Is Iraq in for a re-eruption of the kind of ethnic and religious strife it experienced during the height of the U.S. occupation? For Iraq’s Al Iraq News, Dr. Fadhil Al Badrani warns his countrymen that unless Iraqi leaders ‘review their political inclinations and renounce their differences,’ those fearing a U.S. pullout – and those celebrating it – will end up as ‘wood’ for the fire that will engulf the country when America leaves.
For Iraq’s Al Iraq News, Dr. Fadhil Al Badrani starts off this way:
President Barack Obamaz has finally announced America’s military withdrawal from Iraq by December, leaving responsibility for providing security to local security forces. But no sooner had Obama declared his decision than the entire world turned upside down. There was a rush of statements confirming the fears of certain parties about the security vacuum that America’s pullout would create and who would fill it. At the same time, there has been jubilation among other parties and factions that imagined – stupidly – that with a complete U.S. withdrawal, seizing Iraq would be a simple matter. In the final analysis, both extremes are mistaken in their analysis.
Events on the horizon are bringing dramatic global change. Iraq’s share of these changes will be large and the aftermath will not be in Iraq’s favor. This country is in for a new phase of political and security turmoil – and violence. Iraq will again be plunged into ethnic and sectarian strife and battles over federalism. And Allah forbid – the United States and others are making plans that will result in further violence and domestic war.
The American Central Intelligence Agency has been entrusted with the task of finding alternative technological means of enhancing efficiency and maintaining a presence without tens of thousands of troops, not to mention the large number wounded and disabled since the Iraq invasion began eight years ago.
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