After the emergence of ISIS terror group, Brett McGurk, Barack Obama's Special Presidential Envoy, met in Erbil with Sunni Arab dignitaries. The talks tackled then PM Nuri Al-Maliki's sectarianism and atrocities against both Sunni civilians and political leaders. The US envoy simply said, "The Sunnis have been ruling for 1,400 years, so there is no problem for Shiites to assume power now". From that moment on, McGurk has always been seen as the special envoy of Iran's supreme terrorist Ali Khamenei, New Iraq Center reported.
Analysts confirm to the Baghdad Post that McGurk is one of Iran's men in Iraq as he allowed Commander of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Qassem Suleimani, who is wanted on global terror list, to entrench himself in Iraq and oversee camps of terror militias.
Close ties with Iran
McGurk has grown famous in the Iraqi arena since 2010 after Obama named him to become the US ambassador to Iraq. But his candidacy to the post was withdrawn after scandalous emails exposing his affair with a journalist he married later had been leaked.
Republican members at the Congress objected to Obama because he nominated a person with scandals to be US ambassador. They also said he lacks management and leadership skills key for the post as well as his lewd behavior and ill-advised decisions when he worked at the US embassy in Baghdad during President George W. Bush's second term.
Soon before Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, fell to ISIS terrorists, Nineveh's former governor Athil al-Nujaifi sought to meet McGurk. During the meeting, Nujaifi revealed that Maliki was not cooperating on the issue of terrorism. But Obama's envoy McGurk asked Nujaifi to trust Maliki as he himself "trusted Maliki and his decision".
This raises questions about McGurk's suspicious role in the fall of Mosul into the hands of ISIS and the subsequent atrocities against Sunnis. The fall of Mosul was accompanied by the Speicher Massacre that witnessed the murder of 2,000 cadets. Investigations proved Maliki was behind the catastrophe.
Following the Saturday parliamentary elections, McGurk's name came into prominence once again. On Wednesday, he met with a number of Iraqi leaders, including the leader of the wisdom movement Ammar al-Hakim and Iraqi Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jubouri.
McGurk met on Thursday with the head of state of law coalition Nuri al-Maliki.
He also held talks in Erbil, claiming he is bringing together the divided Kurdish forces.
Addressing a press conference, Kurdistan Regional Government PM, Nechirvan Barzani said t McGurk told him about Washington's desire to form an Iraqi government that serves all Iraqis.
Analysts told the Baghdad Post that McGurk is proceeding his Iranian plot after the parliamentary elections. Acting as (Trump's) envoy, he is pushing to hand over power to the coalition loyal to Iran, represented in IMIS and Maliki-led State of Law coalition which lost the elections.
The ball in Trump's court
After President Trump came to power, he began to clean up the State Department from the remnants of Obama era who were influencing the work of the ministry in line with the work of his administration, especially with regard to Iran's file and its destabilizing role in the Middle East.
Trump managed to eliminate all pro-Obama loyalists. But only McGurk remained in office.
With the international coalition to fight ISIS declaring the accomplishment of its tasks in Iraq, Iraqis now wonder whether McGrath may be included in Trump's decision to clean up the US State Department from Iranian men.
They call upon president Trump to expose McGurk's suspicious activities in Iraq that only pours in the interests of the Mullah's regime.