Saturday, November 13, 2010

Violence in Iraq may continue despite power sharing agreement

'Mr. Allawi, a secular Shiite, told CNN on Friday that “Iraqiya is not going to be part, and I am definitely not going to be part, of this government.” He also said the country would probably see more “tensions and violence, probably.”

...The senior American military commander in Iraq, Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, reiterated American support for the agreement, expressing concern that failure to be inclusive could inflame tensions and fuel further violence.

“If the people don’t consider it to be an inclusive government, there might be some people in the community who express their displeasure in the form of violence,” he told reporters at his headquarters beside Baghdad’s international airport.

“Having said that, what we’re seeing early on is some pretty good signs the leadership intends to in fact form an inclusive government,” he said. “They’ve been wrestling with some difficult issues for eight months now.”

In the wake of a series of attacks by Al Qaeda and other insurgents that killed more than 100 people, General Austin warned that more violence was likely as Mr. Maliki cobbles together a cabinet. “We can expect there will be some turbulence between now and when the government is finally formed,” he said.

Asked about Mr. Allawi’s remarks that a withdrawal by Iraqiya could result in violence, he added: “There’s always that possibility, and are we concerned about it? Yeah, we remain concerned about it — not only during this time, but during any point in time throughout the year. Certainly, things are a little bit more sensitive about it during this time period because people are very anxious about how this is going to turn out.” '

17 comments :

Dolly said...

'Allawi has done nothing to fight the invader, but now he uses the "threat of violence" for political advertising. Pathetic.

Iraqi Mojo said...

He's done nothing to fight the Al Qaeda scum of earth either, it seems.

I remember when Allawi was tough on suspected terrorists, back when the US put him in charge. I still wonder if this is true:

2004: "Iyad Allawi, the new Prime Minister of Iraq, pulled a pistol and executed as many as six suspected insurgents at a Baghdad police station, just days before Washington handed control of the country to his interim government, according to two people who allege they witnessed the killings."

Allawi's a tough guy. Maybe that's why Sunni Arabs dig him so much. Reminds them of Saddam, perhaps.

Iraqi Mojo said...

I do hope Allawi joins the government and gets tough on terrorists again. Maybe he will be PM in 2015.

Anonymous said...

allawi was the puppet in "charge" when the american terrorist army committed a massacrea in fallujah and was filling up the mass graves. When Iraq is liberated he should be arresed for treason and other crimes against iraqis

Long Live The Iraqi Resistance!

Iraqi Mojo said...

'Iraqi lawmakers buried the hatchet Saturday, with public displays of goodwill and apologies over "misunderstandings," as parliament approved a broad agreement that will usher in a new government after a debilitating eight-month deadlock.

Two days after they walked out of a raucous session that showed the deep rifts in the halls of power, members of the Sunni Arab-backed Iraqiya bloc returned to parliament for a final vote on the accord that saw Shiite Prime Minister Nouri Maliki maintain his hold on power.

Iraqiya members apologized for walking out Thursday after the Shiite and Kurdish blocs in the parliament refused to go along with a request for an immediate lifting of a political ban on four Iraqiya members because of their alleged ties to Saddam Hussein's Baath Party.

Lawmakers agreed Saturday to start the process of lifting the bans. The 325-member body also voted in favor of the agreement, hammered out last week, that proved to be the breakthrough in ending the stalemate over inconclusive national elections.'

Dolly said...

☼ Iyad Allawi, the new Prime Minister of Iraq, pulled a pistol and executed as many as six suspected insurgents at a Baghdad police station ☼

How very democratic, I can't believe I once doubted the judiciary of Iraq and the gentlemanly ways of 'Allawi

Don Cox said...

I do wonder if that famous story about Allawi shooting prisoners is actually true.

As "Dolly" says, it is not a very democratic act.

Aton said...

"Long Live The Iraqi Resistance!"

Most are dead.

Aton said...

The Arab Nation is dead.

Bruno said...

Aton seems hysterical. Maybe he needs some ritalin.

C.H. said...

"Long live the Iraqi Resistance!"

What resistance? Zarqawi? Masri? Sadr? Uday and Qusay?

Its all over.

C.H. said...

"As "Dolly" says, it is not a very democratic act."

Neither are the implementation of sharia law, support for indisciminate and intentional bomb attacks on civilians, and calls for genocide against the children of voters that she espouses regularly.

Don Cox said...

@ C.H.

Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.

;-)

Dolly said...

It looks like 15000 Iraqi Shia have been killed so far, very nice.
And the civil war is still coming up

Jewboy C.H. can't bring himself to condemn 'Allawi's murders. ← Such are the corrupt ways of yahood.
You put the yahoo in yahood, C.H.

Dolly said...

☼ What resistance? ☼

Resistance to occupation of course. If you haven't noticed there's been a war between the U.S. and Iraq

Already 2/3 of the occupation is out, thanks to the resistance exclusively.

Anonymous said...

"Already 2/3 of the occupation is out, thanks to the resistance exclusively"

LOL

Dolly said...

☼ calls for genocide against the children of voters ☼

I don't care about voting in general, I don't go to f-ing Latvia to stop voting.

In this case though of occupied Iraq, voting has been used as a vehicle of collaboration. → It allowed the Coalition and the UN to say: "Well, since 2 million people voted, that gives us the mandate to kill the other 1 million."

And that is sick, so voters-slash-accomplices-in-genocide have to pay the price as accessories to murder