‘King-maker’ of Iraqi politics in Kurdistan: Maliki awaits his removal

HAT TIP: The IQD Team (and Peaky @ PTR)

Thanks to Peaky for this post
Too good not to post!!!

First Published: 2012-04-28

Top Iraqi politicians, many of whom feel marginalised by Maliki’s style of governing, call in Arbil for greater democracy.

ARBIL (Iraq) – Top Iraqi politicians, many of whom feel marginalised by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s style of governing, called on Saturday in Arbil for greater democracy in running the country.

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, powerful Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, Massud Barzani, the president of the autonomous Kurdistan region, Iyad Allawi, the head of the Sunni-backed Iraqiya bloc, and Sunni parliament speaker Osama al-Nujaifi, held a meeting in Arbil, the capital of Kurdistan in northern Iraq.

Maliki, who was conspicuous by his absence, has been accused by various sides, including Barzani, Iraqiya and Sadr, of consolidating power and moving toward dictatorship in Continue reading

Urgent! Talabani to resolve the dispute between Baghdad and Erbil – plus Analysis by Mr.IQD


Iraq President Jalal TalabaniThis is GREAT news folks!!!  Especially since Barzani was reported yesterday to be back in Kurdistan from his trip to the United States and other countries.

This meeting that is now being arranged by Talabani, should go down anytime, especially in light of the other articles we have been seeing.  The situation over there is critical.

Why is this exciting, well Talabani always seems to be the man to get things done, in simple terms, think of Talabani like a father figure to Maliki, Allawai and Barzani. 

If there is really anyone in our opinion that can get these three together to work out their differences and get them to act like “men” and not like “boys” it is Papa Talabani.

~ Mr. IQD

By: Bian6
On: Wednesday 04/18/2012 12:05

Baghdad / WAP / advisor said the prime minister for the Kurdistan region just Berwari article Wednesday that the religious authority, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, commissioned by President Jalal Talabani said the task of resolving the ongoing dispute between Baghdad and Erbil.

He said Berwari told Baghdad International / WAP / Wednesday, “said Talabani welcomed this assignment,” noting that “Talabani’s efforts to mediate between Baghdad and Erbil will begin with the return to the Barzani of the Kurdistan region during the next few days.” Ended 3



Iraq looming no-confidence on Maliki .. and the rule of law: It is powered by the largest block

HAT TIP:  The IQD Team

Date: Thursday, 04.12.2012 9:40
Baghdad / term

Although the political process occupant of the Parties to various international, but the last few days have seen an escalation is accusing the United States by some of the parties supporting Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, and this was expressed by the Iraqi leader Iyad Allawi, “said the prime minister took advantage of the indifference of Washington to violate the Constitution and enhance the of his authority with the security forces to intimidate and suppress its opponents, ”
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In a question of the extent of these options and whether the withdrawal of Continue reading