America and Its Allies Compete against Time by Preparing a Ruling Coalition and Supporting It through International initiatives, Fearing the Islamic Khilafah Might Outstrip Them in Its own Abode of Islam
Political initiatives have clearly escalated these days to solve the Syrian crisis, the latest of which is the initiative of Erdogan reported in the media on the 17th and 18th of December 2012 and there is evidence that the political circles are still considering the matter seriously. What has raised the degree of seriousness on this initiative is the fact that Moscow, well-known in its strong support and defense of the Syrian regime, has considered this initiative as “contrived” and did not reject it completely as was the case with any other previous initiative!
Sorrow fills my heart that the Arab Spring has skipped Iraq.The wind of change that toppled regimes and rulers didn’t reach the country… Americans allowed a sectarian-based political system due to their beliefs that Iraqis are divided by their sectarian and ethnic background and that the political assembly must represent this truth. At least the majority of well-educated people in Iraq are not sectarian, nor do they believe in such a divide.
Excerpt from “Adnan al-Pachachi in the Eye of the Storm,” former Iraqi foreign minister and representative to the United Nations