More dangerous than face Daash Japanese newspaper: the economic crisis in Iraq
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If you lack the political clout to deliver the stolen money out of the country, Vallosalh safer is to put them in residential real estate. But those means are not very safe bet when the system is quasi - democratic - which bequeathed the US invasion of Iraq - on the brink of collapse.
Perhaps the storming of thousands of Iraqis angry at the Green Zone in the past month, the beginning of theend of the current rule in Iraq. The protesters left after Omhluwa leaders a deadline for a comprehensive reform of the government, and vowed to return if they do not get it. Reform will not happen and will return to the street soon.
Former Prime Minister Nuri al - Maliki - who was forced to step down from power in 2014 after he seized Daash the west of the country - plans to return by other political parties in parliament, may not succeed in this but he and his allies are able to prevent the pass most of the actions that they do not like.
strong link that binds Maliki with other co - conspirators are retained on a completely corrupt system allows them plundering the country 's oil wealth for the longest possible period. Although the country 's wealth has now fallen but is still Iraq 's only source of income and have no intention of abandoning it.
Prime Minister al - Abadi is relatively a reformer, but he belongs to the same party , al - Maliki , and he can not get away too far from his power base. With this he promised a year ago to replace many of his cabinet members, who came from various ruling parties, others of technocrats who are less likely - in theory - in relation to the theft of government funds. But Abadi was unable to fulfill his promise because any change ofgovernment must have the approval of Parliament, there is no party wants to abandon his ministers in thegovernment and the flow of cash into their own pockets.
The Abadi reforms rejected three times in Parliament. After the last time in late April stormed al- Sadr followers of the Green Zone , the parliament had to approve the five candidates Abadi. But change the icons in the ministries will not stop the looting of public money that characterizes the system from above to below.
In fact we can say that corruption is the prevailing regime in Iraq. As is the case with some of the oil - rich countries, Iraq some of the money is distributed to citizens through the payment of salaries for jobs redundant does not provide any services. Most of the remaining funds to be stolen than 25 thousand people by the occupying administrative and political or military positions , leaving little for public works.
There are seven million government employees in Iraq , most of them do not do something , or doing asimple job, and even some of them do not exist Like Astronauts soldiers who go their salaries to pockets of the officers. In
total salaries of $ 4 billion a month, and this was acceptable when the oil revenue of $ 6 billion, but oil revenue now lower than two billion dollars a month. The central bank makes up the difference from its reserves , but those reserves are running out now. The
economic crisis in Iraq is more dangerous than a military confrontation Daash, but that does not seem obvious to many players in the country 's dysfunctional political system. This is a clear imbalance in the failure to take action on the plug connector which requires sustained action on the basis that did not collapse and drown whole cities and reaches the capital two days later to destroy property and real estate over a long period to come.