Tension rise as Iraq seeks Sunni VP arrest

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  1. Crabtownboy

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    I surely hope I am wrong, but the following looks suspiciously like the first step in what I predicted would happen in Iraq the day we invaded the country. My prediction was a descent into chaos, blood ending in a dictator taking over as soon as we pulled out of Iraq. History may well be repeating itself.


    Let us pray I am wrong.

     
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    Obvioulsy it is the fault of the U.S. because as anyone can attest Iraq has a long history as a peacful democracy. :laugh:
     
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    Can you link to that prediction ? I would like to study it.
     
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    It was not a link. It was my opinion. I am not an expert on the Mid-East, but I know enough history to know there has never been any government other than some form of dictatorship or control our outside that kept peace, if we can call it that, in Iraq. It appeaers responses in the archive go back no further than July 2011. I do not believe the topic has been discussed since July, so I doubt any links to my postings on this topic can be found.

    Also the Sunni and Shite have been killing each other since shortly after Mohammad's death. I saw no reason that this would change and they would begin living peacefully together.

    As far as I know there has never been a peaceful period other than when there was a strong man or dynasty or a foreign power in control keeping everyone in line. I saw no reason to see how or why that would change when we pulled out, be it in ten years or a hundred years.

    These were my primary reasons for being against the war. In the long run I saw no reason why the basic problems, conflicts and blood-letting would not continue once we were not there.

    I really hope that I someday in the future I can say, "I was wrong."
     
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    So you can't prove you made that prediction. That's too bad.

    Probably just a little self-congratulating, eh ?
     
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    I expect you remember that I posted in the past that I thought it a huge mistake to go into Iraq. Received a lot of flack from some for that stance.

    No. In fact I feel it is sad :tear: that I may be correct. I really hope I am wrong. I would love to be able in the future to say that I was wrong.
     
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    History must not be your strong suite. Iraq has long been in chaos before we ever went in to Iraq after it slaughtered it sown people regularly and invaded another sovereign country. The far lefts attempt to revise the history on Iraq and try to paint things as if Iraq was a peaceful country and the US unilaterally invaded to steal their oil lacks any sense of reality.
     
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    I believe you need to read my posts more carefully. That is what I said. Historically Iraq has been chaos except for those times it was controlled by a strong dictator or a strong outside force.
    Read post #4 again, s-l-o-w-l-y. :thumbsup:
     
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    There is no "exception". Please read what I said. Chaos is chaos in different forms. Even with Saddam it was in Chaos as he slaughtered his own people and invaded a sovereign nation.
     
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    I don't remember that. We went into Iraq long before you showed up, here.

    Perhaps it isn't your stance, but the way you talk to people about it. I don't get any flack at all for being against the Bush-Clinton-Bush-Obama foreign policy.
     
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    When you disagree based on truth and merit of the issues it works out well.
     

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