|"Foreign Policy": Are disintegrate Iraq if boss died and the impact on neighboring countries?|
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[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] Site published magazine "Foreign Policy" mail an article to
correspondence Peter Galbraith under the title "Is disintegrate Iraq if
Novi boss?", Allotted to talk about Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, in
which he said he has been a friend of his for over 25 years and he
defied all the obstacles to the acceptance to be the first
democratically elected president for the presidency. The following is the text of the article:
"Still speculation at this stage in relation to the Iraqi President
Jalal Talabani are unclear after suffering a heart attack earlier this
Has been a friend to me for 25 years, and I hope that continues
vitality innate to cross to safety from the recent crisis. It before
this and that defied obstacles even further to become the first
democratically elected president in a country with history dating back
thousands of years is considered the cradle of civilizations., but he
can not predict yet what will reveal him guesses, and it was clear that
he will be out of the field of work for a period of time - and it will
feel its absence.
It was launched on Talabani, who gave his life for the cause of Kurdish
national, named Man of the unit, is not surprising that he might be the
only person in the call for unity among the senior political leaders in
In this particular paradox because Talabani remains a Kurdish patriot,
and when he talks about "his country" he means Kurdistan, not Iraq. Spared no effort in his capacity as president of the country in upholding the rights of Iraqi Kurdistan under the Constitution.
But he strongly character use the official position of the President of
the Republic in order to calm the conflict largely between Shiites,
Sunnis and Kurds.
It is, in fact, the main broker.
Shortly before reaching an agreement between the Kurdistan Regional
Government and the federal government to withdraw their troops from the
disputed area around Kirkuk. In other cases mediate disputes between Sunnis and Shiites, and even among the Shiites themselves.
Talabani unique style in treatment.
It sincere towards almost everyone, and if we take into account that
the office means generally perform duties protocol, it has been more
presidents dimension for formalities - receives guests kisses, and Itbst
in modern important not deprive others of knowledge, but also serves
food himself to his guests (and one dishes His favorite is the turkey,
subject the whole on the table. At more than once asked me, "Do we
He was referring English to birds and the country
Turkish word itself. then is cut right thigh for you and says jokingly,
"Take the south-east you" is that Hazelh rarely seen to be offensive:
The Government of Talabani and his fellow politicians harbor respect for
him not being president, but to trust his decisions and long struggle
These are characteristics that make it difficult to find a replacement. The traditional belief is that the Kurds want to replace him as president - if that is what happened - the last of the Kurds.
The truth is that the Kurds wanted to remain Talabani in the presidency
because he personal dominant among political leaders new in Iraq and
correct the problem process existence of two major two senior leaders in
Kurdistan (one is Massoud Barzani, head of the Kurdistan Democratic
Party, who became president of the Kurdistan region) is that the Kurds
today do not care to assume the presidency in Iraq if the President is
not the Talabani.
The Kurds want to recognize the constitutional rights of the Kurdistan
Regional Government in relation to oil and to hold a referendum of
Kirkuk and other disputed areas.
They believe that Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, a major obstacle to
achieving these goals as worried about what they believe the increase in
Accordingly was careless Alacard in presidency would if there is a
better deal to replace the leader has a willingness to achieve the
demands of the Kurds replace Maliki. Talabani - who knew as a broker for peace - helped block a no-confidence motion Maliki earlier this year.
The Kurdish bloc and supporters of former Prime Minister Iyad Allawi
has mobilized a number of votes about what they need to replace the
Thanks largely to what characterized Talabani recipes conciliation
between the parties, and Kurds will be in a stronger position even after
he leaves office.
While approaching the brink of war in 2003, Talabani received a close
working relationship with one rival, Massoud Barzani One day, the son of
Talabani talented Qubad, who is now chief of staff of the Prime
Minister of Iraqi Kurdistan sector Barzani Mhervan.
Today handles president main Kurdistan parties, the Patriotic Union of
Kurdistan headed by Talabani and the Kurdistan Democratic Party led by
Barzani, through joint meetings of leadership, which is far beyond what
it was the situation 15 years ago when they clashed in a Kurdish civil
Stands elected government of Iraqi Kurdistan and its military, dubbed
peshmerga in a strong position in the face of al-Maliki and the federal
Kurdistan's economy is growing, at a time of enhanced government of
Iraqi Kurdistan from its close ties with the outside world, especially
(In return, Maliki's relations with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan look bad). And Baghdad has no authority or influence in Arbil.
Under the Iraqi constitution, the Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament can amend
or repeal any federal law in terms of its application in Kurdistan. In practical terms, the federal government rarely issued laws ignored Kurdistan. The confrontation between the government of Iraqi Kurdistan and al-Maliki is a confrontation between condemn. As the one can not impose his will on the other.
Hence, the absence of Talabani may feel more sharply Iraqi sects least power of the Kurds. During the civil war, the Iraqi recent fled Barzani is a safe haven for Christians and other Iraqis fleeing sectarian violence.
Talabani was, even before he became president in 2005, touch elders
Sunni Iraqis - many of whom were going to visit him at his dacha on the
shore of Lake Dukan (in the province of Sulaymaniyah) - in an effort to
prevent them from feeling that they totally marginalized.
In the summer of 2005, when the political elite focused on Iraq and
U.S. policy-makers on the constitutional negotiations, Talabani
continued to express concern of the Shiite death squads - related to the
Ministry of the Interior - which was targeting Sunnis.
The work provided Talabani's political leaders in the field to the
traditional year degree of confidence was important to ensure their
cooperation - by the Sons of Iraq militia - in the fight against
Talabani is the champion is honored by the success usually attributed
to General Petraeus and increase the number of troops (U.S.).
The fact that most mediations undertaken by Talabani had a failed commanded next destination.
So that groups of Iraqi nationalism and religious views varied
fundamental about the future of Iraq: Shiite religious parties are
dominant now want to define Iraq as a Shiite state, the Arab Sunnis to
Iraq as part of the Sunni Arab nation in general.
Even while accepting many years now losing privileges that they had
during the years of Iraq's 80 first (since its beginning in the
twentieth century), the lack of agree that Iraq should be defined in a
way not covered. The Kurds, of course, Independence فيريدون in fact.
While unresolved issues Talabani most contentious Iraq (because it is,
in part, can not be resolved), he helped persuade a wide range that in
front of the money you earn through political action more than it could
gain through violence.
And often paralyzed Iraq's sectarian divisions and the federal National
Government of Iraq - and the unique contribution of Talabani is
understood that better than paralysis impose one set its will on others. And there are many potential successors to Talabani as president, but Iraq needs a can filled the vacuum left. Will not be able to any of the accepted candidates to succeed Talabani fill that void. "</td></tr></table>
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