Monday, April 21, 2008

Iraq: The Actors Speak for Themselves. Pt.1 of a New Series

Here's a strange idea: instead of labeling everyone and then dismissing whatever they say or do, why not actually listen to their words? Can people lie? Actually, it can be difficult...the truth will out. A lot could be learned from listening carefully. At least, I think that is the case. Shall we try the experiment on, say, Iraq?

All who are interested in playing, feel free to submit new quotes as actors related to the Iraqi situation speak out.


Hasan Kazemi Qomi, Iranian Ambassador to Iraq:

"We are encouraging the (Iraqi) government to fight the outlaws. But we
are against the way the Americans are implementing the policy by bombing and
closing down Sadr City....In this way people are suffering. The wrong policy of
Americans by bombing innocent people will yield bad results."


annie said...

from a transcript of the interview with Dr.I.Al-Shammari,(head of the Islamic Army of Iraq/IAI) aired on Arabic, Al-Jazeerah TV on the 9th of April 2008. translated by layla anwar

- When the axis of Evil welcomes the Great Satan and there has been 4 rounds of talks between the US and Iran what does that mean ?

As I said, there is a convergence of interests between the US and Iran, in their imperialist designs in Iraq (and Afghanistan). Inside of Iraq, Iran and the US are Muta’a partners (temporary marriage) and outside of Iraq there is a cold war going on between them. We don’t know how long this Muta’a marriage will last in Iraq, maybe they will turn it into an American civil marriage.

Iran has occupied Iraq and has helped the U.S occupation. Iran’s interests in Iraq are not just strategic but they also derive from greed. We all know the tactics of "taqiya" (dissimulation)and Maliki is serving both. It is in the interest of Iran not to have any form of stability in Iraq. The US and Iran are only fighting on who will get the bigger share of the cake.

annie said...

Clinton in an interview airing on Good Morning America Tuesday

"I want the Iranians to know that if I'm the president we will attack Iran," Clinton said. "In the next ten years, during which they might foolishly consider launching an attack on Israel, we would be able to totally obliterate them."