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    " The Dinar Daily ", Sunday, 11 August 2013

    Iraqi arrest 800 within 10 days
    11-08-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)

    BAGHDAD - Hussein Ali Dawood

    Sunday, August 11, 2013

    He deputies of the Commission on Security and Defense have expressed fears of a wave of arrests that affect regions of the belt north and west of Baghdad since the beginning of this month in a campaign dubbed «revenge for the martyrs», They pointed to the arrests «random nature of revenge», and are limited to specific areas.

    According to data issued by the Operations Command that the number of more than 800 detainees, between the required and the suspects, most of them were arrested under Article IV of the Anti-terrorism Act.

    A member of the security and defense committee MP appearance Janabi told «life» that the Commission «follow with concern the ongoing arrest campaigns in the vicinity of the northern and western capital.

    He added that «the information available to us confirms arrest of hundreds of citizens in record time too, raises doubts in the implementation of arrests without judicial orders. He explained that «the families of the detainees do not know anything about them and is not to contact them.

    He pointed out that «the security forces are trying to cover its failure to protect the Baghdad bombings and storming incident coronary prisons, Abu Ghraib and the flight of hundreds of prisoners through the implementation of a hasty arrests of concern.

    Hamid al-Mutlaq said the «life» that «arbitrary arrests security plan failed over enemies and curse the people on the security forces.

    He expressed his surprise at the arrest of hundreds of people in a record period of not more than ten days, and asked: 'Where were the security forces before this period and why the operation was carried out at this particular time? ».

    He said «arrests, which coincided with the month of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr instead of approving the general amnesty law subject to debate in parliament held political and security landscape in the country».

    The Friday sermons in the streets of the sit-in Anbar and Salahuddin, Kirkuk, and directed criticism to Sunni politicians in the government and parliament because of what they saw as سكوتا about the ongoing detention operations in Baghdad, and asked them to stand firm ones.

    Operations Command announced in Baghdad in the first month the implementation of a large-scale as «Revenge of the martyrs on the outskirts of the northern and western Baghdad coordination between ground forces and anti-terrorism forces and the air force.


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    Syria Splits Shiite Clergy in Iraq and Iran

    [SIZE=3]By: Ali Mamouri for Al-Monitor Iraq Pulse Posted on August 10.

    Following the 2013 events, the Iranian regime adopted various methods in dealing with Iraqi society. The use of clerics who represent Iran’s will in Iraq is one of the methods that has been adopted thus far. This is due to the existence of a Shiite majority in Iraq, as well as the presence of the Najaf seminary there — the highest religious center for Shiites across the world. Thus, these clerics played a special role in the representation of Iran, both in Iraq and other countries with Shiite populations.

    Summary :
    While Shiite authorities in Iran and Iraq have historically had a close relationship, Iran has been dismayed by Najafi clerics's refusal to support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Syria’s civil war.
    Original Title:
    Iran’s Clerics in Iraq and Their Projects
    Author: Ali Mamouri
    Posted on: August 10 2013
    Translated by: Sami-Joe Abboud

    Categories : Originals Iraq Iran

    Iranian clerics are divided into two main groups in Iraq. The first is made up of the seminary’s underclassmen, who were used by Iran to form Shiite militias tasked with maintaining Iran's regional interests in Iraq. The second group is made up of the upperclassmen, who represent the official Iranian position in Iraq, in order to establish a unified Shiite stance amid the escalating sectarian conflict plaguing the region.

    Iran’s supreme leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has officially opened an office in Najaf, headed by Ayatollah Mehdi al-Asefi.

    This office distributes financial aid to the seminary’s students, as other authorities do. As the official representative of Khamenei in Iraq, it also issues statements related to Iraq in particular and to regional affairs in general.

    Ayatollah Seyed Kazem al-Haeri represents the Iranian position, which supports the Shiite militias in Iraq. Haeri is an Iranian cleric who studied in Najaf and now lives in Qom. He established an office in Najaf, and he has an intimate relationship with the Mahdi Army and Asaib Ahl al-Haq. Qais al-Khazali, the leader of Asaib Ahl al-Haq, is one of his followers, and Haeri has issued a number of fatwas in support of the work carried out by the armed militias in Iraq since their inception.

    At the media level, the Iranian Arabic channels have long used Sayyed Kamal al-Haidari to spread Iran's interpretation of Shiism in the Arab arena. Haidari would use the approach of religious protests to respond to Sunni beliefs, especially those of the Salafists and Wahhabis, who are the religious opponents of Shiites in general and the Iranian regime in particular.

