Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

U.K. Official: Iraq Likely To Split Up

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (01/01/06 through 01/22/2007) Donate to DU
 
oberliner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:01 PM
Original message
U.K. Official: Iraq Likely To Split Up
Do folks think that Iraq will literally end up splitting, a la Yugoslavia?

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/08/03/iraq/main1861...

(CBS/AP) A confidential report from Britain's outgoing ambassador to Iraq has warned that the country is sliding toward civil war and is likely to divide eventually along ethnic lines, according to a British news report Thursday.

The parting assessment from Ambassador William Patey, who left his diplomatic post in Baghdad last week, came in a memo to top British officials, including Prime Minister Tony Blair and military commanders.

"The prospect of a low-intensity civil war and a de facto division of Iraq is probably more likely at this stage than a successful and substantial transition to a stable democracy," the BBC quoted Patey's memo as saying.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
Jara sang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:03 PM
Response to Original message
1. The US will carve out a zone and occupy it forever.
Like Korea.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:04 PM
Response to Reply #1
2. Yes the zone where the oil is at n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
LuckyChoice Donating Member (31 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:08 PM
Response to Reply #2
4. Democracy was never the goal n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
theoldman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:08 PM
Response to Original message
3. They are already in a civil war.
In our civil war we had a line between North and South. In Iraq the line runs all over the place.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Nikki Stone 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:09 PM
Response to Original message
5. Sounds like this was the goal: divide and conquer
Just have no idea what to say about it.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Fri Apr 18th 2014, 08:48 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (01/01/06 through 01/22/2007) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC