Ralph Peters On Coming Religious War In Iraq

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    http://www.nypost.com/postopinion/opedcolumnists/back_to_baghdad_opedcolumnists_ralph_peters.htm
     
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    We should of just divided the country into 3 different countries from the start. These assinine borders where made up by the Brits decades ago. At least let the Kurds be their own country, they like us and have oil. Democracy cannot work if the citizens don't believe in it, so the Sunnis and Shia can kill themselves for all I care.
     
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    The "peaceful" Kurds are already in Turkeys' and Irans' crosshairs.
     
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    Yep. Divide the country up and get out. Or just get out. Democracy only works when people are close enough culturally and do not have a deathwish for their opposition party.

    The only way to keep this violence under control would be to be as repressive as saddam. We just need to somehow keep a watch on their missile and nuke technology and blow it up when it gets too advanced. Oh. and stop immigration from these countries. They're freaks.
     
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    The KRG rules on a territory large as 80.000 Km2.

    Due to Saddam-policy to this region (no investment and oil exploring) in this territory the oil boom just begins there.
    Anyway, it is being estimated that KRG-Territory has about 3 Billion Barrels Oil reserves. This is differingof the gravity of the oil a equivalent sum of 400-550 Mio Tonnes of Oil.

    This is just a waterdrop in a growing fire (demand). For example, Iraq is being estimated to have over 120 billion Barrels of Oil.

    The North-East Iraqi region which the Kurdish KRG rules, has no industry. Majority of income is agriculture.

    This is no Propaganda of me, it is from the Kurds theirselves. Look at the source
    http://www.kurdistancorporation.com/docs/IKBI04_pp12-30.pdf

    Kurdistancorporation
    official investment site for Iraqi-Kurdistan


    From this document it reads:


    So Kurds are dependent on the Kirkuk issue, as there is the most oil in Norther-Iraq. But Kirkuk is outside of Kurdish KRG-rule. Besides Oil wealth in Kirkuk, Kirkuk has petrochemical industries, cement plants and other big factories which will ensure Kurds wealth and pensure them a possible spring board to independence.

    The Kirkuk issue will decide much what is going to be with Kurds in future.
     
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    More on the war of religions and warning of Islamic military model:


    http://www.nypost.com/postopinion/opedcolumnists/target__hezbollah_opedcolumnists_ralph_peters.htm
     

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