Saturday, December 24, 2011

Sectarian Violence in Iraq May Start Again with U.S. Withdrawal

With the last U.S. troops in Iraq now home attention has turned to the situation in Iraq to try and gauge the future of that country. A big fear is that there will be a return to sectarian violence which saw its peak in 2006-2007. Many think that the Shias will attempt to consolidate its hold on the government and completely shut out the Sunnis from being able to participate. There is also the worry that the current Iraqi government will turn to Iran for more support thus increasing Iran's influence over Iraq. Another concern is a possible move against the Kurds in the north in an attempt to diminish the Kurds autonomy and control of oil in Kurdistan. Read the transcript from a recent discussion on Fox News entitled "Renewal of Iraqi Sectarian Violence", December 22, 2011.

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