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Eugene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 02:46 AM
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BBC: Civil war in Iraq 'most likely'
Last Updated: Thursday, 3 August 2006, 07:05 GMT 08:05 UK

Civil war in Iraq 'most likely'

Civil war is the most likely outcome in Iraq, Britain's outgoing ambassador
in Baghdad has warned, in a confidential memo to ministers obtained by the BBC.

William Patey, who left the Iraqi capital last week, also predicted the break-up
of Iraq along ethnic lines.

He did also say that "the position is not hopeless" - but said Iraq would remain
"messy and difficult" for the next five to 10 years.

-snip-

The bleak assessment of the country's future was contained in Mr Patey's final
e-cable, or diplomatic telegram, from Baghdad.

-snip-

Full article: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/5240808.stm

Also: Leaked UK document sees "civil war" in Iraq - Reuters
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Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 02:56 AM
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1. seems to me, it's underway and has been for a while n/t
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ECH1969 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 03:04 AM
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3. It could easily get many many times worse
and it may very well happen.

None of the religious leaders have yet committed themselves to war on the rival sect, they are all hedging their bets. The second Sadr or the Association of Muslim Scholars declares their intention to wage war on the other sect we will see the kind of bloodletting Iraq hasn't seen since 1993.
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Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 03:47 AM
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4. no doubt it could get worse, and probably will
I'm just wondering what is the yardstick this is measured by.
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 03:01 AM
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2. Can't slide anything by some people
That man could predict wind in a tornado
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heliarc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 03:48 AM
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5. This battle of semantics...
would be funny if it weren't so sad. Denial. Pure and utter Denial. Not a river in Egypt, people. Face the music, Already!
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:52 AM
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6. Really? No kidding?
He's been living in Borneo for some time now.
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:40 AM
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7. Ambassador: Shia militias becoming like Hezbollah in Lebanon
Talking about the Shia militias blamed for many killings, Mr Patey added: "If we are to avoid a descent into civil war and anarchy then preventing the Jaish al-Mahdi (the Mahdi Army) from developing into a state within a state, as Hezbollah has done in Lebanon, will be a priority."

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/5240808.stm

Those that supported Bush's drive toward war in Iraq, should be very pleased with the consequences to the US, the UK, and Israel of their folly.

Why do we listen to them when they advocate war against Iran and Syria?
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Virginia Dare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:23 AM
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8. Yes, and it will probably snow this winter too....n/t
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Eurobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:28 AM
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9. It's been in a state of civil war for some time
What flippin' genius just figured this out?
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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:53 AM
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10. k & r
for the truth
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:42 AM
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11. k&r for ambassadors that speak the truth
hoping they might get heard someday before situations deteriorate so much
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Marie26 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:45 AM
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12. Iraq will be like Lebanon.
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 11:46 AM by Marie26
Trapped in a 15-year civil war between all the different ethnic & religious factions. And it will be our fault.
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Patiod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 12:25 PM
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13. No! Say it aint so!! Who could have predicted this!!!???
Next youre going to be telling me the levies might break in New Orleans!!!!!!
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keta11 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 04:31 PM
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14. The sad part of this whole situation is -

Iraq will be a mess 5,10,15 years out as a consequence of the 2003 invasion, and the Republican propaganda machine will blame the Democratic? incumbent president for mismanaging Eye-raq. And the ass-clown former president who launched the war for vanity will be making money on the speaking circuit with not a thought about Iraq to trouble his beautiful mind.

Bush to reporter in the year 2010 - "Iraq? What is that?

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