WHAT WAR BRINGS: sectarian strife
The original ‘deck of cards’ that the occupying forces issued was reportedly 40% Shia’s, even though the narrative turned (rather quickly) to the belief that it was only the Sunnis who were in power under Saddam, and only the Sunnis who benefited under him.
That, of course, is hogwash.
The last time there was significant sectarian strife in
Americaplunged into chaos, shattered the infrastructure and destroyed the society, reducing human beings to their basest instincts. They turned on each other and found safety only in family, tribe, clan and sect. Shiites and Sunnis, who had lived together for ages, ethnically cleansed each other's neighbourhoods, which to this day remain separated by barricades, walls and checkpoints. Iraq
Having unleashed the forces that put
Iraq's three main communities at war with each other, the U.S.toyed with the idea of dividing the country into the Kurdish north, a Sunni centre and a Shiite south, much like the British had divided in two in 1947. India
Having created the chaos, violence and jihadism, the
said, in colonial fashion, it had to stay to curb the chaos, violence and jihadism. Having crippled the state, it had no choice but to prolong the occupation until the natives were ready to govern themselves. U.S. Iraqexhausted more than the 1917-32 British invasion and occupation sapped the British. It also created killing fields on a vast scale. America
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on Saturday ruled out foreign involvement in its efforts to reconcile rival factions, just after visiting U.S. Vice President Joe Biden urged Iraqis to do more to bury grievances and stave off renewed conflict. Iraq
Biden, on a three-day visit, offered U.S. help in what he said was a long road ahead in uniting a country deeply split by years of sectarian war and riven by violence.
Iraqhas been forcefully asserting a newfound sovereignty in the week combat troops pulled out of city centres, a milestone that was feted by flowers and dancing. U.S.
"We made it clear that national reconciliation is an Iraqi issue and involvement of a non-Iraqi party won't make it more successful," said government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh.
Boy, he got that right. Any “help” from Biden is a clear path to further instability and possible disintegration of the country. Biden once proposed that
During his meetings with Maliki on Friday, Biden warned resurgent sectarian or ethnic violence in
Iraqwas "not something that would make it likely that we'd stay engaged," a official told reporters. U.S.
He added in
Washington, there is no longer "any appetite to put Humpty Dumpty back together again", should fall apart. Iraq
There never was any ‘appetite’ to help
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