Jon M
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Jon M asked in Politics & GovernmentMilitary · 1 decade ago

So apparently Iraq's Economy is surprisingly strong. What do you all think?

According to a Newsweek Article, on, Iraq's Economy is doing extremely well, despite the ongoing sectarian struggles. Do you think if the upward economy continues to grow, as it has, that there is some chance for reconciliation in the country, some chance for peace? Can a vastly improved economy help end the Sectarian violence? Will it even be reported that there are positive things happening in Iraq?

Update 2:

The Article Particularly mentions:

Cell Phone Industry

Real Estate



7 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    The problem is that the Iraqi economy is strong in 80% of the country. However the Sunni areas (where the bulk of the fighting occurs) has not benefited from the economic boom.

    And since the Sunni areas are the ones near Baghdad - these will be the only places you hear about.

  • 1 decade ago

    I think a strong economy independent of oil will be the key to Iraqs success. Also, reconciliation will basically have to happen at the end of a gun barrel. That is why it is key for the Iraqi government to get their act together and work to end the sectarian violence. Even though this may not sound PC, the Iraqi government may have to rule the country with an iron fist for a while until those that are committing the violence are executed or locked up. Fairness based on rule of law seems to be interpreted as weakness. A strong economy should be used by the government to give it more strength and to weaken the outside influence.... Iran, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Syria.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

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  • Peace
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    I strongly disagree with this article the economy in Iraqi is way bad than it used to be (before the American invasion).

    Cell phone industry?

    Cell-phone use was prohibited Use a cell phone and you die plus there wasn't any connections;

    Real estate?

    60% of Iraqis don't even own a home....


    Yeah, constructing the concrete barricades and re-constructing the sidewalks that the American tanks destroy.....


    What are the Iraqis buying in the dozens if most of then don't even have a job.....

    Look, if I didn't have relatives in Iraq that would tell me exactly what was happening in Iraq I would probably(like you) believe in this article too.....

    Don't believe in everything the media says.....

    Source(s): IRAQI
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  • 1 decade ago

    Well, I guess we should remember that there are parts of Iraq that are quiet. However I don't know if an improving economy will necessarily lead to reconciliation. It may just mean a better-financed civil war.

  • 1 decade ago

    I think that sucess does not sell newspapers, and does not get television ratings.We will never hear of the positive things we are doing in Iraq, because the media does not make money reporting about such things.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    A good economy may just mean that some elite are finnally getting the oil fields pumping. I don't know if commerce in general has picked up although this is the first I've heard of a good economy.

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