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Baghdad was sacked by the mongols in 1258.

So, honestly, the strife in the area can be traced back to that invasion.

It goes back at least 5,000 years.

The people there have behaved essentially the exact same way for all that time.

Only the names have changed.

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What we are seeing now is the beginning of the maelstrom that will engulf the entire Middle East.
If ISIS wins and declares its "caliphate" them bastards will still have in-fighting and we still have the eternal grudge between Sunni and Shia so there will never be peace. So this bloodshed will not
end during our lifetimes.
And if US hadn't invaded the country in 2003, WE would STILL have this situation one way or the other. It is inevitable. I feel sorry for all loss of life for a conflict that would have happened sooner or later.
If Saddam had still been in power he would have used wmd's, like
when he gassed the Kurds and others.
The whole situation is what to expect. It's in their nature. There will be no peace.
No, the situation we'd have is saddam would be the one that contained the real monster for 30 years..... The real monster is radical Islam funded by iraq's oil fields.
If these nuts take over, we'll wish that saddam was still around to gas their zealot asses.

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Well, one side used to get away with murdering the other and now they don't get to get away with it.

I had higher hopes for Iraq than I did Afghanistan, but to be honest, it doesn't matter what anyone does, these idiots will always be at war with one another.

When everything is so deeply rooted in each religion saying the other one is filth and should die, no one wins.
The question is what was gained through the whole war? Seems to me that it's inevitable that this will end in a Islamic based government, either Sunni or Shia, and someone is gonna wind up fucked either way.
Saddam wasn't ideal, but he wasn't a religious zealot either. He was the cork in the bottle.

So much for freedom and democracy. It's completely lost on cultures that don't value it.

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democracy always lost anyways, look at the great empires, none of them lasted forever, it is only a matter of time before it all collapses. I am always preparing when everybody will depend on themselves.

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There's something about it on BBC news. I can't save the video so if you're not in the UK I don't think you'll be able to watch it. Fucking Tony Blair sticking his unwanted fucking nose in again, claiming that the invasion of Iraq didn't cause the crisis, but because we were there we now have to intervene again.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-27858692

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democracy always lost anyways, look at the great empires, none of them lasted forever, it is only a matter of time before it all collapses. I am always preparing when everybody will depend on themselves.
Stocked up on tinned meats in the basement?

Lol seriously though if you're preparing for the collapse of civilisation, invest in a water filter. Water is the new oil.

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There's something about it on BBC news. I can't save the video so if you're not in the UK I don't think you'll be able to watch it. Fucking Tony Blair sticking his unwanted fucking nose in again, claiming that the invasion of Iraq didn't cause the crisis, but because we were there we now have to intervene again.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-27858692
It absolutely caused they crisis. This is why the UN didn't finish off saddam in the first gulf war, they knew that whoever replaced him could be far more of a threat. I think they call it the Powell doctrine, which is basically if you break a nation you are responsible for fixing it.

I read that Iran has military units in Iraq fighting the insurgents, and the Kurds are holding their ground as well. This could very easily turn into a regional conflict, everybody in that area has a stake in the outcome.
This could go very, very shitty.

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Any updates?

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Any updates?
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ISIS claimed to have executed 1,700 Iraqi government soldiers, published photos on Twitter (thread here)
ISIS Militants in Iraq Conduct Mass Execution

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Not one nation or empire has ever successfully invaded Afghanistan or Iraq. Many have tried and failed. This is only history repeating itself.
Iraq has been invaded successfully several times, beginning around the time of the 15th Century. By the Safavid dynasty of Iran, by the Ottoman Empire, and more recently, by the British Army, who took Baghdad in 1917 after 2 years of fighting for ground in what was then known as Mesopotamia. Going further back in history, we see the Roman Emperor Trajan had also conquered Iraq, he himself laid down the borders of Mesopotamia.

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