The Fact that Media Channels Are Turning into a Cheap Tool that Disseminates Death and Hatred amongst Iraqis is shameful.
Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim said he was sorry to see some satellite channels turning into tools for incitement and playing citizens against each other, considering such acts as no more part of the media activity. He explained that those who stand behind these social, political or media channels reflect their true thoughts and personalities through the media type they adopt, considering that the manipulation of the citizens's psychology does not serve factual media, and risking the country's destiny does not serve free media since the freedom of media channels means to work without restrictions, not without morals. He wondered, "where is the sense of national honor in some channels who are circulating lies and rumors with impudence? Aren't the misleading media a kind of intellectual and psychological terrorism?" Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim called on satellite channels to build bridges between the citizens instead of rushing to hold meetings and taking statements from sectarians and people who manipulate the fate of the nation and citizens, regardless their sects, nationalities, and regions, because the terrorist ideology is the same, no matter from where it originates. Moreover, he considered the fact that media channels are turning into a cheap tool that disseminates death and hatred amongst Iraqis as shameful, addressing the satellite channels which are growing on the Iraqi blood that the future is with those who spread hope and goodness, not with those who herald death, malice, and hatred, and that people and history will not tolerate these channels. He also underlined the necessity of criticizing , punishing, controlling, accepting one's thought and other's thought, researching, learning, analyzing, and refusing those who take sides with terrorists, outlaws, criminals, promoters of lies, and extorters of Iraqi citizens.
Incoming Local Governments Is Marked by Partnership and Homogeneity
His Eminence said the final approval of the local election results means to embark on a new, different stage where competition is already over and real work is undertaken to form local governments marked by two basic features: First, partnership governments. "Partnership is a key principle whether some like it or not, since it is a political power that cannot be exceeded in this stage", his Eminence remarked, warning that those who are trying to overstep the political partnership will lose in the political competition on the short and long terms. He also explained that the widening of the participation base make the chances of winning in provinces greater. According to his Eminence, the second feature is homogenous governments. "Homogeneity is one of the key elements to winning where the governor would not be a captive of the provincial council, and the provincial council would not be absent from the supervision and control over the executive work of the governor and his team", he remarked. He also added that without such homogeneity, local governments would be always enclosed in a circle of failure and exchanged accusations, and that without partnership and homogeneity, no one could pretend he was able to form successful local governments. Moreover he said the Martyr of the Niche movement truly believes in its principle on all levels whether on local government or federal government level and in all the mechanisms of executive political work, explaining that "the strategic approach of the Citizen Alliance in the next stage is to fully exercise the electoral right and to support everyone to help them successfully perform their functions, since its success means the success of others, a principle that applies in life and in politics as well because it is impossible for a winner to wish failure to others". "Because it is successful and self-confident and considers the others' success as an incentive to develop the alliance and compete for more success", he added. "In politics, it has a different consideration, the ethical one, so that competition would not be for spoils and posts rather than for the service of people". In addition, he said the Citizen Alliance wishes success to others and will help them achieve success, even if they do not share this same belief or this same political morality, since the Martyr of the Niche is committed to what it believes in, and its principles are not subject to reactions, because it always proceeds to action and often take control of reactions. According to him, albeit its superiority, the Martyr of the Niche movement is not totally pleased with the results because they reflect its real popular weight not how much efforts were made in the previous stage. In fact, "the Movement is making a wide, close review to find out the real causes behind such result, because it believes it deserves better results", he stated, thus considering self-criticism and rectification as the basic pillar in the systematic mindset of the movement as to action and in its vision on self-development. "The members of the Marty of the Niche movement do not celebrate incomplete victories or justify their failures, since they seek excellence and success and strive to accomplish the project they have already started", he added. "Therefore, they must always conduct self-examination, self-evaluation and self-criticism based on their political and electoral performance as well as their methods of communication with the public." To him, criticism is a normal practice to any political party that works on serving its people and country in the right way.
A Regional Understanding between Istanbul, Tehran, Riyadh, Cairo and Baghdad Is the Solution to the Syrian War
His Eminence described the political crisis as the Syrian war since it became an open war and is no more a crisis, considering that the first step to end the war is to find the pragmatic solutions and to be realistic with the influential forces in this war. He wondered why all the countries of the world are invited to the Geneva Conference except the Islamic Republic of Iran, when everybody knows that there has been a strategic alliance between Iran and Syria for many years and that they have built close relations for more than three decades. He also warned against the military transfer of this war to the Iraqi borders and against the intellectual and sectarian transfer within the different components of the Iraqi society, which requires to reset the situation, considering a regional understanding between Istanbul, Tehran, Riyadh, Cairo and Baghdad as the solution to the Syrian war, sounding loud alarms on the prolongation of the Syrian war without these five capitals. Here, he reminded that the Taif Agreement ended the Lebanese civil war, reiterating his support for the right of peoples to live in freedom and dignity. "But in the same time, we are against the destruction of the Syrian state and the slaughter of the Syrian citizen based on sect, and despotism and terrorism should not be the only options for Syrian people", he commented. "A deviated thought cannot fix a deviated policy, and the longer these wars last, the more horrible and sectarian they will become, thus turning into a breeding ground for extremism and deviation from all sided". Finally, he warned on the fall of the Syrian regime because with it, all Syria will fall apart.