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    " The Dinar Daily " ............. 2 January 2012 ( 2 / 1 / 2012 )

    Iraqiya Slate appreciates Sadr's support for Anbar protests
    Wednesday, 02 January 2013 09:13 | | |

    Baghdad (AIN) -The Iraqiya Slate expressed its appreciation to the statements of the head of the Sadr Trend, Muqtada al-Sadr, when he announced his support for Anbar demonstrators' demands.

    A statement by the IS cited that "We think that Sadr's stance will participate in getting the demonstrations out of the communal dimension and give them national identity."

    "We carefully listened to Sadr's remarks in which he highlighted the defects of the unilateral policy in running the state and the trend of the exclusion against the political partners as well s policies of covering up corruption and targeting of political figures unlawfully," the statement added.

    The statement called the other political leaders to follow example of Sadr in supporting those demonstrations.


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    Wardi accuses Federal Court of attempting to weaken Parliament's role
    Wednesday, 02 January 2013 09:13 | | |

    Baghdad (AIN) –MP, Liqa Wardi, of the Iraqiya Slate accused the Federal Court of attempting to weaken the role of the Parliament.

    She stated to AIN "The Federal Court is trying to weaken the parliament supervisory role by accepting the appeals of Ministers belong to political blocs," noting that "These Ministers face charges of corruption and that is why the parliament want to investigate them."

    "The decisions of the Federal Court clearly indicate its submission to the Government's control," she concluded.

    Earlier, the Federal Court accepted the appeal presented by the Minister of Youth and Sport concerning the investigation that was supposed by the parliament on last Wednesday for charges related to corruption.

    Some sides accuse the Iraqi judiciary of being pressurized by some political sides in its decisions.


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    Shias and Sunnis: Brothers or Blood Enemies?
    01/01/2013 21:51:00By AYUB NURI

    In late 2011, after Iraqi police arrested more than 600 former Baathist officials in Tikrit, deputy intelligence minister Hussein Kamal Ali said: “The government has been watching these people for a long time. Ultimately, we learned that they were holding secret meetings and had ill intentions.”

    He added that they had intended to stage a coup through a rebellion, with mass protests across the country immediately after the withdrawal of US troops.

    That incident went largely unnoticed, but two years on I believe it deserves a second reading.

    It was never proven if the Baathists had in fact planned -- or had the means to – stage a coup. Perhaps it was only part of the paranoia that had gripped Iraq’s Shia leaders as the Americans were preparing to leave the country.

    But such a coup might -- and in my opinion should -- take place sooner or later. That is because it is unlikely that the Sunnis will ever be able to hold power and rule Iraq again. A coup that could create an independent Sunni region will mean the partition of Iraq, which is the best solution for everyone.

    The Sunnis of Iraq are fooling themselves if they think they can live happily and as equal citizens under a Shia government. The poverty, police persecution, torture and government neglect they are facing today is exactly the same as the Shias suffered under the Sunnis for decades.

    I covered the Iraq war and the sectarian violence for six extensive years and there is no city, town or village to which I did not travel during that time. In the end, what I always knew and managed to prove was that there is no love lost between the Sunnis and Shias. The two sects are blood enemies: they are, and will always be, suspicious of each other.

    Of course in public they say: “We are all brothers. There is no such thing as Shias and Sunnis. We have lived together for hundreds of years.” But those are just fancy words. The reality on the street -- the Sunni car bombs in Shia markets, summary execution of Sunni civilians by Shia militias and piles of dead bodies I saw everyday in Baghdad -- spoke the real truth.

    It is true that before the US invasion Shias and Sunnis lived side-by-side and did business with each other in the markets. But it was Saddam Hussein’s iron fist that had kept a lid on their historical enmity. It was the fear of the dictator that kept them quiet, not a genuine and sincere tolerance.

    Sunni and Shia clerics speak of brotherhood and coexistence on television. But it is a different story when they talk in the privacy of their homes. In the Sunni neighborhoods they would tell me, “The Shias are not human beings. They don’t deserve to live.” And in Shia neighborhoods they would say, “The Sunnis are all terrorists, Wahhabis, Baathists and torturers. They are getting a dose of their own medicine.”

    I have had optimists point to a few cases of Shia-Sunni intermarriage and tell me: “But it is just a war between politicians. The ordinary people have no problem with each other.” To these optimists I would say that I have heard some of the deepest Shia-Sunni hatred from the ordinary people on the street. The torching of homes, the abductions and beheadings, were conducted by ordinary people against their own neighbors, not by aliens from another planet.

    So these people should stop pretending that all is well and that they can live together in the same country again. They should scrap this meaningless pride in “the glorious and brave Iraq.” Iraq has only been glorious and brave for one side at the expense of the other.

    The Shias waited for centuries to come to power in Iraq and they will probably remain there for centuries. So it is time the Sunnis took matters into their own hands and chose a different path.

    I know they like to be on top and rule everyone else, but they have to be realistic and act rationally. Their best bet is to separate from Iraq and create their autonomous region or independent state and name it whatever they wish.

    They should stage mass demonstrations, block the highways that connect Iraq to Syria and Jordan and cut all ties with Baghdad. Sunni soldiers and officers in the Iraqi army should desert with their guns and form their own armies in their respective provinces. Perhaps the former Baathists who were arrested two years ago were in fact cooking up something. If that is true, they should try again.

    But unfortunately most of the Sunnis -- their tribal leaders and their military people -- just love when someone gives them guns and puts them in charge of an army unit. Saddam kept them quiet by giving them guns. The Americans turned them against al-Qaeda by giving them arms. And now, Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki is doing the same.

    But the Sunnis must quit this old habit and act where their true interest lies. Baghdad needs these Sunni officers today, but might just as well arrest and throw them in jail tomorrow.

    It is true that the Sunni provinces have no natural resources and no oil. But they have land, as well as great agricultural and tourism potential. They will have more than 20 Arab states by their side. Would they rather give up their dignity for a life in Iraq that will never be theirs again, and a regime that will always treat their most simple men all the way up to their vice president as terrorists?


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    INA member warns from attempt of conducting armed coup
    Wednesday, 02 January 2013 09:33 | | |

    Baghdad (AIN) –Member of the Iraqi National Alliance warned from the attempt of conducting an armed coup in Iraq.

    He stated to All Iraq News Agency (AIN) "It is not ruled out to witness a coup as we see the escalation of the political crisis especially if we consider the history of Iraq that used to topple regimes by force."

    "Iraq is still under the 7th chapter of UN's Charter and the decisions of the UN Security Council is still legitimate in approving the multi-national forces to come back to Iraq to conduct the change," he added.

    "The international community keeps Iraq under the 7th Chapter to be able to come to Iraq any time they wish," he concluded.


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    Askari: Anbar demonstrations not serious
    Wednesday, 02 January 2013 09:49 | | |

    Baghdad (AIN) -MP Sami al-Askari of the State of Law Coalition underestimated the impact of Anbar demonstrations on the general situation in the country.

    Askari stated to All Iraq News Agency (AIN) "We do not think that the current crisis is serious where part of those demonstrations is politicized for sake of electoral aims."


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    Al-Mutlaq, al-Nujaifi discuss the latest developments in Iraq.
    02/01/2013 10:07:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / Deputy Prime Minister Saleh al-Mutlaq discussed with House Speaker Osama al-Nujaifi the latest developments in the political arena.

    A statement by the Mutlaq's Office today 2,Junauary said: "al-Nujaifi and Mutlaq discussed, during the meeting, the call to the House of Representatives to hold an emergency session to discussed the protests and demonstrations in some of the Iraqi provinces in addition to the agreement to call the Iraqiya coalition to an urgent and comprehensive meeting in order to discuss the call for the Parliament to hold an emergency meeting."

    The statement added that "The views were close on the demands of the demonstrators and they also stressed the importance of responding to these demand as a legitimate demands represent the concerns of the Iraqi people."

    The statement continued, "in the meeting, they call the political blocs to work seriously in the parliament and in the government in order to implement these demands.".

    Nujaifi Congratulated Deputy Prime Minister Saleh al-Mutlaq for his safety from the assassination attempt against him recently.

    The House Speaker Osama al-Nujaifi called to hold a special session of the House of Representatives on Sunday to discuss the current political crisis.

    A source in the Office of al-Nujaifi told / NINA / yesterday that "House Speaker called on Council members to attend a special meeting to discuss the latest developments in the political arena in the light of widespread protests, demonstrations and sit-ins across the country.".

