This blog post was published on January 7 2013. §
Iraq’s sectarian spring
What is going on in the Sunni provinces of Iraq, has internal causes and motives, caused by sectarian parties and forces consider themselves “as the sole legitimate representative” of the sects and tribes”, and a government and a government trying to establish its sects quotas system.
The sectarian nature of the demonstrations is no secret and it’s made very clear in the first point from the 15 points demands made by the Sunni demonstrators:
A Sunni region according to the constitution.
Confirmed by Sunni leaders saying:
Sunni region is our goal
Erecting the FSA flags and photos of Turkish prime Minister Erdogan, without doubts there is a regional dimension represented by Turkey and the Arab GCC countries who started to be impatient with Iraq PM Al-Maliki, and geopolitical obstacle linked to current crisis via Iran and Syria to overthrow Assad.
In April 2012 news report form Kuwaiti sources revealed that former Iraqi president-Deputy (fugitive in Turkey) Hashimi supported the formation of the so called the large Sunni region in Iraq Sunni provinces (Tikrit, Mosul, Anbar and Diyala).
The first sectarian demand of the Sunni demonstrators is point no1:
Sunni region according to the Iraqi constitution
Recent demonstration in Iraq confirmed the above and news reported that Hashimi who is used by Turkey’s Gov. as puppet, funded tribal chiefs in the Sunni provinces with 4 million dollar to continue the demonstrations.
The Turkish government sent a message to Baghdad saying:
“Turkey could end the demonstrations within one hour, if the Iraqi Gov. de-activate the new oil and gas line project through Jordan.”
Sectarians from all sides of the so called “political process” trying to hijack the people’s movements for their own political sectarian interests.