After 2,400 days in Power… Maliki’s (FAILED) Government

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10/12/2012 (23:00 pm) – The number of readings: 71 – Issue (2672)
After 2,400 days in power .. Maliki government .. biting of the state and repression of the demonstrators and no one rein exclusivity

Baghdad / term

Complement the Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, next April will be his seventh year in power. He acquired his position in April 2006 out of 12 deputies within the coalition of Shiite parties, and as a consensus candidate for the rest of the forces of the parliament, He spent his two terms spending the largest financial budgets that affected the country without causing significant difference in the level of an individual’s life, in the face of stiff policies by the opposition from various parties, elites and power centers, which warn of signs of the emergence of an “absolute ruler” in a country torn by dictatorship for decades of the Saddam Regime.

He has dealth with the quagmire in rivalries, bloody wars with most major countries and experienced more progress than any other nation in the Middle East. The outcome of the last seven years appears to show the he is power hungry, overheated to control everything, unlike State political
pluralism that the federal system was to be recognized as being and agreements made before the fall of Saddam Hussein, Al-Maliki since 2009 began talking openly about his intention to change the rules of the game by complaining about Partnership and diversity, calling into question the role of the Parliament, legislative and regulatory bodies, and has since refused on every occasion the restrictions imposed by the Constitution to redress and rationalize its functioning, which Maliki in a single word promising to use a tough guy approach of taking advantage of people who complained of chaos, violence, ruin and devastation. But the period between 2010, when parliamentary elections were held, and 2012, the first year of duty for Iraqis outside the tutelage of the U.S. Army, witnessed aggression accelerated by the Prime Minister to extend his control over the state in what his partners called “biting fast on the state and its institutions” and threatens the emergence of tyranny. The country, for the first time has seen the uprising for the lack of electricity in the summer of 2010, it started in the province of Basra and spread to 10 provinces later, then followed by popular massive demonstrations that condemned the failure of government from February 2011, and despite Maliki’s concern of its breadth and effects, he was quick to make concessions that were quickly forgotten, and treated protesters with brutality and cruelty and took advantage of circumstances to contain the protests, which observers say might see a resurgence any moment. The attention many are giving to the Egyption crisis of President Mohamed Morsi , after his few months in office, has followed similar policies to the policies of Maliki in many aspects, He granted himself 100 days of time and 6 months again, as did al-Maliki, he used pejorative and defective descriptions to his opponents and the people who organize protests trying to abolish political pluralism in the country and devote his authority and his team prevents the judiciary and other legitimate powers from restricting his powers. But observers recall that the Egyptian people did not wait to rise against Morsi despite the fact that his practices have only began 2 months ago, while Iraq has been engulfed with a deficit at the elite level and the public, for 2400 days! The main reservations concerning the elite of civil society and the rest of the centers of power political, financial, religious sites in Iraq, the policies of Maliki are as follows:

Maliki’s attempt to influence the Electoral Commission to contest the legislative ballot results of 2010, issuing statements from the Office of the Commander in Chief, warned of “plunging the country into the abyss ‘ because of the election results, the international community and the United Nations had to intervene repeatedly to protect polling results. Everyone expressed concerns about the way Maliki was dealing with the upcoming elections in the light of his growing power and declining influence internationally and international cooperation in Iraq.

Distribution to figures those loyal him, hundreds of important executive positions in the State without reference to Parliament as required by the Constitution. He’s emerged as a phenomenon that has made the most important positions in the State managed by proxy, to ensure non-interference of the Parliament to approve the persons nominated by the operation of sensitive facilities. He appended, constitutionally the independent bodies since winter 2011, extrajudicial procedures that have led in practice to exclude illegal competent figures such as judge Rahim al-Igaily, formerly the Chief of integrity, expert International Central Bank Governor Sinan Al-Shabibi and did not provide legal rights to defend their performance and replaced them with personalities loyal to the way he manages these sensitive institutions, by proxy also.
He keeps the Council of Ministers without an internal system to allow all parties expression in objections with decision-making within the composition of the coalition government, the breadth of the country to the many crises in this context

He keeps the secret prisons outside the legitimacy of the Ministry of Justice or Iraqi laws, broad and systematic violations of human rights, and the abolition of some great international pressure, at the time point of parliamentary committees and civil organizations, the phenomenon of torture and continued access to sexual abuse of female prisoners, which touched him in recent statements included threats and threats to anyone who tries to pursue this file, as he put it.
Stripped the powers of parliament legislation through a resolution of the Federal Court to prevent the parliament from passing laws and limits its role in voting on pending law proposed by the government.

Covers up the corruption files and sets up dummy committees to investigate dozens of cases that have been surrounded by mystery; forgotten to protect the corrupt. Instead of providing information to concerned authorities, Maliki, turned in recent months, on his political rivals; to disclose files on them to intimidate partners demands them not to oppose it. The corrupt Russian arms deal is only one of the dangerous episodes, of a series, blocking development and construction.

He spent about $ 500 billion without success in developing the infrastructure or saving Iraqi cities from drowning in rain water and piles of garbage, or at least partly trying to process the power crisis.

The scientific manipulation of the ration card file, deleted it and then undid it only to flop and cause confusion about its resolution, all at a time when local and international reports mention the existence of 2 million Iraqis suffering from hunger and malnutrition, concentrated in Baghdad, and the provinces of Nineveh and Basra, the capital of the oil industry and maritime city only drink sea water without purification

He hid government spending from parliament, not preparing the final accounts of official spending, spending about $ 50 billion out of the budget laws, which faced objection, even from the World Bank and other UN bodies that found a breach of transparency and modern standards in the administration.

He issued of a package of laws and sent them to the parliament to include the numerous activists elite political powers, and police actions leading to the silencing of mouths and control what the citizens say restricts information on the internet, restricts public gatherings and the right to demonstrate.

Established campaigns that have not stopped to undermine civil liberties of both sexes whether in universities or social clubs and shops selling alcohol administered by religious minorities, which led to the intervention in the way of life of many Iraqis and legally unjustified, and some aspects of this intervention in the form of ‘ invasion ‘ by military battalions belonging his office and beat makers and pharmacists clubs goer and writer’s unions and prestigious clubs in Baghdad, without any explanation or apology from the authority.

Excessive use of force and repression in dealing with events from North to South in 2010 and 2011 and arrest of dozens; shootings that killed about 20 protesters and beating press crews covering the event.

Accusing the protesters of ‘ Baath party remnants and discredit them by using state media and threatening the parties that speak of the need to curb the exclusivity of the resolutions, unprecedented action as he said in his last press conference in Baghdad, that he both objects to the performance of the main states or with external forces.

Establishment of military formations and leaders of provincial operations as President of Parliament as equivalent to declaring a State of emergency and require leave of the House, but did not consult any party structure or move it later in order to resolve political dispute about the disputed areas, through the involvement of the military, which all of the Iraqi party leaders rejected the size of the risks and the possibility to drag the country to harm civil peace between its components.

Security moves and massive arrests without explaining the reason, such as the arrest of more than 2,000 people in 2011 mostly in Tikrit for attempting a coup despite months where no explanation was given for the results of the investigation in this file, justifying the arbitrariness of authorities or require its recognition of error.


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