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eppur_se_muova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-16-07 09:25 PM
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War-torn Iraq 'facing collapse' (BBC) {Chatham House report}
Iraq faces the distinct possibility of collapse and fragmentation, British foreign policy think tank Chatham House has warned.

The report says the Iraqi government is now largely powerless and irrelevant in many parts of the country.

It says there is not one war but many local civil wars, and urges a major change in US and British strategy.

The UK Foreign Office stated that security conditions, although "grim" in places, varied across Iraq.

"Most insurgent attacks remain concentrated in just four of Iraq's 18 provinces, containing less than 42% of the population," a Foreign Office spokesman told PA news agency.
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more: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/6663935.stm
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-16-07 09:28 PM
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1. 'less than 42% of the population"
so it does effect 41.6%?

4 in 10?

2 out of 5 Iraqis live in chaos and violence.

well, that certainly makes me feel better :sarcasm:
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-16-07 09:32 PM
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2. But remember * the Chimperor said if the US can get the level
of violence accepted by the Iraqi people (or some stupid shit like that)then our troops might be able to leave..
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wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-16-07 10:04 PM
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3. "distinct possibility?" How about, is now collapsing and fragmenting?
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-16-07 10:22 PM
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4. Yeah, how about "face down in collapse"?
Who is more irrelevant: Karzai in Kabul or the so-called government in Baghdad?
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