ONLY SOLUTION: DIVIDE IRAQ INTO ITS 3 NATIONS - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • G. Marcus
    • 13.08.07 | 22:22 (IDT)

    The problems the US has been experiencing in the Iraq conflict have been those of 'strategy', not 'execution'. Once the Iraq situation turned into sectarian conflict, any terms-of-reference relative to a US 'victory' or 'defeat' should have ceased to apply. Iraq was never a single nation, it is not one now, and does not seem to offer any such prospects in the future. It was sewn by the Brits out of 3 disparate Ottoman provinces and held together by way oppression - first the Brits, then Hashemite rule, and finally Ba'ath despotism. A strategy based on forcing 3 separate nations, to live together under a single government against their will, is certainly not a formula for success! Coming to think of sectarian divisions, Iran is a restless multi-ethnic empire with some 50% Persians ruling over some 25% Azeri-Turks, 10% Kurds, 5% Shiite-Arabs, etc. Furthermore, the Kurds are the same Kurds as those across the Iraqi border... Any ideas come to mind?

    from the article: Kurds build an island of calm in the inferno of Iraq
    First published 00:00 13.08.07 | Last updated 00:00 13.08.07
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