News : Middle East
- Published: Thursday, 17 April 2014
According to plans drawn by Major General Qasem Soleimani (Commander of Qods Force) for Iraq's election, Government of Iraq is preparing itself to buy electoral cards on a large scale in order to add to Nuri al-Maliki’s seats in the April 30 parliamentary election.
According to the plans by the Commander of the terrorist Qods Force, in addition to the 1.3 million votes of the military and security and police personnel and their families that are required to vote for Maliki’s Government of Law List, there are preparations to buy electoral cards throughout the country to be used in favor of Maliki’s list. Qasem Soleimani’s plan has set its goal to acquire 100 to 150 parliamentary seats for Maliki.
Qasem Soleimani is ordered by Khamenei to do anything to keep Maliki’s government in power in Iraq; be it through explosions in the cities and assassinations to all sorts of forgeries. This is despite Rafsanjani’s opinion that the Iranian regime’s interference in Iraq is no longer worthwhile. However, the official policy of regime’s Supreme Leader and the Revolutionary Guards and the Qods Force in practice is to sustain Maliki at any cost so that the so-called Shiite government in Iraq would remain intact.
However, due to the Anbar Province uprising and the advances of Iraqi tribes and revolutionaries and because of the extent and severity of political opposition and protests by Ayad Allawi, Muqtada al-Sadr and Masoud Barzani to Maliki’s record, Khamenei and Qasem Soleimani are also keeping the option that if their plan for taking over the parliament meets serious obstacles, they would delay elections as much as possible on security grounds and by announcing critical state in the country in order to keep the current government in power as long as possible.
Recently, according to reports by Iraq's television stations, we have an extensive ongoing propaganda campaign by Maliki’s government to politically or even physically eliminate Maliki’s rivals.
According to Al-Baghdadia TV, former Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi, a serious rival of Maliki, condemned the elimination of other coalitions’ candidates by Maliki’s government and stated in a news conference: “We declare our opposition with the assassination and elimination of the candidates. We are adamant to bring about genuine change.” Previously, Allawi had also expressed his opposition to the assassination of the opposition candidates by Maliki’s government.
According to al-Jazeera TV, Speaker of the parliament Osama Nojaifi, who described Maliki as one who breaks covenants, said: “To allow Maliki’s government to continue is to allow a policy of suppression and massacre of the Iraqi people. We are against any renewal of Maliki’s term for a third time.”
Al-Taghier TV quoted Khamiss Khanjar, Director General of al-Karameh faction: “Maliki has employed all the instruments of the government to destroy his adversaries.” This is all while in Maliki’s campaign speech in the port city of Basra which is the second largest city of Iraq, people threw bottles at him and tore up his election posters.