Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Elections season is over, its "nationalists" are gone

Three days already passed since the posting of a gritty war video that shows some U.S. troops in killing spree in one of Baghdad's neighborhoods and the ongoing Iraqi government has not made any statement or declared any stance towards the U.S. troops.

Last Monday, a video posted at for July 12, 2007, firefight in the New Baghdad District of eastern Baghdad. It shows some "brave" U.S. soldiers firing repeatedly from their Apache helicopter on a group of men _ some of whom were unarmed _ as they walk down a Baghdad street. Among those believed to be killed in the attack was Reuters photographer Namir Noor-Eldeen and his driver. Two children also were wounded.

Until now, neither Iraq's incumbent Prime Minister, Nouri Al-Maliki nor his spokesman, Ali Al-Dabbagh _ who both buy such events to portray how nationalist they are_ have talked on this whether to blame the U.S. military or announce any measures against U.S. troops despite that a U.S. military official confirmed the video is authentic.

Unlike what happened in January 18, 2010, when Al-Maliki directed a film and gave the hero role to his spokesman Al-Dabbagh and the head of his legal consultation office, Fadhil Mohammed.In that film, both Al-Dabbagh and Mohammed invited victims of the U.S. private security firm formerly known as Blackwater for a lavish lunch to collect their signatures for a class-action lawsuit against Blackwater.

But later, the families found out that all that was only for elections purposes as none of the families has heard back from the government_represented by these two heroes: Al-Dabbagh and Mohammed_ since then.

So elections season is over now and therefor the "elections' nationalists" are gone. And now there is no need to make any statement that COULD affect the chances of any of these "nationalists" in getting a GOOD post in the new government as they don't need votes anymore but instead they need the U.S. support.