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Sep 09, 2007
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Iraqi MP Mithal Al-Alousi: Iran, Syria, and Saudi Arabia Have Decided to Destroy Iraq

#1570 | 03:05
Source: Al-Fayhaa TV (Iraq)

Following are excerpts from an interview with Iraqi MP Mithal Al-Alousi, which aired on Al-Fayhaa TV on September 9, 2007.

Mithal Al-Alousi: Tehran made a political decision to destroy Iraq and to take control over it, using the American presence as a pretext. Saudi Arabia made a [similar] political decision, under the pretext of the Saud dynasty's domestic problems with the Shiites, or out of a desire to take control over the region. The Syrian regime made a decision to destroy Iraq, because this regime is a replica of the Saddam regime - a regime of a family or clan, a regime of murder, terrorism, and of all those Ba'thist-nationalist lies. So the decision is a political one. When Bashar Al-Assad, the new king of the Arab- Ba'thist-Syrian "kingdom," makes the decision, the Syrian border [with Iraq] will become secure. When Tehran makes the decision, the Iranian-Iraqi border will become secure. Therefore, it is all a matter of political decisions, and we must all realize that Iraq's neighboring countries are determined to destroy Iraq.


The problem is that the [Iraqi] judiciary, instead of being an independent authority, has become a political tool in the hands of criminals using either Shiite or Sunni masks. That's the reality. Who says our judiciary suffers from impotence? The impotence lies in the administrative decision-making, with regard to the judiciary. The impotence lies in the political decision-making. [The politicians] are afraid of their own shadow. It's a disgrace that the Iraqi politicians and government are so terrified that they stay put in the Green Zone.

Interviewer: You talk about fear, but don't you think that in addition, nepotism has pushed aside many Iraqi technocrats?

Mithal Al-Alousi: If your brother or son works for you - I have no problem with that. But an entire department should not be composed of a single family. The Da'wa Party got a ministry, and now the ministry is full of Da'wa Party members. The Al-Sadr faction got a ministry, and it became full of Al-Sadr faction members, who have destroyed it. The Tawafuq Party got a ministry, and now it is full of Salafis, murderers and criminals. Did they inherit Iraq, or what?


We have begun to promote the claim that everything preceding April 9, 2003 was wrong. That is nonsense. If someone planted a flower before April 9, 2003, should we say: "This flower is poisonous, pull it out"? What kind of logic is this? If there was a law sentencing spies to death, should we get rid of it, and allow Iranian and Syrian spies to do whatever they feel like? That is nonsense. I say: Let's fight the Ba'th in order to win over people who got involved with the Ba'th against their will. These people are Iraqi citizens, and the government and society are responsible for them. We must focus on the real crisis. Today, there is clearly a dangerous crisis in Iraq – the problem of drug abuse. We have a dangerous crisis - our youth do not know where they are heading. We have a dangerous crisis - people say "Pray to the Prophet Muhammad and His family" 20,000 times a day, but meanwhile, society has become corrupt and ruined. Out of the 360 days of the year, you devote 100 days to religious rituals?!

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