    In his recent video episodes, Haidari began his scathing criticisms of the Najaf authorities without naming them, in an attempt to differentiate between the revolutionary approach adopted by some of Iran’s scholars toward Ruhollah Khomeini, the founder of the Iranian revolution, and the approach of the Najaf scholars, which calls for the separation of religion and politics. According to Haidari, there is an attempt to sanctify and protect the [Najaf authorities] from any criticism they may face as a result of their failure.

    A source close to Haidari told Al-Monitor that Haidari is in contact with Qassem Soleimani, an official appointed by Khamenei for Iraqi affairs, and that Khazali is also in contact with Haidari. This explains Haidari’s recent position, which shows Iran’s discontent with the Najaf positions against Shiite intervention — and in particular that of Iraqi militias — in the Syrian events.

    This came in parallel with the issuance of fatwas by Haeri permitting travel to Syria to defend Shiite holy sites. This led the Najaf scholars to declare that going to Syria for jihad is wrong and contrary to the orders of the religious authorities.

    In addition to the role of Iran’s clerics in running the policies of the Iranian regime, Iran counts on a number of these clerics — Sayyed Mahmoud Hashemi (the former head of the judiciary of Iran), Haeri and Haidari — to be the successors of the current Najaf authorities. Still, those who know the ancient traditions of this historic institution hold that the attempt to establish an authority in Najaf will be very difficult.

    Finally, the activist approach adopted by the Iranian clerics in Iraq was not widely followed by Iraqi society, and it has even raised criticism, as the Najaf authorities, and especially Sistani, have a special place among Iraq's Shiites that makes them refuse any kind of inflammatory calls against them.

    Ali Mamouri is a researcher and writer who specializes in religion. He is a former teacher in Iranian universities and seminaries in Iran and Iraq. He has published several articles related to religious affairs in the two countries and societal transformations and sectarianism in the Middle East.


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    Kurdish Commander: Jihadi Groups in Syria Have Hijacked FSA

    The Free Syrian Army (FSA), the main armed opposition to the Damascus regime, does not allow ethnic divisions within its ranks, and its Jabhat al-Akrad – or Kurdish Front – is just another unit fighting for the common goal of toppling the Damascus dictatorship, its commander said.

    In an interview with Rudaw, Haji Ahmed Kurdi, head of the Kurdish unit that is part of the FSA, said that the Syrian opposition wants to remain free from ethnic divisions.

    “Kurds in Syria live in various Arab cities, towns, and villages. We wanted Kurds to have a common organization in these regions with other ethnicities. Therefore, we established Jabhat al Akrad,” he said.

    Ahmed explained that the FSA does not form its battalions based on ethnic identity, and that they are all fighting for the same goal of toppling the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

    But he added that, while the Kurds in the FSA have been fighting for the same common cause, they still wanted their identity on display to highlight Kurdish participation in the Syrian revolution.

    “Our purpose to choose that name was not for ethnic reasons; it was rather to highlight our own stand in the revolution,” he said.

    “That is why we formed Jabhat al Akrad. The support for us can be seen in the field as we are growing steadily, and organize ourselves in all Syrian cities,” he claimed.

    Kurdish opposition forces have so far formally stayed out of Syrian civil war, which is in its third year. But there are many Kurdish fighters among the various FSA units.

    According to Ahmed, the Kurdish Front has 7,000 fighters. It was his unit that made the famous capture of Abu Musab, head of the extremist Islamic Jabhat al-Nusra, which is allied with the FSA, but is loyal to Al-Qaeda.

    Ahmed complained that radical Islamist groups, like Jabhat al-Nusra and many like it sending jihadist recruits to Syria from the Middle East and beyond -- are taking over the Syrian civil war and trying to exercise Al-Qaeda’s agenda.

    “They operate under a variety of different names, but are all loyal to Al-Qaeda,” Ahmed said, complaining they had virtually taken control of the FSA.

    “These extremist groups were able to suppress most FSA formations, and marginalized their power. They have seized most of the institutions left from the Assad regime,” he said.

    The Syrian war has recently grown even more complex, with clashes between Islamist recruits and Kurdish groups in the country’s Kurdish regions.

    Ahmed said that the Islamist groups now controlling the FSA wanted to bring the Kurds also under their thumb. “We rejected it; that is why they are attacking us.”

    Ahmed said that the threat of Islamist groups gaining control of Syria is increasing by the day.

