Monday, October 17, 2005

Adoption of Weak Federal Constitution in Iraq likely to spawn violence throughout Middle East

The weakness of the new Iraqi federalism may lead to divisions that could well fracture other nations in the area is the contention of Guardian piece.

Kurds forming their own nation, Iraqi Sunnis joining with Syria, and Shia working in concert at least with their powerful neighbors in Iraq. its expanding - and unplanned - ramifications, [the division of Iraq] could well become comparable to scale of [the redivision of the Middle East brought about by the 1916 Sykes-Picot agreement]. After all, its chief architects, the Bush administration's pro-Israeli, neoconservative hawks, with their grandiose ideas of "creative chaos" and "regime change", always saw Iraq as the springboard of an enterprise that had to be regionwide to succeed.

Article notes that the resultant division of the area, may end up in more natural alliances yet still (according to my interpretation of the article) scares the bejeezus out of "Arab pundits and politicians".

I can understand why. All that redivision that we watch so sanguinely from afar takes place mostly over mounds of bodies of their fellow countrymen and possibly their own.

The carve-up of Iraq will spawn a redivision of the Middle East


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