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Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by skunk, Mar 24, 2006.
Good job, George.
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.
Whereas in Iraq the sides are fighting a proxy war on behalf of different successors to the Prophet...
You're not seeing my point?
Well, yes, but I've shifted into Irony Mode. It's the only defence when watching a train crash.
...especially if the train isn't made of iron...