    He urged the international community, especially the United States and Turkey, to exert greater pressure on the Islamic groups and lend a hand to the FSA.
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    Member of a coalition of state law: the Kurdistan region of intervention in Syria is a violation of the Iraqi Constitution

    [SIZE=3]11-08-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)

    Hussein al-Asadi said a member of the ruling coalition of state law in Iraq, to ​​talk about the intervention of the Kurdistan region in Syria is a violation of the Iraqi constitution.

    Asadi said in a statement to Radio British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) on Sunday "is not entitled to the Kurdistan region of interference in foreign policy on the grounds that the Iraqi constitution provided for in Article 110, that there is exclusive jurisdiction of the federal government, including the foreign policy of the state."

    This comes in response to the warning head of Iraq's Kurdistan region Massoud Barzani that it will intervene to defend the Kurds trapped in the conflict on Syrian territory, Barzani said that if the Kurds "are at risk of death or terrorism, the Iraqi Kurdistan would be willing to defend them."

    The battles that took place between the Kurds and the Syrian opposition forces in recent times in northern Syria has left dozens dead, Kurds, represents about 10% of Syria's population, as largely concentrated in the northeast of the country near the border with Turkey.


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    Kurdistan: continue political blocs and Thorha the best thing to offer to the people during the next phase

    11-08-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)

    {Baghdad: Euphrates News} Kurdistan Alliance confirmed that continues the political blocs and sits and Thorha of the best thing to offer to the people during the next phase.

    The MP said the Kurdistan Alliance, Sheriff Soliman told {Euphrates News} on Sunday that "the people waiting for a lot of the political blocs in this stage, and should these blocks to communicate and engage in dialogue and converge and sit voluntarily to the dialogue table, and that there is a trend real problem-solving and attention to lift the suffering of the people in all aspects. "

    He pointed to "the need for that to happen without bargaining and political goals in the treatment of all the files, especially the security file is important, and that is the ultimate goal in the work of the blocks is to lift the injustice, oppression and horrors experienced by the people."

    He said, "This is the best thing that can offer political blocs of the people in the next stage, let alone abide by the constitution and maintain the political process, and to provide basic services, and not to be drawn behind the narrow personal interests."

    He said the "people are the source of authority and there are no problems between groups and components, but also among politicians, but with the participants among Iraqis, many big and can be relied on to the next stage."

    There is no doubt that the next phase, ie after the holiday of Eid al-Fitr, will be a bus mobility both at the level of the House of Representatives awaited by a lot of work, or at the level of political parties and leaders, as required in the coming days there will be a convergence of clear and concrete between everyone in the interest of the country and the people.

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    Effect: the current government is weak and incapable of resolving crises
    11-08-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)

    {Baghdad: Euphrates News} MP from the bloc of parliamentary Hassan effect that the current government suffers from a major weakness and incapable of solving the crises that beset the country, pointing to the prominent role played by the religious clerics and rational problem-solving.

    He said in effect told {Euphrates News} on Sunday that "there is a desperate great to take to enter into the hearts of citizens due to disability is clear the government in solving the problems and crises experienced by the country," noting that "politicians are unable to solve problems, and some of them cause of creating problems and crises, "stressing that" the religious clergy and wise people like Mr. Hakim them bigger role in creating a stable and secure environment in which Iraqis live. "

    In the context of what is happening in the country and the crises that تتقاذفها which reached a vertical hierarchy the highest authorities of the country, namely the executive, legislative and the dispute was between Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and Parliament Speaker Osama Najafi and the escalation between the two men, who arrived to the extent of the threat, initiated by the President of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, Mr. Ammar al-Hakim early June last year to raise leaders and political blocs in the meeting of Ramzi held in the office of his eminence in Baghdad and yielded Magistrate's historic between Maliki and Najafi, what calmed the general situation in the country and assured the people after it was compass threatens to escalate difficult to predict its outcome, and the subsequent meetings and dialogues all in the right direction.

    This was followed by an invitation Mr. Hakim warlords and tribal elders to Ramzi meeting is the second in this window after the first symbolic meeting of politicians, leaders and masses, and the issuance of the Senate ethics emphasized in its content to save Iraq and its people.

    He called in force during his speech to the Iraqi people "to choose the right people in the next election and who are keen on the security and safety of citizens and provide services needed by the people."

