Tipping Towards Iraq’s Squares: An Interview with Falah AlwanJanuary 22, 2013 at 10:18 pm | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
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Not looking at Iraq as a chain of events, but rather seeking the roots, they lie in a political system and the division of a society based on what they call Shi’a, Sunni, Kurdish, Turkmen, and Christian “component parts.”
The government then says that it does not discriminate between one part or another, and that “Iraq is one.” Then politicians wrestle over dividing the ministries between political blocs based on ethnicity, each in a team that hates the other, uniting only in their animosity towards Iraqi society.
The centralization of power in Shi’a Islamic parties, the spread of corruption in the government institutions were set up, and the inability of the authorities to create a broad political frame that can contain the whole society has all lead to a general societal disgust, which the people have expressed through a series of protests and sit-ins across Iraq, that preceded the moment we are living now.
Tipping Towards Iraq’s Squares: An Interview with Falah Alwan
Jan 22 2013
by Ali Issa
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