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New Turmoil In Iraq
By:Jaffer Kassam, Colombo
Date: Friday, 8 November 2019, 11:33 pm


The activity of foreign intelligence service in the protest of Iraq.. Goals and plan

Time - The Iraqi protests, which began peacefully on the eve of the 40th march, turned into violent demonstrations
in less than a month, and the nature of slogans changed into fundamental political changes .

Yesterday, an Iraqi security official announced the disclosure and arrest of a UAE intelligence network,
including some Lebanese and Iraqis, whose task was to manage mass demonstrations and dangerous
operations against Iraq with huge financial resources .

Hidden foreign hands

"This network, which belongs to the UAE intelligence service, is linked to Tahnoun bin Zayed,
the UAE national security adviser and foreign information officer," Voice of Iraq radio said.

At the beginning of the demonstrations, some people were distributing food and some things they needed
in order to keep people on the streets for longer, and this was a kind of copying and competition with
the rituals of the forty but for political purposes .

According to eyewitnesses in Baghdad's Tahrir Square, one of the main venues for the demonstrations,
some unidentified people talk to the protesters individually and secretly, holding huge funds between
40 and 50 million Iraqi dinars, luring them, trying to provoke protests and promoting violence by spreading rumours
That people are being killed on the streets .

Two of them, two Lebanese, who were commissioned to finance the team, were arrested by Tahnoun bin Zayed,
an adviser to the UAE Crown Prince .

To end the scandal, the UAE, through Tahnoun bin Zayed, contacted Western countries to mediate their release from Iraq .

However, foreign intervention in the Iraqi protests was not a surprise or unexpected issue .

Like other parts of the region, such as Syria, Afghanistan and Lebanon, the network of foreign organisations
to incite Iraqi protests consists of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, and the Israeli entity .

The Israeli entity intervenes in the Iraqi protests through Mohammed Dahlan , an adviser to the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi.
Saudi Arabia has reportedly paid for this complex operation of $ 150 million, but in the area of ‚Äč‚Äčoperations,
there are two rooms, one at the US Embassy and the other in Sulaimaniyah. Iraqi Kurdistan Region .

Mercenaries and some civilian institutions affiliated with the US Embassy in Iraq are carrying out these influence
and guidance operations. The number of these institutions reaches 50,000, at an annual cost of about $ 701 million .

The truth is that America has been able to infiltrate some Iraqi security classes and recruit people for Saudi Arabia .

Long-term planning and objectives

Advance planning of the Iraqi protests can be seen in at least two sources, one of which is the statements of
Qais al-Khazali, leader of the Asaib Ahl al-Haq Movement, who unveiled in September a month before the
demonstrations, based on his information, about measures to overthrow the government in the future. .

The second source is the statements made by the Persian Gulf state minister at the Saudi Foreign Ministry,
Thamer al-Sabhan, who promised his guests last summer that there would be large and different demonstrations in Iraq in October.

In the 2018 elections, Sadr's Alliance led by Muqtada al-Sadr received the largest number of votes, the Fatah list led by
Hadi al-Amiri, the leader of the Popular Mobilization, came in second, and the Nasr Alliance led by Haider al-Abadi
won third place in the electoral contest. .

This political mix in Iraq was unacceptable to America and the Israeli entity, which seek to impose a political and
economic blockade on Iran in sanctions and reduce Tehran's influence. In the field .

A number of government buildings, Shiite parties, and forces allied to the axis of resistance, such as the
Badr Corps, Asaib Ahl al-Haq and others, were set on fire .

According to Al - Akhbar newspaper, October protests have focused on three main points: " First, the closure of all
external roads in Baghdad and separating them from other provinces, the second, the closure of the airport" for
the absence of "any officials, and the third: entering the Green Zone in Baghdad and the destruction of government institutions." .

To achieve all the goals, the first person to be removed from the Iraqi political scene is Prime Minister Adel al-Mahdi,
who is at the forefront of the current Iraqi government .

With the dismissal of "Abdul Wahab al-Samari" from the leadership of the Counter-Terrorism Service and his
move to another position in the Ministry of Defence by order of Adel Abdul-Mahdi, there was a pretext to attack
the Iraqi Prime Minister and attack him in Iraqi public opinion by foreign agencies .

But the main reason for the hostility is that of Abdul Mahdi's efforts to restore the stable conditions of
relations between Iran, Iraq and Syria .

I have the oldest Abdul Mahdi , re - opening of the "status-Abu Kamal crossing " strategic between Syria and Iraq,
despite US warnings of Israeli air strikes, and the move was a threat to the Israeli entity and America, because
it was required years of continuous efforts to maintain instability in Iraq and Syria, it This crossing connects
the capitals of "Tehran - Baghdad - Damascus - Beirut" to each other and the Mediterranean Sea .

In addition, after refusing to renew Iran's oil exemptions in May and the second wave of pressure on Iran,
Abdul-Mahdi thwarted plots over the past eight months to stir up rift between the two countries, including
three missile attacks on the Green Zone in Baghdad. .

Abdul Mahdi's efforts have brought Iraq closer to Iran and Syria, and challenged the Trump administration's
strategy of cutting off Iranian influence in Iraq .

The roots of corruption and economic problems in Iraq are due to insecurity and instability in the past few years,
which led the government to spend large sums to counter ISIS, as various political groups entered the elections
and political participation in order to extort from insecurity, the result was a disproportionate distribution of
some opportunities and favouritism And the resulting economic corruption .

However, unlike the general and economic interests of the Iraqi people, the prevalence of violence in the
Iraqi protests in the current situation is purely political in the interest of foreign countries and the
remaining elements of the Baath Party and Arab nationalism .