June 11, 2014

Ayad Jamal Al-Din: Al-Maliki Should Be Tried for High Treason Following ISIS Capture of Mosul (Source: MEMRI TV)

This man is telling the truth about Maliki's failures as a leader, the U.S. role in supporting ISIS in Syria, and channels like Al-Jazeera deceiving their viewers about the nature of ISIS and their takeover of Mosul. He should be the next Prime Minister of Iraq. Watch the full interview below. Here are some key excerpts:
"The war in Syria and the war in Iraq are one and the same. Both in Syria and in Iraq it is a war against ISIS. The US strives to weaken the Syrian regime, and this benefits ISIS. But in Baghdad it supports the regime against ISIS. This is suspicious and perplexing to tell you the truth."

"As for the collapse of the Iraqi army in Mosul - the army is a reflection of its commander. It is Nouri Al-Maliki, the prime minister and general commander of the armed forces, who should be placed on trial for high treason. The military personnel are not responsible for the collapse in Mosul and elsewhere. It is the general commander who should be held accountable and stand trial."

"It is inappropriate to justify ISIS. In the past two hours, I've heard several commentators here on Al-Arabiya TV saying that the Iraqi Sunnis are persecuted and are denied their rights and that is why ISIS has managed to gain a foothold in the country. ISIS is composed of the same terrorists who are fighting in Libya, in Somalia, in Syria, in Afghanistan, in Nigeria, and elsewhere. The names of the organizations may vary, but their terrorism is one and the same. Commentators should avoid justifying this terrorism. Terrorism is terrorism, and its confrontation should be the same everywhere."

"It is PM Nouri Al-Maliki himself who should be held accountable. I believe that if there was a parliament of decent human beings in Iraq, Al-Maliki would be voted out of office and would face trial for high treason, for bringing about this military collapse."

"I welcome it (Washington's offer to help resolve the crisis). We await this support, but it must extend to all the areas where ISIS may be found. The pressure on the Syrian regime, which is fighting ISIS, must be lifted. They should not try to strengthen the feeble Free Syrian Army (FSA). There is no FSA. There is ISIS in Syria and Iraq. You cannot fight ISIS in Iraq, yet support it in Syria. There is one war, and one enemy. The US should give up its hypocrisy. People are not brainless."

"An hour ago, when I entered this studio, Al-Jazeera TV was still calling ISIS "the tribal rebels." This is a deception, a lie. These are no tribal rebels. The tribal rebels have fled to Kurdistan. The Sunnis were vanquished by ISIS. These are criminals, murderers, and terrorists."
Video Title: Ayad Jamal Al-Din: Al-Maliki Should Be Tried for High Treason Following ISIS Capture of Mosul. Source: MEMRI TV. Date Published: June 11.