Ma­liki’s con­spir­acy against Kurds con­tinue

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

The for­mer Iraqi Prime Min­is­ter, Nuri al-Ma­liki, used his author­ity and power against the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion through his gov­ern­ing term as he im­posed sanc­tions upon the re­gion. He and his party mem­bers have not stopped from stand­ing against Kurds. Ma­liki is now head­ing Iraqi State of Law Coali­tion and his fo­cus is mainly on making is­sues for Kurds in the re­gion.

Un­der Ma­liki's con­trol, Iraq moved back­wards in all re­spects. The sta­bi­lized eco­nomic sit­u­a­tion got de­te­ri­o­rated. Pol­i­tics and se­cu­rity got worse.

Ma­liki was not only against Kurds, but he stood against Iraq’s Sun­nis as well. He de­stroyed the prospect of peace. He made the Sun­nis feel they were ig­nored, cre­at­ing ripe ground for ter­ror­ism. Many think that the Is­lamic State (ISIS) was able to ex­ploit the sit­u­a­tion cre­ated by Ma­liki in or­der to at­tack the Sunni ar­eas.

In June 2014, ISIS fight­ers were able to in­vade large ter­ri­to­ries in Iraq within only 24 hours. ISIS was not only able to oc­cupy the ar­eas, but they also gained con­trol of many heavy weapons left by the de­feated army su­per­vised by Ma­liki.

Ali Awni, Kur­dis­tan Demo­cratic Party (KDP) lead­er­ship mem­ber, said that Ma­liki failed in gov­ern­ing the coun­try. "Be­cause Ma­liki failed ad­min­is­tra­tively and po­lit­i­cally, now he wants to cover up his fail­ure with his hos­tile at­ti­tudes to­wards the Iraqi and Kur­dish peo­ple."

"When Ma­liki was in power, his gov­ern­ing style in­di­cated he was like an Ira­nian em­ployee,” Awni said. “He did not look like he was the Iraqi prime min­is­ter at all. He con­sid­ers the sep­a­ra­tion of Kur­dis­tan Re­gion from Iraq as be­trayal."

Sh­wan Muham­mad, for­mer Iraqi Par­lia­ment mem­ber, said that all the Kur­dish lead­er­ship al­ready warned Iraqi politi­cians about Ma­liki's at­ti­tudes.

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