PROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4 Posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1162 times:
Something I've not been able to figure out amid all the turmoil in Iraq is what the ultimate goals of the insurgents really are. In the short term, of course, they want to expel the Coalition forces - but what comes next? Keep in mind that the insurgency is comprised largely of Sunni Muslims, a minority in the country. Any Sunnis who consider the issue should realize that their chances of controlling the entire country once again, as in the days of Saddam, are nonexistent. The Kurds and the Shiites are newly empowered, with a majority of the new government. They considerably outnumber the Sunnis, and the Shiites probably can count on help from Iran if things get really bad. Partition of the country may be a possibility, but surely the Sunnis realize that should that occur, their territory will have little oil wealth. I'm left with the conclusion that at least some of the insurgents basically want to stir up trouble for trouble's sake.
"Let me think about it" = the coward's way of saying "no"
MaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 18396 posts, RR: 46
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1154 times:
Sunnis want civil war so they can get another change to rule the country again. Problem is, they offer no incentive whatsoever to jump on their bandwagon other than death, torture, and a brutal regime. They will not win. They may succeed at starting a civil war but the only thing I could see happening there is a massive annihilation of the Sunni Muslim population, and if that happens, who is going to care?