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POLITICS: Sunnis Show Compromise After Iraq Results

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posted on Feb, 5 2005 @ 03:37 PM
Despite continued threats and attacks, Sunni politicians have offered to participate in the political future of Iraq. The compromise occurs on what can only be described as a Shiite landslide victory. Threats by insurgents as well as a concerted effort to boycott by the Sunni's has contributed to the Shiite landslide
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Facing the prospect of a Shiite Muslim landslide, Sunni politicians offered on Saturday to participate in mapping the nation's political future. But Sunni rebels showed no sign of compromise, killing two U.S. soldiers and at least 33 Iraqis in a string of attacks.

Officials of the Shiite-led coalition that has rolled up a big lead in Sunday's elections said it wants the prime minister post in the upcoming government — casting doubt on chances that U.S.-backed Prime Minister Ayah Allawi can keep his job.

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I'm not surprised that this gesture is being made, but it would have had more strength if it had been done before the election. The Sunnis and thier insurgents bet on the elections being a total flop and the opposite occurred. They played high stakes poker, bluffed, and lost. They now face the possibility of little or no representation. No doubt a few bones will be thrown thier way, but they are getting what they deserved in my opinion.

[edit on 2-7-2005 by Valhall]

[edit on 7-2-2005 by Banshee]

posted on Feb, 5 2005 @ 03:48 PM

Facing the prospect of a Shiite Muslim landslide, Sunni politicians offered on Saturday to participate in mapping the nation's political future

What? Uhmm, the elections over. Their represntatives were offered up, and iraq voted on them. There isn't going to be a 'sunni' election or something like that. Now the Constitutional Congress is going to draft a form of government and such.

posted on Feb, 5 2005 @ 04:32 PM
So the Supreme Council of Islamic Revolution of Iraq (SCIRI) headed by Abdul Aziz Al-Hakim, and the Al-Da’awa Party, headed by Ibrahim Al-Jaafari, the Vice President of Iraq.

But what is not coming out is that they are also followers of Ayatollah Al-Sistani and he is an Iranian.

So how this will play with Al-Sadir also a young yet to be Ayatollah by right, and also an Iraqi not like Sistani.

Both members of the Shiites. Occurs Sunnis if given the choices will go with Al-Sadir rather than Al-Sistani and perhaps we may see some unrest coming Iraqi's way.

posted on Feb, 7 2005 @ 09:56 PM
wow... they came to a compromise, and so did israel and palestine... watch out.

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