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Iranian President Ahmadinejad is welcomed to Damascus by Syrian

President Assad before a meeting to announce a new alliance that

includes Iran, Syria, Lebanon and Iraq. Iraqis appear divided on the

wisdom of all this, and question if Iraq's government has agreed to it.

 

 

Kitabat, Iraq

Curse of America or Curse of Iran: Iraqi Voters Must Choose

 

"If they go in Iranís direction, it means that America will curse them; but this curse will be laid more at the doorstep of the Iraqi government than the Iraqi people. Ö but if Iraqis go in Americaís direction, Iran will curse them, and this curse will be more sharply directed at the Iraqi people. That is why we are now caught between two curses."

 

By Madah Al-Qadah

 

Translated By James Jacobson

 

February 26, 2010

 

Iraq - Kitabat - Original Article (Arabic)

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Is Iraq or the Iraqi government prepared to be a player in the political games of the region or the world? With their tendencies and attitudes domestically, Iraqi politicians have so far proven themselves unready. This is clear to be seen be examining the worrisome and unstable situation in every part of Iraqi political life, including security, economics, and even the social sphere. How is Iraq supposed to play a role in the regional environment when it's enchained by an occupation, political disintegration and economic decline, as well as by security breaches and social deterioration?

 

But it seems that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad holds a different view of all things relating to Iraqi politics. He, with extreme arrogance, has included Iraq in an alliance of confrontation against Israel, with partners that include Iran, Syria and Lebanon - of course, he referred specifically the south of Lebanon [Hezbullah territory]. Despite the fact that Iraq has historically and publicly stood against Israel, it doesnít need to be mixed up in an alliance with Iran, Syria and Southern Lebanon - which is what Ahmadinejad announced during a meeting in Damascus with Syrian President Bashar Assad.

 

I would like to ask the Iraqi government: Is it in favor of this alliance Ahmadinejad spoke of? Or doesnít Ahmadinejad need to ask the Iraqi government before including us? The matter clearly exposes the weakness of Iraq's government and its humiliating subordination to Tehran. This is what compels us to stand up against this enfeebled government.†††

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I think that Iranian-American confrontation will now intensify, and it seems that Iraq will be the scene of further conflict between the two sides. In the upcoming elections, the two sides now seek to divide the Iraqi electorate between supporters of Iran and supporters of America. But there is still a third way.

 

I believe that despite the great pressure being exerted on Iraqi voters, they hold the keys to a solution, since it's still possible for them to distinguish which candidates seek to push Iraq into regional and international disputes. The current government is unable to effectively take a position independent of the desires of Iran.

 

I would like to ask, if Iraq is compelled to join one of the existing regional alliances; that consisting of Iran, Syria, South Lebanon and Hamas; or the one consisting of Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Jordan under American auspices, which would Iraqis prefer to join? Which is best for Iraqis? I doubt Iraq will be able to take an independent position and avoid joining one of them - and the second alliance is less harmful than the first.

 

 

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Here I have outlined the emerging Iranian-American conflict, which is one of alliances and which to a great extent is guaranteed to greatly deplete Iran. Iraqis have already paid an enormous price. If they go in Iranís direction, it means that America will curse them; but this curse will be laid more at the doorstep of the Iraqi government than the Iraqi people, as General Odierno stated clearly and explicitly.

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However, if Iraqis go in Americaís direction, Iran will curse them, and this curse will be more sharply directed at the Iraqi people. That is why we are now caught between two curses, that of America and that of Iran.

 

It seems that the results of the upcoming elections will determine which curse we will take upon ourselves. Nonetheless, despite all this, we may yet disappoint both sides by voting for those that deserve our support.

 

madahalqadah@yahoo.com

 

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