Chi Guy asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 decade ago

What is your view on the following information concerning the future Iraq/Iran security alliance?

Update:

RECENT IRAQ HISTORY:

Saddam Hussein was Sunni. Sunni Arabs make up some 15 percent to 20 percent of Iraq's population, but they dominated the country's government and economy throughout the 20th century. If the new Iraq is a representative democracy--as is planned--power will shift to the Shiites, who comprise 60 percent of Iraqis.

==> In 1980, the Saddam Hussein government sentenced al-Maliki to death. Thereafter he lived in exile, first in Iran and later in Syria.

Shiite Muslim, Al-Maliki is the current Prime Minister of Iraq and the secretary-general of the Islamic Dawa Party. Al-Maliki and his government succeeded the Iraqi Transitional Government. His 37-member Cabinet was approved by the National Assembly and sworn in on May 20, 2006.

Update 2:

USA TODAY

===> TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The visit to Iran by Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki reflected the complex relationship between mostly Shiite Iran and Iraq's government, dominated by Shiite allies of Tehran. Ties have grown stronger between the two, including new oil cooperation.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2006-09-12-iraq...

Update 3:

acyberwi (below) from the linked article (above):

==> "This trip will strengthen bilateral relations. Iran and Iraq, as two brotherly neighbors, will stand by each other and unwanted guests (U.S.-led coalition forces) will leave the region," he said.

==> Al-Maliki described the talks as "very constructive" and called Iran "a very important country, a good friend and brother."

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I think it makes a lot of sense.

    Both nations have a lot to gain by having a stable border, or at least a non-aggressive relation with their neighbor.

    Iran gets assurances that Iraq will not be used as a base of operations, and a greater opportunity to have favorable policies carried out in Iraq.

    Iraq gets time to take care of its own internal affairs without the fear of an Iranian invasion.

    Both countries lost thousands of men in the Iran-Iraq war. It makes sense that both nations would want to put this behind them.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The USA were behind elections in Iraq and the results are exactly as logic dictates they should be, Shiites put in control, so unbelievably, the elections seem to have been fair representative elections of the voters. Certainly better than we are getting in the USA. If fair elections were to take place in Saudi Arabia, Sunni will dominate since Sunni dominate the population. The problem is the success our media is having with their propaganda. We were told the USA was going to Iraq to get rid of Saddam Hussein which is Sunni communi$t and now the US people are against Shiite Iran which makes no sense. If this entire scam was about spreading democracy Iran and the USA would be on the same side. Since it is about stealing oil and getting the price of oil up, the enemy becomes whoever the USA can manipulate to fight us and unfortunately the American people haven't been told and do not understand the difference between Sunni and Shiite. Many Americans think our government is keeping us informed and telling us the truth and they are not.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Chi-

    Quit revealing the truth, the neonuts will never buy it. All they know is what Rush and Hannity talk about every day. And neither Rush nor Hannity will touch this subject with a 20 foot pole because the results are so frigging sad.

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  • 1 decade ago

    You said nothing at all about a security alliance.

    What does any of that have to do with an "alliance" with Iran? It was al-Malaki that urged Bush to raise concerns about Iran to the UN... which lead to now 4 UNSC resolutions against Iran.

    Where is this "alliance" you speak of?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yay allies

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  • 1 decade ago

    It's time for Bush to call back the American armies.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    What does the article have to do with your question?

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  • 1 decade ago

    This too shall pass.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I think it's the reason why gas is so expensive.

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