Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Interesting Iraq scenario

Interesting Iraq scenario

ISIS ⇒ Anbar ⇒ Karbala = Samarra ⇒ Sunni-Shia WW2

PS

I wouldn't bet my house on it though


# Global Post
The battle for Anbar could shape the future of Iraq () {

By = Susannah George
Date = October 25, 2014

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“From the first day that ISIS was appearing we were warning the government. We said all of Iraq is in danger and if Anbar falls, the rest of the country will follow,” he says.

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Ali says beyond the province’s symbolic value, there will be dramatic strategic consequences if Anbar falls out of government control. One of those consequences will be that Islamic State militants will be better positioned to launch attacks on Shia holy sites in Karbala. One such devastating attack, Ali argues, could spark an all out civil war in a manner similar to how the 2006 al-Askari Mosque bombing in Samarra unleashed a torrent of sectarian violence.

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Source = http://t.co/hSx8yolcS6 }