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Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Fragmenting begins

So much for a Western-friendly, secular, open-minded, "liberated" Iraq:

"Iraq is disintegrating. The first results from the parliamentary election last week show the country is dividing between Shia, Sunni and Kurdish regions.

"Religious fundamentalists now have the upper hand. The secular and nationalist candidate backed by the US and Britain was humiliatingly defeated.

"The Shia religious coalition has won a total victory in Baghdad and the south of Iraq. The Sunni Arab parties who openly or covertly support armed resistance to the US are likely to win large majorities in Sunni provinces. The Kurds have already achieved quasi-independence and their voting reflected that.

"The election marks the final shipwreck of American and British hopes of establishing a pro-Western secular democracy in a united Iraq.

"Islamic fundamentalist movements are ever more powerful in both the Sunni and Shia communities. Ghassan Attiyah, an Iraqi commentator, said: 'In two and a half years Bush has succeeded in creating two new Talibans in Iraq.'"

Iraq has become an inspiration to one major country in the region: Iran.


Blogger David Heidelberg said...

Check this out

The Iraqi Accordance Front, a coalition of three Sunni groups, rejected the results, warning of ``grave repercussions on security and political stability'' if the mistakes were not corrected. Al-Dulaimi said that if changes weren't made Sunni Arabs ``will resort to other measures'' he did not specify.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005 7:18:00 pm  
Blogger Ibrahamav said...

Why does anyone think this is news? It is exactly what happened in Yugoslavia with Tito's death.

Thursday, December 22, 2005 1:38:00 am  

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