Tribes in Iraq have violated the irrigation law, violated each other’s lands, provided a safe haven for wanted men, attacked hospitals where some of their members died during surgery, fought over oil that’s being smuggled outside the country and passing through its areas or over drugs that are being smuggled into the country and protested against judicial verdicts issued against any of its members.
What these tribes are doing is certainly unacceptable as it’s illegal. Nothing justifies this behavior. However, can they be blamed for their acts? Not at all, as when the sun sets, darkness prevails and when the state is absent, people simply resort to illegal acts.
Bribing tribal leaders is another means of political and social corruption that has become common these daysAdnan Hussein