For some reason Afghanistan’s Najibullah comes to mind.
Maliki’s enemies are not just ISIS
It’s not just ISIS terrorists who oppose Nouri al-Maliki’s government in Iraq. Several groups have been venting their frustrations over his Shiite-dominated government in Baghdad.
The Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki explained to his people on state television this week that his government had now awoken from its state of shock. “We have started our counterattack, taken the initiative, and we will strike back,” he said, promising that the terrorist organization Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) would be defeated.
Inside a week, ISIS has taken over Mosul, the second biggest city in the country, Saddam Hussein’s home town of Tikrit, the Syrian border town of Tal Afar, and certain parts of Bakuba, the provincial capital of Dijala. Their next goals are Baghdad and the holy Shia cities of Karbala and Najaf. Mosul is already using different time measures.
“Nothing will be like it used to be in Mosul,” said Nechirvan Barzani, prime minister of the autonomous region of Kurdistan, whose capital Erbil is only 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Mosul.
Meanwhile, Bashar Kiki, chairman of the provincial council of Ninevah – of which Mosul is the capital – doesn’t understand the “state of shock” that Maliki and his entire cabinet supposedly fell into. What happened was no surprise for him – indeed he and his colleagues, as well as the provincial governor, had been warning the government of the danger for a long time.
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