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Maliki: Iraq welcomes ties with all nations except Israel
jihadwatch.org ^ | 01JUL12 | Robert Specer

Posted on 07/01/2012 12:18:22 PM PDT by bayouranger

This is what our troops fought and died for. This is what we expended billions for: a Jew-hating, rapidly Islamizing client state of Iran. "Baghdad welcomes all relations but rejects ties with Israel: Iraqi PM," from Al Arabiya, July 1 (thanks to Kenneth):

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Saturday that Baghdad does not discriminate against countries but said he rejected forming any ties with Israel.

Maliki was giving a speech on Political Prisoner Day in Baghdad, when he said that other countries should respect his government and political process.

“Our non-partisan approach with other countries in the world should be reciprocal,” he said....


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Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Saturday that Baghdad does not discriminate against countries but said he rejected forming any ties with Israel.

Maliki was giving a speech on Political Prisoner Day in Baghdad, when he said that other countries should respect his government and political process.

“Our non-partisan approach with other countries in the world should be reciprocal,” he said.

Maliki’s statement comes in the wake of it gaining some leverage in the region when it opened ground for the Arab Summit in March 2012.

Iraq, a founding member of the Arab League, has not hosted a summit since November 1978 ─ save an extraordinary summit which was held in Baghdad in May 1990 ─ just months before Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait.

Soon after the March summit, Iraq emerged as an international mediator when Baghdad welcomed Iranian and world officials for talks on Iran’s nuclear program development in May.

Maliki, meanwhile, is increasingly touting his government’s successes in garnishing Iraq’s relations with other countries, saying that this should be considered one of the achievements of the post Baath regime.

In a speech marking the 143th anniversary of the first Iraqi newspaper, Maliki said that the media has focused mainly on the negatives and ignored the positives happening in the country. He said, Iraq’s new friendly foreign policy should be hailed and recognized.

Iraqis under the reign of the Hussein’s dictatorial regime witnessed consecutive wars and did not enjoy any diplomatic successes. While relations with various nations witnessed ups and downs, Iraq never had ties with Israel. Oil connecting Iraq to Israel?

Despite Maliki’s statement and that Iraq-Israel relations are still non-existent, accusations by the country’s officials that some political blocs are smuggling oil to Israel can be indicative of subtle interactions happening with the Jewish state.

In April, Kurdish MP Farhad al-Atroushi accused Iraq’s Ministry of Energy of smuggling oil to Israel through Jordan.

The claim was vehemently denied by Iraq’s Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Hussain al-Shahrastani, a senior member of the State of Law alliance, a bloc formed by Maliki. Jordan’s Information and Communication Minister Rakan al-Majali also rejected the claim.

However, accusation that Kurdistan was smuggling oil to Israel, started from Iran.

The semi Iranian official FARS agency in April, revealed the presence of documents that prove the smuggling of Iraqi oil to Israel via Kurdistan, and that the revenues were collected by high-ranking Kurdish officials.

The agency said that “there are local sources that have documents proving that the Kurds are smuggling oil to Israel and (others) in a clandestine and illegal way.”

(Written by Dina al-Shibeeb)

1 posted on 07/01/2012 12:18:32 PM PDT by bayouranger
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To: bayouranger
Iraqis Americans under the reign of the Hussein’s dictatorial regime witnessed consecutive wars and did not enjoy any diplomatic successes.
2 posted on 07/01/2012 12:25:29 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: bayouranger

What would anyone expect from an Arab ?


3 posted on 07/01/2012 12:28:11 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: bayouranger

Allowing them to declare an Islamic “constitution” was and still is the dumbest part of this whole episode.

It was only to be outdone by allowing the same with Afghanistan.


4 posted on 07/01/2012 12:34:27 PM PDT by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: bayouranger
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Up Yours Al-Maliki, Israel doesn't want to associate with your POS country.

I, for one, was Always against the War in Iraq, I always said that problem could have been solved by 2 Thermonuclear Hydrogen Bombs.

5 posted on 07/01/2012 12:46:20 PM PDT by KC_Lion (The Supreme Court issued their ruling on Obamacare. Soon, We the People shall issue ours.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

So! Unlike other Arab nations, Iraq acknowledges that Israel EXISTS as a nation.


6 posted on 07/01/2012 12:54:49 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: bayouranger

Yes, Iraqi PM Maliki made the usual anti-Israel remark but so does every nation in that region. It’s mostly for Iraqis to hear and appeases the large Muslim contingent in Iraq. It’s no surprise that the anti-Israel mindset in Iraq pretty much mirrors that of every other middle east country. Yes, it’s highly annoying but as the head of a sovereign state, Iraq PM Maliki can say whatever he wants, even though his country’s sovereignty was bought and paid for with American blood and treasure. See how much that impresses any Iraqi.


7 posted on 07/01/2012 1:01:08 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: bayouranger

The world is counting down to the prophecies of Zechariah.

Forget the nonsense of the Mayan calendar. Pay attention to the Word of God, folks.

This thing is coming like a freight train with no functional braking system.


http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Zechariah%2014:1-5&version=KJV

Zechariah 14:1-5

King James Version (KJV)

14 Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee.

2 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.

3 Then shall the Lord go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.

4 And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.

5 And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the Lord my God shall come, and all the saints with thee.


8 posted on 07/01/2012 1:20:00 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: reg45

...As does a group of Egyptian lawyers who claims the Hebrews stole a bunch of their stuff from the Exodus and would sue modern day Israel to get it back.


9 posted on 07/01/2012 2:04:51 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: bayouranger

They are Muslims. Nuff said.


10 posted on 07/01/2012 2:09:14 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: bayouranger
Maliki: Iraq welcomes ties with all nations except Israel

Big surprise there huh?

11 posted on 07/01/2012 2:49:55 PM PDT by Mark17 (California, where English is a foreign language)
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To: bayouranger

It is no surprise when a shark acts like a shark, or a muslim like a muslim.


12 posted on 07/01/2012 2:56:52 PM PDT by Kakaze (I want The Republic back !)
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To: onedoug

Those Egyptian lawyers are Arabs; the Egyptians at the time of the Exodus were not.


13 posted on 07/01/2012 3:03:19 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Uncle Slayton
Americans under the reign of the Hussein’s dictatorial regime...

Which? Hussein the First reign thru 2003, or Hussein the Second reign 2008 to current?

14 posted on 07/01/2012 3:13:05 PM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Kurdistan doesn’t have to “smuggle” oil to Israel — it’s Kurdish oil, not Iraqi oil. Thanks bayouranger.


15 posted on 07/02/2012 4:42:04 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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16 posted on 07/04/2012 7:02:19 AM PDT by SJackson (blow in a dog’s face, he gets mad at you, take him on a car ride; he sticks his head out the window)
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To: reg45

——So! Unlike other Arab nations, Iraq acknowledges that Israel EXISTS as a nation.——

Excellent point...

I guess you can call it baby steps...

Dollars to donuts when Israel bombs Iran nuclear facilities, Iraq will not say a word....


17 posted on 07/04/2012 7:24:36 AM PDT by Popman (When you elect a clown: expect a circus...)
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To: bayouranger

No worries, someday soon the borders of Israel will be the West Bank of the Euphrates.


18 posted on 07/05/2012 7:58:55 AM PDT by Karliner ( Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28, Romans 8:38"...this is the end of the beginning."WC)
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