    The country has seen situations poor, especially in the provision of services and the security aspect as country has seen a wave of terrorist attacks carried out by al-Qaeda, especially in the holy month of Ramadan which saw the capital Baghdad and several provinces terrorist bombings fell on the track of hundreds of dead and wounded, as well as the escape of more than { 500} remove from the prisons of Abu Ghraib and coronary after storming process adopted by al-Qaeda. "


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    Najafi: Eid security plans publicity and an attempt to cover up the repeated failures

    11-08-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)

    Alsumaria News / Baghdad
    The president of the House of Representatives Osama Najafi, Sunday, that the security plans for Eid al-Fitr "publicity and an attempt is successful to cover up the violations and repeated failures" that had inflicted Iraq's heavy losses, as expressed surprise at the state of "weakness and deterioration deplorable" that all the security in the country.

    Nujaifi said in a statement posted on its website, and seen "Alsumaria News", he said "promises launched by the security agencies on plans and new strategies will begin implementation during the period of Eid al-Fitr, and will be capable of providing a secure environment for the citizens, are the promises of no more than pure publicity , and a botched attempt to cover up the violations and repeated failures that Iraq had inflicted heavy losses in lives and property of its citizens. "

    He condemned Najafi "criminal bombings outrageous that targeted our families and our loved ones in Baghdad and other provinces and claimed the lives of citizens, innocent and defenseless," expressing his surprise at the "state of weakness and deterioration deplorable that all the security in Iraq, after the necessary weakness continued ability and effectiveness of the security services."

    Mentions that Baghdad witnessed on the evening of Saturday (10 August 2013), ten bombings mostly car bombs targeted areas Amil district, Baya and Kadhimiya inspired people and NAHRAWAN and New Baghdad and Diyala Bridge and the torch, and the session resulted in the deaths of 53 people and injuring 147 others, also saw Kirkuk also suicide bomb attack on Shiite shrine Qamar Hashim brown in ninety neighborhood, killing two people and wounding eight others, in addition to another suicide bombing Mustafa Agha district in the district of Tuz east of Tikrit, killing eight people and wounding 50 others.

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    Maliki announces the implementation of a security operation in the area of the island
    11-08-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)

    {Baghdad: Euphrates News} Prime Minister General Commander of the Armed Forces Nouri al-Maliki on the implementation of a major security operation in the area of ​​the island.

    Iraqi TV reported semi-official news agency, seen by {Euphrates News} that "the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces face the leaders of Anbar and the island and Nineveh to initiate the implementation process and wide in the area of ​​the island to search for terrorists and caches of their presence."

    And witnessing the security situation in Iraq in general and in Baghdad in particular has deteriorated significantly on the back of the bombings that took place during the month of Ramadan and during Eid al-Fitr.

    Several car bombs exploded Saturday in several areas of Baghdad, as well as the provinces of Karbala, Kirkuk, Dhi Qar and Salah al-Din, resulted in the killing and wounding many civilians.


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    *** courtesy of sunshinegal ***

    Sunday, August 11, 2013
    For Maliki, Retaining Power Trumps Iraqi Unity

    Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki tours military posts in the outskirts of Baghdad on August 6. Can Maliki rise above sectarian divisions to finally unite Iraq?

    By Charles Recknagel

    August 10, 2013
    After almost eight years in power, Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki is showing signs he never wants to leave.

    During his time in office, he has increasingly concentrated authority in his own hands by fostering a patronage system of high-level civil servants and security officials who owe their positions to him. The appointments provide him a loyal power base but are raising mistrust between him and his political partners.

    "Considering the ongoing political struggle, Maliki, by concentrating most powers in his hand, has put himself in an unenviable position. The Defense, Interior, and National Security ministries as well as the Intelligence Agency and secret service are all in his hands," says Wasat al-Hashimi, head of the Iraqi Group for Strategic Studies in Baghdad.

    "The man does not have sufficient military experience to run such difficult portfolios. Lack of trust may be another important reason. Due to a deep crisis of confidence between Maliki and leaders of the other political factions, he trusts no one."

    The perception that Maliki may be less interested in power sharing than in retaining power has grown as the country heads toward parliamentary elections due in March 2014.

    Maliki's supporters quashed a bill in parliament early this year that sought to limit prime ministers to two terms in office. The bill would have forced Maliki, now in his second term, to stay out of the next elections.

    Now, Maliki's supporters are reportedly planning to push back with a proposal to extend his current term in office by another eight months. The extension would be in compensation for the eight months lost in political wrangling after the 2010 legislative elections before the prime minister was named.

    Widening The Sectarian Divide

    Analysts say the rising distrust on all sides has a heavy cost. It further complicates efforts to build national unity just as the country suffers an upsurge of sectarian-based terrorist attacks.

