Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Allawi-Maliki Deal Imminent

Nouri Al-Maliki and Ayad Allawi are going to meet tonight at 6pm local time, at Allawi's Iraqiya bloc offices.
Word in some local media and speculations by some politicians indicate that a deal between the two leaders is imminent. The deal is expected to give Allawi the Presidency and Maliki the Premiership, while awarding the Parliament Speaker post to the Kurds, who are freaked out by the rumors.

14 comments:

Ali said...

Hi Guys

Although this would be the best possible scenario, having a small, centralist and nationalist goverment that can acheive things without a cumbersome national unity goverment (kearn from reidar Visser), I doubt that will happen. Because what will the sunnis get? I'm a shia who beleives that the shia and i dont want the sunnis to be side lined
PS I love you guys

Ali W

omar said...

Ali, the Sunni have invested in Allawi as thier-and a national-leader. They don't see him as Shiite. If he gets either the presidency or premiership they will be more than satisfied.

Louise said...

Omar, let us know ASAP the results of that meeting.

I hopw it's good.  I agree with Ali, this is the best possible outcome, but by God it's taken a long time.  I'm hoping the Iraqis can learn the art of compromise and "big tent" politics as a prelude to elections, not as a necessary expediency afterwards.

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Hameed Abid said...

Dear All

It is necessary for the two winners to alternate the government and the presidency say in every one until the next election years.

Their first job is to allow the private sector to build the pwer grid and power stations and buy the electricity to add to the National grid. And the second pririty should be to remove UN chapter shackles with the help of the British and American governments with Saudi and Kuwait.

The rest will plain sailing.

Kind regards

Kafir said...

Omar,

Will the speaker post mollify the Kurds? I thought I remember hearing that it was largely a ceremonial position.

Mister Ghost said...

Imminent evidently has a different meaning in the Middle East. )))

Your lucky, Louise didn't hold her breath waiting for the announcement, Omar.

But, with Joe Biden there, what can go wrong?

Omar, you should put in word verification for the comments, which will cut down on the spammers, but I think it's better to have an unmoderated comment section.

Labeled as a terrorist by the US, Grand Aya­tol­lah Sayyed Mohammed Hus­sein Fad­lal­lah, who Sistani once issued a fatwa against (thanks Ladybird), and who was cast out by the Hawza (the corrupt Shia grand poobahs) to the hinterlands of Lebanon, was also the spiritual leader of Hebz'allah and Maliki's Dawa Party and just recently took the black turban death nap.

So, the US supported the Maliki government, whose party's spiritual advisor was labeled a terrorist by the US.

Isn't Bush & Obama's foreign policy grandly ironic?

Mister Ghost said...

More on Fadlallah, the chief spiritual adviser of Maliki's Dawa party... and remember the US supported Dawa's representative Maliki running Iraq:

Via Debbie Schlussel:

Fadlallah is the man who issued the fatwas okaying the 1983 bombing mass murder of the U.S. Marine barracks and U.S. Embassy in Beirut, killing more than 300 U.S. Marines and officials. He permitted the torture murders of Navy diver Robert Dean Stethem, Col. Rich Higgins, and CIA attache William Buckley. Fadlallah’s the one who gave the “go” for the bombing of the Jewish Community Center and Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina in the 1990s. And he’s behind a number of murderous, anti-American, anti-Israel, and anti-Semitic actions taken by Hezbollah, including the group’s participation in several Al-Qaeda bombings and terrorist attacks against Americans.

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