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illflem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-26-04 04:44 PM
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3. Believe it or not the Pentagon has suggested partitioning Iraq
Edited on Sun Dec-26-04 04:45 PM by illflem
Big problem is Shiite south would likely become part of boogieman Iran and the Kurd north would make Turkey's Kurd population want to splinter off, something Turkey doesn't want.
Beside this I feel it partitioning Iraq will be the only way to avoid years of civil war but heck what do I know, it seems too simple.
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  -Should Iraq be partitioned? quaoar  Dec-26-04 04:27 PM   #0 
  - Seems to me we have no business dividing Iraq any more than the Brits  mcscajun   Dec-26-04 04:32 PM   #1 
  - Maybe. But, how about the USA first?  Tierra_y_Libertad   Dec-26-04 04:36 PM   #2 
  - I concur. How can we divide something up when It isn't ours.  0007   Dec-26-04 05:11 PM   #8 
  - Even raising this question shows an arrogant imperialistic mindset  KlatooBNikto   Dec-26-04 05:28 PM   #11 
     - I know what ya mean!  0007   Dec-26-04 05:51 PM   #14 
     - I'm not so sure it's imperialist as much as considering one possible  karlrschneider   Dec-26-04 05:59 PM   #16 
     - Try growing up and living in the real world  quaoar   Dec-26-04 09:40 PM   #32 
  - I dont know why americans dismiss the idea of USA secession  Chipper Chat   Dec-26-04 06:08 PM   #19 
  - We are not a homeland since "time out of mind" for  annabanana   Dec-26-04 09:04 PM   #29 
  - Believe it or not the Pentagon has suggested partitioning Iraq  illflem   Dec-26-04 04:44 PM   #3 
  - Feb, 1, 2005  Disturbed   Dec-26-04 04:57 PM   #4 
  - Iraqi Shi'ites are friends with but not under Iranian Shi'ites  Selatius   Dec-26-04 05:25 PM   #10 
  - Should have done the elections differently  sandnsea   Dec-26-04 05:07 PM   #5 
  - My Kurdish barber says that diving the country is the only solution.  Flammable Materials   Dec-26-04 05:08 PM   #6 
  - I expect many Kurds agree with him...  annabanana   Dec-26-04 09:07 PM   #30 
  - If that is what the Iraqis choose.  Bridget Burke   Dec-26-04 05:10 PM   #7 
  - Partition of Iraq is a long-standing goal of the Likudniks,  Minstrel Boy   Dec-26-04 05:24 PM   #9 
  - Thanks, MB. Your post has brought into stark relief why there was a War on  KlatooBNikto   Dec-26-04 05:53 PM   #15 
  - I posted this solution months ago. Kurdistan for the Kurds!  norml   Dec-26-04 05:30 PM   #12 
  - I have a better solution.Let us get our troops out of there first. Let  KlatooBNikto   Dec-26-04 05:48 PM   #13 
  - Vietnam was screwed from both sides  Selatius   Dec-26-04 06:06 PM   #17 
     - At least they are not getting slaughtered by bombs raining down on them  KlatooBNikto   Dec-26-04 06:07 PM   #18 
        - Is it Amerika's country or theirs?  Disturbed   Dec-26-04 06:12 PM   #20 
        - True  Selatius   Dec-26-04 06:19 PM   #22 
  - Partition now, or its civil war the moment we leave (NT)  Benson   Dec-26-04 06:14 PM   #21 
  - Read Mistrel Boy's post above.Civil War is not a possibility according  KlatooBNikto   Dec-26-04 07:16 PM   #24 
  - Oh? Is that right?  quaoar   Dec-26-04 09:50 PM   #33 
     - What Fisk details, consistently, is a war of liberation, not a civil war.  Minstrel Boy   Dec-26-04 09:59 PM   #34 
        - Oh really? How about this article?  quaoar   Dec-26-04 10:02 PM   #35 
           - Fisk wrote that in Sept 2003. Here he is in March 2004:  Minstrel Boy   Dec-26-04 10:32 PM   #37 
              - So then, according to Fisk...  quaoar   Dec-26-04 10:56 PM   #38 
                 - The way I read it, his understanding of the game the US plays  Minstrel Boy   Dec-26-04 11:07 PM   #39 
                    - And I guess Hans Blix was in on it too  quaoar   Dec-26-04 11:21 PM   #40 
                       - yeah, whatever.  Minstrel Boy   Dec-26-04 11:34 PM   #41 
                          - Civil war is civil war  quaoar   Dec-27-04 12:39 AM   #42 
                             - Iraq isn't Pottery Barn.  Minstrel Boy   Dec-27-04 12:49 AM   #43 
                             - Actually, it is a tenet of international law  quaoar   Dec-27-04 08:22 AM   #44 
                                - International law also has something to say  Minstrel Boy   Dec-28-04 12:16 PM   #51 
                             - American interests would NOT suffer under partition.  Bridget Burke   Dec-27-04 08:38 AM   #46 
                                - I agree  quaoar   Dec-27-04 08:51 AM   #48 
  - Partition does not guarantee peace.  Bridget Burke   Dec-27-04 08:34 AM   #45 
  - Would it get the oil profits to Texas any faster?  Xap   Dec-26-04 06:34 PM   #23 
  - Should USA be partitioned?  ckramer   Dec-26-04 07:37 PM   #25 
  - As long as I can move from my red state to a blue state first  norml   Dec-28-04 11:28 AM   #50 
  - No. n/t  Just Me   Dec-26-04 07:39 PM   #26 
  - Whether or not Iraq should be partitioned  WillowTree   Dec-26-04 08:22 PM   #27 
  - Frankly , I think an international conference  chieftain   Dec-26-04 08:59 PM   #28 
  - Partitioning worked so well in Ireland!  Bridget Burke   Dec-27-04 08:40 AM   #47 
     - But as you know ,  chieftain   Dec-27-04 10:38 AM   #49 
  - I just wonder how the sunni's and kurds are going to like living  okieinpain   Dec-26-04 09:29 PM   #31 
  - Give the Kurds some level of autonomy  Doohickie   Dec-26-04 10:09 PM   #36 
  - No. Not a solution, and not possible. And a big mistake.  Taxloss   Dec-28-04 12:46 PM   #52 
  - Look at how Iraq was created in 1918 as part of the Sykes-Picot agreement  WMliberal   Dec-28-04 08:03 PM   #53 

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