    In July, more than 1,000 people died in terrorist attacks across the country -- the most since 2008, when Iraq began to emerge from sectarian conflict. Most of the attacks are attributed to a resurgence of Al-Qaeda and similar groups that recruit among Sunnis who feel marginalized by the country's Shi'a-dominated government.

    Crispin Hawes, head of Eurasia Group's Middle East and North Africa program, says Maliki has never made good on promises to reintegrate minority Sunnis after they were banished from power with Saddam Hussein's ouster.

    "He has very little interest in securing mass support within the Sunni Arab communities, largely based in western, northwestern Iraq, although he has done a very effective job of from time to time co-opting different political parties that represent elements of that community," Hawes says. "His main goal is to be prime minister of a large, somewhat amorphous Shi'ite coalition, which he can continue to dominate through a divide-and-conquer approach and he has proven exceptionally capable of doing this."

    Maliki has angered Sunnis by targeting several of the community's most-powerful political leaders with arrest warrants on terrorism charges. They include former Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi in 2011 and former Finance Minister Rafia al-Issawi in 2012. The prime minister portrayed the moves as nonsectarian judicial proceedings but Sunnis saw them as decapitating their leadership.

    Within the ruling Shi'ite National Alliance, which includes all major Shi'ite religious parties, Maliki has maintained power by continually changing allies. The strategy has allowed Maliki, whose own Al-Dawah Party is one of multiple players, to retain leadership longer than many expected when he took power nearly eight years ago.

    A Shaky Throne

    But while Maliki has shown staying power in becoming the Republic of Iraq's longest-serving prime minister -- each of his two predecessors lasted just a year -- it is unclear whether he can yet deliver the stable and secure Iraq he promised.

    Many analysts see Maliki as locked into a game plan that today prevents him from rising above being a nimble sectarian leader to become a trusted national leader. So long as he fails to make the transition, they warn, Iraq will continue to suffer sectarian violence that ebbs and flows but never disappears.

    Neil Partrick, a regional expert with the London School of Economics' Gulf Studies Program, notes that violence in Iraq is not merely terrorism. It is also a means by which the country's various political players -- many still equipped with militias -- demand a share of power.

    "You can argue that when there has been violence on different sides it has to some extent been part of a bidding war for one community to put pressure on another to concede or to accommodate," Partrick observes. "And so I wouldn't necessarily see [the current upsurge of violence] as any different. The extent to which al-Maliki will be prepared to make substantive shifts, to actually move toward not just an inclusive government but a more inclusive state, that I am not sure about."

    Partrick adds that the current regional situation around Iraq only compounds Maliki's difficulty in transcending his sectarian identity to become a national leader. The Iraqi prime minister supports the regime of Bashar al-Assad -- whose Alawite community practices an offshoot of Shi'ism -- against Syria's Sunni-led uprising, and regards Shi'a-led Iran as an important ally. All are positions that sit well with Iraqi Shi'a but not Sunnis, and increasingly complicate his country's relations with its key Western partners.

    Written and reported by Charles Recknagel, with contributions by RFE/RL's Radio Free Iraq correspondent Abdelilah Nuaimi
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    Sadrist MP: Maliki will open the door to more foreign interference by calling EU's forces
    11/08/2013 12:15:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / The MP, of the Ahrar bloc, of the Sadr trend, Eqbal al-Qurabi criticized news talked about the proposed call to European forces to maintain security in Iraq despite the one million elements in the security service.

    She said in a statement today: "The Sadrist movement and the Ahrar bloc refuse to call European security forces to maintain security in Iraq," arguing that Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki will open the door to foreign interference by calling such forces, and will exhaust the state and will belittle the security services.

    She noted that the "commander in chief of the armed forces bears responsibility for not naming security minister, which led to his uniqueness of the security decisions."

    It is mentioned that media quoted a security source, close to the senior undersecretary of the Ministry of the Interior, Adnan al-Asadi as saying that there is a study of proposals relating to the security file in the capital Baghdad, the most prominent is to resort to European companies to cooperate with the Iraqi side to maintain the security, as well as the use of the Peshmerga.

    The source said in a press statement that al-Asadi is looking for several options to control the security in Baghdad and discussed these proposals with a number of relevant officials, including the governor of Baghdad, Ali al-Tamimi.

    He pointed out that the most prominent proposals currently being discussed are two proposals, the first is to get help from the expertise of security companies from European countries provided that the cooperation in coordination with the EU mission, while the second proposal is to increase coordination and cooperation with the Peshmerga forces and bring them again to Baghdad and distribute its elements in important areas .


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