Skip to comments.Tensions rise as Iraq seeks Sunni VP arrest
Posted on 12/19/2011 2:38:32 PM PST by Olog-hai
Iraqi authorities issued an arrest warrant for Sunni Muslim Vice-President Tareq al-Hashemi on Monday for suspected ties to assassinations and bombings, a decision likely to fuel sectarian tensions after the U.S. troop withdrawal.
The move risks unraveling Iraq's fragile power-sharing deal among Shi'ite, Sunni and Kurdish blocs who have struggled to overcome tensions just a few years after sectarian slaughter drove the country to the edge of a civil war.
The political struggle between Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and his Sunni rivals in the country's delicate power-sharing deal has intensified during the withdrawal of the last U.S. troops nearly nine years after the invasion.
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And so it begins
Yes, and so it begins.
As posted previously in response to the sudden withdrawal of U.S. forces, this can only end badly. The only surprise is just how fast the fireworks have begun.
I feel a good old Sunni Shiite civil war coming on.
Nice neocons (Rats voting R) deliver Iraq to Iran, way to go neocons!
I should have defined neocons as democrats disguised as republicans, please forgive.