Political Observation - The Role of Iraqi Premier Mustapha al-Kadhimi in Serving America

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Political Observation - The Role of Iraqi Premier Mustapha al-Kadhimi in Serving America

The US has been marketing her agent, Iraqi prime minister Mustapha al-Kadhimi, whom she has brought from outside the political parties in an attempt to secure popular support for him through “fighting corruption” which is deemed as the most prominent file in the masses’ concerns to the point where the entire population has turned into the party with which he is fighting his political opponents.

Two days into his campaign against corruption, and despite the threatening messages he has received in recent days in the shape of bomb blasts to deter him from executing his agenda, al-Kadhimi launched an extensive operation of arrests against tens of former and current officials and executives, including some prominent figures, in a move described as unprecedented since the fall of Baghdad. According to arabi21.com, Iraqi media outlets reported the arrest of the deputy governor of Dhi Qar, the head of Baghdad Investment Committee, the Director of the Agricultural Bank, his son and ten employees, in addition to the apprehending of two national banks executives and the director of Qi Card. The campaign also included issuing judicial decrees imposing a travel ban on former Baghdad mayor, Thikra Mohammed Jabir, and the director of contracts at the ministry of planning,g Azhar al-Rubaie. An arrest warrant was also issued for the director of Baghdad Water, Ammar Mousa, on corruption charges. Al-Kadhimi has also clashed with the fiercest and most loyal faction to Iran from among the Popular Mobilisation Forces, namely Iraqi Hezbollah, several of whose cadres have recently been arrested under his direct orders. 

In fact, al-Kadhimi would have not dared clash with the beasts of corruption, the influential Shia parties and the Popular Mobilisation Forces had they not realised that he is backed by the US, some regional states such as Saudi, the Iraqi president Barham Saleh and the Kurds, and had they not received the US message expressing its seriousness in muzzling them after the assassination of Qassim Soleimani and after giving "Israel" free rein in targeting Iran’s surrogates in Syria, and even targeting Iran domestically through mysterious explosions.

America’s decision to bring al-Kadhimi from outside the Shia parties constitutionally competent to form the government was not coincidental since all previous prime ministers were shackled with partisan and sectarian loyalty to Iran, despite their collaboration with America. They failed to execute what was required of them in terms of downsizing the Iranian influence in Iraq, and preferred to strike a balance between their partisan interests and sectarian loyalty on the one hand, and the US interests on the other; and this clashes with the US initiative in the region.

When al-Kadhimi took office, America extended the exemption given to Iraq from the sanctions imposed on Iran for four months, thus allowing Baghdad to import Iranian energy resources so as not to evoke public resentment against him, and to give him time to tackle the electricity crisis in Iraq, which is one of the persistent demands of the masses.

The precarious aspect of this issue is the hoax of which Muslims have been victim since the grooming of Abdul Nasser and Khomeini, and recently Kaïs Saied, Abdul Majid Taboun and the leaders of Sudan, because those collaborators flirt with the emotions of the masses and with their naïve demands while they perpetrate the most atrocious of treasons. The precariousness of al-Kadhimi lies in his tackling of the files that serve the American initiative in the region, mainly the Deal of the Century and the regional solution. America is clipping the wings of Iran, downsizing her influence in the region and bringing her back to her functional square, namely replacing "Israel" as the enemy and restructuring the Iraqi regime to suit the American project in the region; and all this under the guise of fighting corruption in Iraq. Moreover, America is strengthening the Kurdish province by reimbursing its allocated funds which previous governments failed to pay, and weakening the Kurds’ dependence on Baghdad in preparation for separating the province at the opportune moment. This is why Iran and Turkey have recently been coordinating to thwart what America and al Kadhimi have been planning for Iraqi Kurdistan; meanwhile, the PKK responded by launching several attacks on Turkish soldiers.

As for the Gulf States’ agreements with the usurping entity, al-Kadhimi stated during an interview with the Washington Post that the “Emirati-Israeli normalisation is a decision concerning the Emirates and we must not interfere in this.” This denotes the possibility of al-Kadhimi embracing the regional solution emboldened by the stance of the normalisers, and via the gates of Egypt and Jordan with which he has recently coordinated due to regional considerations in the context of the American arrangements pertinent to Iran, Syria, Iraq and Lebanon.

America, and before her Europe, has sought to win over those with weak and tawdry consciences in our region in order to turn them into her collaborators and groom them to become rulers, the political milieux and leaders of the so-called civil society, in addition to the forces of material support, especially senior officers and army commanders, so that they may act as the alternative to direct colonialism. Hence, the Ummah should consistently remember this fact so that she may not continue to be deceived. The Ummah ought to work seriously with her sincere children in order to seize control of her own destiny and return as the best nation sent to humankind.

“You are the best nation sent to humankind, enjoining what is good and forbidding what is evil, and believing in Allah.” [Al-Imran-110]

2 Safar 1442h
19 September 2020