Skip to comments.IRAQI SUNNIS INSPIRED BY ARAB SPRING
Posted on 02/21/2013 10:45:18 PM PST by bruinbirdman
Sunni protesters in Iraq are taking to the streets by the tens of thousands in weekly protests that have so far remained peaceful, but carry the risk of deteriorating into violence at any time. The protests began in the Sunni-dominated town of Fallujah, a hotbed of insurgency during the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003. Protesters have demanded the resignation of Shiite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. When the U.S. forces withdrew from Iraq over a year ago, Iraqs Sunnis were disenchanted with what they saw as an inequitable distribution of power in Baghdad in favor of the countrys Shiite majority, which had been repressed under the reign of Saddam Hussein. The Islamic State of Iraq, the Sunni extremist group affiliated with al-Qaeda, is now aiming to exploit the political instability and sow discord between the sects, hoping to replicate its success in stoking a sectarian civil war in 2006 and 2007. It has called on Sunni protesters to take up arms against the Shiite-dominated government and bomb attacks this month killed 36 people in predominantly Shiite neighborhoods.
And I care because?
" . . . . the Sunni extremist group affiliated with al-Qaeda . . . ."
Because Barak bin Hussein abu-Obama al-Kenyata says he wiped out al-Qaeda.
We should have split the vountry into three...
Because Iraq and Fallujah in particular are such a great place for Western liberals to set up a showcase democracy desired by most muslims