Thursday, December 22, 2005

Update on the Iraqi election...

Apparently, the results of the Iraqi election seem to have deepened the fissures in the country rather than strenthened them, as the big winners appear to be the Kurds and the Shiite religious parties like United Iraqi Alliance. There has been widespread unrest from secular and Sunni parties.ABC News: Iraq Sunni, Shiite Groups Threaten Boycott

Interestingly enough, a number of bloggers on the scene like Omar and Mohammed at Iraq The Model have speculated that this was a `Kirkuk for Baghdad deal' between the Kurds and religious Shiites IRAQ THE MODEL Could very well be. As I've said, I put the odds of Iraq remaining one country at no more than 50-50.

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