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The civil unrest in Baghdad

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posted on Aug, 31 2005 @ 08:03 AM
As the new country of Baghdad is emerging from the tyrannical years of Saddam, another type of problems are to emerge also.

Civil unrest, Baghdad is a nation of people that belong to different tribes with clerical leaders in pursue of power.

While the Sunnis are opposing the occupation of US forces, the Shiites and Kurds are trying to get together and form some type of government that will benefit all.

But the rivalry among the citizens can not be denied.

BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- At least 648 people were killed and 322 others injured in a stampede on a Baghdad bridge after a massive Shiite religious commemoration erupted into panic Wednesday.

Targeting an important holiday for the Shiites is the best way to instigate resentment between the populations.

Our troops are now caught in want is to become a struggle between rival tribes in Iraq for power and control of the nation.

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posted on Aug, 31 2005 @ 08:33 AM
I beleive that things are getting extremely heated now. I also beleive that this will lead to civil war.
Beloeive it or not, i wish them well. They need to have normal lives with whatever a democracy can afford them. However, is it Democracy they want?

posted on Aug, 31 2005 @ 08:48 AM
That is the problem Dg, while Kurds and Shiites are doing the best, (at least their leaders) to come to terms of normalcy they are also having problems with what kind of government they are to have.

The problem with the proposed constitution is that is not democratic in nature because is not one ruling party but tribal, something that many Americans do not understand.

The call for a "Republic" but theocratic in nature, and as you know Saddam was not a "Religious leader" that is why most muslin nations didn't like him at all.

His government gave more right to women (At leas Sunni women) while the new government does not.

US doesn't agree with the theocracy and either with the role of women.

The Sunnis will never go for it and the civil unrest will come from them. Most of the terrorist attacks are not targeting the population of the Shiites in hopes to start a civil war.

While US plan all alone is to secure a government that will be willing and happy to let the Oil barons of American tap into the oil resources.


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