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[Thread] A translation of the below thread by Ahmad Khazraji on Iraqi caretaker Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi, in which he reveals the reasons he held his silence and resigned.

(Most significantly, he reveals that US Marine snipers fired at Iraqi protestors.)
The first revelation is why Halbousi attended the parliamentary session while almost none of the Sunni members did. This was because the Americans learned Abdul-Mehdi planned to reveal sensitive secrets in the session, and sent Halbousi to prevent this.
Halbousi cut Abdul-Mehdi off during the beginning of his speech, then asked for the live airing of the session to be stopped. After this, Halbousi and the other members sat by Abdul-Mehdi and spoke openly with no recording.
(Actually unclear to me exactly what happens here, but the important part is that the broadcast is cut off and Abdul-Mehdi keeps talking)
This is what was discussed in that session (unbroadcast): Abdul-Mehdi spoke angrily of how the Americans had ruined the country and now refused to complete the infrastructure and electricity grid projects unless they are promised 50% of oil revenues - Which Abdul-Mehdi refused.
Abdul-Mehdi: This is why I visited China and signed an important agreement with them to undertake the construction instead. Upon my return, Trump called me to rescind the agreement, and when I refused, he threatened me with huge demonstrations against me that would end my PM-ship
Abdul-Mehdi: And so indeed huge demos materialised against me, and Trump calls again and says, if I don’t comply w/ his demands, he will station Marines snipers atop highest buildings, who will target and kill protestors and security forces alike, in an attempt to pressure me.
Abdul-Mahdi: Again I refused, & handed in my resignation, and to this day the Americans insist on cancelling our deal with China.
Abdul-Mehdi: After this, when our Minister of Defense publicly said that a third side was targeting both protestors and security (just as Trump threatened), I receive a new call from Trump who threatened to kill both me and the MoD if we keep talking about this “third side”.
So to summarise, & to get this straight, the US has:

- refused to finish reconstructing the country they destroyed

- demanded 50% of all oil revenues from Iraq in exchange for finishing this work (gangster-style)

- lost their mind when Iraq looked to China instead

- demanded that Iraq rescind the agreement, & upon rejection, fomented mass protests

- demanded anew, and this time when rejected again, stationed Marines snipers to take out protestors and security men

- threatened to KILL the caretaker PM and the MoD if word of this got out
Moon of Alabama article that reports this story and discusses in more detail:…
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