Iraq’s political ruckus and the next

According to the Arab media, the months-long political crisis in Iraq showed little sign of abating in recent days due to a fresh push for negotiations after a day-long deadly violence between rival Shiite factions ended. According to reports, there had been deadly clashes between the supporters of powerful Shiite cleric Moqtada Al-Sadr and his rival Iran-backed Shiite alliance Framework for Coordination in highly-protected Green Zone in Baghdad which resulted in 30 deaths and numerous injuries after Sadr announced his possible exit from Iraq’s politics. Later, Cleric reversed his decision and appealed to his followers to clear the green zone peacefully.

Historically, the Middle East region remained a centre of chaos, political unrest and global conspiracies over the past decades because regional peace and internal stability of the Arab nations did not suits interests of global powers and their illegal adopt Israel. The powerful nations such as Egypt, Iraq and Syria remained prime target of anti-Muslim forces and secret operations of Israeli Mossad while pro-America Saudi monarch comparatively remain calm due to US aligned policies and whole hearted support of the entire Muslim world. Saddam, a hawkish Arab dictator successfully accomplished the agenda of global powers and destroyed a militarily strong and economically rich Iraqi nation by his foolish actions and myopic policies throughout his rule in the country.

The post-US Iraq is encountering multiple challenges including ethnic and sectarian division, weak economy, ill-equipped and poorly trained military, organized militant and terrorist groups including ISIS and Medhi Militia, and continuous foreign interference coupled with a weak political government. Whereas the populist leaders like Moqatada Sadr had also added to the problems of the country through their self-centered politics. Presently, two Shiite parties Moqtada Sadr’s Sadrist Movement and pro-Iran Coordination Framework are in disagreement over the nomination of Country’s Prime Minister who is traditionally appointed by the Shiite parties of the Country as the Prsudent represents Iraqi Kurd population. Although, Sadrist Movement achieved majority in the Parliament after the election in October last year, but both Shiite groups failed to achieved consensus over the candidate for top slot.

The months long political deadlock has left Iraq without a new government, prime minister or president, due to disagreement over the formation of a coalition government. The recent tension escalated on Monday when Sadr announced his retirement from politics and his supporters stormed the government palace inside the Green Zone and clashed with their opponents while after a short episode Sadr reversed his decision to calm the supporters. In fact, politicians like Sadr are well versed with such tactics, techniques and Political manoeuvres to re-energize their politics, mobilize their workers and attract the sympathy of their well-wishers in a bid to exert pressure on the government and their opponents.

The people and Republic of Iraq had undoubtedly suffered a lot due to unethical and egoistic policies of their leaders over the past three decades and the tales of destructions, miseries and despair are scattered all around the country. Yet, neither Iraqi politicians nor their supporters had learned a lesson from the history and still fearlessly fuelling confrontation and anarchy in the country. Apparently, Peace and stability are not possible in the country until Iraqi leaders do not change their behaviour.