According to a spokesperson for the political branch of an Iraqi Shia militia, the supposed assassination attempt on Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi might have been fabricated to divert the public’s attention away from the reported fatalities of election protesters. Mahmoud Al-Rubaie, the spokesperson for Iraq’s Sadiqoun political party, alleged in a series of postings on Sunday that the event may be a false flag operation to cover up the government’s brutal crackdown on those opposing the results of the recent parliamentary election.
Thousands of Iraqis marked the second anniversary of the October revolt today, with communists organizing huge rallies calling for political reform. The demonstration today, organized under the slogan “we want a homeland,” comes ahead of the Iraqi general election, which the Iraqi Communist Party (ICP) is pushing to boycott. It claims that the vote lacks legitimacy and accuses the present administration of being corrupt, claiming that the election is going to take place as violent attacks and killings of nonviolent protestors continue with impunity for the perpetrators.