Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced proposed reforms to the structure of Iraq’s central state over the weekend, including the elimination of several key government offices. The offices of vice president and deputy prime minister listed for termination have been divided along sectarian lines since 2004.
Abadi’s proposals also include removal of restrictions on foreign direct investment and new initiatives to train security forces for the fight against ISIS. Iraq’s parliament will consider the proposed reforms beginning on Tuesday.
Presented in US media as “anti-corruption” measures, the reform proposals actually represent a major step toward the dissolution of the unified Iraqi state and the breakup of Iraqi society into several autonomous statelets.
In an April speech at the Washington DC think tank the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Abadi outlined a program of privatization of state-owned property and effective political autonomy at the local level, saying such measures were necessary to reverse the efforts of the previous Maliki government to centralize power in Baghdad. “If we don’t decentralize, the country will disintegrate,” Abadi said.
“To me, there are no limitations to decentralization,” he continued. “In a major government reform, we are decentralizing decision-making from Baghdad to the local administration and local governments. The National Guard will take the responsibility to defend the provinces from any threat, and they will be accountable to the governors.”
This is the end of Iraq. It’s going to be vivisected into three exploitable pieces and all of it will be sold off to the highest bidder. It was probably all in the plan. We’re going to make them dependent on our aid so we can direct its every move. Oh, it may still go under the name “Iraq”, but the various factions can’t stand each other and this is to our advantage. A powerless oil state is the goal. One wonders if we are looking east next, and the “deal” is nothing but cover, providing an excuse to let the dogs of war loose on Iran.
Like I said, I’d hate to see what the war party would do.