US Withdrawal Iraq Reactions




 
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January 4th, 2012  
RickPerry
 

Topic: US Withdrawal Iraq Reactions


Hi, I am looking for reactions to the US pullout of Iraq from officials from Japan, South Korea and India. I have not been able to find anything. Please let me know what you think about the pullout too.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Withdra...oops_from_Iraq
January 5th, 2012  
I3BrigPvSk
 
 
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Originally Posted by RickPerry
Hi, I am looking for reactions to the US pullout of Iraq from officials from Japan, South Korea and India. I have not been able to find anything. Please let me know what you think about the pullout too.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Withdra...oops_from_Iraq


The withdrawal of US forces may increase the Iranian influence in Iraq. The major American goal was not to reduce the Iran's influence, rather to build up a democratic state in Iraq to reduce the presence of extremists and the Iranian influence. They may have left to early and they left the door open. The US had also domestic economic reasons to leave as well.

http://csis.org/publication/real-out...mpetition-iraq
January 5th, 2012  
VDKMS
 
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Originally Posted by Ghostrider
The withdrawal of US forces may increase the Iranian influence in Iraq. The major American goal was not to reduce the Iran's influence, rather to build up a democratic state in Iraq to reduce the presence of extremists and the Iranian influence. They may have left to early and they leaved the door open. The US had also domestic economic reasons to leave as well.

http://csis.org/publication/real-out...mpetition-iraq
They wanted to stay longer but they couldn't get the right conditions from the Iraquis. I'm afraid it is going to get ugly there.
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January 5th, 2012  
I3BrigPvSk
 
 
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Originally Posted by VDKMS
They wanted to stay longer but they couldn't get the right conditions from the Iraquis. I'm afraid it is going to get ugly there.
You think it will turn into something similar as Lebanon during the 1980s?
January 6th, 2012  
lolwhassup
 
 
I was thinking it would just go full blow civil war with Sunnis v Shi'ites and the Kurds stuck in between them.
January 6th, 2012  
VDKMS
 
I think the Kurds will support the sunnis. They gave refuge to Vice-President Tariq al-Hashemi, a sunni. Sunni Anbar province wants to be more independent and when civil war starts they might go for total independence and the kurds propably will follow and will try to seize the oil fields.

Question is, what will Iran do? Will they send "peacekeepers" to save Maliki's government, or wil they jusy send money, arms and fighters to the militias?

Do not forget that Iran is losing Syria, so Iraq can come in handy. On the other hand Saudi Arabia might also be eager to "re-sunni" Iraq and will surely help the sunnis.

And the US? It's election year so Obama might be more agressive.

Anyway, 2012 will give us the answer.
January 6th, 2012  
I3BrigPvSk
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by VDKMS
I think the Kurds will support the sunnis. They gave refuge to Vice-President Tariq al-Hashemi, a sunni. Sunni Anbar province wants to be more independent and when civil war starts they might go for total independence and the kurds propably will follow and will try to seize the oil fields.

Question is, what will Iran do? Will they send "peacekeepers" to save Maliki's government, or wil they jusy send money, arms and fighters to the militias?

Do not forget that Iran is losing Syria, so Iraq can come in handy. On the other hand Saudi Arabia might also be eager to "re-sunni" Iraq and will surely help the sunnis.

And the US? It's election year so Obama might be more agressive.

Anyway, 2012 will give us the answer.
I believe Iran will support financially and with arms, but not take part in an intra state war in Iraq, similar as they finance and support Hezbollah in Lebanon. How the US will react, you may be right. If the US is more willing to show force, due to the election and the Iranians are more aggressive as a reaction to the threat of sanctions. The Hormuz strait activity may be only harsh rhetoric or something real.
 


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