Sectarian violence in Iraq and early signs of a potential civil war

Discussion in 'West Asia & Africa' started by Virendra, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. Virendra

    Virendra Moderator Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2010
    Messages:
    4,674
    Likes Received:
    2,923
    Location:
    Delhi, India, India
    It hasn't stopped. Iraq is bleeding almost every second day to sectarian violence.
    The turmoil of Shia Sunni strains has engulfed majority of the cities of the west Asian country.
    The signs are worrying as Iraq had only begun recovering from a devastating invasion owing to the Saddam-US rivalry, almost a decade back.

    Latest in the series of blooded eruptions of strife, were the 10 suicide car bomb attacks in Baghdad province.
    The blasts have been aimed at Shia majority areas in and around the Iraqi capital on Sunday.
    Car bombs have become the common mode of attack in Iraqi sectarian violence.
    [​IMG]
    Further reading : Many dead in Iraq car-bomb attacks - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

    Regards,
    Virendra
     
  2.  
  3. Singh

    Singh Phat Cat Administrator

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2009
    Messages:
    20,305
    Likes Received:
    8,270
    Location:
    011
    Re: Sectarian violence in Iraq and early signs of a potential civil wa

    Err Civil War has been raging for quite a few years now. Shiites are in a majority, concentrated in Southern Oil-rich Iraq, they are backed by Iran; Sunnis are backed by Wahabbi etc. organizations.
     
  4. Yusuf

    Yusuf GUARDIAN Administrator

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2009
    Messages:
    24,274
    Likes Received:
    11,287
    Location:
    BANGalore
    Re: Sectarian violence in Iraq and early signs of a potential civil wa

    Yeah civil war has been on for years now, may be not the "classical" kind but more of bombing campaigns.
     
  5. dhananjay1

    dhananjay1 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2013
    Messages:
    972
    Likes Received:
    912
    Location:
    india
    Re: Sectarian violence in Iraq and early signs of a potential civil wa

    Sunnis had the power during Saddam's rule and Shias though majority didn't have much power. US invasion broke the power of Sunni militia, this resulted in civil war and score settling between Shias and Sunnis. The mixed neighborhoods were promptly turned into one sect neighborhoods. Shias have the backing of Iran and all the weapons and safe havens it could provide. Sunnis have turned to Americans out of necessity but Americans couldn't care less about the civil war as long as they could maintain their hold on the oil fields.
     
    TrueSpirit likes this.
  6. Singh

    Singh Phat Cat Administrator

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2009
    Messages:
    20,305
    Likes Received:
    8,270
    Location:
    011
    Re: Sectarian violence in Iraq and early signs of a potential civil wa

    Iraqi Petroleum Minister only goes ahead, after receiving the blessings of Tehran.
     
    TrueSpirit likes this.
  7. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2009
    Messages:
    43,117
    Likes Received:
    23,545
    Location:
    Somewhere
    Re: Sectarian violence in Iraq and early signs of a potential civil wa

    The Shiaa though a majority is getting the wrong end of the stick since Saudi Arabia is encouraging the Salafis to fund, organise & assist the Sunnis.

    The Saudis are worried of the growing clout of Shia nation, especially Iran.

    Further, Saudi oil is in the eastern part of Saudi Arabia and that area of the Shias.

    The Saudis are worried about a possible collusion between their Shias & that of Iraq, whereby the Saudis could lose control or have an insurrection in hand.

    The Sunnis are peeved since they have post their pre-eminence ever since Saddam was toppled.

    It is in the interest of powers to have the Middle East boil, so that they don't gang up like before on oil prices and output or send recruits for various terrorist organisations since they would require such men themselves to battle each other,
     
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2013
    TrueSpirit likes this.
  8. The Messiah

    The Messiah Bow Before Me! Elite Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2010
    Messages:
    10,788
    Likes Received:
    4,552
    Re: Sectarian violence in Iraq and early signs of a potential civil wa

    shias in iraq backed saddams war on iran because he threw money on them. while israel helped iran.

    everything is not black and white. rest of the world is pragmatic only our desi fanboys are retards who go by there own fantasies.
     
  9. civfanatic

    civfanatic Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2009
    Messages:
    4,562
    Likes Received:
    2,526
    Location:
    తెలంగాణ
    Re: Sectarian violence in Iraq and early signs of a potential civil wa

    And the Sunni Arabs in Khuzestan remained loyal to Iran. Saddam was expecting them to revolt against Iranian gov't and join his "liberating" army, but that never happened.
     
  10. dhananjay1

    dhananjay1 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2013
    Messages:
    972
    Likes Received:
    912
    Location:
    india
    Re: Sectarian violence in Iraq and early signs of a potential civil wa

    People tend to support their own kind if there is no big disadvantage in doing so. Nothing particularly desi or videsi about it.
     
    TrueSpirit likes this.

Share This Page