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    Posted January 5, 2014 by
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    Iraq on the verge of civil war


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    Miaad A Hassan
    Haitham Al-Mayahi

    Iraq on the verge of civil war

    While some of us waiting anxiously for the upcoming Iraqi Election of 2014, it is likely to be another bloody year for Iraq and Iraqis, as the violence exacerbates more than ever before, now powered by ISIS a.k.a DAESH (the virtual Islamic state Syria and Iraq)--also involved in the fight against the Syrian Government with the goal of overthrowing President Bashar al-Assad.

    It is reported that 20-30 person is being killed on a daily basis in the country, which is rapidly declining Iraq into an open theater for civil war. Watching the activity of DAESH while capturing the Fallujah now, and how they have been able to transform the city into armed groups caring al-Qaeda's flag, is a dangerous sign that the country is growing out of control.

    With a weak Iraqi government, and untrained Iraqi forces, it should be expected that DAESH will soon expand its operations in other cities of Iraq and cause regional disaster. Needles to say that they are able to manipulate the political and financial system in the areas they capture to provide support for their operations.

    Without a tangible support from the US government to counter terrorism outside its borders, Iraq will fail as a country. The US government should act quickly to rid Iraqis from the remnant of 2003 Iraqi war, for the sake of the good people and those who held faith in the intentions behind invading the country in 2003.
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