air today to disperse protesters gathered on the bridge of the martyrs in Baghdad. There were no apparent casualties.

Protesters closed the bridge since yesterday afternoon, as thousands continued to rally in anti-government protests in Baghdad and southern provinces.

The protests, which began on October 1, last year, the bloody violence that killed about 270 people, according to a census of Agence France-Presse, at a time when authorities refrain from publishing an official toll for a week.

The first wave of protests between October 1 and 6 was marked by snipers on the roofs of buildings targeting protesters, but their identities remain unknown to the authority, which recalled that phase by cutting off the Internet in Baghdad and the south of the country at night.

While the second wave of protests calling for the “overthrow of the regime”, which resumed on October 24, after an 18-day break over Hussein’s 40s, took on the nature of peaceful civil disobedience, the two were clearly violent. Violence erupted overnight on Monday in Karbala, killing four protesters by security forces, as they tried to burn the Iranian consulate building. A large part of the Iraqi street accuses Iran of being behind the political system, which they consider corrupt and demanding its overthrow.

The government must resign and hold early elections

BAGHDAD / Obelisk: The coalition of Sairon, Wednesday, November 6, 2019, it continues to sit in the dome of the House of Representatives until the presence of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi.

The MP for the coalition Amjad al-Oqabi in a statement followed by “obelisk”, “members of the Alliance and a number of other political blocs continue to sit inside the dome of parliament,” pointing out that “the sit-in was carried out to pressure the government to resign.”

He added that “the resignation of Abdul Mahdi alone is not enough to meet the demands of the demonstrators,” noting that “the government should resign or be said to fulfill the demands of the people to remove the current government and hold early elections.”

It is noteworthy that the House of Representatives announced earlier the formation of a parliamentary committee to amend some provisions of the Iraqi constitution in response to the demands of the demonstrators. 

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Kurdish parties agree to nominate Barham Saleh as supervisor of the Kurdistan Alliance

13:34 – 06/11/2019


Information / Baghdad ..

The deputy of the Islamic Group Salim Hamza, on Wednesday, the most important recommendations after the meeting of Kurdish leaders in Erbil, indicating that the President of the Republic Barham Saleh was named supervisor on the list of the Kurdistan Alliance.

Hamza said in a statement to the information that “the Kurdistan Islamic Group participated in the meeting at the highest levels and supported what came in the meeting.”

He added that “the Kurdish parties gathered agreed to support the government in the constitutional amendments provided that the rights of the Kurdish people are not manipulated in the federal constitution.”

He explained that “the agreement re-formed the Kurdistan Alliance under the supervision of the President of the Republic Barham Saleh to form a special body to manage the coalition and determine its functions in Baghdad,” stressing that “the parties agreed to make comprehensive political adjustments in Kurdistan and meet the demands of citizens to prevent the arrival of demonstrations from Baghdad Towards Kurdistan. ” Ends / 25 KD

Parliament sets next Sunday a date for passing new reform packages


13:36 – 06/11/2019


The information / Baghdad ..

The deputy of the Kurdistan Islamic Group, Salim Hamza, on Wednesday, set a date next Sunday for a meeting of the House of Representatives, indicating the session will be allocated to pass new reform packages as well as the law of retirement.

Hamza said in a statement to / information / that “the Presidency of the House of Representatives set on Sunday as a date for the parliament session to discuss several topics.”

He added that “the political situation does not bear further procrastination in resolving the file, especially the demands of demonstrators and the parliament must pass all requests.”

Hamza explained that “the session will be devoted to support the government in passing the reform packages recently approved, as well as to discuss the latest political developments and pass the pension law.”

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Parliament sets next Sunday a date for passing new reform packages

The UN offers to be a guarantor between the government, parliament and demonstrators

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2019/11/06 04:45:56

The United Nations representative in Iraq, Jenin Bleskhart, expressed on Wednesday the readiness of the United Nations to be a guarantor of a comprehensive dialogue in Iraq to get him out of the crisis in the wake of protests.

A statement issued by the Office of the President of the Iraqi Council of Representatives Mohammed Halbousi that the latter reviewed during the meeting the latest political developments in the country and the legitimate demands of the demonstrators and the urgent measures taken to develop a road map for radical reforms of the political process in the country, including constitutional amendments and the directions of the Interim Committee formed by the House of Representatives Which decided to be held permanently and expand its work by inviting constitutional law experts and all segments of Iraqi society and representatives of the demonstrators to participate in the amendments.

The statement added that Halbousi discussed with the representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations comprehensive national dialogue initiative, which will be attended by all presidencies and leaders of political blocs and the spectrum of Iraqi society, judges, unions and trade unions and representatives of the demonstrators with the participation of the United Nations and representatives of countries accredited in Iraq, To the Iraqi people.

For its part, Balshakhrat expressed the readiness of the United Nations to provide assistance at all levels to achieve the objectives of this dialogue and to be a guarantor of its results and stand at the same distance from all to achieve the aspirations of the Iraqi people and maintain the stability, security and national unity of Iraq, stressing the need to ensure freedom of expression within the framework of Democratic practices and the rule of law, prevention of all forms of violations and protection of public and private property.

The capital Baghdad and the central and southern Euphrates provinces are witnessing demonstrations launched since early October and resumed again on 25 of the same month in protest against the deterioration of living and service conditions, the spread of unemployment, and financial and administrative corruption in the state institutions and departments.

Demands have risen to topple the government and parliament, and the removal of all parties involved in the political process since 2003, until now after violence and repression of protesters, which left dozens dead and hundreds injured.

Protesters in several predominantly Shiite cities, including the capital Baghdad, have launched a general strike by cutting off vital roads and government departments in a move to increase pressure on the judiciary, legislative and executive authorities and political parties and ruling powers to implement the demands of the demonstrators.

The US Embassy condemns the attack on the demonstrators and stresses: There is no future for Iraq by suppressing the will of its people

Release date:: 2019-11-06 13:23

The US Embassy in Baghdad on Wednesday condemned the killing and kidnapping of unarmed protesters and the threat of freedom of expression, while stressing that there is no future for Iraq to suppress the will of its people.

“The United States has always been deeply interested in supporting a secure, prosperous Iraq capable of defending its people against violent extremist groups and deterring those who undermine its sovereignty and democracy,” the embassy said in a statement.

She added that “as the world follows the development of events in Iraq, it is clear that the Iraqi government and political leaders to interact urgently and seriously with Iraqi citizens demanding reform, there is no future for Iraq to suppress the will of its people.”

“We deplore the killing and abduction of unarmed protesters and the threat to freedom of expression and the cycle of violence,” she said, noting that “Iraqis must be free to make their own decisions about the future of their country.”