(Dick Cheney cooperating with”gangs of Killers”in Iraq)
(US using Terrorist Mojahedin Khalq in Iraq)
US Vice President Dick Cheney is reportedly planning to topple the democratically elected government of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
Analysts say certain Iraqi politicians have thrown their weight behind Cheney’s plan for a no confidence vote against al-maliki.
Washington has recently been pressing al-Maliki for some basic reforms in his government.
Earlier, former Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jafari, came under heavy pressure from US officials to stop his criticism of the widespread and unwarranted interference by Washington in Iraqi domestic affairs. Later the United Iraqi Alliance led by Abdul Aziz al-Hakim was forced to replace al-Jafari with al-Maliki.
Maliki has also been seen as an obstacle in the way of US programs as he has been censuring US officials for constructing separating walls around Baghdad neighborhoods.
Last month, an Iraqi court accused Culture Minister Asaad Kamal al-Hashemi of murdering two sons of an Iraqi lawmaker. Al-Hashemi made his escape into the US Embassy where he has been taking shelter in order to escape justice.
The incident encouraged a number of Iraqi parliamentarians to boycott Maliki’s cabinet as part of measures to hamper his government.
The US has also been backing some pro-western politicians like Iyad Allawi, the mastermind of a coup plot against Maliki.
Senior Iraqi officials are accusing the US of cooperating with ‘gangs of killers’, in al-Anbar and Diyala provinces. They are also critical of Washington’s supporting of the terrorist group Mujahedin Khalq Organization(MKO).
The United States and some of the regional countries are dissatisfied with the results of the parliamentary election In Iraq. US officials, who interpret the self-reliance of Iraqi leaders as detrimental to their policies in the region, take any measures to undermine the Iraqi government.
US president George W. Bush who invaded Iraq under the umbrella of democracy not only has been ignoring the results of the elections, but he is supporting the terrorists whose aim is to overthrow the first democratic rule in the Iraqi history.
Press TV, July 17, 2007