U.S. Fails to Take Control of the Situation, Iraq on the Brink of Disaster
June 23, 2014 6:26am CST
- President of the Institute for Middle East Russia Evgeniy Satanovskiy assess the actions of Obama's fight against radical Islam has suffered a miserable defeat. Marina Baltacheva, Vzglyad 20 June 2014 The analysts believe that the disaster in Iraq soon repeated in Afghanistan. It would be bad for the United States that start the scenario. "It will be worse than the events of September 11," said Satanovskiy. Why is the situation in Iraq is not controlled by the local government? Possibly because since the beginning of the Iraqi government itself is never in control of the situation. Government should control their particular area or take political steps to make the country a civil war. Extremist organization Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has the support of the Sheik of Islam Sunni areas of Iraq that does not have a role in the world oil and gas and in the pyramid of government. ISIL can not send troops into Iraq more than three thousand people, since they only amount to about six to seven thousand people, and some were fighting in Syria. In addition, the group fragmented Iraqi military. Many soldiers fled. The rebels also equipped with armored vehicles, battle armor of modern aviation, weaponry worth billions of dollars. I think the government did not control anything. This applies not only in Iraq but also in Afghanistan. Iraqi Parliament can not declare a state of emergency because they lack the amount of noise when voting. Why they do not agree on that? From the first, it is difficult to compromise with each other in Iraq, as the Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein or authoritarian leaders who strive to be the new Saddam Hussein. We know that the Kurds, the Shiites, Sunnis who sit in the Iraqi parliament can not compromise with each other because of differences in their religious principles. This is true even for the Shiites. Although state endangered massive death, the Iraqi parliament still not get one vote. What forms of assistance provided to the Iraqi government the White House? U.S. President would pray for the safety of the Iraqi population. United States remove the destiny of Iraq arbitrarily, so did the fate of Afghanistan. After the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, the situation in Iraq will be repeated, perhaps even worse. Obeying the words of the U.S. President does not do any good. What do you think about the possibility of air strikes by the U.S. to the rebel centers ISIL, both in Iraq and Syria? It was just a symbolic support, which will not help the Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, and Iraq as a whole. The action was too late at least one year. What it means to throw a bomb U.S. targets only a symbol that U.S. control of the situation in Iraq. That will not stop the Islamic fighters in Iraq organization. In fact, Obama's war against radical Islam has suffered a miserable defeat. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov called the situation in Iraq as the failure of the U.S. and British invasion of Iraq. What do you think? It is very difficult to not agree on that. I would instead use a harsher term. It was a disaster, and not just on a regional scale. United States clearly responsible for his actions. Now, these countries prefer to influence the region important for Russia than Iraq, such as Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and the Central Asian countries of the other. But I think Russia does not have enough resources to intervene in all matters that require his interference. Scenario for what happened in Iraq is only one, namely the catastrophic destruction of the country with no clear future. It would have an impact on oil production setbacks, including chaos in the oil and gas market. The prices will definitely go up.