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Despite the return of calm to the Iraqi street after violent demonstrations, trust between citizens and power crisis remains at its height, experts believe that the absence of implementation of radical reforms demanded by the protesters portends the danger of the return of popular discontent further.
Calls for the resumption of demonstrations again in Iraq after the end of the ceremony of the visit of the Arbain Imam Hussein (p) in Karbala, which began its activities, since the day of Sunday, and continue until the twenty of October.
The date set for Friday, 25th of this month, coincides with the end of a deadline set by the reference in Najaf, the supreme authority, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, to the government to detect the killers of the demonstrators and bring them to justice.
During six days of protests that began on October 1, marred by bloody violence, more than 100 Iraqis were killed, most of them demonstrators shot dead.
But Mohammed al-Kaabi, a 28-year-old unemployed university graduate, says he is still ready to go back to the street.
"We have demonstrated and we will protest against the conditions we live in: poverty, unemployment, lawlessness and theft of the people's money," he said.
Parliamentary meetings and promises of reform announced by the government he wants to overthrow did not convince him.
"What reforms? Why did they announce them after the young people fell? What were they waiting for? Where were they and people hungry?"
He concludes that "the people have lost confidence for years in this government, because they promise constantly and without interest."
"The current government does not bear the results and mistakes of the previous governments, but the ongoing demonstrations are contingent on the credibility of this government and its commitment to the promises it made to the Iraqi people," MP Faleh al-Khazali of the al-Fatah alliance, which includes veterans of the Popular Mobilization Forces, told AFP.
Reaction, not really,
in the first days of the protest movement, the protesters condemned their rulers, accusing them of not providing jobs and services, and of filling their pockets with corruption funds that caused the evaporation of more than $ 410 billion in 16 years, according to official figures.
Experts say that the lack of radical reforms demanded by Iraqis after four decades of war in a country ranked 12 in the list of the most corrupt countries in the world, is only a postponement of the problem.
"Political demands were the fuel of this crisis," said Iraqi political analyst Issam al-Faili. "Political failure was the key factor in creating these demanding demonstrations," in a country where a large part of the population abstained from voting in recent elections.
In the face of the movement that demanded radical changes, the measures and measures proposed by the heavily indebted state "as a reaction, not really, and the reaction is always hasty and without strategic planning," he said.
He adds that these decisions "came to extinguish the flames of the Iraqi street. Reforms will not be achieved with a magic wand, and if the method of calm and the implementation of reforms as before, can not extinguish the fire of the demonstrators."
The biggest and most powerful of
the above, confirmed by political analyst and confident Hashemi, who considers that the crisis is not the result of today.
"There is a crisis of confidence between the people and the government. I mean the governments of Nuri al-Maliki, Haidar al-Abadi and then Adel Abdul Mahdi, all of whom promised reforms and nothing was implemented," he told IRNA.
He points out that in addition to the "inability to implement the demands," there is also today a "political and financial crisis and foreign loyalties" from parties that have chosen to follow one of the hostile camps and allies with Iraq, the United States and Iran.
A balance between the interests of the two powerful actors in Iraq has long posed a major challenge to this war-ravaged country for nearly 40 years.
Lawyer Zain al-Abidin al-Budairi, 27, who participated in the Kut protests in the south of the country, believes that for all the reasons above, a complete change is required.
"I wish to change politicians, the political system and the constitution," he says.
It is considered that stopping the movement before the demands are met, because the demonstrators found themselves in the face of "parties with militias working to thwart the demonstrations."
Authorities said the live bullets that killed the protesters were "unidentified snipers."
But for human rights defenders, security forces are to blame, especially after the country's top Shiite authority said that "the government and its security services are responsible for the heavy bloodshed that has been shed in the demonstrations of the past days."
However, al-Budeiri said, “Al-Shabaab opened their bullets without fear,” stressing that if real reforms are not achieved, “we will show them something bigger and stronger.”
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