Iraq Gov’t Collapsing as 44 Sunni MPs Withdraw from Parliament

(By AFP)

Iraqi forces killed 10 gunmen Monday in clashes that erupted as they cleared a year-old Sunni Arab protest camp, a move likely to fan resentment among the minority community.
Clashes kill 10 as Iraq forces clear Sunni protest camp (via AFP)

Iraqi forces killed 10 gunmen Monday in clashes that erupted as they cleared a year-old Sunni Arab protest camp, a move likely to fan resentment among the minority community. As the fighting raged, mosques exhorted followers to “go to jihad,” or holy…

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    • …and here’s some recent thoughts from Kissinger and Brzezinski on what’s afoot with Imperial power play in that part of the world where “we” are so idiotically losing our way and our shirts and our sacred Troops:

      “Brzezinski: US Warmongers “Infected” By Notion Of Regional Destabilization”

      link to explosivereports.com

      • I wouldn’t place much credibility in Explosivereports.com and the author of the article Jurriaan Maessen. Mr. Maessen commits a howler right out of the chute with his first sentence that begins, “Former Secretary of State Zbigniew Brzezinski….” Brzezinski was President Carter’s National Security Advisor, but he was never Secretary of State. From which matchbook cover trade school did Mr. Maessen obtain his degree in journalism and international affairs?

        • Hi Bill, Happy New Year!
          Do you have any challenge to the substance of what Zbig and Kissinger are reported, here and elsewhere, to have stated? Or is the best you can come up with one of those impeachment-by-reduction drive-bys?

          Anyone care to vote on which of the techniques of derailing and impeachment were offered by Bill here? One primer: link to derailingfordummies.com

  1. The disastrous neocon policy for the Middle East has wreaked havoc and is spreading chaos everywhere. The illegal US invasion of Iraq has not brought democracy to that country. On the contrary, it has killed hundreds of thousands, displaced millions, created a fertile ground for Al-Qaida and other militant groups and has given rise to a failed state. The chances are that the same scenario will be repeated in Afghanistan.

    The campaign launched against Syria in order to weaken Iran and break the link between Iran and Hizballah has again killed well over a hundred thousand people, displaced millions and is now spreading to Lebanon, as well as to Iraq and Jordan. In a bold move, the former French Foreign Minister Roland Dumas admitted that plans to topple the Syrian Assad-government were in the making prior to the outbreak of the “crisis”. He confirmed that the plan was to accomplish the war on Syria through “an invasion of rebels”. Dumas went on to say: “Consequently, everything that moves in the region… and I have this from a former Israeli Prime Minister who told me ´we will try to get on with our neighbors but those who don´t agree with us will be destroyed. It is a type of politics, a view of history, why not after all. But one should know about it.” link to explosivereports.com

    The Persian Gulf monarchies that are supporting the insurgency in Syria and Iraq are foolishly preparing for their own destruction at the hand of the militants. Instead of another war on Iran that will set the entire region ablaze, what is needed is for a serious attempt at establishing mechanisms for regional security, involving Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Persian Gulf littoral states, Syria and Israel. The alternative is chaos and destruction for many decades to come.

  2. Is the resignation of 44 and the gun battle for the one as big as it seems on the outside? Is this really the beginning of the end? Are there elections coming up? will that be the acid test? If the Sunni population refuses to participate, will civil war be inevitable? What will we do when Iran and the Saudis intervene? 2014 could be another Iraqi disaster.

  3. Many political problems can be solved before violence starts metastasizing:

    by giving autonomy to local communities. Quit trying to force people who hate each other to live under one roof (this goes for America as well…)

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