Former Iraqi oil minister Issam Chalabi says that although Iraq is an oil-rich country, it still imports petroleum products from abroad to meet its needs 10 years after the US-led invasion of the country.
The "Green Zone" is the common name for the international neighborhood in Baghdad. It was created by the forces that invaded Iraq in 2003 and is one of the most heavily guarded military sites in Iraq. It contains the headquarters of the Iraqi government and army, the US Embassy and foreign organizations.
Al-Maliki is only interested in working to defeat the people, getting out of the crisis that he personally created, and using extreme violence if necessary. It is likely, therefore, that the massacre of Hawija will not be the last in Al-Maliki's war on Iraq and its people.