This blog post was published on May 8 2011. §
Will the US use Bin Laden’s death to extend its presence in Iraq?
A coming wave of violence conducted and directed by the US that will hit the Arab world and Europe. The nominated stage for these actions is the Iraqi arena with the cooperation of some political parties in Iraq who will find this a golden opportunity to liquidate their adversaries and to impose its agenda.
Iraq is on the verge of a new wave of orgnised violence. Under the pretext of Al-Qaeda revenge for the killing of Bin Laden, the aim is to create new card allows the US to extend its presence.
Not only the Iraqi politicians started to warn that the US will use Bin Laden’s death to extend its presence, even the Shiites Supreme-Clerics are suspicious. Here is Sistani’s representative in Friday’s ceremony saying: “Killing Bin Laden marks a new global intelligence agenda”.
Worried of the US next move, Iraq and Iran announced the formation of “regional security organization” directly after the US announced the assassination of Bin Laden, especially that the Americans are hinting now and then of their desire to extend their presence.
Maliki also felt the need to speed up the process of appointing the security ministers [imposing, even against their will in some cases] and the choices are very interesting. Saadoun Al-Dulaimi, is the U.S. candidate for this position, he was the Defense Minister in the government of Ibrahim Al-Jaafari formed in the late days of the Paul Bremer administration.
While Al-Iraqiya List reject the nomination of Al-Dulaimi, the Sadrists reject the Maliki’s candidate for the Interior Minister Tawfiq Al-Yasiri. The Sadrists prefer the nomination of Ahmed Chalabi for the Minister of the Interior, which opposed Al-Maliki.
Maliki’s government generally in deep trouble, especially that the Prime Minister has achieved a lot with the help of the US who may want him to payback the favor. Otherwise, it will lead to a change in the relationship of the two sides (Maliki and the Americans).
An example shows the US desperation to stay in Iraq is what the Bahraini newspaper “Gulf News” revealed lately that the US Defense Minister offered to deploy of the U.S. troops in the streets of Baghdad to confront the people’s protests and protect the government (especially after the cancellation of the F16 contract with the United States).
Muqtada Al-Sadr headed to Doha — Qatar to discuss the presence of the US forces. Evidence that the US asked the Emire of Qatar to mediate with Al-Sadr is that this visit came two days after Pelosi and some American lawmakers visited Qatar also.
Reactions of Iraqis in the streets commenting on Bin Laden’s death is: Couldn’t see the news yesterday, we had no electricity.…