    It is mentioned that several provinces have witnessed, during the past few days, sit- ins and protests over poor services and the deterioration of the security situation as well as disorder in the political arena . The sit-in and demonstrations in Anbar province and other provinces demand to release detainees and cancel the Article 4 of terrorism and re- consider the accountability and justice law and other demands.


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    Hashimi can assume President post if he proves his innocence, says Askari
    Wednesday, 02 January 2013 10:17 | | |

    Baghdad (AIN) –MP, Sami al-Askari, of the State of Law Coalition announced that the death sentenced, Tariq al-Hashimi, can assume the President post if he proved his innocence.

    Speaking to All Iraqi News Agency (AIN), he said "Hashimi must prove his innocence first to be able to replace Talabani who subjects to the medical treatment currently."

    "If Hashimi comes back, he will be arrested at the airport to be submitted to the court and when proved to be innocent, he will restore his post," he mentioned.

    Hashimi, who resides Turkey currently, and his guards face death sentences issued against them in absentia.



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    Al-Maliki: The cancellation of decisions and laws is within the powers of the parliament.
    02/01/2013 10:14:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki confirmed that "The cancellation of decisions and laws is within the powers of the parliament , not within the authorities of the government or the Prime Minister."

    A statement of Maliki's Office quoting him as saying, in a letter to the Iraqi people today 2, January, "We are following, with great concern, what is happening in a number of provinces where demonstrations are demanding to achieve a number of demands that we believe some are legitimate demands, which some were mingled with some other demands that fundamentally in contradict with the nature of the political system in the country, which we must resort to the Constitution and the law, and not to provide the opportunity for the enemies of the political process of the armed groups and terrorist groups and former regime to penetrate the demonstrations. Their attempts are clear to ride the wave that will lead to chaos and unrest and threatening the national unity and civil peace and drag the country to sectarian fighting. ".

    He added "We draw the attention of all the Iraqi people that the Council of Ministers as well as the prime minister do not have the constitutional authority to cancel laws that legalized by the House of Representatives, especially the law of accountability and justice and anti-terrorism law. The general amnesty law is not approved in the House of Representatives so far , and here is the serious paradox that raised question marks about some big parties and political figures in the political process of mixing the things when they call on the government to cancel these laws and they know it is the responsibility of Parliament not the government./


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    Iraqiya MP: Iraqiya coalition holds an emergency meeting today.
    02/01/2013 10:47:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / MP, of the Iraqiya coalition, Mohammed al-Khalidi said "that the Iraqiya coalition will hold an emergency meeting today to discuss the current political crisis and the call for an emergency session of the House of Representatives next Sunday."

    He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / "The Iraqiya coalition, since the beginning of the crisis, is in ongoing meetings in order to reach solutions," noting that "today's meeting will discuss the call of the House Speaker Osama Nujaifi to hold an emergency session of parliament on Sunday."

    Khalidi expressed hope that the Council will gather to achieve a quorum to hold the meeting and discuss the latest developments in the political arena over the demands expressed by the masses in many of the provinces through demonstrations and sit-ins. "

    The House Speaker Osama Nujaifi called for a special session of the House of Representatives on Sunday to discuss the current political crisis.

    It is mentioned that several provinces have witnessed, during the past few days, sit- ins and protests over poor services and the deterioration of the security situation as well as disorder in the political arena . The sit-in and demonstrations in Anbar province and other provinces demand to release detainees and cancel the Article 4 of terrorism and re- consider the accountability and justice law and other demands.


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    The Arabs in Kirkuk ask the Arab league to help them.
    02/01/2013 11:02:00

    Kirkuk / NINA / Arab Political Council in Kirkuk called the Secretary General of the Arab League Nabil Elaraby and all Arab countries not to stay idle and leave the Arab people of Kirkuk among the agendas and what it called shaky positions. "

    The council explained in a statement today 2, Jan "through statements made in some media that some leaders of Turkmen stated that the Turkish state does not object to consider Kirkuk within Kurdistan .. we, the Arabs in Kirkuk and the representatives of the political Council of Arab, say that Kirkuk is an Iraqi city and we will defend Kirkuk because it is a matter of life or death .

    The Council called on the Arab world "to protect this component that is steadfast since 2003 and to support the central government and strengthen its position towards Kirkuk and the people of Kirkuk against the ambitions of the Kurdish parties."


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