Iraqi government is responsible for killing Iraqis and dividing Iraq, Al-Dhari declares [Archives:2006/1005/Front Page]

December 7 2006

By: Yemen Times Staff
SANA'A, Dec. 6 ) The head of the Sunni Islamic Scholars Association, Dr. Hareth Al-Dhari, says the United States has failed in Iraq after four years of occupation and what has passed is more than what's still to come. Additionally, he says the U.S. occupation has become perplexing, as they doesn't know what to do or how to get out of the trap in which they've put themselves.

Al-Dhari also accused the Iraqi government of shedding Iraqi blood – whether Sunni, Shi'ite, Kurdish or Arab – and working to implement a U.S. plan, which aims to divide Iraq along ethnic and partisan lines.

Addressing crowds at Sana'a University on Tuesday, Al-Dhari declared, “All parties ruling in Iraq have militias that are responsible for killing those who oppose the U.S. occupation's existence and driving Iraqis to kill each other, thus aiming to lead the nation into civil war; however, this won't happen.”

According to Al-Dhari, all Iraqi parties and factions realize the intentions of such militias; therefore, they won't support the division plan made by the U.S. and its allies.

“What's happening in Iraq is neither Sunni-Shi'ite sedition nor an Arab-Kurdish one; rather, it's the U.S. occupation together with its agents who are sowing the seeds of sedition via U.S. death experts who formerly made crimes in Vietnam,” he noted.

He further asserted that the Iraqi government serves the U.S. occupation, saying, “It's a weak government that serves the occupation's project and works according to White House directives.”

According to Al-Dhari, Paul Premer, U.S.former civil administrator of Iraq in the past but the nation now is ruled by Khalil Zadah, the U.S. ambassador in Baghdad. Furthermore, the political process has incurred problems and evil for Iraqis in all aspects and is a process of killing and destruction.

Al-Dhari also hinted that the Iraqi government kidnaps citizens from their homes and throws them into prison, later freeing them to meet their fate on the streets. He maintained that the Iraqi resistance won't stop until the last U.S. soldier leaves Iraq.

According to Al-Dhari, such resistance has inflicted even more material losses upon the U.S. occupation than what they themselves predicted. Such losses involve 25,000 U.S. soldiers, 25 warplanes of different types, 5,000 armored cars and $400 billion, according to U.S. sources; whereas resistance sources estimate them to be far more than those announced by the U.S.

For his part, Abdul-Salam Al-Kubaisi, a member of the Association of Muslim Scholars, noted, “We're not against the political process in Iraq; rather, we're against a state that performs what the occupation wants and we reject any authority under such occupation.”

He continued, “We've set two important conditions for those who join the political process. The first stipulates that they must withdraw the political process soon after things get worse and go against the interests of the Iraqi people. The second states that no one should participate in building the U.S. project.”

Al-Kubaisi also called for declaring a “Damn Day,” wherein Iraqis would damn the U.S. occupation and the formation of the Iraqi government.

He also supports Al-Dhari regarding Iraqi militias, which are named after some of the Prophet Mohammed's relatives and associated with government officials, as being responsible for killing Iraqi Sunnis.

Additionally, Al-Kubaisi recounted some of the killing, kidnapping and terror incidents Iraqis witness every day, proposing that this summer's massacres in Qana and Lebanon were nothing compared to the massacres in Iraq.