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Originally posted by bluemirage5
reply to post by sonjah1
Thats because the present Govt are Shi'ites and after the US & Coalition Forces pull out there will be a civil war between the Shi'ites and Sunnis.
The USA got what they needed by looting the museum of ancient artifacts and over 21 billion USD of which most of it can't be accounted for, thousands of innocent people dead including loss of life among our forces....
yep....time to pull out, don't wait until 2011, do it now.
Five Iraqi Baathist factions declared on Tuesday that they have formed a new party with the base in Damascus, Xinhua informs.
The five factions, the Resurrection Party, Revision and Unification, National Liberation Movement and Monadiloon Gathering, formed a new group called the Resurrection and Renewal Party.
"This declaration is not a new split case as some believe, it is rather an expression refusing the national dispute and fragmentation," said Khalid al-Samurrae, secretary general of the new party.
"The party aims at getting Baath to its familiar principals through cooperation with the national parties to form a wide popular base," he added.
The Iraqi Arab Socialist Baath Party was founded in Iraq in 1951 and adopted pan-Arab, secular nationalism as its ideology.
The party came to power following a military coup in July 1968. Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, who was assistant general secretary of the party, staged a successful coup in 1979 but he was overthrown by U.S. forces in 2003.
After the death of Saddam Hussein, many of the Iraqi Baathist leaders escaped to Syria which provided them with the freedom of political activities.
Originally posted by beezzer
If it were a war for oil, why are gas prices over 3 bucks a gallon?