Iraq events moving out of US control
If you get no sound, click here to watch the video directly from YouTube. Sabah al-Nasseri: "The thing that is so important about this provincial election, because the provinces, they have autonomous status and they have enormous power vis-à-vis the central government—you know, we have a weak central government. So if you look at Kurdistan, they have enormous power when it comes to oil, when it comes to security, etc. So if the al-Sadr movement would win the election in Baghdad, in Al Kut, Al Basra, etc., they will have not only the majority within the provincial parliament, but also they can decide about oil contracts and about the US military bases in their province."
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Sabah al-Nasseri: "He [Obama] did not talk about the occupation. He never mentioned a word about the occupation, so as if things in Iraq will be determined in Washington and not on the ground by the Iraqi people themselves. So my argument is that Obama will not withdraw the troops, US troops. He will move few brigades, probably, from Iraq to Afghanistan, but the majority of the US troops and the private security firms or military firms, companies, will stay in Iraq."
Sabah al-Nasseri: "They are instrumentalizing the internal resistance within the Iraqi Parliament, within the Iraqi societies, against the United States, against the presence of US troops in Iraq, and so on, to actually negotiate new deals concerning securities agreement, oil agreement, etcetera, by saying, "Look, we cannot signs all of these kind of agreements. Otherwise we’ll commit political suicide."