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How Nouri al-Maliki fell out of favour with the US

How Nouri al-Maliki fell out of favour with the US | World | Martin Chulov, Baghdad, June 19, 2014, The Guardian:


In this image from APTN video, a man, centre throws a shoe at US President George W. Bush, background left, during a news conference with Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008, in Baghdad, Iraq. On an Iraq trip shrouded in secre The New Steve Madden Women's Masqraid Open-Toe Pump

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Why we stuck with Maliki — and lost Iraq

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is a naysayer to the United States. Although he came to power through support from Washington, Maliki pays little heed to diplomatic requests from President Barack Obama, reinforcing the idea that the president is weak. Maliki does nothing to inhibit arms from flowing overland into Syria in support of Bashar al-Assad and hides behind lack of an air force to explain why he ignores Tehran’s overflights of Iraq ferrying arms to Syria.


When the 2014 crisis broke out in #Iraq, both print and Social #Media were buzzing with a variety of theories and allegations surrounding the #IslamicState, which over a period of two years, has re-branded from #ISIS, #ISIL, IS to #Daesh. At the time, #Europe wide claims stated the crisis in #Mosul was part of a legitimate “#Sunni uprising” against the “oppressive Shiite” regime of Nouri Al-Maliki.

#Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has warned that arming either side in Syria will lead to a "proxy war". He was speaking at the opening of an Arab League summit - the first major international meeting to be hosted by Iraq since at least 1990. A UN-Arab League plan for Syria would see a ...

In this September 2, 2009 file photo, an Iraqi national police officer escorts a man detained in a raid that netted a large cache of weapons north of Baghdad, Iraq. A leaked U.S. diplomatic memo says Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki accused Iran and Syria of arming insurgents in September 2009. The memo, which was recently posted on the WikiLeaks website, quotes al-Maliki as telling then-U.S. (Photo by Karim Kadim/AP Photo)

Tanks on Baghdad’s streets, but Iraqi prime minister Nouri al-Maliki finally ousted. The way is now cleared for Moqtada al Sadr, the antichrist. More at