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Gen. Hayden: The State of Iraq Is Gone
« on: June 19, 2014, 12:05:52 PM »
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Re: Gen. Hayden: The State of Iraq Is Gone
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2014, 01:17:58 PM »
So Biden was right after all? It makes sense, because many of the borders in the Arab middle east were largely post WWI and arbitrary lines which seemed good at the time.

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Re: Gen. Hayden: The State of Iraq Is Gone
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2014, 02:35:04 PM »
Biden was correct in the same way that a stopped clock is correct twice a day (or once if it's a 24-hour clock).  The artificiality of the current borders as well as the likelihood that some of those states will dissolve has been discussed for decades.  At any rate, even if Iraq's borders had formed organically, it's still being torn apart into (at least) three separate states.  Yugoslavia was not nearly as artificial as Iraq and yet it, too, broke apart because of long-simmering ethnic differences.


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