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Generational Country Study: Iraq
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Online reference information
CIA Fact Book: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/iz.html
US State Dept.: http://www.state.gov/p/nea/ci/c3212.htm
BBC Country Profile: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/country_profiles/791014.stm
Library of Congress: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/iqtoc.html
Google news: http://news.google.com/news?q=Iraq
Google books: http://books.google.com/books?q=Iraq
Free Google books: http://books.google.com/books?as_brr=1&q=Iraq
Generational Crisis Wars
-- Iraq: Dissolution of the Ottoman Empire + Great Iraqi Revolution-- 1908-1920
-- Iraq: Iran-Iraq War -- 1980-1988
-- How inflammatory was President Bush's speech to Israel's Knesset?:
The speech may have touched some nerves among the Palestinians, and changed American policy.
-- China and Taiwan: Understanding two different war paradigms:
None of Obama, Clinton or McCain have any idea of this.
-- The new Iraqi "civil war" fizzles out, as expected:
Radical Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr called for a cease-fire on Sunday,
-- Turkey invades PKK Kurd region of northern Iraq:
Iraq is unfazed, and al-Sadr extends his cease-fire for six months.
-- The Iraq war may be related to the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.:
On the first anniversary of the successful "surge" strategy,
-- Egypt's failure to close the Gaza border further destabilizes the region.:
Changing events brings Israelis, Palestinians and Egyptians into further confrontation and conflict.
-- Anxious Americans become euphoric over Barack Obama:
This kind of euphoria has occurred twice before recently.
-- Pakistanis are increasingly joining forces with al-Qaeda:
The contrast with the Iraq war and al-Qaeda in Iraq is instructive.
-- Pakistan on high alert after massive terrorist bomb kills 50 worshippers:
Al-Qaeda and Taliban terrorists from Pakistan's Tribal Regions
-- Tony Blair compares the Mideast peace process to the Northern Ireland peace process:
Generational Dynamics illuminates when such historical comparisons are valid and when they are not.
-- Antiwar Democrats are freaking out over Bush's Vietnam - Iraq war comparison.:
The same people who have been comparing Iraq to Vietnam for years
-- Iraq: Suicide bombers interrupt celebrations in Baghdad over soccer win:
Iraq's stunning 4-3 soccer victory over South Korea in the Asia Cup semi-final
-- The al-Askariya Shrine in Samarra, Iraq, is bombed again:
Last year's bombing triggered months of vicious sectarian violence in Baghdad,
-- NY Times columnist Thomas Friedman shows ignorance and evasiveness about al-Qaeda in Iraq:
In an interview that appeared on CNN on Sunday,
-- Senator Ted Kennedy compares Iraq war to Vietnam War.:
In a speech demanding total withdrawal from Iraq,
-- Debate over civil war in Iraq rages over semantics:
An actual crisis civil war in Iraq is impossible, but it's now embroiled in the November elections,
-- Journalists have a 'civil war in Iraq' orgy over the weekend:
It's hard to remember when news shows had so much sheer non-stop nonsense
-- I just heard on CNN International: "The threat of civil war in Iraq is over.":
Surprise! Surprise! The press corps was 100% wrong, and I was right.
-- Fear of Iraqi civil war nears hysteria:
But there is NO CHANCE WHATSOEVER of a civil war.
-- Bird flu spreads through Northern Iraq, with 162 suspected human cases:
After first denying that bird flu was involved, WHO now says that a teen girl died of bird flu last month.
-- Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is very dangerous, but he's looking increasingly pathetic:
It was just two weeks ago when he claimed credit for the weather,
-- Israel withdraws from Gaza amid hopes for peace and fears of instability:
Here's what you should watch for in the weeks ahead.
Other online references
Canadian Country Profile:
UN Humanitarian Profile: http://www.irinnews.org/ME-Country.aspx?Country=IQ
National Geographic Music Profile: http://worldmusic.nationalgeographic.com/worldmusic/view/page.basic/country/content.country/iraq_635
Kidon Media Link: http://www.kidon.com/media-link/iq.php
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