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- Yes to a federal Iraq

Ny Tid brings here one of the week's comments on Al-Jazeera, the Arab world's leading news scandal. Ali al-Awsi is the head of the Senate for Southern Iraq Studies in London. On Saturday, Iraq will vote on a new constitution.

(THIS ARTICLE IS ONLY MACHINE TRANSLATED by Google from Norwegian)

Since the founding of the Iraqi state in 1921, there has been little development in the democratic conditions of the ordinary Iraqi citizen.

A number of problems have remained unresolved under the various regimes, and the main problem has been the discrimination against Iraq's various regions. This underlines the need to come up with a federal solution to a lasting problem that has left Iraqis living under injustice and discrimination.

Both Iraqis and Arabs have lived with values ​​inherited from repressive regimes, which have left a suffocating social system and robbed the people of their will.

The tradition has been based on consolidating a one-man regime, and establishing a climate of fear where one has been unwilling to accept anything other than a centralized regime.

We now have an opportunity to change course and Iraq needs a new culture that can prevent the old values ​​from continuing to dominate.

The autocratic rule that began in 1968 – the year the Ba'ath party took power in Iraq – was based on a monopoly of power so strong that even the various communities could not make any decisions without the permission of the absolute leader and his party in Baghdad. .

Saddam's tanks

This bureaucracy hindered development in many areas. Saddam Hussein's regime introduced terrible discrimination by dividing Iraq into "black" and "white" administrative units. It divided the citizens into two groups: those who could be oppressed and buried in mass graves, and those who enjoyed power and influence.

Only the name of a person was enough to prevent him from getting a decent job, if it signaled that the person belonged to a particular sect, or. . .

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