The Battle for Baghdad

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by skunk, Mar 24, 2006.

  1. skunk macrumors G4

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    http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/article353501.ece

    Good job, George.
     
  2. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    In fairness, it hasn't happened -- yet. If the Iraqi military "collapses," a lot in the outcome depends on how it happens. Mass desertions? Or do the units divide along ethic lines and take their arms with them? If the latter, you've got a classic shooting civil war.

    The Lebanon analogy is of limited value, I believe. The sides in the Lebanese civil war were essentially fighting a proxy war on behalf of Israel and Syria.
     
  3. skunk thread starter macrumors G4

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    Whereas in Iraq the sides are fighting a proxy war on behalf of different successors to the Prophet...
     
  4. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    You're not seeing my point?
     
  5. skunk thread starter macrumors G4

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    Well, yes, but I've shifted into Irony Mode. It's the only defence when watching a train crash.
     
  6. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    ...especially if the train isn't made of iron...
     

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