Posted 07/10/2014 12:13 PM
Babinaoz / the Monitor / Mustafa Kazimi: not fix a relationship that lasted a turbulent and tense throughout the years between Baghdad and Erbil impossible, as the centrist solutions were available and always available to both sides. Today, leading events and challenges that passes where Iraq, to devote those solutions, including putting the relationship between the KRG and the federal government on the right track.
And considered steps Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi firing staff salaries region , and stop with the escalation of Erbil, and a pledge to provide treatments for permanent crises, among the positive steps that have been welcomed in Kurdish circles.
Although the size of the differences between the parties over the past years, it was deeper than the salaries of the region, but differences began to return to its normal size, with the serious threat represented by the occupation of the "Islamic state" for large areas in Iraq, and approaching the limits of Baghdad and Erbil alike, forcing all parties to reformulate their accounts, in line with this danger.
With the entry of this organization Mosul , there was a powerful political voices, some of them close to the previous government, tried to invest crisis to produce a rupture at the level of the relationship between the Kurds and Arabs in general, and promoted to the occupation of Mosul was complicity with the Kurdistan region.
In contrast, there were voices in the Kurdistan region, tried to organize a risky investment "Islamic state" to declare "state" , believing that this regulation does not only threaten Baghdad.
In fact, the organization "Islamic State" was not an opportunity for political gain, Fabtaad government in Baghdad for the Kurdistan region and its insistence on escalation with it, weaker ability of the Iraqi army to confront the expansion of this organization, which was possible in early if the check constructive cooperation between the Iraqi army and the Peshmerga. In contrast, the forces "Peshmerga" were not able alone to fend off this regulation in isolation from Baghdad, but revealed this regulation, it is not an opportunity to invest the political with the countries of the region neighboring began to feel its threat on them, which is the danger that you feel today all countries of the world.
The reading amputated at risk of this regulation, may be understood at the level of the administration, President Barack Obama finally acknowledged in a statement that his administration did not appreciate the danger of this organization since the beginning.
But it was the Iraqis who face daily in the form of years ago and know its capabilities and its extensions, realizing early on the size of the threat posed. The Iraqi government estimates that the size of the threat since the early days, and was on the Kurdistan region to do the same thing, even if they were actually in the early days, the sites were different organization today than it is.
What happened has happened, and not everyone has discovered the day the option in front of them, but cooperation and resolve differences and move away from investment in national crises, but also seek to change the pattern of the relationship, including redefining the powers and limits and constants and the participants.
Despite the danger of the "Islamic state" the way the relationship between Baghdad and Erbil better than ever, and there is a great opportunity, to find solutions to critical problems about the oil and gas law, which would raise the confusions several in the definition of the relationship between the parties, and there is also an opportunity to resolve the crisis areas disputed across a realistic vision.
Be relations between Baghdad and Erbil on the way to a solution, does not mean they replaced, does not mean that the errors reciprocal will not lead again to further escalation, but provide intentions common thinking in the solutions available, a substitute for the rupture, which is the best way to save the interests of both sides in the long term.
Baghdad and Erbil in the footsteps of the solution, for the first time, look like the problems and crises that have spanned years between them is smaller than the form in which the parties are promoting him in earlier times, but the threat of the "Islamic state" and political changes and start given objectively to the future of this country, all the reasons for help today in Re crises to their natural ranges and not converted into a tool for the promotion of political and miscarriage and investment in the national retrenchment.
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