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Members of Iraq's Governing Council pose for a picture following their meeting at the former Ministry of Military Industry in central Baghdad, July 13. Bottom row, left to right: Samir Shakir Mahmoud, Ahmad Chalabi, Naseer al-Chaderchi, Adnan Pachachi, Mohammed Bahr al-Ulum, Massoud Barzani, Jalal Talabani, Abdel-Aziz al-Hakim and Ibrahim al-Jaafari. Middle row, left to right: Sondul Chapouk, Aquila al-Hashimi, Younadem Kana, Salaheddine Bahaaeddin, Mahmoud Othman, Hamid Majid Moussa, Ghazi Mashal Ajil al-Yawer, Mohsen Abdel Hamid. Top row, left to right: Raja Habib al- Khuzaai, Iyad Allawi, Wael Abdul Latif, Mouwafak al-Rabii, Dara Noor Alzin, Abdel- Karim Mahoud al-Mohammedawi, Ezzedine Salim. (ゥAP/WWP - Marwan Naamani, POOL)
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What are IGCs? The Iraqi Governing Council? That's the answer I got when I just “Googled” it or Inter Governmental Committees! I've worked in the pensions industry since January 1973 and I am completely baffled by yet another acronym. My Chartered colleague who sits behing me is equally baffled!
The inclusion of the Shiite exiled and Najaf-based factions (such as the al-Hakims) in the US-led sponsored Governing Council empowered these ... PMF elements still take their orders from Tehran, thus their full integration into the Iraqi military will help further consolidate Iran's long-term influence in Iraq.

Soon Mr Bremer approved the creation of the interim Iraqi Governing Council (IGC). The council members were chosen by Mr Bremer from among Iraqi groups and individuals who had supported the American invasion of Iraq. Hopes to create the basis for establishing a free peaceful and democratic Iraqテδε「ツツ堙δづつ...
I was a senior university student in Baghdad, Iraq. ... We could not dare to speculate on Iraq's future, but many were longing to see Saddam Hussein fall. .... The selection and formation of the Interim Governing Council, using sectarian and ethnic quotas, left its legacy in a flawed electoral system, designed toテδε「ツツ堙δづつ...
The Kurdish National Council was established in 2012 by Massoud Barzani, then-president of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Iraq, when he signed an accord in Erbil with the Kurdish Higher Council to become partners in the administration that was set up in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava).
CIA recruitment of Ayad Allawi head of Iraqi National Accord who opposed Saddam Hussein of Iraq & began a sabotage campaign including bombing against the government. Allawi was installed as PM of the Iraq Interim Governing Council in 2003. Has the US tapped military personnel in Sri Lanka?

... message to the Iraqi people that one of the Saddam's most effective tools of repression was truly history. “It was the single most popular thing we did while I was in Iraq,” he said. He does admit, however, that he erred in handing off responsibility for carrying out the order to the Iraqi Governing Council, whoテδε「ツツ堙δづつ...
The fifteenth anniversary of the disastrous invasion of Iraq has just passed. None of the architects of the war have been held responsible. The invasion was launched on the false pretense that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was hiding weapons of mass destruction. The attack came despite worldwideテδε「ツツ堙δづつ...
... objective: dismantling the Iraqi state and its institutions. That state was replaced with a dysfunctional and corrupt semi-state. We were still filming in Baghdad when L. Paul Bremer III, the head of the Coalition Provisional Authority, announced the formation of the so-called Governing Council in July 2003.
The army itself was completely disbanded by then-US governor Paul Bremer with the agreement of almost all of the Kurd and Shia dominated Iraqi Governing Council, leaving hundreds of thousands of soldiers unemployed. The army was replaced by a new, inexperienced force of corrupt officers withテδε「ツツ堙δづつ...

THE IRAQI resistance to occupation, despite being fractured among different groups in Iraq, successfully blocked the Bush administration's strategy of ... set up the Iraqi Governing Council, it used the Lebanese model that institutionalized proportional representation, not by politics, but by religious grouping.
When I was 12, Saddam Hussein, vice president of Iraq at the time, carried out a huge purge and officially usurped total power. I was living in Baghdad then, ... In the late 1990s, I wrote my first novel, “I'jaam: An Iraqi Rhapsody,” about daily life under Saddam's authoritarian regime. Furat, the narrator, was aテδε「ツツ堙δづつ...
Almost 15 years ago to the day, the Anglo-American tanks that steamrollered into Iraq in a show of military dominance were greeted with an Iraqi insurgency of equal force. "Operation Iraqi ... The sovereignty the Iraqi governing council assumed on 1 June 2004 did little to reverse US losses. The first infantryテδε「ツツ堙δづつ...
This system began to take shape 15 years ago with the creation of the Iraqi Governing Council under the supervision of US administrator in Iraq Paul Bremer. The Islamic Daawa Party, founded in 1957, became the chief incubator of the Iraqi Shia political movements and the generator of the politicalテδε「ツツ堙δづつ...
After its military defeat of the Islamic State group, the Iraqi government needs to solidify its success on the battlefield by committing to a more federal state, argues Paul Iddon. ... "The governor of Saladin is in prison; the governor of Anbar has been dismissed by the governing council, so it's real chaos."
Iraq's Kirkuk governorate will hold elections this year — something that hasn't happened in more than a decade — and officials hope the voting will end ... Iraqi man shows his ink-stained finger to the media after voting at a polling center during the country's provincial elections, Kirkuk, Iraq, April 20, 2013.
He appointed an "interim governing council" on the basis of ethnic and sectarian affiliation, demobbed the army, and dismissed all civil servants — clercs, doctors, teachers, professors and officials — who had been members of the ruling Iraqi Baath Party, although jobs and advancement depended on suchテδε「ツツ堙δづつ...


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      governing council
        abdel‑aziz al‑hakim
        adnan pachachi
        ahmad chalabi
        aquila al‑hashimi
        ezzedine salim
        iyad allawi
        jalal talabani
        mahmoud othman
        massud barzani
        mowaffak al‑rubaie
        mustafa al‑hussein
        nadhmi auchi
        rajaa habib khuzai

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