Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki recently returned from Tehran where he had travelled to seek help in winning parliamentary elections, set to be held in almost three months. Over the past few days, Maliki went to the city of Karbala where he escalated his sectarian rhetoric against the country’s Sunnis. Maliki traveled to Karbala under the excuse of participating in the Shiite commemoration of Imam Hussein’s death.
However, under the excuse of pursuing al-Qaeda and the terrorist organization known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, he used the occasion to deliver a hateful speech full of incitement and of threats against the protesters in al-Anbar.
Who is he targeting?
Maliki failed to manage Iraq’s security, politics or development all the while attaining privileges which have placed him outside the sphere of accountabilityAbdulrahman al-Rashed