Maliki Legend "electronic army" in the media and is funded by public money
Baghdad , Ali al - Husseini
July 18, 2016

Leaks showed "Integrity Committee" in the Iraqi parliament, that former Prime Minister Nuri al - Maliki , and during the years of his rule eight of the country, pay the monthly salaries of public money to dozens of writers, journalists and activists to bleach his image, and attacking his critics or opponents, as well as broadcast rumors.

According to a senior member of the Committee on parliamentary integrity, Maliki was involved recruiting "letter Army" works in his favor since mid-2009, and until today, he managed both his son and Srah, noting that "the army comprises about 80 journalists locally and dozens of activists on networking sites, were recorded salaries of them withholding of salaries of the Iraqi media network , "pointing out that" a number of members of the integrity Commission filed a report to the Prime Minister Haider al - Abadi contains information on such a large army , which is funded from the state budget. "

He explained Lists that "about 200 thousand dollars at least, all of the state funds, paid monthly for the benefit of journalists and writers and different personalities as well as activists and officials of the pages to meet Telmaahm Maliki's image, or to attack opponents of the Sadrist movement, the Kurdistan Democratic Party, headed by Massoud Barzani, and the Union of Iraqi forces and others.

Comes leaks days at the end of the sharp differences between the leaders of the "National Alliance" ruling the country after, was evacuated, "the agency tomorrow Press" Iraqi widespread, details of the cease-Maliki mail army attack on the head of the Iraqi Islamic Supreme Council Ammar al-Hakim build on a truce between the two sides .

The spread dozens of pages and accounts to communicate "Facebook" and "Twitter" sites a number of them the names refer to "support al-Maliki," and "supporters of Mokhtar Age," and "supporters of the third term of the owners," and "Son of Iraq", and "safety valve" and others, at a time when al-Maliki has five newspapers and three TV stations.

Commenting on the leaks, he said a member of the civil power of the Iraqi Jaafar called for "new Arab" The "electronic army of owners known for years, which is not new at all," adding that it "is no different from the armies of politicians but it is funded from the general budget of the state and across different covers network media or support efforts or other projects. "

Talib added that "each political army electronically, but Maliki 's army is stronger and wider, where he bought receivables lot of journalists , " and expressed his belief that "disclosure of such information may be linked to the return of the Cold War between Maliki and the cleric Moqtada al - Sadr and bickering through the media "and urged" the Supreme Judicial Council to intervene and open an investigation into the leaks. "