politicians are sometimes said to have a certain penchant for memory lapses. Most of these acute occur, if, for example, phone calls, Meetings and money Transfers to be suddenly important again, which should not be discussed in the view of the person Concerned necessarily in the Public domain. The Iraqi Minister Najah al-Shammari, the situation is somewhat different: He is firmly convinced, to have his senses together, memory problems, he had more in the past.
In June, the Sunni, the made before and after the fall of dictator Saddam Hussein in 2003, a career in the Iraqi military took over, the Ministry of defence of the new government in Baghdad. As such, Shammari is leading the fight against the last Remnants of the so-called Islamic state and must, at the same time try to get his army back into the handle: to defeat the terrorists of the IS, were, starting in 2014, many Iranian-controlled militias were not created, the make of their weapons.
for these reasons, Shammari appears in the world press, for example, when he receives his counterpart, Mark Esper of the US in Iraq. These images saw recently, inhabitants of the Stockholm satellite town Varby, 3500 kilometres North of Baghdad. They understood that the Minister, with the cosy schnauz someone else: beard, however, your neighbors Najah al-Adeli, the Iraqi refugee who had come in 2009, to the country and 2015, the Swedish state had adopted citizenship.
Once-a-year to the Post office
One of these people from Varby then contact the authorities included. Swedish tabloids reports of investigations against Shammari, and his wife, because of social fraud. In addition to the Swedish passport, he should have also accepted other: child benefit and housing benefit, for example, especially unemployment benefits. Due to limited memory capacity Shammari had spent years unable to work write.
exactly when the 52-Year-old in Iraq, can't say withdrew the Swedish authorities. You seem to be sure that he received support, as the family lived a long time ago in Baghdad. Officially, he was reported still in Varby and let the Post office send there is it. He'll pick once in a year, if he play with his family a week to spend, probably the authorities, he might live still in Sweden.
The defense Ministry in Stockholm confirmed that the Iraqi Minister has a second name, issued Swedish passports. The Ministry of defense in Baghdad denies it, published a written defence on Facebook. All the allegations were untrue and a "cheap attempt" to discredit Shammari"". And then rates followed about the heroic role of the Minister in the past few weeks, in which he supported the participants of the mass demonstrations in Iraq and I protected.
the Iraqis have to sound this sets how pure mockery: For weeks, they gather to protest against corruption and nepotism in the Iraqi political caste. Support by the army or the Secretary of defense do not learn, on the contrary Alone on Sunday 12 protesters by security forces have been killed since the beginning of the protests, at least 342 people died. Iraqi human rights activists speak of 16'000 injured.
In the case of the first protest marches, the people went to the streets to Express their solidarity with an ousted military was as commander of an elite unit in the fight against IS for the people's hero, and particularly an integer, and incorruptible applies. Since September he has to perform a low-level Desk job in the authority Shammaris – the once so forgetful Secretary of defense.
Created: 26.11.2019, 20:14 PM